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288 days ago

Need advice with the Router, HELP - 15 replies

Hi LJ’s I am so glad I found this site. You LJ’s always come to my aid. This is one of six pieces, that will be used in the project. Here is my problem, I am using 1/2” MDF board and I have a 1/2” Fingernail Half Radius router bit. For Sides A, B, & C, I will use my router table and with the fence, I have no ...

291 days ago

MDF Board - 25 replies

Hey guys, what do I have to do with this MDF to accept white spray paint. I put two coats on and it doesn’t even look like I did anything to it. I used a white primer in a spray can. I tried a small scrap piece and it took 2 coats of primer and three coats of semi-gloss white paint to complete it properly, with sanding between 2nd. and 3r...

299 days ago

Anniversary - 6 replies

Hey guys/gals, been laid up for a few days and haven’t been keep an eye on the date but I have made my first full year plus 13 days. I think it took me over 13 days to get into chatting with anyone. But for all you NFG’s out there, (that’s an old saying), anyway for you new guys, don’t be shy like I was, you could be miss...

348 days ago

CONTEST WINNING SIGN - 5 replies

It took much longer than I thought. I got this old two man tree saw blade from a friend of mine, thought it would make a good sign. Getting rid of the rust was not fun and enjoyable, but its all gone. The printing is not the greatest but its readable and it’s officially the name of my shop and it’s mounted. Thanks to all and the ...

357 days ago

Contest, Contest WINNER - 12 replies

Hello All, We had 46 names submitted, which I think was a great responce. Thanks to all who joined in. Here are all the names submitted: Close up to show each name: Here they are all folded and stapled ready to go in the hat. Then the HAT: Candy picking the WINNER: AND THE WINNER IS: THE ”BOARD ROOM” and su...

360 days ago

Contest, Contest, let's have some fun - 89 replies

Hey LJ’s, I keep telling my wife I am going out to the shed, or I’m going out to the shop, to the shed, to the shop, you know what I mean. She says make up your mind, are you going to the shed or shop. (It’s been a shed for 2 yrs. but finallly now it is a true, one man woodworking SHOP), it’s only 10’ X 20’...

369 days ago

FANTASTIC ENGINEERING PHOTOS - 11 replies

The following were emailed to me by an engineer that I worked with before retirement. He knew I would enjoy them. I am hoping that other LJ’s will enjoy viewing them also. Although all of the photos do not directly deal with wood, the engineering factors are just great. I hope I am not violating any rules or regulations with the pictures t...

369 days ago

I NEED HELP POSTING!!!!! - 13 replies

Anyone there who can tell me how to post pictures from an email I recieved? I tried copy and paste but all I got was the caption part, (the writen description) but no picture. There are 28 great items I would like to share with everyone.I will stay on waiting. Please help.Thanks

452 days ago

PALLET STRIPPING TOOL - 9 replies

I am posting this because many of you were asking about the measurements of the pallet stripping tool I had made for me. I have tried a lot of different ways of stripping pallets, which I use a lot. I have all sizes of lumber in stock from pallets, you would really be surprised with the lumber you can get. Yellow Pine, Oak, Ash, Poplar and of...

457 days ago

Question - 20 replies

Hi Guys, Need some help with the value and performance of s Ryobi Table Saw model BTS15. I have not seen it yet, it is little over 1 yr old, and in excellent shape. My Craftsman is so old and I can not get a lot of parts for it. The price of the Ryobi is $95.00. What do you think??? I know $100 doesn’t seem like a lot of money but...

463 days ago

Question - 7 replies

Hi LJ’s I have had answers both ways on this and looking for your input. I am making 8 drawers, 19” X 17”. Drawers are yellow pine, two banks of 4 drawers, 5-1/2” D with 3/8” plywood sanded one side for the bottom panel. Question: Do I glue the bottom in the slot or leave it free for movement??? What ...

509 days ago

Do I have fortune or misfortune?? HELP - 12 replies

GREETING ALL LJ’S. I have received from a very good friend of mine, 4 pcs. of 4’ X 6’ X 3/4” partical board (flake board or chip board) all the same, with light oak plastic laminate on both sides, ends are not laminated. Also I received 2 pcs. 4’ X 6’ X 3/4 partical board with pure white plastic laminate on...

529 days ago

Help Needed - 13 replies

Hi Guys, My shop is about 80% complete and I have started my first project, my WOODWORKING BENCH. I was doing pretty good but I screwed up on a couple of joints, when I did my M&T’s. I started by ringing my 4 X 4’s, all 4 sides 3/4”, because my tendons are 3/4” from top and bottom and I am making a 3/4” X ...

533 days ago

Dowels - 6 replies

Hey Guys, and all you pros out there, I have a quick question. My shop is not yet completed, but I am starting on my woodworking bench. The frame is all cut and dry fitted,needs some tweeking, but I’ll get it. “Seeing this is my first one”. Anyway: My question: I plan to place dowels in my mortises & tendons. (DO I PU...

661 days ago

New Table Tops for my bench 8" Drill Press, 14" Scroll Saw & Router Table, also my 14" Band Saw - 4 replies

*Hey Guys, MarkSr here. I was hoping to get some links from you pros who have made your own table tops for the above tools. I have some nice material to make them with, I would like to have a proven set of plans to work with. If anyonehas a link to any of the above items I would really appreciate it, or an email to the one who built it ori...

671 days ago

Woodworking Bench Top - 12 replies

I have a question for the pros out there. I have been lucky enough to receive a good amount of boards of white oak, they range from 2” to 3-1/4” x 1-1/2” x 30” to 37” long. Project: 24” x 60” woodworking bench, with a 3” top, (2 pcs. of 3/4” plywood with 1-1/2” x 1-1/2” oak boards) butcher block style, maybe 2 or 4 pieces of walnut for som...


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