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|715 days ago||
Fifth Anniversary on LUMBERJOCKS ! - 30 replies
When Dan posted his 5 year anniversary, I noticed I joined just four days after he did. (that, plus he posted a comment on my home page wishing me a happy five years here, so I’m guessing he’s right and going with it). Five years! How about that, huh. Lee
|1524 days ago||
Darkening Mahogany - 13 replies
I’ve been watching with great interest in A1-Jim’s Low Boy project he’s doing with Charles Neil. 18th century furniture is a favorite of mine. In his most recent post, he compares African Mahogany, and genuine Mahogany. http://lumberjocks.com/a1Jim/blog/15852#comment-678858 I often mix and match Mahogany for the same r...
|1606 days ago||
Smart Dog - 17 replies
Someone sent this to me and I wanted to pass it on. An older, tired-looking dog wandered into my yard. I could tell from his collar andwell fed belly that he had a home and was well taken care of. He calmly came over to me, I gave him a few pats on his head; he then followed meinto my house. Slowly he walked down the hall, curled up ...
|2292 days ago||
Alternative to M.D.F. - 32 replies
Hi all; I mentioned in a response that all the lumberjocks send a request to home depot to start carrying the alternative to M.D.F. If you all think this is a good idea let me know. Maybe we can test out our influence regarding our buying power. I could prepare a request form to copy and paste, as well as track down who to send it to...
|2375 days ago||
Working with rough lumber. - 32 replies
Here is another method of smoothing rough lumber which is wider than your jointer. My buddy Bruce taught me this method. It is somewhat frowned upon in some circles, as it requires removing the guard from the jointer. (As you would do if your were using the jointer to rabit the edge of a board). It requires lowering the rabiting shelf on the...
|2392 days ago||
Carving a Newport shell - 27 replies
Anyone familiar with 18th century Newport furniture from the Townsends and Goddards is familiar with this blockfront shell. Learned from Jeffery P. Greene’s book on American furniture of the 18th century, he teaches the steps involved in carving one of these beautiful, graceful shells. I’ve always been fascinated by them. ...
|2393 days ago||
Using Dental Tools and Unusual Lathe Tools - 20 replies
Hi All; I was on the phone with Karson this morning talking about a new tool he bought for an upcoming project he’s planing. It’s a Foredom carving system. It’s basically a small router which uses small bits. The shanks on these bits are about an 1/8” in diameter.(actually there are three different sizes, wit...
|2393 days ago||
Toologics Ezee-Feed review from our own Jude Herr - 14 replies
Hello all; I got an email from Jude Herr yesterday letting me know about a review she did on ezee-feed. I think it was very nice of her to do this, and a great surprise for me. It has a guest appearance from David. (his neat outfeed video). http://www.toologics.com/News/Cool_Tools/Ezee-Feed_Infeed_Outfeed_System_20080104503.html I...
|2400 days ago||
New price on ezee-feed units - 16 replies
Hello all; I have been negotiating with a local factory for quite some time to take over producing the ezee-feed units for me. After the dust settled with the new manufacturer, we have come to an agreement that allows me to lower the price substantially. Initially it looked as though the price would have to be increased, but with a bulk...