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187 days ago

More Ads? - 104 replies

I’m logged in, on Firefox. I just noticed something new. Whatever thread I click on, the bottom of the original post has two ads. It used to be just the ads on the right/top/bottom of the page. Is this new or ??

188 days ago

WTB/WTT: Sargent VBM Cutter - 13 replies

I’m still looking for a cutter for a Sargent VBM plane. It’s the size equivalent of a Stanley #2 – I think that makes it a #7. The cutter currently in the plane is a Stanley (late type 11 logo) and it works, but it’s not original. I’m not rich, but I do have tools to trade so if you have a #2 sized Sargent VBM Cu...

188 days ago

Good scrollsawn puzzle video - 6 replies

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i0t65uSf1CE This is a video about cutting out scrollsawn puzzles. It’s long (1:41) but you can skip around until you find something interesting, and the actors are definitely amateurs, and I’m pretty sure the sound guy and the cameraman were hired from the junior high’s AV club, but if you c...

192 days ago

Source for thick clear vinyl?? - 17 replies

I have two dog doors that I need to replace one flap each on. For my size, my brand, the cost is $35 each. $35 Each. That isredonkulous. No, it’s beyond redonkulous and quickly approaching “KMA I’ll never buy another of your products again you lecherous thief; I hope your company goes bankrupt and you end up sleeping in a ca...

195 days ago

Anyone on LJ from Idaho? I've got a complaint to make. - 46 replies

Just like the title says – is anyone on Lumberjocks living in the great state of Idaho? I have a small grievance to file.

202 days ago

spray adhesive - what's the trick? - 18 replies

I’m new to the whole scrollsawing thing. Can someone tell me please what the trick is to getting the spray adhesive to make the paper stick to the wood? I’m using a can of DURO All-Purpose Spray Adhesive (Blue can, 01-81088 might be the model #). I spray the wood, apply the paper, it peels off. I spray the paper, apply it to the wood...

202 days ago

My broken miter gauge (JET) = FIXED - 20 replies

I got this miter gauge in a box lot years ago and never used it because it’s broke or missing a simple screw and I can’t figure out how it’s supposed to go together securely. There is a hole where, on all my other miter gauges, a bolt goes through the bar and threads onto the gauge itself. On this gauge there are no threads. ...

203 days ago

Ryobi - Did you know they made more than toys? - 19 replies

If you’re like me, when someone says Ryobi you think of the company putting out such gadgets as the BS903 (currently sold at Toys-R-Us as “Baby’s First Bandsaw” ) or the RTS10 – an absolute failure as a tablesaw, but a surprisingly good vegetable and soft-meat slicer if you’ve got an industrial-themed kitchen....

210 days ago

Help needed, first scrollsawn piece. - 19 replies

I’m doing this ornament as my first ever scrollsawn piece. It’s going very easy – even the intricate stuff around the olive branch. But now I’m stuck on the last two cuts (the arrows point to them) The one on the bottom is very thin. Like slightly more than a blade thick. Do I just drill a hole with a very small dr...

210 days ago

Bah Humbug - An Arizona Christmas Tale - 16 replies

Santa got plastered on eggnog and thought he’d sneak over while I was asleep and watch pay-per-view on my big screen. Well he couldn’t navigate the little roof on this shack I call home so he ended up clipping the satellite dish before putting a big dent in the swamp cooler. Then, rather than ring the doorbell like a normal person he...

215 days ago

How About Some Sticky Threads? - 29 replies

Dear New Site Owners, Some of the other forums have sticky threads that are always up top of the list. They are usually full of the information that is asked for 2 dozen times a day – How do I do X, where can I find Z etc.I think we could use some stickys here. I know scrollsaw blades – sizes and uses and where to buy – have...

230 days ago

Looking for the cheap stamped press-on brass hinges. (Found!) - 21 replies

I’m looking for those brass hinges you see on cheap wooden boxes They’re small and thin and don’t take screws. The outer edge of each leaf is bent 90 degrees and serrated and it is pressed into the wood. You usually see them on throwaway type boxes if that makes sense. Anyone know what they’re really called, and where I c...

231 days ago

Whatzit4? - 20 replies

I feel like I’ve asked this before but forgotten the answer. So here it is again. This time I promise to write it down.I have a few of these bits. They are some sort or drill bit, or maybe milling bit or router bit. I think they are carbide because they are much heavier than regular drill bits of the same size. The finish on them is also m...

235 days ago

Help me reverse this motor please. - 19 replies

I’m not scared of electricity or motors but this one has me stumped. I need to reverse the direction it’s running and there is no diagram on/in it. It’s a JET 3/4 HP, 110/220 1725 rpm 4-pole motor. I opened it up inside expecting to see more wires than this: I’ve got a black and red coming out to one lead.I’v...

237 days ago

I just blew up my oven. (FIXED!) - 24 replies

Cooking dinner – the last chicken pot-pie in a Marie Callenders 4-pack – and the oven died a violent death. It was about 5 minutes into cooking and I just happened to be in the kitchen with my back to the oven when I heard a loud pop and a big hissing and cracking noise like you get when welding. I turned around and looked at the ove...

239 days ago

saw and axe info - a website worth checking out. - 6 replies

This has probably been mentioned on LJ before, but here it is again for anyone who missed it. The Federal Highway Administration has a bunch of publications by the US Forest Service. You can download pdf versions of all sorts of saw books – crosscut saws, how to choose them, how to sharpen them, how to identify them in the wild (so you ...

246 days ago

Needed - switch for drill press - 29 replies

I’m finally finishing the refurb on a Craftsman 113.24560 drill press. It came with most of the electrical guts missing. (It had a 1/3hp motor that had been soaking in water, no other electrical whatsoever). Original replacement parts are no longer available. Here’s the diagram: All that stuff sits in the head of the drill pre...

247 days ago

Need help converting yellow scans to white - 12 replies

Although I prefer a hardcopy, I’ve downloaded quite a few old books and catalogs while doing old-tool research. It seems that 99 times out of 100 the original was yellowed with age and the people doing the scan just tossed it through the machine without tweaking the color settings so I’m left with a pdf that looks like this: (That...

249 days ago

Is the site going whacky today or is it just my computer? - 21 replies

User avatar images are all gone – I just see a white box with the backup words “View soandsos profile”. Those who never added their own image still have the generic guy-wearing-suspenders on a brown background thing. On reviews all the images are gone. On projects there are pics on the first page but the columns are all o...

277 days ago

Free Video on Saw Sharpening (There's a catch) - 8 replies

If you’re into saws, I’ve got a video by the late Tom Law called Hand Saw Sharpening. It was made by ALP Productions in 1999. It’s free to the first person who tells me he/she needs it. There’s just a couple of catches. 1. You gotta be in the US. Sorry, I’m not being xenophobic it’s just that I’m too ...

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