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|5 days ago||
Trying to hunt down these plans... - 11 replies
I am hoping someone can help me hunt down these plans… http://www.woodsmithstore.com/w0931.html The link above is to the Woodsmith Setting Up Shop book. I am very interested in the rolling workbench/cart that you see on the cover. Now, I am not averse to buying the book, but the thing is, I have one of those cds with a bunch of ol...
|8 days ago||
Making the best use out of small storage space. - 6 replies
Hoping to get some feedback from everyone on the best use of my loft storage space. Sorry these picture are so crappy. Bad lighting for pictures. What you are looking at is one of my storage lofts. They are 8 feet wide and four feet deep. In the middle the height is about 30”, 18” on the sides. I do NOT want these to become...
|35 days ago||
Grinding wheel for hand grinder - 4 replies
I have a new (old) hand grind, and new a new wheel for it. I would like to use it for general sharpening of chisels and hand planes. Does anyone have any advice on what kind of general purpose wheel I should get, and where I can buy one? Thank you, Milo
|42 days ago||
Quality Pallet Wood - 55 replies
Two of the top 25 are excellent examples of quality projects from quality pallet wood. It got me thinking, where can you find quality pallet wood? Good, solid hardwood pallets. What businesses would be most likely to receive stock from areas which would ship with hardwood pallets? What businesses receive stock from overseas that would ...
|54 days ago||
Dealing with slabs - 11 replies
I recently go my hands on two fresh cut live edge oak slabs. They are around 30 – 36 inches in diameter, 3 – 4 inches thick, with a very nice edge to them. Does anyone have any idea how I should properly prepare these to turn into small tables? I don’t have access to a kiln, or anything. Unfortunately they are already sta...
|60 days ago||
Huh. What to do with THIS? - 3 replies
I new acquaintance who is a builder gave me a trunk load of most Redwood and some mahogany that was left from some builds he did. Now, I’ve never worked with Redwood before, and was wonder if anyone can give me some advice on it, what it’s good to use for, etc. Is it primarily used for outdoor use? Is it an adirondack chair wait...
|116 days ago||
Hand Plane Restoration: How long in the bath? - 45 replies
Hey folks, I have some hand plane parts in an eletrolytic bath, and I was wondering how long you generally left the parts in the tank. One article I read said until it stopped bubbling. I am working on the smoothing plane from my previous post. Is this true? That could be a very long process. I appreciate your feedback. Milo
|122 days ago||
Hand Plane info sought - 7 replies
While I am waiting to be able to get started on my new shop, I thought I’d try and finally get serious about my hand planes. I figure the first step is to properly ID them. Below are a few pics. If you can illuminate me a bit on what they are and the proper us, I’d sure appreciate it. A Stanley 78? With 2 irons? Rig...
|131 days ago||
Corner Unit Design - Advice sought - 7 replies
Ok, hoping to get some advice from you experienced cabinet makers and furniture makers. I HOPE to start on a major corner unit build sometime in the near future (next month?), and am actually doing my due diligence for once and planning out the build in advance. I have some questions I am hoping to get answers for, and would appreciate the...
|133 days ago||
Those funny Craigslisters... - 10 replies
I already emailed this guy to say if someone actually calls him, please let me know because I want a source for $50 slabs too! http://tallahassee.craigslist.org/mad/3519551202.html Wanted Heavy wooden slab. – $50 (Tallahassee)Hi, Looking for heavy wooden slab. 62 inches long and about 14 inches wide, Thickness 1.5 You must have...
|167 days ago||
Building the new shop - 22 replies
I wanted to get some feedback from you guys regarding my news shop. After a lot of looking I think I am going to (have to) go with a 12×20 gable roof shed/shop. This is a massive downsize from my 2 car garage that I had at the old place, so I am throwing out and giving a way everything I don’t or haven’t used in a while. Wh...
|177 days ago||
North Florida Saw Mills - 5 replies
This is just a first step, but here area few mills and suppliers I have found in the central panhandle area (found online) using Manta.com search engine. Paul FontaineRealwood Industries294 Littman RoadQuincy, FL 32352-5218Phone: (850) 875-3300 Stamper Sawmill5112 W W Kelley RoadTallahassee, FL 32311-9147Phone: (850) 878-9780 Swindell...
|181 days ago||
Hey North Florida Jocks, Is the lumber supply place in Blountstown that offered exotics closed down? I can’t remember the name of the place, but when I tried to look it up online, I couldn’t find it. Any info on good supplies of wood in the Panhandle would be appreciated. Milo
|204 days ago||
Vomit pile of my dreams.... - 6 replies
brrrrraaaaaauuuuccccckkkkk Sorry, its just, well, you know, I’m SICK of…. brrrrraaaaaauuuuccccckkkkk
|268 days ago||
Brainstorm with me, Please! - 27 replies
Hey Gang, Well, I’m moved to Florida, and my beautiful shop is no more. ARGH! :( I hope to get the ACC of my neighborhood to allow me to build a new shop in my back yard. LOTS of hoops to jump through there. I think the key will be to attach it to the house somehow… ANYWAY, the FIRST problem is this. I have an 8’x10&...
|303 days ago||
North Florida Saw Mills - 5 replies
Well, I’m heading back to Florida, and am hoping some fellow LJ’s can give me the heads up on North Florida saw mills where I can get rough cut lumber. I remember that there is a really good supplier in Blountstown, but they are not a mill. I also found Big River Cypress & Hardwood just outside Blountstown. I’ll be in ...
|304 days ago||
I need to get the lettering and signs off my van pronto! Can anyone suggests a good, simple method that won’t destroy the paint? Thanks!
|321 days ago||
I know there area few Furniture Medics on Lumberjocks. I have a lot of old supplies I need to get rid of that are still good (Melt sticks, stains, etc), and I am willing to sell for any reasonable price. Also, I have a HVLP that I just haven’t used, so I am ready to get rid of it too. Make an offer. Lastly, I have an FM display I u...
|322 days ago||
Hey guys, How many time have you seen a piece of furniture and think, “Boy, I’d sure like to make that…” I just got this in an email from Popular Woodworking, and was blown away. I have read about how you can do this kind of thing by hand, taking a photo and calculating the size of a piece of furniture to recreate ...
|328 days ago||
Advice Sought: Making my jointer & planer portable - 24 replies
My workshop space will soon decrease dramatically. I am looking for any suggestions for making my jointer & planer more portable. Looks like I’ll be going to 16×20 or so. I have a Uni, Shopsmith, Jointer, planer, duster, clamp rack, and table I need to move into Two 16×20 spaces. I hope to build a 2 story barn. Any ...