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07-31-2010 01:34 AM

Sharpening - a razor edge quick and FAST - 15 replies

Forget the Japanese waterstones, the Arkansas whetstones, razor strops, the esoteric and arcane instructions, and hours of tedious work. Its simple and quick with only three inexpensive sharpening items: 1. Diamond laps like those available at Rockler and other places (

08-23-2009 10:50 PM

Atlanta, GA Lumberjocks - a must-visit sawmill in downtown Atlanta!!! - 3 replies

I thought I would let my fellow Lumberjocks in the Atlanta, Georgia area know I recently came back from my first visit to a GREAT local source of fine figured hardwood (maple, beech, hackberry, sweetgum, black walnut, tupelo, hickory etc.). Bobtail Critter Sawmill is a small sawmill that is dedicated to the needs of fine woodworkers. It is loca...

04-22-2009 01:36 AM

You think you have a project? It ain't even close to this! - 6 replies Be sure to watch the little videos of how he WEAVES wood to make the structural material! Rufus

03-27-2009 08:11 PM

(O.T.) Puppies & kitties cause 86,000 falls a year! Time for OSHA to step in! - 15 replies

According to the CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report ( puppies and kitties cause 86,000 falls a year! Obviously this carnage needs to be regulated and laws should be enacted. OSHA needs to step in a and put a stop to this! But we citizens should step in and help OSHA and the State of California to come up with th...

11-28-2008 02:13 AM

Kickback and setting the table saw blade and fence - 20 replies

Years ago, and I mean like in the 1960s, I read somewhere that setting the rear of the saw blade just a smidgin – like five or ten thousandths – farther away from the fence than the front of the saw blade will virtually eliminate kickback. I have always done this with excellent results and can cut thin strips without problems. As it ...

10-14-2008 06:20 PM

Live near Woodbury, N.J.? Hot deals for you! - 1 reply

I keep an eye on some of the surplus web sites and on one of the government surplus sites there are some great deals on woodworking equipment from de-commissioned school shops right now. http://www....

09-16-2008 04:52 PM

Dust collector attachment for 12 " thickness planer - 12 replies

I have an older 12 inch thickness planer (1970s Sears/BelSaw) that I need to connect up to a dust collector vacuum. I am preparing to bend up what I think will work out of sheet metal, but before I go to a lot of trouble and possibly try to re-invent the wheel I thought I would ask some of you if there was on off-the-shelf attachment I could pur...

08-26-2008 05:28 AM

Hey, it IS woodworking (of a sort). . . - 4 replies

Black powder log splitting, also known as Georgia redneck log splitting . . . Rufus

08-25-2008 07:22 PM

Bandsawing logs into lumber - 13 replies

A fellow LumberJock and myself are considering cutting up some of the local logs left by the local tree services for shop projects. He has a 16” light industrial bandsaw and I have a 14” light industrial bandsaw. We also have two chainsaws and a 12 ” thickness planer. We are contemplating some kind of a sled-on-a-rail arrangeme...

08-15-2008 01:20 AM

Its amazing what you can find on the Internet . . . - 11 replies

For those of you who are familiar with Bit Torrent there is an interesting surprise on if you search the name shopnotes. Try it. Rufus

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