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04-25-2013 04:35 PM

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...

04-17-2013 03:07 AM

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… 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...

04-03-2013 11:44 PM

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...

03-21-2013 04:36 AM

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...

02-14-2013 02:34 AM

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….....

12-20-2012 11:22 PM

Open Segment Turning Layup Process-With the Stomper!! - 18 replies

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 ...

12-15-2012 10:03 PM

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:

11-11-2012 01:06 PM

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

09-15-2012 09:49 AM

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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

09-11-2012 09:22 PM

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 ...

05-06-2012 12:47 PM

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:

04-02-2012 12:22 AM

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...

02-03-2012 06:54 AM

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 ...

01-15-2012 05:37 PM

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...

12-11-2011 07:59 PM

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...

11-24-2011 04:01 PM

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 ...

11-13-2011 02:31 AM

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...

08-21-2011 01:19 AM

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...

08-18-2011 08:28 PM

Good Commercial - 12 replies

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

08-15-2011 02:35 PM

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...

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