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08-23-2016 05:23 PM

What Hinge Do I Need? - 6 replies

For a case about 44” long X 7” deep X 12” wide. The case, excluding the bottom will be from 5/8” hardwood. It’s a Centennial rifle display case and won’t be opened and closed often. I wanted to use quadrant hinges but I’m not sure they would be strong enough. I do not want to use a piano hinge.Any sugges...

12-20-2015 03:49 PM

Rifle case - 4 replies

I need to build a couple rifle cases for individual commemorative rifles. Can anyone point me to a plan or video?

07-04-2015 12:28 PM

Windows 8.1 users!! Please help!! - 9 replies

This is driving me batty.When I click on image to insert a picture, windows automatically brings up “One Drive” and it’s components. If I use any component such as “pictures” or “Documents” to find my picture, LumberJocks won’t accept it.I’m too dumb to figure out how to tell Windows to not b...

02-15-2015 01:48 PM

Need a bit of help - 8 replies

I want to build an A&C lamp shade.I am geometrically challenged.3 way miters will be a challenge to cut, but worse, I can’t figure the angles. Are there plans and directions out there?I cannot find any other than a book by Adams, (first published around 100 yrs ago) with some line drawings. I ordered the book, but from looking at the s...

02-05-2015 10:48 PM

HELP PLEASE! - 17 replies

I need to thickness several lengths of 3/8X3/8 stock down to 5/16 square. I’m skeered to use the planer or TS.Can anybody point me to a youtube video or maybe a post on LJs where a disk sander or a small drum sander in a drill press is used to accomplish this task. Thanks! Your help will be greatly appreciated.

01-15-2015 01:51 PM

Another Great Tips Compendium - 7 replies

Woodworking Tips

01-13-2015 03:18 PM

Just Took A baby Step..... - 16 replies

....into the modern world. Our sons gave us a Kindle fire HDX and Fire TV stick for Christmas. It’s a wondrous toy, for sure. I’m still discovering all the neat things it can do. While messing with it, I found that You Tube has the full set of Sketchup for Woodworkers tutorials. Now I can set up the Kindle and watch while wo...

01-11-2015 11:38 PM

This is Great - 16 replies

11-28-2014 12:30 PM

Stew-Mac Ultimate Scrapers - 18 replies

Had an opportunity to use my recently acquired Stew-Mac scrapers on some walnut inlaid curly maple drawer fronts. The walnut is a 1/4” strip lengthwise on the drawer front that forms pulls as it passes over two forstner formed recesses. I used the scraper to level the walnut even with the maple.These little scrapers are designed for luthie...

11-25-2014 11:32 PM

Season's Greetings - 20 replies

Let me be among the first to wish all you fine LJs a wonderful holiday season. No matter how or what you celebrate, enjoy and share. And, if you travel, be very safe.

11-20-2014 02:48 PM

Need Help in Designing Applied Scrollwork - 8 replies

Many WW supply outlets have nice appliques(?) to dress up period pieces but the majority are for straight line use. I need some for arched mirror/picture frames. Here is an example of one that would work. I’d like to break it in half, curve it downward on each side and insert an oval for a scrolled initial. Thanks.

11-01-2014 01:30 PM

What to do with a broken planer - 18 replies

My Delta bit the dust. Not sure what went awry, something started rattling and the blades quit turning. Haven’t opened it up yet. Probably a broken chain drive.Took the opportunity to get a DW735. Now I have this Delta with a good motor and I’m wondering if youse guys have any ideas for repurposing it.Door stop? Boat anchor?

08-21-2014 12:48 PM

Serendipity? - 22 replies

Serendipity is defined as “the occurrence and development of events by chance in a happy or beneficial way”. Not sure the following actually conforms to the definition, but I found it sorta neat. In order to neutralize some acid, I mixed up a couple tablespoons of baking soda in about 12 ounces of water. I used a short piece of 3/...

07-15-2014 02:26 PM

Could be useful - 7 replies

Penetrating epoxy. In the video, they are restoring a weather checked dinghy seat but, it would work as well on new wood that may be exposed to the weather. And, I’m wondering if it could be used on a bar or counter top. Certainly useful on any project where you’d want a super durable finish.

04-28-2014 10:31 PM

IE Explorer Very Vulnerable Now - 8 replies

Got this message on another forum.Be aware. The following is an excerpt from an email I just received from our IT manager: We have come to that point: It’s no longer safe to use Internet Explorer 8 as your web browser. Because Windows XP (and its Internet Explorer 8) are no longer supported by Microsoft, their security was already ha...

04-08-2014 10:58 PM

A precision fence for my Shopsmith - 11 replies

I know that most people here on LJs are not Shopsmith users, but some one might get an idea for another application. Besides, I wanted to show off my little jig. I’m sorta proud of it. The Jointech fence and router table attached to my MK5 is an absolute joy to use….as long as frequent table height adjustments are not needed. (as ...

04-01-2014 05:38 PM

Free NIB!!! - 49 replies

As of 4/1/14 I’ve got a whole unopened box of post holes to give away.Just pay postage.

03-20-2014 10:30 PM

Incra Freebie - 13 replies

I was reorganizing the shop and ran across these items. Pic#1 shows an Incra “Mike” Micro Positioner, the box it came in, the hex wrench to adjust it and a stop for the Incra fence. The Positioner is 12” long.I have no use for these and would like for someone to have them that can use them. Just pay shipping. Pics# 2 & 3...

02-13-2014 03:46 PM

Anybody know anything about this plane? - 15 replies

Picked this up a few years ago. No identifying marks. The remaining blade is a Craftsman. I’d like to restore it. Maybe even use it, but not being a galoot, I don’t really know what task its for. Two blades???? And, it’s missing a fence. Any thoughts about where one could find a fence for it? Thanks in advance for...

01-27-2014 07:37 PM

Has this ever happened to you? - 20 replies

Went out to the shop this morning and found that all my tools had been stolen and replaced with exact duplicates.

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