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05-12-2016 12:43 AM

Slightly off topic thread: Moving The Shop - 5 replies

So, my wife got orders again and off we go, second time in a year. I didn’t bother setting up my properly this move, since I knew it was going to be a short timer, so the garage has been fairly littered with machinery and stacks of lumber. Knowing that the movers would not respect the wood, I did them a favor by building a 5/3, rolli...

06-24-2014 12:13 AM

Put your eyeball sockets on this crazyness. - 20 replies


01-23-2014 05:34 PM

Diefenbach Benches... - 1 reply

I’m not one to buy work benches, I’d rather build them, however I recently purchased one from a friend who needed some cash. The bench belonged to his late father. It was a Diefenbach bench and it’s in really great shape.. I was just trying to see if anyone knows much about Diefenbachs. I see that according to their websi...

01-01-2014 04:47 PM

Meanwhile..... - 1 reply

Congrats Colorado…now don’t screw this up.

12-17-2013 05:57 PM

This video of BadA$$ furniture makers will make you feel like a novice. - 12 replies *edited for political correctness / awesomness

12-10-2013 12:05 AM

"It's too nice to use..." *slaps forehead* - 48 replies

Had a very good day at my first craft fair, but one over arching theme seemed to keep me from selling a lot more product “It’s just too nice to use.” This comment particularly mentioned regarding cutting boards. No matter how many times I told customers that my boards were meant to be used and used heavily, they just couldn&...

12-06-2013 10:39 PM

Note: Sanders do eat finger tips. - 15 replies

Just lost the tip of my left thumb on my 12 inch delta disc sander. It was painless and took milliseconds….luckily, I was only using 120 grit, so my thumb now has a nice, smooth, flat top. I wonder if this is going to help my card shuffling abilities. Was wearing shop glasses and respirator, but no gloves. *After advice assessment, g...

11-28-2013 01:52 AM

Posting whiel intoxicated better than table saw while intoxicated. - 16 replies

When starring down the horridays, the best prescription is alcohol. This thread is dedicated to those who wish to PWI, or post while intoxicated. *Lumberjocks does not condone nor endorse being drunk and awesome.

11-25-2013 06:58 PM

Something for electrical geeks. - 4 replies

Not sure that there is a forum space best for this…but I had to share it. For anyone obsessed with circuits or electrical, this is going to blow your mind.

11-15-2013 03:26 AM

How would you make this cut? - 11 replies

I thought about doing it with a mortiser, but it won’t leave a clean surface due to the tap at the end of the bit. Can’t do it on the table saw, since it will inevitably leave the curve of the blade.. I could clean it out with a chisel, but I’m curious if anyone has any thoughts before I go butchering up good wood.

11-11-2013 02:36 AM

Allow me to brag for a moment... - 8 replies

Got a heads up from my local Rockler buddy about an estate sale he was handling. He new my need for a new sanding machine…. I was the first one there this morning and had the pick of litter. Here’s a small list of what I picked up. Delta 6” Belt & 12” Disc Abrasive Finishing machine circa ‘93 – $100 ...

11-08-2013 05:12 AM

This. - 5 replies

11-02-2013 06:15 PM

Please advise on my craft show sales strategy.... - 2 replies

So, I’m getting ready for a craft show out here on the left coast this December. It’s going to be ripe with cash laden hipsters… My plan involves bringing items of three variations; 1. 3 or 4 expensive large pieces (bar stool set, media center, and small butcher block island/workstation2. Higher end cutting boards ($75 &#...

11-01-2013 11:07 PM

Allow me to point something out about Butcher Blocks.... - 13 replies

I often rail on the mainstream and accepted method of creating end grain butcher blocks. I’m not sure how many folks agree with my chosen method, but I would like to take a moment to demonstrate the value of my approach. Let’s say you want to build a big block…something to mount on a stand. Let’s say you want that bloc...

10-03-2013 05:26 AM

Off Topic Comment - 1 reply

09-25-2013 07:54 PM

Help me build a Jig! - 32 replies

My engineering skills are fairly insufficient. I tend to find that my gut instinct in constructing new devices tends to be totally contrary to the inter-workings of reality. So, please feel free to help me think this out. A few weeks ago I received some amazing help planning out some compound joints. Here is a sketch I was provided. ...

09-13-2013 07:50 PM

Off Topic Comment *Rant* - 58 replies

I’ll admit, this is a bitchy rant, but it felt good to get it out. I just sent this to WoodCraft. “Woodcraft, you have failed me for the last time. My local Woodcraft store 12781 Beach Blvd Stanton, CA 90680 was never a place that I would describe as warm, friendly or helpful, but today I finally answered the question that had bee...

08-12-2013 12:12 AM

Bracing on three legged stool.... - 17 replies

I’m building a three legged stool and have a photo of the bracing system I want to use. However, I’m having a hard time visualizing how to properly cut the dados. Here is the photo: Now, I’m not gonna make anyone do the math for the angles, I’m just looking for some help visualizing the cuts. If looking at the legs le...

06-13-2013 05:53 AM

Furniture builders/seller...What is the longest you've sat on a project? - 14 replies

I’m certain many of you build pieces you intend to sell, but weren’t contracted to build. I’m also willing to bet that many of you have finished a project and then found yourselves stuck with it, because you couldn’t find a buyer. I’m interested in hearing any horror stories…of furniture that ended up like ...

06-06-2013 05:39 PM

Liquid Nails Meets Bandsaw Blade / Unfortunate Circumstances Persist - 9 replies

I was going through some random blocks I’d been given, practicing my band saw box skills. One of the blocks was a huge laminated piece of Mahogany and Hard Maple that a buddy of mine had given me. They were the left over tops to a set of stair case rails. What I didn’t know was that these pieces had been laminated together with Li...

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