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09-13-2010 02:17 PM

Modern Marvels The Lumber Yard - 5 replies

If you haven’t already seen it before, I found an old History Channel Modern Marvels video on The lumber Yard yesterday from a few years ago. It’s very interesting. Enjoy. I wish my bandsaw had 125hp 30 ft long and an 8” wide blade lol

09-09-2010 02:29 PM

How do I install drawer kickers and runners after a glue up - 7 replies

Well the title pretty much says it all. Last week I finished the nightstand glue up and now I’ll be focusing on the tops, drawers, and final sanding. Last night as I lay in bed trying to go to sleep I realized that I did the glue up without installing drawer runners and kickers first…woops. Every example I’ve seen shows the ...

09-07-2010 02:55 PM

Sketchup question for curved surface subtraction - 6 replies

A coworker of mine does scroll work and model building. I told him about Sketchup and now he is hooked. He is making a chariot from wood that will be pulled by dragons (made out of clay). Anyways, here is the sketchup he did of the chariot. http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/details?mid=57562863efd76bc8c0a313e79ed2d7b6&prevstart=0 ...

09-02-2010 02:24 PM

Questions for Finish on nightstands - 22 replies

I’m really looking forward to the three day weekend coming up :) My wife has to work during the days all weekend too so I’ll be doing a ton of work on these stands. If all goes as planned, I hope to finish resawing and glueing up the veneered tops, sanding all the parts to prepare for finishing….and thats where I’m stuc...

09-01-2010 05:51 PM

Woodworking Contest on Instructables.com - 3 replies

I’m a big fan of instructables.com. If you’ve never heard of it, its a site devoted to tutorials and slideshows for all kinds of crafts and DIY work. There are some very crafty people on that site with amazing ideas for everything from homemade recipes, to DIY solar power, sewing projects, gardening/crafts, pet stuff/etc, changing...

08-30-2010 12:07 AM

Ridgid planer dust collector shoot not collecting anymore - 17 replies

My Ridgid R4330 planner started to just leave the wood chips it planes off on the planer table and shoot them out through the front instead of through the dust chute and into the dust collector. The dust chute is not clogged, nor is the dust collector. The dust collector bag is less than half full, its a canister filter, and it used to collect...

08-24-2010 01:44 PM

Russia in color, a century ago - 3 replies

Karson a while back posted pics of the US from the late 30’s and early 40’s. My dad sent me a link with pics from russia from a century ago. It’s really interesting to see how differently they lived from us. These pics are also held in the Library of Congress. I’m not from Russia, but my family tree dates back to Russ...

08-18-2010 03:03 PM

Anyone have a Craftsman 16" scroll saw model 113.236090 - 11 replies

I have been thinking about getting a scroll saw to do some intarsia and fretwork, but I dont want to spend a lot of money on one until I know if I like doing it. However, I do have a bandsaw that I can use for most of the basic intarsia I’d be starting with. I’d prefer to spend the money on a lathe and tools for it which I may actu...

08-15-2010 10:51 PM

Help with Bookmatch top for nightstand - 22 replies

I started to mill the wood for the top and drawer fronts of the nightstands today, and was wondering if the wood I have is thick enough to do what I’m wanting. I’m hoping you guys have some suggestions on making it work. I have bunch of rough milled Curly Cherry boards. They are 5/4 rough. I’ve flattened one side, but I ha...

08-13-2010 05:10 PM

RFID'ng wood Good or bad for woodworkers and the industry? - 4 replies

This was just posted today on Popular Science and thought it was a very interesting topic for discussion. What do you think about this. http://www.popsci.com/technology/article/2010-08/fraunhofer-wants-tag-trees-wood-based-rfid-chips I’m sure it will help improve the lumber industry, but does this mean we’ll have to check every ...

08-13-2010 01:26 PM

How Much is Enough - 17 replies

This is just a great story with a moral, if you haven’t heard it already. How Much is Enough? The American businessman was at the pier of a small coastal Mexican village when a small boat with just one fisherman docked. Inside the small boat were several large yellow-fin tuna. The American complimented the Mexican on the quality of h...

07-29-2010 11:01 PM

Is anyone a fan of guns and puzzles? - 1 reply

I just found this through an article on gizmodo. It is a metal puzzle that turns into a 45 caliber muzzle loading pistol created by GarE Maxton, a scultpure artist. This is probably the coolest gun, and its golden lol. I hope airport security knows about this lol.

07-25-2010 12:31 AM

Entire woodshop for free on craigslist - 6 replies

This is just crazy. On the Indianapolis Craigslist a guy said he will give away his entire woodshop (lists all the items too) for free if you can find a buyer for his house. I wish I knew someone who was looking to buy a house in that area for that price. Anyone looking to buy a house lol? You get a free woodshop. http://indianapolis.crai...

07-23-2010 02:02 PM

Just curious - 12 replies

Forgive me if this is a stupid question, but why when scoring dovetails do people always run the marking tool across the entire piece of wood instead of just the part that needs to be cleaned out? I’m guessing its just easier than cutting, lifting and moving marking tool to next tail or pin, cutting, etc. I’m also guessing it shows...

07-14-2010 01:41 PM

A real steal for one of you, 12" jointer $600 - 6 replies

I tend to look at my local craigslist (Indianapolis, IN) a few times daily to find good deals on tools. I came across this today and wish I had the space and money to buy this jointer. This thing looks to be in very good shape but I could be wrong. Hopefully an LJ member around Indiana can purchase it, the guy says he travels all over Indiana...

07-07-2010 01:33 PM

Warped board from humidity after a few weeks of flat, it never ends - 11 replies

It seems to be never ending issues for me with these nightstands. Most of the build I had very little problems. But with the heat rising I seem to be having more and more. The latest issue for me is this. I milled, flattened, and jointed some cherry boards for a shelf in a nightstand(2x). They were both perfectly flat and have been for a few...

07-06-2010 08:20 PM

Wildest Police Chases with Lumber truck - 9 replies

This was in FWW’s recent newsletter, but since they were just linking to another video I don’t see anything wrong with me posting it here as well. This video is of a stolen Lumber truck on a police chase. The FWW link though doesn’t show the full video, misses the last 3 wild minutes, so here is the FULL chase. http://www....

06-17-2010 07:35 PM

Anyone use the Wixey Digital Planer Height Gauge - 15 replies

I just received an e-mail from woodcraft with the Wixey Digital Planer Height Gauge discounted to $49.99 http://www.woodcraft.com/Product/2005330/10858/Wixey-Digital-Planer-Height-Gauge.aspx and it looks very cool! If your thickness is .565 and you need it to be 9/16, you just set it to .565-9/16, no need to worry about difference and convertin...

06-09-2010 06:36 PM

An entire workshop for sale on ebay - 5 replies

I saw this posted on FWW today and checked it out. Some of the deals are REALLY good. http://shop.ebay.com/sony8492/m.html?_dmd=1&_in_kw=1&_ipg=50&_sop=12&_rdc=1

06-07-2010 02:06 PM

Router Table question what am I doing wrong - 36 replies

Using a router table is still pretty new to me so maybe you can shed some light on what I’m doing wrong. While still new to one, I have done many cuts on the router table and never had issues. I’m not sure if I had issues this time because of grain direction or what but here is the situation. I messed up some grooves on the nigh...

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