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|12 days ago||
Grey Cup! - 1 reply
Anyone watching the Grey Cup tonight? Go Roughriders!
|25 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...
|62 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.
|100 days ago||
Chainsaw Dovetails (Scary) - 10 replies
Scariest Dovetails I’ve ever seen:http://youtu.be/dyXFE_biEwc
|106 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...
|130 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...
|133 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...
|158 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.
|174 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! http://saskatoon.kijiji.ca/c-buy-and-sell-tools-power-tools-Table-saw-W0QQAdIdZ494857216
|182 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.
|186 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 ...
|193 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.
|214 days ago||
Cloud Lift proportions - 6 replies
I’m making my wife some greene and greene inspired planters for Mother’s day. The planter will be six inches tall and I’m wondering how large I should make each ‘lift’. I should add that the box will only be two feet wide. I was thinking that 3/4” would be enough but does anyone know if Greene and Greene had s...
|265 days ago||
Vibrating saw - 6 replies
One of my first quality tools I’ve gotten is a Pax crosscut saw. I was cutting some softwood 2×4s for a project this morning and I noticed that when I pull the saw back the tip of the blade vibrates quite violently. As the vibrating blade gets pulled through the kerf it makes a terrible noise. Am I doing something wrong? I’ve tr...
|359 days ago||
Can only get one saw: rip or crosscut - 12 replies
My wife decided she wanted to get me a saw for Christmas and told me to pick one. I don’t have either a crosscut or a rip saw so my question for you all is will one of these saws perform the task of the other saw better. That is: will a rip saw make crosscuts more efficiently than a crosscut saw will perform rip cuts? If you could only hav...
|369 days ago||
.4 mm or smaller rollerball pen kits - 2 replies
I’ve just started turning pens but I’ve got a problem. I’m quite particular about what kind of pen I write with and I am having trouble finding a kit in the style that I like. I don’t like to write with pens that have a tip wider that .5 mm; .4 is better, basically the smaller the better. Does anyone know if kits exist fo...
|419 days ago||
English Hazelwood blanks - 10 replies
I recently got my MA in history and I would like to turn a pen for my supervisor as a thank you. He studies medieval magic and so I thought that it would be fitting to make him a pen from hazel wood. It was the traditional wood for wands and was considered to have magical properties. As far as I know its only magical property is being nowhere to...
|469 days ago||
American Elm - 11 replies
My neighbour is thinking about cutting down a great big elm tree in his backyard. I thought it might be a good opportunity to stock up on some lumber but then I thought, I don’t think I’ve seen anything built with elm. Does anyone have any experience working with it? Another problem I might have is dutch elm disease. The tree is heal...