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1717 days ago

I got a real dilema - 15 replies

I got a problem…Ya see, there’s so many LumberJocks on here posting so many projects vs. the fact that I’m away for several days working that I find 15 pages of projects to go thru when I return! So how can I view these more often without retiring? Maybe it’s time to retire?

1915 days ago

Turquoise, gemstone, gold, etc. inlay - 4 replies

I see some beautiful projects here and want to try this “inlay” practice myself. I’m presently working on a gunstock but…Oh Hell. I just don’t want to screw it up and have to start over! So my questions are, how do you sand or smooth the stones to match your project, and yet retain the shine? What kind of glue d...

1980 days ago

Chinese drywall article - 18 replies

Apparently after Katrina hit (2006-07), we experienced a shortage of drywall here in America and apparently resorted to buying Chinese drywall. Today they’re ripping the crap out. Check out this article I submit for you…FYI.

2014 days ago

Sawdust nonskid! - 4 replies

Got ice? After finding that my truck has slid halfway down the driveway (several times) and cringing everytime I see my wife going for the mail, and cringing everytime I walk on it (men weren’t made to do splits!), I tossed the sawdust from the shopvac onto the icy surface and it makes a great, biodegradable non-skid! It’s also bett...

2204 days ago

Purpleheart vs. Rosewood - 9 replies

I’m currently refinishing a Stanley Defiance Smoothing Plane and thought the tote and knob were purpleheart (as evidenced by all the fine purple sawdust that sticks to and dyes everything it touches) but Google research finds that this plane was made with rosewood. I’m confused as I’ve no experience with purpleheart or rosewood...

2312 days ago

New "Posting" rules - 7 replies

Thanks and kudos for the new posting rules. Some of the guys and gals here might not know of a run-in we had here awhile back when one of the members went about bashing just about everything and everybody. Martin eventually “whacked” the forum post as it had generated countless replies of general disgust for this individual, it wa...

2349 days ago

Tips and Jigs - 30 replies

The “Reviews” section of this site has worked out so well, I was wondering if we could rattle Martin’s cage to give us a section for posting “Tips and Jigs”. It could be catagorized the same way the “Reviews” section is, which would enable you to look up specific jigs for say, the table saw. Whacha...

2388 days ago

What...was your first woodworking project? - 81 replies

You young guys won’t have any problem with this but us older guys…? I’m not sure, but I think my first real project was building a new breakfast nook table for a (real pretty) neighbor lady back when I was 15. That’s 35 years ago boys (and girls). I made it out of 3/4” plywood with a laminated top and edgeing, on...

2388 days ago

Need ideas for gun rack - 5 replies

I’m building a gunrack for my stepson that will be located inside a closet. Nuthin’ fancy here, just two supporting shelves that would accomodate say 8 rifles/shotguns. My question is: How can I lock these up to prevent or deter removal? I’m pondering a bicycle cable lock…your thoughts would be appreciated.

2409 days ago

Niki's in Wood magazine, again! - 14 replies

Our buddy Niki (the jig king) has been featured, including his mug shot, in Wood Magazine (Issue 182, March 2008) again. This time Niki took home the prize! Congrats Niki!

2425 days ago

What do "you" want? - 21 replies

I was out in the lab today playing with my tablesaw, new dado blade, adjusting the depth of cut, readjusting the depth of cut, makin’ some simple hotplates and I came up with an idea. Now we LumberJocks are getting pretty big and if the tool makers and engineers haven’t found us yet, then snooze they loose! There’s a wealth of ...

2433 days ago

Christmas Personality Disorders - 19 replies

Here’s a chuckle for you guys. I know Debbie will get a bang out of this one! Enjoy! Christmas Personality Disorders Obsessive Compulsive Disorder—- Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bel...

2438 days ago

Which power tool causes the most injuries? - 71 replies

One of the Jocks recently brought up a safety question regarding tablesaws. This got me to thinkin’ that there are a lot of power tools out there, which one could be the worst? What do you think?

2438 days ago

American Hardwoods Species Guide: A FYI for you. - 5 replies

One of the guys here recently raised a question about staining poplar and in doing a little research I found this link, that you also might find useful.

2440 days ago

6" Stacked Dado, 5 blade set - 4 replies

Up for grabs here is a 6” stacked dado set made by Curtis Mfg. It is the Cut Rite 5 blade set, it’s old and it has a 3/4” arbor hole. Read this carefully again: It has a 3/4” arbor hole! So it will not fit my 5/8” arbor…Well, it does and it wants to shake every nut and bolt out of the saw too! I bought this...

2456 days ago


A while ago i questioned the forum if maybe anyone had seen or knew anything about clock type wood wall art. I think Debbie was the only one to respond, although unable to help. There was something missing in my Google search so I just couldn’t find it. Then last night I was explaining the operation of a unit that uses kinetic energy and t...

2460 days ago


I got an idea, or maybe it’s just gas…I’d like to see a search bar, or forum added for a “Tool Review” posted by fellow members. In other words, say I just bought a new Festool tablesaw. I could post the make and model number and my review. Now say you are looking for the same one…You could type in the make an...

2466 days ago

Making your own Lathe tools, etc. - 5 replies

In reference to this post: I remember recently watching a woodworking show called The Woodwrights Shop, on PBS. In this particular show this host uses only non-electric tools…everything’s antique and done the way our forefathers did it. It’s really cool and worth watching. So on this partic...

2504 days ago

Tell me (and everyone else) about Corian. - 9 replies

I’ve no experience with Corian although I understand it can be shaped with woodworking tools. So my idea was to use a scrap of Corian to replace the side tables on my outdoor grill. How will Corian take the elements? If I drop a piece will it break or shatter? How easy is it to cut and shape? Would it make good tool handles? Can it be sand...

2513 days ago

BUSTED! - 7 replies

So my house mouse yesterday made a discovery whilst paying the bills…”How come 2 gallons of paint cost $132.00?” Yep, there was a new impact drill hidden in there. Busted again.

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