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|102 days ago||
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...
|643 days ago||
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...
|892 days ago||
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...
|1021 days ago||
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…
|1201 days ago||
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!
|1270 days ago||
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...
|1331 days ago||
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...
|1485 days ago||
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...
|1552 days ago||
Amazing Wooden House in the Trees - 2 replies
I figured you folks would enjoy this tree house
|1560 days ago||
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...
|1560 days ago||
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.
|1569 days ago||
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 ...
|1918 days ago||
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. :)
|2057 days ago||
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)...
|2072 days ago||
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 ?
|2091 days ago||
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:
|2100 days ago||
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...
|2120 days ago||
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!
|2147 days ago||
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 ...
|2152 days ago||
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?