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946 days ago

How can I make shellac POP? - 2 replies

I just finished a coat rack. I put about 4-5 coats of shellac on it, it looks nice, but I think that it could look even better. I have 0000 wool on hand, but I still haven’t used it on a project like this. What should my next step be?

948 days ago

Has anyone ever?????? - 8 replies

I was wondering if anyone out there has ever made a hand scraper out of an old drywall floating knife? Or, if it would even be something that could be done?

1063 days ago

Is this Table Saw worth the money????? - 17 replies

Well, after growing out of my first TS ($99 big box beginner), I picked up a used Jet JTS-10. After a new belt and an alignment, I loved it, trusted it, loved it and spilled it. I brought it back from a job site and set it back on it’s stand in a hurry without bolting it back down. A week later, I went to roll it out of the way and…....

1373 days ago

What could I use to clean????? - 6 replies

I made a few projects about 9-10 months ago and never got around to finishing them. One of them is a martial arts belt display that has natural wood and painted features. Well, it has been sitting around collecting dust, webs and saw dust. I’m not really sure what to use to clean it without messing up the painted features by using a chemic...

1532 days ago

Veneer Tips, Please - 10 replies

After hosting the recent southeast Michigan LJ BBQ, I ended out being a very proud foster parent to a ton of veneers. I have at least three different species. Thanks given again to Dustin Ward! Anyway, I’m excited about getting started with them, but I don’t just want to rush into uncharted territory. So, here are at least a few of m...

1550 days ago

How should I store/prep slivers - 8 replies

A friend of mine gave me a few maple (what we call) “slivers” today. Basically, they are what you get when you take a trunk and cut (cross grain) 2 to 3 inch slabs. I’m hesitant to call them slabs because I’ve always known slabs to be long pieces that have been cut with the grain. They are basically like this one http://l...

1601 days ago

Southeast Michigan LumberJocks BBQ - 87 replies

This is just going to be a quick blog to get you to mark your calenders. I will post the rest of the details and a map in the very near future. I have mentioned in a few PMs that I’ve been thinking about hosting a southeast Michigan LJs BBQ this spring or summer at our beach property in Novi, MI. Well, I’ve finally come up with a definite dat...

1603 days ago

Loooooooong overdue wood gloat - 9 replies

I posted a blog a couple months ago asking about some lumber prices and ended out getting quite a bit of helpful feedback. Some of the (and probably the most helpful) feedback came from a local LumberJock, Russel. He told me about a lumber yard that is not too far from him and me. He told me about Michigan Hardwoods in Dryden, MI. and that he wa...

1619 days ago

Is it better too store a blade???????? - 7 replies

Hey, folks. Just another quick question about storage. Is it better to store your table saw blades horizontally or vertically? I’ve recently built the modular stroage bins from The Complete Small Workshop and I was wondering if I should dedicate one of the shelves to blade storage, not only for the few regular 10” blades but also for...

1646 days ago

Just wondering how you guys and gals...... - 5 replies

I’ve been spending some time in my new shop trying to get everything in order. I was just wondering how you guys and gals keep your drill bits organized. It seems like I not only have soooooo many different sizes of drill bits, but I’ve also got a million different types of bits. Like most folks in the trades, I’ve managed to a...

1675 days ago

A litlle help would be appreciated a lot. - 26 replies

Hello LumberJocks, I’ve been working with a bottom of the line table saw, the $99 Delta from Lowe’s. I was excited when I got it, because sadly enough, that was a lot of money for me to spend on anything. But I had no idea when I purchased it, how bottom of the it actually is. I could work with the small table surface and a few of...


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