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11-27-2011 10:03 AM

Favorite Woodworking Blogs? - 2 replies

Which are your favorite woodworking blogs to read? Thanks

11-26-2011 06:52 AM

Need Help With Coffee Table Design - 15 replies

Hi all: I’d like to make a (what I hope is a simple) coffee table that looks kind of like this: I have 2 questions. Can someone please explain to me how a table like this is structured underneath the top? I imagine the rails have a tenon and mortise in the leg. But I don’t understand how there can be 2 tenons that meet in a ...

11-24-2011 01:19 PM

Victoria, BC - 1 reply

Any LJ’s down in victoria? I’m going to be there for a few days. Any place I should visit besides Lee Valley?

11-23-2011 04:11 AM

clicking on "watch" - 7 replies

What does it mean if you click on “watch” on the upper right hand corner of someone’s home page? Is that how you would be notified if someone makes a post? thanks—I’m just trying to understand how the forum works—i’m only familiar with vBulletin.

11-23-2011 03:43 AM

jig hardware question - 9 replies

I made this jig, which got me 15 minutes of fame here on LJ (beginner’s luck) called a Hillbilly Track Saw It’s basically 2 strips of plywood that I move closer or farther apart depending on which saw I use. I’d like to add some hardware to each end so that it’s easy to slide it together or apart. Something I can lock...

11-22-2011 05:02 PM

Jointer/Planer Combo Machines - 4 replies

I’m interested to hear some opinions on these. I’m going to need a jointer before long, and I’m wondering if for purposes of space it might be better to get a combo machine instead of having a separate jointer and planer….? What do the experts think?

11-21-2011 08:26 PM

Good Deal on Books for Canadians - 2 replies

If there are any Canadians out there looking for gifts for Christmas, Chapters Online is offering free shipping for orders over $25. They have a good selection of woodworking books (and others) and the prices are comparable to Amazon. (I checked.)

11-21-2011 08:07 PM

Where to Post Good Deals - 2 replies

Is there an appropriate place to post that there’s a good deal somewhere? Or perhaps it’s not appropriate anywhere? Thanks,

11-20-2011 03:06 AM

Table Saw Safety Question - 11 replies

I have the Bosch Table Saw. Unfortunately, I have removed the guards and pawls because they interfere with most of what I do (with a sled). The splitter stays on. My question is, do the pawls and guards really work? If I had them on all the time, would they prevent kickback 100% of the time? thanks

11-17-2011 09:40 PM

Replies and Quoting Others - 4 replies

Is there a way to quote another person’s post when replying? If so, I haven’t figured out how to do it….except manually. thanks

11-16-2011 06:24 PM

Twin Screw Vise - 3 replies

How easy or difficult is it to install a twin screw vise like this? I don’t have a good understanding of how it installs….compared to other vises…. thanks

11-16-2011 04:55 PM

Caster Question - 24 replies

I’m getting ready to build a new workbench, and I have a question about casters. From what I’m reading, a lot of people go to a lot of trouble to have casters that either hinge down by designing some complicated contraption or buying very $$$$ casters that do that. Why not just use heavy duty casters with brakes that are on and d...

11-14-2011 06:49 AM

bevel up versus bevel down - 5 replies

Can someone please explain to me the advantages or disadvantages of a bevel up versus bevel down for the same hand plane? For example, a bevel up vs bevel down smoothing plane? Thank you.

11-13-2011 07:27 PM

Question about the Finishing Sequence in a Project - 5 replies

Hi, I’m confused about something and I hope you folks can educate me. I’m a rookie and I’m building a big built-in bookcase project. 35 lineal feet on 3 walls. I’d like to build and finish everything in the shop (a little at a time) and install as the pieces are finished. But the face frame can’t be installed un...

11-12-2011 10:01 PM

Understanding Bench Vises - 14 replies

I’m considering building a new workbench and adding one or more proper vises, but I barely understand the differences. Can anyone explain to me the pros and cons of the different workbench vises? Which do you have and like and why or which do you wish you had? The sliding tail vise, for example, looks so small….I don’t see the...

11-11-2011 06:24 AM

Ever See This Type of Maple Grain/Pattern/Figure? - 7 replies

I had someone mill some big leaf maple for me today. They were some leftover pieces from when we cut down some trees. Pieces that were like 2.5’ diameter and 3’ long. Found some odd things: Dark brown inside? (it’s not punky, just dark). And see the “sunrise” on top? How odd is this? There was some nice s...

11-10-2011 03:23 AM

Hillbilly Track Saw - 7 replies

I have lots of ply to cut up. I’m too lazy to cut plywood 1st with the CS and 2nd with a TS for accuracy, and too cheap to buy a good tracksaw. So I made a 10’ track for my CS. Husband got me some aluminum strips from his old business partner, and I mounted them on some plywood and some 1 X 4’s underneath. The whole co...

11-09-2011 03:54 AM

Chalkboard - 10 replies

I just wanted to share something that I do that I haven’t seen in other wood shops. I have a chalkboard that I use a lot. I can make some notes, write them in big letters, and see them easily from anywhere in the shop without hunting for my glasses and notebook that is usually full of sawdust. I used to have it in the kitchen when the k...

11-07-2011 09:15 PM

Women in Woodworking on the Forum Question - 17 replies

I wasn’t sure where to post this, so I hope here is okay. I’ve sniffed around several of the ww forums on the internet, and LJ (to my surprise) is the first one where I regularly see women post and women online. My question is, why is this so? Why are there so many more women here than elsewhere?

11-07-2011 09:11 PM

Sawstop Brake Technology Question - 16 replies

I was talking to my husband this morning about the Sawstop, and we had a lively discussion as you can imagine while I contemplate my TS upgrade. My questions are, will the other Table Saw manufacturers offer a similar technology anytime soon? And will a similar technology become available (anytime soon) for the other tools in the shop? lik...

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