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02-13-2009 03:35 AM

***SCAMMER ON Lumberjocks!!!** - 23 replies

Just wanted to make everyone aware of this, I just received a PM from joymm – looks like she’s a scammer so be on the lookout. I’m going to PM Martin as well. spam email removed

09-23-2008 09:14 PM

What is the "Pen Turners' Swap" and how does it work??? - 11 replies

Hi Everyone, For a blog overview on what the swap is all about click here. I’ve had a few people that are interested in participating but wanted to know exactly how it works, I’ll do my best to explain in this post how we do it – and welcome others that have participated to add to it. THE BASICS This trade starts wit...

09-23-2008 08:47 PM

Help! Need Gas!!! - 15 replies

Boy o’ boy… we’re in trouble here in Atlanta. It’s very hard to find a station here that has any gas and when you do people line up around the block to get it and the tanks run dry quickly. Not sure what’s causing the shortage, newsman says the trucks are running steadily and filling up the tanks – but it&...

09-06-2008 06:16 AM

What's on your burger? - 32 replies

OK folks, this one is non-woodworking and just for fun… ;-) I know we are geographically diverse bunch and I also know that regions vary greatly on how they top a hamburger. We all know how Jimmy Buffet likes his, but… what do you put on your hamburger??? Me??? If I’m going all out I’ll take American Cheese, baco...

08-29-2008 08:15 PM

OT Vent - 1800Flowers.com - 5 replies

Totally off topic here but wanted to vent/share this with LJ as I know others may need a flower service in the future. In the past year I’ve attempted to send flowers for family members funeral services TWICE and they weren’t delivered on time. Most recently, I had ordered some flowers for a service and got a call the day after t...

08-29-2008 04:54 AM

Pen Turners' Club in Atlanta - 4 replies

Hey LJ’s! I’m considering starting a pen turners’ club in Atlanta. Very, very rough idea but, conceptually, we could meet maybe once a month and learn a new technique, have a Q&A with other penturners, chat, show off our pens, trade and sell, etc. We could go structured with an actual presentation or casual and just ...

08-21-2008 05:10 PM

Mini Photo Lab - 6 replies

Saw this today in an email from Micro Mark on their “Coming Soon” items. I found a few of them on the net and I think you can purchase a couple right here through the LJ Amazon store. Looks like this would be great for smaller projects like my turned pens. I know I could use some help in taking better pictures. I found a fe...

08-14-2008 05:22 PM

Problems with miter saw cutting at an angle. - 6 replies

Hi LJ’s, I’ve got a Firestorm 10” miter saw an I’m having issues with it cutting straight. For example, I needed to cut a piece on a 45 yesterday and when I made the cut it ran at an angl across the piece. Here’s an artist’s rendeering of what I’m experiencing… I can’t fnd the m...

08-08-2008 04:54 AM

Calculating lumber requirements? - 4 replies

Hi All, I’m getting ready to start a project, my first “serious” project. The plan is called an “Heirloom Display Box” and it’s for displaying pens and storing ink, paper, etc. I purchased a plan and have a nice cut list to work from – is there an easy way I can calculate the lumber needed? Perha...

08-02-2008 08:54 PM

Wipe-on poly as a pen finish? - 4 replies

Hi there fellow Jocks, Has anyone used wipe-on as a finish for turned pens? I’m familiar with the idiosyncrasies of finishes and such but thought it might produce a more durable finish with a nice high-gloss shine as opposed to my CA-BLO or Shellawax finishes. Thoughts?

05-19-2008 04:38 AM

The Pen Trade - Part 2 - 20 replies

Hi Jocks, Our pen turner’s swap recently completed the round of North America. We had a lot of fun with it and I’m getting ready to start Round 2. We had a few takers but I think the topic got curied quickly so I wanted to post a quick note again. If you are interested check out our blog of Round 1 – and let us know if...

05-13-2008 03:36 AM

Question on using pressure treated lumber - 14 replies

I’m helping a friend build an aquarium stand and the plans he has call for 4×4 posts with 2×4 cross supports to build the internal framework of the cabinet. He purchased some supplies at HD and the only 4×4’s they had were pressure treated – the deck building type. I don’t know the characteristics of ...

04-23-2008 09:26 PM

Beginning bowl turning question? - 10 replies

Hi All, I’ve been turning pens for a while and want to try my hand at turning a bowl. I’ve got a couple sets of pen turning chisels with gouges, skews and parting tools. What other tools do I need, at minimum, to step up to bowl turning? Thanks!

03-14-2008 07:46 PM

Pen Turners' Swap #2 - Anyone interested? - 18 replies

Hi Jocks, Some of you might have seen a pen turners’ swap we’ve got going on – if not you can see the blog series here. This will give you a lot more detail as to what we’re doing. We’re considering a ‘Round 2’ and wanted to see if ther are any others who’d like to join us. If so post a r...

03-12-2008 03:11 PM

Pen Turners' Swap - Round 2 - Anyone care to join us? - 2 replies

We’ve had a pen turners’ swap going for a few weeks and it’s been growing and growing. We’re already looking at a Round 2 and wanted to open it up to some new people in the swap. If you’re interested just drop me a PM with your name and location or post in any of the entries on the first swap. If you’d ...

03-04-2008 05:29 AM

Pen Kit Comparisons - 27 replies

Does anyone have any feedback as to one company offering a generally higher quality pen kit than another? I’ve purchase from half a dozen places or so and hadn’t thought much of it but noticed recently on a kit I purchased that the gold didn’t seem as high quality, I looked through all my kits again and found a few that I wa...

02-21-2008 08:47 PM

Big thanks to all Lumberjocks! - 6 replies

I just wanted to post a general thanks to everyone here for being such a great group. Anytime I’ve had a question or comment I’ve received quick and accurate answers from the group. Because everyone has their own “best methods” I’ve been able to soak up several solutions and personalize them for me. We’...

02-17-2008 03:49 PM

Pen Kits for Calligraphy- Anyone know where to find these? - 6 replies

Does anyone know where I might find pen kits with calligraphy nibs? I did a few searches at the sites I normally shop but couldn’t find any.

02-17-2008 01:09 AM

Creating a shared blog? - 6 replies

Not sure the best place to ask this. I want to create a blog for a group of LJ’ers to be able to post to, is that possible? If not what is the best way to do a shared blog? I’d start the blog then one person would make the next entry, another person the next, and so on. Thanks!

02-13-2008 08:09 PM

Pen Trade - Anyone Interested - 22 replies

Hi All, Thought I’d see if we had any interest on getting a pen trade going. I’ve used this concept for other things and thought this might be neat. I’ll spearhead getting it started if we get a few takers. The simple rules are that someone (I’ll be glad to) starts a box moving with a certain number of pens (say 5...

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