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|3 days ago||
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MV53BM2n4S4 *edited for political correctness / awesomness
|11 days ago||
"It's too nice to use..." *slaps forehead* - 42 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&...
|14 days ago||
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...
|23 days ago||
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.
|25 days ago||
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. http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/electroninks/circuit-scribe-draw-circuits-instantly
|36 days ago||
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.
|40 days ago||
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 ...
|43 days ago||
This. - 5 replies
|48 days ago||
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 ...
|49 days ago||
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...
|79 days ago||
Off Topic Comment - 1 reply
|86 days ago||
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. ...
|98 days ago||
Off Topic Comment *Rant* - 53 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...
|131 days ago||
Bracing on three legged stool.... - 10 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...
|191 days ago||
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 ...
|197 days ago||
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...
|220 days ago||
Table Height / Bench Height Ratio of Awesomeness? - 10 replies
Question: Finished a dining table, which from floor to table top is roughly 34inches… I’m building a corresponding bench. Right now, I’ve got the bench height set at about 18 inches. The height feels good to me, but I’m a bit frumpy, so I was wondering if this height would pose a challenge to others (too short/too high). ...
|234 days ago||
Hope this hasn’t been posted already… http://youtu.be/c5khEGb0MD8
|237 days ago||
To distress or not to distress.... - 17 replies
Let me start off by saying that my idea of building furniture has always consisted of crisp lines, smooth smooth surfaces and as few dings and mistakes as possible. This week, I’ve been working on a dining table made of reclaimed heart pine. I inlaid some butterflies, planed off the old finish and I’ve got it sanded down to near g...
|240 days ago||
Question about butterfly joints... - 11 replies
Good Day! I think I have a fairly simple question here. I’m putting together a dining room table out of some 8/4 heart pine boards, reclaimed from an old bed. I’d like to join the boards using butterfly joints. I’m trying to decide whether to cut the mortises for the joints before I glue up the edges of the boards. I...