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09-16-2010 06:47 AM

Ambonya Burl Veneer Sheets - 3 replies

Does anyone know of a good source for sheets of this species? I have a credenza coming up and my client has expressed alot of interest in Ambonya Burl. So far Ive only turned up small box lid size pieces. I need something like a few 2’x8’ sheets. Atleast for the price check to see if this is doable.Thank You

08-08-2010 07:29 AM

My blogging of the toils but the fruits of builing your own work bench, - 0 replies

Hi everyone-I tried blogging about this here about a month ago under My 21st bench i think. I found I reached more people than on my own, the software setup for one to blog here wasnt as user=friendly as what you get from plain ole BlogSpot. Well if you are interested in seeing bench with wood from homedepot come to togother as if it never came...

07-30-2010 10:32 PM

Ideas Please... - 1 reply

Whats the best method for framing out a room that is all cynder block? I really dont enjoy hammering masonry nails other than maybe one or two. Ive heard about some power nailer but wanted to gather some ideas before spending any money. Ive got to frame in 2×4 so I can go back over those with sheetrock or something. Thanks

07-22-2010 10:22 PM

Tills on the side? - 8 replies

I was curious as to what most of you thought about a till being at the face vise side of your bench. Ive not seen this very option very much, maybe there is a reason i dont know. Has anyone added this to thier bench wished they hadnt? Wish they had? Id love to hear about this as Im approaching this phase of my own bench. Thanks

07-07-2010 05:00 PM

Try not to pinch the spinning saw blade - 9 replies

I found those pics on a old flash drive and thought Id share some gore with you all. This accident happened on my birthday two years ago. In 15 years I had never even had the saw “jump” at me much less kick back. So this my formula for injury. Complacency+Fatigue+Stupidity= 23 years of serious guitar playing down the ...

07-01-2010 06:23 AM

My favorite way to waste my time, energy and brain cells - 14 replies

About a week or so ago I posted a sketch up joint to enlist some thoughts on the best way to go about securing this joint. This project was intended to be a mission style entertainment center. Now about 2 weeks ago these folks called me to inquire about my services. They said they heard my name through my local woodworking guild, Greenville Wood...

06-23-2010 07:32 AM

Joinery Ideas??? - 16 replies

Im stuck here and thought maybe someone could offer a idea. This drawing is of a Stickley entertainment center where my client has given me tons of freedom on design, but wants me to stay close to the Stickley style. Anyway most of my work is done with hand tools, and I dont own a plate joiner or anything like that. In the past Ive used nail...

06-21-2010 12:12 AM

Happy Fathers Day! - 3 replies

Earlier this year I came to many of you in a request for prayers for my son Andrew Thomas. He had surgery to remove his tiny but failing appendix, and is 100% now. Many of you are Fathers like me, and even though I dont personally know anyone of you, still Happy Fathers Day! Drew with his discovery of why being a boy is the most fun. Hope...

06-16-2010 09:55 PM

Rice Paper, Mica Shade, Art paper Shade? - 5 replies

Do any of you know of a link concerning any of the above materials? Im designing some lighting, and a divider and was curious were to find these items. I dont think Home Depot or Lowes carry them anymore….

06-09-2010 06:41 PM

If you like Hand Tools, this site is AWESOME. - 8 replies

Many of you may have already heard of this site. I just discovered it, and was blown away by the information featured.

06-04-2010 06:31 AM

Bench Grinder - 3 replies

In David Fincks book on Making wooden planes( excellent book btw) there is a shot of a old singel wheel grinder that is powered by hand. Anyone know about who is making those still?

06-04-2010 06:29 AM

Has anyone tried the Veritas Dovetail Saw? - 5 replies

Since it is half the price of the Lie-neilsen I was wondering why. Veritas just being good to us? Anyone who has bought used , please let me know likes or dislikes.Thanks!John

05-23-2010 05:15 PM

New Domain, and a blog - 1 reply

Its been a couple of months since Ive logged onto LJ. Ive spent the last month and a half completely remodeling my house(alone) and push all of my work back one month. Well now its time to get back to work, and I wanted to share my updated website. I had recently dropped the “Fine American Woodworking” to just Thomas Woodworker. The ...

03-25-2010 12:19 AM

Dimensions for Colt 1911 Gun Box - 4 replies

Ive been commissioned to build this box but cant talk my wife into letting me buy one so I can fit it precisely. So Im reaching out to see if anyone can point me to a site that has this information, or has built one or something similar. Thanks!John

01-29-2010 06:16 AM

Humidors- Hardwood vs. Veneer - 5 replies

Im looking for some feedback concerning this debate. Ive tried both methods, and havent gotten any negative feedback for either. The negatives I usually have read go like this: Solid wood doesnt hold up as long as a veneer/mdf/spanish cedar style. The negative for veneer-Veneering a humidor sends a false message to the potential client because t...

01-16-2010 01:17 AM

My Little Lumber Jock Returns Home! - 12 replies

Thank every last one of you for prayers for my son. He is coming home today!

01-14-2010 12:03 AM

Prayer for my furture Lumber Jock cont. - 12 replies

Thank you so much for your prayers, those of you who responded to my first forum. My son (Drew) is still in the hospital and looks like theres a abcess. He will undergo another procedure to get rid of the infection, so please keep lifting him up. This is the hardest thing Ive ever endured, and Im sure I can speak for my boy as well. Thank you al...

01-10-2010 06:58 PM

Pray for my little future Lumber Jock - 48 replies

Hello everyone-Im a firm believer in prayer. I dont know any of you personally but do know that when two or more gather in His name, prayers are answered. So Im using this method as a way to strengthen the numbers of those who do pray, and would be willing to think of my son. His name is Drew, he is three years old and yesterday had his appendix...

01-08-2010 04:45 PM

Calling All Box Makers! - 2 replies

Here are two sites that Ive found to be “outside the box” pun intended. Hope you enjoy If youve got some to share please post!

01-08-2010 04:42 PM

Who knows the best way to quarter match veneer? - 4 replies

Ive seen several books on this topic, and have tried my hand at it a few times but still can never get this right. Ive made a shooting board jig that ok, not great. Im just not a good jig designer. Anyways Im reaching out to someone who is good with veneer, and can take a piece, cut it, to make a diamond pattern with the grain.

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