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621 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

678 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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

681 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 ...

810 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:

844 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...

903 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 ...

922 days ago

9" Craftsman Bandsaw hums- will not start - 15 replies

My friend bought a used 9” Craftsman bandsaw for us to use out here in the desert. It worked when he got it but now it just hums and will not start. I don’t see a capacitor on the motor so I thought it might be a bad spot on the armature. He rotated it and it still hums.Any ideas? Anyone have one of these saws that might have been...

956 days ago

Pay it forward for Christmas - 6 replies

Today we had a good sermon on candles. It started out talking about the the Advent candles and then he got into how candles are a symbol of light and in some cases all the light people have. So I thought, with 2 weeks left before Christmas, it would be nice to make a simple project with a candle in it and give it to someone (totally not expecti...

974 days ago

Rocks - 12 replies

First of all, Happy Thanksgiving to the 44,,000+ woodworkers we have gathered here. The woodworkers of the world create some magnificent products, but we are small compared to what God can create. Enjoy HIS creations in the Rocks of the World: I’m sorry but I cannot copy this powerpoint file to Lumberjocks,. If you would like to see ...

985 days ago

What's in your City/State - 14 replies

I see people from all over the world on here and some of the places I know of and some I don’t. I also see all different kinds of wood being used and some I have never hear of but might look for some while I was in that area… for kind of an LJ informational topic, What is you city or state known for and what kind of wood is found...

1069 days ago

Buckley Michigan Old Engine Show - 12 replies

Today I’m back from the old engine show at Buckley, Mi. It runs Thursday thru Sunday and the amount of old steam and diesel engines and tractors is unbelievable and they all work!!! I got hooked an getting a Hit and Miss engine. If anyone has one around 2 hp, I’d be interested. I want to make a generator out of it and use in conjunct...

1071 days ago

Good Commercial - 12 replies

I just has to share this video from Martin in Australia. Just click on this link. Thanks, Martin!!!!!!!

1075 days ago

Old lathe at Johnson's Workbench in Charlotte, Mi - 13 replies

We had an LJ get together at Johnson’s Workbench a few months back and I forgot that I took these pictures of this old foot powered wood lathe. Somewhere I have a picture of the big one at the Buckley old engine show( coming up this week-Aug 18-21) along with an old saw mill that is steam powered.Enjoy the pics.It is nice to see that some...

1104 days ago

Adjustment Nut for Drill press - 20 replies

I have a threaded quill stop on my drill press for setting the depth to drill. It has a 3/8-16 thread on it and I used to run a the stop nut up and down a lot for different settings. Then I found this adjusting nut with a button in it to release the thread and quickly slide it to the new position. Then you can turn it for fine adjustment.I bough...

1156 days ago

Glue Bottles - 22 replies

I love Titebond glues and and use all three of their glues depending on the project. I have arthritis in both hands and pulling the snout out to open the Titebond bottle is a real hassle for me. I broke two bottle snouts and wrote to Titebond and they were nice enough to send me a envelope full of new caps. I still have flow problems with the ne...

1486 days ago

Imitation Ivory for woodworking projects - 3 replies

I ran across a source of round imitation ivory round stock for $6.95 for short 1” dia. pieces and can not find it again. I have looked through all the catalogs I have and cannot find it. It seemed to be in with the sources of wood for pens,etc. I want to use it for ebony and ivory rings. Does anyone know of a source????

1661 days ago

Has anyone used Abranet for sanding wood turnings - 6 replies

I have been using Egyptian Gold sandpaper from Klingspor for turning and I just love it. I noticed that there is a product called Abranet in their catalog and it goes up to 600 grit. They say is will not clog.Has anyone used Abranet and can tell me if it might be worth it to buy it for wood turning?

1670 days ago

Sharpening Forstner Bits - 6 replies

Does anyone have a slick way to sharpen Forstner bits? Like which way to you sharpen the flat area and what do you do to sharpen the teeth around the edge?

1690 days ago

Ridgid 13" Planer does not feed well - 6 replies

I bought a Ridgid 13” planer because I saw a sign maker at a show using one and he did not get any snipe at all on it. I had a Delta benchtop planer that sniped every board. I got this new planer and it ran without much if any snipe and that was a good thing. But then after a month, it stared to stop feeding a board halfway through and I h...

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