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11-20-2012 02:06 PM

Finish and kid's toys - 20 replies

What finish is appropriate for making toys that could potentially end up in a child’s mouth – like toy blocks or something? Shellac?

11-19-2012 05:34 PM

running finish through a planer - 27 replies

I just salvaged an old baby crib someone was throwing away. Made of all solid wood. I took it apart and cut (to length) all that could be saved. The wood has an old finish on it (starting to flake off) – Can this be run through the planer to get all the finish off, or get down to the bare wood? or will this ruin my blades?

11-17-2012 01:52 AM

Rockwell 14" band saw question.. - 19 replies

I’m going to an estate sale tomorrow. The reason i’m going is because there is a 14” Rockwell Bandsaw getting auctioned off. It doesnt say what model it is…here is the link to the auction site… the pic is really small – its hard to see. I’ve been trying to find a good deal on a band saw I know n...

11-07-2012 03:05 PM

Finishing question - 34 replies

I’m making an indoor dog house. My dog likes to sleep under things (tables, beds, etc) but he has no place to do that in our new place. This will double as a side table and his new “house.” I am using the two products you see here….. The Rust-Oleum stain says to use Poly as a top coat… i did It al...

10-28-2012 02:05 AM

My new toy!! - 18 replies

To make a long story short….I got this for free from a guy that said he didnt need it as he would never use it – i offered to buy it off of him – but he said he didnt want any money…..i didnt argue! Works great – just needs a little touching up. Here is my first forum topic I posted on it, but i reposted it with a...

10-24-2012 07:44 PM

I'm about to give up (on my jointer)....... - 78 replies

so I bought this jointer off a guy on craigslist for only $200. Its a Sunhill. He said the majority of its life has been sitting in storage – and it showed. I had to get a lot of rust off of it – mostly surface rust, thankfully. Everything works great, except I can not get these knives out to be sharpened and realigned. I̵...

10-22-2012 03:34 AM

Nature walk turns into finding cool roots!! - 9 replies

I took my nieces and nephews (and dog) out on some trails today. We hiked for about 2 hours. It was a great time, took some nice pictures, and spent some quality time with each other! The weather was perfect for Iowa—72 degrees! I should have taken more photos of this at different angles…but thought I’d share anyways. This w...

08-30-2012 04:55 AM

When is it ok to kiss a grown man on the lips? (tool gloat) - 52 replies

....when you go over to his house and see this in his garage…. ...a Woodtek 3 HP Overarm Router…. ....He says he wants to get rid of it…. ....You ask him what he wants for it….. ....He tells you you can have it for free if you load it up…. ....You turn it on and everything works perfectly….....

08-18-2012 10:47 PM

My Best Craigslist find Ever!! - 20 replies

So here’s the story: Guy on craigslist was moving in 2 days and had to get rid of some of his tools in storage. He had a Sunhill jointer that he had listed for $200. I bought it for $150. He also had a Delta drill press: Got that off of him for $200. Dont think I would have gotten it that cheap – except he was desperate to get ...

08-02-2012 12:13 PM

Awesome new hardware. Question.... - 45 replies

I have a new prototype I’m working on and want to incorporate these hinges into my design. I’ve looked high and low and these are the only hinges I’ve found that are adjustable locking hinges….. Here is what the website has to say about them…. Economical-yet-rugged locking hinge made of tough black th...

07-17-2012 04:19 AM

Cutting board question - 8 replies

I bought a bamboo cutting board for our new condo (I know, I know….why didn’t I make one? Well school has been busy, so don’t have the time, nor the tools to make one to satisfactory…yet). So the directions say to coat it with oil (I’m using mineral oil) every 2 days for a month. This seems like overkill to me. Is ...

05-31-2012 03:12 AM

Craigslist find - good deal? good jointer??? - 6 replies

05-26-2012 02:36 PM

Finally Found a Craigslist deal for lumber!! - 8 replies Found this guy today in Iowa, near Cedar Rapids. its exactly what I need. I make chiropractic benches and chairs, like this one (safe lumberjock link). I need 2X2 oak or maple for the legs. This seems like a great deal. Its air dried. I havent seen it in person yet, but gonna take a l...

05-18-2012 05:30 AM

Got a Match? Awesome Stripped Screw Hole Fix - 9 replies


03-11-2012 01:35 AM

A Woodworking story (with pictures)! - 14 replies

Hey guys, For those of you who know me, you know that I dont have my own shop or tools. My neighbor has a workshop that he doesnt use very much anymore (at least not for woodworking). He now mostly concentrates on fixing up his old John Deere Tractor…. His tools are kind of old, but I’ll take anything to get my woodwor...

02-24-2012 12:35 AM

Upload multiple pictures at a time....we need this. - 9 replies

There’s nothing more frustrating than trying to add pictures to a project or blog ONE at a time! It takes forever. I wonder if anything is in the works to allow us to upload multiple pics at one time? And maybe while at it, changing the features of editing. If a person was allowed to add more than one pic and had a lot of pics uploaded...

02-10-2012 02:46 PM

Community Box Project here on LJs - Starting this week!!! Still need ideas! - 49 replies

Hey guys – I think this is what we are going to do for this community box project I am going to go to my local woodworking store and get some nice wood. I will cut it to the approx size of the box we want. I will also add a piece of wood I want the next person to incorporate into the box. I’ll take pictures of what I’m go...

01-31-2012 02:24 AM

Anyone have this spare table saw part??? - 56 replies

I forgot to take a pic of my table saw but found the pic above online. I’m looking for the round handle on the side of the metal case that changes the angle of the blade or raises/lowers the blade (they are the same handle). The one on my table saw broke and I’m looking for a replacement. Ordering a new one from Craftsman is l...

01-08-2012 05:19 AM

Dont want to see Ads on Lumberjocks?? CLICK HERE - 43 replies

Martin – if this is not appropriate to post, feel free to remove it. I know Ads make Lumberjocks money, and not sure if you appreciate me posting this. BUT, some do not like Ads. I dont really have a preference. I can easily ignore them, but at the same time, i like having them gone. You dont want to see Ads?? Follow these steps...

01-07-2012 07:31 PM

How To: Live Chat On Lumberjocks - 11 replies

If using Chrome (on Mac)...... (if ur using a Window’s Chrome – then get into Preferences...and follow similar steps) 1. Open Chrome2. Upper left hand corner, click on Chrome3. Click on Preferences4. On left, click on Extensions5. At bottom, click on Get More Extensions6. Search for SiteChat 7. Click and download8. ...

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