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06-07-2011 09:39 PM

"My" woodworking shop, and tools..... - 19 replies

Hey guys and gals. I had posted a blog about some planes I found in my neighbor’s shop that I wanted to restore/clean up so I could use them. Some people noticed some saws hanging on the wall in the background of that blog, and wanted to see them. So i’m posting them here along with other pictures of “My” shop. The sh...

05-23-2011 09:26 PM

Browsing Lumberjocks' Woodworking Shops..... - 77 replies

Even though I’ve been on this site for over a year (and probably on it every day…..more than once) I’ve only recently started looking in the Shops tab at the top of the page. I love looking at these shops, giving me ideas for my own shop someday, and just seeing how different people utilize different spaces! The ease of sea...

04-26-2011 12:51 AM

poor/good/excellent wood for bending! - 4 replies

Hey guys. Here is something I found in one of my ebooks about bending wood. Should be a good reference.

04-13-2011 09:01 PM

(homemade) Clamp Idea..... - 15 replies

I’ll let the pictures do the explaining. This is something that just popped into my head today, and decided to mock it up in Google Sketchup. What are your thoughts?? (only one end of clamp shown. End with the “tightening up” part is not shown) You wil not hurt my feelings – as even I’m not sure if ...

02-28-2011 02:35 AM

She Said YES!!!! - 117 replies

hey everyone! exciting news!! – The love of my life, my girlfriend of 4 years, the beautiful girl in my avatar picture, SAID YES TO MY MARRIAGE PROPOSAL!!!! :) :) :) :) :) :) :) now if i can get her into woodworking like me!! (doubt it)

02-22-2011 12:47 AM

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 ...

02-20-2011 06:19 PM

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...

02-08-2011 10:44 PM

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

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

02-04-2011 12:00 AM

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:/...

02-01-2011 05:54 AM

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...

01-31-2011 07:39 AM

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...

01-27-2011 11:25 PM 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...

11-24-2010 03:49 PM

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...

11-16-2010 03:28 AM

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...

10-20-2010 02:52 AM

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...

10-12-2010 06:06 AM

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)

09-30-2010 04:24 AM

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...

09-20-2010 03:39 AM

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...

09-19-2010 02:57 AM

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...

09-10-2010 04:22 PM

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 ...

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