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1276 days ago

Need Help!!: Replacing or Jerry-Rigging a Switch for a Jointer... - 11 replies

Hey guys, The switch on the jointer I use went bad. I know its the switch because one day (for no apparent reason) the switch just didnt feel the same – it didnt click to its on and off position like it used to – and since that started, I can’t get the jointer to turn on. My question is this. Does anyone know where I ...

1277 days ago

FREE Templates!! - 4 replies

Hey everyone. I started a Blog here on Lumberjocks for some free Push-Block templates that I designed. In the blog there is also a handle template that will fit a Stanley Hand Plane. I have added a few more, and thought maybe this would be a more appropriate place for them (??) These are some handles that I hand drew (so they arent PERFECT...

1289 days ago

Lets see Bear Grills make this: woodworkers' dream survival hut! - 1 reply

Sleeper Cells by Suzanne Husky. (information gotten from on feb 8, 2011)

1294 days ago

now THIS is a glue-up...... - 11 replies

“The tlf08 chair by Tobias Labarque is made of beams of Padauk wood, assembled into the form of a lounge chair. The corners of each beam have been rounded off to provide comfort, and the tree rings are shown in plain view so that you can see the tree’s structure.” (, Feb 3, 2011) Read more at Design Milk: http:/...

1296 days ago

Need Help on project. (part two)...... - 2 replies

Thanks everyone for all the help with my last forum topic – trying to figure out a design for a chiropractic adjusting table. You guys came up with a lot of good points, and at the end I just realized that it wasn’t going to work (atleast not for now). Even though I liked how the last design looked, I think this will be a lot stron...

1297 days ago

Need help on project. Joinery...... - 21 replies

Hey everyone. For those that dont know, I am going for my doctorate in chiropractic (unfortunately that means hardly any time for woodworking…except at night in my dreams). Chiropractic adjusting tables are not cheap, and tons of students are looking to buy them. So I figured maybe this would be my chance to build something and maybe se...

1301 days ago is no object...... - 56 replies

In my continuous dreaming of hopefully one day owning a top-of-the-line woodworking shop, I’m constantly looking up tools, and trying to figure out what is the BEST out there. Unfortunately with the VAST number of companies offering “top-of-the-line” tools, its hard to determine which one really is at the top, mainly because e...

1365 days ago

A good way to start the holidays......not! - 25 replies

So most of you know I am a chiropractic student, and while I absolutely love it, it can be EXTREMELY difficult. I was supposed to have a test this morning in Spinal Anatomy II (the hardest class in the entire curriculum at Palmer) at 7:30AM. I have been studying for it for the last couple of days. Yesterday I studied from 8am until almost 1am...

1373 days ago

negative side to blocking - 62 replies

I was on tonight and saw a forum/blog topic about someone who had a problem. They screwed up a project and was looking for ideas to fix it. I was just about to write him/her a pretty solid idea that no one else had mentioned that I think would have worked great – unfortunately I am blocked by this individual, so I couldnt. The only re...

1400 days ago

No Lumberjock left behind..... - 63 replies

While there has been “drama” in the lumberjock community as of late, and some of us feel a little divided (me included, and guilty of), lets not forget why we are here – To support, learn, and encourage each other in this awesome hobby we all share! After I was done going through the Hot Projects tonight, I decided I would ta...

1408 days ago

Using AJAX in wood finishing... - 3 replies

I read somewhere tonight, that you can use Ajax (the powder cleaner) instead of pumice or rottenstone to rub out a finish…....have any of you guys heard of this? and if you have done this before….does it work???? (for a high gloss, rubbed out finished)

1420 days ago

Need Help: Outside finish coat for China Fir - 5 replies

hey LJs, My girlfriend’s mom just bought some adirondack chairs for her backyard. She said they are made of china fir (or chinese cedar) and stained with an oil stain. She is wondering whats the best top/protective coat to put on them to keep them protected outside. The only one i’m aware of is Spar Urethane but wasnt sure if...

1430 days ago

Top 10 Reasons: Addicted to Lumberjocks - 8 replies

10. Your “latest activity” on your homepage only shows what you did THAT day 9. You can upload pics to Photobucket with your eyes closed 8. You check your email ONLY to see if you have any Lumberjock notifications 7. Your Posts outnumber your days of membership 6. You have at least THOUGHT about making an “Andy...

1431 days ago

a Fix for the old Table saw... - 7 replies

Hey guys, I posted a forum topic last week about fixing my neighbors old craftsman table saw. Here is the link if you are wondering what I was trying to fix (side metal was bowing out and sucking in, not allowing me to get an exact 90 and 45 degree) Anyways. I fixed it by attaching some angle iron to the sides to stiffen up the the metal wh...

1440 days ago

Help!!! Old Craftsman tablesaw - 13 replies

hey Lumberjocks. While i am no dummy, and am definitely smarter than a tablesaw (haha) it seems like the old craftsman table saw has gotten the better of me. my neighbor lets me use his woodworking shop and all his tools (nicest guy ever, he quit the hobby, so he has all this equipment just sittin there). anyways, I can not get his table saw ...

1455 days ago

Search Function - 11 replies

I was wondering if there is a way to search for things (like projects) with pictures? When you search for a project you get a huge list of descriptions of each project, which means you have to click on each description to see what it is, what it looks like, etc, etc. Maybe I’m missing something, and there is a way, but i’m not see...

1470 days ago

figured wood finishing question. - 12 replies

Hey LJ’s I’m doing some research before i start to make my first ukulele (small guitar). I want to use a figured maple for the sides (maybe for all of it). When using a very figured wood, how do you finish it to get the the figure to really pop out?? or maybe a better way to say it is how do you enhance the figure and give it s...

1473 days ago

VERY helpful links for guitar or ukulele building!! - 6 replies

Both links are completely safe. I’ve been looking at them for a while now – trying to build up the courage to attempt my first ukulele build. This first link has a great picture tutorial – the “how to” for the Rosette Inlaying is AMAZING. There is some really unique/cool jigs in here, as well as a process of st...

1485 days ago

wipe on poly, question! - 13 replies

I am restoring a 100+ year old ukulele that was sitting up in my parents attic for god knows how long. It has no sentimental value, but I actually play the ukulele so thought I’d be a nice addition. I sanded it down as best I could. It has a lot of stress fractures in the wood – not sure if thats the correct term – but it lo...

1494 days ago

Where would you even begin????........ - 30 replies

So i’m guessing (if anyone actually takes interest in this) this might stir up a LOT of different ideas as to how this might be done. Unfortunately none of these ideas will come from me!! haha…Where would someone even begin to build the WOOD aspect of this? Once I graduate Palmer and have time to hone in on my woodworking skills &#...

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