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688 days ago

Jigging in a straight line (a Stumpy Nubs Contest Entry) - 6 replies

A simple jig to keep my router on the straight and narrow when I need a straight line. Construction is simple. You need a factory edge from a sheet of plywood. I know I am making the assumption that the factory edge is straight, and NO, it is not accurate to +/- .0005, but then again, neither am I. Glue the fence on square to the facto...

768 days ago

Universal Equality - 5 replies

There is only one resource that everyone on earth has exactly the same as everyone else on earth and that is time. I wonder how well I use the time I have, perhaps it would be worth while to ponder how you use yours as well. Of course some have more days than others, but everyone’s day is exactly the same length, to within an accuracy of...

770 days ago

Emerald Ash Borer - 5 replies

This is a tree we had to cut because of the Emerald Ash Borer. I am milling the log by hand.

770 days ago

If We could get off our soap boxes I need help posting video - 8 replies

I tried to find instructions on how to post some video content and it appears there was a very informative video that The Woodwhisperer posted that is no longer there. I have two specific questions: What format is the best/ most efficient to post and is there a way to embed the video in a post or is it better to just post a link to Youtube? ...

780 days ago

I just cut down a tree - 3 replies

The evergreen blew over last summer and disturbed the roots of the crab apple, about half of it was dead last summer It is a crab apple or really hard cherry . The wood is white and It has a crotch that has about eight or ten branches all growing out of the same area. I am iin Indiana and would be willing to share with fellow LJR...

787 days ago

Can you do with out it or do it over - 5 replies

That is what you are saying when you do not routinely backup your computer files. Whether you are doing this for a hobby or running a business, one of the most important thing is to make a backup of the files you have stored on your computer. It is very simple to copy your files to a thumb drive and the thumb drives can hold all your files unl...

789 days ago

I'm just sayin' ... - 8 replies

The black part of a wood stove with a fire in it is probably not something you want to touch with your bare skin. It might be wise to keep a pair of tweezers and other splinterectomy surgical tools in the shop instead of having to come in the house. While it is mighty tempting to keep a refrigerator stocked with intoxicants in the shop, it...

797 days ago

Traditional Wood worker Question - 1 reply

I am contemplating purchasing some chisels from Traditiona WoodWorker.com it appears that they have a house brand that some company in Germany manufactures for them. The chisels look suspiciously like Hirsch or Two Cherries. Does anyone know of this firm or their tools? I scanned through the chisel reviews and we have surprisingly sparse info...

808 days ago

Timber or Lumber - 21 replies

One of the distinct pleasures of lumber lockin’ is meeting and talking with people from all over the world. It is pretty apparent that the lingua framca of this site is English. However, it is clearly evident to me that there are many different dialects of English in use and it is a side hobby of mine (Perhaps a result of my stint as a l...

821 days ago

Baby It's Cold Outside - 6 replies

Winter in Indiana is not like some places, but the shop was pretty cold tonight. I have managed to keep it from getting below freezing by judicious use of the wood stove, but it is closer between fires these days and tonight it is probalby going to get below 15F outside. At 5:30 it was 18 outside and 40 in the shop. I just came in from stokin...

830 days ago

Does anyone know of a Laser Cutting Service for Wood - 3 replies

I have seen the business card and knick knacks with an image laser etched in wood. I have a project coming up that I would love to be able to etch a company logo in. Does anyone know of a service that does this sort of thing in wood that can then be used in a project?

846 days ago

Just a bit Curious - 15 replies

And I will tabulate and post tomorrow morning. How many of you worked in your shops today?Are you a professional or a hobbiest?Does your significant other enjoy your shop time or resent it? Yes I worked in the shopHobbiestShe would pefer I stay there

848 days ago

Will poplar make a good bench top? - 7 replies

I have several logs from a large poplar tree we had to cut down two years ago. It is time to decide whether to turn it into lumber or firewood. I have had visions of splitting it and hewing it into the pieces for a workbench. I do not envision a Roubo bench, but more of a contemporary bench with features. I want to build it without using any...

849 days ago

It doesn't Get any better. - 3 replies

There is a fire in the stove warming up the shop, Mrs. Ham had a wonderful dinner ready when I got home from earning the daily bread, I don’t have to go into the office or sign on to the other computer until next Tuesday at 7:30, the Colts are playing tonight (oh well, it is still football and the Might win. I enjoy you people very much a...

854 days ago

Am I the only one? - 39 replies

I was going to take pictures of my shop to post when I joined a month or two ago and when I looked at the pictures I realized that my housekeeping in the shop is woefully inadequate. I then decided to embark on the “Great Shop Cleanup”. I see pictures of other LJ’s shops and realize that there are two worlds. The...

872 days ago

Saw. Chisel or Plane - 4 replies

I have decided that as I ‘mature’ I really would like to expand my repetoire of wood working skills. I have the knowledge of how to do things by hand, but not the experience, practice or quality tools. I am trying to decide which order I should upgrade my tools and decided that this forum might bring out an interesting discussion. ...

876 days ago

Firewood - 3 replies

I just bought this load of firewood from the local sawmill. These are slabs and crooks etc from the sawing process. This load is almost all white oak, but there is a little bit of walnut and one or two cherry slabs in this stack. I cut most of it into firewood, but some of the slabs end up being resawn and in projects. THis load cost $2...


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