I am a member of several on-line forums. I belong to a photography forum, Notre Dame football forum, A Military forum, and LumberJocks. I am retired, with a computer within easy walking distance to my refrigerator, I visit them all on a daily basis. Each forum has its benefits. The photography forum is a place to learn photographic techniques and post photos. The Notre Dame site is a place to discuss all things Notre Dame football. Frequent trolls make that place annoying at times...
Its hard for me to believe but a year ago, today, Zee escaped from my fevered brain into the real world. Its a modest little box with a drop on lid but the technique used to make it has taken me places I didn’t expect. Its evolved to allow 3D patterns over all visible faces of my boxes. Allows strings to cross any line at any angle (with a little help from Steve, sras). All in all the technique has liberated my box design. Its evolved practically as well. I now use router bits to ach...
As I approach my first year as a Lumber Jock, I consider myself so very lucky. As a weekend DIY-er and wannabe woodworker, I am fortunate to have seriously injured myself only once. However, I am even more fortunate to have met SO many great Lumber Jocks. I’ve been involved in many different hobbies and sports, but have never formed friendships as I have through woodworking. In particular, those involved in Lumber Jocks are so willing to share advice, assist in teaching, and more imp...
Grizzman, a1jim and David, Awhile back Grizzman was kind enough to send me a few table saw cut off or as some would call it Scrapes, well these wern’t really that small to be scrapes, they were more or less small planks cut down into small boards for Scroll Sawing. Grizzman sent me a verity of wood from Dark Walnut Plywood to Cedar Wood and one I think he refured to as Antique Pine, which all of these pieces will eventualy come in Handy, I’ve yet to decide on what to make wi...
All, As glad as I am to have found this hobby, I’m equally glad to have found this group. It’s doubtful that anybody here (who can walk upright, rather than swing through trees) is any newer at this than I am. I’m hopeful that I can give back … in some small way … by… telling this little story…. .... Our hobbies are like our relationships. If—like me—you’ve been with the same wonderful spouse for a while, then you kno...
I received today my prize for winning fifth place in the Summer 2009 LumberJocks contest. I wish to thank Major League Woodworking The prize consisted of a T shirt ”Property of Major League Woodworking Shop Dept”, A Maple Mallet which is modeled after a Baseball Bat. It’s made from an approved bat billet and is made at one of the countries premier baseball bat factories. Also a Maple Marking Gauge for giving a perfect ”base line” for starting woodworking...
Well I’m back home, but I don’t feel very Bionic. The surgery went fine. it took about 75 minutes. I was asleep the whole time (At least I don’t remember anything) The pain wasn’t bad, I’ve taken myself off pain relievers after 1 day. I had a dull pressure pain, not a sharp one. There is not any real pain as of now. It’s a little sensitive to the touch (So don’t touch it) No showers for 7 days, but I guess I won’t be running any marathons ...
Looking at the stats, it’s been 356 days. and a whole lot more of a woodworking since day 1. The passion is still going strong, but the shared experiences and information that has flown around has added so many new abilities and capabilities. I want to thank everyone that ever responded to any of my questions in person, or indirectly by asking questions on the forums, that I had in my mind as well, or answered those. there are many opinions between the 10K members, some share the ...
THANKS TO ALL FOR THE WARM WELCOME TO LJ!I KNOW THAT IN THE FUTURE I CAN COUNT ON LJ’SFOR ANY HELP ON MY UP COMING PROJECTS AND ALSO THE INSPIRATION TO ALWAYS TAKE THAT NEXT STEP INTO THE REALM OF WOODWORKINGTHANK YOUTOM
Like the title says, this entry is simply to publicly say thanks to someone who went out of their way to do me a favor. I read on a post this board by TFKeefe (Tom) in which he mentioned his modified bench top table saw and a ZCI that he had made for it. Since I also own a similar bench top saw and have always mourned the lack of ZCI plates for it, I questioned Tom about his. He was kind enough to provide me with pictures of how he had made his. As it turned out our saws are not exactly al...
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