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09-30-2015 01:47 PM

Need Identification of Hardware - 7 replies

Hi, All,I ran across these odd items while going through a recently acquired collection of old-school hardware. I thought I knew me hardware pretty well, but these have me scratching my head. I think they are some sort of wood connector spike, but I’m not sure. Any thoughts?

09-10-2015 02:08 PM

Did'ja know ??? - 7 replies

I visited the lumber area at the local Home Depot yesterday, where I encountered a cart sitting in the middle of the aisle with some wood stock that looked much different from the usual. A closer inspection revealed it to be walnut! I flagged down an Orange Shirt and he told me “Yes, we are starting to carry walnut and hickory. It...

03-09-2015 01:41 PM

Banding Tool for Turning - 0 replies

Check this wonderful tool out here: http://lumberjocks.com/handsawgeek/blog/51594

02-26-2015 02:16 PM

Shop Built Depth Gauge - 4 replies

See the story here:http://lumberjocks.com/handsawgeek/blog/50321

02-23-2015 03:53 PM

Pyrography Projects - 3 replies

Hi, All, This past weekend, I was going through some boxes of photos at home and found some good pics of a number of pygrography pieces I had made back in the 1990s. I have updated my Projects Page with these new-found photos. Some of these projects were posted previously on the page, but the pics I had available were quite inferior...

02-20-2015 02:12 PM

Poor Man's Center Finder Tool - 1 reply

View this wonderfully made, state of the art, shop-cobbled accessory here…http://lumberjocks.com/handsawgeek/blog/49673

02-13-2015 03:29 PM

Anyone experienced with Ramelson carving tools from Woodcraft? - 3 replies

Hi, All, The next project in the handsawgeek workshop is a piece of furniture (a long hall table) that I hope to embellish with some relief carving on the aprons. Since this will be my first foray into carving, I thought it might be a good idea to get some basic carving tools. As with everything else in my shop, funds are limited. I ...

02-09-2015 03:31 PM

Has anyone here done much furniture building with Alder? - 18 replies

Hi, All, My next project calls for a wood that is suited for furniture frame and turned parts. I’ve never tried Alder before, but from what I have read it works very nicely and takes a stain very well. I would very much like to hear what the pros and cons of this wood type might be.Thanks.

01-26-2015 02:20 PM

Really weird cloud that woodworkers might appreciate... - 7 replies

Yesterday, while out and about, I noticed this very unusual cloud formation west of Castle Rock, Colorado, and had to snap a photo. Very reminiscent of a wood screw or a spiral spindle.I’d like to get a meteorologist to explain the mechanics of this one! Have a great Monday!

01-20-2015 08:41 PM

Ramped Shooting board: Is it necessary? - 10 replies

Hi, All,I’m planning on building a shooting board in the next couple of weeks, and I have to ask the million dollar question: Is a ramped guide board necessary, or does a flat guide board work just fine?I’ve read a number of conflicting opinions about this subject. Some argue that a flat guide board will wear the plane sole down ov...

08-21-2014 08:06 PM

Collectibles vs. Users - 10 replies

Last Spring, I picked up this pair of vintage Stanley try squares at a local yard sale. The larger of the two went straight to the handsawgeek workshop as a user. The other resides in my ‘collector’ display cabinet. Only because of the presence of a complete intact sticker on the handle. These are hard to find in the ...

07-31-2014 02:22 PM

New to forum - 9 replies

Hi, All,I just joined LJ this morning. I will likely be hanging around the hand tool forum most of the time. I’ve been lurking for awhile and finally took the plunge.


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