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215 days ago

wood dust a carcinogen - 22 replies

I have always known from the beginning that wood dust was a bad deal, this can be proven by the fact that there are so many videos on dust collection. The fact also that hand tool proponents mention that hand tools do not make the fine dust like power machines. But I was listening to a podcast (the avidwoodworker) and while talking about dust co...

242 days ago

workbenches thoughts and opinions - 12 replies

So I am a subscription holder to Wood Magazine and in October issue #221 they have an article or project “built-to-last Work center”. I am always amazed at the ability for woodworking to take an project and present a million solutions to both the inherent issues as well as a myriad of cost ranges. The work bench in the article uses F...

425 days ago

locking miter router bit - 29 replies

I am getting ready to build a blanket chest and while doing so purchased a new router table which of coarse made me start looking to purchase new router bits. I ran across a locking miter bit and thought it would work nicely with my project. I am curious if anyone has used the bit and if it is as strong in larger projects as say a rabbet. Th...

557 days ago

nor craft and shelton - 8 replies

I have recently purchased two planes, well more than two but the others are Stanley and do not apply to this question. Has anyone got a website or info on Nor Craft or Shelton hand planes? I found some info that Shelton’s were built from 1924-1950 but one site says poor quality and another good. And I can’t find anything on Nor Craft.

567 days ago

BLO with rubb on varnish - 4 replies

So I have a project that I have decided to step out of my comfort zone on the finishing. I am going to use boiled linseed oil because I am using pine and really like the look of pine with boiled linseed oil on it. I want to use a rubbing varnish on it for a top coat. I have never done this before I always either just use BLO or I use lacquer. I ...

571 days ago

is it too early to talk about New Years reselution for 2013? - 8 replies

I am not sure when we should start talking about resolutions for the new year but hey here goes. I am curios of all our goals for your shops for 2013. Mine are as follows 1. build a chair (I have always wanted to build a chair and is honestly one reason I started woodworking). 2. get into carving 3. MORE clamps 4. Even more clamps (I did not whe...

618 days ago

a trip to an antique shop - 3 replies

So I have read on here frequently how fellow Lumberjocks on here look for used hand planes and other tools at shops and swaps but as a newer wood worker I had not gone down that road. While looking on craigslist the other day I happened to see an ad telling me of and antique shop in the area that had over 50 hand planes. Now I was excited but as...

621 days ago

hinges - 3 replies

So here is what most will find a easy and simplistic question, I am building a box and need hinges usually I just head to the homie depot or some other store close well the one other time I purchased hinges I did. Anyway I am looking online because I want to have strap hinges, I making a bible box where the box looks like a book anyway I can not...

635 days ago

Question about poly - 8 replies

I have a minwax poly stain mix and used it well over a year ago then closed it and put in away. I went to open it up and use it a week ago and it was solid. I need to know if I can fix that or if it is ruined. I have searched online but not finding anything, either most know how to keep it from happening or it is ruined I don’t know. My da...

673 days ago

Question about squaring - 8 replies

Fellow Lumberjocks I have a question, I have a liquor cabinet I am building which is the first furniture piece I have started in which well honestly I am truly focused on all parts on my project being square and true. My problem is that I need to square up board that are 12” wide and 40” long, my usual method is to use a shooting boa...

707 days ago

thoughts and questions guitars, hand planes and opinions - 16 replies

I purchased a electric guitar kit first off and need to get some advice and check somethings and as Lumberjocks is the go to place for helpful woodworkers I am going to throw it out there for thoughts. I am seriously confused on the finishing well in general, I need a sealer which I put on after sanding? I have up to this point used a poly with ...

749 days ago

Reclaimed wood?? - 10 replies

So I have seen on here and other websites projects using reclaimed wood. My wife also looking at several pieces decided she wanted something made from reclaimed wood, not being able to tell me what she wants (that is a whole other post on another site). I have since came in to possession of some reclaimed quatersawn oak, 1” x5 1/2” x...

768 days ago

weak or smart? - 33 replies

I have been trying to get miters on my table saw with out making a jig. I just put the blade at 45 and used the fence and sacrificial board. Now I know I could have made a jig and probably will but in this situation I just wanted to see what I could do without it. I knew the method I was using wasn’t the most accurate but it frustrated me ...

785 days ago

Ahh the crazy stuff that cooks up at a memorial day cook out - 6 replies

So there I was knee deep in hand grenade pins and twinkie wrappers wait no that is another story, I was sitting at my fathers house with my brother in law when someone said catapult. All heck broke loose next thing you know Gary says I think we should make one to chuck punkins. Dad chimes in that if we do it at a smaller level that the show he i...

793 days ago

redneck projects that we all build for use not show. - 8 replies

I like to listen to my I touch in the shop and have a couple little cheap speakers as I do not want my docking bay that I spent a couple bucks on to get covered in saw dust. So I built a little stand nothing exciting in fact ugly but it works and took all of 30 mins to do with gluing. Today when I turned my music on I wondered how many of us hav...

794 days ago

curiosity selling or not - 33 replies

I have seen some forums and blogs where people are selling their projects and am just curious how many jocks are really selling. I know there are professional cabinet makers and other professionals who are running a business but I am talking about guys who are doing it for a hobby. If you are selling what are you selling? I read the blog from th...

796 days ago

Lumberjocks directory - 21 replies

I see on a lot of blogs and forums from new guys like myself other lumberjocks directing them to more established woodworkers who have done what they are attempting. What if we had a directory with a short list of the guys who are accepted as knowledgeable and experienced in certain areas of wood working. I know you can search a topic or item an...

797 days ago

desire vs. request or need - 3 replies

I noticed last night as I lay in bed thinking about both projects I have started, old fashioned toys requested by my dad, a old woman’s tooth which I feel will make a project I am getting ready to start easier and projects in the bin waiting to be started, bookshelf for one of my sons and a liquor cabinet for my wife (probably needed becau...

798 days ago

router hand planes???? - 37 replies

I was looking at router planes online and ran across a video which was pretty cool, I think it was for a LN one but I could be wrong I am not familiar with all the companies and what they make. either way it initially convinced me of course that I needed one, after taking a breath I started wondering how often I would really use it. Is the ro...

798 days ago

How did we all begin with hand tools - 26 replies

So I have just gotten into hand planes, this happened when I realized that jointers where more than I wanted to spend on a tool for that function. I started looking at planes and their function and ended up deciding I wanted to get into it. My first is a block plane I just got in the mail from eBay yesterday. My question to all is what was yo...

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