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12-09-2014 01:52 PM

Do any of you Lumberjocks Sew,too? - 24 replies

I was wondering if there are any other Lumberjocks out there that do sewing along with woodworking?If so, what kind of machine do you use? I recently had to farm out a job to sew some tow straps because my machine can’t handle that thickness.Anyway here is my $5 Nelco machine and one of my last projects. This is a remote holder my ...

11-29-2014 11:49 PM

Can you identify this tool? - 22 replies

I found this little tool in a huge bucket of screws and nails and all kids of fasteners that were being scrapped. I just cleaned it up and was trying to find out what is was . I looked on Google and E bay thinking it might be a civil war screw driver or tool to use on an old back powder rifle. It is stamped US so it looks military.When it is ope...

11-06-2014 08:04 PM

What is this square called - 22 replies

A friend of mine found this square buried in the ground when digging around Baldwin, Mi. and asked me what it might be used for. Right off I could see it would be useful at making parallel lines at 1/8” increments. The end looks like it might be a protractor of some kind and the thin bar in the middle moves but not very far right now. Mos...

10-25-2014 12:31 PM

New Automotive power souce for cars - 23 replies

I was just sent this by a friend. I had no idea they could do this. The cars is very fast ( 0-60 in 2.6 sec.) and it carries over 400 pounds of fuel!! http://techgenmag.com/2014/09/06/salt-water-powered-sports-car-an-engineering-marvel/ Enjoy!! Have a great weekend!!..................Cheers, Jim

09-20-2014 03:58 AM

Cutting Wood Fast - 9 replies

Here is a video of a fast cutting chainsaw from Australia!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5WO9nulOXc&feature=youtu.be

08-21-2014 08:31 PM

Can't Say Can't !!!!!!!!! - 13 replies

When you thought you’ve been dealt a bad hand in life or you find that you feel you cannot do something, remember this little girl!!!!!!!!!!I will!!! https://docs.google.com/file/d/0ByFUzo9KwryWWkRwUEw4bmZNaVk/view?pli=1&sle=true

08-16-2014 11:54 AM

Hurdy Gurdy - 16 replies

Yesterday at the Buckley Old engine Show I hung around late to hear a few of my friends from our park in Az play music with their friends here in Michigan. They had 11 Dulcimers, 2 Guitars, a Dobro and a Base Fiddle. While they were tuning up I heard what sounded like bagpipes coming from the gent on the end with the top hat. He showed me an in...

06-29-2014 11:49 AM

LJ Dingle passed away - 26 replies

Our Lumberjock buddy Dingle know to us as Danny Biddle passed away this morning at 6:30. He was such a good friend and a very generous person…always willing to help out where there was a need. We will miss him dearly!!!!! His wife, Mary Lou, will be returning to Indiana. Jim

06-24-2014 11:38 PM

LJ Dingle's Accident - 33 replies

Last nite on 127 near Alma, Mich, my friend Danny ( LJ Dingle) had a roll over accident in the fog with their motorhome.They were going to celebrate their 46th anniversary where they went on their honeymoon in the Upper Peninsula. Danny’s wife suffered a broken collar bone and broken right arm and Danny is in serious condition with head tr...

06-14-2014 02:43 PM

Chinese ....... Masters of Fireworks - 11 replies

This is a computer simulation and was removed!I was gullible!!............ but if you still want to see it….............I found it again and it is cool. Mads, this one’s for you!!!!!!!!!!!..............................Cheers, Jim https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_LpMB1OZ53g

05-05-2014 08:52 PM

Power Peeling Aples - 7 replies

This reminds me of turning a wood lathe.Iit is so quick! Check it out: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=335893426565493

04-06-2014 04:38 PM

WWII Aircraft Videos in color - 13 replies

Here are some rare color videos of the aircraft and pilots of WWI that were taken in color. I received this from Harry1 in Australia and thought many of you would love to see them. It might bring back memories for some guys,too.These were the guys that changed warfare forever. Thanks Harry!!!!!!!!!!!!! Enjoy!! http://www.youtube.com...

12-12-2013 04:04 PM

America and the DUKE - 20 replies

It sure is nice to have the voice of the Duke preserved on this video about America http://www.1959bhsmustangs.com/VideoJukebox.htm# Click on John Wayne: America, Why I love her. After this video there are lot of other videos about John Wayne to choose from. Look at that one with him and Dean Martin on Values…it is so true even tod...

12-05-2013 10:00 PM

Jet 1442 Wood Lathe - Reeves Drive - 9 replies

I was working on the Jet 1442 at the high school and it lost power when adjusting the speed. I took the cover off to observe the action of the Reeves drive and found the driving pulley on the motor does not get real skinny when you adjust the driven pulley real wide. I think I need to remove the motor pulley and clean the shaft and the pulley t...

11-30-2013 04:54 AM

Storing spray paint. - 13 replies

Does anyone have any information on storing spray paint horizontally instead of vertically? Like would there be any problem that you have heard of by keeping these cans stored that way? I have 3 shelves of spray cans (155) with lots of air space above them. I was thinking of building some pigeon hole racks to put them in horizontally so I ca...

11-22-2013 10:09 PM

Gift from another LJ! - 9 replies

Today I received a box in the mail from LJ yworkcb..Thanks Chris!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.inside were two belts for my Ryobi BT 3000 table saw and detailed instruction on how to install them. I don’t need them yet but will have them in the saw cabinet when the time comes. We both have the same saw and Chris had some extra belts that he offered to me ...

11-15-2013 03:59 PM

Origin of one of our Woodworking Tool Companies - 16 replies

This is true. I looked it up. If you were in the market for a watch in 1880, would you know where to get one? You would go to a store, right? Well, of course you could do that, but if you wanted one that was cheaper and a bit better than most of the store watches, you went to the train station! Sound a bit funny? Well, for about 500 towns acr...

06-12-2013 06:18 PM

Skyscrapers with Rotating Floors - 23 replies

Just when you thought you’ve seen everything. Take a look at this building with rotating floors!! Cheers…............Jim http://www.flixxy.com/dubai-dynamic-architecture.htm

06-10-2013 11:30 PM

Antique desk - 10 replies

Check out this amazing antique desk. It might give one of the Lumberjocks some idesa for future projects.I don’t know how I would remember where I put something if I were to hide it in the desk with all the hidden spaces. Enjoy. Jim : http://www.youtube.com/embed/MKikHxKeodA?feature=player_embedded

05-26-2013 11:19 PM

Rare Earth magnets - 29 replies

I make a lot of refrigerator magnets and usually pay around $2 each for 3/4” magnets with a 5.8# pull. I stumbled on this site called Applied Magnetics http://www.magnet4less.com/ and they are half price and 10# pull. I use ring magnets but they have all kinds that would be very useful in woodworking. So if you need GOOD STRONG m...

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