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03-07-2010 05:04 PM

Sunday Morning Chuckle - 10 replies

#24 is especially pertinent, enjoy- Lew Every year, English teachers from across the country can submit their collections of actual analogies and metaphors found in high school essays. These excerpts are published each year to the amusement of teachers across the country. Here are last year’s winners… 1. Her face was a pe...

03-06-2010 02:56 AM

A Question For Pen Turners - 12 replies

With little thought to the possibility of no turning back, I allowed myself to be talked into turning some pens. (I won’t mention the name of the convincor here but she shares this home and sometimes feeds the dog). Anyway, the first batch of kits/parts came from Woodcraft. (We were there when I was pushed over the precipice). I bought...

03-01-2010 04:48 AM

Chip Collector - 10 replies

Recently I replaced my old Bridgewood Lunchbox planer with a Dewalt 735 planer. After removing the old planer from the mobile cart, I got the Dewalt fastened in its’ place and set about to make a test run. The instruction manual clearly stated that the chip EJECTOR should be connected to a collection unit (those of you who have seen my...

02-08-2010 03:44 PM

THANKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! - 2 replies

Thanks to everyone who voted for my Rolling Pin in the Yin Yang Contest. I really appreciate it and am flattered you thought so highly of it. Lew

02-08-2010 02:46 AM

A Break Form The Shop - 8 replies

We took a break from making pen boxes today. The snow sculpture of Quigley didn’t turn out too good. The snow is too powdery.

02-06-2010 03:37 PM

Latest Woodturning Newsletter - 1 reply

For those of you who don’t subscribe…. Lew

01-28-2010 07:19 PM

Teenage Woodworker Featured on Wood Magazine.Com - 4 replies

Hey Guys, Check out Denis’s project at Sorry, I just noticed that Kosta’s video is also presented there, too. Sorry- Kosta didn’t see it the first time.

01-20-2010 01:17 AM

A Site I Haven't Seen Mentioned Here. - 4 replies

Got an email from these folks today. I have never read any mention of them here at LJs so just passing this along. Lew

01-10-2010 02:23 AM

Great Article For Turning Design Proportions - 6 replies

Just received this in a newsletter. Thought someone may be able to use it. Lew

01-09-2010 07:33 PM

Nothing To Do With Woodworking But Useful Just The Same - 7 replies

The other day, Maluco posted a link for free “old” New Yankee Workshop videos being shown on the New Yankee Workshop web site. Over the years, I have taped a bunch of the shows, but missed these. After watching the first one, I thought it would be nice if I could complete my collection. As many of you know, saving videos, from the...

12-29-2009 11:24 PM

My Self Centering Chuck- Thanks Ger21!! - 6 replies

When Ger21 posted his self centering chuck, I knew I had to make one. Of course, I’m a cheap skate and used home made knobs and mounting block. Also, I didn’t have any 1/2” material so this is all 3/4” plywood. What really worked out great is that I could reuse all of the holders created for my previous chuck-...

12-23-2009 05:04 PM

Christmas Wishes - 7 replies

To all my buddies, friends and everyone at Lumberjocks- Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthful New Year! Lew

12-10-2009 05:08 PM

Need Some Help - 17 replies

Anyone have an idea of the original use for these clamps? Thanks Lew

12-03-2009 12:40 AM

This is funny, I don't care who you are. - 19 replies

I know, I know- no politics but….

11-23-2009 02:01 AM

Dovetail Layout Jigs - 10 replies

I have been working on a serving tray, for a wedding present. I thought some hand cut dovetails would be a nice touch as well as making the sides of the tray slant out from vertical about 10 degrees. Well, I soon realized the having only one bevel square wasn’t going to work. I have never had much luck at resetting gauges, fences or other ...

11-12-2009 06:00 PM

Neat Video for Celtic Knot Pen Turners - 6 replies

Great little video showing how to create a Celtic Knot. Some neat jigs and processes.

10-29-2009 05:28 PM

Woodworking With Kids - 1 reply

The other day a fellow LJ asked about woodworking projects for the younger woodworkers. Here is a link to some useful information. Lew

10-28-2009 07:38 PM

Norm Speech - 4 replies

You may have seen this but just in case-

10-22-2009 01:03 AM

Great Bottle Stopper Sight - 4 replies

Lumberjock Maubow posted some of his beautiful Bottle Stoppers ( along with a really great site for supplies and ideas. If you haven’t checked it out, look at all of the neat designs posted there Lew

10-05-2009 01:32 AM

Informative Turning How-To - 6 replies

Here is an interesting tutorial on turning a Polka Dot Bowl: Lew

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