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|1638 days ago||
Me and my girl of ten years are splitting up and it is tearing me up. We never married and never had kids. This is harder than my divorce and sometimes I feel like I am gonna lose my mind with the pain. Today she was leaving to go to her friends and she wouldn’t even hug me. We still live together until she moves out and she swears there i...
|1645 days ago||
Stolen Project - 13 replies
I just found out that this piece, “Twist Of Cane” http://lumberjocks.com/Tinyshop/projects, was recently stolen from my mom. Can you imagine stealing an old lady’s walking cane?
|1656 days ago||
Thinning polyurethane to make a wipe-on - 8 replies
Anyone know if I can do this? I really don’t see why I couldn’t but I figured I’d better ask my fellow LJ’s as I am sure someone has tryed this. Would I just use laquer thinner?
|1668 days ago||
I have four flourescent lights in my shop and a couple recently started to flicker incessantly. I replaced the bulbs and it didn’t stop so I replaced the whole unit and it still does it! Now strangely, all the flourescent lights with the 40 watt long tubes in my house flicker on and off. Perhaps my lights have swine flu?
|1696 days ago||
Anyone Seen a Stanley # 532 before? - 14 replies
I can’t seem to find a picture of one anywhere online. I about ran over this the other day in front of my house, I left it on my front step for two days to see if the person that lost would come back for it but no one did. It was rusted badly enough that nothing on it moved, a little oil took care of that though! Let me know if you can fin...
|1707 days ago||
Gibberish in project postings? - 9 replies
I am beginning to seriously dislike my computer. Yesterday while looking through the postings I noticed all the written part is made up of wierd letters and symbols like my computer is possessed. I even made a comment on a guys piece thinking that he had written it that way intentially. It’s only the written part of project postings, every...
|1708 days ago||
Check your Square for Square! - 14 replies
After about two hours of work last night I went into the shop to finish some stuff up and noticed that one of the pieces of stock I had cut last night wasn’t square with the fence when I had it against the miter guage. A few minutes later, and many expletives, I realized the square I was using to square my miter gauge wasn’t actually...
|1738 days ago||
Problems Posting Project Pictures - 5 replies
For over a week now when I try to load project pictures onto the site I get a message saying this: The website cannot display the page HTTP 500 Most likely causes: •The website is under maintenance.•The website has a programming error. Anyone else having issues like this I would really appreciate your input.
|1751 days ago||
Check it out. Thought someone might be interested. http://sd.craigslist.org/tls/1183656978.html
|1772 days ago||
Handcutting Dovetails - 12 replies
I have searched LJ’s and the Wood Whisperer sight for a video on hand-cutting dovetails with no luck on locating one. Any ideas?
|1893 days ago||
Woodworking apathy - 30 replies
Anybody else ever get to feeling that between life, kids, work and bills woodworking is just more added stress. I am on a 3 month stint where I have walked into the shop, stood there for fifteen minutes or so and then walked out feeling that for the time being woodworking is just to much to deal with. Strangely though, there is something satisf...
|1973 days ago||
$100 to spend for my birthday, what to buy? - 8 replies
So my birthday is November 2 and my girl says I can find something worth about a bill. What should I tell her I want? Any ideas welcome!
|1984 days ago||
Your Dog Might Be A LumberMutt If.... - 6 replies
This could be like DeCou’s LumberJock one but for your dog! I gotta go to work but I will check on this later! 1) if he has chewed on woods from all over the world2) if he farts sawdust
|1988 days ago||
Keeping Glasses Clean - 17 replies
Anyone have any tips for keeping ones glasses clean in the shop? Mine are always dusty and I hate to wipe them off too much for fear of scratches. I do blow them off but you know, it only sort of works.
|1993 days ago||
Severe Elbow Pain - 18 replies
Anyone else get nearly crippling elbow pain in both elbows after doing any sanding? Today after belt and orbital sanding for a short while (45 mins) both my elbows felt like they were going to come apart, the pain was nearly intolerable. It lasted for about an hour (spent pacing the room and sweating) and either self resolved or the ibuprofen...
|1996 days ago||
Cheap clamps suck - 9 replies
I recently bought six, twelve-inch clamps from Menards and I just came upstairs from clamping an important project thoroughly frustrated with them. As I screwed the clamp down it skipped thread under very little pressure. I only used them one other time to apply very light pressure to a nailer I was putting on a shelf. Then, to top it off the l...
|2035 days ago||
Can somenone teach me how to turn a wooden box? - 11 replies
I have seen so many turned boxes and i think thay are beautiful but I can’t figure out out how turn one. I don’t have a 4-jaw chuck but I do have a faceplate for turning. I need someone to describe how they do it step by step and pictures would be fantastic if it can be done! As usual thank you guys, I know I can count on Lumberjocks...
|2039 days ago||
Lumberjocks is such a cool place!! - 11 replies
I was in my shop today for most of the day chewing over recent threads I have read, thinking about how excited I am about posting my latest project to LJ’s, how much LJ’s has become a friend to me, what a resource like this means to a lonely South Dakota boy and many other LJ related things. I wanted to take a minute to start a forum...
|2042 days ago||
Trying to match antique look - 4 replies
I am finally to the finishing part of an old dental cabinet restoration. I had to replace 3 of the drawer fronts though and I know if I just poly-coat them the finish won’t match. Any suggestions? I tried about every stain I have on some scrap pieces and none match. I was thinking about using vegetable oil but i’m afraid the polyuret...
|2063 days ago||
Carving in the round patterns - 3 replies
I have been to the library, Barnes and Noble, and all over the internet looking for a few patterns for ‘in the round’ carving and I can’t find a thing. Any body got any patterns they can email me or know where I can find some? My email address is email@example.com. Thanks everyone!