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01-10-2016 04:24 PM

What scroll saw for a beginner? - 13 replies

What scroll saw would you recommend for a beginning scroll sawyer?And what blades? I hear blades can make or break you. I’m looking for something reasonably priced too. I don’t need the top of the line. Thanks!

12-17-2015 03:10 PM

Does One Project Lead to Five Others? - 35 replies

Ever have that scenario where you want to do a project, but then it leads to several others? Like this… I decided I’d make a cutting board, and so I ripped some maple and walnut, then realized I needed some clamps to clamp it all together. That’s when I also realized I needed a clamp rack, clamping cauls, and a glue-up jig f...

12-07-2015 08:04 PM

Your Advice - which would look better, stain or natural? - 8 replies

I’m building this lift desk where the top raises so that I can stand at my computer and work. Sitting down so much is having negative effects on my health. You can read about the whole shebang on my blog. Now I’m nearing the final stages, and I have to make a irreversible decision about whether to paint the modesty panels that rai...

11-16-2015 01:43 AM

Laminating salad bowl blank? Good idea or not? - 5 replies

I had a large cherry bowl roughout that l was going to use for a salad bowl, but it turned out to have bad cracks in the bottom. Now I’m up against a deadline and I’m thinking rather than spend time and money driving to buy one an hour away, I’d just laminate kiln dried 3/4” lumber with waterproof glue- tightbond 2 or 3. ...

06-03-2015 07:06 PM

Flip Top Workstation - width/depth vs height w/o being top heavy - 7 replies

In an effort to avoid all the lifting and shifting I’ve been subjecting my back to…. I’m designing a couple of flip top workstations for my 12 inch Delta planer, Delta scrollsaw, Rigid oscillating spindle sander, and Craftsman disc/belt sander. (They all currently reside on the floor – darnit!) I’m contemplati...

05-28-2015 12:52 PM

Best Source of information for Workshop Organization - 30 replies

I’m just wondering what is your best source of information for shop organization?Book, video, online class, workshop? I was saving up for a certain software, but found that I’m not having fun, and taking way to much time to make projects, in my shop because I’m constantly moving something to get to something else… And ...

05-11-2015 06:53 PM

Jet 1642 motor gone bad - 35 replies

Welp. It finally happened. I was turning some coffee table legs this weekend and the noisy motor got a LOT noisier. Time to do something about it. I have a Jet EVS1642 that I bought new May of 2009. And unfortunately, it’s past the 5 year warranty date. By the time I noticed the noise, last year, it was already out of warranty. Darn. ...

03-11-2015 06:16 PM

Woodworkers susceptible to pneumothorax (collapsed lung)? - 10 replies

Tell me what you know about woodworkers being susceptible to pneumothorax (AKA collapsed lung)? I spent the last week in the hospital getting my lung pumped back up. Not what I had planned for the week. Easily the most strange thing I ever had happen to me… And those drugs they knock you out with will send you on the wildest trip imagin...

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 - 88 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

SOLD: Cut N Crown System, unused, about half price - 6 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? 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.

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...

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