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1744 days ago

New workshop pics - 7 replies

With all the discussion about workshops, I felt I should re-new the pictures of mine.I spent the summer painting and re-organizing.I have a lto more space than before.The old pictures can be found here.

1893 days ago

Stain and Shellac-All the info you could want. - 4 replies

Go here.If you want to know what it is go here.

1991 days ago

For the hand tool guys - 7 replies

Here is a video for the hand tool folks. It shows how it was really done. ;^)These are fairly long videos, but well worth the watch. I would suggest watching the first one all the way through.The next one on the right is how wall paper used to be made. I’m sticking with my power tools.

2133 days ago

My passenger train won first prize ! - 16 replies

I entered my passenger train in a woodworking competition on Saturday. As it was 45 minutes and $20 worth of gas away, I decided to spend the day. It was fun watching the little ones and some adults reaction to the six foot long train and the terrific doll house furniture beside it.Checking out the other entries I had very little expectation of ...

2151 days ago

Osage Orange ? - 8 replies

Having just viewed Karson’s gavel I was struck by the colour. My question: Is the colour in the picture fairly accurate ?If so, how readily available is this wood?I ask because I have plans for an old Cadillac that is just begging for something like this.TIA, John

2178 days ago

Lee Valley FANTASTIC customer service - 7 replies

I had to go out this morning and when I returned home there was a letter in the mail box from Lee Valley.Oh, oh, what did I do wrong?Well early June I purchased a Stronghold chuck for my lathe. Apparently in the new catalogue the price is reduced ( I didn’t look, I already have one). Lee Valley sent me a cheque for the difference including...

2211 days ago

What is it #10? With answer - 11 replies

Here’s another one. ;^) Its just a stick that I glue sandpaper on. I use Elmers Rubber Cement and that allows me to peel the old stuff and glue new on. I use it to sand tight spots.

2221 days ago

What is it #8 ? With answer - 21 replies

Most of you were on the right track for part of it’s use. In this case I only needed part of one side flattened. The other use is for drilling angled hole in the cylinder. The piece has index marks at top, 60°X2 and 90°X2.

2222 days ago

A question about blogging ? - 7 replies

A while back I promised to do a blog about building my next locomotive. My question, do I start the blog as I am building? I ask because this project has a low priority and has been set back a couple of times as much as 2 months. So should I start the blog now or wait and finsh the project, taking pictures as I go ?Your input would be greatly a...

2262 days ago

Cyano, why, when, and how ? - 6 replies

I’ve seen a number of references to using cyano glue mostly by pen turners, here and elsewhere.Why are you using cyano, when do you use it, and how do you apply it? These questions are assuming it’s more than just for gluing. Finishing?

2272 days ago

Cauls for panel gluing ? - 17 replies

I borrowed some cauls for gluing up some panels and they work but I think they could work better.There is no crown on top or bottom piece. I think they should have a slight crown on one of the pieces.How much crown on say 30” cauls ? How do you create it ? Would several coats of poly be enough to stop glue from sticking to them ?

2332 days ago

2 finishing questions - 5 replies

1- When trying to raise the grain before applying aniline dyes, how much water? Do you you just give it a light spray or soak it.2- Will glue stick to a water based aniline dye after it’s applied?TIA

2351 days ago

Ms. Debbie P being investigated - 52 replies

Ms. Debbie P, Douglas Bordner, and host of the popular website LumberJocks, Martin Sojka, are being investigated by a joint operation of the FBI, CIA, Homeland Security, RCMP, CSIS and Interpol.They are suspected of being a terrorist group trying to take over the Woodworking World.It is alleged they are recruiting through their “Shop Tours...

2358 days ago

Tack cloths, How important ? - 38 replies

Ok, I just spent 2 days sanding.(Maybe with a few longesh breaks, I hate sanding). I know I should use tack cloths before finishing, but recently there was something about them possibly being responsible for fish eye.So is there an alternative method for clean up before finishing ?

2381 days ago

Has anyone tried staining Poplar ? - 13 replies

I’ve glued up some panels for a project for my daughter. I used polar because she said she was/is going to paint it, but they have beautiful grain patterns.If it can be stained, I’m going to try her into not painting.I would try some scraps, but I don’t seem to have any stain here and I can’t see any point in buying some ...

2385 days ago

Wanted... Tips for gluing up larger panels - 20 replies

I would like to know how others edge glue boards for larger pieces.I usually use sheet goods for wider boards, but some projects do require solid woods.How do you do it ?What clamps, glue, how much glue, or any others tips you can think ?A video blog would be fantastic.

2387 days ago

How many LJ's are "Lefties" ? - 21 replies

How many LJ’s are left handed. needless to say I am, mostly.I ask because I needed to buy a new circular saw and wasn’t going to spend much because I don’t use it that often anymore. That is until I went to HD and found a Porter Cable left handed circular saw.What a difference.

2390 days ago

Has anyone built this plan ? - 8 replies

My daughter has asked for a vegetable bin and this is the plan she chose.http://img2.imagetitan.com/img.php?image=9_vegw232.jpgIf you have built it, I would like to know what stops the flip out bin from falling all the way forward?It’s a simple build, though the plans suck.I personally don’t like the the exposed hinges but can’...

2400 days ago

Why do I bother ? - 16 replies

Firstly, I want to thank everyone for their comments on my projects.Secondly, regarding the lathe bench. I said that the plans came from Wood magazine, they didn’t.They are actually from Shop Notes Vol.2 Issue 10.Now, for the title of this topic.I had a couple of comments about talent on this site and why would that person bother to try.I ...


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