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12-16-2013 01:29 AM

Breakthrough... - 19 replies

I have been dinking around with woodworking for about six years and seriously dinking around with woodworking for about three. It has taken me this long to come to the realization that what I’ve been hearing about using decent saws is true. Everything I read and all the videos I watch talk about how the saw is supposed to help you make t...

12-03-2013 09:30 AM

Where's Horizontal? - 19 replies

Should we put out an APB?

11-23-2013 10:42 PM

My Italian Box - Part 1 - 7 replies

A lot of you guys salvage all kinds of wood and reuse it to build some very nice projects. My wife and I are having the countertops in our kitchen replaced with granite. When at the “granite store” I saw this box that had a few pieces of Italian tile in it. Asked the salesman if I could have it and he said yes. I’m guessing...

11-22-2013 03:09 AM

Baddest Bikker Conttest... - 9 replies

Entry 1 Entry 2 Entry 3 Entry 4 Vote for the meanest, baddest lookin’ dude. All entries must be in by midnight tonight. If you think you are badder lookin’ then submit the pic.

11-21-2013 07:42 PM

Worthless Tools - 23 replies

We’ve all done it. Bought or acquired tools that we thought we needed but turned out to be worthless. Show us your worthless tools. Here’s an example…

11-15-2013 06:27 PM

Good idea - 8 replies

11-15-2013 06:46 AM

Marking Knife - 7 replies

I sharpen my knife by running the back against 400 grit sandpaper. I do not touch the beveled side. It seems to work good and comes out sharp…What method do the rest of you use?

11-14-2013 07:23 PM

Precision - Woodworkers vs Electricians - 40 replies

Let me start out by saying if there are any electricians in the audience that are also woodworkers please take this critique with an open mind. I just finished replacing three light switches with timers and here are my comments:1. Breaker panels leave a lot of room for improvement when it comes to labeling.2. Wall outlet boxes sit cockeyed,...

11-08-2013 09:10 PM

Photography Studio - 28 replies

I just read a post by Todd Clippinger from about six years ago on how he sets up his photo shoots when taking pictures of his furniture. Pretty nice. I got to thinking about the projects I’ve seen on LJ’s. Background for the project pictures range from the driveway to some pretty elaborate background setups. I think some of you a...

10-22-2013 12:18 AM

Game cancelled... - 31 replies

The game goes like this. Finish the sentence, “Before I started woodworking…”. Examples:Before I started woodworking I didn’t realize how huge 1/16” was.Before I started woodworking I didn’t realize the price of exotic wood was the price of a tool. Now you.

10-21-2013 09:41 PM

Tablesaw fence/Router fence combo - 1 reply

As you can see I have my router table mounted to my tablesaw. It would be great if I could use my tablesaw fence (sometimes I do) as my router table fence, which would also include dust collection. A router spits out a lot of saw dust and I would like my tablesaw fence to have an opening that I could open and attach a hose to when routing. A ...

10-21-2013 01:02 AM

String Inlay - 10 replies

I really like string inlay and I build it into most of the boxes I make. Sometimes I’ll need just a piece of inlay and I’m too lazy to get out the jig I use to cut thin strips. As an example the box I’m currently building I only needed a couple of pieces to finish the job. I’ve marked a line on my throat plate th...

10-16-2013 12:35 AM

Basswood - 12 replies

Last time I was at the lumberyard I noticed a very white (light cream) piece of basswood. Normally I order small amounts of hollywood for my inlay. Holly is the whitest wood I have found. However, the basswood I bought comes pretty close. Close enough to use it in place of holly which is fairly expense. About the only thing I can use bass...

10-07-2013 12:14 AM

Question for the hobbyists.. - 28 replies

All you guys that do woodworking for a living have a jointer and planer, at least I think you do. For you hobbyists out there I have a question. When preparing for a project do you mill and prepare your lumber, count on s4s from the big box stores or just go with what you have and hope for the best? In the beginning I found it extremely diffi...

10-06-2013 12:16 AM

Need some explanation - 4 replies The above video shows a person with a left tilt saw using the right side of his fence for rips. Why would someone do that? He does use a sled for his miter cuts. Is this common?

09-28-2013 11:49 PM

The Jesus says... - 196 replies

Religion is to science as a moron is to intelligence.

09-26-2013 04:35 PM

Start New Topic - 64 replies

I am at a loss for a new topic. Help me select a topic. If I select your idea I will shout out an attaboy (or attagirl) to you and your favorite charity. Let’s get started. Do not forget religion and politics are outlawed. Sex is OK. BTW, I am really tired of hearing how you are all great drivers and everyone else is a crap driver. Do the ...

09-25-2013 05:50 PM

Very cool. A Lumberjocks first. Next challenge,please. - 18 replies

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09-22-2013 05:34 PM

Exotic wood storage... - 9 replies

I keep all my cutoffs of expensive wood in a box (old drawer) that I may use for inlays and various other things. I keep it on the bottom shelf of my workbench and lift it out whenever I need it. I had some slides I recovered that were sitting doing nothing so I put them to work. Now I just pull out the box whenever I need a small piece of wood....

09-21-2013 05:36 PM

Pet Peeves - 114 replies

Just posted this on Mike1950’s thread but started thinking you guys also have pet peeves that would be interesting to hear about. I have been trying to get my 90 year old mom to use a bank card or credit card in checkout lines for years. Still have not convinced her. Mike, I truly hope, wish and even pray that you are not one of those p...

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