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24 days ago

Small tool gloat - 4 replies

Did alright for myself today. Found all these clamps for sale for $15. They are only pipe clamps but I only had two clamps and now I have 11. Only two of the pipe clamps are Chinese.

31 days ago

Miller Falls 110 Miter Box - 5 replies

Does anyone here use a Miller Falls 110 Miter Box? Is it any good? The mechanism seems very similar to the miter box I already have (an orange no name thing) and I am not overly impressed with it. Does yours work well? Or would you recommend looking elsewhere? Thanks.

44 days ago

Vinegar and Steel Wool Ebonizing - 11 replies

I’m trying a steel wool and vinegar finish on spf and I’m not getting the dark finish that I’m seeing other people get. Instead I’m getting a red-brown that does not look nice at all. I’m using regular white vinegar and extra fine steel wool from Lee Valley. One thing I’ve noticed is that the wool doesnR...

128 days ago

Blog Navigation - 2 replies

I was just wondering if it was possible to have the button that gets you to the next blog posting in a series at the bottom the entry rather than at the top. That way when you are finished reading an entry you don’t have to scroll back up to the top to get to the next entry.

144 days ago

Can anyone ID these chisels? - 1 reply

Just saw a few chisels listed on Kijiji. Can’t make out the logo. Does anyone recognize the remnants of the decal? Sorry for the terrible picture. That is what the seller listed. Thanks.

174 days ago

Help me get the most of my new tool - 5 replies

Hey everyone, I just picked up a drill chuck for my lathe. I plan on making a few tops and a cryptex like this one: What other projects do you use this chuck for? Any tips or hints for using it?

212 days ago

Turnings coming out oval shaped - 18 replies

So I turned a pen for a Christmas present and once I put it together I noticed a problem. Here is the photo: As you can see the wood is not flush with hardware. When it was on the lathe it matched the bushings perfectly and it matches the hardware on the opposite side of the pen perfectly. It appears that the blank is being turned in an oval ...

226 days ago

Help mounting buttons on lathe - 5 replies

Alright, so I promised my wife that I would make some buttons on my lathe for a poncho she is crocheting for her sister for Christmas. First I’ll tell you what I tried to do and then hopefully someone can give me some advice on how to do it better.So I bought two 3/4” x 3/4” x 6” ebony pen blanks from my local Lee Valley....

243 days ago

Grey Cup! - 1 reply

Anyone watching the Grey Cup tonight? Go Roughriders!

255 days ago

Newbie questions about bowls - 6 replies

So I just finished turning my first bowl and I have a few questions. First off, here is my bowl, it is made of walnut, hopefully you can see some of the things I’m asking about.Alright, so first thing that I noticed was that I got a lot of tear out on the end grain. both on the outside and the inside of the bowl. Even sanding with 80 sandp...

292 days ago

ID a hammer head - 11 replies

I found a rusty framing hammer head behind my house the other day. I was cleaning it up and I found a logo on it that looks like a bear paw or a dog paw. Anyone know what brand that is? Thanks.

330 days ago

Chainsaw Dovetails (Scary) - 10 replies

Scariest Dovetails I’ve ever seen:

336 days ago

Getting enough lumber - 4 replies

Ok, I don’t want to be a pain but I was wondering if someone would double check my numbers to make sure that I’m getting enough lumber for my project. This is the first time that I will be buying lumber and I just want to make sure that I’m doing it right and getting enough. So if someone is willing to help me out I would reall...

361 days ago

How do you finish pine? - 5 replies

My wife came home with some cheap pine shelves that she got on sale. They are unfinished and she wants me to stain them a dark espresso colour. I’ve finished a few pine things before and I’ve never really been happy with the results. So, how do you wise and venerable lumberjocks finish your pine projects? Any tricks you might like to...

363 days ago

Quarter Sawn White Oak in Vancouver - 4 replies

Lumber selection here in Saskatoon isn’t that fantastic. We’ve got one supplier (Windsor Plywood) and their prices can be pretty high. I’m going to be in Vancouver in August and was wondering where people get their lumber from. Specifically I’m looking for some quarter sawn white oak for a stickley side table reproduction...

388 days ago

Happy Canada Day - 7 replies

Happy Canada Day Lumberjocks! How many Canucks do we have here and where are you all from? I’m from Saskatoon, SK.

404 days ago

This has gotta be a typo - 3 replies

Just saw this ad on Kijiji. I told him I’d take it. Haven’t heard back yet but we’ll see if that if $40 is his real price or if he forgot a zero!

412 days ago

Disston Canada K-14 - 1 reply

Can anyone tell me anything about this saw. It is a Disston Canada K-14. I looked around the Disston Institute website and didn’t see anything about it. The only picture I have of it is this tiny one I found online: I picked it up for a dollar today.

416 days ago

Mandrel won't stay tight - 4 replies

Ok, this might be a stupid question but I want to make sure that my problems are confined to the one I know about. Anyway, I got a King CH900C lathe from Kijiji (Canada’s craigslist) for $60. Not a bad price in my opinion. The only thing I had on hand to try it out on was a pen kit that I had gotten a while ago to do at my brother’s ...

423 days ago

filing from a cross cut to a rip - 10 replies

Does anyone know if you can refile a cross cut tooth pattern to a rip tooth pattern. Do you have to file the cross cut teeth flat before re cutting the rip teeth.

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