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|8 days ago||
spoken for by manic matt. Interestingly he lives just down the road I sent out five ‘if it fits it ships’ boxes this morning as I continue to clean and do a complete remodel of the shop. Here are some screw (Jorgensen) clamps that I’ve never used. They had five years of dust on them. I blew them off and here they are. In goo...
|11 days ago||
Still cleaning: a couple more tools to give away - 5 replies
Spoken for. The first PM got them. Sorry! I’ve got these two pump screwdrivers to give away to a good home. Anyone who uses hand tools or collects them is welcome to them. Like the previous offers I just ask that you return the envelope with the cost of postage that will be in the box. And like before, I hate asking postage but to date...
|14 days ago||
I use screws a lot. I’ve always used phillips wood screws and deck screws in the shop. I’ve recently begun liking the cabinet screws that I have that are used with my Kreg jig for general purpose use as they snug things up niceliy without splitting anything. They’re a cabinet screw and don’t have to be ‘kreg’ ...
|15 days ago||
Abrasives are spoken for, sorry Still cleaning and renovating the shop. I’m getting rid of stuff that I’ve never used and hasn’t been touched in 5 years. Yesterday it was some auger bits and dados. Today it’s some other stuff that someone might want or not I don’t mind tossing them but if someone can use it…...
|15 days ago||
The set of bits are taken… I’ve emailed the person who got them. It was the first one. Also, the stacked dado is spoken for. .Well, in cleaning the shop I’ve got stuff to get rid of. It’s good stuff too. I just don’t see myself using any of it. It’s free (minus shipping, see below). Send me a personal message ...
|42 days ago||
Is the long format back? - 21 replies
Is it my computer or is the long format back. This time the website isn’t messed up but the blog and other areas are loooonnngggg. I guess it depends on the length of the blog. This long format is sort of ridiculous. If I were really verbose in a post then decided to put in a quoted article from another woodworkng website I wonder if i cou...
|79 days ago||
Advice on repairing shrinkage damage? - 6 replies
I have an entertainment center that I made a few months ago. The top mostly maple and framed with a 3” wide border of cherry that is 45’d at the corners. It looks like the maple might have shrunk a bit and pulled away from the border and the torn grain is about 1/8” wide and about 3” long.. and irregular in shape. I can s...
|93 days ago||
Dust collector orientation question - 9 replies
After about 5 years being here at LJ’s and the building of my shop I am at the point of a complete remodel. I’ve finished a bunch of stuff here since my first project years ago. I’m just about finishing the complete remodel of the inside of my home. The shop needs some attention now. I’m pulling out all my tools from the ...
|115 days ago||
Do screwdrivers defy the laws of physics? - 46 replies
A question was asked of my years ago and it always stuck with me. Why is it that when you use a longer handle screwdriver you get more turning power? Explanation of question. If you have a ratchet with a socket on it and you need more torque you get a longer handled ratchet or add an extension to the handle like a pipe. With a long enough ...
|311 days ago||
Lathe opinion please - 23 replies
I’ve been looking to obtain some kind of usable lathe for a long time. I’ve got a fully equipped shop but have never tried lathe work. I’d like to make some chisel handles and such just to learn for now. I've found a lathe on craigslist. I’ve kept my eye out for a long time. This one has caught my eye as a possible lea...
|364 days ago||
Just a small issue here. Nothing earth shattering. I love putting on clamps. You’ve got to pay attention to get things aligned and joints tight etc. WHAT I DISLIKE? Removing the clamps afterwards. It seems like there’s a gazillion of them sometimes. Then you’ve got to hang them up. The other day I did a bunch of small pan...
|375 days ago||
A Cherry Wood Gloat - 16 replies
Rockler had a sale on Cherry. I called and they were all out. They agreed to call me when the next thousand bd/ft order came in. Yesterday they called and I drove right down, about 35 miles. Only two guys had beat me to it and they were there picking it over. It’s pretty nice stuff. $3.49 bd/ft. That is good for around here (Maine). $6.50 ...
|379 days ago||
We have a Rocklers in my area. It’s about 30 miles away and I love to visit it. They have some good stuff. It’s not inexpensive but with their sales it’s manageable. And I have to admit that the store is populated by knowledgeable staff and they bend over backwards to ‘make it work’ for you. That being said: I...
|483 days ago||
News on the infected finger - 32 replies
A couple of months ago I did a forum topic on my splinter caused infected finger. Here is an update. Well, it’s about two months later and the news is good. If you remember I had gotten a splinter in the side end digit of my index finger and didn’t really deal with it after pulling it out. I don’t remember it but the MRI sho...
|509 days ago||
Screw Driver of your Dreams - 51 replies
We’ve got: Hand plane of your dreamsMallet of your dreamsBib Overalls of your dreamsVintage monsters of your dreamsOriginal workbench of your dreamsPushstick of your dreamsVintage drills of your dreamsMitre box of your dreamsLottery for Hand Planes of your dreamsPallet of your dreamsShed of your dreamsWhat’s your woodworking dream...
|539 days ago||
Secret formula for top three? - 61 replies
This is a totally useless forum topic but I just couldn’t help but post what I’ve noticed. I’ve been looking at the top three projects for a while now. Please keep in mind that posting for me isn’t an issue, no matter where I get posted as long as it’s there to read. But, i’ve been fascinated by the algorit...
|578 days ago||
Advice please from those who carve - 19 replies
I’m currently making a bed and am ready to assemble the bedhead. Of the panels on the bed, the center panel will hopefully have a carving I’m doing. If it absolutely doesn’t work out I’ll put something plain in it’s place. Anyway, this is the place I am in the carving. I’ve never carved anything before and my ...
|578 days ago||
Wecheer shaft question - 8 replies
I have a Wecheer rotary tool. It’s similar to a fordom rotary tool but sold by woodcraft. I got it last year for a project and never really got it to do what I wanted to at the time. Yesterday I got it out, after all this time, to do some carving on a panel of a bed head I’m making. I got a good start too. Then the internal part of t...
|589 days ago||
Addition to this forum topic: I’m going to have to see a infection specialist. The bone infection is very difficult to get rid of. It’s a persistent staff infection. They’ll put a stint in my chest so that I can give myself twice daily injections of antibiotic for 6 weeks. The prognosis of stopping it is low. The last digit of ...
|591 days ago||
The JO Rule - 31 replies
I’m privileged to be a member of the Joe rule. Block anyone who disagrees with you so that you feel like you own the conversation and can continue to offend large targeted groups of people. I see in another thread people are being blocked left and right. So, who’s had the honor of being blocked by mi-te-Joe?