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10 days ago

Clock works - 9 replies

Not sure if I posted this in the right category,hope so. Does anyone have a good source on small battery clock works? My girlfriend is making small craft type clocks and looking for a place to get them. She would prefer a good quality made in America product. Thanks Doug

12 days ago

Spalted wood - 3 replies

Hello Jocks, has anyone ever tried to spalt their own lumber? I have read some articles about doing this and it seems fairly simple. Does dried lumber work or does it need to be newly cut down wood? How long does the process take? Thanks in advance. Doug

32 days ago

Problem with my Jet combination jointer/planner - 2 replies

I purchased a combination Jet jointer/planner in Aug. this past year. When I 1st started planning with it I was taking too much off in 1 pass, motor got hot and shut down. But yesterday I was planning some Blood wood taking very shallow cuts and the motor got hot and shut down again. I let it cool down and just started it up again. Without eve...

416 days ago

copper lay - 6 replies

Here I go thinking again, hope I don’t hurt myself. Have any of you done any inlay work in copper as the inlay? I was thinking about using copper powder or granuales like I have used Turquoise. I am looking for a source if anyone can help. Thanks Doug

421 days ago

Delta Jointer - 4 replies

I saw a Delta X5 jointer on Craigs list for sale. Does anyone know how long the bed is? And if you own one what do you think about the preformence. I really would like an 8” jointer but they are a lot more money and have not seen a used one here locally on Craigs list. Thanks Doug

460 days ago

SuperMax drum sander - 1 reply

Hello to all you LJ’s. I have been looking to buy a small drum sander and keep checking Craigs list with no luck. There is a fairly new one on the market by SuperMax and the story I got from my local tool supplier is two of the guys behind the company are from the original Preformax group. Has anyone here purchased one of these units? The ...

475 days ago

Turquoise inlay - 4 replies

I have finally taken the plunge and did some Turquoise inlay in some rustic Walnut in a box I am making. This rustic Walnut has some checks and small voids which I filled with 30 minute epoxy and Turquoise. I have two questions for all of you experts in Turquoise inlay. Should the epoxy be in a liquid form and actually pour it into the voids, t...

481 days ago

Padauk - 6 replies

I have another wood question concerning Padauk. I love the orange color of fresh cut or planed Padauk, but after time it turns to a dark color. Is there any thing I can do to keep it from turning a dark color and keep the orange coloring. Thanks

484 days ago

Cocobolo - 6 replies

Hello fellow LJ’s. I have taken the plunge and bought some Cocobolo to incorporate into to my box making. Having never work with this beautiful wood before, do any of you have any tips or tricks you care to pass on to me. Thanks in advance and Merry Christmas to all of you. Doug

490 days ago

Shop Fox Jointers - 5 replies

I am looking to buy a jointer not sure if I am going 6” or 8” yet. Have any Lumber Jocks had any experience with the Shop Fox brand? My local tool supplier carries Shop Fox and has for 4-5 years and they are very happy with them.

549 days ago

What is Ambrosia Maple? - 19 replies

Hi fellow Lumberjocks, a question, about Ambrosia Maple. I live in western Montana and have a very limited source of hardwood suppliers. I have seen over time many of you have made wood projects from Ambrosia Maple. I asked my local hardwood dealer about this and he has never heard of it. Is there another name for this wood? Its a beautiful wood...

774 days ago

Exotic hardwood dowels - 5 replies

Hello fellow lumberjocks. Does anyone know where I can buy exotic hardwood dowels? Thanks Doug

856 days ago

Round mirrors - 2 replies

Hello fellow woodworkers at Lumberjocks. I would like to know if anyone has a suggestion on where I can purchase a quanity of 5” round beveled mirrors. I am making wood hand held mirrors. I am looking to buy around 25 of them. Thanks Doug

1066 days ago

Dowels - 5 replies

Good morning, its a beautiful day in Montana. Do any of you LJ members know where I can get exotic hardwood dowels? I see suppliers have domestic dowels, Cherry, Walnut etc. but no exotics. Any help will be appriciated. Thanks Fisherdoug

1070 days ago

Rock inlay - 1 reply

I would like to add some small chips of coral or malachite to some boxes I am making as an accent. I have never attempted this before and not sure how to proceed. One thought was to rout a groove in some fashion, put the chips in and fill with resin. When the resin is cured sand and finish the box in my normal fashion. Has anyone in the LJ world...


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