Hey guys! Taking advantage of the long weekend here in Canada, (so this was last weekend) I made a better base for my dremel. I was taking it apart to see why it was squeaking (trapped sawdust) when the idea hit me – drill the existing screw holes all the way through the body, and get a longer screw to hold the dremel together (like the old screws) and hold the dremel to the base. Well, I didn’t have a screw quite that long and thin, but I did have some short screws of the correct diameter. S...
Hello fellow Lumber Jocks! I’m starting a little blog series on my work-in-progress DIY lathe. In short, I want to build a lathe to turn a few pens, without spending ~$60 some on specifically pen turning materials and ~$200 on a lathe. So, I want to try turning. I’ve always considered myself a handyman-esque person, and I had that urge to build! The tipping point was when I found a few blogs such as AfriGadget, StreetUse and Future Perfect. Their owners travel a lot, and they notice ingenu...
Any joking aside… this is one super serious announcement! We have the new kid on the block, new website for all who love to remodel, renovate, improve and decorate their homes – HomeRefurbers.com I hope this new site will have the same community spirit that you can feel here each day. Great people talking about their passion, sharing experiences and showcasing the projects… Invite your friends, spread the word and become one of the first HomeRefurbers by registerin...
Five most recent reviews are now featured on the Home page... ... and five random reviews are now displayed on the Shuffle page. Keep them coming!
With LumberJocks expanding and GardenTenders growing so nice, I think it’s the right time to add the third related site into the mix. It was requested numerous times here on the LumberJocks… the site with the same format covering all about home building, remodeling, decorating and improvement. Debbie came up with the perfect GardenTenders name but now we’re struggling a bit with this new name. The requirements are: It should fit the LumberJocks, GardenTenders naming ...
...in the southern hemisphere. The days are getting longer, the temperatures warmer, the leaves are out again and the rhodos are blooming. That means more shop time (I’ve got an unheated garage for a workshop) and more projects – I’ve got a slew in the pipeline: some pressies in the form of some small food storage containers, one of those Wood Whisperer’s boards is glued up and ready for phase 2 cutting and I’ve got a custom TV stand for a friend nearly ready fo...
I’ve made an announcement previously and I received some positive replies. If you didn’t get a message from me and you plan on coming then please let me know ASAP. here is the message that I send but I’ve blanked out the phone numbers for security reasons. If you are planning on coming then please let me know again. Or for the first time. You don’t need to let me know if you are not coming and you are replying to this blog. If you got a message or e-mail...
You can finally enjoy the result of my latest work. We got MUCH IMPROVED personal home pages here on the LumberJocks as well as better organization of the profile and account editing. The former personal homes were not visually appealing and displayed only minimal amount of content. On the other hand, new ones have rich 3-column layout with lots of info about you and your activity on LumberJocks. I believe they represent something you can be proud of and are worth sharing with your friends...
I got an idea last week to make our home page more inviting to new visitors. The idea was to introduce our community – us – through showing what we love. All those “latest” boxes (projects, blogs, forums) were nice but was telling nothing special about us. Now we have 4 main sections on the home page: we love to work the wood – featured LumberJock spotlight. This section shows 5 project of randomly selected LumberJock on each page reload. To have the opportu...
Here’s a good one for you home re-modelers out there.My Son recently talked to a friend of his from Minneapolis. He bought a fixer upper home that he planned on reselling. He invested a lot of his sweat, time, and money into it.He had recently sold the home, and about a week after selling it, he happened to drive past the old place, & to his astonishment, the house was no longer there. The people who purchased it, demolished it to build a new home.
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