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624 days ago

Update, great news - 23 replies

Hey everyone, its been too long. I’ve been very busy with work for the past few months finishing up a project that took over my life, as well as working on a complete master bathroom remodel that still has about another month or two of work left in my spare time. I had the rough in inspection a few weeks ago and am finally starting to ti...

751 days ago

Scroll sawn Declaration of Independence 10 years in the making - 6 replies

This article was posted by Highland Woodworking a couple years ago and reposted today again by them. I searched through LJ to see if someone already linked it but couldn’t find it. So I thought I’d share this incredible story of a vet who spent 10 years making an exact copy of the Declaration of Independence. He even finished it afte...

916 days ago

Anyone ever use this carbide tipped bandsaw blade - 10 replies

I am not planning on purchasing a new bandsaw blade just yet. My Woodslicer still has some life remaining and I’m very happy with this blade as it’s my 3rd one. With that said, its just that. It’s my 3rd one. They don’t seem to stay sharp very long when resawing a lot. I’ve used the Timber Wolf one as well and m...

924 days ago

Has woods beauty ever gotten you in trouble? - 23 replies

Hopefully, this is the correct use of the off-topic forum ;) I love my wife very much, and yet I can’t seem to stop looking at other beauties…wood that is. During Christmas, I went with her to services and couldn’t stop staring at the beautifully laminated arched beam to my left. My wife noticed me doing this as I wasn̵...

964 days ago

Consumer Product Safety Commission invites public to comment on tablesaw safety issue - 1 reply

I just found this article on Fine Woodworking from Nov. 29th. The Consumer Product Safety Commisision is inviting the public to comment on the ruling regarding flesh sensing technology in tablesaws. The link below is to the article on Fine Woodwokring with details about written and online submissions and instructions for them. The deadline...

1084 days ago

Anyone have suggestions for fingernail profile jig for grinder - 7 replies

My 8” slow speed grinder from Woodcraft just arrived today! WOOHOO! I know these jigs exist from wolverine and such, but they are expensive and I hate buying stuff I can make myself. Anyways, I’ve seen many wolverine type homemade jigs that are very easy to make for normal sharpening of chisels and gouges/skew chisels, etc. ...

1086 days ago

UPDATE: Is this safe or do I have a bad threading - 9 replies

The original forum topic I started…. http://lumberjocks.com/topics/28623 Update:I just received my Central Machinery 32706 lathe adapter for the SuperNova2 Chuck directly from Teknatool for a dollar cheaper than woodcrafts(excluding shipping), type IDNS http://www.teknatool.com/products/Lathe_Accessories/adaptor_page.htm. Sure enough i...

1095 days ago

Help needed. Is this safe or do I have a bad threading? - 30 replies

I’m starting on my first bowl today. I have the outside turned using the faceplate that came with the lathe http://www.harborfreight.com/12-inch-x-33-3-8-eighth-inch-wood-lathe-with-reversible-head-34706.html Manual http://manuals.harborfreight.com/manuals/34000-34999/34706.pdf The faceplate that came with it screws on just fine.N...

1114 days ago

Suggestion for large forum threads paging - 6 replies

This is just a suggestion that has come out of frustration with the paging mechanism used in the forums. This may be technical for some but hopefully its clear enough. It would be great if we could get rid of the “Show Next 30 Replies” button and replaced it with a paging mechanism(Prev/Next or page numbers based on a page size)....

1208 days ago

FWW April Fools - The Sissy Stick - 6 replies

Have you guys seen this yet? Funny. You don’t need to be a member to view. http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/36437/could-this-tool-change-everything

1260 days ago

Triton 3 1/4 router with table top depth adjuster $125 off get them while they are hot - 26 replies

Just got an e-mail from Peachtree USA for a limited quantity(200) for triton 3 1/4 hp router with included table top lift. $125.00 Off Regular Price Of $299.99Your E-Direct Price $174.99Hurry Only 200 At This Price !!! http://www.ptreeusa.com/edirect_020811.htm I thought some of you may be interested. EDIT: SORRY, THEY ARE ALL SOLD ...

1280 days ago

What do you do with your old bandsaw blades? - 17 replies

I found this tip from americanwoodworker.com and thought it was a good idea. http://americanwoodworker.com/blogs/steve_newman/archive/2010/12/14/od-bandsaw-blades.aspx Anyone else have other uses for old bandsaw blades? Mafe for some reason I have a feeling you know just what to do with them. Any tips?

1295 days ago

Makita Battery Charger seems dangerous to me, anyone else have similar issue? - 34 replies

At first I thought it was the wiring of the outlet I was using to connect my Makita Li-Ion battery charger, but its the charger as it happens at every outlet in my house. When I plug it in, you see a big spark. I burned one of my outlets plugging it in and had to reset the fuse. It has always happened since day of purchase. I’ve trie...

1315 days ago

New heater developed by canadian lumberjacks - 2 replies

After lots of posts about how to heat your garage this winter, I think I have found a solution. This is a new wood furnace designed by canadian lumberjacks and Bullerjan. Besides it being a beauty to look at, it appears to be very functional. Sucks in cold air in the bottom and shoots out hot air uptop. I wonder how much this costs: http:...

1338 days ago

New study suggests Wi-Fi is killing trees by radiation poisoning - 36 replies

An interesting new study released today: http://www.popsci.com/technology/article/2010-11/wi-fi-radiation-killing-trees More studies are being planned to figure out the precise effects of radiation on plant life

1338 days ago

Beginner turner questions regarding pens - 9 replies

I am a newbie turner. In fact, my lathe (http://www.harborfreight.com/12-inch-x-33-3-8-eighth-inch-wood-lathe-with-reversible-head-34706.html) wont be unpacked until later this week when I finish the stand for it(http://plansnow.com/lathestnd.html) after hearing that the stand that comes with this one is crap. This stand I’m building is ...

1364 days ago

How to Carve a Pumpkin with a gun - 13 replies

1371 days ago

5000 year old door - 27 replies

A 5000 year old door was found during an excavation in Zurich, Switzerland yesterday. It is apparently Poplar, and the first complete door made of seperate boards they have found of this age that could date back to 3,063 B.C They say what is so remarkable about it, besides being a complete door 5000 years old, is the way the planks were held t...

1397 days ago

Report Spammer Button wanted - 9 replies

Lately I’ve noticed a surge in spam accounts on this site and its becoming very annoying. It is also not efficient to PM Martin with names of spammers because I’m sure he gets many duplicate PM’s (SPAM) from all users who want to report the same account name. Martin, it would be greatly appreciated if you could please add a...

1408 days ago

Happy Birthday Mario - 9 replies

Today is the 25th anniversary of Mario Bros. I’m sure this game means a lot of things for a lot of people, even woodworkers (hopefully). For me, it was the first game my brother and I ever owned and helped start my hobby of gaming. It is also the source of many fights between us over the controllers and game time. I remember having to ...

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