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07-31-2011 12:55 AM

Back pain - 36 replies

Sorry guys and gals for ignoring you. I re-injured my back, and for you that know, it takes the life out of you. It saps the strength and motivation right out of you. I did get 3 projects done before hurting myself and I thank my close friends David Craig and Rick Kruse for hanging with me and visiting me. I try once in a while to comment on a f...

02-22-2011 12:33 AM

Anyone know how to change the little brad in an antique..... - 9 replies

I have an antique marking gauge made with mahagony and brass. and I need to replace the brad in it. Does anyone know or have an idea on how to replace the cutting brad in the end. Thanks.

10-14-2010 01:23 PM

MIDMICHIGAN GET TOGETHER IN DEWITT ON NOV. 6 - 2 replies

WE ARE GOING TO HAVE A LUMBERJOCK GET TOGETHER/WOOD SWAP MEET AT THE DEWITT MEMORIAL BUILDING – 315 WEST WASHINGTON STREET, DEWITT, MI. 48820IF ENOUGH PEOPLE WANT TO, I’LL GET A HOLD OF KELVIN POTTER AT RAVEN FARM, AND SEE IF WE CAN VISIT HIS LUMBER YARD LIKE WE DID AT THE LAST LANSING LJ PICNIC. PLEASE LET US KNOW ON THE SIGN UP BLO...

08-07-2010 06:56 PM

Wet Stain/Finish Won't Dry - 7 replies

Can I mix Japan dryer with mineral spirits and put it on a topcoat of minwax stain/varnish and make it dry. For some reason this topcoat will not dry. All suggestions helpful. Thanks, mike

07-22-2010 10:26 PM

WHO WANTS TO SEE THE PICTURES - 24 replies

I’m a lucky, lucky man. After going since 1986 since having my last colonoscopy, I just got home from the hospital. They found three polyps, all negative. I don’t have to go back for 5 years. Thanks everyone for your support. It really meant a lot to me, more than you’ll ever know. The worst part actually wasn’t drinking ...

07-20-2010 10:54 PM

Going to the Hospital Thursday to sit on the Throne! - 41 replies

That’s what the nurse called it last time I had my last colonoscopy The day before is always the worst. I know this isn’t a very nice subject to bring up, but one that we all need to be reminded of at times. I turned 60 last month and the last one I had was in 86. Pretty stupid really to go that long without another. Especially with ...

06-04-2010 12:56 PM

I have A Hitachi C10FR Contractors table saw and The Fence is Bowed - 12 replies

I’m almost sure that had something to do with the pieces wanting to push away from the fence as I’m pushing them through and me losing my finger. Well not totally to blame of course, but may have added to the problem. The thing is how do I straighten it. It is bowed away from the blade with the fence to the right of the blade. Any He...

01-05-2010 07:39 PM

HIGHLAND HARDWARE GREAT CSR - 12 replies

I had ordered some things from Highland Hardware just before Christmas and received everything but one item that they were out of. The CSR or Customer Service Representative that I spoke to said it would be two weeks before they would get the order filled. I told her I was not pleased about that and of course she apologized up and down and assur...

12-24-2009 03:18 AM

Just an update for anyone that cares - 57 replies

I have surgery scheduled for Monday at 11:30am. I saw the Surgeon yesterday he said I’d have an amputation of the right ring finger down to the top of the first knuckle. He is going to file the bone flat and bring the flap of skin over the top for protection of the nerves. Yea right. My older brother lost three fingers in a press accident ...

11-28-2009 12:00 AM

Now that Turkey Day is over What do you want from Santa - 40 replies

I still want that nice thick slab of walnut I saw at the Sawyers we visited at the Michigan Lumberjock Picnic. I got an email from Kelvin and he got rid of that slab he had that was about 2 1/2 inches thick and the straightest grain I have ever seen, oh and 6 foot long. I digress, Kelvin emailed me last week and said we could get together this w...

11-11-2009 04:10 PM

Don't wait till the fever gets to 103.5 Degrees - 28 replies

Yea, last Wednesday my fever spiked to 103.05. I’d been sick for about a month with a cough and cold. I kept telling the wife I’ve got a Drs. appt. coming up in about a month, I’ll be ok till then, “cough,”. A week later same thing, She says “will you please let me make you an appt.” Da, I don’t ne...

10-18-2009 08:06 PM

Please Come Michiganders, Oct. 25th, Lansing, MI.1 PM Hawk Island Park - 11 replies

It’s a week away and not too late to make plans to attend, we can make this a premiere event and an event to make the Lumberjocks proud of Michigan. So if at all possible please try to attend, and don’t forget the trip to the sawyers in Bath. Maybe we can pick up some wood at cheap prices, and don’t forget your cameras. Lookin...

10-11-2009 03:47 PM

I need help - 20 replies

I put about 5 coats of shellac on an outdoor bench not realizing the sun would make it blister. Could I now put several coats of Spar Varnish over that without making a mess of things. In other words after the varnish could I then set it outside without it blistering? Thanks, mike

09-26-2009 06:55 PM

OK! The Picnic is on. Please sign up Michiganders, Oct. 25th, Lansing, MI. - 10 replies

Please, Please, Please Michigan people, come to our picnic. I will send you directions on Tuesday of next week. I am still working out a deal with the sawyer, but either place is just off a major Highway. If we don’t get the sawyers place we have a pavillion at Hawk Island and nice little county park just off 127. The date is set on Oct. 2...

09-21-2009 10:42 PM

Come On Michigan Guys and Gals - 35 replies

Lets make it a thing. I’m talking about a Michigan picnic in October. Rustic Rick started it and it was decided Lansing was probable central to everyone. Lets not make this a two person get together like the last one. Theres a lot of us from Michigan on here. Let get together and meet and make friends. I always thought Michigan people were...

06-14-2009 07:37 PM

I'd like everyone to meet my second Grandson Logan - 26 replies

He’s my second Granson and only 2 months old and that makes 3 Grandkids for me so far. He is brave, strong, and true of heart and is a Man Among Men. I am proud to introduce him. Logan Joseph(after me)Wurm. The King is Dead, Long Live the King.

06-11-2009 02:33 PM

I'm going to an auction this morning what do you need? - 8 replies

A lot of woodworking tools. A Grizzly G1033 20” planer, Delta X5 10”left tilting arbor saw with unifence, table ext.outfeed rooler system, Rockwell 8’ JOINER,Delta model 46-715 14” wood lathe, Delta model 36-850 stock feeder, Delta model 43-1×2speed heavy duty wood shaper. Southbend 6”swing metal lathe, Ryobi o...

04-08-2009 09:42 PM

does it cost anything to open a G-mail account - 20 replies

I’ve been having trouble with yahoo. Someone keeps ripping me off. They must have my IP address or something but yahoo has locked me out again. Any body know where I can get a free email address.

11-20-2007 12:12 PM

Whats the best external paint for treated lumber - 7 replies

I’m making a sign for my sister’s hair shop. Since it will be out in the weather I used pressure treated wood. I was wondering what paint would best suit the situation. I made it T and G, filled the cracks, and plan to route the lettering. It can’t be stain it has to be bright paint it is for a handicap parking space in the bac...

10-12-2007 05:54 AM

For the guy who has cut his board 2or3 times and its still to short. - 1 reply

Here’s a way to get one or maybe two more cuts out of that board. Using a scarf joint. What is a scarf joint, you say. Just make a jig with a 20 degree angle on it. Lay it on your board in the middle, using your circular saw make a long cut on the angle you just drew using a straight edge.. Next using your router, make a clean cut on both ...

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