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01-27-2014 05:44 PM

My response to another LJ... - 34 replies

Let me start out by saying 2014 will be different, at least for me it will. Thusly, I changed my signature so you could better understand my meaning. 2014 can be whatever you want it to be. I hope yours is great. 1. There is only one thing in life that I feel we truly own and control and that is our life…our living, breathing existence...

01-23-2014 08:51 PM

Please notice... - 19 replies

that I am in the correct forum for this post. Anyway, I wonder what happened to JustJoe? Have not heard from him lately and he is a pretty prolific (abundant, copius, bountiful, fertile) poster. Is it something one of you guys said? Shame on the culprit (miscreant, wrongdoer, offender). You may also be wondering why I threw similar words (syn...

01-21-2014 07:38 PM

What should I buy? - 56 replies

I am thinking of buying a dog to live under a tablesaw in a small house I will build. What is best for what I want to do? Thanks in advance for all your kind replies.

01-16-2014 07:45 PM

qa723, 1523, d836 - 22 replies

Not sure which one to buy. One is cheap, one is moderately priced and one is pretty expensive for its age. On the other hand if I multiply the cost of the qa723 by the age of the d836 the 1523 is looking like the value purchase. What would you guys do?

01-13-2014 06:57 PM

Philosophically speaking... - 138 replies

I sometimes wonder about the mental level of Americans. When a show like The Walking Dead is in the top ratings and a thought provoking show like Rubicon is cancelled where are we? It seems like the most predictable comedies and reality shows are the food for the American brain. Even the “serious” shows seem to require throwing in th...

01-11-2014 07:00 PM

I love new faces and ideas. - 21 replies

Johnhutchinson and basswood are a breath of fresh air with their posts and comments. Welcome to both of you. At least you didn’t ask us what tablesaw to buy. :-)

01-10-2014 05:40 AM

Facebook - 16 replies

A couple of my nieces and nephews, a cousin, some friends, my barberette are on facebook a lot. And, I mean a lot. I even have to schedule my haircuts through Facebook. I was thinking don’t they have anything better to do? As I thought about it I came to realize that Lumberjocks is kind of a facebook (avatarbook) for woodworkers. I prob...

01-08-2014 02:57 AM

Scrollsaw questions... - 91 replies

I assume when I start using reverse tooth blades the fuzzies on the back side of my board will go away. Also, I have searched Youtube and can’t find any videos to do with sanding blades. What are they used for and how? When making curved lines on my bandsaw I use a spindle sander to smooth the curve. What do I use on the curved scrollsaw c...

01-07-2014 06:58 PM

Bought one of these... - 28 replies

to improve my handcut dovetails. The end result still looks like crap. I am tempted to send the thing back.

01-07-2014 06:20 PM

Scrollsaw injuries - 27 replies

Today as I was practicing using my scrollsaw I noticed that I was so focused on cutting to the line that my fingers got pretty close to the blade. I surely don’t want to be the first to post blood and gore shots of my first scrollsaw accident. Here’s the question. How serious can a scrollsaw encounter be? The blade I am using is only 1/64”...

01-04-2014 12:19 AM

Some may consider this religious...I don't. - 18 replies

But then maybe I do. Even politics could be involved. Anyway, I was sooooo happy to see Alabama get their butts beat last night. I have always considered the SEC a puffed bunch and Alabama even more so. Here’s why.If you look at the ‘bama schedule you’ll see they have two kinds of opponents, chumps and other SEC teams. If ...

01-02-2014 06:43 PM

No more religion, no more politics... - 54 replies

The title is my LJ resolution for 2014. As many of you know I have posted a few religious/political threads. I declare that there will be no more, at least from me. 2014 for me on LJ’s is going to be about woodworking and nothing but woodworking. I could have made this a private resolution but in my mind those are the easiest to break....

01-02-2014 06:20 PM

What to do, what to do... - 21 replies

My new DW788 arrives Saturday and of course I’d like to jump right on it. Since I use my tablet extensively I was thinking this might be a good first project. What say the more experienced among us?

12-31-2013 05:47 AM

Entry level saw - 17 replies

I am starting a project for my grandkids that will require a lot of fret saw work. Not looking forward to that. I started thinking about an entry level scroll saw for two reasons. One, it will help me get my project done quicker and probably more accurate and two, I might even like scroll sawing. I did some research on the scroll saw websi...

12-27-2013 01:22 AM

PC Madness, the world has gone over the edge... - 5 replies

Figured the site needed this type thread.

12-23-2013 10:10 PM

Member status - 55 replies

I am guessing that everyone on this site during the workday is either retired or unemployed. Personally, I am retired and loving every minute. What’s your status that allows you to be on here during the day?

12-23-2013 01:06 AM

Obama's sons... - 9 replies

12-23-2013 12:32 AM

Shoe wax - 16 replies

I am working on finishing a box that I’ve been using to experiment with Meltonian shoe cream as the finish. I sand the wood to 1000 grit and then use the shoe cream as the finish. The walnut and rosewood come out glass smooth and low lustre. I like the look. Does anyone else use shoe polish?

12-18-2013 11:12 PM

The agony of small hinges and #2 screws... - 2 replies

After suffering through many episodes of cussing and swearing at tiny hinges and tiny screws I think I have hit on the solution. The small racheting screwdriver is from Lowes and comes with 0, 00 and 000 bits.The center finder is a Stanley and I had to grind the tip a bit so it would sit in the hinge hole for punching.The screw starter is...

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...

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