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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 (http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?page=10440&filter=diamond%20lap...
|08-23-2009 10:50 PM||
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||
http://www.joeharmondesign.com/index.html Be sure to watch the little videos of how he WEAVES wood to make the structural material! Rufus
|03-27-2009 08:11 PM||
According to the CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/) 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||
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.govdeals.com/eas/itmDisplay.cfm?itemID=125&acctID=1651 http://www.govdeals.com/eas/itmDisplay.cfm?itemID=118&acctID=1651 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 . . . http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8EI7zWoM_Q0&feature=related 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 http://thepiratebay.org if you search the name shopnotes. Try it. Rufus