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|117 days ago||
I give bone heads a bad name!!! - 30 replies
Off cuts included for your amusement…. Stock Bosch blade that came on the table saw. Freud, full kerf, 40 tooth ripping blade. Freud, full kerf, 40 tooth ripping blade installed backwards!!!! I will turn in my novice LumberJocks card to the next member who approaches in public. That is – IF – you can stand to be see...
|117 days ago||
Bosch 4100 series stock blade? - 8 replies
Before I start ripping into my Brazillian Cherry with the new table saw I have a question. Should I switch out to my Freud Full kerf ripping blade or not? I don’t want to mess up the factory measurements for the fence but I want a very clean cut with no tear outs. Any advice – experience? Thanks very much for your input!
|154 days ago||
Best glue for Marquetry? - 7 replies
Howdy, Ever since I saw some of Paul’s (ShipWright) marquetry examples, I have been dwelling on them. Artistry, skill craftsmanship. Dwelling on them – yes. Thinking I could possibly do it – NO. Then, I caught an Episode of woodcarvers. A young lady was doing some marquetry. I’m not saying it looked simple or easy t...
|166 days ago||
Finish for flooring. - 5 replies
Howdy, I made some floor transition pieces out of flooring. I had to strip the finish to match the wood floor. I don’t poly will stand up to foot traffic. As a matter of fact, I can’t think of anything that would stand up to it. Recommendations?
|194 days ago||
How many tools today? - 8 replies
Just curious about something. Most of the tools I used today had to be put away. I was amazed by the sheer count. Task: Upholster a love seat and make legs for it. Tools:Staple pullerWire cuttersPliersChalkPencilNotepadYard stickMeasuring tapeRafter squareScissors2 upholstery needlesSewing machineClampsCarpentry hammerMalletCompressorStapl...
|215 days ago||
The 'Stuff' that get's in the way. - 14 replies
My garage is a total mess. There are projects in there that can potentially keep me busy for the next year. I have to clear a path just to walk through the garage. I need the garage so I can work on all those future projects. Everything has a layer of sawdust on it. Nasty!! I want a nice dill press, a workbench, great table saw with run off, ...
|235 days ago||
Artists - the lot of you! - 40 replies
Something has been bugging me lately. It’s about some of you artists and how you value your work. I know that much of your work is priceless and yet when you put a price tag on it, it gives a gross of $5 to $20 an hour before materials, traveling, maintenance on tools, workspace, utilities and the cost of getting new work. I understand ...
|245 days ago||
The dumpster find PAIN!!! - 30 replies
Some of you may recall that I found some flooring at a local lumber liquidator dumpster. Here are 2 pieces. One with original finish and one that has been stripped down. Yesterday I had a choice – cheapo belt sander or good orbital sander. I opted to by a rigid 5 inch ROS. I have already spent an equal amount on sanding discs. The p...
|252 days ago||
Guilty of dumpster diving.. - 23 replies
Howdy Lumberjocks, I was picking up my hard wood floor order at Lumber Liquidators yesterday. I was at the back door waiting on the loading ramp. The door opened and I had to get out of the way of the fork lift. The fork lift swang toward me again so I got out of the way again. This put me right next to their dumpster. I took a quick peek ins...
|253 days ago||
What did you want? What did you get? - 3 replies
Just before I got married, I decided I was going to make a very special entertainment center. We are talking early 80’s here so bear with me. It was going to be a sleek shiny black laquered masterpiece. As long as I was going to build one, I might as well knock out 2 of them. I went out and immediately bought 6 sheets of 1/2 ” build...
|260 days ago||
I think I got lucky on this wood - 15 replies
Howdy Lumberjocks, I got three solid oak countertops at a habitat for humanity RE’STORE over the weekend. I used some coupons and bought all of them for $32 Plus tax. Total. I have no reason to believe there are any nails and the wood is a full 2 inches thick. Right now, I only have one blade that can work with this wood so It will ...
|305 days ago||
Please help with plinth and rosette design. - 4 replies
I’m finished with my hallway for the most part but I’m going to make some custom door trim for the entire house. I’ve designed a plinth and rosette and made a mockup from a hunk of scrap wood. Here’s a little diagram I will use for cutting ‘next’ time. I was a little off when I eyeballed the cuts...
|324 days ago||
Figuring out the miter on this light? - 28 replies
The more I think about these lights as a project, the less likely I am to ever try them. I think they are Way beyond my remedial skill set. To make a simple pentagon will all sides of an equal length, the miter cut is at 36 degrees. That’s the easy part. The rest is beyond me. I thinks each short board will have to be mitered toward...
|328 days ago||
I saved 10 cents. - 15 replies
Really, how much does a mask cost? Last night I made the cuts for my new crosscut sled. It’s a very simple crosscut sled made of 1/2 ” mdf. Dust got everywhere. I have to wash my car because I did all my work just outside of the garage. There was just enough breeze to blow most of the dust back into the garage. I could be doing so...
|332 days ago||
Rookie help on a sled. - 27 replies
I built a sled. The very first thing I did was make sure that the plywood would slide in the metal tracks without any wooble or grabbing. I gound down my bolts and tried again – tested goodI attached the front rail – tested goodBack rail – goodside rails – goodetc. – good I tell you – I had this thin...
|342 days ago||
Fiddling - 1 reply
I just got a little query on my profile about my fiddling. Here’s a quick resume. Started in Grade School – classical.Learned to fiddle and joined my first Irish band in ealry 90’s.Won a few grand championships in Mid 2000’s. I have a few CDs out. I can do a little name dropping but MY name doesn’t make the li...
|343 days ago||
Uneven Stain on Plywood - 9 replies
I bought an old trunk in a garage sale. It was super sturdy and well made but it was painted white. I stripped the paint only to find that the flat part of the lid was not Oak like the rest of the trunk. It appears to be regular plywood. I sanded then applied minwax walnut gel. The oak stained perfectly. I love it. The plywood top was coming ...
|359 days ago||
Repairing broken carvings. - 8 replies
I’ll add a few images later. Today, I try to do something I have never tried before. I want to attempt to repair some broken and missing carved tips on a ball and claw foot coffee table. I think I need to use some wood epoxy and “artfully” rebuild them. If that’s the way I should go: Is there a wood epoxy brand t...