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|2 days ago||
Cork Flooring - Any experience? - 37 replies
For the last 4 months ive been working on a kitchen remodel and its time that I started to think about replacing our ceramic tile flooring. My wife had an idea of using cork flooring. Reading some online reviews ive gotten quite a bit of different reviews on the product. There seems to be the floating, click lock type with a HDF core and the ...
|26 days ago||
What do you use to hold your finish while applying? - 27 replies
So im in the shop and im about to brush on another coat of finish and like always, im wandering around tge house trying to find something to hold my finish in. I found a hard plastic cup and a plastic dessert bowl. So i ask you all out of stupid curiousity, what do you put your finish in while applying it to a project?
|136 days ago||
LJ Fantasy Football League - The Innaugural Season - 421 replies
All right gang, we’ve got our 10 man league set. This years prize will not be monetary but it will have an unheralded value to guys like us. Your ante to get in is a medium flat rate box of cut offs. One winner takes all. Here’s a quick link to the league homepage: http://football.fantasysports.yahoo.com/f1/480008 Here...
|140 days ago||
Im just getting started in filing my own hand saws and have a question to you folks out there with some sharpening experience. Here’s the situation … im about to start work on a 12” 14 ppi Disston backsaw. Its a special saw to me as it was my grandfathers, it feels great in my hand, and would like it to be my go to saw for cu...
|152 days ago||
Frozen AC condenser - where's the leak? - 28 replies
Ive known for the last 2 years or so that ive got a refrigerant leak in my central AC system but have been leery of the cost that it will take to find said leak. Ive had to have refrigerant added the last 2 summers and its a total popsicle out there right now. Any HVAC guys out there got any tricks or tips to finding a leak within that system th...
|191 days ago||
Me and McMaster Carr - rantalicious. - 48 replies
Im not much of a ranting person but I want to share my little story here with the group. Ive been attempting to purchase files for sharpening hand saws and with the global supply of saw files at a minimum I turned to McMaster Carr after everyone else was out of stock. Now, ive never purchased from them before but ive heard nothing but good t...
|214 days ago||
Where to buy saw files? - 140 replies
Ive been meaning to acquire all the tools necessary to reshape and sharpen up about a dozen or so hand saws and last night, when I finally got around to purchasing all the gear, I found that no one has them in stock. This include Lee Valley, Lie Neilson, and Tools for woodworking. Apparently Grobet, the main manufacturer, cannot keep up with t...
|270 days ago||
My lucky day - Wood Gloat - 43 replies
So i’m sitting here at my desk, working on my most favorite tasks, monthly billing and accounting when our operations manager pops his head in. Doug looks at me and give me the curly finger. “Come check this out”. We take a stroll back in to the warehouse and he points to the corner. Antonio is moving and clearing some st...
|277 days ago||
"State of The Shop Address" - Post Yours - 5579 replies
As an ever evolving thread ive come to realize that our shops aren’t just related to our woodworking arenas but can be found outside, at the kitchen table, or on top of a couple of saw horses buried in the middle of nowhere. Our projects might not only be made of wood but concrete, grout, paint (yea i said it), and caulk too. Show of...
|304 days ago||
Plumbing Stench - Running toilet - Correlation? - 32 replies
A bit off topic here but ive got a plumbing question again for the esteemed panel of LJ’s. Lately, well for the last 2 years or so, ive been getting a stink in the basement. At first i thought it was a dead mouse or sometihng along those lines but its just never gone away entirely. Its not a full time stench. Recently ive been connec...
|311 days ago||
Lets chat about snow blowers (throwers) - 27 replies
Well after a 6 hour battle with my driveway post blizzard here in CT im in the market for a new snow blower. Ive got a driveway with some serious pitch to it and around 150’ long. I gave my 8hp 24” snow blower the beatin of its life time and after falling on my face one too many times humping that pig up the driveway im in the mark...
|314 days ago||
Blizzard of 2013 - 26 replies
Well winter storm Nemo has come and gone. We had a total of around 30” of snow here in central Connecticut. Ive never seen anything like it. Ill spare the sob story about how sore i am but after 6 hours of snow blowing and shoveling the driveway is clear enough to get out.
|331 days ago||
Ridding your shop of bad luck - 34 replies
Now, we all go through those spells where we just cant seem to get anything right. Mark the wrong side of a board, drop a chisel, ding a plane iron, rabbet the wrong face, so on and so on. Most of these errors are harmless to our well being but can cause frustrations. I find that these things tend to happen in clumps, then things go right for...
|348 days ago||
Cool Stanley poster i found ... - 16 replies
I was out browsing around a local country / antique store and came upon this cool poster. Copyright 1926. Just figured id share.
|398 days ago||
Gloat-Tastic - 24 replies
On my never ending rust hunt, this week has taken the cake. The continuation of my decent down the slippery slope has brought me these new gems. First is a complete set, 13 bits, in the oringinal box, of Russell Jennings type 100 spur auger bits and a Millers Falls brace. Second is a Type 4 Stanley #71 router plane from another LJ who...
|420 days ago||
Hurricane Sandy - What are you doing to prep? - 38 replies
Maybe some good ideas will come from this post. Hurricane Sandy seems to be eyeballing the east coast of the US. Being pegged as “Frankenstorm” here in New England ive been getting all my ducks in a row preparring for what might be another week without power. Ill be gathering fuel, testing the generator, stocking up on water to fl...
|424 days ago||
Worksharp Paper - What do you use and from where? - 15 replies
All right gang, ive been using the WS300 for almost 6 months now and i like it, i like it a lot, but as we all know the paper wears out kinda quick and is darn expensive. What do you guys use for replacement paper and where do you buy it from? Straight from the manufacturer or after market?
|445 days ago||
Tool Gloat - Stanley 750 - 8 piece - 11 replies
Well ive been stalking a craigslist post for over a month now for supposedly new Stanley 750 chisels. 8 piece with the pouch. Started at $175, then to $150, and as of Friday it went to $120. I was the first to call and today i picked them up. I didnt ask what truck they fell off of nor do i care. Here’s the money, thanks for the chise...
|453 days ago||
$17 score - Chisel, Gouge, and Awl. - 14 replies
Well i snuck out this mornin to a local flea market on the hunt for a #71 router plane. Struck out on planes but did come home with some real goodies. I was looking over a 3/4” tanged gouge, and while gently caressing and inspecting the gouge the booth attendent chimes in. “You into wood working huh” “yea, im into c...
|473 days ago||
How do i clean a leather strop - 12 replies
Hey gang, as always im looking to have some questions answered. I was able to quickly run out this morning and hit a tag sale where i picked up this cool old leather strop with brass hardware. The leather still feels pretty good, not stiff at all, but i would like to clean it a bit before i get to using it. Any tips or instructions out th...