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|1538 days ago||
Grain Filler...? - 6 replies
I’m working on a project for which the primary wood is African Mahogany. It has a very open grain structure and Im in the process of experimenting with some finishes. I would like to have a “close-to-the-wood”, somewhat “matte” or “satin” finish. I would like to fill the pores so that it’s nice a...
|1565 days ago||
Woodworking is Good for the mind...? - 38 replies
Hey there fellow lumberjocks! I am writing a college research paper about the IMPORTANCE OF WOODSHOP in the high school curriculum. As I’m sure most are aware, many of the high school shop classes throughout the country are disappearing. There has been a steady decline in the number of schools that offer them and I’m trying to f...
|1579 days ago||
I just thought that I’d brag about the new animals that I dropped off at my parents house this morning… Here’s a video: I was just curious what kinds of animals you have or have had. Post pictures or videos if you have em!
|1615 days ago||
Furniture Craftsmanship Schools.. - 22 replies
Hey everybody, I’ve been doing some research lately about cabinet and furniture making as a career. I realize that there are many risks involved in this venture but I’m taking my time to get all of my ducks in a row… I have talked to a few LJ’s about their success in this profession and that has been invaluable! C...
|1645 days ago||
Shop wiring/lighting - 10 replies
Hello my fellow LJ’s! Quick question for y’all… I am in the process of turning my 3 car garage into a workshop. I plan on aquiring some more tools some of which may need 220 amps. Also as I’ve been spending more time out there I have realized that I am definately going to need to add some ceiling fixtures. I unders...
|1737 days ago||
Shop Setup - 23 replies
Fellow LJ’s, I am currently in the process of adding a few desperately needed tools to my shop here in Gilbert AZ… I am taking the next step in my woodworking journey and want to make sure that I do it right. So here’s the question… If you needed a planer, jointer, and a bandsaw and only had $1200-$1500 to spend,...
|1751 days ago||
Where should I go to get a good TS fence.... - 11 replies
I have a craftsman 10 table saw and the fence is just not cutting it any more (pardon the pun)! I’ve heard a lot of good things about Beisemeyer and Vega… Thoughts, advice, etc…?
|1892 days ago||
What Hand Tools Should I Buy? - 12 replies
Hey there everybody! I am new to the world of hand tools and I am currently looking for a good set of japanese chisels and I would like to invest in a couple hand planes. I am thinking that a good set of planes to start out with would be a low angle block plane, a number 5 and a number 7. A for the chisels, I’m thinking that I would like...
|1928 days ago||
Who are your favorite Furniture designers? - 13 replies
So… I’ve been trying to learn as much as I can about furniture design lately and have come across some amazing work! Some of the designers that I like are Sam Maloof, David Marks, Darrell Peart… I was curious though… Who’s work do my fellow lumberjocks admire??? Please let me know! Spencer
|1973 days ago||
Furniture design resources... - 3 replies
Hey everybody! First I just want to tell everyone how much I have been inspired by all of your project postings! I am new to furniture making and want to have a well rounded education when it comes to design and construction. I have been looking and looking online and through the shelves at my local bookstores to find a good resource for a ...