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|11-15-2015 10:24 AM||
American Chestnut Update- Turners Look Here - 5 replies
A bit ago I posted about an American chestnut tree that recently died. I dropped it this past weekend so here are some pictures. I was bummed that the center rotted out but there will still be lots of good wood coming from it. Last picture is for the wood turners out there- bowls specifically. These chunks are 15”x13” and 6” th...
|10-25-2015 12:13 AM||
Wood (tree) gloat - 7 replies
I was lucky enough to catch wind of an American Chestnut tree in the area that recently died. Made the trip to check it out and made a deal wit the landowner for the tree. Lots of shoots coming off the base- very cool. It’s a bit rotted in the trunk but there should be plenty off good wood coming out of it.
|10-19-2015 11:55 AM||
Living the Wood Life- how I make a living - 25 replies
A few years ago I started entertaining the idea of making a living off the wood industry. I envisioned a one man shop putting out one-of hardwood furniture pieces. I read all about the struggles of the trade and even posted a few topics about it on here. I don’t build furniture for a living but everything that I do throughout the day re...
|02-07-2015 01:43 AM||
Cool wood find- American Chestnut - 21 replies
Thought I would share a recent find of mine. I was lucky enough to come by a guy selling some recently harvested American Chestnut- milled about 1.5 years ago. I was skeptical but he had a pretty convincing story so I went to check it out. I’m no expert on American chestnut but I did a lot of research before looking at the wood- after all ...
|01-25-2015 10:39 PM||
American chestnut ID - 7 replies
I’ve seen a few post on here about this wood but I thought I would post these pictures to see what you all think. I have the opportunity to get my hands on a good amount of this wood which is being sold as American chestnut. The tree was growing in northern michigan in an area where there are a few surviving trees out of the native range, ...
|03-15-2014 02:24 AM||
There is a guy in the area I live that is selling a lot of old planes and large timber framing slicks. Some have light surface rust but some also have some fairly heavy pitting that would take ages to sand out. I am wondering if anyone has used a vertical mill with a face cutter to simply cut away the heavily pitted areas. I am no expert in met...
|02-05-2014 03:20 AM||
Exotic scraps for free - 2 replies
Fellow LJ’s. I have a nice little pile of small pieces that could be used as accent pieces or whatever else your imagination comes up with. I’ll give them to you for free as long as you are willing to pay for the flat rate box to ship them. Bocote, macassar ebony, and cocobolo.
|12-31-2013 03:34 AM||
Free small pieces of exotic wood - 2 replies
I have a number of small pieces of cocobolo, bocote, and ziricote that I am offering to anybody that might want to use them for small turnings or accent pieces. I would be willing to fit as many as I can into a flat-rate box if whoever the taker is pays the shipping fee. Most pieces were cut from 13/16” boards, some are larger some are sma...
|12-29-2013 01:47 AM||
Looking to trade a saw for some chisels.... - 3 replies
Just throwing it out there if someone is interested in a trade. I just got done using this saw out in the shop and it cuts very nicely. It tracks a line without any effort and has a brand new set of teeth. I would like to trade for some old chisels if anyone is interested. 12tpi rip14” blade
|12-24-2013 05:08 AM||
Carbide Saw Files? - 4 replies
Does anyone know where I can find triangular saw files made of carbide? The files I am using right now have a somewhat short life span.
|10-26-2013 09:12 PM||
Help from the Plane Guys - Stanley No. G5 - 13 replies
I picked this plane up at a flea market today and have a few questions about it. My main concern is finding a replacement tote because the original is damaged. Will a standard Stanley tote fit? The casting is raised where the tote attaches to the sole. Second concern, the iron seems to be put together for bevel up usage. I know this isn’t ...
|09-22-2013 12:52 AM||
Can anyone tell me what tool these pieces go to? - 2 replies
I found these in a box of No. 45 parts. I am not familiar with them so I thought i would ask here. Thanks
|09-10-2013 03:37 AM||
Building Joinery Saws From Scratch - 5 replies
I have spent the last week cleaning up some old saws and have been bitten by the saw bug. I would like to try my hand at building a couple from scratch but am having a problem finding any details on making spines or finding a place online that sells them. I did come across the Wenzloff website but they don’t have any in stock. I was thinki...
|08-31-2013 02:12 AM||
A cool garage sale find today. - 10 replies
Stopped by a garage sale and found a neat looking box along with a few other items. it was dark in the garage so I didn’t get a good look at the box just noticed that it looked old. After we got home and I pulled it out I started looking at the details. My $3.00 garage sale buy is a music box from the late 19th century inlaid with ebony an...
|08-04-2013 04:04 PM||
Cutters for No. 45 - 3 replies
I picked these up a few days ago and figured I would see if anyone on LJ’s needs them. I would like to sell the lot of them for $70. Message me if interested.
|08-02-2013 01:46 AM||
I’ve been working on my second wooden plane and have run into a problem. The plane iron will not stay set with the wedge seated in place. There seems to be a good fit with even pressure but once I start making passes over a board the iron slides back inside. I am out of the shop for the night but plan to continue trouble shooting tomorrow....
|07-06-2013 03:17 AM||
Free Wilton Bench Vise for new woodworker. - 11 replies
Picked this vise up a few weeks ago at a garage sale with the unrealistic hope of finding a use for it. I already have a good vise so it is just taking up valuable space in my shop. If there are any new woodworkers in the San Diego area in need of a quality bench vise send me a message, it’s yours if you want it.
|03-30-2013 09:20 PM||
Help identifying this plane? - 7 replies
Picked up a few planes today and this one doesn’t have a makers mark.I am not knowledgable in planes and I know some of you gents are….any help is appreciated.
|03-02-2013 06:55 PM||
San Diego Craigslist find - Lumber - 4 replies
Anyone purchasing lumber in Southern California knows that prices are pretty high. I picked up some walnut this morning for 4 bucks a board foot, he has other species listed in the ad. http://sandiego.craigslist.org/csd/mad/3605222625.html
|10-31-2012 11:37 PM||
School Taught VS Self Taught - 57 replies
I have been spending a lot of time lately considering the benefits of woodworking school. I know I want a career in woodworking and I know I can get into it whether I go to school for it or not. What gets me is the learning curve. I have been putting in about 15-20 hours a week for the past 8 months and have made some decent progress in developi...