I had a request to repair a table top… this table was made in the USA but purchased 30 years ago in Scotland… over the years the glue holding the Hard Rock Maple strips together started giving way… It arrived in 2 pieces but soon became 6 after I put some stress on the joins… To ensure that my glue joins did not fail I resorted to Biscuits…and Titebond III… After leaving it in clamps for several days… I was away… attached it to the bench o...
I found this bit of helpful information in a magazine, and just wanted to share. Dip a rag in a container of boiled Linseed Oil, and wipe it onto a sanded tool handle (shovel handle was shown).Let the oil soak in for a few minutes. The wipe it off the excess with a dry rag. I haven’t tried this, but I’m thinking it might work on cutting boards, and butcher blocks as well.
Go figure. I was at the local Woodcraft, picking up some stuff for my dust collection setup when I noticed a SawStop in the back – so I thought I’d check it out for a bit, not really having a chance to when I’d been in the store before (I usually hit it on my lunch break, since it’s around the corner from my work). I had read that it had a tool-less riving guard, so I popped the ZCI out and poked around, seeing that it has a twist lever for release. The force to use...
Well, yesterday was pretty much a wash. I went to the pharmacy in the morning to get something to deal with the bites and the pharmacist said “Wow. Those look bad” (no kidding) He gave me some cortisone cream and told me that pretty much my only option was Benedryl. He said that it should clear them up in a few days. I told him that it really made me sleepy, but he said there was really nothing else that would help. So I came home and put the creme on right away and held o...
I realize I am a picky little sucker but am I over the line on this or am I wrong in the way I see this?From the http://www.garymkatz.com/trimtechniques/hiddenpivotbookcaseinstall.htm Edgebanding plywood shelvingI’ve done a lot of edgebanding and always hated the hair-line crack that develops between the plywood and the solid stock. That gap is caused by the inner plywood endgrain_ swelling from the glue, which puts a little belly in the edge and forces the banding away from top and bottom...
I’m going to start out this story with telling you that it doesn’t have to do with woodworking. Besides the bit of painting the wooden figurines in the evening, I just haven’t gotten very far in the wood department this week. It isn’t because I haven’t tried. My intentions were good and I was on quite a roll when I was going and it just seems that since I took that small break after finishing the candle trays and ornaments, I need to get back into a good worki...
So as I was looking over the Lumber Jocks List and noticed A1jim has over 36,000 comments, I just shook my head in amazement. I hit 1900 this week, so I figured out how long it would take for me to take over the #1 spot! Of course this is just an estimate, and without knowing how many Jim will post I will assume he will not post any more until I catch up for the sake of being polite! LOL SO I’m only 34,741 comments behind which = If I post 20 comments per day = 41,688 hrs = 1737 d...
Well, after reading all the responses from yesterday’s post it really did bring home the fact that I do need to get moving more. When I used to live in the town of Digby, a little over a year ago, I did walk just about every day. Even if it was a short walk to the post office and back it got me out and stretched. I did take my walk here yesterday. The 2km loop around the river. It took well under an hour and I think it will be a nice start to doing something along that line every...
A couple of days ago, my buddy (Cosmos35) posted a blog which asked a question of all of us. I found this to be really an interesting thing, as it gave us a chance to really get to know each other a little bit better. As I read the responses, it was a nice chance to see what drove others to doing what all brought us here together in the first place. I love learning about people and since I have come here to LJ’s, I feel as if I have made many friends. Many of them don’t post t...
This is in response to a viewer, Helluvawreck who had questions concerning what turning tools were used during the video of the Salt and Pepper Mills. Thoughts:1. Turning salt and pepper mills is essentially spindle turning.2. Due to the length of your wood lathe you may need to bore out on your larger lathe, the drill press, or carefully by hand. However, you may be very well able to bore out on your Jet lathe.3. You can start out with this wood project and you will do fine. Suggestion...
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