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09-18-2014 09:39 PM

Mark-ism 785 - 6 replies

I needed a laugh. Work has turned into a living nightmare for the past few months. I saw a sign above the sink that just gave voice to the painful parts of the craziness. If you look closely at the images, you might just find the Markism. I was too busy laughing to be legible and coherent. It will take good eyes to find my correction. ;) ...

08-15-2014 11:57 PM

Bosch TS4100 went silent. Come back to me!!! - 18 replies

Howdy, I was ripping up some 4/8 harder than Hell mystery wood. The TS said “uh uh” about 2 feet in. It tripped. I decided that the mystery wood didn’t need to be ripped real suddenly. I confidently said to myself, “I think I’ll just find the reset button and give it a push.” Guess what? No reset button....

06-29-2014 05:40 AM

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. ...

06-06-2014 10:35 PM

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...

06-04-2014 10:11 PM

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...

05-25-2014 01:59 PM

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. Just use the online auctions link on the main page. I have seen entire sets of high end...

05-17-2014 08:18 PM

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...

04-20-2014 01:23 AM

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...

03-14-2014 12:59 AM

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...

10-29-2013 01:39 AM

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. ...

08-19-2013 11:00 PM

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...

08-01-2013 03:03 AM

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...

07-10-2013 02:44 AM

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...

06-28-2013 07:22 PM

Big Brother - 10 replies

I can’t even have a smoke in peace without having the feeling that someone is watching me.

06-04-2013 03:21 AM

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...

01-26-2013 09:36 PM

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...

01-26-2013 08:02 PM

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!

12-20-2012 10:53 PM

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...

12-09-2012 03:07 AM

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?

11-11-2012 01:10 AM

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...

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