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1760 days ago

Cement Floor Solution? - 34 replies

I’ve got this hard cement floor that just kills my back. I do use lots of anti fatigue mats, but they just don’t quite do the whole job. It makes a 8 hour day impossible for me to do. Out in the field I do OK. So I want to try gluing down 4X8’s of OSB to just add that extra cushion. Am I missing any thing in my thinking? ( You ...

1991 days ago

Welcome wagon - 12 replies

I was looking back and it was a little over two years ago that Karson started the tradition of welcoming new members. Today we have a dozen or so L-jocks ridin that welcome wagon. It sure adds to the neighborly quality of this site. So I wanted to thank you folks, especially Karson. Keep up the good work.

2029 days ago

Import items - 28 replies

Got a lumber delivery today for a small job. (Hurray I get to eat and pay bills!) I noticed this note under my 5X5 Baltic Birch Ply which is a very nice product. “Import items are not guaranteed against defects” We keep getting burned but we keep buying the stuff. Repeating the same behavior expecting different results. I did q...

2068 days ago

arched rail jig for shaper - 7 replies

Anybody got a link to a shop made, arched rail, jig for a shaper? I gooooogled myself blue lookin for something.

2123 days ago

So how are we dealing with the new economy? - 69 replies

I’m scratching my head in this new reality. Hoping I don’t end up having to put on the orange vest and work for the enemy. What are you fellow pros doing to survive. I could feel it coming, just because we only need so many houses, but it sure seems worse than even grouchy old pessimist me expected. A while back I started building ki...

2370 days ago

Know any good entry door hardware? - 5 replies

This is a question for the trim guys out there. I’ve been really unhappy with the quality of door locks I’ve put on houses lately. The brand that comes to mind are the kwik set. The ones on my house and shop have failed after a few years of use. Might have something to do with plastic parts! They feel cheap the first time you turn th...

2390 days ago

Just plane too serious - 35 replies

Woodworking for me has been a statement that our lives have value. The act of creation is important. The stories of fathers passing this skill on to our kids is more important to me than if someones dovetails are off center. I remember the saw stop drama, the critique dilemma, and tantrums, including my own, at the contest votes. (just don̵...

2403 days ago

I'm a new shade of green - 11 replies

I’ve been watching the buzz around Garyk’s little box. In a 24 hour period he got over 1000 views. I’ve only got one project with over a 1000 views and I’ve been here a few years. 4th in all time comments, 6th most favored…just in 24 hours. What a wonderful box. 24 hours guys! I hope fine woodworking takes note of h...

2411 days ago

HP printer Lesson for the day - 28 replies

Pounding on top of a printer does not fix it! Then again it worked better than the HP trouble shooting hints did. At least now I have a solution…buy a new printer.

2488 days ago - 21 replies

Was I dreaming when I heard about a Lumberjocks type site dedicated to home building? Must of been a dream. Two wonderful sites like this would just be too much! What was I thinking!

2488 days ago

Grex 2 Inch Pin Nailer - 16 replies

Coming out of the box it is a beautiful little gun. I can see it’s well made. I’ve always bought the affordable guns, but for a pin nailer that shots 2 inch pins…Wow I’m willing to go the extra $250.00. When I first used Senco a pin nailer I just loved it. They save time and bring up the quality of a job. I had high hopes...

2581 days ago

Porta-Cable Please Quit Improving Your Tools - 19 replies

I’ve stood by Porta Cables Routers. I have about twelve of them. I don’t need a bunch of fancy gadgets on my tools. I just want them to stand up to industrial use. Anyway I had this big set of drawers (about 30) to dovetail. I had my helper run the dovetail operation. Time to put them together and they don’t fit…hum. I...

2771 days ago

8 inch Grizzly Joiner blades - 3 replies

Anybody have an 8 inch joiner and need and extra set of 3 blades? (8”X1”X1/8”)? Or have an extra set of 4 (8”x3/4×1/8”) they want to trade?

2794 days ago

Ye Old Parts Store - 16 replies

Just thinking of my drawer of broken tools I can’t part with but would be happy to see used as parts. I’ll have to get a list of my dead routers, disfunctional sanders, and just plain broken nailguns.

2896 days ago

Waiting for Mark - 2 replies

Got my coffee thought i’d kick back in the lounge here till Mark gets back from the Western Design Conference. Just a little green with envy. He gets to go play with all the big names in rustic furniture and here poor little me sits. I bet he is just having the time of his life. Having lunch with Ralph Kylloe. Chatting with Sam Maloof̷...

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