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05-01-2014 04:02 PM

Are you envious? - 67 replies

A while ago at work, I found out that one of our manager had a wood shop.He told me that he works on order and that he sales all his production. I heard from another wood worker what he does a very beautiful work.About a month ago he told me that he was moving to a larger house and that he will have a 2400 sq.feet shop in the full daylight bas...

04-28-2014 06:08 PM

Finishing Baltic beech plywood - 22 replies

I have to make some book displays for my church’s new location.I shall be using Baltic Beech plywood both 3/4” and 1/2”.What is the best ,least expensive and easiest way to finish them?What about sanding, I am going to cut through the veneer if I sand them?Which grit to use, 220?Thank you for your help.

04-03-2014 01:48 PM

Listen to wood making music - 9 replies

An extra-ordinary video.This is in Japan:

02-28-2014 10:32 PM

Who make these trucks? - 21 replies

My first love in life are big mechanical things, the bigger , the better.I “love” Russian and Czechoslovak army trucks.Who make the trucks in this picture?

02-20-2014 12:20 AM

Is this just me? - 7 replies

Tonight in my Firefox, Lumberjock displays all screwed up again.Is this just me?

02-01-2014 10:36 PM

Bummer,I received the wrong Shelix head for my R4330 planer - 12 replies

I shall have a full blown blog when this is finished. This afternoon I received the Shelix head for my Rigid R4330 planer but it seems to be the wrong one.The original cutting head has a gear machined in to drive the drive rollers.The head from Shelix does not have any gear.If indeed this the wrong head ,that would explain why there was absol...

01-27-2014 04:05 PM

How to retrofit a brake on a band-saw? - 3 replies

I posted on another post ( where we talk about retrofitting a brake on Grizzly band saws this idea: “Another idea would be to have a temporary switch to reverse the current on the motorAs you hold the paddle switch to stop the saw, you send a current to the motor in the reverse direction to stop it, ...

01-26-2014 02:46 PM

Questions about epoxy finish - 18 replies

I just discovered epoxy finish for wood.At work all our floors are finished with epoxy but I never tried it on wood.I built a farm table out of old beams. I think that this would have been a perfect finish for it.I have questions:How well does it resist outside, under the rain ,snow , sun, etc?Can I sand my existing lacquer finish on my farm tab...

01-25-2014 10:13 PM

Where do you buy your belt-sander belts? - 14 replies

I used to buy my belt-sander belts at KLINGSPOR but the last time I checked their prices , I was shocked.Where do you buy your belts?Thank you.Bertrand

01-23-2014 10:45 PM

Revised mobile woodturning station with Dust Collection - 14 replies

I showed you my mobile wood turning station at the beginning of the week. As soon as I published the pictures, I knew that I wanted to add a dust collection.Here you go.The dust collection works quite well for smaller chips, works even better when sanding and ( not surprisingly) not so well for larger chips.Thank you for watching

01-23-2014 01:52 PM

Help needed to select a Fire and Security Alarm systems - 38 replies

After what happened last week to Monte and because of another thread, I am thinking about installing a wireless fire, smoke,security system.My shop is separated from my house and anything can happen in it with out me ever knowing it.I use a wood stove in my shop and more and more people know about my shop and the tools inside.I think that little...

01-20-2014 07:18 PM

A mobile wood turning station - 22 replies

I bought a wood lath from Harbor Freight years ago and I never used it much.In the last two weeks I used it three times.Tired of dragging it on the floor, this morning I decided to put the wood lath on casters and some more. Thank you for watching

01-19-2014 06:41 PM

Good old tools never die! - 2 replies

When I moved in the house that my wife and her mother owned, there was this wheel barrow, the steel part was in good shape but the wooden parts were gone. So I decided to replace the wooden parts.I used oak from pallets to make the new parts. As I already wrote in a previous post, when I cam from France 30 years ago I took with me number of t...

01-12-2014 10:26 AM

Installing a Shelix cutting head in a 13" Rigid planer. - 24 replies

For the same reason ( tired of damaged knives as soon as replaced and tired to have to mess with them) that I installed a Shelix cutting head on my Powermatic jointer, after hesitating for quite awhile, yesterday I finally ordered a Shelix cutting head for my 13” Rigid planer. Being a Maintenance tech by trade, I am not concerned at all...

01-07-2014 10:15 PM

How to know the truth about air cleaners/filters? - 31 replies

I know that it was a post about his subject last week but I believe that it was not fully investigated.Even if I never paid a penny for it, for many years I receive Wood Magazine. Like many if us I read the rather bad review about the Clear View cyclone dust collector.I never had allergies in my life until I moved to Salt Lake City Utah in 1999 ...

01-05-2014 02:18 PM

A farm table made out of old beams - 24 replies

A while ago when my wife and I went to visit Bruce (aka CPLUSWoodworker) and his wife, Bruce asked me why I never post my projects.So just for Bruce, here you go.Another friend named Robert is a carpenter. A while ago he built an expensive post and beam house.When the job was finished quite a few beams were left.He asked me if I wanted them for ...

01-04-2014 05:09 PM

What is the oldest tool that you bought new and that you still use today? - 108 replies

( my sander is exactly the same but with the Ryoby name on it) When I came to this country just a little over 30 years ago, I came with about five dollars in my pocket.My first wife was even poorer as she came from China as an illegal immigrant.Yet after only a few years we were able to put a down payment on a house in Long Beach Californ...

01-03-2014 01:45 PM

Tutorial for band saw blades - 5 replies

KnottScott did an outstanding job with his tutorial for table saw blades.I believe that many of us would profit from a similar tutorial for band-saw blades.Any volunteer?Thank you.Bertrand

12-30-2013 11:09 AM

What are your plans for 2014? - 23 replies

The new year is upon us.I am not talking about new year resolutions. What would like to achieve in your shop in your business or in your house in 2014?What new tool would you like to acquire?Which new skill would like to acquire?Which skill would like to improve upon? Personally I am planning on retiring in two year (2016) and I getting re...

12-28-2013 01:31 PM

What is your experience with your local Woodcraft store? - 69 replies

My local Woodcraft is in Sandy Utah. I go there as little as possible and only when I cannot find something anywhere else and that I believe that I can find it there.My last experience was a few weeks ago looking for a new blade for a #3 Craftsman plane that I rebuilt to give to a friend.As usual my experience was unpleasant, aggravating and uns...

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