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|08-26-2016 06:28 PM||
Sourcing hard to get Burl woods - 3 replies
Well, lately I’ve been searching around the internet for Amboyna burl or Afzelia burl (Makamong), with the intent to cut it into smaller pieces. It seems like I can occasionally find a small block of Amboyna that might make one small box, for around forty dollars. Other than that the price seems to jump into the thousands of dollars for a ...
|07-11-2016 11:33 PM||
Will this crack get worse? - 22 replies
After resawing this maple down to about 5/8” thick you can see there is a serious crack. The moisture content registers at 8% so I’m thinking I might get away with filling it with super glue or such and using it. It is for a box with mitered corners. Any ideas?
|06-28-2016 03:01 PM||
Legal issues making Scrabble type board? - 6 replies
What are the issues one might face in making a word game board such as, or similiar to, Scrabble?
|06-02-2016 06:32 PM||
Surprising Glue Joint Test Results - 27 replies
An unscientific study for sure, but eye opening nonetheless. I cut 3 mortices about 1/4” deep and 5/16” length in 3 pieces of Jatoba. Then I cut 3 pieces of hard maple to fit snug in the mortices. I cut up the mating surfaces with a sharp chisel blade, then then glued one with Titebond 3, one with Hot Hide glue and one with 5 m...
|05-26-2016 02:00 PM||
Hide Glue Application? - 10 replies
A question for the hide glue specialists.. Would hot hide glue or Old Brown Glue be appropriate for attaching these small hinges in slots? It would be nice to be able to just “redo” it if the fit wasn’t perfect. Thanks.
|03-13-2016 05:26 PM||
Read an article that the DOJ was considering prosecuting climate change deniers. What if they took away your son or daughter to a “special” training camp. Would that bother you?
|03-08-2016 11:58 PM||
Repurpussing HF Clamp - 11 replies
Thought it was time to upgrade my redneck router sled. So I hopped in my car and headed to Harbor Freight. I found a long clamp for 16 dollars that I could get two 27” pieces from. There is a reinforcement strip welded along the bottom edge of the clamp which gave me a nice straight edge for cutting out slots that would allow my router ...
|03-05-2016 04:48 PM||
Woodworking Gadgets that aren't but should be. - 10 replies
At least for me. Sometimes I wish I had kept my old Jet table saw and converted it into a dedicated 45 degree angle cutter. Nothing else, just 45’s. No shifting or adjusting anything, other than changing the blade. We all know that the more moving parts something has the more apt it is to become inaccurate over time, and sometimes a ...
|08-08-2015 05:24 PM||
A gorilla could make fast work of a pit bull no doubt, but a human? I think probably so.
|08-01-2015 09:08 PM||
Saw Stop "No blade rotation code" - 25 replies
Well, I was trimming and cutting some pine with my SS PCS175 when the blade stops mid cut and the green light is flashing. According to manual this usually means thermal overload, so push in reset button wait a few minutes and restart. Okay, overheating didn’t make sense because I wasn’t putting any strain on the saw. I checked th...
|07-24-2015 03:05 PM||
Bag Balm - 15 replies
A small dab below each nostril completely stops nasal reactions to wood, such as irritating post nasal drip, congestion etc. I have been using it now for several months. When I the symptoms start I dab a very small amount at the base of each nostril. This stuff REALLY works, at least for me. It is like a miracle cure. .
|07-23-2015 03:43 AM||
Question on Saw Stop quality - 31 replies
I am interested in hearing from anyone who has purchased a Saw Stop cabinet saw and is not happy with its performance. Particularly any feedback on alignment problems. All of the reviews I can find on the internet talk about how it’s perfectly aligned from the get go, so they don’t mess with alignment. Has ANYBODY here ever act...
|02-27-2015 07:41 PM||
Defining comments on Jerry's Invisible Joint project - 19 replies
picture 1… picture 2…. I got to thinking about my correction comment on Jerry’s project and realized I had it right the first time. It can be tough to visualize through several modifications and retain the end result. (Unless you happen to be a Gallileo, Copernicus, Shipwright, etc.) Anyway, the dowel in the picture i...
|03-19-2014 05:17 PM||
Reactions to wood species - 22 replies
Negative reactions that is. I’m wondering how many LJ,s out there have experiences similiar to mine on certain woods. Some from worst to best; 1. Lacewood…. Will never use it again, like having thousands of microscopic spears stabbing inside my throat.2. Congo Teak… A wood outlet I use has a few boards left of beautiful...
|02-23-2014 09:30 PM||
Need help on router jig - 10 replies
I am looking for help on a jig that Peter Lloyd briefly touches on in his book “Heirloom Boxes” 2010 printing. I would just post pictures from his book but that might infringe on copyright laws. It is in reference to how he makes blind variable dovetails. Anyway the information he gives is on pages 20,21 and 22. On page 22 he stat...
|12-24-2013 12:19 AM||
un*******believable! - 31 replies
A box made from Ipe and so much time spent shaping it. The lid fit to a button. A coat of finish, then time to secure the lid. Cut the 1/8” brass rods down to have room for plugs. Mixed the epoxy, dabbed a little in each hole, put the lid in positionand pushed the rods in. Went to close the lid and realized I had it upside down. I was ...