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05-20-2015 02:07 PM

Stanley Handyman Plane Technical Drawing - 4 replies

Does anyone have- or know where to find- a technical drawing for the various parts of a Stanley Handyman hand plane? I have a student who is trying to reverse engineer it for CAD class, and he is having difficulty with the red “Frog” piece that supports the blade. Google searches haven’t produced much, so maybe someone ...

04-21-2015 02:04 PM

rotating pictures from Smart Phone - 4 replies

So I have a question for anyone posting pictures from a smart phone. My students are posting pictures directly from their phone and the pictures are posting sideways. As a basic phone user, I have no idea what to tell them to do in order to fix the problem. I have suggested that they go into their gallery and try to rotate them before post...

03-18-2015 09:45 AM

Pipe dream? - 5 replies

A buddy of mine likes to partake in smoking a pipe from time to time (the brown tobacco, not the green tobacco). In consideration of making a gift for his upcoming birthday, I was thinking about taking a shot at carving out a pipe and turning the mouthpiece on the lathe. I have a piece of figured cherry that would work out just terrific, and...

03-02-2015 10:20 PM

TED has a TWITTER! - 14 replies

So I follow a guy on Twitter known as @WoodworkIdea because he normally tweets funny sayings about woodworking. Recently I noticed he has been tweeting links to the TED site with over 16,000 free plans, so i figured it was just more of an advertisement than anything. Well, just yesterday I noticed he posted a tagline that I recognized from L...

02-19-2015 03:48 PM

TED'S Woodworking- is it a scam? - 40 replies

In a moment of weakness, I fell Victim to purchasing a subscription for something called Ted’s Woodworking (web site here), which promoted that it offered over 16,000 woodworking plans. As a woodworking teacher, I am always on the lookout for pre-made plans of projects that are at a “high-school-level”, and thought this would ...

02-14-2015 02:12 AM

Sawstop saves a special thumb - 18 replies

yesterday during my 6th period Intro to Woodworking class, my Sawstop made a special save. The class is made up of all different ability levels, including 2 students with special needs. normally they have an aide that comes to class and helps monitor what is being done and helps assist me watch out for their safety. yesterday, however, one of...

12-03-2014 03:21 AM

Drying logs without cracking - 9 replies

A friend of mine asked me to help make 40 center pieces for a wedding, which would simply be slices of logs (roughly 2” thick) cut with a chain saw. (see the “inspiration” pic below) We have the logs, we have the saws, and we have a decent amount of time to get them done. What I need, however, is some information on ho...

10-12-2014 12:05 PM

Router sled for end grain cutting boards - 6 replies

So I have a few students making end-grain cutting boards, and am looking into making a small router sled to be able to flatten them after glue up. Is anyone willing to share pictures/plans of their sleds? its not going to need to be crazy big, just something to accommodate boards 10” wide by 20” long (at the most).

09-30-2014 02:34 PM

HHS Pd 4 & 8- Cutting Boards - 13 replies

Cutting Boards are a great way to use up scrap wood. Here’s a couple examples of different symmetric and asymmetric styles: Find an example of a cutting board that you would like to make in class, and upload a picture on this forum topic.

08-26-2014 02:55 PM

Klockit customer service - 5 replies

EDIT Finally got through to a person and was taken care of – thanks.

05-23-2014 09:59 AM

Maple- to stain or not to stain? - 21 replies

A student of mine is building a gun cabinet and used Maple plywood for the main box, with maple hardwood for the face-frame and doors. He is almost done with the build and will soon be moving on to the finishing. I told him to start thinking about color, so he stained a few test pieces but they all came out looking muddied and blotchy. I kn...

04-27-2014 01:35 PM

using pocket holes with maple - 11 replies

So I was helping a student build a face frame for his gun cabinet, and we were pre-assembling the frame with picket hole screws with intent to glue on the whole thing at once. Much to our chagrin, the very first screw that we put in split the front face of the stock. So my question is- was this a fluke? A one-time mistake that we should jus...

04-01-2014 10:14 AM

Anyone have an Etsy Shop? - 15 replies

I have been slowly dwindling on making things as of late, and I think it’s because I don’t have any reason to make anything right now. Sure, I have a couple projects on the back-burner, but no real reason to get creative and build. So I was looking into starting a shop on Etsy, but I have no experience (nor know anyone with experien...

03-13-2014 09:00 AM

best of times, worst of times - 18 replies

About a week ago I posted a topic about which floor model planer to purchase. After much debate and back and forth, and after procuring the appropriate funding and purchase order through our school district, I chose one and ordered it. Awesome. In a typical good news bad news scenario, I’ve lost the two lunch box planers (that we curre...

03-09-2014 01:37 PM

Dremel Trio vs. Palm Router? - 9 replies

I have received a couple requests from friends and family for signs, and was thinking about purchasing a palm router to carve out the letters. While looking around at a couple models, I saw a new Dremel tool (I think its the TRIO) designed like a palm router. Does anyone have experience with either palm routers or the Dremel Trio to recommen...

02-27-2014 05:36 PM

Favorite floor model planer - 51 replies

Dealing with planer snipe in my shop is alot like golfers learning to “play with a slice”. Over the years, I have tried every trick in the book (and some from fellow LJs) to fix it, called the manufacturer (which coincidentally was useless), and finally accepted my poorly designed machined and now just add 6 inches to each work piec...

02-09-2014 08:58 PM

busted hand and birthday save - 13 replies

so on friday i was changing the table saw blade to a dado, and the bolt was extra tight. when it finally broke free, my hand slipped and slammed against the cast iron table, and i think i broke/dislocated my pinky. I looked down and my knuckle looked flat, so i had to pull my finger out and heard it pop back into place. It wasn’t a blade ...

12-31-2013 03:20 PM

yhhht - 3 replies


10-22-2013 09:50 AM

new project posts - 11 replies

I am having my second level students start a lumberjocks account in order to have an online portfolio at the end of the year (essentially that’s what this site is, right?). of the dozen or so students who have already posted a project, only one has gotten approved and actually posted so far. Some students have been waiting for over a w...

10-05-2013 05:26 PM

Table Saw Accident - 8 replies

So I was working on the table saw Friday afternoon, mitering boards that would become a box for my friend’s Dog’s ashes, when all of the sudden… BOOM! The brake on my table saw activated and I was standing there with a bewildered look on my face. I wasn’t distracted by anything or doing an unsafe act, and my fingers wer...

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