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125 days ago

Miter Saw decision time... compare and contrast - 27 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...

353 days ago

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 ...

705 days ago

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/

714 days ago

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 ...

734 days ago

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...

752 days ago

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

777 days ago

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...

778 days ago

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...

780 days ago

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

780 days ago

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...

785 days ago

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...

787 days ago

Avocado blanks - 3 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...

797 days ago

Wood Magazines & Books - 17 replies

Hi folks, I have a few wood magazines and books I would like to clear out. I have about 60 Wood Magazine, about 10 Fine Woodworking, about 20 American Woodworker, and a couple of other woodworking related magazines. I would like to get $1 each for the magazines, and the books are priced below. As far as shipping goes, i’ll have to fi...

816 days ago

Free Bench on Craigslist for San Diego area woodworkers - 1 reply

To bad i can’t get this, I’m headed to sea tomorrow morning, and wont be in town for the next week to snatch it up, but If any other SD woodworkers are out there. http://sandiego.craigslist.org/esd/zip/2813316547.html

852 days ago

Router exclusively for table use - 20 replies

hey folks, I want to get a router strictly for table use, and I plan on building an extension on my table saw to house this router. The list of routers out there are quite extensive, and to be perfectly honest, I haven’t really had much luck wading through the tons of information yet. So, as far as requirements go, here is what I th...

872 days ago

Wooden Display for Cards, possibly a wooden book? - 1 reply

I am hoping you all can help me out with a design issue… I have been in the Navy for some time now, and I have a few hobbies besides woodworking that keep me fairly occupied. One of those is card collecting. I recently purchased a set of cards (20 in total) showing Navy ships from history. I would like to have a display for these...

896 days ago

help with flag and certificate frame/mounting - 3 replies

Hiya all… I’m in a bit of a conundrum on how to come up with a pleasing display for my Flag that was flown over USS Constitution, and it’s accompanying certificate. The certificate is on an 8.5×11 paper, and the flag is a smaller one, folded measuring 9” on the short sides and 13” across the long side. Ho...

908 days ago

New Workbench... anyone have any idea what kind this is? - 6 replies

So, I found a workbench on Craigslist today for $80, and got it assembled in my garage. I can’t find any markings on it that would identify it other than a stamp on the bottom which reads United brotherhood of carpenters and joiners of america, which hasn’t led to anything. It’s about 16 inches across and 6 feet long with 2...

1007 days ago

Miller's Falls hand plane - 8 replies

Well, my mother purchased a Miller’s Falls hand plane for me at an antique store near her… I have no idea what type it is, because the only markings on the plane are “Made in USA” in front of the tote, and on the back side of the lever cap there is a “Patent Apld For” It is 18 inches long, and everythin...

1055 days ago

Brass Screws that come with Box Hinges - 4 replies

So, today I was putting hinges on a box, and as usual I came pretty close to stripping the head out of the little brass screws that come with them. I know a lot of folks will get a steel screw the same size/threading as the brass ones, drill a pilot hole, and tighten then remove the steel screw in every hole. Now wouldn’t it be nice ...

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