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03-08-2018 02:37 PM

Planing thin wood - 4 replies

A while ago, someone asked about this process. My suggestions were what I do. But, Stumpy nubs just posted a new journal with this video by Nick Ferry. A better method of doing the job.

02-21-2018 03:03 PM

Mesquite and glass river table...progress picture - 24 replies

The mesquite was one large, 8/4 live edge slab. Split down the middle and live edges turned in.A pattern for the glass was sent to a glass shop where it was cut. The slab pieces were arranged, the curvy glass was stuck to the slab pieces with carpet tape. A 1/2X1/4” top bearing router bit was guided along the edges of the glass. Walnut le...

09-22-2017 12:05 AM

Swaged piano hinges - 10 replies

Can anyone please point me to a site where brass, swaged piano hinges can be purchased? Thanks for your help.

09-17-2017 03:43 PM

What laptop do I need? - 18 replies

I’ve got a small Gearbest laser engraver on order and I have no laptop. Which small one would be best for running their software? And, are their other methods for importing designs?Thanks, guys.

05-22-2017 12:11 AM

Free lathe for any AZ guys or anyone else - 26 replies

I’ve been bequeathed a Walker Turner Driver Line lathe and some Craftsman chisels. It’s the bench top model but, there is a stand for it.Looks like a fairly new motor. I have no need for it. Come and get it.I’m in Snowflake, AZ. Please contact me by Thursday if interested.

04-18-2017 02:20 PM

Does anybody have a 3D printer? - 10 replies

The company that made my router fence is out of business and I need some replacement inserts. Approximately 6” by 3” and 1/2” thick. If someone would care to tackle this, please PM me and we can discuss it further. Pictures with exact dimensions can be provided. I’m not even close to proficient with CAD or Sketchup.Thank...

01-15-2017 02:17 PM

A great business opportunity - 5 replies

Due to rapidly declining health, this gentleman needs to sell this Shopsmith repair business.If you are mechanically minded, here is a great little business with a ready made and loyal clientele.More info

09-20-2016 04:17 PM

To measure or not to measure - 18 replies

In another venue, I was asked about my method of measuring in the field and shop. The response is below. Hope you find it useful. In my shop there is a seldom opened drawer full of tapes, rules, dial indicators and calipers of all kinds. Some instruments are metric, some are imperial, some have readouts in thousandths, some are, through use, ...

09-18-2016 05:04 PM

Gophers - 22 replies

Anybody know of a way to get rid of them?We are being overwhelmed with them.

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.

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