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1574 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...

1601 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...

1615 days ago

(Nothing to do with woodworking)-What kind of pets do my fellow LJ's have? - 39 replies

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!

1651 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...

1681 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...

1773 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,...

1787 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…?

1928 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...

1965 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

2010 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 ...


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