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07-24-2015 05:43 AM

Retaining Wall Question - 45 replies

I’m wondering if I can tap the collective brain power of LJ to find a definition of the grade differential required to determine when a concrete block fence becomes a retaining wall? Obviously one cannot continue to pile dirt on one side to the top of a 6 foot fence and still call it a fence can they? What is a reasonable grade different...

05-08-2015 06:56 AM

The bridge is out in Russia - 10 replies

This speaks for itself ;-) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMCrj02SUlA

12-24-2014 04:38 AM

Good sleep promotes safety in the shop, especially using power tools - 12 replies

Since a good night’s sleep promotes safety in the shop, especially using power tools, I thought this was probably the best place to post this newly discovered tip. Wearing amber sunglasses for 30 minutes to an hour before you go to bed if you are watching TV, on the computer or reading from an electronic device will increase your sleep....

12-22-2014 08:04 AM

Mount Rainier, a preview to the future? Will trees survive? - 281 replies

According to these changes on the mountain , it is getting harder and harder to deny climate change. The warming will have devastating affects on forests. A Canadian forester friend told me last spring about the warmer climate is already causing beetle killed pine issue acceleration. http://www.thenewstribune.com/static/pages/rainier/

12-14-2014 05:17 AM

Donate to Toys For Tots - 8 replies

Merry Christmas LJs everywhere! Today my wife and I were shopping for our grand kids Christmas. At the elementary school where she works, 80% of the kids get free lunch. Many of the parents will lose their apartments during the school year and the turn over rate is high, about 30%. Most of our lives, we spilled more on the way to the bank ...

08-11-2014 12:31 AM

Goo Gone discovery for paint removal from finished surface - 9 replies

I had some spray paint on a stained and finished door do to less than perfect masking. The door was stained and finished before we bought the house. It is not a water based finish. The paint had cured for several days. Without any good options to clean up the mess, I tried Goo Gone. Much to my amazement, it took the paint off very well. ...

08-04-2014 03:49 AM

Sealing door - 11 replies

Hi all, I am installing a speak easy in an exterior solid core door. The center looks like some sort of particle material. It is quite porous.I was thinking about all the various ways to seal the hole. I decide to just seal it with a light coat of 2 part epoxy. Any comments negative or positive?

07-25-2014 12:24 AM

Oval wood turning jig - 18 replies

This oval jig looks a little spooky to me. What do you experienced turners think?

05-11-2014 07:00 AM

Wooden VW Bug - 5 replies

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04-25-2014 06:28 AM

Questions About the ‘Moxon Vise’ - 1 reply

Chris Schwarz’s blog http://www.popularwoodworking.com/woodworking-blogs/chris-schwarz-blog/questions-moxon-visehas a few interesting comments and clarifications about the Moxon vise or vice ( as the case may be ;-) )

03-28-2014 08:45 PM

What happened to Tommy Mac and Rough Cut? - 32 replies

What happened to Tommy Mac and Rough Cut? Our local station is running episodes from 2012. I looked at WGBH Boston web site and it looked like they just have the old episodes, nothing recent. Did he get the axe? (pun intended ;-) )

03-21-2014 01:34 AM

Thank you LJ and Cricket - 16 replies

It looks like the site is back to top speed! Thank you to all the behind the scenes techs and everyone else to made it happens.

03-08-2014 07:26 AM

Full blind hand cut dovetails, why? - 32 replies

I just received this advice in my inbox: its time to try full blind dovetails. Why? If I hand cut dovetails I want to be able to see and admire them! What do you say?

02-25-2014 08:57 AM

Seattle area LJ tools - 4 replies

Check this out http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/tls/4346811374.html

02-06-2014 12:01 AM

Getting past the regulators - 23 replies

Interesting idea

02-03-2014 07:23 AM

Congrats Seahawks!! - 21 replies

Amazing day and a bit shocking to boot.

12-23-2013 05:06 AM

Paul Sellers dressing out a board by hand - 13 replies

I just watched both parts of Paul Sellers dressing out a board from a log by hand. I am wondering how many of the hand plane guys go all the way from rough cut to finished stock by hand? It seems like the time involved would be a great deterrent.

12-11-2013 06:13 AM

What is the origin of calling the tail vise a wagon vise? - 9 replies

Anyone know the origin of calling the tail vise a wagon vise?

11-29-2013 11:58 PM

Table saw stabilizer question - 20 replies

I was just reading this American Woodworker blog. I’m not having any of these issues with my ancient Craftsman contractor saw, but I am wondering if using a stabilizer to replace the stamped metal arbor washer on one side of the blade would be a good idea? Just one would not move the blade and the throat plate would be just fine. Th...

11-22-2013 12:08 AM

Obama pictures - 30 replies

How about requiring all pictures of Obama be posted in this thread so they are not cluttering up all of the other threads?

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