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|02-06-2016 03:41 AM||
Garage workshop design - 11 replies
Does anyone have any idea if there is a software or site that I can get ideas for my garage workshop? I have to share a 2 car garage with storage and the laundry machines and am having a hard time figuring out a good solution for keeping the space organized. Thanks in advance!
|01-29-2016 05:44 AM||
Hand plane restoration (Wards Master) - 4 replies
I purchased a no. 4 Wards Master hand plane which feels and looks like it was made by Stanley on ebay… I paid $9 plus shipping for this. I spent a bit of time working the plane and sharpening the iron… now it’s cutting perfect shavings. Getting the sole true took no effort whatsoever… once the rus...
|01-20-2016 03:20 AM||
Maves hand plane - 5 replies
A friend of mine is giving me a hand plane, and I’ve never heard of the brand before. Has anyone seen one of these before and can offer any information on it?
|01-07-2016 02:09 AM||
Modular workbench / outfeed table - 4 replies
I have a fairly small area and as most woodworkers know I’ll never have as much room as I want. My idea is to build an outfeed table that can also function for several other tools. My idea is to have it able to put my miter saw on and have the tables edges level with the saw bed and a way to add temporary fences. I also would like to ...
|01-03-2016 06:15 AM||
Veneer bubbling on refinish project - 5 replies
My father is refinishing a piece of furniture which is about 100 years old. He said he cleaned off all of the old finish, sanded it lightly and applied polyurethane. He said he put it in front of the room heater and when he came back the next day the veneer was bubbling up in several areas. First , does anyone have any idea what might cause t...
|01-03-2016 06:09 AM||
Any solution for preventing doors from slamming? - 46 replies
Hello folks… I’m having a bit of a problem with my teen boy slamming his bedroom door when he gets upset. My current situation is temporarily fixed by removing his door, and tomorrow he is going to learn how to patch drywall where the doorknob hit it. As for long term solutions, does anyone know if there is a product that wi...
|07-11-2015 03:40 AM||
Help with my small shop dilemma - 11 replies
I moved into this house about 3 years ago, and I honestly haven’t had much time to do any woodworking since we’ve been here. I just switched jobs, and will have more time now. My problem is my garage workshop. It’s a 2 car garage, but I have to share it with the laundry and storage. I am thinking about building a large ...
|08-23-2014 04:22 PM||
deciding what Router to buy for table - 28 replies
Hello everyone,It’s been quite some time since I’ve been active here, and the only reason is how busy I have been over the past couple of years. I’ve deployed a couple of times, and I bought a house last year… between work and the new house, I’ve had very little time to get into the workshop. Actually the workshop...
|12-15-2013 01:57 AM||
Miter Saw decision time... compare and contrast - 30 replies
Hello folks… it’s been quite some time since I have been on LJ, but I not long ago returned from about 10 months deployment to the Persian Gulf, then when I returned bought a new house, and have been trying to get it settled in.Now that I have finally got some time to start doing things around the house, I still need to finish settin...
|05-01-2013 01:23 AM||
Segmented Project Planner software - 6 replies
Hello everyone… i’ve returned finally after an 8 month deployment to the Persian Gulf. Now that I am home, I can get started on all the projects I dreamed up over those many months away from home. First on my planning board is a segmented vessel. I’ve got a preliminary drawing I want to go off of, but I would also like ...
|05-13-2012 06:43 PM||
Largest Wood Stockpile in the World - 2 replies
saw this today… can you imagine how many cutting boards we could get out of this LOL… http://gizmodo.com/5909847/you-have-never-seen-so-much-wood-in-your-entire-life/
|05-05-2012 03:05 AM||
bandsaw problems - 7 replies
I have the Ridgid 14” bandsaw, and I am having some fairly serious issues. The upper wheel is hitting the tracking adjustment mechanism, and is causing it to lose tracking, and is binding the wheel. I have tried shimming the upper wheel out with a washer, but it isn’t working. The adjustment portion is still hitting the edge of ...
|04-14-2012 06:03 PM||
Make oak look more like cherry? - 12 replies
I have been commissioned to build a small craft table for someone I work with, and She wants it to have a Cherry finish. We have agreed that the best bet is to use plywood for the carcass and top to cut down on overall costs. She has also mentioned she absolutely hates pine, and wants it with something else. I don’t want to spend more...
|03-27-2012 05:52 PM||
24" Omnijig $150 - 1 reply
I wish I could afford this right now… maybe someone else could get lucky. http://sandiego.craigslist.org/nsd/tls/2925127487.html
|03-02-2012 04:49 PM||
upgrades, remodels, etc... what can i get away with - 19 replies
With the wife and I talking about purchasing a new house in the near future, it has got me thinking over several things. One in particular is the very likely chance that I am going to have to get more power ran to the garage for my shop. So, what can I get away with doing without getting a permit? If I want to expand an electrical panel, an...
|03-02-2012 02:31 AM||
Bandsaw blade length, Question please - 14 replies
I purchased a new bandsaw blade the other day on the bay, and just received it today. It is a 105” 3/4 inch resaw blade. Well, It won’t fit my saw. I have other 105” blades that fit fine, but this one will not go on, no matter what I try.It is a Timberwolf blade that I purchased via a reseller on ebay, and he says that h...
|02-29-2012 02:28 AM||
New shop update - 1 reply
I did an update to my shop page today… if you get a chance check it out. This is my first video I’ve done for lumberjocks… I really don’t like the way I sound on video LOL. So, for my lumberjocks video debut
|02-28-2012 06:04 PM||
Tune up your Band Saw - 2 replies
Hey folks, I use my bandsaw quite a bit for many different operations, and recently have been having less than desirable results from it. So I did a complete table off re-alignment last night. Mostly my alignment was for the blade guide assemblies. I also did a table re-alignment, but there are other things you can do as well. The saw n...
|02-23-2012 04:32 PM||
Floors and Cabinets - 23 replies
I have a question, that probably should go on the home refurbers site, but it gets no traffic, so I figured I could ask here… hey, cabinets are wood :) So, my question is this. My wife and I are planning on buying a house, but there are going to be some upgrades required. We will want to replace the flooring in the house with an engin...
|02-22-2012 02:40 AM||
Avocado blanks - 5 replies
So, I posted some turnings made from avocado recently, and got quite a bit of questions about the wood. It is burned here in So. Cal. and really is limited to fairly smaller pieces… I think the biggest I’ve seen is around 12” in diameter. But, my question is: Do you think there would be interest in avocado wood bowl blanks...