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08-09-2016 11:51 AM

HELP!! Osmo Oil not drying - 3 replies

Hi all. Can anyone help me PLEASE!! I am fitting a new kitchen in my own house, and, decided to go for Iroko tops. They look great and I am happy with that. The problem is the oil I have used doesn’t appear to by drying in properly. I was going to use this Osmo Top Oil but on the Osmo site was recommended to go for this Osmo Extra ...

04-23-2015 10:14 AM

Impulse buy, but what to make? - 5 replies

There is a sawmill not far from me called The Bullwood Project which I have wanted to visit for ages now. Well, last night was the night I would go in and have a LOOK at what he has and get some idea of pricing. £50 later and this is what I came away with! (The top one, not both!) This slice of heaven is what I came away with! It is oa...

04-22-2015 11:56 AM

A thought on forum etiquette - 23 replies

Is it just me, or do others think it is a little bit rude to favourite a project without commenting on that project first? It just seems to me that if you like a project enough to click favourite, a little appreciative comment would be good manners. Just a thought,Garry

02-10-2015 03:51 PM

Calling all woodwork physisists! - 37 replies

I have recently started a new job in a machine shop in a local college. I am responsible for the machines and their safe use by students. I would like to make a point to the students about eye safety, particularly while using the planer thicknesser. I want to know, roughly, how fast would a wood chip be travelling whilst being ejected be the pla...

11-13-2014 10:42 PM

How to stop mildew forming under new varnish - 2 replies

Hi all, I’m in the middle of making an oak table for a customer. Last night I applied the first coat of varnish to some of the components. All was good. But, this morning I went to the shop to check how things looked and found several areas with what looked like mildew marks under the newly applied varnish. Very disappointing! A few ...

01-16-2013 02:13 PM

Google and Lumberjocks..............I thank you! - 3 replies

I have just googled the term “apple bird feeder” to see what kind of designs are out there. The first image I clicked on (not the first image available, but the first that stood out for me) was from one of our own lumberjocks, Bradford. I use google images a lot to check out what is available, and sometimes for ideas. Time and tim...

09-04-2012 09:30 PM

Table top Glue up advice please - 6 replies

First of all sorry for asking a question that has probably been answered already. Feel free to direct me to another post if you wish! I am about to start building a dining table for a client. His design. My question is, how to go about gluing up the top? My plan was to sort out the finished boards so they are aesthetically pleasing, biscui...

03-29-2012 06:40 PM

Dewalt 876 Bandsaw, it was all going so well..... can this be fixed? - 17 replies

I bought a second hand, but still boxed and unused, DeWalt 876 bandsaw back in October. With work and general life busyness I’ve only now got round to setting it up. Set up was great, and surprisingly straight forward. I did the usual test cuts of random wavey lines with great new tool enthusiasm! All was good! Then, I did a rip cut usi...

03-19-2012 06:21 PM

Anyone able to shed light on a make for this? - 8 replies

Hi fellow LJ’s,I was given this old scroll saw recently and wondered if anyone knew of a branded version that I could trace a manual for. I realise that it is a generic saw with possibly many brands, but any help would be great. I’ve tried the supplier plate, but there is no record of this company anymore. Here is a link to more ...

11-03-2011 12:11 AM

Dewalt 876 Bandsaw, Any Comments? - 5 replies

Hi Guys and Girls, I have been looking for a bandsaw for a while, and came across this one in my local gumtree. I have read mixed reviews online regarding it, and wondered if any one had one or knew anything about it? From what I read a bandsaw is only as good as the setup, and the more time you spend accurately setting it, the better it is a...

03-22-2011 12:19 AM

How do I avoid this expensive mistake in the future?? - 13 replies

Hi guys and girls. I’ve not been around here for a while, and I’ve missed it! I wonder if you can help. I made a set of storm doors at the end of last year. They are oak frames with a horizontal oak lining board fixed to the face of the frame. Both frame and linings are made from 3/4” timber. I suspect this was my first mist...

08-29-2010 05:51 PM

Curved desk front---HELP!! - 5 replies

Hi guys, I haven’t been here for a while. New baby and a sudden upsurge in customers has taken precedence unfortunately. Anyways, I have won a contract to fit out a small office with three bookcases and a desk. This is great for me because it is exactly the type of work I want to be involved with. Unfortunately the client only has a bud...

05-16-2010 08:25 PM

Does anyone know this company/router cutter? - 3 replies

Hi fellow Jocks, Does anyone have any experience of these router cutters, or know who makes them? This seems a good deal to me, even with shipping to UK. My experience tells me that if something seems too good to be true, it usually is! Just thought I’d ask before buying. The blurb says that this comes off the same production line as ma...

04-29-2010 11:33 AM

Beading tool, has any one made one at home? - 6 replies

Hey fellow LJs, I am currently trying to replicate part of an old front door for a customer. The bottom edge has some rot in it, and rather than make a complete new door I want to replace the bottom style. The problem is that there is a small bead feature running up one side, at about 4” from the edge. I need to replicate this and thought ...

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