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1000 days ago

Carving tools - 6 replies

Haven’t posted for quite some time and miss all of you guys. Great to see all of the new posters! Been out of the shop for a year or so and am working on some humidors that are coming along rather nicely, if I do say so myself. Was thinking of trying my hand at some carving but am at a loss as to what to buy as far as carving tools. Wha...

1408 days ago

Worksharp email offer - 6 replies

Fellow Lumberjocks, This past Tuesday I received the following email from Worksharp; “Dear DON , We are excited to announce the launch of our New Work Sharp Website! Our interactive new site is user friendly and informative. Get product information, view video demonstrations, order parts, or get assistance from a customer service...

1410 days ago

Rockler gift card 20% savings - 1 reply

Ihave had a $100 Rockler gift card for about a year now but never shop there. I will sell it for $80.00. Where else can you save 20% before you even get to the store?

1519 days ago

Two years.......ALREADY????? - 5 replies

Well it seems that while I wasn’t looking time passed and it is over two years since I have joined Lumberjocks. Two years….you got to be kidding me! I monitor the site frequently but have not been active lately. My shop is dark and messy because I have no inspiration at the present time. It has been rewarding seeing my fellow lum...

1535 days ago

Wood Gloat!!! - 15 replies

I had some lumber given to me. What I got was approx. 175 bf of 4/4 curly Maple. The narrowest piece is 5 1/2” and the widest is 10 1/2”. All pieces are 8’-0” long. These are some of the wider pieces from the bottom of the load. I wet one of the pieces down with alcohol to see the grain pop! No...

1536 days ago

To go or not to go! Woodworking in America - 17 replies

I was visiting the Woodworking in America site http://www.woodworkinginamerica.com/GeneralMenu and wondered if any of the Lumberjocks ever attended? How about a review? Was it worth the registration fee?

1591 days ago

Lumberjock ladies - 32 replies

While viewing a posting about multiple postings a fellow Lumberjock wrote that the men on Lumberjocks cause more problems than the ladies. No doubt that’s true but it got me to thinking “What are our Lumberjock sisters working on?” Ladies, now is the time to show your Lumberjock brothers what type of projects the ladies are m...

1599 days ago

Pen turning - 2 replies

Hey pen turners….what ever happened to the traveling box of supplies? I don’t turn pens but always enjoyed reading about the travels of the box. Did you guys keep up with that?

1665 days ago

Card trick - 1 reply

Boy is this off the mark for woodworking! Someone posted a nonsence item that I viewed yesterday but one of the replys was a YouTube video of the most amazing card trick. It was set to music and the main theme was that all opf the aces appeared in a row no matter how the dealer shuffled. I must show it to my wife but I’ll be darned if I...

1698 days ago

Rockler - 6 replies

I got a gift card for Christmas to buy blades for my new Grizzly 14” bandsaw (106” blades) but unfortunately what I got was a $100 ROCKLER card. I want to get Timberwolf blades but Rockler doesn’t carry them, Woodcraft does. Does anyone have a w Woodcraft gift card they would be willing to trade for a Rockler gift card?

1712 days ago

Bandsaw blades - 2 replies

I am ordering the Grizzly G0457 14” band saw and need a recommendation on what blades to order. I will doing some resawing and some scroll cutting. It seems the Timberwolf blades are the ones to go with and I can get them also from Grizzly. What width, number of teeth….......

1716 days ago

Motivation - 21 replies

Lumberjocks, It’s been a couple of months since I’ve made anything of consequence in my shop. It seems that I am just not motivated. It used to be that I would spend 2 or 3 hours a night and most of the weekend in the shop but lately I am lucky to spend a couple of hours a week. Television programs like The Woodwrights Shop and...

1745 days ago

Grizzly GO457 Bandsaw - 4 replies

OK Lumberjocks…..Fine Woodworking (Winter 2009) has listed the Grizzly GO457 as “The last bandsaw you’ll ever need.” http://www.grizzly.com/products/g0457 Does anyone agree or disagree?

1782 days ago

Delta belt/disc sander - 7 replies

Does anyone have a Delta 31-695 combination 6” x 48” belt / 9” disc sander they can give a review on? They are discontinued but can still be gotten reasonably priced. For that matter…..anyone have a similar type sander they can recommend? The wish list is for a Jet 708595 but the price is more than I want to spend.

1797 days ago

Belt / Disc Sander - 13 replies

Ok Lumberjocks, I never thought I would have a use for a benchtop Belt / disk sander but after attending a Shaker box workshop it appears I do! What are you using? Any features to look for? The only one I’ve looked at is the Ryobi BD4600 for $114 at the orange big box. Can’t say I was impressed.

1802 days ago

Planer stand - 5 replies

I recently replaced my Ryobi 10” planer with a Delta 12 1/2” planer. I was able to lift my old 10” planer and put it on the extension table for the table saw when I wanted to use it. This will not be possible with the 12 1/2” as it weighs 80 lbs.! Has anyone built a semi-portable stand to secure a planer to? Any ideas ...

1812 days ago

Dewalt/Ryobi planer - 9 replies

Quite simply, The orange big box has it’s tool sale going on on offers the Dewalt 12 1/2” planer or Ryobi 13” planer for the same price $399 less sale discounts. Which is better? For years I have had a 10” Ryobi and am moderately pleased with it.

1817 days ago

12,000 - 8 replies

Hey everyone…....we are over 12,000 quality members!!!!!!!!

1825 days ago

Futon - 2 replies

The wife purchased a new futon mattress and now it seem that the old frame just won’t do. The one we will replace had a metal mechanism and was bought 9 years ago. The new ones in the store seem to be all wood with a routed groove in the ends for a pin to ride in. Surelt there must be a set of plans that would help with a layout such as...

1825 days ago

Biscuits - 7 replies

Well Lumberjocks…..It appears as though my biscuits have swelled! Sounds painful but I can assure it is only annoying. I guess the plastic bag I had them stored in wasn’t good enough. I read somewhere that you can put them in a microwave to dry them out. Has anyone tried that, or have a better idea? How do you store yours?

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