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1457 days ago

TAKING A BREAK - 8 replies

I know I have not been posting too much recently – things have been happening here in Finland. I am closing my workshop here. In the next few weeks, I will be packing what tools I can into my van and trailer and and traveling 2000 km south to Belgium, where I will start to restore our new home. Most of the restoration is building work...

1651 days ago

Next years lumber - 15 replies

Just a few photographs of next years lumber to be cut. The logs on the left were delivered yesterday (30-12-2009) and cut down the day before. They measure 2’ diameter (smallest) by 10’ long. The same logs, this time showing the M7 saw mill. I estimate that I will get about 750bf of lumber from this small stack. Mos...

1825 days ago

3D-Art - 10 replies

I just had to post these picture that I received today in an e-mail, I think that they are awsome. Street Artist…new stuffEdgar Mueller Super Artist ..Great Crevase Edgar Mueller. Hard work: Together with up to five assistants, Mueller painted all day long from sunrise to sunset. The picture appeared on the East Pier in Dun Laoghaire ...

1867 days ago

A woodworkers Poem - 8 replies

Just thought I would share this poem by by Douglas Malloch, which was sent to me today by a good friend. Good Timber The tree that never had to fightFor sun and sky and air and light,But stood out in the open plainAnd always got its share of rain,Never became a forest kingBut lived and died a scrubby thing. The man who never had to toil...

1934 days ago

Ebonizing Oak - 29 replies

I have a need to ebonize some white oak for a project I am working on. Obtaining a stain that does not obliterate the grain is quite difficult here, so I thought about using a method shown in several woodworking books – using steel wool and white vinegar. There is nothing new about this technique, it is as old as the hills. I started ...

2011 days ago


I just wanted to share a picture of where I live, many of you will have seen pictures of the garden and workshop from the road during the summer months, but this is what I see from my workshop during the winter. The photograph is in colour, not black & white, but was taken by moonlightt – the temperature is -20°C and has been for at...

2066 days ago

Parallel Clamps - 31 replies

Has anybody used the “Woodline USA” or the “Jet” parallel clamps I am trying to find out what the quality is like Vs the “Bessey K or KR” Parallel clamps, which I know are very good. I need to change out my entire collection of “cheap clamps or not so cheap clamps” which are similar to the Rockl...

2099 days ago

Folding Rule - 14 replies

Can any one help me – One of my students found a very old folding rule – Made in England. The scale on one side is the standard imperial 1” = 1”, but on the other side, the graduations are sill marked in inches, but 1” on the scale actually measures 1.75” Does anybody know why and what is the purpose of th...

2115 days ago

Ladder - 2 replies

Has anybody seen any plans or photographs for a a set of folding steps. Ideally I am looking for something like the image below Unfortunately this one is made from aluminum – the top step need to be about Cm/36” any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

2141 days ago

Purple Heart - 6 replies

I am using for the first time some purple heart – I know then when freshly cut the color fades, then with time it returns to its glorious full color. My question is, how to speed up the process – does the color change because or oxidization or exposure to UV? If I have to wait too long, I am worried about the amount of time it ...

2201 days ago

BOOTS - 13 replies

Hi gals n guys, there is a lot of talk recently about safety in the work shop – I get lots of literature by mail and e-mail about the subject. These mails are great for letting you why you should throw away (or not use) your current safety equipment and buy there latest gadgets or gizmo’s. Do not get me wrong I appreciate knowing...

2305 days ago

Website Update - 12 replies

Hello ALL LJs I am in the process of updating my website. At the moment the English site has been updated. The Finnish (Suomi) site also works, but is the old version. If you have 5 minutes or so to spare, I would appreciate if you could take a quick tour of the English site and let me know what you think. When you have completed the ...

2316 days ago

Estimates for cost - 43 replies

This is the latest offering from Fine woodworking. I have a few customers who really like this bed, but they think it is too expensive. I am estimating around about 150 hours of work and the material cost is about $650 (either Walnut or Mahogany), including Oil, waxs, stain, sandpaper and hardware (purchase and trasportation of the lumber...

2383 days ago

Visit to Vancouver and San-Francisco - 40 replies

I am just posting a notice to ALL LJs to let you know that I will be in Canada and the USA between January 8th and 21st 2008. I will be in Whistler (BC) between the 8th and 15th, Vancouver 16th, then in San-Francisco 17th to 21st . At the moment I plan to be in Sacramento on the 18th and/or 19th , where I will be visiting with Wayne ( http:/...

2562 days ago

Happy Times - 2 replies

Just wanted to wish you ALL a happy 4th of July – Normal service will be resumed tomorrow!

2568 days ago

LJ Logo - 1 reply

Who can tell me where I will find those nice little logos for LJ, so I can add the link to LJ from my website – I know they used to be available, but I just cannot find them anymore!

2578 days ago

Cold Smoker - 6 replies

Has anybody got detailed plans for a cold smoker – I have an abundance of Fish & and wood chips but cannot find the means to get them together.

2600 days ago

Wood Turning - 15 replies

Hi to all you wood turners. I want to turn a wine Goblet – the outside profile is not a problem, that is all done. But when it comes to gouging out the inside of the goblet, where the importan stuff has to go, I just cannot cut the wood with the gouges I have. What type of gouge should I be using for this – is there somethin...

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