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958 days ago

Chaplain in Afghanistan - 10 replies

Gosh, I miss making saw dust! 29 August 2011 “Chaplain Ganther . . . Chaplain Ganther . . . sorry to wake you, but a soldier just received news that his mother passed away. He’s pretty tore up.”It was 2330 (11:30 p.m.) and I had been asleep for less than an hour after a fairly long Sunday. The day began with leading worship and preachin...

1491 days ago

Year+ Long Tool Storage - 7 replies

Next year, I may be out of country (Army National Guard Chaplain) for the year. I have just two major power tools (10” Grizzly Table Saw and Delta 6” Jointer) – otherwise, a couple of table top planers – Delta and DeWalt, along with a Shop Fox Mortiser, old Craftsman scroll saw and lathe, an assortment of power sanders, ...

2091 days ago

Looking for a Music Stand Plan - 4 replies

Can anybody give me a lead on a plan for an adjustable wooden music stand? I can’t seem to dig up anything on-line with the words and phrases I’m using. Don’t recall ever seeing a plan in my magazine library. Thanks

2274 days ago

FWW 17 BD Ft. Maple Challenge - 5 replies

Anybody going to try the FWW furniture challenge which is confined to whatever you can make out of 17 bd ft of maple?

2332 days ago

Kerrville Texas Furniture Maker Show - 2 replies

Any of the Texas Jocks been to the show in Kerrvile? I was thinking strongly about going today but I’m glad I checked the hours on-line before leaving. Closed on Mondays. Anybody entered? Worth a three hour drive?

2337 days ago

Finishing in Cold Weather - 8 replies

I work in an unheated garage which isn’t a problem for most of the year in Texas. But I’ve begun the finishing stage of a three piece furniture project (stained last night – still in the 70s) and the weather is about to change (tonight – dropping to 30s and windy) for the next one to three months. The garage is also a...

2362 days ago

Today's Flea Market Finds - 5 replies

It’s a beeeeeutiful Fall day in Texas and I should have just gone straight to the shop this morning. But, the thought crossed my mind to take just 30 minutes and run out to the local flea market. I have pretty much given up on our local flea market and seldom go anymore. It’s been years since I had found anything besides tube sock...

2366 days ago

New Feature? - 6 replies

Lumberjocks listing by country, state, city, province, etc?

2371 days ago

OSS? or Belt and Disk? - 23 replies

Came into some birthday gift money today from family and friends. I think the next wish list item is a sanding station of some sort. Either a combo belt and disk sanding station or an oscillating spindle sander. Recommendations? What do you have and are you pleased with it? I probably should first consider a table top model because of s...

2495 days ago

Woodworking Classes and/or Schools You've Attended - 22 replies

I did a search of LJ and it looks like several of us have referred to woodworking classes we have taken. I thought it might be an interesting forum thread for us to share the classes we have taken, where the classes were conducted, the teachers, etc. I’ve attended the Marc Adams Woodworking School in Franklin, IN for four different wee...

2507 days ago

Anyone do Upholstery? - 1 reply

Apparently there’s an unfulfilled niche for furniture repair in my community because the word is getting out that I repair furniture. Well anyway, I was approached at Lions Club about a furniture repair and perhaps some “recovering”. Well, I’ve done a little “recovering” on footstools and simple seat cushion...

2507 days ago

So How Do You Start A Woodworking Club? - 10 replies

Has anyone been on the ground floor of beginning a woodworking club? There seem to be a lot of woodturning clubs around my region but not the more general “woodworking” that would lean toward furniture, cabinetry, etc. I’m guessing it starts out informally with buddies getting together and then it turns into something mor...

2562 days ago

Woodworking Dust/Chips and Composting - 4 replies

I’m aware of issues concerning the saw dust from plywood, particleboard, etc. But when I’m fairly certain my bin is full of just wood dust and chips (mostly red oak), I dump it on a compost pile with my yard clippings, leaves, etc. Any woodworking gardeners out there? I know it depends somewhat on what I want to grow. It primar...

2587 days ago

Intellectual Property? Woodworking Plans and Selling - 63 replies

I’m curious about something. And I’m not questioning anybody, because even as a hobbyist I’ve done it, too. But maybe someday, it will be at least a part-time business. I’m not sure where I read it, but I believe it may have been a footnote that came along with some plans I ordered from a woodworking magazine. The n...


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