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|282 days ago||
I had the GFIC circuit in the garage pop while sanding. Wasn’t trying to hog-off too much, halfway through a pass. Now as soon as it plugs in the GFIC trips, even when the conveyor and drum switches are off. I’ve blown it all out with a compressor and would like to get a look in the junction box behind the switch but can’t figu...
|366 days ago||
Grooving planes - 3 replies
I was thinking about using a particularly inexpensive Narex® 6mm mortising chisel as the iron for a pair of fixed fenced wooden grooving planes ala Matt Kenney’s pair featured in FWW (Members Only link. Images are out there for the googling, but I did not want to link to FWW’s © images.) Although Lie-Niesen has a pair of irons ava...
|387 days ago||
All photography and graphic design done by me. A tiny little press and web based division of The Box of Rain Company®. Bordnerizing Vector and Raster images, and ad copy for over TWO decades.
|416 days ago||
Weighing in on wooden hinges. - 49 replies
Good weekend, woodworkers. Most folks that know me know that I am primarily a small box guy. Although I have a early incarnation of the Incra wooden hinge jig, and have several sets in my pile of box adornments I have never used them, caught by how best to utilize them (exterior mount, mortised in, etc.). How do you use them? Let’s see you...
|439 days ago||
Greeting LJs. I have a new router, the Triton TRA001 15 amp beast. Before going forward willy-nilly, I thought I would see if any among you have any knowledge about the subject of mounting and using this router under the table, spring removal, mode use, Rousseau plate adaptation etc.From casting about it seems that the router uses standard 1/4 2...
|444 days ago||
Sadly my PC 690 is getting a bit weary after 14 years hanging under the table in the garage. Tell me what you know about Triton’s line up, old or new from your own perspective as an owner.Conversely, if you think they suck, and have a non-Festool, non router-motor/separate lift table favorite, I’m all ears. I’d like to go a ...
|744 days ago||
I have decided to get a new handplane and have narrowed it down to a Veritas Low-Angle smooth plane, or a Low-Angle Jack. Smallish box-making is my primary woodworking balliwick, and I have two #4-ish refurbs (Stanley Bailey and Sargent), a Sargent 4½-clone and a relatively un-tuned type 14 Stanley #5.I want this new one to do shooting work, as ...
|841 days ago||
I have some Menard’s proprietary solid surface backsplash that needs ripping and crosscutting. Any thing I need to know? Do I need a specialty blade, or will a Freud fusion do the job. And is there any risk to the blade or saw?
|1080 days ago||
Woodcraft is offering Trend’s new mini one-horse plunge router for 99 bucks for a short time. I’m curious if anyone here has given one a spin…
|1094 days ago||
Hi y’all. I am building some shop furniture and would like to like to install some shelves in a leg set I made with a Kreg K3. I could use a plywood bit to route full width across the grain for the dado, but I want to be sure and have a tight joint, so I was going to cut a half-lap as shown above. What length of screw do I use, and do ...
|1137 days ago||
Three years as a Lumberjock - 17 replies
Bureaucrat (Gary) has reminded me that this weekend will be my three year anniversary as a LJ. Thank you again for your kindness, sir.There have been many changes and many many more jocks in these intervening years (around a 1000 when I joined up versus the 17.071 current members). All of this is a testament to all the men and women who make up ...
|1192 days ago||
I’m at the juncture where a box can go bad. Woodcraft suggests a secondary mortise in a mortise to mount its side rail hinge flush to the back of the box. I have the model without the stays. I’m more inclined to leave the knuckle proud of the back of the box…Anyone out there tackle one of these hinges? PDF of install instru...
|1402 days ago||
Veneering question for your consideration. - 21 replies
I understand the advisability of always skinning both faces of a substrate while veneering, but in your opinion or experience, would it be necessary to do this when veneering a very small floating panel used as a box bottom (less than 12×12˝) which will be captured in a plough/groove in the finished assembly? I will be using Baltic birch 1/...
|1493 days ago||
Hinges. It’s all about the hinges. As many of you know, I’m pretty much consumed with box-mania in my woodworking pursuits. Paying out the nose for superior quality Brusso hinges is always an option, and one I can readily adopt for the occasional special gift, or something commissioned. But these (at around $20-$25 a pair) are a budg...
|1518 days ago||
Facebook Account Mining/Phishing expedition - 18 replies
Just a heads up to fellow Lumberjocks that also spend time on Facebook that one of the applications – ”Picdoodle” appears to be a phishing expedition or a least has hit upon a novel way to spread itself across that site. The application allows a person to draw or doodle over jpeg images in one’s albums. You supposedly ...
|1520 days ago||
Hello LJs. I have been reading KnotScott’s great reviews of TS blades recently but I have a very specific request of the community. I recently attempted one of the Doug Stowe-type keyed miter boxes with my generally quite adequate Freud Fusion combination blade, but the ATB grind of this blade leaves a disappointing cut of the key slots. ...
|1564 days ago||
Poetry Corner v.2 - 3 replies
As the weekend draws nigh, and the weather grows fairIn your shop in the basement (garage, barn or kitchen), I know you’ll be there.As you look out the window at this crazy old earth,I thought I would start you off with this bit of mirth… Oh, the Places You’ll Go! Congratulations!Today is your day.You’re off to Great Plac...
|1591 days ago||
Can someone recommend the best Scrollsaw book? - 6 replies
Of those of you that have an opinion, what is the best book on scrolling that’s out there now. Something as detailed and illuminating as the Garett Hack book is for the handplane, not just a book of patterns. Patrick Speilman who was a leading light among authors specializing in the router and the scroll-saw lamentably passed away sever...
|1647 days ago||
Buffing up Odie's Halo - 38 replies
I needed a wake-up project in Photoshop over the first cup of coffee. I thought St. Odie, patron saint of boxmakers could use a little Brasso work on the ole halo…
|1695 days ago||
the top five posters get generously gifted by our founder. Couldn’t resist romanfivefive’s instigation. I hope she won’t scalp me for this…