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06-22-2015 06:56 PM

Trying to start over - 5 replies

Hi everyone,It’s been a year since I posted and several months since I even looked at this site. One year ago my wife of 30 years passed away. Then in March of this year I was let go from the company I worked for for 16 years. Last year I kind of lost my desire to work wood. I have now moved to Florida and I’m living in a travel trailer. When I ...

06-07-2014 11:42 PM

Doubble Stick Tape - 17 replies

This is really starting to pick me off!!!!I have tried 3 different brands of double stick tape and I have yet to find one that I can remove the backing from the tape without a lot of hassle. Today I was trying to tape 2 pieces together and it took me 15min. to get the backing off. I am totally frustrated with this Sh@#%T, Do any of you know of a...

03-09-2014 12:02 AM

Ridged Sander Help - 17 replies

Last year I bought the Ridged oscillating belt/spindle sander. Haven’t used all that much but I needed to this week and the sand paper sleeves are too lose on the rubber spindles. They will spin and go up and down but when I apply the slightest bit of pressure to the paper stops. The spindle still moves but no the paper. This is the sleeves tha...

11-21-2013 06:56 PM

Lost Part of a Finger - 37 replies

Let me start by saying that I have been woodworking for a little over 10 years. I had a minor kickback incident about 8 years ago that really opened my eyes. Ever since I have been extremely safety conscious and take all necessary precautions. As we all know everything in our shops can hurt us if you’re not paying attention. With that being said...

12-25-2012 06:38 PM

Serious About Sharpening - 47 replies

I don’t know why it took me so long but I figured out that I have to get serious about sharpening. I’m not much on hand tools. I have a set of Marples chisels and a couple of Stanly plans I got at Lowe’s. I picked up a cheap honing guide and a two faced oil stone from eagle America thinking that I was all set. Not so. I need a sharpening system....

12-13-2012 10:43 PM

End Grain Butcher Block Counter Top - 1 reply

We are remodeling our kitchen including granite counter tops. Our kitchen island which is 24” X 48” where we will be installing a Maple end grain butcher-block. This will be used as a cutting board a lot. Since this will be near the sink and have dishes, pots and pans etc. I decided to finish it with Waterlox. I wanted something more durable th...

11-21-2012 03:25 AM

Lacquer - 14 replies

The past year or so I have been using the Deft spray lacquer on some small projects. I have gotten to really like the stuff. However those spray cans can get expensive. I did a search on lacquer and there are so many options that it got real confusing. I don’t know what type of lacquer the Deft is but I would like to get some that is similar tha...

04-05-2012 01:09 AM

Good old woodworking, literally - 11 replies

If you get Woodshop News then you have read this. It’s the blog pot from A. J. Hamler. I thought it would be a good discussion.“They say memory is the second thing to go when you get older. Can’t recall what the first thing was, which is good, since I obviously don’t miss it.Those of us riding the aging demographic hump known as the ...

03-30-2012 02:07 AM

I'm in need - 7 replies

Hey everybody. As most of you know I make Adirondack furniture out of Western Red Cedar. The supplier I have been using the past few years may have gone out of business. He is not answering my emails or phone calls. So, I need a source of WRC. Since I’m in Vegas I need a lumber yard of sawmill located out west. I have done Google searches ...

03-17-2012 12:38 AM

Lazy Susan’s - 4 replies

I make lazy susan’s and I have seen pictures of them with gallery rails either all the way around them or split. I have done hours of Google searching trying to find these rails to no avail. Does anyone know where to buy them?Thanks.

02-27-2012 10:37 PM

Driving escutcheon pins - 10 replies

When I make some of my boxes I use small hasps that come with those little bitty nails or escutcheon pins. I use a pair of needle nose pliers and a small hammer to drive them. I’m not real good at this and was wondering if there is a better way. Is there just a thing as an escutcheon pin driver?Thanks,

02-18-2012 02:31 AM

I have Carpenter Bees - 19 replies

I have these carpenter bees in some of my Alder. They haven’t gotten into my Cedar or Maple yet. I was surprised because living here in Southern Nevada I didn’t think these bugs would survive here. I do get my wood from Oregon so they must have made the trip. Who wouldn’t want a free trip to Vegas? Anyway, does regular bug or hornet spry get ri...

02-16-2012 12:43 AM

Serving Tray Makers - 7 replies

I want to make a few serving trays and I have a question. How do you all make the oval handle cutouts? Do you do it free hand or is there a template that you make or buy?Thanks for the input.

01-30-2012 01:29 AM

Have you Ever? - 22 replies

Have you ever gone out to the shop and did nothing? I have. I when out to the shop today and I had nothing to do. I don’t have any projects to work on, I have cleaned, waxed and sharpened everything is sight last week so I just paced (which isn’t very far since my shop is only 12X16) and stood thinking about what I would do next. I have a lot of...

01-12-2012 03:33 AM

Do you have an emergence plan? I don’t. - 45 replies

I was out in the shop after I got out of work and I got to thinking. That’s a scary thought in itself. Anyway, I was thinking what would happen if I got hurt out here. My shop is a detached building outback. My wife and son are in the house watching TV, cooking dinner, playing video games, whatever. What if I got hurt and needed help? How could...

01-01-2012 01:53 AM

I don’t think there is an answer to this problem. - 42 replies

I have a Delta contractors saw that I have had for a few years now and it does what I want it to do. But the motor vibrates like crazy. So much so that it has even fallen off. I know that these saws are made to take the motor off for easy transport. I have taken the motor off and reinstalled it a dozen times aligned the pulleys per the manual bu...

12-26-2011 10:33 PM

Thank You All - 1 reply

First, Mary Christmas and Happy New Year. It is my wish that each and every one of the fine people at LJ’s has a joyous and prosperous 2012.Now for the thank you. I was asked to make a butcher-block cutting board that is 10” X 12” with a handle. That in itself is no big deal. However, I didn’t have enough wood milled to get the size I needed. I ...

09-10-2011 10:17 PM

What band saw fence? - 5 replies

I have a Delta 14” band saw. I got the Woodhaven band saw fence mainly for the circle cutting jig. The fence bolted right on and it’s a decent fence. When I started to get into some resawing this fence is limited and difficult to adjust for drift. So the question is, what’s a good resaw fence system that will fit my Delta saw?

09-08-2011 05:57 AM

Sometimes sale just find you. - 2 replies

About 4 years ago I sold 2 folding Adirondack chairs to some very good friends of ours. We spent the Labor Day weekend with them at their cabin in the AZ. Mountains and they have the chairs on their deck up there. They had some other friends come up and they fell in love with the chairs. We all got talking and I sold 2 regular chairs with foot r...

07-19-2011 01:27 AM

Orange Peel - 5 replies

What makes water based poly orange peel? How do you fix it? Or can you?

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