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725 days ago

Looking for lathe purchase help - 13 replies

Im looking to upgrade from my cheap HF mini lathe to something more robust. I have been eyeing the Grizzly G0462 since it has the specs Im looking for (and can afford). I saw the following on craigslist today: Im sure some of you out there own one of these lathes and Im looking for yo...

898 days ago

Help!! A tree ate my bicycle!!! - 7 replies

I saw this picture the other day on facebook associated with it’s false story according to Nevertheless, trees do amazing things and this is proof! Check out the video on Snopes…. amazing!

920 days ago

Is it odd that I'm attracted to Cocobolo? - 23 replies

I’m just curious if anyone else has a strange attraction to this wood. Any chance I have I use the stuff. I love how it looks, smells and machines. I bought a decent size piece a few months back 60”x9×2.75” at less than $12 a bf. The price was the main reason I bought it. Since then I have made a small box, a serving tra...

972 days ago

Caught my first fish at the new house! - 18 replies

I recently moved to a lakehouse just off the Mojave river in So-Cal. I love fishing and have been spending alot of time trying to figure out what the local fish like to eat. Apparently they love shoes and not trout spinners:I saw this shoe just off my dock and decided it should be removed from the lake. Imagine my suprise when I pulled it up ...

1048 days ago

Jesus for real? - 45 replies

I think everyone needs to check out this LJ and his posts/projects..

1051 days ago

looking for opinions - 6 replies

This post is actually wood working related, but I felt best to place it in the non-shop area. I have a coworker/friend who asked me to build a modified blanket chest for him to give to his wife for her birthday. He wanted it made out of cherry. For friends and family I will generally draw up a cost estimate and let them compensate me for my time...

1163 days ago

Baseball Bat Research - 1 reply

I just saw this video on Yahoo regarding the department of forestry researching why bats have been breaking. When I was growing up i was tought to have the “label” facing up so that I would be hitting with the “edge grain” portion of the bat. I found out immediately when I tried facing the “label” towards the ...

1170 days ago

Memorial plaque FREE TOOLS!!!!!!!!!!!!! - 12 replies

I have been asked to build a plaque for to celebrate a fallen brother. It will be used to designate a conference room in memoriam of the fallen soldier. The intent is to have his rank and name engraved into the wood across the top of the plaque with his picture underneath and a metal plaque attached below the photo giving the history of the sold...

1213 days ago

Hangar beams/Old growth? - 7 replies

We have a couple of old hangars that are being demolished where I work(Barstow-Daggett Airport). The following is an excerpt from the all knowing wikipedia: “During World War II the airfield was used by the United States Army Air Force Fourth Air Force The base was first constructed by the Douglas Aircraft Company to modify the A-20 ...

1256 days ago

Hawaiin Koa - 3 replies

I happened upon a CL add for Hawaiian Koa today and bought a few shorts. It’s beautiful wood. If youre in the So. Cal area you may be inclined to check it out. I plan on buying a bit more so save some for me! The pic shows as follows: 1 piece I squared and planed then hit with 400g sandpaper, 1 Piece squared straight from the planer, 1 pie...

1257 days ago

Good wood! in the Inland Empire Area - 5 replies

I recently moved to Barstow CA and am looking for a place to buy lumber. I suppose that it could be due to the lack of trees in the Barstow area, it seems the only place for wood of any sort is my local Home Depot. Im looking for a place that sells Maple and Walnut specifically but will be looking for other types in the future. The closer to Bar...

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