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03-11-2017 10:24 PM

how narrow is too narrow for chair legs? - 4 replies

I’m starting on a new set of dining room chairs, the plan I have calls for 1.5” legs front and back but the lumber I’m using, quartersawn sycamore, doesn’t come that thick, what I’m getting seems to be just over 1 1/8” thick rough cut, being quartersawn it does finish down to 1” easily and often slightly...

08-31-2014 11:31 PM

How to price UPS damage? - 19 replies

Recently sent a newly built crib off to my sister-in-law which I insured for 3k. Didn’t seem like an unreasonable amount for a custom crib made from antique cherry. Today they finally got around to unpacking it, they’ve had it since monday. Unpacked it all and discovered one of the rails on the folding side is split. It of course cou...

05-27-2014 02:10 AM

Best finish for a communion cup? - 6 replies

The wife needed a special communion cup for her chaplain job that allows her to open doors without juggling a cup and a plate. However now that I have finished it I realize I have no idea what finish will hold up to wine and grape juice. Any ideas?

05-06-2014 06:31 PM

Are stanley 80/81 thumbscrews a common size - 2 replies

I recently found a Stanley 80 and 81 which did have the rosewood bottom. Each one though was missing a thumb screw, are the thumbscrews used a size and thread that is commonly available today? Would like to get one or both but not if I have to pay too much for one with shipping of eBay. The 80 was also missing a blade while the 81’s was to...

05-05-2014 02:40 AM

Ohio Tool Company/Thistle Brand 07 jointer - 5 replies

Picked this up at an auction yesterday. Has some heavy rust on the bottom but that seems to be from something rusting onto it, the plane was stored in a pretty rusty garage filled with lots of rusty tools. Couldn’t tell what it was originally but seemed worth trying for. After getting it apart I found that the blade reads Ohio Tool Com...

02-23-2013 01:12 AM

sargent plane, how old and is it original? - 8 replies

Picked this up today for a 20.00, I believe it is a sargent 414c plane.the cap says sargent vbm while the blade says sargent as well. There are no other identifying marks that I can find on the body or the frog. So does anyone know if the frog and body are meant to go with the blade and cap? Also if this is the complete piece just how ol...

01-06-2013 01:46 AM

Who sells a tool rest base/banjo online? - 12 replies

Late last night I had my parting tool catch on the spur and my only tool rest base cracked and lost a piece, so now it is useless. I’ve now checked all the major sites; Penn state, woodcraft, rockler, woodturnerscatalogue, grizzly and amazon with no luck; only place that had one was oneway but I’ll get a new lathe off craigslist befo...

01-04-2013 01:50 AM

Cleaning/overhauling a dewalt 734 - 6 replies

Although I’ve only been through a set and a half of blades I think my dewalt 734 planer is starting to sound a little on the rough side when started up and thought maybe it is time for a good overhaul since I’m not exactly nice to it. Lots of pallet wood, plenty of rough cut lumber, and a decent quantity of purpleheart and padauk. On...

01-02-2013 03:21 AM

Major tool gloat; plane, clamps and other fun stuff. - 5 replies

I spend some time chatting over Christmas dinner with a friend of the family’s who did a little woodworking before getting into small boat motor repair. So he decided to throw this stuff my way, yup; free. The one with the narrower screws has some minor thread damage in a couple spots, the larger one has no real damage at all. All screw...

12-13-2012 05:36 AM

Best uses for old DeWalt HSS planer blades - 10 replies

I’ve got one set of old dewalt blades from a 734 planer that are worn out and I’m trying to figure out if they have any real use. I have discovered that HSS is relatively easy to grind in that you don’t have to watch the temperature as much; as long as it doesn’t glow red the temper is unaffected. But I’ve also lear...

11-29-2012 01:29 AM

How do I get measurements out of sketchup? - 5 replies

I found this sketchup and my wife really likes it to the point I can start on it, problem is it is useless to me because I can’t for the life of me figure out how dimensions are determined. Actually I’ve never figured out sketchup ever. So any pointers or tips?

11-26-2012 01:53 PM

Why does Lumberjocks rock for you? - 27 replies

To counter the drag of a thread asking to be removed I decided to make this thread. List here why you like it here and what keeps you here.For me it is the cast of characters many of whom show just how caring they can be on a daily basis.All the wonderful pieces that I aspire to reach the skill level of, don’t want to duplicate but want th...

11-05-2012 08:48 PM

Using cherry sap wood, any issues and will it stay whitish? - 2 replies

I’m making some cutting board Christmas gifts and had a thought about using sapwood from the cherry boards. I have 2 10’x4-6” boards that are almost exclusively sapwood along with a couple with large sections of sapwood. From milling these down I remember that the sapwood takes on a fairly maple white look and is definitely dis...

10-24-2012 02:28 AM

The newest lunberjock. - 27 replies

At 10:03 this morning my wife gave birth to a healthy 8lb 3oz baby boy; Ian Roth. Although his parents were happy to see him his sister had other thoughts. On the up side she can be distracted by cartoons. .

10-02-2012 11:43 PM

Vote my Instructables contest item; I need the grill! - 2 replies

Thanks to Kookaburra’s linking I was able to make a last minute entry into a instructables wood contest. Due to a lack of clamps I actually have 3 of the same rocking dinos in different stages of production along with last years finished sample which let me list one in the last 15minutes possible to do so. Contest is here http://www.instru...

09-27-2012 04:13 AM

Why are Irwin clamps so expensive? - 52 replies

I’ve been trying to beef up the clamp collection and fill in the spaces around the HF specials; one of the ways I was considering was the irwin clamp/spreader and nearly went into sticker shock. I bought a pair of 24” ones way back when they first came out and have been happy with them but my version doesn’t exactly exist anymo...

08-20-2012 03:11 AM

Carving american chestnut? - 4 replies

A local has a small chestnut trunk that he saved for me, it isn’t all that large for any serious sized projects, the trunk is about 14”x maybe 4’. The blight finally killed it so I’m getting that and one of the larger limbs. On the hardness scale it doesn’t rank all that high so would it be any good for figural carv...

08-11-2012 02:48 AM

Looking for a cross scroll saw pattern - 3 replies

I need a copy of a nice looking but basic cross to make, it is something I’d like to make for the occasional funeral. I’m not that good on the scroll saw and will only have a couple hours to actually cut it out but still want something nicer. So who has what or where can I find a recommended one?

07-22-2012 02:52 AM

Tiger wood shavings and farm animals, any issues? - 7 replies

I was given a fairly decent chunk of tiger wood to make a birdfeeder our of and was wondering if the sawdust is toxic to farm animals. One of the locals takes my sawdust for his two horses and chickens because I don’t use walnut. Anyone know if this stuff is safe to use for this purpose. It won’t be a future worry, turns out the stuf...

04-25-2012 04:13 PM

Apple wood pen turning blanks - 2 replies

I sliced these up about a month ago so they will still need to do a little more drying I’m sure. They’re about 1” to 7/8” square and about 6” long, a couple are a little over 5”. That should give more then enough to make a pen once milled down to the right size. I’d like to get 2.00 each plus shippin...

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