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01-11-2014 03:15 PM

A Sad Day in the Neighborhood..... - 10 replies

Over the last couple of years a few of the houses around here have reverted to the bank. One such house directly behind me has a 400-500 year old tree. It is healthy and HUGE. but it isn’t any longer…... I came home yesterday to see a crane and a crew cutting it down. The rep said the bank felt it might be a a risk to the house s...

07-19-2012 02:32 PM

Vacuum Chuck or Longworth Chuck? - 6 replies

So… I’m in a bit of a quandary and would like to solicit your opinions. When finishing up my turnings it can be difficult to get a good finish cut on the bottom and / or foot of the bowls or platters. In researching alternatives I still came back to two possibilities: The Longworth ChuckA Vacuum Chuck Has anyone had any experie...

11-12-2011 06:39 PM

How would you join this? - 24 replies

I recently came into possession of a beautiful Olive slab (5ft x 18”). It has natural edges and begs to be the absolute focal point of what I build with it. Having said that I am designing a coffee table and want to have a structure that isn’t to square and heavy to the eye. This is what I am considering…. They are going...

07-06-2011 05:37 PM

First time HVLP user question - 3 replies

I was just given this spray gun and was wondering if a Filter/Separator and regulator would be required between the gun and the compressor. Or would I be OK just having it directly connected to the compressor? I would like to use it to apply dye to a large project as well as finish. Thanks in advance for any advice…

01-07-2011 10:12 PM

Can the Festool Dust Extractor (vac) be used with a Fein Multi-master? - 2 replies

The title really says it all… Can the CT-22 Dust extractor be connected directly to a multi-master without adapters or some such issue? I own the Festool and the Fein Multi-Master. Thanks!

10-31-2010 06:38 AM

A question about wood movement - 6 replies

A couple of weeks ago I started building a Mahogany book case. The case is Mahogany plywood and the face frame and top moldings are African Mahogany. After the carcase glue up I noticed a defect in the top. This is how I designed it to look: In trying to come up with a solution I thought I might raise the top moldings 1/4” and apply...

08-30-2010 06:39 PM

Twitter use in Business - 3 replies

First let me say that I have read the earlier topics regarding using Twitter in general. Now then, with that out of the way, I am curious if there are any business folks here (Large or Small) that see this a tool for business. One example being a way to stay connected to your vendors / suppliers. I have a friend that owns a supply business that...

03-30-2010 04:21 PM

Determining the tip speed of a rotating disk - 9 replies

I was having a discussion the other day and the question of how fast the outside edge of a bowl blank is actually moving came up I couldn’t remember the math… been to long. Do any of you lj’s or engineers remember the formula for that? Lets say that the lathe is running at 500rpm and you have a 6” diameter blank mou...

01-21-2010 05:53 PM

Amazing Wooden House in the Trees - 2 replies

I figured you folks would enjoy this tree house

01-14-2010 02:17 AM

FYI... Ernie Conover classes this weekend. - 1 reply

Any LJ’s in the North East Florida area; Ernie Conover is holding three classes/lectures this weekend at Woodcraft here in Jacksonville. I have signed up for all three; we don’t often get craftsman of this caliber here for classes and the still have a couple of spots open. Saturday = Dovetails, Hand and Machine cutSunday = Hand to...

01-14-2010 02:12 AM

Fresh Cut Sweet Gum in Jacksonville, FL - 5 replies

For those LumberJocks here in North East Florida (Jacksonville) If you would like some freshly cut Sweet Gum for turning my neighbor just had a large one cut down and it’s curbside . PM me for directions if you want it; he doesn’t mind as long as you keep the pile neat.

01-04-2010 11:17 PM

How to Dry Green Turning - 13 replies

I have been performing a little research the last couple of days. It seems that there are several methods commonly used to dry rough green wood turnings: 1. Rough the piece and store it in a paper bag for several months (only one I have ever tried) 2. Boiling (in Water) 3. Alcohol Soaking 4. Soap Soaking 5. Microwave (constrained ...

01-21-2009 04:03 AM

Tool Lust - Oliver 24" Jointer Model 166 - 10 replies

What do you guy’s think of this jointer? I saw this and just had to post it…. This a serious piece of machinery! I think you could join a whole tree on this thing. :)

09-04-2008 02:37 PM

Lumber find..... - 5 replies

I’ve sat and watched while a lot of my fellow LJ’s find amazing lumber for next to nothing. This past weekend it was my turn. A somewhat local wood dealer was going out of business and was selling all his remaining turning stock for .25 to 1.00 a pound. I went with my wife (she’s the one who found out that he was doing this)...

08-20-2008 05:06 PM

Using the Lock Miter Router Bit - 11 replies

Do any of you have experience using a Lock Miter router bit? I have one and tried it the other day; that was a very scary bit. I found it very hard to control the pieces of wood safely. I think it could be a very useful addition to my arsenal if used properly; but how ?

08-01-2008 12:57 AM

Table / Desk Design Question - 5 replies

So, in the pursuit of designing my first piece of furniture from scratch I have a question for all you LJ’s out there: Would you use corner blocks in a desk this size? Why or Why not? Also any recommendation as to placement? Desk size: Corner Block Basic Idea:

07-23-2008 06:49 AM

Sketchup.... Help!!! I'm Lost..... - 19 replies

I am trying to visualize a desk design for my own office and cannot seem to get Sketchup to do what I want…. Let me go through what I have done step by step 1. Basic Desk Top – 24”x50” at center of radius 2. Proposed shape of the edges 3. First Try – Drew the arc on each end; the arc started at the top corn...

07-03-2008 12:35 AM

Draw Knife Sharpening - 6 replies

Would any of you fine folk be able to provide pointers on the subject of sharpening a Draw Knife? I received a old (well used) draw knife and having never used one have no idea how to begin. Thanks in Advance!

06-06-2008 03:37 AM

Job Availability @ Woodcraft in N.E Florida - 5 replies

Did that get your attention? The Woodcraft store in Jacksonville,Fl is looking for an experienced Woodworker / Cabinetmaker to hire as a full-time assistant manager. If anyone is interested contact the store and ask for either Janet (the Manager, also my wife) or Jim (the owner); they also have the job posted on Monster.com Regency Court9280 ...

06-01-2008 06:40 AM

Routing freehand or in a router table.... - 9 replies

I plan building a desktop that is about 1” thick and am considering using a 1” or 3/4”??? round over bit for the edge treatment (this would be done from the bottom side; leaving the top edge flat). Would you consider this size bit excessively dangerous to use free hand?

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