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12-22-2017 11:42 PM

A significant event regarding Xmas - 3 replies

News storyDateline: December 21, 2017Headline: Celebrity criminal case dismissed by Judge Constance Harm. In the town of Springfield, Judge Constance Harm J.D. dismissed, with obvious regret, all criminal charges against celebrity defendant Nicholas S. Claus citing the lack of presence of the claimants (George R. Inch and Ebenezer “Ebby...

11-23-2017 02:33 PM

Plywood vs manufactured wood in shop/outdoor furniture - 23 replies

Noob type, complex question. Feel free to shoot me. But this IS a serious question. I AM new at this, so here goes. Plywood has more of a “quality build feel” to it than MDF even for shop furniture to me, at least in looks. But is there more to it than just what meets the eye? I’ve read up on MDF, OSB, hardboard and other...

09-19-2017 03:10 PM

Is it my technique or is it the saw? - 46 replies

Finally got around to actually using an older Craftsman table saw that I picked up very cheaply from Craigslist a couple weeks ago. I started to cut some very dense pallet wood, roughly about 2” x 4” x 40” – one of the 3 or 4 large pieces that make up the key support structure of most pallets. I have no idea what type of ...

09-16-2017 01:57 AM

Fliptop axle - 12 replies

Am early in the process of making my first real project – very early. It’s a mobile fliptop unit for a mitre saw and planer. I’ve looked all around the Net and here at LJ and have most of “my” design worked out. From a relatively large number of design variations, I’ve measured my mitre saw and planer, sett...

08-23-2017 12:30 PM

Humidity and environment concerns - 4 replies

New guy here – first post.Brand new woodworker starting to kit out the workspace via Harbor Freight and Craigslist on a retired guy’s fairly restricted budget. My current concern has to do with limiting humidity and environmental effects as my “shop” will be outside under an 2-car carport with 2 open sides in the SE Lo...


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