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199 days ago

My Wife of 50 Years Died Feb. 1 - 76 replies

After battling two types of cancer for four years, my wife lost the battle and went to heaven a week ago Saturday. In mid January, we knew that her death was coming soon, but I was thinking in terms of months not days. She had breast cancer in 2010, but it was caught at an early stage and after a lumpectomy and radiation, every thing looked ...

276 days ago

Will a Rockler HVLP Spray Gun Work With My 0.8 HP Compressor? - 7 replies

My inexpensive Campbell Hausfeld Compressor is speced at 3.5 cfm @ 40 psi. (It has an 8 gallon tank.) My question is will it run a spray gun like the Rockler http://www.rockler.com/gravity-feed-hvlp-spray-gun that is speced at 7-9 cfm. Harbor Freight has a similar gun on sale for $12.00 that needs 6 cfm. If this setup doesn’t have a ...

909 days ago

What Are These? - 30 replies

While cleaning out my late father’s “stuff” I found these with his tools. He was a farmer in his working life, and I never saw them used for anything on the farm. I think he got them from his father who had some wood working tools, and also worked as a tailor. Do any of you have any idea? They are made from brass, and a...

928 days ago

Surround Sound Help/Advice - 20 replies

Seems like I’m one of the few people who does not have a surround sound system. But – I think I’m going to pull the trigger sometime this year. What I want to know, is: Can I integrate the major parts of my OLD stereo into it. What I want to keep, if possible, is my Dynaco preamp (PAS-3) and amp (ST-70), and Altec Lansing...

1055 days ago

Chrysler Town & Country - 58 replies

Thinking about buying a gently used mini van with a lot of toys. They are priced way below the Honda and Toyota offerings. Any LJ’s have experience with these? Especially interested in how the transmissions hold up. I seem to recollect that in the 90’s they had big problems.

1058 days ago

Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring Rube Goldberg Machine - 6 replies

Since this Rube Goldberg machine is made from wood, I guess it’s appropriate for LJ’s http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2011/04/japanese-gravity-marimba-plays-bach-in-an-ancient-forest.html

1109 days ago

Cellular Shades - Are They Cost Effective? - 14 replies

The local power company did an energy survey on my place last week. One of the items suggested was to replace the window treatments with cellular shades/blinds. We now have mini-blinds in all the windows. My question is how cost effective are cellular shades vs mini blinds? IAW what is the return on investment? BTW – the windows are double...

1195 days ago

Varnishing Inside and Under projects - 17 replies

I’ve been wondering what is usual and customary regarding varnishing the insides and/or underside of high end furniture projects. For example a chest of drawers. The pros MIGHT be stabilization of the wood minimizing absorption of moisture, and to prevent any creeping and crawling critters from having lunch. The cons would be extra ...

1325 days ago

Dewalt 735 w/extras - 1 reply

Just saw this posted on Craigs List for $400.00. Includes an extra set of knives and extension tables. He also has a stand for more $. This looks like a good deal for anybody in the Ft Smith, Arkansas area.

1436 days ago

Silver Dollar City Harvest Festival - 1 reply

Fellow Arkansas Lumberjock Les Casteel has been selected to demonstrate his wooden chair and bowl skills at Silver Dollar City, Branson, Missouri through October 30th! Way to go Les – I’ll stop by and say hi, but I’m not sure on a date yet. If anyone else happens to be in the area be sure to pay Les a visit.

1467 days ago

Zongkers is a Class Act - 10 replies

I was in Omaha last week and finagled a visit to Zongkers Custom Furniture. Many of us have admired the craftsmanship and artistry exhibited on projects Dennis has posted on Lumberjocks, but being able to actually see these in person is a special event. The front line at Zongkers is Dennis and Dan Zongker, backed up by Patti Davis. (I’m...

1617 days ago

Polyurethane Casters - 5 replies

Are there any sources for polyurethane casters that are less expensive than woodworking stores such as Rockler, Woodcraft?

1618 days ago

Can't get my planer re-assembled - 13 replies

I took the feed rollers out of my old Delta 22-540 to inspect the bearings and clean the slides. Well guess what – I can’t get the roller chain back on, it’s like if it is one link short. Has anybody been there done that?

1648 days ago

Herbie the Elm Tree - 4 replies

This massive Elm Tree recently was taken down due to finally dying from Dutch Elm Disease. Heard on TV a while ago that much of the wood was spread around to Maine woodworkers o create their magic. Was wondering if any LJ’s was able to score a piece, and if so, what are they going to make?

1697 days ago

Planer Question - 19 replies

When I plane a board (with an older Delta 12 inch portable planer) I typically run it through again in the opposite direction (without making any adjustments) to cancel out any side to side thickness variations. On the second pass it still throws out a considerable amount of shavings. It takes at least 4 to 6 passes before it quits cutting. ...

1788 days ago

HVLP OVERSPRAY - 9 replies

Been thinking about acquiring a HVLP system to mainly spray oil based polyU. Concern is if the overspray would coat everything in my shop (including me) that is not covered. (A spray booth in my situation is not practical.) If overspray is minimal it seems like this would be 1000% faster than brushing and higher quality finish could be obta...

1799 days ago

Woodworking Equip Auction - 5 replies

There is a online woodworking equipment auction at York, Pa. Looks like there is some good stuff including a Unisaw, dust collectors, and more.

1847 days ago

Jorgensen Wood Screw Clamps - 2 replies

So I bought 10 each size (0, 1, 2) of these used wood screw clamps at an on-line auction. I’d like to sell 5 of each size, so thought I’d give the LJ’s first whack at them. I’m suggesting $11.00, $13.00, and $15.00 each (size 0, 1, 2 respectivelly) plus shipping. Probably the only way this is cost effective is for gu...

1985 days ago

Sketchup - Problem With Laser Mouse - 11 replies

I bought a new wireless Microsoft laser mouse 6000 V2.0, but I can’t get the middle button (wheel) Orbit, Pan, and Center View functions to work. Zoom works ok. Has anybody encountered this and figured out how to fix it? (The old wired mouse still works properly.) I am running Vista Premium and Sketchup 7.

1997 days ago

Old Lumber - 15 replies

There are many old wooden chicken houses in the part of the country that have become eyesores and fire hazards. The county is going to pass an ordinance allowing them to be burned. When one of the local bureaucrats was asked about recycling the wood, he said it couldn’t, because it was “green” when the buildings were construc...

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