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LumberJocks Love To Comment !

1827 days ago by PineInTheAsh | 5 comments »

Counting since its inception, by the end of the day or this weekend thereabouts, LumberJocks will have made a stunning Half-Million comments! We’ve seen Internet boards and chats celebrating ten years and are at a paltry fraction of that quantity of posts. We love to talk and thank goodness for that. Wood is good…and so is learning something new everyday.

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Wood Gloat #4: Filling up the wood storage.

1827 days ago by degoose | 37 comments »

I finally got the other rack [I bought 2 and put one inside.] into the wood storage area… Went down to my mate Pat’s Demolition yard and picked up 3 of the 5 pallets of European Wild Cherry that I had stored there. [These boards are of various length and width and thickness… mainly 2’ long. 1 to 2’’ thick and up to 4’’ wide.] The other 2 are coming tomorrow.Even though we had them wrapped they were stored outside and they are slightly damp.. oh...

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The search for new equipment! #1: Jewel found at an auction!

1827 days ago by Dustin Ward (aka Tearen) | 14 comments »

I just had to gloat a little tonight. I decided to leave work early and go to a local auction today. The ad stated there would be some woodworking equipment there. Never one to turn down the chance to get something else for the garage/shop I decided to drive the 30 minutes. I did call ahead, and all they could tell me is that all the woodworking equipment was for a small shop (perfect for me.) So even without a listing I took the chance. I was a little worried when I got there. ...

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Things that just happen, break. #2: Where do you store your 'dowels'?

1828 days ago by Kirk | 4 comments »

Greetings, I have been storing my dowels in a 6”x24” paper tube stored in a garbage can. The garbage can collect everything from electrical box plugs, batteries, scrap brass or copper, waterheater burner, bent nails. The problem came to light when I knew I had a length of dowel but I couldn’t reach it. For a long time, I have thought about storing my dowels in a piece of gutter. So I built one, 5’ with ends. I haven’t put on a lid just yet, but that wil...

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Craft Mall #1: Initial Inventory

1828 days ago by Russel | 23 comments »

A combination of the 30 Projects in 30 Days challenge, my buddy Rustic setting up business in a craft mall, and stuff with no place to go caused me to seriously consider setting up in a craft mall myself. And with that consideration came a decision to do so. And, that decision resulted in going through my “stuff” and finding out what I had for inventory. When I am not making a piece of full size furniture I make smaller items; boxes and pens mostly. I tend to give away a lot...

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It pays to chat about the weather

1828 days ago by dustbunny | 10 comments »

So I’ve seen many posts about wood gloats, now I finally have one of my own. I struck up a conversation at work with someone I don’t really know, the best topic, the weather, as usual. This summer Connecticut weather is more like Seattle weather, it has rained almost every day. I asked her if it was raining out, and she said yes, but not like last Friday. She then tells me that a tornado touched down in her backyard and she lost about fifteen trees….blah blah blah. On my ...

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Modified FWW Workbench underway.

1828 days ago by dbhost | 4 comments »

First off, I’d like to thank Marc Spagnulo (The Wood Whisperer) for giving me a clue about Lumberjocks. Had no idea this site existed prior to seeing the lj widget on his site… Now on to the business of my entry… I have been working on my own copy of the Fine Woodworking Getting Started in Woodworking design workbench, with a couple of either brilliant, or brilliantly stupid modifications. Not sure yet… Basically speaking, I love the base dimensions, but the t...

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Project concepts & ideas #1: Alternative to cyclone dust collector?

1828 days ago by TheLandYacht | 11 comments »

OK. As I’ve understood it, the point of a cyclone DC is to slow the air movement down to allow the dust to fall into a receptacle before the air to move into the blower. Am I right on this? So, my concept is this. Instead of a hard-to-assemble cyclone setup, just a 5gallon bucket, with a smaller (1 gallon or so?) bucket mounted inside of it…with the below modifications. Lets see if I can describe my concept well enough not to need pics & sketches. So. A 5 gallon buc...

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A Visit to the Sawyer

1828 days ago by Jay Neale III | 5 comments »

Tim Marko pointed me toward a local sawyer so I could get more hardwood for less money, and boy, did he send me to the right guy! Fritz Hannaman lives about 10 miles from my house, out on a little country road outside of Mansfield, Texas. I picked up all the wood you see in the back of my truck for $43. He even threw in a bunch of black walnut off-cuts I can use to make candle holders or parts for pretty much anything, and didn’t charge a dime for them. He said he was going to us...

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First Real Project Blog #1: Wood Identification

1828 days ago by HokieMojo | 4 comments »

I’m planning to blog a VERY small project here but unfortunately, I need some help before I really get started. As an incentive for your assistance, I’m going to post a bunch of pictures which you will find below. I recently purchased the material for my project from and individual on ebay. I basically bought a box of thins/cutoffs of various unidentified exotics. I need so help identifying what I’ve got (if you are up for the challenge. Below is a photo of all the ...

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