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09-26-2015 06:13 PM

I'm amazed and astonished by how many folks have made me their buddies,THANK YOU ALL - 27 replies

Hi Friends and buddiesMy wife occasionally ask me how many comments I have since I don’t really pay attention anymore I have to look to tell her,but today when I told her about getting a good number of notices of new buddies she asked “how many buddies did I have”,I said I’d have to count.After counting much to my shock ...

09-17-2015 02:56 PM

Is it April's fools day already ??? - 17 replies

I got an e-mail promo today and thought this has to be a joke.

09-05-2015 04:06 PM


I have had a few projects on my dream project build list ,but what has been on top of the list for a long time is a bombe chest on Chest. 1st obstacle, know how. The “know how” category has been handled by Charles Neil,he has built a few Bombe’s and has even covered the subject on a “mastering woodworking” online c...

08-30-2015 03:25 PM

A Tribute to all of the great craftspeople who contribute to Lumberjocks - 33 replies

HOW D folksWhen I joined LJs some 7+ years ago I was attracted to this site by all of the great craftsmen and woman and I’m still in awe of the talents of the these folks and their projects,blogs and informative comments. I would not be so presumptive as to list folk in an order of 1st place 2nd and so forth but rather just give all these ...

08-29-2015 02:23 PM

Has anyone used WOODTEK® EQUI-PRESSURE CLAMPS? Any reviews? - 27 replies

Hi gangMy turn to ask a question. Even though I have close to 300 clamps and I’m pushing 30 years as a woodworker I have never used these type of clamps before( WOODTEK® EQUI-PRESSURE CLAMPS ) Has anyone had experiance using these type of panel clamps?Thanks Jim

08-19-2015 10:46 PM

What woodworking sources did you learn from and are you learning from now? - 48 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


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 ? - 153 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

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.

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


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.

12-16-2014 04:49 PM


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


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


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...

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