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730 days ago

WWLJD - 2 replies

I know that most of you have probably seen the bracelets with the initials WWJD, and I have a dilemma. In my last forum post, I asked about the strength of teak, and somebody pointed out that using teak on a set of Adirondack chairs seemed a waste of teak (my wife agreed). So What Would Lumber Jocks Do? I have 70 board ft of Costa Rican Plantati...

733 days ago

Teak Strength - 4 replies

I ran across a deal and purchased some teak the other day that was roughly 4/4 thick, and was wondering about the strength of teak in comparison to white oak, or one of the more traditional outdoor lumbers for North America. I wanted to build some Adirondack chairs from it, and the plans call for 5/4 and 6/4 material, specifically for oak. I kno...

1186 days ago

WOOD GLOAT - PECAN - 7 replies

Well, while cruising craigslist I came across an interesting post in materials. Apparently a guy was giving away some air dried pecan because he was moving out of that state. The pictures showed a burl and some slabs; but he was an hour away. I decided to make contact and see what he really had. He claimed it was enough to take a couple of trips...

1215 days ago

Ahhh... Pressure Treated Cut-Offs - 9 replies

Hello all, long time, no post. My apologies, work and family take up most of my days. But I got a new one. Most of us are lumber scroungers, and I am just as guilty, if not more so, than the rest of you! Recently I put up a fence, and now have a serious amount of pressure treated 2×4 cutoffs ranging from 4 inches to probably 18 inches. the ...

1362 days ago

Drum Sander? - 1 reply

As I am sure many of you are aware, Jet is having it’s 3000 hour sale, and this weekend most of the deals that were advertised up until now are being rehashed for the public (http://www.3000hoursale.com/Products.aspx). Okay, so I am thinking about a drum sander and there are several thoughts going through my mind, so I am hoping some of...

1463 days ago

Wet Sand w/ Micromesh? - 1 reply

I am getting interested in CA finishes for pens, and when I look online I see a lot of people talking about “wet sanding” with their micromesh. I hope they meant wet sanding with water. I would hate to have the CA glue become bonded to the micromesh. Does anyone actually “wet sand” the CA Glue finish with micromesh when t...

1592 days ago

Fountain Pens - 2 replies

I have a customer who would like an old school fountain pen. The type where the ink is pulled into the resevoir by pulling up the clip, rather than turning the pen. Does anybody know where I could find such a kit? I’ve been poking around the usual places and haven’t found anything that has this feature. Your help, as always is apprec...

1601 days ago

Sharpening with a Jig - 7 replies

Okay, I usually send out my plane knives and chisels to be sharpened; let’s just say that i can sharpen a knife, but after a close encounter with a chisel (no blood. just close), I decided it was better to pay somebody who knew what they were doing… Anyway, so I recently purchased a Veritas MKII sharpening jig,with the intent of l...

1604 days ago

Packing Grease - 5 replies

Okay, got a shoulder plane that was sitting for too long apparently, because now the packing grease to keep it from rusting is now solidly part of the tool. This got me thinking, how does my fellow lumberjocks get rid of the packing crease on their new tools? Any suggestions for the tools that might have sit for tool long with the grease? Any th...

1606 days ago

Marblewood, cracking - 0 replies

Okay, so I made a Jobillo bandsaw box from a turning blank, which I posted last night. My second attempt was a box made from Marblewood, but my wife called me away from the box about midway through. I didn’t think this would be a big deal, but coming back the next day, i found cracks (almost clean all the way through) in the 1/2 in top and...


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