Hello everyone. If this has been covered before, my apologies but hey, maybe it is time for a refresher on the subject or a chance for new members to respond. I recently was thinking of all the diverse skill and knowledge along with all the participation on this site. I got to thinking about why all us woodworkers have joined and stayed. Then I got to thinking it would be interesting to hear how everyone found out about Lumber Jocks in the first place. I actually stumbled on to LJs a co...
Anybody else find the term “woodworker” a little too simplified? Three years ago, I get a thought in my head. “It would be cool to make my own furniture, toys, and items for the house..” So the tool purchases start. I pick up a mitersaw, table saw, router, drill, the basic power tools. Five minutes after I start, the next thought in my head “I would like to cut one board that is somewhat square looking…” And thats when it really begins… Yo...
So let’s see who is already sharing ideas and lessons in our Thorsen Side Table Challenge: gizmodyne’s progress series Debbie’s progress series Karson’s progress series Paul’s progress series JonH’s progress series dennis’s progress series Scott’s progress series John’s progress series Dick’s progress series Oscorner’s progress series Fred’s progress series Roger’s progress series O...
Okay this maybe odd but, I have tried to get into a few different shops. I worked in one for a little while and I loved it but, I was working on commission and was having problems getting payed by the owner. My question is about my resume. I have always been very creative and know that I can do what ever a job would require. I also know the economy is in a hole right now. But I am going to post my resume and I would love some feed back. Please be very critical. I am an artist and have ...
You can’t imagine my surprise when I went to my mailbox today and saw the beautiful, personalized, form letter from Handyman Club of America today, notifying me that I was nominated to join their club. I was told that I was being recognized for my outstanding work and that this was the equivalent of belonging to the woodworking hall of fame! And if I want to be a member for life, all I have to pay is a measly few hundred dollars and my membership would include a set of no name tools. Th...
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 ...
And I thought there were only few bloggers in the woodworking community… Thank you for proving me wrong, fellow LumberJocks! YES, LumberJocks are the best woodworking bloggers online. And it seems like reaching 1.000 blog entries is just the beginning since many of you are already testing the waters with the videos.. how cool. Sharing and learning are two cornerstones of this community and that’s what blogging is all about. So keep posting and reading ;) I’ve decided t...
Nothing like getting it done at the last minute… This was a new thing for me since I’ve always just shot still photos. I learned a lot and scratched my head a lot too. Since I did it with a small handheld camera rather than an actual video camera, I learned about editing to make one movie. The video snippets themselves are not heavily edited except for transitions so the speaking audio is raw. See if you can keep count the “umm…” comments. I did add some music as...
I have been an LJ member for about 6 months now, admiring the projects of those so gifted and occasionally posting my humble offerings. Working on my latest project, I realized, we are all part of a chain of a living barrel of monkeys. When we are new, the top, the bar that is raised, seems so very high, impossible to climb or reach up to. But, when we lift up our hand (our paw?) we don’t touch empty air, but a hand above us that connects us to the chain as we reach our own hand to t...
I’m a BONEHEAD.I like my Dado blades.But they have their limitations.Especially pulling the blade through on your radial arm saw.Ripping a 3/4 inch dado 1 inch deep in a piece of hardwood tougher than oak (I have mallets made from this stuff) exceeds their abilityWhen you try anyway the chippers decide to group together in a show of rebellion and the teeth get mad enough to fly off the handle…er…blade. I knew better.I was in a rush.The fix was $75 at saw stop getting new ...
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