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1455 days ago

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 (

1796 days ago

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...

1920 days ago

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

1945 days ago

(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...

2065 days ago

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 ...

2109 days ago

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....

2137 days ago

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...

2158 days ago

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

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

2159 days ago

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...

2170 days ago

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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