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01-16-2016 02:20 AM

Thankyou LJ's for your generousity for my friend Dallas! - 6 replies

Awhile back I posted a thank you to all of you who responded for my friend a fellow Lumberjock. Dallas has a heart condition and recently was given six weeks to vacate and he was terminated from his position without reason. He must move now. He tells me he has to sell all his tools and his wife is doing most of the work. He has also caught a...

01-08-2016 07:47 AM

two part epoxy - 30 replies

Looking for advice on brands and times for setting for 2 part epoxy when used as a filler for splits and cracks in Hardwood. Did a search and found some preferences. Have also watched a couple of YouTube videos. Checked out my local ( Menards) BIG BOX STORE today but only found one small kit and no real advice from a eager but ignorant new g...

01-02-2016 06:09 PM

Thankyou for your generousity for my friend! - 4 replies

Fellow LJ’s I wanted to say “Thankyou” for your donations to assist a fellow LumberJock, DALLAS who has been evicted from his employment and has a serious heart condition. The following is from his post to which many of you responded…Again thanks! “There have been a lot of ups and downs in the last few years...

12-26-2015 03:27 PM

Help a fellow LJ and a Vet? (Help other Vets) - 6 replies

Hey my fellow Lumber Jacks and Jill’s, Some of you may know Arlin Eastman? He is a recent veteran and a wood turner who is attempting to get enough money through donations to teach fellow veterans woodworking. See his LJ’s home page and his Gofindme site. Arlin is attempting to get money together to provide our recent veterans...

12-12-2015 01:21 AM

A question about rate of speed on bandsaw with different bandsaw blades? - 14 replies

Hey fellow LJ’s needing your insight and wisdom again I’m sure I can figure this out through trial and error but I’d like to reduce the error part? LOL! I’ve been using a 1/2 inch 3 tpi hook tooth, raker blade to remove some checks and cracks as Charles Neil demonstrated several years ago.. Charles told me more teeth...

12-06-2015 01:49 AM

Grain direction in a Walnut limb - 14 replies

Need a recommendation on the best way to proceed? I’ve been milling the walnut limbs which are 12 inces in diameter. Used my staight edge jig and my table sled to square up the highly figured pieces. A lot of intermix between heart wood and sapwood. My chain saw mill cut it pretty clean and straight. Wanted to clean up the faces ...

12-02-2015 01:40 AM

Taking the wobble out of the grinding wheel? - 14 replies

Hey Lj’s! Went to do a quick sharpening of my carpenter Stanley work chisels. Pulled out my 8 inch Porter Cable variable speed grinder. I had purchased a Norton white wheel for finer grinds and I have one that came with the grinder. Set it on a very smooth surface and it started dancing with vibration. Put a pad under it and start...

11-24-2015 08:05 PM

Using a Husqvarna 455 or 460 rancher in a chainsaw mill? - 15 replies

LJ,s I’m looking to upgrade from my 50 cc Poulan Pro to a Husqvarna with a bit more power? I’m looking for a fellow LJ who might have used this set up, and/or opinions on the quality and durability of these saws. I know this is somewhat under-powered but it may be what I can manage? I’ve been working on my milling (mo...

11-16-2015 04:56 PM

Laminating thick veneer to a substrate for making cabinet doors - 22 replies

Hey LJ’s I’ve been spending my summer attempting to mill some logs with my chainsaw mill. Spent most of it learning chainsaw repair. GRRRRRR! I did manage to acquire some interesting wood. I’m planning on using this personal lumber with interesting wood grains and patterns in a 1/4 inch veneer on a substrate. When I ask...

09-03-2015 01:23 AM


USING ASH FOR MAKING FURNITURE? I am currently organizing, itemizing materials I have saved over many years to use someday. TODAY IS THAT SOMEDAY! I will be building a 12’ x 12’ Tractor Shed, which will also hold (hopefully) wood that I will harvest with a chainsaw mill I am learning to use. I have uncovered Ash and Oak hardw...

08-25-2015 03:43 AM

6 year anniversary! - 30 replies

Wow! I’ve been on LJ’s for 6 years now. I’ve made friends from Puerto Rico to New Zealand. The morning coffee and lumberJocks email to see if my mentors and friends has become a daily ritual. I’ve grown in my understanding of designing and building furniture being guided by suggestions on reading and then meeting fo...

07-29-2015 02:47 AM

Do you use a chainsaw mill to harvest lumber? - 36 replies

An Inquiring mind wants to know. I now have two panther pro 24 inch mills and a 50 cc and a 55 cc chainsaw. I was advised to just buy my wood but we have a compost site near that often has decent logs that may go to firewood or just get burnt. I am now actively learning all I can before I slab some logs. I will be doing a blog on my ...

07-12-2015 02:39 AM

Joining Dissimilar Woods - 14 replies

Looking for suggestions on what not to do and why. I’m going to be trying out different joinery to see how it looks . A little like Krenov might do. Two woods of similar density should have similar expansion and contraction rates? So a joint made in winter dryness won’t split in summer swelter. But what woods should not go tog...

05-31-2015 06:03 PM

Forstner Bit vs. Hole Saw, what do you think? - 21 replies

I just posted a forum topic regarding carbide or steel forstner bit’s, Thanks for your replies. I also have a hole saw kit. I used this a number of times. Recently used it on my Drill Press Table build. Put the hole saw on the drill press and cut the hole. I got a lot of chatter while cutting. Did the job. I expected what happened . ...

05-31-2015 01:39 AM

Forstner Bits, any recomendations? Carbide or not? - 26 replies

Hey fellow LJ’s, Trying to finish up a Drill Press Table I am building, I was using a forstner bit which I got in a kit from You Guessed iI, Harbor Freight. and I checked out on line, guess what, they don’t carry the set I purchased some years ago. I commented on another forum topic about my plan was to start w/Harbor Freight an...

04-14-2015 02:34 AM

5/8ths 3 tpi bandsaw blade dancing on the wheels? - 15 replies

Have you ever had this problem? I bought a bi metal 5/8th 3 tpi blade. suppose to be Lenox generic wood miser. wanting to go with max rigidity in the blade allowable on my machine. After working on other projects I replaced my 1/2 inch Olsen Pro with the 5/8ths blade. Noticed the weld was not smooth so I used some al oxide 220 to rub it d...

04-12-2015 11:08 PM

Is this due to a dull bandsaw blade? OR? - 24 replies

Thought I’d try the saw with the Olsen 1/2 inch 3 tpi blade I have been using before switching to the 5/8ths blade ( woodmiser type) to cut some elm that is a hearty tree that won’t die. What is the largest diameter and length you cut? I believe I had adequate tension but the blade drifted significantly to the sliced side. Sta...

03-16-2015 04:10 AM

Is a 3/4 3tpi timber wolf blade to large for my 14 inch 1 hp band saw? - 30 replies

Thought I would upgrade my Go555 to ripsaw small logs with my band saw? Just received a post from Randy aka Blackie that the Timber Wolf 3/4 3 tpi blade Blade I ordered may be too large for my saw? Thought I could make the saw more efficient as there would be less flex with a thicker blade. Are any of you LJ’s using a 3/4 blade on a 1...

02-23-2015 01:49 AM

How often do you use your sliding compound miter saw? - 45 replies

I’m considering selling my 12” sliding compound miter saw . I have an older Pro Tech 12” compound miter saw that was a workhorse and still good. I’m not doing any more construction. Just built a table saw sled and I’m considering building one for miter work. My goal is to open up more shop space as it’s...

09-16-2014 11:34 PM

How do you treat punky wood? - 6 replies

Hey Lj’s, I’m focusing on rehabbing my upstairs windows. It’s been off a two story ladder. Not fun. Now I’m on the porch roof and I’m rebuilding/rehabbing a major screw up. ( Not mine…LOL!) I’m leaving the inside alone but closing off and insulating the outside, with a new double glazed window, f...

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