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|1394 days ago||
Homes for Haiti - 5 replies
Fellow Lumberjocks. I would like to bring to your attention a project I am involved in to help alleviate some of the hardship, and suffering brought on, and made worse by the January earthquake that wrought so much devastation to Haiti. The project is called “Homes for Haiti” and is being run by the C.O.R.E. Alliance (Christians O...
|1418 days ago||
Motor to upgrade bandsaw. - 6 replies
Now there is nothing wrong with my band saw, but I do have a project I would like to use its 1HP motor for. Specifically a wide drum sander, and thought this would be a good time to upgrade the band saw to a 1.5HP motor. Only problem is, I am not sure what to look for in an electric motor for a band saw. Can you guys or gals give me any decen...
|1434 days ago||
I have a Ryobi BGH616 and a Porter Cable 8 pc Forstner bit set (plus a single Freud forstner bit) that I would like to sell, or trade. I am in need of a Varigrind, but would consider other interesting trades. Prefer local to the Houston / Galveston area if possible. Will sell for $40.00 + shipping as well.
|1439 days ago||
The economy is so bad that... - 2 replies
The economy is so bad that… The economy is so bad that African television stations are showing ‘Sponsor an American Child’ commercials! The economy is so bad, a picture is now only worth 200 words. It’s so bad, Snoop Dogg had to start eating regular brownies. The economy is so bad, I saw the CEO of Wal-Mart sh...
|1472 days ago||
I am not sure how to explain what I want to do here, but here’s the old college try… I have a project, a mantle clock, that I am making from Black Walnut and Red Oak. It will be a Tee design, with the top of the tee being the actual foot of the clock body, The upright piece will be 6” wide x 12” tall. The base piece wi...
|1489 days ago||
For our upcoming (before Christmas) Anniversary present this year, I wanted to make something special for LOML… I have decided on a heart shaped candle holder to hold the wedding candles from our wedding. The material chosen is a piece of 3/4” pine, sourced from the building we had the reception in. (It suffered damage during Ike,...
|1493 days ago||
Report post / project / blog entry feature. - 3 replies
Is there a mechanism to report spammers and abusers here? if so I don’t see it…
|1535 days ago||
Outdoor Canoe and Gear Storage ideas? - 9 replies
Okay, I keep thinking… There HAS to be a better way!... I have my canoe and paddling gear stored on the ceiling of my shop. It is space consuming, and VERY difficult to get up and down to where I can actually use the boat. I would like to build SOMETHING to store the boat in, that will keep it out of the weather, and safe from thieve...
|1536 days ago||
Here’s the scoop. I bought a Ryobi BT3000 missing the stand, and it won’t start up, for $10.00. I already have a BT3100, and had purchased the 3000 to refurb for donation to a community remodeling project (most likely my churches Habitat outreach ministry). It would appear my brain is REALLY rusty when it comes to tracking down pr...
|1556 days ago||
What do you do with your collected dust? - 24 replies
Now I know this might sound like a pretty silly question, but what do you do with your collected sawdust? Particularly the fines… I have been beating the tar out of, uh I mean using my planer a LOT this last week, and have generated about 60 gallons of Cedar shavings, and dust. The ultra fines that get past the separator and into the lo...
|1562 days ago||
Broken synch with Facebook and LJ blog? - 2 replies
When adding my blog entries, I like to share them with my friends that are on Facebook. Tonight I noticed that I get the connecting to Facebook bar, which eventually just goes away, and never seems to do anything… A little help would be good…
|1571 days ago||
Who "paints the red line"? - 6 replies
It seems like the first thing after setting up and aligning all the things that need aligned on the Ryobi BT3×00 series saws, one of the first things new owners do is “paint the red line”, meaning they literally take, usually model paint, or a paint pen, or even a sharpie, and make a thin red line exactly in line with the blade ...
|1581 days ago||
I am having a bit of a problem deciding on how to top my workbench. I have decided on the Fine Woodworking Getting Started in Woodworking bench design, but modified (instead of 2×5 top, I am doing 2×6 with 12” overhang on each end… Anyway, I am stuck trying to decide between a laminated MDF top with tempered hardboard, o...
|1601 days ago||
For starters. Mods, if this is in the wrong place, please let me know… I’m a little thick that way… Now on to the subject… Where on earth do I get kiln dried select SYP or Cedar in / around Houston Texas? Specifically standard dimensional 2×4 and 4×4 lumber… I am changing my workbench design halfway ...