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906 days ago

frameless barn doors - 5 replies

I have a commission for barn doors and they want the frame less type with vertical boards on the front and reinforced at the back with a Z-shape frame.I have always been afraid of that, it somehow doesn’t compile in my mind how it can resist, while i know it does. Anybody have any experience with building such doors? I always build mine...

934 days ago

some questions for drum sander users - 3 replies

Hello, i ordered the JET 22-44 OSCillating drum sander and it arrived yesterday, i spent the day installing it and extending my DC system to it. So far i am exited to really use it besides the tests i have done so far that were quite promising.I didn’t order the extension tables with it, because i planned on making my own. I was thinking o...

1023 days ago

short video tour of my shop and workbench demo - 11 replies

i made a video showing my assembly area and in particular my latest workbench and the adaptations i have made since.i am relatively shy, so i didn’t go through such a torture for nothing :) as the video is an entry for a contest held by festool belgium, the one with the most youtube votes wins €1000 in tools. anyway, i hope my english i...

1030 days ago

anyone LJ's in portland oregon? - 4 replies

I know a french woman who now lives in portland and she would like to make her own jewelers workbench, i mentioned LJ’s and offered to shout out for anyone who lives in the area and would be interested to help her out with some stages eventually. or just give out good adresses for lumberyards etc… anyone?

1097 days ago

wood gloat-almost - 1 reply

yesterday i saw an ad on the net from someone who said he was selling 56 reclaimed beechwood planks, in total about 0.7 cubic meter for €160, while beech usually goes for €700-1200/m3. it wasn’t too far so i called and made an appointment, went there and discovered it was plain pine. the guy couldn’t tell the difference and someone h...

1144 days ago

Kreg jig, worth it? - 32 replies

hello, i got some spare cash on a paypal account that i would like to get rid of, but in a profitable way :)not much, a bit over €50. i have been lurking at the kreg pocket hole jig, it seems popular in the states, though practically unknown in europe apparently.i basically have the choice between the junior kit and the mini jig, or should i inv...

1207 days ago

new Bosch excentric sander to come. - 2 replies

i stumbled upon the Bosch spring actions catalog for europe today in a store, where they present all their new tools and deals.i quickly went to the miter saw page and still no news in europe for their new glider saw thats been out in the states for a while.but i also saw their new excentric sander:http://www.bosch-presse.de/presseforum/details....

1225 days ago

fes-tool gloat - 20 replies

t’was my birthday last week and i hadn’t bought a new tool in months.and i pretty much have every tool i need, so what is left to do is to “upgrade” to better ones. been fighting the devil long enough and finally decided i would go the festool route.the tool i use most is my sander so i decided to start there, went out...

1269 days ago

whats the correct way of calculating a slab volume? - 4 replies

hey all, i buy my hardwood usually in rough slabs (with the bark on both ends)i don’t know how it works in the states but overseas hardwood is sold by the cubic volume, not by length.so for each slab they measure the average width, multiply by length and thickness (all in meters) and then multiply by the cost/cubic meter. then you have the...

1278 days ago

worst customer service in the country gets a piece of their own cake! - 12 replies

theres alot of customer service related topics and stories here, so i thought this may be appropriate though not woodworking related.the company in Belgium that had the worst customer service rating got pranked by a satiristic tv show.i bet you all know a company that deserves this! intro: a container gets delivered early in the moring in fro...

1283 days ago

LJ site looks weird since last week. - 8 replies

this is how the LJ site has been looking at least since friday.im am using firefox with the “noscript” plugin. even with the plugin turned off it shows that way (i zoomed out for showing)in internet explorer it looks normal.

1295 days ago

days when you feel youre gonna get injured. - 18 replies

am i the only one who occasionally has this feeling where you just know something bad will happen?when you feel that you have trouble concentrating and that youre unevitably gonna make a mistake or get injured.usually when i have this feeling i end up routing on the wrong side, slip with the chisel in my hand or assemble something upside down. ...

1332 days ago

do i deserve something for waiting over 2 months for my new machines? - 9 replies

on october 5th i ordered a whole new set of woodworking tools at a small dealer who was doing extra conditions for an “open door day”.the year has been good and i wanted better equipment to be able to work better or more comfortably. so i ordered a Robland 4hp tablesaw-shaper combo : http://www.robland.us/gb/nxtzwith an extra long...

1336 days ago

Whats a used Kapex worth? - 2 replies

im in the market for a miter saw, as i am going to rebuild a proper miter saw stand/woodrack, and my current miter saw is a no brand made in china, that works ok, but with a limited cut capacity and no accuracy at all.i have been searching systematically and daily every auction and second hand website in the country for a Bosch miter saw, my fav...

1372 days ago

2 days of work ruined - 12 replies

i have slammed wood pieces across the shop for much much less than this, this week after long weeks of planning i started the process of insulating a part of my workshop. first on the list was to make new double glazed windows, if found the double glazing on the net for verry cheap, it came from a mistake on a big construction…this is the ...

1375 days ago

heating advise, radiant or blowing? - 9 replies

hello, seems like the number of heating threads are exploding again.i am decided not to spend another winter in an un-insulated and un-heated workshop.let me tell you the current situation: my shop sits inside a 52 by105 ft long machine hangar, it takes up a corner of that space, about 16×52 ft. so i only have 2 walls, and the temp in the h...

1410 days ago

wich router for my routertable? - 1 reply

hello fellows, i am in the process of building my first router table (can see on the pic) and i am wondering wich of my current routers i should use in it. from left to right there is a Bosch GOF 1300 (1300 watts, hp isn’t used to define router power in europe so i have no idea of the hp) in the middle there is my first ever router, a B...

1411 days ago

reusing Festool vacuum bags? - 1 reply

has anyone managed to reuse the paper bags for their festool vacuum?i almost fell over when i saw the price of the 5 bags for my CT22 , $48 over here. so i thought “at that price im gonna be using the same bag over and over” but 2 months later im at my third bag already. i have only managed once to empty a bag and reuse it. but they ...

1469 days ago

how do you move around large things on your own? - 3 replies

2 days ago i assembled 2 mdf cabinet carcasses for my shop and let them rest on top of my assembly table for the night so the glue would set while on a flat surface. that was when i had my girlfriend helping me, the day after i was alone and had to take them down again.the first one went ok, they are quite heavy and there was no good grip, and m...

1505 days ago

advice needed on oak cabinet finish - 7 replies

in woodworking class we have been busy the last few months building a cabinet, a simple one with a door and a drawer above.the others made theirs in pine, wich is supplied for free, but i chose to make mine from french oak because i had never made hardwood furniture yet. so i spent near $350 for the wood alone. there are only 2 evenings left to ...

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