What do you folks do for a living? I know that some actually woodwork for a living . . . but what do the rest of you do to pay for the new tools in the shed? I’ll start . . . Labour Relations Consultant for a large organization. I have actually been working in Human Resources for about 10 years now. I would like to eventually have some of my woodworking projects bring in a few extra $$$ . . . but I have to get good first :).
At the very start, let me give all the credit in the world to Tedth66, whose project this is totally based on, and who has been graciously providing guidance as I build this. This is a modification of his design, adding a few details, and making it work for my shop. I have a 2 car garage / workshop that is tremendously space challenged, so I need to be clever about every square inch. On top of that, I enjoy modifying designs and making them work custom for me. So when I saw Ted’s ...
If you’re a fan of Sketchup for creating woodworking models, then the next obvious step is to use Sketchup to help you create cutlists and layouts. Sketchup plugin Cutlist 4.1 does just that. CutList 4.1 sketchup plugin helps you determine how much of each material you need to produce your design, taking into account nominal sized lumber with allowances for finishing to final size. Then it goes one further and lays out all of the pieces on boards or sheet good sizes of your choosing. Th...
David Mitchell (Patron) just called me 4:09 Saturday and his car has blown the engine in Indianapolis Indiana. He needs help- because his tools are in is truck- like all of his tools he cannot abandon the truck. David can’t just leave his tools because they cannot be replaced. IS ANYONE ABLE TO GET TO INDIANAPOLIS TO HELP DAVID? David DOES NOT HAVE A CELL PHONE WITH HIM. He is at PepBoys right now and I have that number and will provide it to anyone who can reach out to David. PLE...
The recent happenings in the forums made me think seriously about the future of LumberJocks. This website has been built on the foundation of woodworking projects and knowledge sharing instead of general chat site for those that just want to buddy around. I came to a conclusion that these two principal differences cannot coexist under one roof. I had to make this tough decision as soon as possible before it is too late. And I decided to go back to the roots of what made LumberJocks so spec...
This is my old tablesaw fence. It is a little hard to see from the photo, but I cracked it trying to “micro-adjust” it. So I started to look for an aftermarket fence, of which there are some really nice ones out there. I just didn’t want to spend quite as much as they were asking because I have a previously owned Central Machinery tablesaw. I also was curious to see if I could come up with my own fence. I was worried about two things with most diy fence systems that...
No plan. Just some wood and a saw. I need to get my most commonly used planes into some sort of cabinet. I went to the bigbox and got the cheapest pine I could find. Shot some through the ts for a cleat and installed it on the studs. The hutch will be 3 feet tall by 4 feet wide. I’ll start by dovetailing a carcass. Tails first 1:8.
Hi friends, I know this is not woodworking but I don’t know where else to turn. My middle son is a vet on partial disability who had a terrible pain in his side in early October and went to the emergency room close to were he lives in Cottage Grove, Oregon. There he was told that the problem was his appendix and sent to a larger hospital in Eugene, Oregon where he was told it was his appendix and thenwould not let him eat for 48 hours waiting for a doctor to look at him and supposedl...
The tutorial is under construction.
Hello, I will be offering an online class here on Lumberjocks. Please sign up in the comments area below. Over the next several weeks I will be showing a step by step process for creating a hollow form vessel on the lathe. You should have some basic wood turning skills and some basic tools before attempting this project. When in doubt, error on the side of safety. Suggested Tools1/2” or 5/8” bowl gouge with fingernail grind1/2” or 5/8” straight hollowing tool1/2&...
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