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1514 days ago

"Woodsculpting" on DIY channel - 4 replies

Is this a new show, or am I late to the party again? I caught this yesterday on tv, there was a very talented fellow in Louisiana, harvesting and carving cypress knees. He made his own carving knives from old straight razors. He made carving look easy. I hope it is a new show, it looks like a good one.

1519 days ago

Mocking bird blues - 8 replies

This might be normal, but it’s odd to me. I have a mockingbird near my house, and he sings at all hours. I was up at 3:30 Am today, and he was chirping his head off. I hear him every night when I get home from work at 12:30 AM. Don’t get me wrong, I think it’s cool. All is dead quiet, except for him. Not even an occasional ...

1551 days ago

Powermatic delivery problem - 4 replies

Back in early February 2010, Powermatic put their PM 1200 air cleaner on sale. I went to a local retailer and purchased one. After 3 weeks I was told it would not be shipped until April 20, 2010. Now they say it won’t ship until June 2010. Here’s a link to it. http://lumberjocks.com/reviews/721 Am I the only one to have t...

1610 days ago

Searching craigslist - 6 replies

2 ways to go here. This one: http://craigslist-search.blogspot.com/ searches all of craigslist. This one: http://www.searchtempest.com/ lets you choose how far from home to look.

1625 days ago

Biesemeyer Blade Guard System - 3 replies

My Unisaw was a craigslist purchase, and this was a part of that. It is still in the box. I got a good deal on this, and am willing to pass this good deal onto someone who will use it. It has sat on the shelf since I brought it home, and I have no immediate plans for it. I am open to all offers, sale or trade. I would prefer to deal locally, thi...

1626 days ago

Tags for videos? - 4 replies

There sure is a lot of video blogs here. Is there any way to do a search? If there is already, thanks for pointing it out.

1636 days ago

How it's made - 4 replies

The Science Channel has been having a “How it’s made” marathon for a few days now, and I’m a happy guy. They could have a How it’s made channel, and I’d be cool with that. I have learned a lot, picked up some ideas, sometimes see people that make me think that my job isn’t so bad.

1639 days ago

Spindle steady rest - 4 replies

I’m in the midst of a project, and need a spindle steady. I’ve seen a lot of homemade, and they look good. I’m thinking of buying instead of making, but all thoughts are appreciated. The only 2 that I have seen commercially made are the Oneway and Woodcraft. I have never used one. For a Jet 12 -20. Thanks!

1657 days ago

Neat old bandsaw - 1 reply

Not mine, but it’s tempting. http://richmondin.craigslist.org/tls/1542907785.html

1665 days ago

Question for a lumbergeek ? - 13 replies

I see in a lot of posts that people insert a link to another web page into their reply. I know how to cut and paste the link, but they always seem to be about 187 characters long. The cyber savvy out there know how to make that link one word. It will be a different color than the rest of the text. I think it’s hypertext. I’m on th...

1698 days ago

Can anyone identify this? - 19 replies

I think it’s a piece of root, but it could be a piece of burl. I’m thinking root because it has no bark. It weighs 2 lbs. 11.4 oz. It’s greatest length is 9 inches, greatest thickness is 4.5 inches. I’m open to suggestions for how to use it best. Thanks to all!

1702 days ago

Where there's smoke theres... - 1 reply

fortunately nothing. But I spent a few hours worrying about it. I had a piece of mahogany and a piece of walnut,finished sizes 8×8 x 3 and 2.5×2.5×5. The mahogany is a bowl blank, the walnut for 2 glue blocks. I was done with the mahogany, but things got smoky cutting the walnut. There must be 8 inches of sawdust down in my saw c...

1712 days ago

Blog search? - 8 replies

Is there a way to search the blogs, similar to searching the projects? Projects are sorted by tags, even a dummy like me can find stuff that way. There’s a lot of real good info in those blogs. Thanks!

1752 days ago

Craft in America on PBS - 7 replies

This is a great series. It makes me wish I had talent and the time to devote to it. It is inspiring! If you’re not watching it, try to make some time for it.

1769 days ago

OWWM band saw - 4 replies

I wish I had room for this. It’s on the Cincinnati, Ohio craigslist. http://cincinnati.craigslist.org/atq/1386480380.html

1836 days ago

Deadly lathe accident - 11 replies

http://www.flamboroughreview.com/news/article/267516 This could have been me yesterday. A piece about 2” x 2” 10” flew off the lathe and knocked off my faceshield. No harm done. It had a crack inside and broke up.

1879 days ago

Harvesting wood - pith questions - 2 replies

For about 6 months now I have been getting free wood, in the form of storm damaged and unwanted trees and firewood. I have been processing some of it into bowl and spindle blanks, and would like to get some boards out of it as well. Here’s what I’ve been doing. When cutting logs into blanks, the first cuts remove the pith or place th...

1893 days ago

Woodpile - 7 replies

This is one more example of what my woodworking lacks – imagination.

1898 days ago

I wonder if these guys are hiring? - 5 replies

These guys were hired to install the steel pillars in concrete. The pillars are barriers to prevent vehicles from hitting the building.

1898 days ago

One tough little dogwood - 7 replies

I’d hate to be around when that little tree gets rolled over. I don’t know the people, but this house is around the corner from mine.

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