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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…

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.

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...

02-12-2012 12:22 AM

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...

01-23-2012 07:27 AM

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.

12-19-2011 04:34 AM

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...

11-29-2011 04:50 AM

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...

11-04-2011 08:35 PM

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...

10-24-2011 03:55 AM

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...

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