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2626 days ago

Things for new users to see on LumberJocks.Com - 17 replies

I was thinking of all of the wondeful things hidden on this site and thought I would call out some to the newer Jocks. mockmickey’s projectsFrank’s blogDustys House and BlogTodds Cooper HouseDavid and Mots tool shareKarsons CradleMarks Church LecturnAny of Ellen’s projectsDon’s BoxesJohn’s birdhousesDick’s ...

2628 days ago

Anyone seen good plans for handplane storage? - 17 replies

I have seen a couple of storage solutions where the planes are on an angled board with defined spaces for each plane. Has anyone seen plans for something like this. I’m assembling a full set of planes for use in my shop and am looking for storage options. I’ve thought of building a set of drawers for my bench, but Tony has this ...

2633 days ago

What is your next tool purchase? - 43 replies

I’m thinking a bandsaw with 12” of cutting capacity or a performax 16-32 sander. It is a toss up and will probably depend of availability of money and also the upcoming project list.

2634 days ago

Take a Video Tour of the Holtzapffel Workbench - 7 replies

For you workbench lovers. Christopher Schwarz has a video tour of his Holtzapffel Workbench posted in his blog. He discusses some of his design physolophy and the features of his bench. I belive someone was interested in a tail vice a while back and he describes one that would be easy to incorporate. The video is about 5 minutes long. The f...

2639 days ago

Whales - 7 replies

This is not really a woodworking topic, but I saw in the news that the Humpback whales made it back to the ocean. Kind of interesting as I live close to 100 miles inland and they were within 5 miles of my home. I’m really glad to see that they made it.

2639 days ago

Radial Arm Saws - 14 replies

I’ve been thinking about getting an old Dewalt, but have been holding back because of Space. There were 2 wonderful old saws locally on Craigslist tonight one for $65 and another for $100. I have a good table saw and a good sliding miter saw. Am I jonesing for something I do not need or do you all still find them useful. Anyone have ...

2640 days ago

So, what evil villians would Spid-ato Man fight? - 28 replies

Perhaps the evil Professor Snipe? Lets see how creative people are today….

2651 days ago

Work Sharp Sharpening System - 7 replies

I stopped by Rockler on my way home today and saw a Work Sharp person for the first time. They only had the floor model in stock, so I decided to hold of buying one fearing missing parts. I thought I would ask my fellow Jocks if anyone had experience with this sharpener or had any opinions. Rocker has them on Sale for $199 and you get a $25...

2667 days ago

Welcome back Martin - 5 replies

Glad to have you back from vacation. Are you going to post some pictures? We had a few rough days here and there, but in general the site was pretty well behaved while you were gone.

2669 days ago

Local Woodworking Clubs - 12 replies

I thought I would start a thread where people could post links to their local woodworking clubs. Hopefully Martin will add a club directory to the site one of these days. The ones in my area (Sacramento, CA) are: Sacramento Area Woodworkers – http://www.sacramentoareawoodworkers.com/ NorCal Woodturners – http://www.norcalwoodt...

2672 days ago

Nails vs. No Nails - 20 replies

Reading Dick’s post where he made a save using nails and hearing one of our esteemed podcasters put down the use of nails triggered a few questions. How do people feel about using mechanical fasteners? Christopher Schwarz argues in his video Forgotten Hand Tools that if your building furnature to last for hundreds of years then the gl...

2680 days ago

Sharpening - 22 replies

I thought I would start a forum topic on sharpening. I am currently using water stones to sharpen Plane Irons and Chisels. I have a wolverine jig for sharpening my wood turning tools. Anyone have recommendations relative to scary sharp. What do you recommend to use for sandpaper? Is there a cheap option? What do you use to mount the pape...

2688 days ago

The gods of invention have been good to us. - 1 reply

Martin added workshops to the shuffle. Check it out. Thanks Martin.

2698 days ago

Wood Talk Online Podcast - 12 replies

In the event you missed it our two intrepid podcasting members posted their first collaboration. It is posted on both of their web sites. Thanks guys! Matt’s Basement Workshop. The Wood Whisperer Pay them a visit and check it out.

2704 days ago

Site Enhancement Request: What about LJ Chat? - 3 replies

Is is possible to add group and individual chat to the LJ Site and/or to allow users to add personal chat client information into their profile? Thanks.

2704 days ago

Save as draft for Blogs - 7 replies

Can you please add a save as draft feature for blogs. This would allow for blogs to be created over time then released when ready. Thanks.

2705 days ago

Can you add a check box to hide greyed out items in LumberJocks Pluse? - 6 replies

It would make it easier to read items that have changed or you have not read. Once you have read the first page, constantly navigating to subsequent pages is a little inefficient. : ^ )

2706 days ago

Looks like we made it through the move. - 5 replies

Well done Martin. Hopefully there were not too many problems.

2706 days ago

What about starting our own Wiki? - 3 replies

Martin can you add a wiki to the Lumberjocks site? I’m asking more from a technology perspective. I would also be interested in the thoughts of the other members of the community if they would be willing to work on it if it were possible to add. We could use it to document the collective woodworking knowledge of our community. We hav...

2711 days ago

Wanted: Image Editing Help - 4 replies

As a new poster I had a few questions What are people’s recommendations relative to image hosting. I know Matt uses Flickr. Are there others that peope use/recommend? What type of image resolution and compression are recommended. What about recommendations for image editing software? Anything else I should consider? (IR...

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