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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 board Tony’s blog for making a woven board 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- 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...

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