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|2009 days ago||
What do you think? - 22 replies
Just got an offer this afternoon to sell my stuff in a nice, upscale ATL shop. Wants me to cut my prices by more than 50% to get it in there. It’s a consignment thing but it would be good exposure. I’ve never done this before and I’m interested on anyone’s take on this. Till this time I’ve just had private orders.bb...
|2031 days ago||
Table Saw Question - 7 replies
Recently I noticed that when ripping a board on my TS (Ridgid TS3650), the outfeed end draws away from the fence. The piece is still to size, straight, and square but it bothers me that this happens. I actually can’t tell you if this just started or has been going on for awhile. I just noticed it the other day. Like I said, the ripped piec...
|2043 days ago||
Unclaimed frontier recently discovered - 17 replies
While cleaning, sweeping, and carting off boatloads of sawdust and drop offs from the farthest, most unexplored areas of my workshop, I suddenly stumbled upon this vast open region. Here is the question. How should I use this previously unknown space? You can’t see it all in the photo, but those are 8’ 2×4s shot into the wall...
|2049 days ago||
Business card holder - 3 replies
Quick and easy, I hope. Any ideas on a quick and easy business card holder for a desk or countertop? I have some ideas, but maybe yours are better. As always, bbqKing.
|2061 days ago||
What's up with the site? - 34 replies
What’s up with the LumberJocks & Gardentenders sites? If this is the new look I don’t care for it.
|2081 days ago||
Advice on hanging cabinet - 9 replies
I’ve completed a large cabinet for my workshop. It’s dimensions are 3’x4’x1’ deep. When loaded w/ items I intend to store in it, I’m guessing it will weigh 150-200 lbs. I will be mounting it on a poured concrete basement wall. My intentions were to use french cleats to hang it. Will these cleats hold this kind...
|2096 days ago||
Hanging shop cabinets - 5 replies
I’m wanting to build a couple of wall mounted storage cabinets for my shop. I’ve seen cabinets mounted on an angled board fastened to the wall, with a matching angled board attached to the cabinet, so it can be removed or moved to another spot. Any hints or advice on this type of mounting? The cabinet actually just hangs from the ...
|2101 days ago||
Looking for Advice - 13 replies
I know this sounds odd, but I have spent the last 4-5 days deep cleaning my shop. I have completed a couple of runs and have no new orders right now. My goal is to clean up everything back to “square one” and build a couple of original pieces that have been in my head for awhile. Here is my question- One of my benches is topped with ...
|2113 days ago||
The Longest Yard - 11 replies
Sometimes I get a project that just sits on my bench like a Sphinx. I have lost interest in it and want to begin something new. Every time I walk by, it says, ” I will never be finished and I will never leave your shop.” So I work on it for a token 15 minutes and move on. What is the longest it has taken you to finish a project? Ever...
|2116 days ago||
How did they do it? - 9 replies
This came to mind while waiting in Atlanta traffic the other day. (You can have plenty of time to think there.) Back in the day, when sawyers cut logs in sawpits and all lumber was hand planed from that into the fine furniture we see in museums, collections, and lucky private owners, how did the woodworkers keep a handle on their thickness dimen...
|2118 days ago||
Toolbox Drawers again - 11 replies
I’ve emailed 2 LJ’s on this and got no response, so here goes. I’ve decided to go with side mount slides for the drawers in my (finally) own toolbox made in my own shop. It will wind up being a top and bottom case. For the larger, bottom case drawers I may use a bottom mounted slide, but have settled on side mount for the top. ...
|2123 days ago||
Tool box drawers - 6 replies
Unbelievably, I have time to build something for myself. I am looking at a nice chest of drawers for all the things that slip through the cracks and wind up living on my benches. The casework is no problem. As far as the drawers go I need advice. I have always built drawers using slips, muntins, & etc. This time around, I would like to have ...
|2138 days ago||
Moisture Meters - 4 replies
I have finally found a sawmill down below Atlanta with great prices on custom cut hardwood lumber. This is air dried lumber and I want to get a handle on moisture content. This is a new one for me. I want to be sure that moisture is at least close to 6-8% before I have it sawed and take it home. I need help on choosing and purchasing a moisture ...
|2144 days ago||
Burnout - 22 replies
I have just finished building 24 of .To be quite honest, I designed this myself, liked the piece, sold the orders, followed through on the production, and am now quite burnt out at even looking at these things. Have any of you guys & gals experienced this? I know a lot of jocks aspire to full time woodworking, but this was a little much. It&...
|2146 days ago||
Shop-Vac Filter - 11 replies
Not too long ago I saw an article/review of a re-usable air filter for shop-vacs that you cleaned out, rinsed with water, and used over and over again. I have either misplaced or tossed the magazine and cannot find it anymore. Does anyone have any info on this item? Have any of you used it? I’m thinking that if they work and you had a coup...
|2151 days ago||
Table Saw Question - 12 replies
I have been reading the blog on table saw upgrade and the comments mentioning 3, 5, and even 7 1/2 hp saws. My saw is a RIDGID 3650 and I rip 5/4 & 8/4 white oak on it all the time, that meaning every day. Sometimes I get burns, but I’m running the cut stock through a jointer afterward, which removes them. Being a lumberjock, I’m...
|2159 days ago||
Need Website-Help Wanted - 13 replies
I have finally gotten to the point where I need a website to showcase my work and let people know about my shop, what I will build, and what I have available. I Googled “start you own website” and came up with over 500 million places to look. Any advice? I actually think I could build it myself given the right direction, including ta...
|2178 days ago||
Knobs - 11 replies
I am searching for knobs that will screw onto 1/4” or 5/16” or for that matter 3/8” threaded rod with no luck whatsoever. Any help out there ? bbqKing
|2180 days ago||
New Band Saw - 7 replies
I have decided to buy a new bandsaw to help out with tenons and some curved pieces I make. My old saw is nothing to speak of, a cheap benchtop model. I am probably going to buy a Grizzly model GO555. My question is about blades. I don’t know that much about bandsaws. I want a blade that will leave a nice, smooth cut, without any tearing or...
|2216 days ago||
Rip Van Winkel - 13 replies
How have things changed after all these years? Let’s hear it. You’ve been around. bbqKing