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|33 days ago||
New Users. - 11 replies
Hi, New user accounts Hank Weidman and Ratunga are Trolls. The two accounts posted profanity on my Blog. Hank posted profanity on my home page. More than likely, both accounts belong to the same user. Thanks for the awesome site! This is my first run in with this level of childishness on Lumberjocks. That speaks Very well for the admins. ...
|55 days ago||
Mark-ism 784 - 5 replies
I remember my younger days when I would work out, shower then immediately go to a night club. I wanted everyone to marvel at my swollen chest and biceps as I sauntered through the door. If at all possible, I wanted every guy in the place to be intimidated and every girl to want my body. Yeah – uh huh. I’ll go straight to a tangen...
|57 days ago||
Mark-ism 783 - 7 replies
My relevance to this world can only be quantified through the use of an asymptotic line as it approaches 0. For those of us who tossed our math studies out the window when we didn’t need them anymore, I will translate. I’m about as important as fly squat. Still – my peculiar and rather nerdy mind comes up with Mark-isms. I provide Mark-isms f...
|67 days ago||
I can't stand it! I have to share! - 7 replies
Everyone, I have been watching a liquidation website for woodworking tools. The tools keep on popping up and I can’t take advantage due to location, need or other reasons. http://www.lonestaronline.com/listings/details/index.cfm?itemnum=1074316708 Just use the online auctions link on the main page. I have seen entire sets of high end...
|75 days ago||
Yard sale surprised the heck out of me. - 8 replies
I’m redoing the office. I say office but I really mean the room that caught all of our junk for years. I went ahead and put my entire DVD collection in binders and added a ton of shelf space to the closet. I had the 3 huge shelves I made years ago (not nice ones and the garage was already getting crowded with stuff from the room). Where t...
|103 days ago||
Wood Sleuths - Am I right? - 22 replies
I believe these pallet slats are Jatoba. Any other opinions? I’m worried about bringing this wood into my shop. One of the planks has played host to a bunch of critters. Should I just wave this wood on it’s merry way to the fire pit? Any advice would be appreciated. I’d kind of like to use this wo...
|140 days ago||
So, Just one quick cut? - 30 replies
Yeah right! Who woulda’ known that eye protection can save an eye! I never heard such a thing. You know, for all those times we asked ourselves “Where are those stinking goggles? Oh well – I just need to make one cut. What can happen?” Today, I just made one thin rip. Too thin for the anti kickback. I cleared a smal...
|276 days ago||
Rockler blowing out shorts - Dallas Texas - 5 replies
Howdy, I dropped by Rockler tonight in Richardson Texas. They are selling red oak and poplar shorts for a $1 a unit. A unit is arbitrary and doesn’t correspond to board feet. By my calculations, most of the shorts are running about 2.10 a board foot. Most pieces are 4 feet long. The wood is double planned and one side has been jointed. ...
|346 days ago||
People... - 10 replies
Friends, What makes us Tick? What do we need? I’m no expert on your needs because I’m hardly an expert on my own needs. But – And there had to be a But – I know a little about respect. I have a quick anecdote. Yesterday, 2 young men were stranded at convenience store and needed to be somewhere else. That somewhere else was 3 mil...
|365 days ago||
Where can I buy wood in Dallas at a decent price? - 14 replies
Howdy gents. I’m hitching a ride off another post about finding an inexpensive source of hardwoods. Please tell me if you know one. The prices I was seeing in the other post are 1/3 to 1/2 what I pay because I only know of Rockler and WoodCraft. When I look at the lumberyards online, there are no price lists. It makes it real hard to fi...
|387 days ago||
Why Do You Keep that Garbage?? - 12 replies
I kept asking myself why I kept those hunks of odd trim pieces. What’s the deal with that chunk of OSB? The 6 foot warped 2X4 is not fit for a sawhorse leg. And why oh why would I keep a couple of old buckets that I can’t even mix grout in? And the Rocks? What was I thinking? The clothes dryer died today and we are really tight on...
|398 days ago||
Big Brother - 10 replies
I can’t even have a smoke in peace without having the feeling that someone is watching me.
|423 days ago||
Adding upholstery to your wood work. - 7 replies
Howdy Lumberjocks, I recently saw an episode of woodsmithshop that involved a little upholstery and cushions. I think it’s a wonderful show. I just saw them make the exact same mistake that most wood workers make. Many if you have made the same mistakes because you are thinking like woodworkers. Here is the common mistake. Padding is...
|551 days ago||
I give bone heads a bad name!!! - 54 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...
|551 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!
|588 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...
|600 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?
|628 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...
|649 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, ...
|668 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 ...