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01-27-2016 01:42 AM

In middle Georgia - 3 replies

I’m looking to do some green work like post and rung chairs would like to maybe get to know some folks in Georgia that’s got some advice on the riving process and body in ga do any riving

08-03-2013 01:47 PM

Mentor - 6 replies

Hey guys I have posted a few times and I am at the pinnacle of frustration! Trying to do some things on my own and not turning out that well. I am looking for someone who could possibly mentor me in squaring stock. I own a few hand planes, a couple of table saws, got one with a really nice fence but have no clue how to mount the aftermarket fenc...

07-29-2013 09:07 PM

Help - 3 replies

My name is Bryan and I was wondering if there were any wood turners near macon ga? I am looking to learn a few things? There was a turners club but I have tried to contact it by the number listed and the guy that answers says its the wrong number. Thanks for all replies

08-13-2012 08:53 PM

rousseau saw stand and DW 745 - 1 reply

I just got a new Rousseau saw stand for my DW745 table saw, it made my saw awesome, the fence is a t square fence made of steel and I would like to add a sacrifical face to it, can anyone help me out with this? any body got any pics of ideas?

08-13-2012 03:22 PM

Block Plane - 17 replies

I am looking to buy a decent block plane not sure what to get, used, new. I want the most versitiable one made. Not sure about low angle or standard, i like the Lie nielson one that they call a rabbet block dont like the price, just to many choices, also like the apron plane by lee valley I have no idea what t get help me out, if anyone has some...

07-23-2012 01:25 PM

Rockwell 34-348 - 4 replies

I just got this saw and looking for some help as to the proper upgrades. It runs very smooth but I would like to upgrade the fence any suggestions?

06-26-2012 09:11 PM

DW745 workstation - 0 replies

I got a few questions, I would like to build a workstation to set my DW745 table saw on. Also I would like to build it to increase rip capacity of the saw, any ideas would be great, pics even better. Im not sure how to do this I am assuming I would have to have some sort of aftermarket fence, any suggestions, thanks LJ’s

05-24-2012 04:26 AM

Turning Wood Help - 2 replies

Hey guys I live in Fort Valley Ga which is near Macon Ga. I am looking for someone who could give me a little instruction in woodturning, I would be glad to pay if need be,I have a few projects I want to work on just need a couple of hours with someone in the know. Shoot me an email at if you can help

02-10-2012 04:01 PM

Help me piece together a decent mixed bag chisel set - 4 replies

I want to piece together a decent mixed bag chisel set of good quality chisels. I was thinking about buying 2 brand new Lie Nielsons, but have no idea which 2 to get that will be most versittile. Do you guys have any suggestions by that I mean suggest 2 sizes on the lie nielsons, in other words if you only had 2 sizes of bevel edge chisels what ...

02-10-2012 03:55 PM

Wanting Bevel Edge chisels - 4 replies

I want to piece together a set of chisels. I am looking for really good quality in good working order send me what you have and the price

01-06-2012 06:16 AM

I got a new Shop and need help completing it - 15 replies

My shop is 20×25 with 8 foot celings and a concerete floor. I want to finish out the inside walls and celing. I also want to add a wood floor. What would you guys use for the insulation in the walls and celing, what would you use for the celing and walls, sheet roc, osb, plywood.. etc….

11-07-2011 09:46 PM

My Workbench Journey - 1 reply I felt this was to long to post in the forum. But its kinda a documentery of my love affair with wood, hand tools, and of course my workbench. Hope you enjoy and it helps others that are where I was a year ago.

11-02-2011 05:43 PM

New Old Tools - 1 reply

I would like to say a hardy thankyou to Dave up in colony NY, AKA Sikrap, for the recent tools that arrived on my doorstep yesterday. A Stanley #7, #5, & #4, a brace and set of auger bits with a Stanley #49 depth stop. The tools arrived flawless and in the promised order, great care was taken with the packing of the tools. I unpacked the box...

10-26-2011 05:53 AM

LJ gives me an outlet - 1 reply

Every single question I ever posted has been answered well except on on making my own handscrews. Just want to say thanks to all for all the help I get from you guys. Some of the greatest people I know are on LJs and I consider it a honor to know all of you and respect most of you greatly. I will also add that not only all my question are answer...

10-24-2011 07:10 PM

Wood Screws - 2 replies

Hey guys hope all is well today. I want to be able to make my own wooden screws for the vise on the workbench i am building but dont know what size to make them I was thinking about buying this kit or the other kit have a look and tell me what you think I am looking at the kit that is ...

10-22-2011 05:27 AM

Marking/Layout knife - 6 replies

What do you guys use for a marking knife? I have looked at a lot and was thinking I could make one out of an old buck brothers chisel I have What do you guys think

10-21-2011 05:31 PM

Want to buy a few old stanleys - 6 replies

Hey guys first off let me say that the information you guys provide and replys to my post are always perfect and are a great help. I am looking for a dealer of old stanley planes i found this site online. any of you have any experience dealing with Him. I am looking to buy a basic set of sta...

10-13-2011 05:28 AM

Possibily a stupid question - 3 replies

How long will a honing guide last? I have the Veritas MK.II and my theory is that if i use it on the stone to hone with the guide wheel will begin to wear leaving me with mystery angles? Is this just to much thought or what?

10-11-2011 10:49 PM

Scary Sharp - 18 replies

I just won a set of marples chisles made in england they are still in the package. I want to flatten the backs using the scary sharp system here are my questions. If you do not use scary sharp or dont like it please dont reply. What grit do I start with? Should it be wet/dry sandpaper?Where should I by this paper?Does it need to be adhesive b...

09-28-2011 04:09 AM

New Stuff - 3 replies

Here is a Pic of my new sharpening system now all I have to do is learn to use it. It is a veritas stone pound with a 800 grit stone and a 4000 stone with a Mk.II honing guide, the stones are JAP waterstones as of now they are in the pond submerged in water waiting for my set of narex chisels to come in tomorrow. So now what, gues I need...

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