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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...

06-11-2014 08:17 PM

Shop Apparel , What do you wear when working in your shop? Part II - 30 replies

Hey LJ’s, Thanks for all the great responses to Part I! Got me thinking and I mentioned I asked my wife to make ne a knee length shop apron. The only material heavy enough was upholstery fabric. Yeah right! LOL! And that striped pillow fabric. I said I’ll either get lost sitting in a chair or the cats will sleep on me. :...

05-14-2014 08:24 PM

Shop Apparel , What do you wear when working in your shop? - 92 replies

My shop shirts which are long sleeved, double pockets and usually a slightly heavier material (MN winters) are wearing out. I have a habit I picked up from my father of wearing old clothes to do work in the shop. My favorite shirts have two pockets. Glasses, cell and walkie-talkie for saftey reasons. Can’t find them at Wal-Mart and K...

04-30-2014 05:08 AM

If you were remaking or building the bench that fits your needs? - 16 replies

Kiefer just built a great bench and Shipwright did a great blog on a torsion box workbench. I looked at my bench which was attached to the wall and built to the height of my old craftsman table saw. I constructed it from the construction materials that I hadn’t used. when i finished it it had a metal edge for sheet-metal bending and a l...

04-13-2014 07:59 PM

Has anyone converted a worx electric chain saw to a ripping saw? - 8 replies

Hey, I have a WORX 18 inch w/ a 4 hp electric motor. I’d like to put an Oregon ripping chain on it. Not sure if this is doable? The current chain is a 91V6063X, and the bar is an Oregon 180SCEA041. .05 gauge. I want to slab some smaller logs that have been sitting around my yard. Gas chain saw is pretty noisy. This way I can...

04-09-2014 04:48 AM

Anyone have a good remedy for really poor clamps? An Old Delta 40-650 Type one 18 inch scroll saw - 17 replies

I purchased this saw and have blogged about my trash/treasure. Got it cleaned up and bearings lubed. Put a saw blade in the over engineered clamps and started it. Low speeds were ok and then I increased the speed. Looking for what I understand is a “Sweet Spot”. Lower vibration? The Da_m saw blade snapped and the lower clamp bea...

03-17-2014 12:08 AM

Getting the D**M Finish right! Help....Poly on painted surface - 20 replies

I need some suggestions to end my finishing nightmare on my desk top. I put a coat of clear Oil based poly over 2 coats of Rustolium Espresso color spray paint. Used the paint because that’s what was available. Covering a desk top that had light and dark woods laminated together. Found this after sanding off old finish. Made the dec...

12-31-2013 07:52 PM

Help with repair of #6 hand plane - 22 replies

Stumpy suggested I ask the LJ’s for help in identifying and locating parts for my Dad’s #6 no name plane. Attempted to upload pictures on previous forum entry. Fixes are simple if you know wht buttons to push!

12-31-2013 06:25 PM

Need some help ! - 1 reply

Do you have a problem uploading pictures or setting up your blogs. Have tried several things but I’m unable to add pictures, change formatting or add tags or keywords. Sent an email to the site but no response yet. Have figured it out. Thanks for stopping and wanting to help. Had to hit refresh on my browser Thanks! Tom/ak...

12-31-2013 06:22 PM

Need some help ! - 2 replies

Do you have a problem uploading pictures or setting up your blogs. Have tried several things but I’m unable to add pictures, change formatting or add tags or keywords. Sent an email to the site but no response yet. Thanks! Tom/aka Docsavage45

12-31-2013 06:21 PM

Need some help ! - 9 replies

Do you have a problem uploading pictures or setting up your blogs. Have tried several things but I’m unable to add pictures, change formatting or add tags or keywords. Sent an email to the site but no response yet. Thanks! Tom/aka Docsavage45

12-29-2013 11:33 PM

Looking for assistance in identifying my Dad's #6 hand Plane - 13 replies

This is a #6 hand plane that I got from my dad. Want to tune it up. Asked Stumpy because he has so many. He suggested asking my fellow LumberJock’s. So here it is. It’s @ 17 1/2” long. Has a #6 making, but no maker. corrugated bottom. Looking to replace parts if possible? Thanks! Won’t let me upload the pictures...

06-15-2013 01:48 AM

Band saw NEWBIE needs assistance re: achieving a smooth cut with a band saw. - 41 replies

My first forum post! Need some assistance. Just put a riser on my 1 hp 14 inch grizzly and put the blade they included on the saw. Read that tension should be light on the blade. Did some practice cuts attempting to get the smoothest cut. Cutting 3/4 fir plywood and making a thein baffle. Increased and decreased the tension but I continue ...


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