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|51 days ago||
For my wood carving friends - boxwood lobster! - 4 replies
I am not a wood carver, but I certainly appreciate all you folks do. I thought you would enjoy this. I am astounded – watch the video! http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2014/06/artist-ryousuke-ohtake-carves-incredibly-realistic-lobster-from-boxwood/ Peace, Buzz
|103 days ago||
Good morning my friends, My son, who lives in the mountains near Nederland Colorado, is getting married this September. I live in South Central Pennsylvania. My wife and I want to make them a pair of the WoodWhisperer’s Adirondack chairs as a wedding gift. I made one previously with the guild build. As I was riding into work this mor...
|285 days ago||
Any Lumberjocks in the Savannah, GA area? - 0 replies
Greetings, My brother in law lives in Savanna and needs a bit of assistance. He wants to build a cherry table, but does not have the equipment or shop to glue up and flatten the top. He feels he can handle the rest. Would anyone be able to help him out? He says the table will be 30* 72 or so. He would provide the lumber unless you could make ...
|398 days ago||
Bandsaw guide question - 1 reply
Folks, I have noticed that several types of band saws (my Grizzly included) have the rear bearing perpendicular to the blade rather than in line with the blade. Logic would say that the bearing should turn with the blade rather than apparently just scraping against it. What am I missing? The Carter replacement guides are in line. Why ar...
|434 days ago||
Plywood - To precut or not... - 14 replies
Getting ready to start on the new kitchen cabinets…. We all know that plywood, if given the opportunity, will warp. I will need to buy more than I can use due to the distance I have to go to get the good stuff. Will it warp less if I pre-cut it into size before i am ready to work on it? i.e. if I cut all the sides to 24 by 30.5 are they...
|452 days ago||
I am in the process of building kitchen cabinets. SHMBO wanted to look at IKEA for ideas for shelf liners, bins, etc. We came away mostly empty, but in one kitchen setup I noticed this. This is something that she really wanted, so we got it. I was looking at it tonight to test it in a prototype cabinet I made. It is made by Blum! I was ama...
|466 days ago||
Greetings folks,I am planning on building our kitchen cabinets (European style). I have settled on the Blum Full Extension undermount for the slides. My question is for the appliance garage. It will be 12 inches deep, so the counter in front will be about 12 as well. I would like to put in a pull out tray or shelf to put a heavy mixer on and a t...
|873 days ago||
New Dewalt 788 scroll saw.... Where do i start? - 12 replies
Hi folks,I just scored a new 788 that had been sitting in this guys garage for 5 years. It has never been used. With stand it was only $225! Woo Hoo! (Thanks Dan!) Anyway, there is a ton of info out there about this saw obviously. So much that it is overwhelming. Can I get some suggestions on where to start? How to set it up properly, what ki...
|1189 days ago||
Drawer slides for a shelf - 8 replies
Greetings folks,I need your wisdom yet again.I made a cabinet for my wife which she loves. Of course it needs to be modified already. :-) I made a section of it with 1/2” plywood shelves using adjustable shelf brackets to support them. She decided that it would be more convenient if the shelves could pull all the way out.So the question of...
|1208 days ago||
Band Saw Thrust Bearings - 5 replies
Probably a simple question… Why do some types of bandsaws have the thrust bearing set perpendicular to the blade, and some are in the same line as the blade. Is there an advantage to one vs the other? It seems strange that some (including my grizzly) are perpendicular with the blade touching the side of the bearing rather than the edge ...
|1247 days ago||
I am only planning to go tomorrow (Friday). There are a bunch of classes I want to attend so I’m not sure I can get everything done I want to. I may have to go back on Saturday. I hope not as it is a 2 1/2 hour drive for me Hope to see some other LJ’s there! I will be wearing a flannel shirt (what else?) and a blue Harpoon Brewery...
|1249 days ago||
Searching...... - 1 reply
I love this site! As it has grown, trying to keep up with everything is a bit like drinking from a fire hose! I would have no time to work in the shop (or eat or sleep!) if I tried to read everything and comment on everything that deserves a comment, which is most everything! One thing that I think would make it a bit easier would be the sear...
|1253 days ago||
Drill press speed - 15 replies
Hi my friends, I have an older drill press that requires me to change the belt position to change the speed. It has settings for 460, 750, 1180, 1680 and 2420 RPM. Ok, I know if was following all guidelines, I would change the speed every time according to the size of the drill bit and type of material. But being the extremely lazy person I a...
|1298 days ago||
OK folks, I’ll admit it…. I’m a hoarder of nuts, bolts, springs, and whatever else is left over from putting things together or taking them apart. Now my problem is, I have way too much of it to easily deal with. I could give over to my anal retentive side and spend hours and hours sorting and organizing it, but then I...
|1331 days ago||
2 Questions....... - 6 replies
Hello my friends, Some advice please.. I was gluing up some box joint boxes this evening and gluing both sides of each corner and wondered was I overdoing it? ( I tend to do that!). The box was made out of 1/4 inch thick wood with 1/4 fingers. When gluing a joint like a box joint, is it necessary to apply glue to both edges? What about oth...
|1350 days ago||
Hi there, A buddy of mine helped me harvest a bunch of Wormy Chestnut from a couple of cabins that are due to be torn down. The cabins were built in the 30’s by the CCC (Civilian Conservation Corp). The cabins were in really bad shape, but we were able to get a lot of wood out of it. Everything from true dimensional 2×4 chestnut to...
|1390 days ago||
Bird's beak shelving supports? - 20 replies
Greetings, My wife showed me this picture out of her Martha Stewart magazine. http://www.marthastewart.com/photogallery/marthas-50-top-kitchen-tips#slide_2I have never seen this type of shelf support. It is kind of interesting. Anyone know how is it typically made? Just curious…..
|1395 days ago||
Can I 'prefinish' my project? - 5 replies
Hi there,I am building a tansu style set of bookshelves. There are 28 panels in this beast. The panels are now done and I am ready to start preparing them for joinery. Due to variations in the wood (Walnut trimmed baltic birch), the panels are all a bit different from each other. I’m sure once I finish them, they will look different than ...
|1504 days ago||
Finish for stacking cabinets - 1 reply
Greetings fellow LJ’s,I am working on a project building bookshelves in a Tansu style. One concern I have is what finish to use. Since the cabinets will be stacked right on top of one another, how do I prevent them from sticking together over time? The ability to move the sections around is appealing, but the finish peeling is not! I am th...
|1534 days ago||
Sigh.... Arbor day coming - 3 replies
Well life continues to be ‘interesting’.... I was excited about a load of walnut I got the other day and was looking forward to using it. Before I started though I had been having trouble with my Freud dado blades. Just using the 2 outer blades for a 1/4” cut, I was getting these strange little shoulders in the bottom of the...