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|55 days ago||
Breadboard question - 3 replies
Ok so I’m going to make a large cherry breadboard table with walnut ends. The cherry center sections are going to be about 7feet long and the bread board ends will be about a foot wide. Because the breadboards are so large the legs will be supporting the table via the breadboard. So I’m worried about the excessive moment I’ll b...
|288 days ago||
iPhone app - 10 replies
Any chance we could get a smart phone app for Lj? I love checking Lj out when I’m sitting in airports or other random times, but this site is hard to navigate on a smart phone.
|412 days ago||
Need a source for metal fixtures - 6 replies
So I was thinking about building a slab wood table, but I wanted the slab to stand off a bit from the legs to give a floating look. I’d like to try encorporating metal stand offs or risers. Does anyone know of a source where I can find this type of hardware. I’ve been googling the heck out of them, but can’t find a good site...
|839 days ago||
Bleeding Bloodwood? - 4 replies
I know this question has been asked before, but I can’t seem to get a good answer. I just did a marquetry inlay with bloodwood and Satin wood (yellow heart). I intend to scrape, not sand, and then use compressed air to blow away the red dust. However, I know from experience as soon as I touch that stuff with poly or shellac or what ever...
|961 days ago||
Drill Press question? - 9 replies
I’m in the market for a drill press, but I came across this mill. I thought the versatility of the mill/drill would be nice. I know that its primarily made for metal, but it fits my shop footprint. Does anyone know reasons why one wouldn’t use this mill for woodworking? I was thinking the spindle speeds would be a little slow, bu...
|974 days ago||
How do I get the grain back? - 31 replies
I build high end longboards which use exotic veneer. I often run into a problem when using wild grain burls. The book match looks awesome when I vacuum press it onto the board, but then after I sand it the grain totally lightens up and I can’t get it back. I’ve tried tung oil, shellac, high end polies, but it just doesn’t do...
|1351 days ago||
Homemade Cyclone Dust Collector - 1 reply
I’d like to sell this homemade cyclone dust collector. It works well, but the cyclone will clog if doing heavy planning or jointing. I’m willing to sell just components and scraping the rest. If the design isn’t to your liking, it certainly has all the components you need to create your own. Honestly, it should really be...
|1418 days ago||
tool set for kids? - 18 replies
My daughter is turning 8 this month. She has done some marquetry and scroll saw projects with me, but usually she just glues all my scraps together. Anyway, I’d like to buy her a tool set and for her first project build a little work bench. I’m having trouble finding a junior tool set. I was looking for one that has a hand drill,...
|1546 days ago||
How to make wood white? - 7 replies
I’m trying to recreate a wedding invitation, but out of wood. I’d wanted to use some water based dyes because I really don’t want to muck up the grain. But, its white and I can’t find a dye that would make the color I’m looking for. Any suggestions? Thanks
|1598 days ago||
Has anyone ever used a final cut blade? - 10 replies
I came across this and thought it looked interesting. I couldn’t find any Lumberjock reviews. Has anyone ever used this? http://finalcutblade.com/ Thanks
|1722 days ago||
Can you use a Miter Saw to cut aluminum? - 14 replies
Is there any difference between a typical compound miter saw and a chop saw? I have a 10” Rigid miter saw I bought a few years ago at home depot. I would like to cut some aluminum bars using this saw. I figured I could find a 10” metal cutting blade and slap it on and start cutting. I’ve seen metal cutting chop saws that ...
|1737 days ago||
Why don't we have a "My Forums" - 9 replies
We have:My ProjectsMy blogsMy workshopMy watchlistMy etc… Why don’t we have a “My Forums” in our drop down menu. I hate having to go search for a Forum that I wrote to see how people responded. I usually go through “my watchlist”, but sometimes I want to reread what someone said, especially when a new pro...
|1739 days ago||
Massive Chunk of Cherry for trade - 7 replies
I have a massive chunk of Cherry that I’m looking to trade. Its about 15X16X58 inches long (Around 95 Board ft). It does have a decent size check on the end, but its limited to one side. So I would say its closer to a 75 Bft of uninterrupted beautiful figured cherry. It has been in a dry barn since at least 1997 and the person who had...
|1768 days ago||
Precision Square Set Recommendations - 4 replies
Okay, I am going to finally invest in a nice set of precision steel squares. I would like a set of maybe 3 pieces (Maybe 2”, 4”, 8”). If you go to Rockler, grizzly, woodcraft, you can always fine a set starting $30. (I think they are too cheap) Some have rosewood handles, some don’t… So this is what I want:A n...
|1770 days ago||
Bloodwood vs Paduak - 4 replies
I love using paduak, but hate how it turns brown. Does anyone ever use bloodwood as a direct substitute? How does it hold the color orange, red? What types of projects are done with bloodwood? Any general comments suggestions are welcome…Tom
|1773 days ago||
General Wood Milling Question - 23 replies
A buddy of mine is taking down a huge maple in his front yard because he wants more sun. Even as a woodworker, I think he is nuts to destroy something so beautiful, but before I let him spend thousands hauling it away, he said I could mill as much as I wanted. I found another friend who says he can cut the slabs with his chainsaw and guide bar...
|1913 days ago||
Calculating CFM for Blowers - 4 replies
I just purchased a home made dust collection system and I am now trying to size out the ducting. The only problem is that every reference to ducting is related to CFM of the dust collector. I have the model number and all the specs of the blower and motor, but I don’t have a CFM rating. Does anyone know how I can approximate the CFM of ...
|1929 days ago||
Work shop layout books - 6 replies
I’ve just moved to a new house and my workshop has quintupled in size. As you can imagine, I’m so excited I can’t sleep. Before in my old shop, I had everything on wheels with a shop vac and PVC ducting (no it wasn’t grounded). Anyway, I’d like to come as close to a professional shop as possible (Even though I...
|2049 days ago||
Ring Holders in Jewelry Boxes - 1 reply
I have no idea what these things are called which is why I can’t find them on the web, but I want to add the little round cylinders in my jewerly box that hold rings. Does anyone know where I can buy them or how to make them. I’ve seen them at jewerly stores, but I can’t find where to buy them. I could have sworn I saw them ...
|2065 days ago||
Proper Router Bit? - 3 replies
My friend who is not a woodworker needs to cut a 1/2 inch wide groove through a 4X4 white oak post so that thick glass piece can slide into it. He is making a railing for an interior staircase. He asked me to advise what type of router bit he should use. I initially said to use a 9/16 inch down spiral carbide bit so that he would have a nice ...