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694 days ago

Winterthur - 2 replies

Just a heads-up for any of you who are into period furniture, or any of the other American decorative arts for that matter. Winterthur is a 175 room museum near Willington, Delaware that is “period furniture heaven” for a woodworker. It was created by Henry Francis Dupont, a guy with really great taste and bottomless pockets when i...

727 days ago

screwed up font size when signed into LJs - 5 replies

Howdy: Somehow I screwed up the font size of the text I see and write while on LJs. Any computer nerds out there who can tell me how I managed to do that and, more importantly, how I can get back to a font size I can actually see ?

772 days ago

Safe Use Of The King Arthur’s Lancelot Carving Disk - 7 replies

Some of you are likely users of this carving disk. I know I have looked at it a few times on Lee Valley’s website. The following link tells of what can happen with this tool if not used properly. WARNING – it’s not for the squeamish

787 days ago

Support system for drill press work involving long workpieces - 1 reply

Here are some pictures of the support structure I added to my drill press so I can easily handle long workpieces. For pieces that are only modestly bigger than the table I added one of HTC’s M-128 Drill Press suports http://www.amazon.com/HTC-PM-128-Drill-Press-Support/dp/B0000223B5 I modified it to rise and fall with the drill pres...

796 days ago

Short Rip Fence is safer. Do you agree with this guy ? - 26 replies

In post http://lumberjocks.com/topics/2012, Bevel Ripping on a Table Saw With Right Tilting Blade, there is a reference to a YouTube video, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7QXIN2X8-w&feature=user. The video is by a guy at “Workshop Essentials”. In his video he extolls the safety merits of a short rip fence. I think this guy i...

806 days ago

Any Spalted Maple Experts Out There ? - 9 replies

Where I live on Vancouver Island, nice hardwoods are in short supply. There are softwoods galore here but Big Leaf Maple (BLM) is one of the few abundant hardwoods. BLM can have interestng figure (eg crotches) but the wood isn’t that spectacular, unless it spalts. But spalting is a dance with the Devil. Let it go too far and the wo...

814 days ago

Why does Laguna Tools have so many unhappy customers ? - 70 replies

I have used a question to title this post, but I am confident that I already know the answer. For those who just want the punchline, the answer is “It ciomes right from the very top”. I will elaborate on why I am sure that this is so below for those who are interested. Some may have already looked at how many posts I have made a...

819 days ago

Drive pulley on Steel City 12" jointer - 0 replies

A while back the retaining bolt on the end of the drive pulley on this jointer came off. The motor’s drive shaft started to chew up the pulley and the machine became noisy, which is how I discovered what had happened. The machine was pretty new so I thought they had not tightened the bolt properly at the factory but tightening it didn...

819 days ago

replacing traditional knives with a helical cutter head on a jointer - 8 replies

Hi: I have two jointers, a 12” Steel City and an 8” Delta (DJ20). Is it worth while to upgrade to a helical head on either ? Has anyone tried this with the helical heads Grizzly sells ? MC

819 days ago

Baldor motors - 3 replies

Hi: It seems like various companies that were using Baldor motors on their saws, lathes etc. are now using a different motor manufacurer. Any idea why this is happening ? Is Baldor no longer #1 in small electric motors ? MC


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