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|1221 days ago||
Credit Where It's Due - 5 replies
Back in January I bought a Groz Rabbet Plane from Woodcraft. It’s not top of the line by any stretch, but it worked rather well for my needs. Earlier this summer I decided to sharpen the blade and it broke. I hadn’t even put it to the stone yet. I looked for a replacement blade, but couldn’t find one. So, I sent an email...
|1675 days ago||
Then and Now - 2 Years Later - 27 replies
In my old email, I have a message welcoming me to LumberJocks dated August 13, 2007. That means that today marks two years that I’ve been hanging around here. In that time a lot has happened. First, the number of people here has exploded. I once counted how many people were registered with LumberJock when I joined. I determined that...
|1690 days ago||
CustomMade.com - Anyone Familiar - 4 replies
Whilst wandering about the world wide web (affectionately known as www), I stumbled on this organization. From what I can gather, they provide a referral site for local woodworkers. It looks interesting and if my skills were better I might look to join. So, I curious, is anyone familiar with CustomMade.com?
|1722 days ago||
Questions for Box Builders - 17 replies
I have found that when I’m in the mood to build something but nothing in particular strikes my fancy I generally turn to making a box. More often than not, they’re pretty straightforward, but sometimes I look to try something different. As a result, I have a bunch of boxes with nowhere to go. I’ve found that you can only g...
|1797 days ago||
In about a month from today, on Saturday, May 16, 2009 our friend and fellow LumberJock Rick Kruse aka Rustic will be hosting a LumberJock Event. As of this writing only a few have committed to attend. The question is, WHERE IS EVERYBODY???? When Rick first annouced his plans there were a lot more who said they would love a get together. N...
|1803 days ago||
Worthy Comparison - 15 replies
I just received a survey request from Fine Woodworking magazine about their website. In the survery, they asked how they stacked up against other sites, including Lumberjocks and The Wood Whisperer. I think when a magazine such as Fine Woodworking looks at you as something worthy of comparison, then that’s high praise. So, Congratulatio...
|1856 days ago||
Freud 2 1/4 HP Variable Speed Router - 99.99 - 9 replies
It’s great to have a nephew working at WoodCraft. He calls me and tells me this Freud router is on sale for $99.99 and then says, “You want one?” Well, since Woodcraft typically lists it for $189.99 I have deliberate for about half a second before saying, “Sure.” He tells me there’s a limited quantity, so...
|1864 days ago||
Moisture Content vs. Humidity - 5 replies
My son-in-law lays hardwood floors in Phoenix and recently came upon a bit of a problem. A while back, about a year or so, a teak floor was installed. When the floor was put down, the moisture content of the wood was about 6%. (In his area of the country this is considered good.) He recently got called back because the boards had started to ...
|2046 days ago||
Hair and Wood - What's Your Take? - 38 replies
During a brief encounter with a self-appointed freedom of information publisher, Karson suggested (I assume in jest) a poll about hair in the workshop. Now based on his picture and what I’ve seen of myself in the mirror, we share the same impairment; follicle expatriation. So, the idea of hair and anything causes me a certain amusement. ...
|2071 days ago||
Buying Lumber - CraigsList and Others - 11 replies
Okay, I may need an intervention. Today I bought about 125 bdft of lumber. I recently purchased some birdseye maple from Barlow (a fellow LumberJock). And I ordered a couple 10 bdft hobby packs from Bell Forest Products last week (because the WoodWhisperer said to). So, in the past week or so I purchased about 160 bdft of lumber. I got As...
|2082 days ago||
CraigsList - 7 replies
This is currently listed on CraigsList … Any thoughts? Hello! I have some bone-dry rough sawn hardwood lumber from a tree here in my neighborhood that was on the old Chase Farm. About 16 years ago the tree was felled to make way for the subdivision; I got the biggest log and took it to a local saw mill where it was rough sawn into both ...
|2097 days ago||
The Horror - 19 replies
The Mrs. watches this show on HGTV called Design Star and just now as I was watching the tape with her, these “designers” decided to ‘fix’ a table. This was, and I cannot emphasize “was” enough, a beautiful, natural edge, single plank dining room table. AND THEY PAINTED IT. Oh the horror. Somebody ough...
|2098 days ago||
3D Project Gallery - 2 replies
I was looking at the 3D Gallery and was wondering if there is a way to write something on the back of the image. If you click on the the image it will flip it over to the reverse side, give you the title and a link to the project page, which is pretty cool. But, I was thinking it might be nice to simple put a short project description on the b...
|2103 days ago||
A Great Buy - 5 replies
I just went out and bought a small load of lumber 50 bf of walnut and 50 bf of cherry at 3.50 a foot. The cherry boards are about 5/4, 6” wide and 8 ft long. The walnut is 4/4-ish, 10-11” wide and about 7 ft long. All roughsawn and kiln dried. I thought I got a pretty good deal. The great part was the fella I bought the wood f...
|2121 days ago||
Clock Grade? - 5 replies
I was lookin’ about CraigsList and saw an ad for “Clock Grade” walnut at $4.00 bf. I’ve not heard of clock grade and couldn’t find anything that referenced it, so I was hoping someone here might be able to give me an idea of what “Clock Grade” is. Thanks.
|2141 days ago||
Popular Toy That's Easy to Make - 13 replies
Here’s a wood toy that easy to make and the kids will love it. Take a look.
|2148 days ago||
Local Boy Makes Good - 5 replies
Maybe you folks have already seen this, but it appears that the WoodWhisperer will now add “writer” to his resume. Our buddy will be a regular contributor to Popular Woodworking magazine. For details you can go here. Congrats Marc and good wishes for your future success.
|2187 days ago||
Sometimes You Gets Lucky - 17 replies
Every now and then something happens and you just gotta say, “Wow, is that cool or what?” The other day I had such and experience. Whilst talking with the Mrs. about some of the items on my project list she, out of the blue says, “You really need a bandsaw, how much does one cost?” Silly me, I checked my bank account...
|2200 days ago||
How Much Pain Does That Jig Cost - 15 replies
In an email from Woodcraft there was this interesting little advertisement. IS YOUR MISHAP WORTH A NEW LEIGH DOVETAIL JIG? Every woodworker has a mishap story involving safety, a poor construction practice, or a bad project design or finish. Here’s your chance to help fellow woodworkers work smarter, safer, and better. Tell us your story i...
|2232 days ago||
History Anyone? - 10 replies
Okay, so I’m sitting here with the Mrs. (who has become addicted to GardenTenders) and we’re contently sharing our experiences on our respective sites when she says to me, “So why did Martin start LumberJocks?” Now, I’ve only been here about six months so I don’t know a lot of the background. I wandered ov...