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|1090 days ago||
OK, so I got the sprayer, next I’d like to get some waterborne finish – probably GF in a pint size to run some tests. All manuals suggest to strain the finish into the cup, but I cannot find any mesh strainers anywhere, looked at LV, Rockler, and Woodcraft and Amazon. Where do you guys get you straining meshes from? Also, for t...
|1091 days ago||
I’m going to check out a used HV2500 tomorrow and hopefully pick it up if all is well (I believe that it is, but I am yet to know for sure). I was thinking about getting into spraying in a while, just didn’t find anything within my budget, not had a real need for it. The opportunity knocked this time around, and I may as well pick th...
|1136 days ago||
I know we had our LJ time just now, but I was just told about this event and thought some folks might be interested. Lie Neilsen is holding a handtools event May 22nd in Phil’s Furniture Institute of Massachusetts in Beverly, MA: http://www.lie-nielsen.com//?pg=63 Phil for those that have been the the recent LJ NBSS event was Stev...
|1178 days ago||
I’ll make it short and to the point - I wrote another plugin for Sketchup, and am looking for a number of testers to use it for a while, and provide feedback. I’m really looking for people that use Sketchup on a regular basis and design WW models involving joinery. the feedback I’m looking for is more of a ‘how usef...
|1244 days ago||
Hi guys, just thought Id post it here and hopefully could help out a fellow LJ in need. I have an Incra Original Jig with the additional Fence, Stop, and Right Angle Fixture for sale as I don’t have any use for it. it has been taken out of the box to make sure all parts are there, but never used. if anyone is interested, PM me. IR...
|1269 days ago||
Hi, I’m at the point where I am about to mount my router to the router table top. The top is 1 3/8” solid phenolic. I am currently favoring mounting the router directly to the top. this means routing a circle recess on the underside of the top to house the router and keep it ~3/8” from the top (so that the bits can reach ...
|1286 days ago||
inquiry RE: triton 3.25 hp router for table mount - 55 replies
before I take the plunge (pun intended) I wanted to get whatever feedback I can from you guys/gals. After Daniel (Craftsman On The Lake) brought it up in a post a week or so ago, the bug hit me, and although I was trying to postpone this expense, I figured I might as well take advantage of the opportunity to get the triton 3.25HP router on sa...
|1330 days ago||
I’m not affiliated with Rikon, just another happy customer. I just received news that Rikon in Billerica, MA is having another one of their Scratch&Dent Sale this coming Friday, and thought some lumberjocks might be interested, and might be able to utilize this opportunity to get good quality stuff for a real bargain. they have very...
|1358 days ago||
image search (projects) - 4 replies
just an idea – I think it would be a good feature to implement to show images when searching through projects. example: I just searched for coffee tables as I’m trying to come up with a design that will work for me. I wanted to see what’s out there, so I searched “coffee tables” in the search bar no top of LJ pag...
|1402 days ago||
blackened hands - won't come off - whats the source? - 40 replies
As I was working on the chop for the leg vise in my workbench, my hands (palms) got all black. At first, I thought it was from the foam pads on the Rockler clamps. it was a hot day and I was sweating, so I thought maybe some of it rubbed off on me. but these usually come off with soap and water. and my hands could not be cleaned with ANYTHING...
|1405 days ago||
Karson mentioned this handbook in a comment he posted on a bending machine someone had posted here, so I looked it up, and was amazed at the amount of information held in this book. from structural characteristics of different wood species, to milling, staining, deceases, infections, drying, and everything else that has to do with using wood for...
|1406 days ago||
Guitar legend-inventor Les Paul dies at age 94 - 2 replies
Sadly, Les Paul has died, the guy that invented and built the first electric solid-body wood guitar. http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090813/ap_en_mu/us_obit_les_paul to this day, I enjoy playing his invention the most. it seems to still have the most spirit within it
|1433 days ago||
ooooh, spiral cutterheads for the 'rest of us' - 9 replies
Asa Christiana from Finewoodworking.com has bloged about this on his FWW blog it seems that Accu-Head – the maker of the spiral cutterhead for steelcity’s portable planer is now offering a spiral cutterhead for many of the common planers and jointers on the market for ~$250 each… not bad. just wanted to give you guys heads u...
|1443 days ago||
Just stumbled upon this… thought this was funny, and worth sharing here: http://www.usbchainsaw.com/ To all of us that still want to cut some timber even when in the office… the iSaw.
|1484 days ago||
Another Anniversary Taday! - 9 replies
Seems like we have another 1 year old LJ. :o) lets congratulate Gary for his 1 year as a LumberJock! Congrats! may they come every year!
|1484 days ago||
So I googled around, and couldn’t find the reason – thought maybe someone here might know: traditional workbenches have a tail vise, where the front jaw closes flush with the bench hole strip – but the end jaw is 2”-3” away from the table (breadboard) – why is that? whats the reason for that gap? tail vi...
|1492 days ago||
thought someone might benefit from this: Free for the taking in Hanover, MA – 10 bowling alleys are being taken out and put ouside in the dumpster. the panels are hardwood maple , 8’ x 3’ (x 3” thick) estimated weight at about 400lbs … unfortunately I can’t get to it nor can’t physically get it int...
|1503 days ago||
yup – cause the laser keeps it straight and inline, better than a magnetic hold down: http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_00987902000P personally, I’m going to hold off on this purchase, and wait for the next model with a riving knife and prawls to come out
|1514 days ago||
I had cut and jointed 15 boards for a butcher block top (32×22) and had 1/2 hour window today, and figured I could take advantage of that time for glueup. rushing is never a good start, but hey – it’s just glueup right? I cleared the work surface, and got some pipe clamps (3/4”) ready on it. Mine are the rockler clam...
|1527 days ago||
just thought I’d throw this in. I made 2 of those and only need 1. so I posted the other one on eBay if anyone is interested.