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|86 days ago||
I was looking over some plans for a firewood cart that I may build. When I got to the cutting diagram I kinda sighed because the guide was scaled down to fit on a single sheet of paper. So it got me to thinking, Maybe there is a better way of doing this? So here I am, asking. How do you take a small scaled cutting diagram and transfer that to...
|347 days ago||
Another shooting...what if? - 15 replies
Well there is another shooting on the news. 2 firefighters dead and two injured. This seems to always happen after a highly reported story on shootings. You get copycats. Now sense we are so quick to ban guns after shooting I wonder what outcry we would have if gun supporters asked for laws against the media on reporting these shootings. Laws su...
|389 days ago||
Finding old friends - 6 replies
My wife and I was going through some old photos today and found one of an old friend. We lost touch years ago after moving to different states. I would like to try and get back in touch but I would not know how. So I was wondering if anyone here has ever searched for old friends and found them. How did you do it? He used to be in the navy whe...
|395 days ago||
dust collector sale - 6 replies
Thought I would share that the 2hp HF dust collector is on sale. I hope it as good as I have been reading cause I got one.
|401 days ago||
Tree falling during Hurricane sandy - 11 replies
Here is a video of a tree that fell because of the hurricane…falling tree
|427 days ago||
Neat Websites - 2 replies
Well since I broke my wrist i can’t work, hunt, or pretty much do anything right now, I decided to go web surfing. I found some neat sites i thought i would share and hopefully you guys can share some that you think are neat. No matter what the subject be…well you know what im getting at. learn to code...edutainment unusual pro...
|432 days ago||
I am so miserable!!!! - 9 replies
I took my daughter on a bicycle ride last week. Something broke which sent me flying through the air and onto the pavement. I got road rash and gashes on my left side and a nice broken wrist on my right. Got out of surgery 2 days ago from having pins and screws put in and now I am on the road to recovery. I was in the middle of starting a thi...
|460 days ago||
Craigslist tools - 8 replies
Does anyone know if here is such a thing as a notifier for craigslist out there? I mean something that you can type in keywords like “lumber” or “tablesaw” and it will continually search and notify you as soon as one is posted.
|466 days ago||
Need a sources tab - 5 replies
Just would like to ask those in charge of LJ’s to add a Tab up top for “sources” or “Supplies”. This way people can post links or sources of where to buy supplies like good sandpaper, wood sources (organized by location and mail order), tools etc. Otherwise they will just keep getting lost in the forums when people ...
|482 days ago||
cutting board - 7 replies
Okay, Okay, fine. I see cutting boards is a must so I am going to give it a try. One question first though. I know most must use scraps but I don’t have any. Do you think I should buy 2nds, 3rds or lesser to save money? Or should I buy the good stuff? And what woods should I stay away from for food safe reasons? What do you recommend?
|488 days ago||
Barn wood finishes - 9 replies
I have access to alot of barn wood for some projects but I am confused about the finishes. I have noticed many variances to barn wood. A crackled paint look. A gray almost colorless wood or a deep rich reddish brown color, etc. The wood I have access to is grey. I cannot stand the look of this color. It is lifeless and almost depressing to ...
|504 days ago||
Whats with all the spiders? - 30 replies
Last night I killed 15, yes thats 15 black widows around the outside of my house. 3 more got away from me. They seem to be all over the place this year. But 3 nights ago I saw a nasty ass (pardon the french) bug that I have never seen before. I (by “I” i mean my wife) took it in to get identified and was told it was a wind scorpion, ...
|516 days ago||
Why Politics belongs in woodworking forums - 87 replies
I have been reading some snippets here and there from LJer’s that say politics needs to be banned from this forum. Mainly i assume, because of people like this DKV character. But I want to challenge your thinking on this issue. Politics I believe effects every single aspect of your lives. From your religion, hobbies, food, to the clothes y...
|521 days ago||
I am just now really getting into woodworking. I saved up for many years to build a dedicated shop for woodworking. Shopped around for a building and decided on a metal building. Since I would be doing all the work myself. I settled on a building from American Steel Span due to the price and construction method. Big mistake. I get the building i...
|532 days ago||
For all you pallet warriors - 4 replies
I found this awhile back and thought would share it with you. Not sure if it has been posted before or not. It is called the nail kicker. Uses air instead of a hammer to rid boards of nails. Caution! This thing is not cheap and I think only those who are diehards into reclaiming lumber would benefit from this on a cost basis. Who knows some ...
|551 days ago||
Used motor ideas - 6 replies
I have 3 motors that are used for blowers for those giant blow up toys. There are no specs on them such as speed or horsepower. Only thing I can find is that two of them are 5.5 amp and one that is 3 amp. I am guessing there is virtually no horsepower. Just enough to run an 10” impeller. I thought about using them for some sort of dust ...
|555 days ago||
What would you pay for "green" Walnut? - 9 replies
I have a guy wanting to sell me some walnut for 2.50bdft. I have never bought from this person before and he told me it was green. I am not familiar with buying wood as I am fairly new to working wood on the next level. Mostly use dimensional wood but am moving up in the world ;) Is this a good buy and what should I look for? I know wood chan...
|563 days ago||
Kansas Area Lumber mills? - 4 replies
Does anyone here know of a good place/s in Kansas to buy rough sawn lumber? I have contacted to mills and they act as if I am bothering them because I am just a home hobbyist not looking for huge purchases. Thinking about it even places in the northern part of Oklahoma would work also. I am leary of purchasing from online vendors but this may...
|672 days ago||
Help with staining different shades of oak - 5 replies
I am in the process of building a chair out of oak from an old pallet. The problem I am having is that the oak has to many different shades. So trying to match them up is impossible so I can some wider boards. But trying to alternate them is not working as to make a sort of pattern. So my question is… What can I do to make the oak look...
|734 days ago||
Woodworking channel - 11 replies
Can anyone tell me what happened to the woodworking channel? I have been gone for a very long time away from internet and all i get now is an error page.