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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. http://lumberjocks.com/projects/92119

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

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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...

10-01-2013 05:13 PM

HHS 8 - Cutting board - 6 replies

Look up some different types of cutting boards on the Projects page. Find one that you really like and ”favorite” it, then post a reply with a link to it under this forum. A “Favorited” cutting board can only be used by one person—no repeats!! here is a link to my favorite – http://lumberjocks.com/projects/90138

10-01-2013 02:02 PM

HHS 3 - cutting board - 8 replies

Look up some different types of cutting boards on the Projects page. Find one that you really like and ”favorite” it, then post a reply with a link to it under this forum. A “Favorited” cutting board can only be used by one person—no repeats!! here is a link to my favorite – http://lumberjocks.com/proj...

09-24-2013 01:35 AM

Sharpening a Card Scraper - 13 replies

I’m looking for advice on sharpening a new card scraper that I just picked up. The guy at Rockler was really helpful in showing me the basics, but when I got home and tried it myself, I just couldn’t seem to get it working. I bought the Card scraper and a barnishing rod, but I can’t get the “hook” on the card. ...

08-29-2013 05:52 PM

Highlands HS pd 8 - 7 replies

Post a reply under this topic and describe what you enjoyed your first woodworking class, and what you hope to learn about this year. once you post a reply I will add you to my “buddies” to be able to monitor your progress. Today’s Task: Find a project on this site that inspires you and add it to your favorites.

08-29-2013 01:41 PM

Highlands HS pd 3 - 10 replies

Post a reply under this topic and describe what you enjoyed your first woodworking class, and what you hope to learn about this year. once you post a reply I will add you to my “buddies” to be able to monitor your progress. Task: Find a project on this site that inspires you and add it to your favorites.

07-31-2013 08:29 PM

Need help Finding reclaimed barn lumber - 6 replies

I have been looking at a ton of projects made out of reclaimed barn lumber, and I would like to get into using it. The only problem is, however, I have no idea where to begin finding reclaimed barn lumber. I live in Western Pennsylvania, and I know there are tons of barns within (an hour ride), but I don’t even know where to begin sear...

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