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24 hours ago

Box hinges - 12 replies

I sure would appreciate some information on sources for box hinges with stops. I don’t have a problem with using the brusso hinges on the more expensive boxes but there is no way to justify them on the less expensive boxes. Thanks in advance for the info. helluvawreck aka Charles

24 days ago

I have just updated my workshop page. - 14 replies

I have just updated my workshop page and hope to complete it by tomorrow afternoon so please take a look. Thanks, helluvawreck aka Charles

162 days ago

What a great time to sit by the fire and look at woodworking books and magazines. - 27 replies

With the snow in North Georgia this morning it’s a great time to just sit in my armchair in front of the fireplace and look through my collection of books and magazines for project and design ideas. My wife and one of my daughters are also with me. helluvawreck aka Charles

426 days ago

Legalese trumps all other languages. - 11 replies

Title is self explanatory. helluvawreck aka Charles

434 days ago

Skill - 16 replies

Lumberjocks!!! If you use it you improve it. If you don’t use it you loose it. If you’ve quit you’ve lost it because you’ve given up.

442 days ago

What do you think about G8749 Drum / Flap Sander and Accessories? - 5 replies

Is the G8749 a good sander to have for Intarsia and similar crafts? I also have a Jet oscillating spindle sander. Where do you get the finer grit sanding sleeves and flaps/brushes (220, 320 and above)? Thanks in advance for your help. helluvawreck aka Charles

527 days ago

I've Just Put a Link to the Full Film About Ben's Mill - 1 reply

I have just put a link on Sprucegums thread to where you can see the full film about Ben’s Mill. The full film is about twice as long as the first. The second half shows Been building a heavy duty horse sled for another farmer. Here's the link back to Sprucegums thread where I put the link to the full film. Enjoy, I know I did. hellu...

532 days ago

Speaking of Shops - Take a Look at Chiefwoodworker's Shop - I love it - 8 replies

Chiefwoodworker is a fellow Lumberjock and I have looked his shop over many times since I began to plan my own. I love his shop and he builds beautiful furniture as well. His shop is only 30’ x 30’ but looks much bigger. He has a drawing of his layout and also about 187 pictures of what he does in his shop. He’s very impressive...

532 days ago

My New Shop's Electrical System - What do you think? - 46 replies

After I get my 30’ x 30’ shop dried in I plan on sheeting the inside with plywood. I like to be able to use nails and screws to hang stuff where ever I want to. I’m planning on installing a 200 AMP service (not 3 phase) to the shop that is completely separate of the house. I will mount the box on the surface of the interior ply...

539 days ago

Been to the cellar room 3 times today - tornado warnings. - 20 replies

More tornadoes here. I’ve learned not to mess with tornadoes. When we hear the warning siren my wife and I don’t take chances. We go outside around the corner of our house, open the storm doors, and go down the steps into the cellar room (10’ x 10’) 7’ under the house. I’ve gone down there 3 times today. My wi...

545 days ago

I May Be Going Daffy - I Just Ordered a Complete Setup for My Lathe - 37 replies

Like I said, I may be going daffy. I’ve had people warn me about getting into turning. They’ve said you’ll be sorry. They’ve said you’ll get hooked. Well, we’ll see. I just ordered, two chucks, a drill chuck for my tailstock, a faceplate, a couple of books, and a DVD, and a set of turning tools. It will all be...

593 days ago

Maybe the oldest surviving woodworking shop? - 5 replies

I just went to the FWW website and noticed this article. I thought some of you might be interested. Here's another article. helluvawreck aka Charles

707 days ago

I apologize for the last two post on global warming. I was not aware of the new rules. - 183 replies

Welcome, Nathan, ya’ll have a great site. I want to apologize about posting today, in the last hour or so, on the thread about global warming. I have’nt participated as much as I normally do during the last week or so. I have posted on a few projects only because I have just been really busy. Because I have been very busy I did...

731 days ago

Lumberjocks, I need a source for 6" X 48" sanding belts in 250 to 320 grit belts. - 10 replies

Lumberjocks, I need a good source for good but affordable 6” X 48” 250, 280, and 320 grit sanding belts. Do you know of such a source where they stock it and allow you to buy 1 or 2 pieces of each or a combination of a half dozen mixed grits? If they also stock the lower grits but allow you to mix the grits I could buy 1 dozen at a t...

750 days ago

I'm a Yankee Doodle Dandee, Born On the Fouth of July - 25 replies

One of the things that I always like to do on my birthday, usually in the morning, is watch and listen to James Cagney singing Yankee Doodle Dandy. I don’t know what it’s really called but this ones for you fine folks so Happy Birthday, America and God Bless. I hope you all have a safe and happy fourth. helluvawreck aka Charleshtt...

763 days ago

Beautiful Woodwork in the Mancaves of 15 Famous Men - 7 replies

Take a look at these. “The shop is just through those doors. This is just where I come to relax.” helluvawreck

802 days ago

Best Way to Apply a Watco Danish Oil Finish With Topcat? Links to Good Tutorial? - 15 replies

Most of you know that I’m not an advanced craftsman. I have been making some mitered corner craftsman boxes with with keys in the corners for a couple of months and I want to put a Watco Danish Oil Finish with a topcoat on them. I sand my boxes to 320. I apply the Danish Oil and after 15 minutes I wipe excess off and apply a second coat. T...

814 days ago

Can someone help me recover a lost post? - 10 replies

For the last 30 minutes I was making an important post where someone had asked for some help. I accidentally hit some key or something and lost every word in my post. I know – I should have been saving it myself in case this happened. Well I didn’t. I noticed a note just below the posting window that said that my last draft was save ...

847 days ago

Check Out This Shop. - 69 replies

Lumberjocks, checkout this guys shop. It’s really nice and neat. Be sure to see the thumbs below the first picture. helluvawreck

856 days ago

Grizzly G1014ZX Combination Belt/ Disc Sander ? Your Opinion Please. - 37 replies

I have decided that I need some sort of sander for sanding small boxes and other small projects/parts. I have looked at the heavier machines and I just can’t afford them. Actually, the price of this one is about the absolute limit of my budget right now. I have considered purchasing one of the small units at the big box stores but have com...

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