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06-04-2010 at 07:09 AM

The coolest bed frame - 2 replies

Well, it would be the coolest bedframe if I was a kid again :( I dont think my wife would enjoy sleeping in this but I sure as hell would ;) I take no credit for this work or its design, I just want to share it since it’s woodworking related and very cool. This dad made a Star Wars AT-AT Imperial Walker loft bed. Warning, if you sh...

06-02-2010 at 09:58 AM

And you thought inlays were tedious - 6 replies

I thought I’d share a time-lapse video of Monks creating a sand mandala over the course of 6 days by painstakingly placing millions of grains of sand to create these beautiful works of art. I’ve never seen this spirtual art form before. Simply incredible! http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2010/06/02/a-mandala-in-minutes/?hpt=Sbin

05-26-2010 at 01:44 PM

Rankings - 15 replies

Today a1Jim posted his 29,998 post which got me thinking. I think it would be great if we could see with someones name a rankings to show the user’s level of activity and helpfulness in a forum reply. If you ask a question, and someone’s answer helps you, you can mark that forum reply as Answer. What do you guys think? While it...

05-07-2010 at 11:01 AM

Best way to fatten up a tenon - 20 replies

Last week while working on the nightstands, I had realized that I had mis-measured the depth of the nightstands and didn’t account for the legs in overall measurement when deciding on the side aprons length. Needless to say, 22” depth overall for a nightstand is way too deep and I’d be hitting my elbows trying to get out of be...

04-23-2010 at 06:39 PM

Virus on LumberJocks? - 24 replies

Earlier today I came to LJ’s site while at work and I received Trojan alerts from the virus scanner that I never got at work before. Well just now I came to LJ’s again but from my home PC that has a different virus scanner and security settings than at work and I still receive trojan alerts. It looks to be coming from an ad banne...

04-16-2010 at 02:11 PM

Do I need a new router table plate - 14 replies

So I built a router table a few weeks back and utilized the router plate I bought a long time ago when I originally intended to built the table. I’m trying to figure out though if the plate is bad. I’ll try to take a pic of it this weekend (at work right now lol). The router plate inserts sit a little bit higher than the plate its...

04-16-2010 at 01:55 PM

Great priced delta 50-760 in Indianapolis - 5 replies

Ok, first this is not my post on craiglist but I thought someone here would definitely be interested. It looks like its the 50-760 model that this guy is selling for $150. It looks to be in good condition from the pic too. Just thought I’d post a link to it here in case anyone nearby is interested. I cannot give any more details other ...

03-31-2010 at 07:25 AM

The New High School Exam - 15 replies

Interesting quiz my dad sent me. you need to answer 4 questions correctly to pass. Honestly, I didn’t pass, but was very close :( I can post the answers after some people get a chance to answer and test their knowledge. NO CHEATING! This is just for fun, you don’t need to google the answers to try and show how smart you are. I&...

03-21-2010 at 02:35 PM

Tenon length, will this work? - 14 replies

Please forgive my noob status. So I made all the tenons yesterday for the nightstands on the bandsaw. This went really well, much easier than the tenon jig I made for my innacurate table saw fence. Anyways, I really hope these nightstands will be sturdy when assembled but I’m starting to worry, here is the deal: I’ve read ten...

03-17-2010 at 07:28 AM

Kids will be kids - Stupid childhood accident stories - 11 replies

So I got this idea after seeing and replying to Monte McCoy’s beautiful mountain lion mount. He built it off the ground to keep kids off it and I replied saying how the higher up an object was as a kid, the more likely I would climb to get it. So, with that said, I was just curious what kinds of stupid trouble you got into as a kid. I&#...

03-15-2010 at 01:30 PM

Wood movement in panels question for a Noob - 4 replies

This is in regards to the nightstands I have been working on in my free time since back in November….I hope they will be close to finished by end of April but we’ll see. Sorry I haven’t posted progress blogs, but right now I’m just trying to get it finished and have been picking up speed lately. I’ll take pictures...

03-11-2010 at 01:29 PM

Wooden Celestial Calendar - 3 replies

I just came across this really cool celestial clock plan and I found this to be a very interesting design and hopefully I’ll have time to make one someday, but in the mean time I thought I’d share it with other LJ’s incase they would like to make one. The design is that of Clayton Boyer’s and is a Wooden Celestial Cale...

01-28-2010 at 07:13 AM

Lathe help - 16 replies

The more I look at lathe work here at LJ, the more fascinated I am and interested in trying it myself. I would like to make pens, bowls, and hopefully fancier things like table legs. But for now, mainly pens and bowls. I have ZERO knowledge of lathes though so I was hoping all the amazing LJ’s here with tons of experience with them can ...

01-20-2010 at 06:25 AM

Ever wonder how they used to make wooden clogs? - 4 replies

I saw this video on americanwoodworker.com and I’m sure some of you will enjoy it. Its from the 1920’s, silent film in sweden on making woodon clogs before power tools were around. Very cool! http://videos.americanwoodworker.com/video/Wooden-clog-making

01-12-2010 at 08:13 AM

Help tuning old Stanley planes with new Hock blades and hock chipbreakers - 17 replies

I’ve finally finished upgrading all my old hand plane dull blades and chip breakers with Hock blades/chipbreakers. These things are amazing!!! My only issue is I can’t seem to get them set correctly. I have them on a No.4,5, and 7 Stanley. Because of how much thicker the Hock blade and chipbreaker are, I’ve had to move the ...

01-07-2010 at 08:54 AM

Do you sticker Kiln dried wood? - 16 replies

In my workshop pics, Bent noticed I stickered my kiln dried wood. He heard that you shouldn’t sticker kiln dried wood because it can actually let moisture back into the wood, but both of us aren’t quite sure. Has anyone else heard of this or know if it really makes a difference? Eric

01-05-2010 at 04:58 PM

Very cool use for wood - 6 replies

I found this article on Popular Science today about how they’ve discovered a way to turn rattan wood (never heard of it) into bone like material that never has to be replaced and ordinary bones will actually fuse to it. Anyways I thought it was interesting, so if your interested here is the BBC video: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/843...

12-23-2009 at 02:42 PM

Help with a christmas gift finish - 4 replies

I decided to make a small woodworking gift for my wife for xmas. I pre-purchased a Disney World Magic Kingdom raised (3d effect) picture frame while there and a small Gepetto ceramic statue. I’m going to attach these to a cherry base I cut. For those that have been to disney and stayed for the fireworks, I wanted to capture the moment t...

12-22-2009 at 07:20 AM

Mortising jig - 11 replies

I have been falling behind with my nightstands with all the holiday stuff going on lately, and a small picture frame for my wife. Anyways, I am planning to get into the garage this weekend or next to build this stow-and-go router table: http://www.finewoodworking.com/Workshop/WorkshopArticle.aspx?id=28007 I also plan on building a mortising ...

12-18-2009 at 08:48 AM

Should I go with 8/4 or 10/4 - 12 replies

Forgive me if this sounds stupid. I’m purchasing hard maple this weekend for legs of my nightstands I’m slowly working on (damn holidays holding me back). The legs are going to have final measurements 2×2x24. Is getting 8/4 unplaned going to be a bad idea? Would you recommend going with 10/4 for 2” legs? I’m fla...

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