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02-02-2018 02:33 PM

Sometimes I can't believe it... - 4 replies

It amazes me sometimes that I actually get paid to do this. Building wings for biplanes is very different woodworking than I do at home but there are moments of extreme satisfaction. This is one of my favorites. Using a finely tuned hand plane…ahhhhhh! What’s you folks’ favorite part of the woodworking process?

01-24-2018 11:37 PM

My first Festools ever!! - 13 replies

Hey folks just wanted to say how happy I am to finally be a user of these fine German tools. Got a couple used ETS 150/3 EQ and 150/5 EQ sanders. One with systaianer and one without. Still a bit of a splurge but came in a smidge over $500. Got some sweet paper from Hope they last a good loooooong time! Always wanted one of their br...

01-08-2018 03:11 AM

WTB Performax or Jet 16-32 or 22-44 sander - 13 replies

I’m not surprised it’s not often someone wants to part with one of these machines. I’m so irritated I barely missed a good opportunity not long ago. Would prefer travelling within the mid-lower Michigan area, but would go to Indiana/Ohio if meeting someone halfway would work. Might consider longer travel for a good deal. PM me ...

12-29-2017 04:13 AM

14" Jet bandsaw thrust bearing noise - 11 replies Please check out the YouTube video I posted. Is this weird “barking” noise from bad thrust bearing(s) whenever I release pressure of the workplace into the blade? If so, can the bearings be lubricated or are they in need of replacement? Thanks all!

11-28-2013 05:18 PM

BIG BOX full of Maple Burl-Buckeye-Claro Walnut-Curly Koa-Redwood-Amboyna & MORE - 0 replies

I usually don’t draw attention to my sales of wood on eBay, but I thought maybe someone here could use some material for inlay work, knife making, or perhaps guitar making. This lot of wood is great for either experts or even beginners who would like to get their hands on a variety of very highly figured exotic/domestic woods. Thanks!HERE&...

11-18-2013 05:04 AM


I’ve searched many forums including the ones here at LJ, and I haven’t found a satisfying source of info on wood stabilizing, either to suggest good products or the techniques used to accomplish the desired result. I’m set up with a vacuum system for veneer, and am considering building/purchasing a chamber for stabilizing small...

11-14-2013 05:36 AM

Huge Redwood burl for sale in CA on eBay (no relation to me) - 16 replies

I saw this the other day and seriously wished I lived closer to the person selling this monster 56”x62” redwood burl table.It’s too big to reasonably ship, but if a fellow LJ is close enough to want to bid on it, I think they’d be in for a treat!Here’s the listing that ends in a little over 4 days:

04-05-2011 04:55 PM

Take a break from the shop and observe the wonders of nature! - 18 replies

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....

03-22-2011 02:57 PM

How'd you like to be this person? - 17 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.

10-27-2010 12:31 AM

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...

10-06-2010 11:59 PM

Anyone hear about Capspray's new 5 and 6 stage Titan HVLP systems? - 0 replies

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...

08-17-2010 04:05 PM

What a gloat someone could have...Solid Redwood Burl table (not mine) - 0 replies

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...

07-21-2010 03:18 PM


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...

03-14-2010 06:50 AM

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 ...

03-02-2010 02:53 PM

Protective Lotions: Gloves In A Bottle vs. Blue Magic Invisible Glove - 5 replies

I’ve read absolutely glowing reviews of the Gloves In A Bottle on (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...

11-12-2008 10:36 PM

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...

09-11-2008 09:03 PM

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!!

09-09-2008 08:27 PM

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...

08-23-2008 01:46 AM

What kind of mystery wood is this?? - 14 replies

I walked into work today ( 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...

08-21-2008 07:07 PM

Helical Cutterhead FOR PORTABLE PLANERS!!! - 1 reply

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 ————————————————————————...

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