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|2 days ago||
Jet 1442 Wood Lathe - Reeves Drive - 6 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...
|8 days ago||
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...
|15 days ago||
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 ...
|23 days ago||
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...
|178 days ago||
Skyscrapers with Rotating Floors - 19 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
|180 days ago||
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
|195 days ago||
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...
|227 days ago||
Saw Stop - 20 replies
They have a Saw Stop table saw in the high school where I work with kids on turning and that saw is extremely hard to crank up from the full lowered position where the teacher requires it to be when not in use. Also, the control box is so close to that handle and you hit you knuckles on it when turning the crank. Does anyone else have that cr...
|235 days ago||
Surprise from Denmark!!!!!! - 20 replies
I just got home from Illinois and noticed a package in the mail from Denmark. It was gifts from Mads in Copenhagen…...an official marking tool from Denmark, a couple of leather strops for pocket knives, and a cute orange paper bird beautifully crafted by Mads himself. I have tried out the strop and it works very well on my pocket kni...
|248 days ago||
Corner Brace and Bid Hand Drill - 9 replies
I picked up this corner brace and bit hand drill today at a garage sale. It is in real good shape but I cannot read the manufacturer’s name. It has a No 80 stamped in one of the rods that is real clear.Does anyone know who made this tool and have any idea of mfg. date or the value of it?? Thanks, Jim You have to right mouse on it an...
|262 days ago||
Pistachio wood in Casa Grande, Az - 9 replies
I have been looking for a source of pistachio wood out here in Arizona for 2 years. I visited a shop in Old Town called “In a Pear Tree “and Kirstin gave me a card for Dead Tree Salvage as a source for pistachio. Danny and I went there today and does he ever have a supply of it. We bought some pieces and picked up a ton of all kinds...
|297 days ago||
Visiting LJ's in Arizona - 16 replies
LJ Dingle(Danny) and I are parked next to each other in Arizona City, Az at the High Chaparral RV park Occasionally we get to visit other LJ’s in the area ( within 100 miles). in Jan I got to visit with Lizzardhead SORRY ALL THE PICS SHOW PARTIAL. JUST RIGHT MOUSE AND HIT “VIEW IMAGE” AND YOU CAN SEE THE WHOLE PHOTO….....
|352 days ago||
I love turning but have not yet got into segmented turning but now I just might.I stumbled on this U tube video by Lloyd Johnson from Woodturner Pro and he shows a real slick ( almost foolproof) way of lining up open segments and doing it on the bench with gravity working for you. This auto centers the rings and makes it easy to glue them up in ...
|357 days ago||
Christmas Gift to all Lumberjocks - 21 replies
To all of you to remember what the real reason for Christmas is! Enjoy!!........ And have a Merry and peaceful Christmas!!!!!!!!!!!....................Jim I wish we would see this in every mall across the country: http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=Vnt7euRF5Pg&vq=medium
|392 days ago||
Working without a plan-Chooka Parker - 17 replies
I just have to share this amazing fellow from Australia with all of you. He reminds me of what we do when we make a project without following someone else’s plan! ENJOY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.......................Jim http://www.chookaparker.com.au/
|449 days ago||
David Copperfield Flies Truly and amazing trick - 22 replies
This is really non shop, but I had to share it with everyone. Martin shared it with me and it blows me away. Watch and be amazed too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! http://www.youtube.com/embed/wChk5nY3Kzg
|452 days ago||
Using a Fibonacci Gauge for Wood Turning - 24 replies
Does any one know how you would use a Fibonacci Gauge for Wood Turning? Like what would you make the ratio of width to height? Wide part to narrow part of a vase? I saw a video once where the turner put the gauge up against the piece he was turning, but I could not see what he was comparing? He did not go into any explanation either. Anyone ...
|581 days ago||
Making a Longworth chuck - 11 replies
I just got interested in a Longworth chuck and thought It might be nice to have one for my lathe. I found this site on the web with a step by step plan for making an 8 pin chuck that took all the mystique out of it. He shows the layout of the slots which was the biggest mystery for me.Here is is: http://www.woodworkersguide.com/2010/10/17/how...
|615 days ago||
New: Circle Cycle engine - 8 replies
I was looking through Popular Science magazine and found an article on the Circle Cycle internal combustion engine that is totally different from any current designs that I have seen.Below is the link to it which shows the design and an engine in operation. I thought some of you might be interested…..........enjoy, Jim http://thekneesli...
|674 days ago||
Domes of Casa Grande, Arizona - 11 replies
This is really a non shop subject, but I’ll bet you explorers would love to see it. We like to explore in Az and we go just about everywhere. We are always learning about stuff, whether it is around the coffee table at 7AM or on a trip in the desert.We stumbled on these eerie looking domes last week. They are on Thornton Rd. about 3 miles ...