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|4 days ago||
Any Lumber Jocks in Spain? - 1 reply
I will be traveling in Spain later this month with a group of high schoolers and parents. Wonder if there might be any LJ members near any of the areas we travel. Maybe we could meet for coffee and a little international chat. One of the places we will be visiting is an olive farm. I am hoping to score a little wood to ship back to my sh...
|52 days ago||
Wood ID Help & Small Gloat - 12 replies
Spotted this piece in my brother in-law’s firewood pile. Threw it in my trunk and brought it home Inside is some nice looking spalting. I am hoping someone can help identify this wood from the bark. Thank you.
|285 days ago||
Question for the braintrust - Nails - 6 replies
I bought the contents of a shop cabinet this morning, at a tag sale. What is the application of these nails? I have at least these four sizes. Thank you.
|423 days ago||
Any Guesses? - 6 replies
Any guesses what this is? Start the guesses. Then watch for my next “Tool Picking” blog for more pictures and the story of this jig. Thanks for looking.
|464 days ago||
Tool box plan ideas - 1 reply
I would like to build a bench top tool box to hold my turning accessories (caliper, lathe centers, chucks, etc.). I want something small that can sit on top of the cabinet is use for my turning tools. I want to build something function, but that can also be an heirloom piece for my kids. Anyone have any nice plans, ideas or links you can sh...
|626 days ago||
I need some project help. - 7 replies
I am working on a project that includes Walnut, Maple and Padauk glued tightly together. There is a lot of router work and sanding involved. The routing has deposited some of the Padauk and Walnut dust in the grain of the Maple. How can I life the colored dust out of the Maple, so the Maples true features show? Also, what do I need to ...
|640 days ago||
V-Drum Sander -- Plans Available??? - 3 replies
I would like to build a V-Drum Sander for my shop. I have seen a few on LJ that I really like. Where can I find plans for making the sander? Thank you.
|677 days ago||
Hand saw help?!?!? - 3 replies
I bought a Disston sway back saw this morning. I think it is a D-8. The etching is difficult to read. Is there a good way to enhance the etching? The blade fairly clean, with minimal rust. I know, pics would help. I haven’t got the camera out yet. Thanks in advance. Tim
|681 days ago||
May must be Mallet Month - 2 replies
Of the woodworking related magazines that I receive, the this past week have seemed to have a common theme. Last week, I received WOODCRAFT Magazine and WOODTURNING DESIGN. The April/May issue of WOODCRAFT, p. 55, is an article titled: “Shop-Made Mallets, A Trio of Tappers for Your Tool Chest.” It contains plans / designs fo...
|684 days ago||
$5 Yard Sale Find - Did I do good? - 4 replies
I found this Disston D-23 saw, this morning, at a yard sale for $5. Some of you that are more familiar with saws than I am, please tell me if I made a good purchase. The pictures are just as i brought the saw home. There is some light ruse and what looks like paint splatters on the blade. The handle could use some oil. The blade is sharp, w...
|694 days ago||
Seeking opinions for natural edged table - 10 replies
I have some walnut that I plan to make a small, natural-edged table for my den. Like many walnut planks, this piece has a few knots it it. These knots have cracked, revealing an opening, which in many cases goes all the way through the plank. I am seeking opinions from more experienced woodworkers (and anyone else who wishes to join in). ...
|741 days ago||
Atlanta Woodworking Show - 3 replies
Any LJ’s attending the Woodworking Show in Atlanta (March 9-11)? If I can swing my work schedule, I plan to be there Friday and Saturday. Checking to see if there may be an opportunity to meet some of you in person. Thanks, Tim
|747 days ago||
Mini Gloat - Estate Sale Finds - 1 reply
When it comes to hand tools, it is really hard to beat old tools. These are a few of the tools I have added to my collection recently. These are on my refurbish/rebuild list (as soon as I get cought up on customer orders). If anyone can tell me anything about that Disston saw, please do. Saws are a new adventure for me. I picked up ...
|778 days ago||
Closed - Ohio Tool Co. planes - 2 replies
Thank you for your interest in these planes. I have had a couple people interested in purchasing one or more of them. However, I have had more contacts suggesting I reconsider cleaning these up and putting them to use. Enough so, that I am serously thinking about it. I will follow through on the conversations started with people interest...
|812 days ago||
I have an extra Porter Cable 6931 plunge base. I plan to mount it in one of my router tables. I would love to be able to convert this base to a router lift. It looks like it would be possible to convert, but I am not sure of the best way to approach it. I would really appreciate some helpful guidance. Has anyone ever converted a 6931 base...
|976 days ago||
Looking for Flag Case plans - 7 replies
I recently received a request from a childhood friend/neighbor to build a flag case for his Dad. His Dad was a WWII veteran and recently passed away at the age of 85. I have never built a flag case. Honestly, I do not even know the appropriate dimensions. Can someone point me to a good source for flag case plans? Thank you for your he...
|1006 days ago||
Walnut help - Something new for me - 8 replies
Mostly I make small items, like boxes and pens. Then I try to maximize and highlght the color variations in Walnut. I recently started making a walnut coffee table. The color variations are nice, but the will likely highlight the joints in my table top. I plan on using a tung oil and paste wax finish. How can I better camoflage my joint...