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|12-01-2011 02:12 AM||
Jim Valvano Speech - 3 replies
If you have never seen or heard this speech do yourself a favor and take the next 11 minutes to listen to the late Coach Jim Valvano. Jim Valvano lead his NC State basketball team to an improbable win in the NCAA finals in the 1980’s. This speech come from the ESPY awards in 1993 while Jim Valvano was dyign from terminal cancer. Ive wat...
|11-08-2011 02:21 AM||
gaps and cracks .. any repair tips? - 17 replies
So ive been working on and off on a football carved from a green piece of Maple. Over the past month iver got it to a shape im happy and since it started off as a goof and now has turned into a project ive got some issues. It has checked and cracked .. im talking about 1/8” gaps split through 4” of wood. I bought some gorilla supe...
|10-23-2011 05:28 PM||
Grooving an oval? - 19 replies
Heres the problem… Ive carved the football into a shape im happy with and have sanded up to 100 grit, now i would like to route the stitching into the football. For a little background a football is made in 4 parts and stitched together. I would like to do a v groove to imitate the stitching but considering the shape is not consistent (i...
|10-05-2011 12:25 AM||
So the wife ..... Plumbing question - 37 replies
Dropped the guard to my beard trimmer into the toilet and it appears to have mad eit past the bend in the trap. I bent up a clothes hanger and fished around for a bit to no avail. My next move is to unbolt the toilet and go reverse fishing. Im gonna need a new wax right correct? Anyone else got any slick ideas out there? That’ll tea...
|09-15-2011 01:28 AM||
Lombardi Trophy - How would you make a football? - 15 replies
In the spirit of football season and my addiction to fantasy football i want to make a replica of the Lombardi Trophy (given tho the super bowl winner every year). The circumfrance of a football at its highest point is 28” and at the smallest point 21” (the tapered ends).Diameter is 8.86” (or whatever that translates to ...
|08-04-2011 02:59 AM||
Real time chat - 8 replies
I was thinking that the ability to chat one on one or within a small group we be beneficial to someone seeking real time help. I could imagine someone trying to fix a particular machine or conquer a difficult task where a one on one with a particular jock, who may have the same machine or expertise to solve problems, could come in real handy. ...
|07-31-2011 06:03 PM||
Pig Rotissiere .. Gearhead question - 10 replies
So here’s the backyard firepit, and of course, a firepit this bitchin needs a pig over it. Now im not much of a gearhead or welder for that matter, but with enough help from a few friends im sure i can figure this out. I need a rotissiere, so heres my questions to you LJ’s: What kind of motor should turn a rotisseire? HP?Wh...
|07-28-2011 01:45 PM||
Identifying Chestnut - 6 replies
This may or may not be a precursor to a pretty sweet wood gloat. The latest demo job we have taken on was in a church dating from 1903. My lead supervisor has managed to salvage me some, what we believei s, chestnut. I just ran through the hobbitt house pictures and it seems awfully close to the pics shown there, but i was curious what are ...
|07-18-2011 09:31 PM||
Barn Boards - CT - 4 replies
Connecticut LJ’s … the company which i work for has just been contracted to demolish a small barn (@ 300 sqft) in central connecticut. If anyone out there is in need of barn board let me know. We are still a few weeks out from tearing it down. From what i remember the lumber was painted pine somwhere in the market of 10 – 12...
|06-18-2011 08:25 PM||
At the antique sale this morning the wife and i purchased an old well pump. She would liike me to build a small circular base for it, lets say 2’ in diameter (actual measurments not known). Now im sure that if i do my math right i can calculate the angle of each cut to make it kinda circular, but, i was curious if anyone had tried using ...
|05-20-2011 01:45 AM||
Wipe on poly question - 16 replies
Here’s the gig … and ill give you the fundementals to start: Project: Entry bench Lumber: CypressSanded: 120 GritFinsh: General Finishes medium brown dye stain, applied with a rag 2 Coats Wipe on poly, clear gloss First coat lightly sanded w/ 220 So im day 4 into wipe on poly. First coat applied with a rag...
|03-26-2011 01:15 AM||
Tenon Sizing - 6 replies
Im building an entry bench and was wondering how wide and long the tenons should be. Heres the info: Apron will be 3/4” x 7” x 40” Legs 2” x 2” Material is cypressThe bench will sit a max of 2 people at a timeSimilar to this: http://www.crateandbarrel.com/furniture/entryway-benches/addison-storage-bench-with-c...
|03-19-2011 03:10 PM||
Dye Stains on Cypress - 10 replies
Im still a ways out on finishing this project but i was looking for opinions on my latest and greatest finishing idea: Wood is Cypress. Step 1: coat with dewaxed shellacStep 2: flood coat with General Finishes Dye Stain, wipe offStep 3 – 5: 3 coats of wipe on poly I dont have any experience with dye stains or with finishing cypress so i...
|02-21-2011 05:26 PM||
Finishing Cypress - 9 replies
Ive been thinking about using Cypress for an entry bench to be located in the breezeway of our house. Im leaning toward cypress for its ability to withstand weather changes and the occasional pooling of water from boots and shoes. It won’t be an outside bench but it will be subject to the outside tempatures and humidity. Anyone have...
|02-21-2011 01:44 AM||
Entry Bench Wood Selection - 6 replies
Im thinking about building a bench for the breezeway to sit and tie your shoes on and what not. IM planning on having the seat on hinges for extra storage and a boot / shoe rack underneath. There is no heat in the breezeway and the tempature is basically the same as it is outside. My questions being is there a particular wood that i should ...
|02-12-2011 07:06 PM||
lookin for electical wiring help - 21 replies
Hey gang, ive just purchase a G1019 Grizzly bandsaw which is still in its original box from 1997. Im in the middle of assembly here and the instructions differ a little bit from whats actually there. I tried to call tech support but they are closed so i’m turning to the best of the rest here at LJ’s. 2 questions here: There are...
|02-10-2011 03:42 PM||
Grizzly G1019 Bandsaw - Good Buy? - 21 replies
I was cruising the craiger last night when i stumbled upon a 14” bandsaw .. new in the box. I open it up and there is a picture of a brand new Grizzly G1019 still in the box …. make an offer it says. I send the guy an email and tell him i got $150 semolians. He calls me back and says you were the first to respnd, its been sitting ...
|01-25-2011 09:27 PM||
Stanley G12-60 LA Block Plane - 4 replies
I just picked up a Stanley #60 low angle block plane made in England with G12-060 stamped pn the cheek of the plane. Just curious if anyone can tell me a little more about it as a user. Im not terribly familiar with those made in England. Before and after pics coming after its evaporust bath. Thanks all.
|01-04-2011 01:53 AM||
Free Wood !! Central CT - 9 replies
Im going to give this one more shot before i throw it up on Craigslist. Ive got about 50 pieces of reclaimed, 100 year old lumber, salvaged from a demo job that im willing to give away to any Lumberjock interested in picking it up. Its mostly wide plank pine, with some very straight grained material in the center of the boards. My way of ...
|12-17-2010 10:46 PM||
Kentucky Coffee Wood? - 5 replies
A fiend of mine who is in the process of splitting and selling forewood had a guy drop off a load of log length lumber telling him that it was kentucky coffee wood. I googled it, it does exist, and seems to be kind of rare, especially rare here in Connecticut. My questijn is is it worth having milled and selling? What does it go for per board...