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|674 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&...
|709 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 ...
|710 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!
|728 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...
|729 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 ...
|734 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 ...
|734 days ago||
Ugh! Need a new shop! Suggestions? - 18 replies
Ugh, it looks like I am moving back to Florida, and I am going to have to get build/have built a new shop. If I commondeer the garage again I am dead meat. I have about enough space to put in one of those Home Depot 2 story barns behind the house. Should I? It SEEMS the easiest approach. I will be starting a new job and won’t have...
|739 days ago||
Advice Sought: Squaring my POS sliding mitre saw - 18 replies
Hey gang, The draw on my sliding mitre saw. It’s a POS I picked up at a garage sale, but it runs, and I’d to see if I can salvage it. When I push (or pull) I don’t get a straight, 90 degree cut to the length of the board. Say, after the cut, I have a 2 foot board on one length, I have 2’ 1/8 on the other. Is th...
|752 days ago||
Hey Gang, Just wanted to share with you a success story. I made my workbench a couple years ago, but always suffered from a crummy table top. It wasn’t level, was bumpy, and I got paint all over it. Well, a couple weeks back Lumberjock fave Marc Spagnuolo, The Wood Whisperer, posted a video on very simple way of leveling table top ...
|757 days ago||
OK, another question this evening. How do you guys measure the distance from the router bit to the fence to properly cut your dados in the right distance from the edge of your boards? Now, I’m sure the guys with the fancy router tables with the snazzy Jessem router table fence just say something like “dial it in”. Well, yo...
|757 days ago||
Question: Board glue up - Wide or Narrow boards? - 21 replies
Here’s a question… When you gluing up multiple wide boards (for say a table top or a box lid), does it matter if they are all the same width? Does it matter if they are wide or narrow? What are the pros and cons? FYI, Good ol’ Norm made a practice of gluing up multiple narrow board to reach the desired width. Do you agre...
|763 days ago||
Finishing advice. Should I stain or not? - 16 replies
I’m looking for suggestions on what I might do with my pie safe. Should I stain it one color, two colors, just spray a finish on, or hand wax it? The sides just look a little funny to me, ya know? Here is a link to the blog on it. http://lumberjocks.com/Milo/blog/30697 Thank you in advance for your opinion! Milo
|769 days ago||
Wanted: intro to marquetry - 3 replies
I’m considering doing some simple marquetry on my next project (a blanket chest) and am looking for a good online tutorial. Can anyone suggest one, or perhaps a great article in a magazine you have read? Thank you all, Milo
|770 days ago||
HELP! Mid-project screw up... - 19 replies
I made a mid-project change on a piece safe (I’m going to put raised panels on the sides rather than tin) and I need to make some rabbits along the already completed interior sections of the side walls. I don’t really want to take these things apart to do it. What would be the best way to cut these rabbits out? Router table (this ...
|778 days ago||
WHy is my router just stopping on me? - 20 replies
I’ve got a Ryobi R130 router I have dedicated for use ona horizontal router table. Today the stupid thing just quit, mid run. It will fire up briefly when I hit the trigger after sitting a bit, but won’t run continuously. Is it overheating? Brushes? Can someone please help me out? Milo
|782 days ago||
Some of us talked about transporting green wood across state lines. Here’s what’s happening in Tennessee because of wood transportation. Invasive emerald ash borer confirmed in Great Smoky Mountains National Park It’s bad news for the ash trees in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, but it didn’t come as a surpris...
|786 days ago||
Read and weep.. - 12 replies
And know that today, I suck more than you all… Cherry, 5/4, 4” – 8” w, 4 – 8 ft. $0.60 a board foot. Perseverance Furthers. HAHAHAHAHAHAAAA… ;)
|793 days ago||
Hey gang, Lot of is have barns/shops/warehouse or know people with them. I’m looking for old BMW motorcycles that are sitting, gathering dust in peoples basesment, barns, garages, etc… I am particularly looking for the Air Cooled “Airhead” models, a flat-twin air-cooled engine (the cylinders stick out sideways from...
|796 days ago||
Pearwood: Do I want it or not? - 31 replies
I have an opportunity to get some wood from a pearwood tree that I can take to be milled. I don’t hear much about pearwood though. Should I take this chance? Is the wood good for boxes/cabinets/etc.? Thank you for your input, Milo
|800 days ago||
Dust Control: Dado cuts on a router table - 7 replies
I swear, is there NOTHING that creates more dust than cutting dados on a router table? Rabbits, not too bad, because the vacuum is right there by the bit on the edge of the piece, but dados? UGH, I cut two the other day and the dust shot out the end of the cut and went EVERYWHERE. SO, question is, do I have to lug my router outside every t...