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|1384 days ago||
Hardening Oil - 8 replies
I built a US Postal mail truck bank with the plans from Rockler as a Christmas gift for my grandson.The plans call for a hardening oil finish to be wiped on.What would you recommend as a good hardening oil to use ?I would prefer that the finish has a satin like look to it. Thanks for any ideas you have to recommend, Lisa
|1490 days ago||
20,000 Lumberjocks Day 12 ? - 5 replies
Did I miss the day twelve- today’s random winner post ?I am not finding it.Anyone know what happened ? Lisa
|1559 days ago||
Minimum Thickness for End Grain - 30 replies
I have a customer who is asking me to make butcher block for her bar island.She thinks it is 4’ x 6’. My plan is to make this in four sections then glue up those for sections for the complete top.Purpleheart and hard maple, end grain.It is going to sit on a 3/4” ply base, and be edge trimmed.There are cabinets under the base. ...
|1580 days ago||
Craigslook / list - 3 replies
Craigslist today. The site is really Craigslook, it does a nationwide posting of Craigslist WORK SHARP 3000 – $125 (Northville, MI) $125.00 BRAND NEWGrizzly 1023L 3HP Table Saw – $600 (Chesapeake, Va)“Delta 12 planer – $100 (Pataskala, Ohio) Just thought I would share these great buysfor my fellow LJ’s…....
|1594 days ago||
Off Label Use of Tools - 53 replies
I was thinking about this today as I used my screwdriver drill bit for a countersink.(Hey, it worked…so what’s the big deal…it was loaded and I needed to countersink beforeplanting the screws in pine.)What have you used a tool for that it wasn’t supposed to be used for ? Lisa
|1599 days ago||
Ever used anti tarnish cloth ? - 15 replies
I had a request for a jewelry box with anti tarnish cloth liner. I found a few sites that sell it, but was curious if anyone has any experience with this product ? Lisa
|1612 days ago||
Cutting Board Feet - 15 replies
I have a few large end grain cutting boards in the works.They are approx 17×11 x 1 1/2.I am curious what others have used for feet on the bottom of the board ? Where do you get them ? AndHow many ? Four corners and the center ? I have looked a few places, but not too sure about what to use. Thanks for helping, Lisa
|1623 days ago||
Birthday Gloat - 34 replies
I hate to tell people it’s my birthday (tomorrow), but I got the best gift ever from my husband. I am in LOVE, and I’m glad I have my husband too. LOLI can’t wait to give it a go, anything special I should know about this tool ? INCRA Miter Gauge 1000HD
|1714 days ago||
Danish Oil - 13 replies
Just got in from Home Depot (went to get a snow shovel), and they had Watco Danish Oil on closeout.Original price $7.99 marked down to $1.90 in any finish color. I grabbed several for myself. I am not sure if this is just my local store price drop, or everywhere. Worth checking it out if you get a chance. Lisa
|1732 days ago||
Coloring Wood Glue - 14 replies
This may sound totally absurd, but I’ll give it a go.I have cut out a fish shaped cutting board on my band saw. Think food safe products. The two curved cuts down the center of the fish (I left them open to show better), I would like to have a colored stripe. I cut a very thin piece of purpleheart strip, but when sandwiched together...
|1804 days ago||
New England LJ Picnic - 3 replies
Hey all you fellow NE LJ’s how was the picnic, and what did I miss? Lisa
|1811 days ago||
Clamping Pressure - 34 replies
I was reading in one of the woodworking magazines that too much clamping pressure can cause a glue starved joint. I read through the article twice and it gave no tips on how much pressure should be applied. I have been noticing that some of my cutting boards are lacking a solid glue line. I kept saying to myself, ” I had plenty of squee...
|1863 days ago||
What do I do now? - 13 replies
In searching for new ideas for cutting boards, I saw Larry’s blog for glue up of a woven boardhttp://lumberjocks.com/degoose/blog/8789and Tony’s blog for making a woven boardhttp://lumberjocks.com/Tikka/blog/1878I thought I was all set to tackle this project. I used sapele edged with walnut and hard maple. Aside form the obvious mist...
|1909 days ago||
Spammers - 5 replies
I would pay membership if that’s what it would take to get rid of these people !! To be given to the donation fund of course. Lisa
|1916 days ago||
Drum Sander - 9 replies
Has anyone purchased or have any opinions on the StockRoom “V” Drum Sander ? Here is the link- http://www.stockroomsupply.com/V_Drum_Sander.php It looks like an affordable way to get myself a sander. The kit costs between $205 and $330 depending on the size, and I can build the unit to my own shop needs. Thanks for looking, ...
|1919 days ago||
Summer LJ contest - 3 replies
I am new to LJ’s and like I’ve read am becoming addicted. So I noticed under the contest topics the there is a winter and summer contest that has been going on for the past three years. Can anyone give me more info? Like when the rules and subject are usually posted ? I was just curious, I don’t want to miss it. Lisa
|1927 days ago||
Rockwell 9" Contractor's Saw - 4 replies
A friend of mine has a BIL that passed away and he had a cabinetmaker shop. She asked if I was interested in any of his tool and gave me pics. He had a Rockwell 9” contractor’s table saw. I can’t find any info on this saw, but wanted to know if this is something I should be interested in? or if I should keep saving for my Griz...