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01-09-2018 03:33 PM

Lamp Shade Material Selection - 15 replies

Hi all, I’m looking for some input on how to make a lamp shade. I want to make an Arts and Crafts lamp. I think I’d like to start with a table style lamp first, and perhaps make a floor lamp too. I have no worries about making the base or wiring the fixture, but I don’t know to make the shade, or where to source the shade m...

10-04-2017 02:35 PM

Build or Buy? - 27 replies

I’m having a small dilemma: Should I build a tool chest, or buy one? I have so many hand tools and bits, etc. floating around and piles of stuff. I use them all, so I need to get at them, but it’s becoming very obvious I need a better way to store them. Drawers are the obvious solution… But to build or to buy? I’d buy ...

09-29-2017 09:49 PM

Musings after being an LJ member for 'bout a year - 55 replies

I get a kick out of the things that people are interested in and what sets off a good animated discussion on Lumberjocks. Want to get daily top 3? Build a drum sander. Or a shop accessory. Or a shop tool. Some of the nicest actual PROJECTS don’t get hardly any views. I suppose it makes sense, a lot of people want to see how others hav...

09-21-2017 03:32 PM

What type and color of frame should this have? - 16 replies

I have very little artistic bent. If anybody has opinions on what type of frame this art should have, I’d sure appreciate it. I’m a big fan of Arts and Crafts / Mission stuff, and I’d like to do a frame in that style, but don’t know if it’d look good. The painting is an oil painting on canvas. 16” x 20&#...

02-23-2017 06:55 PM

What size of "Orbit" should I buy on an Air sander? - 6 replies

I’m looking to buy a 5” random orbital air sander. I have used them in the past, and I know the basics – you need a good, large air compressor with a supply of dry air. I know they use a lot of CFM. I’ve got both. What I DON’T know is what size of “orbit pattern” to get. I’ve got my choices narr...

03-21-2016 05:41 PM

How Do I remove Divots and Milling marks on These (HICKORY) chair legs? - 15 replies

Hi all, I have cut out a set of rear chair legs/backs. (the tall parts on the right are what I’m referring to) I used a template and a top bearing template bit in my router table to trim to them to size and get them all symmetrical. It turned out fairly well, except there are a few areas that I ended up with little divots and milling ma...

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