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08-29-2014 10:34 PM

What's the most useless (used less) tool (s) in your shop..? - 100 replies

For me, that’s an easy one…...I have a DeWalt 20” scroll saw that I’ve had for about 6 years….I’ve turned it on once, and have never even cut a board, or did any scrolling…..It’s got all the bells and whistles, but with my back I can’t sit on a stool and do that stuff….Same with hand to...

08-22-2014 01:40 PM

What's the first piece of furniture you ever built..? - 23 replies

In 1964 I was a Junior in high school…Our final exam was to build a project that you could use around your home…..My Mom needed an end table, so I decided to try and build her one for Christmas…..By my standards today, it was pretty crude, but I “got ‘er done”, the teacher liked it, and I got a good final grad...

08-15-2014 01:12 PM

How often do you take breaks in your shop..?? - 37 replies

A few years ago I had to have new knee replacements, a hip replacement, and had 2 back surgeries previous to that…...Sincew then I’ve had to take breaks pretty often while in the shop…I’m good aof about an hour at a time, and then I have to sit down, rest, have a cup of joe, and a smoke…..I have a “break area&...

08-06-2014 07:09 PM

I Ruined a $ 114 saw blade......!!! - 42 replies

Back in March (and I really had to think about this) I was cutting out some parts to build a client a piece of furniture. The blade became pretty dull, so I switched blades. I took the dull blade off, and put it in a vat of cleaning solution, along with a little brass brush. Put the new blade on, and went back to cutting out more parts.I used th...

11-08-2013 04:12 PM

Photobucket Sucks.....!!!!! - 42 replies

It seems that anymore when I want to post a project picture(s), and I have written my comment, hit photobucket, and it’s either just a blank screen, OR I have to log in…...EVERYTIME…..Then most times it won’t even come on , or let me log in…..I have refreshed my browser several times, but to no avail…..And som...

10-30-2013 10:17 PM

Daylight savings time ends Sunday.....Hate it or not hate it......!!!!!!!!!!!! - 34 replies

I’ll start…...I hate it…..Never have liked it….Days are too short…Nights too long….!!!!!!!!!!

10-20-2013 07:14 PM

St.Louis Cardinals & the Boston Red Socks going to the World Series.....!!! - 57 replies

The Cardinals are my favorite baseball team, and I’m glad they are going to the World Series….This will be the first time since 1968 that they have played the Red Sox for the Series….They both are a strong team, and it will be interesting to see who comes out on top…..If you’re a fan of either, post your thoughts on...

10-08-2013 01:35 AM

Why Johnny Ringo.......... - 109 replies

“You look like somebody just walked over your grave”..........

09-20-2013 10:18 PM

Friggin' Air comperssor won't drain......UUrrgg..... - 57 replies

I have an Ingersol—Rand 36 gal., oil fed, belt drive compressor, and the damn thing won’t drain the water out of the tank…...I unplugged it, bled all the air out of the tank, and I noticed the water was “milky” looking…........Bled everything down to zero, unhooked the air hose, opened the drain cock valve, an...

08-03-2013 04:15 PM

I added some pictures on smitty22's thread... - 2 replies

For those guys that was curious about my router table dust collection setup, I posted a couple of pictures on smitty22’s previous thread about his build of the Norm r.t. I had to go back 6-7 pages on the projects posted to find…....Hope it helps some of you with your dust collection woes…....

03-28-2012 03:45 PM

Do you actually build your "favorites" that you keep...? - 52 replies

Greetings guys and gals: As I was looking at my favorites this morning to see what all I had (I forgot, it’s been so long), it got me to thinking about this…..I’m going on nearly 3 years with LJs, and I’ve seen so many projects, blogs, and threads where people say ” I’ve got to build one of those, and it...

12-03-2011 06:56 PM

Today is my 34th wedding anniversary...Chugging right along...!! - 50 replies

Yep…..34 years ago today I married a farmers daughter (ok….I can hear you snickering).. We had a “bluegrass wedding.” Lots of friends and pickers showed up. We had the wedding in an old school house, which was turned into a community building in Ropesville, Texas, close to Lubbock, Texas (for all you West Texas LJs). Foll...

11-15-2011 07:11 PM

How do you store your manuals, instruction books, ww drawings and plans ? - 51 replies

I have 2 3” 3 ring notebook binders that I’ve used for years to store all of mine. One stores everything that I have bought over the last 30+ years that requires a manual or instructions. I never throw any of those away, as they are good references if I run into a problem with things such as power tools, saws, RAS, drill...

10-21-2011 07:07 PM

Sometimes it's just better to stay in bed....!!!!!!! - 39 replies

I guess you can call this a rant, throwing a fit, or just pitching a bitch….Either way you look at it, it a real pisser. Here’s the stories: On October 3rd, I bought a new 2012 Chevy 4 door crewcab pickup…..I had several things added to it, including new step rails, bedliner, etc. I wanted a new fiberglass tunneu cover also, ...

09-06-2011 04:12 AM

An actual Craigslist personal ad - 25 replies

AN ACTUAL CRAIG’S LIST PERSONALS AD To the Guy Who Tried to Mug Me in Downtown Savannah night before last. Date: 2010-09-27, 1:43 a.m. E.S.T. I was the guy wearing the black Burberry jacket that you demanded that Ihand over, shortly after you pulled the knife on me and my girlfriend,threatening our lives. You also asked for my gir...

05-23-2011 08:24 AM

Total hip replacement....no woodworking for me..!!!!! - 53 replies

Greetings all, On May 10th, I had to go into the hospital for a total hip replacement. It got so bad that I couldn’t hardly get around, and trying to work in the shop was a major killer, or even just walking got to be torture. My “ball and socket” was completely worn out and shot. I spent 4 days in the hospital, and they get...

04-01-2011 07:27 PM

What's the 1st piece of furniture you ever built....revisited...!!! - 50 replies

Hi all you April Fooler’s, I posted this question here about 1 1/2 years ago, and had some good responses. So ..I thought I would ask the question again, since we have lost so many of the old members, and have gained so many new ones. We still have a some of the old members, so they’ll probably remember the post…it’s ju...

03-11-2011 05:49 PM

What's the average monthly cost of electricty for your shop...?? - 23 replies

Greetings all, After reading the question I asked, I think it really depends on how much time you spend in your shop. I know that I spend more time in mine in the fall and winter, cause I’m pretty busy in the spring and summer (like a lot of you) fishing, yardwork, etc. So less time in there means more money saved… Example: 2 years...

01-19-2011 03:34 AM

A couple of more pictures posted of my woodshop furniture.....!!!!! - 12 replies

I built these pieces several years ago. The planer cabinet was built” high”(cause of my bad back) with drawers for storage, and casters to move it around. The “shorts bin” was a necessary item, and still is….Just a couple of items you might consider for your shop…..Just go to my woodshop pictures…Thanks&...

12-31-2010 09:24 PM

Hey all you computer gurus, I need some help or advice.....!!!! - 15 replies

First off, let me say that I’m not a computer person….I know enough just to get by on…..but I can wire components.. Now….. for a little background on the problem. We’ve had a Gateway desktop for about 10 years or so. It began to get really S-L-O-W, and took about 6-10 minutes to get on line. I started getting on ...

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