Here comes another nice upgrade that will make your blogging on LumberJocks even more enjoyable. Each of you is now going to have blog that can be proudly presented across the Internet. Old blog pages were quite messy… they were just paging across whole blog entries. And if the blog entries were longer it was real pain to browse through them. New blogs feature nicely organized and visually much more appealing blog home page that prominently shows the latest entry. And just below the ...
When my wife and I were first married, money was a bit scarce and we struggled but from time to time we would splurge on something. Since I was into woodworking and was in the process of building our kitchen and its cabinets, I was usually making a case to my wife that I needed this tool or that load of wood and more often than not, I did. One night she & I were laying in bed and I was looking at an issue of Fine Woodworking magazine for a few minutes. I saw an ad where a fellow in Jud...
My last trip to the doctor revealed that I have Epstein-Barr. The CT scan was clear, which took alot off my mind because I was thinking Hodgkin’s for awhile. The energy level is slowly creeping back up. I’m so grateful for this website. Just reading about and looking at all the wonderful projects keeps me inspired and determined to get better so I can get back to a hobby that I’ve fallen in love with! My doctor said to say thank you to all of you. You all give me the s...
I just looked at my workshop page and noticed that in the few months I’ve been on here I’ve been really busy building out my shop, I’ve made a few small purchases along the way and went all out this week and bought a few big items. I was invited to join a local group of woodworkers here and was introduced to craigslist as well as going to ‘The Woodworking Show’ here in Atlanta last weekend. I’ve never been much for moderation or patience; I’ve really put a lot into my shop in a short amoun...
I’m new to the site but have been trying to research a table I just purchased at a community garage sale my wife was running at our church. The top has Tiger Maple and another type of boarder that’s inlayed. The legs are intricately carved with a ball and claw. I stripped the 1/8 or so worth of polyurethane from the top and have cleaned off the skirts and legs. The depth of the grain is incredible and I’m planning hand-rubbed tung oil finish. Any ideas on the origin of this thing? Chris...
This is table i’m working on, I know its a little “grand” for a first timers table, but I figured if I can do this table, it will make doing future tables much easier. I’m a child of the 80s and i grew up around 70s and early 80s furniture and if you remember, it was all massive and looked like wood. I love huge furniture still and can never just let a good floor model tv go to waste (i made a router table out of one and a fish tank out of another). So without rega...
I took the pulley off of the motor tonight and success!!! I tried the nickel test and I would just like to say that the nickel test is worthless. My nickel stood up even before I took the pulley off and you could see the saw vibrating. Now the same test with a dime is very accurate. I could stand a dime on end and start, run, and shut off the saw without it falling over. That is impressive. The Ridgid ran with the nickel easy enough, but the dime would fall over when starting or stop...
I bought 35 bd ft of Hondo Mahogany. It’s been stickered for about a week. I cut it all up and now it’s ready for the next phase. Knife hinges are on order and some ebony from e-bay. I’ll let it all sit till the weekend and keep my fingers crossed that none of the sticks will warp. I have been planning this way too long. Here are all the boards. They are about 11” wide. There is an 8/4 piece in the forground. Here are all the sticks and a rare sh...
Here’s the “plan” for my brother’s new shelving unit. The piece measures 31” x 31” or so, birch 3/4” ply. Anybody notice me being an idjit somewhere? Depending on how good the ply looks when I’m through with it, I’ll stain it. Otherwise, a good layer of latex paint. I’m thinking a french cleat behind it to attach to the wall? Did I get that right? The original design came from Brookstone, in case someone likes the piec...
This is a piece of red elm burl with live edge,recently i’ve had a little time (no joke) on my hands to make some items. The clock is a moon phase movement.I used some plastic coat laquer to finish it.I inserted the mirror into a rebate (i know i spell it different) In the back.It would look nice above a fireplace i think.
- Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) - 1212 entries
- frank - 417 entries
- degoose - 388 entries
- dbhost - 331 entries
- Ecocandle - 325 entries
- MsDebbieP - 300 entries
- Martin Sojka - 297 entries
- Karson - 293 entries
- William - 249 entries
- Betsy - 221 entries
- Stevinmarin - 212 entries
- mafe - 206 entries
- Gary Fixler - 204 entries
- Todd A. Clippinger - 187 entries
- Chris Davis - 183 entries
- Rustic - 183 entries
- PurpLev - 162 entries
- shipwright - 160 entries
- BritBoxmaker - 159 entries
- stefang - 145 entries
- scottb - 144 entries
- kosta - 144 entries
- Eric - 139 entries
- Blake - 137 entries
- littlecope - 132 entries
- GaryK - 131 entries
- Smitty_Cabinetshop - 130 entries
- RaggedKerf - 127 entries
- thewoodwhisperer - 127 entries
- Dick, & Barb Cain - 125 entries