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|83 days ago||
Noob questions on finish sprayers (on-going) - 37 replies
I’ve used this to apply paint: When the job is done (total project OR for the day), it takes forever and many gallons of water running through the hose and sprayer to get the thing marginally clean. To finish the job means taking it apart and soaking / scrubbing before applying a bit of oil and putting the tool away. For those th...
|352 days ago||
Expanded html guide - 39 replies
I’d like the ability to wrap text around an inserted image, for example. Can the html guide be expanded to include a few more ‘how to’ sections on formatting within a post? wrap text tables lines between sections of text I’m not a coder, but would like to have a couple more options when tocomes to composing ...
|382 days ago||
How to make these curved cuts with hand tools? - 22 replies
Okay. The picture shows it all. This piece is from the turn of the 20th century, and I’m providence says it was hand-made. Without delving totally into the likelihood of each piece, including cast iron, was made by hand and not recycled, how would the inside curves (coves?) been cut using hand tools only? It’s a question...
|513 days ago||
Thank You, LJs! - 15 replies
... for the iPad support of images! Just found tonight that it works! Thank you, thank you, thank you!
|706 days ago||
Mitre Box of your Dreams - 549 replies
With a nod to the Epic Thread, there are hopefully enough hand-tool enthusiasts out there to address a LJ topic area that’s lacking: the venerable mitre box. Stanley, Langdon, Miller’s Falls, etc. What you got? What you want? Questions? Dreams? Boxes and saws for them, post it all below! Here’s my go-to, a Stanley SW #346, F...
|820 days ago||
Okay, is this poplar or ?? (need wood ID, pls) - 17 replies
Lots of experts out there… Thought it was poplar until I started jointing theedges and found interest grain flecks. Too good to use as painted door trim? Old barn was the source, a 16’ piece… Thanks!
|834 days ago||
Is there a listing of folks that leave the site? - 58 replies
Just noticed 3fingerpat was gone… All his projects, postings, etc. Rats.
|896 days ago||
Off-Topic Content in Pulse Page - 27 replies
It seems that more and more entries in Pulse page are “Off Topic” in nature. Can there be a button added that functions like the filters for All, My Watchlist, etc. but toggles to include or exclude Off Topic content? I’d like the ability to see only woodworking / project content in the Pulse filter page. Thanks.
|913 days ago||
Aghh! Termites in the Shop! - 7 replies
Been working on a partition wall in the standalone shop building that will divide the actual woodworking space from lawnmower storage, lumber racks and other miscellaneous ‘very important stuff.’ (re: cr@p) :-) The building is a framed structure built on a proper footing. Inside floor is poured concrete with cutlines, as is usual ...
|959 days ago||
What DO you do on it? - 17 replies
Your workbench, of course. So many posts of benches get comments that include ‘too nice to use,’ or ‘I wouldn’t have the heart to pound on that bench.’ Which got me to thinking (always dangerous), what’s the roughest kind of thing you do on your bench? Use it when chainsawing? Brazing and welding? Mini-sledge ...
|1045 days ago||
How to stow (non-electric) mitre saws - 5 replies
Fellow LJs; I’ve got two vintage mitre saws that I use often enough that neither is going to ‘go away’ soon. One I’m keeping under the Roubo bench; the mitre (old Stanley 248?) is now dusty / dirty and oh-so-hard to get out. There’s also a tool cabinet build underway for that space so the saw (saw and mitre) has ...