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17 days ago

Make Your Own Musical Instruments - 5 replies

This youtube clip shows how easy it is to make a musical instrument.If you have any to add this might be a good forum for it as many are made of wood. But not many from carrots, LOL

176 days ago

Help With Wood Priming & Protection - 5 replies

Hi LumberjocksI need some help with a problem regarding some doors I have almost completed.They are ‘French doors’ for my niece & her hubby.I have used New Guinea rosewood which is a very durable outside timber and nice to work with.I will be handing them over soon and wan’t to protect them prior to off loading.It may be so...

252 days ago

Six Years Ago - 16 replies

What do you know!.Six years on Lumberjocks just went past and I didn’t even notice.It’s hard to believe it has been that long.One thing has to be said and that’s all the good people I have been in contact with during that time. Even though a lot of you are Yanks (LOL)LJ’s has contributed much to my skills levels and I hop...

296 days ago

The Men's Shed/Workshop or The Ladies Shed/Workshop - 16 replies

OK Jocks. Lets see some photos of the Sheds that catch your eye. Either inside or out or even your own shed.Here’s a couple to start off !!!

914 days ago

How About This For Table Design - 9 replies

These table designs and the mechanics are excellent.

1136 days ago

Here is a workshop you would want to avoid - 16 replies

This workshop has several OH&S issues but boy is there some thought that goes into it.Worth a look.Buy the way there is an element of wood working skill there somewhere. LOL

1181 days ago

Wooden Ball - 7 replies

The musical wooden ball.

1209 days ago


I need help with this one my fellow Lumberjocks.I am sure many of you out there have had a problem with a pop rivet gun (the basic hand tool type).Mine is that annoying problem when the gun won’t grip the rivet stem. It even happens with a relatively new tool.I have tried putting chalk dust between the jaws but it’s not very effectiv...

1489 days ago

Wooden Wheels on Henry Ford's T-Models - 2 replies

I couldn’t resist this one.Have a look at the production line of the early model Fords’, especially the wooden wheels.

1495 days ago

Sydney Working With Wood Show - 3 replies

I caught up with Sam Shakouri at the Sydney Working With Wood Show. It was good to have a talk with Sam and have a closeup look at his work. I can assure all you Jocks out there that Sam’s work is as good or better than the photos show.

1515 days ago


Thanks to all who wished us well on our Pacific cruise. If you are thinking one we could certainly recommend the Princess Cruise Line. They looked after us extremely well.We met this friendly Native in TahitiHere are a few pics that might interest you woodworkersAnother nice lady in Bora BoraCarving in Americam SamoaA ships lamp that I rather liked

1571 days ago

Happy Easter - 10 replies


1597 days ago

30,000 VIEWS FOR iNTERESTING TREES - 3 replies

Many thanks to those who have looked & contributed to my interesting trees blog. We have just hit 30,000 views. It just goes to show the great intest we have in the major source material for our projects & professions, and the beauty our trees possess in their natural state.

1600 days ago

TEASER - 5 replies

LETS SEE WHO GETS THE RIGHT ANSWER FIRST. > If:> 2 + 3 = 10> 7 + 2 = 63> 6 + 5 = 66> 8 + 4 = 96>> Then:>> 9 + 7 = ????

1604 days ago

Around The World At Sixteen - 8 replies

Sixteen year old Australian named Jessica Watson is circumnavigating the globe solo in a small yacht. Some say she is too young others say one very tenacious, courageous & spirited young girl. I lean towards the later. She has been at sea four months. She left Australia at the end of October & will not touch land until she returns. You...

1672 days ago

UK Lumberjocks-Mini Lathe - 1 reply

To all UK Lumberjocks. A friend is visiting us in Sydney & I showed him how to make wooden pens. He is interested in buying a mini lathe when he returns to Southampton. Can anyone advise where he could pick one up at a good price. Even second hand might suit.

1677 days ago

15,000 Posts - 13 replies

15,000 posts but who is counting. Where does the time go when you are having fun?. It’s Two years now & I must say what a great community Lumberjocks is. I have many new friends & for the price of making a small contribution have recieved limitless information on all types of woodworking skills.The best part is the international &#...

1701 days ago

What is it - 12 replies

A friend sent these pics in an email. Does anybody know what it is.It was packed away in her late mother-in-laws boxes along with pots and pans (but may not necessarily be a kitchen item). It appears to be stainless and approximately 8” X 8” and prongs are about 3-1/2” tall. Prongs aren’t sharp enough and spaced appropri...

1783 days ago

Swinging Cradle - 3 replies

Here’s one from the past, 1964 in fact. This may still appeal to some LJ’s today. Too late for Grumpy & the Mrs.

1785 days ago

Bandsaw Magic - 7 replies

Someone may have already posted this video but it was too good not to post. The amazing thing about it is he still seems to have all his fingers.Here is a link to the website as well

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