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|413 days ago||
Question for my fellow LJs… How do you feel about copying another LJs work? I’m not talking about “inspired by”. I’m talking about seeing a project, adding it to your “favorites” and eventually making one as just like it as you can based on the pictures, discription and your skills. I’m a...
|487 days ago||
Woodworking Magazines Subscriptions - 21 replies
So based on a post I saw several months ago alcombined with several different subscription renewal notifications I recently reviewed each of my woodworking magazine subscriptions and called each one to determine when they actually ran out. The two renewal notices were on time (sort of..if you call two more issues left on a bi-monthly periodical...
|512 days ago||
Dust Collector or Dust Filtration System - 24 replies
Already LJs, I got some Christmas cash that I am looking to spend on improving my dust collection in my shop. Currently I have a Shop Vac. I am looking at adding a dust collector or an air filtration system. Since I’m looking to spend about $330 – $400 I don’t know which would be more advantageous. For air filtratio...
|552 days ago||
What kind of wood is this? - 10 replies
My Grandfather sent several of pieces of this wood to me through some relatatives that visited him. Accordin to what they said, that he said, it is not walnut. I’m not so sure, but then again, I generally cannot tell one type of wood from another unless there’s a label on it (sad I know) or unless I’ve worked with it A LO...
|556 days ago||
How do you use your bandsaw box? - 9 replies
Got a used bandsaw a while back, got it up and running, and was looking at ideas to try my hand at a bandsaw box. My wife saw what I was looking at and said “some of those are pretty, but what on earth would you use such a small box for?”. So I ask my fellow LJs, especially those high prolific bandsaw box makers, what on earth do p...
|588 days ago||
Advertisements in postings - 2 replies
When did LJ start adding the advertisements at the end of everyone’s postings (projects, forums, blogs, you name it)? I HATE THEM!
|615 days ago||
First Planes- What Did I Get? - 23 replies
Plane 1 – Dunlap 9-1/2” Smoothing Plane (9”) Plane 2 – Unknown Wooden Jack Plane (14”)The tag at the antique store said “Stanley” but the only marking I can find is the letter “B”
|618 days ago||
Top 10 "Crappy Tools" You Always Seem to Use - 9 replies
In the vein of cosmicsniper’s Top 10 Most Used Tools, and my Top 10 Bought but Never Use, this question is to name the Top 10 “Crappy Tools” that just seem to get the job done. This would be that tool that the general woodworking community might turn their nose up at (like a Buck hand plane verses a LN) but in your shop it alw...
|619 days ago||
Top 10 Tools Purchased but Never/Rarely Used - 30 replies
In the vein of cosmicsnipers “Top 10 Tools” question, what are the top 10 tools you purchased thinking they would be great, helpful, etc but turned out not as good as you thought they’d be. This could be anthing from a jig, a specialty tool, contraption, or something that came with a tool as a “feature or selling point...