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02-10-2015 02:39 AM

Getting rid of sap - 9 replies

I had the idea to use the trunk from last year’s Christmas tree to turn a snowman or something similar as an ornament for future Christmases. (and make a new one each year). I know the wood is not ideal but I’m not looking to make masterpieces here. Today I went out and cut 12” from the base of the trunk and brought it in to...

01-17-2015 09:25 PM

King CH900C or Harbor Freight 34706 parts - 9 replies

Hi everyone,I was having some trouble with the speed adjustment on my lathe (mine is the King model, but I believe it is exactly the same as the HF model) and when I was fiddling with it today the reeves drive fell apart on me. Does anyone know where one could get parts for this machine. I’ve looked at the King manual for the lathe (http:/...

01-17-2015 02:47 PM

How would you drill this hole? - 11 replies

I’ve been working on this jewelry box for my sister for a long time now an finally got the sides glued up and the finish on. She likes it but has now asked for pegs to be installed on the inside to hook the ends of her necklaces on so they don’t tangle. We picked out these ones from Brusso: Problem here is that I’...

01-08-2015 03:41 AM

Square Shanked Forstner Bits - 9 replies

I was watching Tom Figden on Youtube today and saw that he was using square shanked forestner bits in his brace. I looked a little bit online and couldn’t find any for sale. Do you think they are custom ground or does anyone know of a place one could pick these up? Thanks. Also, Figden’s work is incredible. If you haven’t se...

12-24-2014 04:35 AM

Recent happenings aka What on earth is Vigilink - 63 replies

I’ve seen a number of posts lately about ads being placed within member’s postings and from what I have seen most people aren’t happy with it. The biggest complaint is that LJ is changing what we are posting. LJ admins say that only non-members should be able to see those links (but us members can) but that doesn’t change...

11-21-2014 08:27 PM

How to hang a shelf in this space - 9 replies

Hi Lumberjocks,My parents just moved into a new smaller house and my mom is looking for a way to get more space out of her kitchen. We had an idea to put a shelf above the island. She is fine with shelf brackets but I think it would look better if I could put up a shelf without any visible hardware. But I can’t think of anyway of doing it....

11-08-2014 01:14 AM

Congratulations advertisers - 28 replies

Just saw the “Announcement” (ahem, advertisement) for RTA cabinets on the main forum page. Way to reach your target audience by advertising to a group of people who actually build your product themselves. Not exactly your bread and butter customers. I don’t mind ads if they are relevant, this seems like a waste of everyone̵...

11-05-2014 01:01 AM

Sawstop adjustments - 10 replies

I was at my local Lee Valley today (see: and played around with their floor model of the 1.75 HP cabinet saw. I found the two hand wheels for adjusting the blade difficult to reach without bending over. They seem to be terribly low placed on the saw’s cabinet. So people who have a SS do you find it out ...

11-04-2014 09:13 PM

Lee Valley Customer Service - 3 replies

I snapped my roughing gouge a few days ago right at the ferule. I brought it in to Lee Valley just to ask if I could have done anything differently to stop it from breaking. They took one look at it and said, “Nope, it shouldn’t do that. Let me see if we have a replacement”. So now I’m back at the lathe and back to work. ...

10-30-2014 02:09 PM

Jack O'Lanterns - 4 replies

Halloween is almost here and I was just wondering if any LJ put their carving skills to work on their pumpkins. Pumpkin carving is a family tradition in my house. This one was done by the three year old (with a lot of help from his mom) This one here is my own Anyone else carving pumpkins this year? Share them here. Edit- can’t ge...

09-12-2014 09:21 PM

Veritas Unveiling - 6 replies

Anyone know what Lee Valley is coming out with tomorrow? I talked to a guy at the store today he said, ” I’d tell you but they’d kill me, or I’d have to kill you. One or the other!” However, he added that if you make A&C furniture you might want to be there.

09-11-2014 09:46 PM

Harbor Freight 34706 and equivalent power - 9 replies

My wife wants a farm style kitchen table with big turned legs. I was planning on glueing up some 6”x6”x29” blanks to turn those legs from but I’m not sure if my lathe will spin them. Anyone else ever turn anything that size on this lathe?

08-25-2014 06:18 PM

Stanley 45. Everything there? - 3 replies

I’m looking at getting a 45 for my birthday and saw this one for sale. Does it look like everything is there? I’m hoping to talk him down in price though I don’t have much more than $75 to spend. Am I low balling him?

08-10-2014 11:04 PM

Mitred box chip out help - 4 replies

Hi Lumberjocks. I’ve been working on a jewelry box for my little sister and have this beautiful piece of spalted birch to work with. It’s a pretty piece of wood but really soft and prone to hopping and tearing. I know I’m not going to get a perfect finish with this. However when I was cutting my mitred corners I got a big chunk...

07-01-2014 03:06 AM

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.

06-24-2014 02:22 PM

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.

06-11-2014 04:48 PM

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...

03-18-2014 09:47 PM

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.

03-03-2014 05:02 AM

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.

01-31-2014 10:18 PM

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?

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