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|778 days ago||
I was recently made aware of a webcam that is streaming LIVE a pair of Bald Eagles in their nest in Decorah, IA.You can watch them day and night, thanks to a night-vision camera. The stream quality is very high, so I apologize if you don’t have broadband internet service. They had three eggs and two have hatched within the last few days....
|792 days ago||
How'd you like to be this person? - 18 replies
I know the blade is traveling away from this guy working as the off-bearer but still…YIKES! I hope he has good ear protection and maybe even a nice life insurance policy.This is an amazing mill that runs on steam and can cut 80ft logs.Check it out.
|939 days ago||
A Stud Finder as a Metal Detector? Or a silly idea? - 10 replies
I was recently looking at getting a metal detector for finding nails/staples/screws in boards before machining them. But then I remembered that I’ve got a nice stud finder that has the ability to search for studs up to 3 inches below the wall’s surface. Would this work for a metal detector in the woodshop?? Or am I just being fool...
|959 days ago||
I was just wondering if anyone had an extra $1300+ to spend on one of the new Capspray Titan HVLP systems. It seemed that 4-stage systems had covered just about anything a person would want to atomize and spray, but no…...They had to go and add two stages to the turbine so that you could spray your favorite honey or molasses very evenly e...
|1009 days ago||
It makes me sad that I won’t be bringing this baby home (NO ROOM), but maybe someone here can score a huge gloat. The tabletop and base are SOLID REDWOOD BURL and you can get it home for less than $170 shipped!! I have no affiliation with the seller. Here's the link to the eBay listing that ends soon. Here’s a picture or two i...
|1036 days ago||
''SUPERSURFACER''--THE ULTIMATE PLANER/JOINTER?? - 10 replies
I thought this was an amazing tool that I’d surely love to try!! It’s like a combination of modern and traditional woodworking techniques; The ease of power tools mixed with the superior finish of hand tools. For lazy folks like me, it beats getting all sweaty using a jointer plane. The noise in the background of the first video is...
|1166 days ago||
Prevent/Remove Glue From Parallel Clamps?? - 17 replies
I’ve spent too much money on my Bessey and Gross-Stabil parallel clamps to have them get stuck when a drop of glue gets on the bars!! The other week, I spent about 10 minutes digging out only 3 or 4 small spots of glue on my clamp bars. I had to use an X-acto (sp?) knife, which was terribly dull after the operation. Those small spots ...
|1177 days ago||
I’ve read absolutely glowing reviews of the Gloves In A Bottle on Amazon.com (most reviewers love the healing and moisture preserving properties), but the Invisible Glove is a slightly better price with pretty good reviews also. I’m mostly concerned with how either product protects hands from oil- and alcohol-based finishes and so...
|1652 days ago||
Bandsaw Box (ala Scott Phillips) Tutorial - 3 replies
I just edited the project page for my Bloodwood Bandsaw Box and added a tutorial on how to make one (crudely done in Microsoft Paint). I think it’ll help clear up how it’s done. READ THE ENTIRE THING BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO MAKE THE BOX…PLEASE…...and to quote Norm, “there is no more important safety rule than to wear these, safety g...
|1714 days ago||
Snakewood anyone? Tamo Ash? - 1 reply
I don’t know if I’m allowed to do this on LJ, so if I’m wrong, let me know!! I have a couple small Buy-It-Now auctions on eBay for a set of Snakewood pen blanks and Incredible Japanese Tamo Ash veneers. The links are here:Snakewood.Tamo Ash Feel free to ask questions!!
|1716 days ago||
Porter Cable 7538 - 3 replies
I’m looking to replace my current table-mounted plunge router (Chicago Tools 3.5HP 19A) with another beastly router of far superior quality. I’m considering the Porter Cable 7538 because I already own a router speed control from MLCS. The Chicago router immediatedly jolts up to maximum RPM when turned on, so I use the speed contr...
|1734 days ago||
What kind of mystery wood is this?? - 14 replies
I walked into work today (www.albioninc.com) and laying near the door were two pallets. The piece of wood on one pallet caught this LumberJock’s eye immediately. It didn’t even have a finish on it, and that’s why I was so impressed. The “chatoyance” was amazing, and I knew I would kick myself if I did not at leas...
|1735 days ago||
THE FOLLOWING IS A COPY OF A POPULAR WOODWORKING ONLINE ARTICLE. A LINK TO THE ORIGINAL PAGE IS BELOW… Technique Article Fancy New Cutterheads for Suitcase Planers ————————————————————————...
|1737 days ago||
MESQUITE, ANYONE??? - 6 replies
Hey I just came across an eBay listing for a HUGE LOAD of mesquite pieces. They are being sold as firewood/barbecue wood, but I see some massive potential for some nice little project pieces. Local Pickup for anyone in the Kaufman, TX area. CLICK HERE FOR THE LISTING! IT ENDS 25 HOURS FROM THE START OF THIS POST!!!!!! Bids start at $3...
|1748 days ago||
I got an email from Sunhill Machinery (who deals with Oliver equipment) and saw an ad for their new products showcased at this year’s IWF: Joint-Mate Power Feeders AF-114 fits 12”-20” Jointers Feeder to help your jointing operation. Regular $1,495 Show Price $1,295 Does this seem to defeat the purpose of face-jo...
|1816 days ago||
YOU CAN'T GET THERE FROM HERE!! - 6 replies
Here’s a scan of the back page of a Lumber Liquidators Catalog. NOTICE THE ADDRESS AT THE BOTTOM. Anything unusual??? I wouldn’t like to try to find this store if it’s THAT hard to find!!! Wow what a typo….
|1857 days ago||
New Yankee Workshop PLANS--HOW TO COPY - 20 replies
I have a plan for Norm’s Adirondack Chair and all the drawings are shown on a grid. The plan says the grid layout is on 1” squares, but I don’t really have a way to blow this up on my copy machine. Unless I find someone with an architectural plotter, I can’t make copies. The plan shows the grid at I think 1/4” sq...
|1872 days ago||
BANDSAW DRIFT---HELP! - 20 replies
Hello everyone!! I have been trying for several hours trying to get my big 20” bandsaw to resaw a board correctly. I have a crappy homemade “t-square” fence that pivots on a bolt so I can adjust for blade drift. I have done several things I can to ensure the best bandsaw setup i.e., coplanar wheels, blade square to table, ...
|1990 days ago||
Anyone Like/Know about the Makita 3612? - 1 reply
Does anyone own or have experience with a Makita 3612 or 3612C router? I own the Chicago Tools version from Harbor Freight, and from photos, they look EXACTLY the same. I have a huge problem with my Chicago router…RUNOUT. It has at least 1/32” total runout…that’s .031”...a whole lot!! I custom made a router ...
|1997 days ago||
Custom Bass Guitar sound sample - 11 replies
This is a sample I recorded a while ago. I was just “messin’ around” in the studio and came up with this. PLAY IT WITH SOME GOOD SPEAKERS SO YOU CAN REALLY GET THE BASS!! I have the feeling this sample will turn into a cool song in the future…I just have to pry myself away from the woodshop and get back in the studi...