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|28 days ago||
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...
|359 days ago||
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....
|371 days ago||
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...
|393 days ago||
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...
|623 days ago||
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 ...
|629 days ago||
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 ...
|642 days ago||
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.
|661 days ago||
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,
|670 days ago||
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...
|672 days ago||
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.
|689 days ago||
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...
|707 days ago||
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...
|718 days ago||
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...
|724 days ago||
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 ...
|831 days ago||
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?
|833 days ago||
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...
|884 days ago||
Orange Peel - 5 replies
What makes water based poly orange peel? How do you fix it? Or can you?
|886 days ago||
Danish Oil not drying. - 21 replies
I’m refinishing an end table and I matched the color by using golden oak Danish oil. It has been sitting for 24 hours and the oil is still not dry. I’ve never run into this before. Is it because I sealed the wood with shellac sanding sealer? If that’s the case do I just leave it alone?
|891 days ago||
Help with Color - 5 replies
A friend asked me to refinish this end table. It won’t take much work but I need to match the color. The cloest color I could find on the net was Hood’s light fruitwood stain. What do you all think?Thanks,
|918 days ago||
What wood smells like pepper? - 9 replies
I bought a couple of the cutting board kits the Woodcraft had on sale for $20 bucks. They were OK but the thing that bothered me most is that there was not a list of what woods were in the kit. Some of the woods I could identify but others I couldn’t. One of them smells like pepper. Even after the butcher block oil was applied and cured it still...