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11-24-2015 08:05 PM

Using a Husqvarna 455 or 460 rancher in a chainsaw mill? - 7 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...

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!

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