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2078 days ago

Wish me luck! - 23 replies

Hello Everyone, Long time no post. I’ve lurked a lot though….wow have things changed from the early days. Anyway, keep your fingers crossed for me tomorrow. It’s the big day, 24 miles across Cape Cod Bay. http://www.capecodbaychallenge.org/ Now that all the planning and training for this is over I’ll start spendi...

2191 days ago

I think Frank needs a trip to Sweden - 6 replies

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20080417/od_afp/swedennatureoffbeat_080417131817

2211 days ago

New (old) sketchup tutorials - 10 replies

I’ve added a few tutorials that I originally did for FWW to my Sketchup tutorial blog http://lumberjocks.com/jocks/Treefarmer/blog/4011 Any questions let me know.

2408 days ago

Exploded view drawings in Sketchup - 4 replies

I posted this response to some comments concerning exploded view diagrams in Tom's post of his fall Sketchup challenge. Then I figured it should probably get a posting of its own. I’ll do a tutorial sometime soon. But in the meantime, just so folks know it’s not only possible but typical…. Exploded view diagrams is how I ...

2408 days ago

Jimmy goes big - 11 replies

Thought you folks would get a kick out of this. In another forum I belong to the admin had posted some photoshopped pics of surfers with paddles saying he was seeing paddles everywhere (standup paddlesurfing is taking the surfing world by storm). I had to respond by adding my paddle to this cover and changing the headline. My apologies to Woodwo...

2410 days ago

Let me christen this great new forum section. How do you design? - 20 replies

Great addition Martin. How do you design? By that I mean what drives you to build a particular piece. Reproduction, art, life, need, nature, profit? What kicks it off? What tools do you use? Pencil and paper, CAD, Sketchup, just start cutting?

2415 days ago

Strength to weight ratio for woods - 13 replies

Hello All, Anyone know of a good source of information on the strength to weight ratio of woods. I’m really interested in making more paddles and would like a number of woods to choose from while still keeping them as light as possible.

2431 days ago

Vacuum Press - 7 replies

I found this vacuum press today while discussing paddle building on a stand-up surf forum. A neat little press. http://www.roarockit.com/rc_wood.php

2442 days ago

Need help - Epoxy as a finish - 12 replies

Hello All, I’m building my brother a paddle and was wondering about the epoxy finish I’m using. This is my 1st time using epoxy and I could use some tips. I’ve read the West Systems manual but was wondering if we have any experts. I’ve used the 206 slow hardener for the laminations and I’m planning on using th...

2444 days ago

Anyone looking to build a very large post and beam shop? - 3 replies

http://capecod.craigslist.org/mat/392129683.html

2444 days ago

I'm a Lumberjock and I'm Ok! - Reprise - 15 replies

With apologies to Monty Python. Thanks to some of our fellow lumberjocks for lyrics suggestions and encouragement. BARBER:I wanted to be… a Lumberjock! Searching from yard to yard, angering the stockers at Lowes while I pick through the junk looking for grain. The Giant Redwood. The Larch. The Fir! The mighty Scots Pine! The lofty...

2450 days ago

:( ...Haven't had much time for LJ or the shop lately. - 20 replies

Just a quick note to let folks know I haven’t put things off for no reason. ( I had hoped to get the Sketchup blog going by now, and the Bridge, or the lack thereof, has me really frustrated) but life has a funny way of interrupting sometimes. I’ve been struggling off and on for the last 4 years with a benign brain tumor. Stupid t...

2456 days ago

Hummingbird in the garden - 13 replies

In response to a couple of requests I managed to capture one of our hummingbirds on camera. The trumpet vine is visited about every couple of minutes all day long. There is at least one nest nearby but I can’t find it. These pictures and video are of the female…the male is bright green with a red throat. (Ruby Throated) Is this c...

2464 days ago

Wow!...Bubinga anyone? - 13 replies

I found this while browsing the Berkshire blog. Talk about Pavlov’s dogs….my heart started racing and I drooled on my keyboard!

2464 days ago

Other ways we might be able to help each other. - 4 replies

I had a thought as I was replying to Xavier's comment to my offbeat post. This is pretty valuable info to anyone visiting the area and since this is a tourist spot I figured I’d give it broader exposure. And then I was thinking why stop there? There has to be so many ways that the collective here could share info. For example: In my job I&...

2466 days ago

Mystical numerology at work? - 17 replies

I just noticed that the 1st project I have completed since becoming a LumberJock is project post 1958….the year I was born. Have the planets aligned as well? Will I win the lottery or be hit by a bus? What does this mean? I’ll have to consult my Magic Eight Ball. Cool…it said no bus and yes to the lottery. You’re al...

2477 days ago

Perplexed by my Bandsaw Riser Block - 25 replies

I just installed the 6” riser block on my bandsaw and it doesn’t seem to be the correct length. I went back over everything 3 times and the 105” blades don’t fit. Completely un-tensioned, blade just won’t go on. Wheels are co-planar….amd I missing something? I’m hoping to resaw the cedar for the summe...

2477 days ago

Old barn posted on Craigslist in Rockland, MA - 1 reply

I would love to do something like this but its not the right time for me. http://boston.craigslist.org/sob/grd/366633598.html

2491 days ago

Absolutely Nothing...or at least very little...to do with woodworking - A Garden Tour for Deb - 13 replies

At your request oh Queen of the North Woods…and evidently the Himalyas, Paris, Peru, and Oz Our place. and like Tom I’ve not video tagged this gem. Please excuse the weird title work at the beginning…didn’t feel like rerunning the edit.

2492 days ago

Free Cherry Wood - This is why Craigslist is so cool. - 14 replies

Look at that crotch…..:) http://boston.craigslist.org/sob/zip/356960368.html I need to get a truck!

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