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08-19-2015 10:46 PM

What woodworking sources did you learn from and are you learning from now? - 43 replies

Hi GangI was thinking back when I first started woodworking,back then there was no internet so I gained a lot of my knowledge from magazines and TV shows and of course trial and error.Back then my favorite magazine was “FineWoodworking ” My Favorite TV show was “The New Yankee Work Shop” and much more information was gain...

08-15-2015 02:37 PM

How organized is your work shop? and what would you like to change in your shop? - 69 replies

Hey GangI just had a conversation with my wife about a book someone told her about called “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing” since I’m the saver and she’s the minimalist this subject of tidying up has been brought up before. This subject caused me to look online about ...

08-04-2015 05:54 PM

Do as I say not as I do AKA Don't do this at home - 46 replies

Hi gangAs I was cutting some wood on the table saw today the thought came to me that what I was doing is not something I would recommend to my woodworking students. My father’s words came back to me “do as I say not as I do”.Because I’m a 30 year woodworker my experience allows me to do operations or techniques I would ne...

07-17-2015 07:35 PM

Longing for the country.Show us you beautiful country scenery - 55 replies

I moved from a beautiful place in the country 16 years ago from a remodeled 100 year old farm house on 13 acres I had to sell for economic reasons .I moved to a small town in a 750sq ft house on a small lot supposedly temporarily back then and have been here every since. I’ve been hunting and longing for the country life ever since, but...

07-09-2015 04:33 AM

ARE TOOLS MADE OVERSEAS OF POOR QUALITY AND IF SO WHO'S TO BLAME - 48 replies

Quite frequently when someone ask about what tool to buy online folks chime in with which tool to buy and then the conversation usually ends up with one or more persons saying this brand use to be great when it was made in the USA. Has anyone really had a direct comparison by having the product made in the states and the newer product made in Ch...

07-05-2015 12:25 AM

Is Scott Phillips (American Woodworker) preventing new woodworkers from learning proper Joinery ? - 102 replies

Having a rather lazy 4th of July I decided to watch some TV. As I flicked through some channels I saw Scott Phillips making a project,so I thought I’d see what he was up to and wanted to see if he changed his approach to joinery from the last time I saw his show(years ago),he had not changed his aproach. At this point, I have to admit I&#...

06-08-2015 02:13 AM

Becoming a professional woodworking or not - 55 replies

As a professional woodworker many times over the years I’ve had a good number of people ask how they can become a full time woodworker,the answer is not simple. Most of the time my response to their question is “don’t wreck a wonderful hobby by turning it into a business”. I feel their persistence to still become a professional woodw...

04-12-2015 02:39 PM

INCA 12" cabinet saw - 14 replies

This seems like a screaming deal for a 12” Inca table saw http://roseburg.craigslist.org/tls/4971275952.html

04-01-2015 03:51 PM

April fools ? - 13 replies

Hi FriendsI was thinking we would have some april fools items on Ljs but have not seen any ,so I thought you might enjoy these or have some of your own. http://www.cnn.com/2015/04/01/world/april-fools-day-pranks/

01-01-2015 04:19 PM

Here we go again HAPPY NEW YEAR! - 16 replies

I’ve been fortunate enough to enjoy many new years but some of the best new years have been the recent years I’ve been able to enjoy and participate on LJs. Happy New Year to all of my freinds on LJs,My all of the members of LJs family have a happy, healthy and prosperous new years

12-17-2014 03:55 PM

SO YOU THINK YOU KNOW WHAT A MULTI TOOL IS - 16 replies

I saw this online and though other tool nuts would like to see it too. I thought I was well versed on most tools but this is a new one me. http://roseburg.craigslist.org/tls/4802472688.html

12-16-2014 04:49 PM

WOOD MOVEMENT A SUBJECT NOT UNDERSTOOD BY MANY. - 31 replies

Hi friendsAs I troll through LJS I see many questions about how to do certain operations or projects that wood movement is misunderstood or ignored totally. A large number of woodworking designs and plans by online designers who know nothing of woodworking and have folks connect table tops with pocket screws or just glue them to their aprons,( a...

12-13-2014 04:29 PM

POLICE HARASSMENT - 33 replies

My wife found this on Facebook,I thought some of you might enjoy it, especially those in law enforcement. POLICE HARASSMENT Recently, the Chula Vista, California Police Department ran an e-mail forum with the local community (a question and answer exchange) with the topic being, “Community Policing.” One of the civilian e-mail ...

12-12-2014 10:02 PM

My Wifes a peach and knows what I like - 27 replies

My Wife makes cards instead of buying them so the message can be more personal. After thinking about what I would like on my Birthday card, here’s what she came up with.What a great gal!

11-27-2014 04:55 PM

GRATITUDE ,NOT JUST FOR THANKSGIVING - 31 replies

Edited from the original title THANKSGIVING VS. TURKEY DAY,WHAT ARE YOU THANKFUL FOR ?posted for Thanks giving. Hi everyone, When we give thanks or express gratitude we get ride of thoughts concerning the petty little complaints we find ourselves making, plus the other things we think we have to have. Even when we have problems there is al...

11-12-2014 09:53 PM

LOOKING FOR A SOURCE FOR ALMOND WOOD LUMBER ? - 17 replies

Hi Friends I have a prospective client that would like a small table made from almond wood. I’ve done quite a bit of calling around and searching on line trying to find a source for almond wood (from almond trees) but have come up empty. Does any one know anyone that sells and ships almond wood,I won’t need a large quantity given ...

10-22-2014 09:32 PM

CHARLES NEIL'S THANK YOU GIFT - 36 replies

As Many of you know I’ve been a fan of Charles Neil for a long time,besides being a top notch furniture master woodworker and expert on finishing who has made hundreds of videos and and authored books on his great wealth of knowledge . He is also one of the most kind and generous person’s I know . Charles has had a subscription on li...

09-16-2014 06:25 PM

I WOULD LIKE SOME INPUT ABOUT WASHINGTON STATE - 58 replies

Hi friendsAs I stated in a post a little while back I would like to live in the country again and retire ,but since that hinged on me selling my home and or businesses and I have no takers so far, I’ve come up with an alternative plan. I’m not thinking of pulling some equity from my home and buying a fixer upper in the country. Afte...

09-14-2014 04:04 PM

For all you radial arm saw fans here you go... - 9 replies

I saw this in todays Craigslist ads and thought the radial arm saw fans would like it. http://roseburg.craigslist.org/tls/4667530889.html

08-08-2014 04:12 AM

Edit... SELLING OUT AND MOVING ON - 92 replies

Hi gang I’ve been very busy lately with my contracting business this summer and having had a loved one in the in hospital,and rehab. So those are some of the reasons I haven’t been very active on LJs. After checking in on LJs I did notice my 6 year anniversary is tomorrow. I’ve learning a lot over the years of being a mem...

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