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09-08-2014 09:52 PM

Would you use stock 3/4" dowels or turn your own from Maple? - 15 replies

If you had a solid maple framework project that required about 120” of 3” long x 3/4” diameter dowels and needed to withstand a good deal of pressure (it’s a form for pressing sheetmetal), would you just buy stock 3/4” dowels from the hardware store or turn them from solid maple? Why or why not?

04-22-2014 01:46 AM

what is this advertising gibberish? - 7 replies

Can this junk be fixed? It sure is annoying…

04-08-2014 05:07 PM

Introduce yourself on the CNC Forum - 65 replies

Hi guys and gals. My name is Jim Underwood, and I really like woodworking. I like woodturning and carving in particular. I also enjoy CNC woodworking, which is what this introduction is about. If you have a CNC router, introduce yourself with a picture of your machine or projects and tell us a little about yourself. I’ll start off...

04-08-2014 12:15 PM

Unofficial Welcome to the New CNC Forum - 34 replies

Hi Folks. Since I appear to the main instigator of this new addition to LumberJocks, I want to extend an unofficial welcome to the new CNC Forum. Many thanks to the IT guys and Cricket for giving us CNC Woodworkers a place to talk shop. I hope to see many of you CNC guys and gals post your questions and projects here. Jim Underwood

03-28-2014 01:16 PM

CNC Forum? - 110 replies

Hey folks, I was thinking that with all the CNC guys here, it would be nice to have a CNC woodworking forum. What got me thinking about it was trying to friend anyone who had a CNC… and then I realized that there were quite a few of us. What do you think?

02-26-2014 08:22 PM

Driver for Harbor Freight Brad Nailer 68021? - 3 replies

I’ve got a buddy who bought a 68021 Brad Nailer from Harbor Freight. His BIL returned it to him one day saying it wouldn’t shoot nails any more. When I took it apart I saw that the driver was Z-shaped…. Doesn’t drive nails at all in that kind of condition! Obviously the driver met something that was sorta resistant to pen...

12-19-2013 01:49 PM

Do I need a vapor barrier in my shop? - 19 replies

My shop is one of those glorified stick built sheds you can buy from HD or Lowes. So the walls are framed 2×4 with exterior siding nailed on the outside. Everything is optimized for 4×8’ sheets and quick construction… Overall dimensions are 16’ x 20’, and set on piers. The floor is 5/8” treated ply, with 3...

09-17-2013 06:25 PM

Cut N Crown System, unused, about half price - 3 replies

Cut N Crown System for cutting crown molding with ease. This system is practically new. It has never been used, and the video has only been watched once. Kit includes three jigs and a DVD for $75. New price would total almost twice that. 1) 38° jig 1) 45° jig1) 52° jig1) Instruction DVD Buyer pays shipping. PM me if you...

05-20-2013 08:18 PM

Creating compound curves with plywood? - 18 replies

How would you create a compound curve in plywood? Say for this kind of hood? http://www.houzz.com/projects/193438/Broad-Cove Granted, the one shown is probably copper, but I’d like to make one in wood, and wonder how you can get that compound curve with plywood? Any ideas how one would go about creating this?

05-01-2013 11:57 AM

Ouch. Home Depot to pay $8 million fine - 2 replies

Home Depot kept selling banned finishes (containing VOCs) in California even after the warning, and is now supposed to pay an $8 million fine. That’s gotta sting even for HD. http://www.woodworkingnetwork.com/news/woodworking-industry-news/Home-Depot-to-Pay-8M-Fine-for-Selling-Banned-Wood-xxxFinishes-205162131.html

04-26-2013 06:12 PM

Flourish - Pyro On A Plate - 4 replies

I took a pyrography class with Cynthia Gibson a couple months back. I enjoyed it immensely. You know the drill: smoke, fire, good friends, good food, and art!I brought this plate but didn’t get the chance to work on it at the time. I had already designed the repeating pattern, but I hadn’t transferred it to the plate until a couple ...

03-01-2013 12:52 AM

You can figure out that cool project, post pictures, but can't figure out how to rotate them? - 5 replies

So you’re smart enough to figure out how to make that cool project, sign up for LJ, and post pictures… But you can’t figure out how to rotate the picture before posting it? Really? It’s really simple. Freeware applications abound. Windoze even lets you do it now. I don’t get why you’d take all the tro...

02-20-2013 10:59 PM

Is it Art? Or bland tasteless CNC carving? - 116 replies

After seeing some comments here about CNC carving, I just couldn’t help myself and had to ask this question: Is this door art, or bland tasteless CNC carving? It took me a couple of weeks to design, tweak, apply toolpaths, run trials, then re-design, tweak some more, and finally output and wait 6 hours while this carved out. Then it had...

02-18-2013 03:55 PM

Cabinet Makers: make Euro-hinged cabinet look vintage with barrel hinge plates - 3 replies

Cabinet Makers: Make your inset Euro-hinged cabinet look vintage with these false barrel hinge plates. Have all the convenience of a Euro-hinge without the hassle of the barrel hinge. I have a whole case of false barrel hinges for inset euro-hinged doors. There are 8 boxes to the case, 24 pairs per box, 192 pairs total. (Plus a few loose ones...

01-19-2013 02:21 PM

Need point and shoot camera recommendation. And two reviews. - 7 replies

I’m looking for recommendations on a point and shoot camera. I’d like one with good macro focus and light/white balance metering qualities. I primarily use a camera for taking stills of woodturning projects. That’s not to say I wouldn’t like one that would work well for landscape, vacation, and social occasions. And one t...

01-04-2013 09:52 AM

Gnomes - thanks Mike Pounders! - 0 replies

Thanks to Mike Pounders for posting his 5 minute Gnome Tutorial! I got started on these right after he posted it, and I’ve enjoyed making every single one of these. I even sold my first carving today! It was the viking gnome that was detailed with my new woodburner!These are about 2 inches high and made from Alder, scraps of which are plen...

01-04-2013 09:52 AM

Gnomes - thanks Mike Pounders! - 6 replies

Thanks to Mike Pounders for posting his 5 minute Gnome Tutorial! I got started on these right after he posted it, and I’ve enjoyed making every single one of these. I even sold my first carving today! It was the viking gnome that was detailed with my new woodburner!These are about 2 inches high and made from Alder, scraps of which are plen...


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