I hope this is appropriate for an LJ blog. I’m thinking about writing a book about how I took my Woodworking hobby and turned it in to a profitable business. I’m simply asking for other peoples input, both positive and negative are welcome. Simply visit http://www.oneminutepoll.com/OneMinutePoll/OneMinuteSurvey.aspx?SID=-2147479385 and answer a few questions. There’s nothing to buy! Thanks in advanced!
Why if we can cut a tenon on a table saw router table or band saw with out a jig device do we purchase or make devices to create them?I tseems is so simple with a few carefully measured cuts the job is done. So I ask very seriously why? What am I missing. This question also applies to the myriad of accessories that you are told you need because you discover that if you did not know they existed you would have made it yourself out of necessity from scraps and felt proud that you did. It ...
OK LJs, I need some help here. I went back to the barn where I got my Performax and picked up the clamps Ralph had. As I was leaving I walked by a wood pile and these two pieces were just laying on the ground. I kicked them over as asked what they were. He had no idea and said if I wanted them, they were mine. I was told by my wise old uncle one time, “NEVER PASS UP FREE WOOD”. So I threw them into the truck. I need help in trying to identifying them. The are local Pacific...
From Roubo Slumber This is the current state of my Roubo. I’m pretty embarrassed about that, given that i have had the lumber for a few months now. I have encountered several glitches, besides my doctorate (when it gets in the way of woodworking, that’s exactly how i think of the damn thing). -First off, i miscalculated the stretchers. Since it’s 2 laminated pieces, one should be shorter than the other, and i ordered 2 of the same size (and shorter at that! the width betwe...
Miter Saw / Workbench in stock lumber stage Framed base of bench, 5/8” OSB, 2×4 frame 16” O.C Base with 1/8” sacrificial hardboard on top. I need some opinions on the hardboard fastening, can’t decided which route to go. Should I use fasteners or adhesive? I’m leaning towards the adhesive, but then once you pick that, you then have a broad spectrum of types of adhesive. What has everyone else used in this application? I plan on ruining the top at so...
Well, between being new to woodworking and being self-taught, I wouldn’t know a good or bad lumber price if my life depended on it. So far, I’ve only worked with the basics like pine, MDF, poplar and oak. There is a guy in my area selling the following planks at the prices listed. Are prices good, average or bad? Maple – $60.00 – 2-1/8” x 8-1/2” x 76” Honduras Mahogany – $60.00 – 2” x 9-3/4” x 75” Walnut – ...
I know that Mark E. created this but he has not been on in almost two yrs. So I am turning to other woodworkers for help. I know that this was created with either 3/4 or 1” pvc pipe, but the question is how and where to hinge this. I have a new table saw from Shop Fox with cast iron wings and I do not want to ruin in right away. I have already ordered a different type of shut off switch with a paddle, but I want the long bar so that I can turn it off with my knee from anywhere. Mar...
I’m thinking about making some Nutcrackers from a viewer project on http://thewoodwhisperer.com/nut-cracker-viewer-project-of-the-week/ for stocking stuffers, Marc does not have a drawing. Any Google SketchUP experts out there that would like to try making a plan to post?
I got my folding rule from Walt. Anyway, i should have taken a ‘before’ shot. I decided to clean it, and i ended up messing it up, i think. Is it beyond repair? I saw this entry from Chris Schwarz, but i can’t get any Borax here, or oxallic acid. So i am turning to you, my LJ buddies for help!
Ancientwood has developed a technique for filling large, structural cracks, sometimes found in Ancient Kauri slabs. This is a step-by-step approach for creating a flat surface with beautiful patterns and design. 1. The slab must first be flattened. This can be done with a drum sander, planer or a CNC router.2. After the slab is flat, locate cracks that need filling.3. Fill any hairline cracks with color-matched latex putty. Wet the adjacent area of the Ancient Kauri with spirits to get an a...
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