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622 days ago

The Mariguana Cartel - 6 replies

I was watching Border Wars and they always boast of the dollar value of confiscated bales of Mariguana. It occured to me that the value given is the final value on the street. What does that have to do with the war. The value of the Mariguana is the value that the Cartel has lost in production, profit loss is not a kill, only the value of produc...

847 days ago

Tools For Sale - 24 replies

I am not sure about the allowances of For Sale Items. Therefore I am flagging this post to see if it gets removed. I have a very small shop with about $15,000 in tools and misc. inventory. I have Asthma, and COPD, so I cannot work in the dust anymore, I think I got it from woodworking. Some of the bigger items are: Festool Chop saw and orbital ...

867 days ago

Woodworkers Food Chain - 60 replies

Have you every wondered where you stand in the food chain of woodworkers. I do. So It brought me to wonder if LJ’s could create a staff of woodworker volunteers to Judge newly posted projects, possible on a 1-10 scale. My thought would be that only 30-40 people would have the ability to rank projects. Those people would not necessarily hav...

881 days ago

Is 89 degrees square - 48 replies

First of all – let me say I’ve heard all the argument before, And I agree “only square is square” So don’t mount your high horse on me.I have seen articles that date many years ago of the importance of maintaining a good square. Well I just seen another, and frankly I am just a teensy bit put off about it. The curre...

895 days ago

engineering a protractor - 12 replies

I do segmented turning, so I use angles, problem is with a small protractor the margin for error is very minuet, respectfully a very large protractor would have a larger margin for error. I want to take a 24” x 24” piece of MDF and make a large protractor to cut some angled jigs for my miter slider on my band-saw. My thinking is that...

956 days ago

Get outta the shop - 23 replies

How many Hrs do you spend in the shop. I started woodworking 2 years ago this month. I have built 207 projects jigs included. I have been on a cramming session to get as much experience in woodworking in as short of time as possible. You see I had planned on retiring from work this year. I wanted to still have income & I planned on getting...

957 days ago

Burns my %@#* - 59 replies

I just gotta blow off some steam somewhere, This looks like a good spot. Now I don’t want to sound like a complaining type, I’m not, but there is a guy that is posting work under the pretense that he is responsible for the creation & execution of the projects he is posting, when in fact someone else was the creator and a lot of o...

962 days ago

Lesson in Diamond through inlay - 1 reply

Can anyone tell me where I can find a very thorough lesson on how to cut a clean looking grain orientated diamond shape inlay??

996 days ago

Dull Scraper - 4 replies

I have several 3” x 5” scrapers size +/- I managed to sharpen them the first time but since then I have not had much success. I have put them in a vise and filed them down and tried to redo them, just not satisfied with the results. I use them to flatten turned surfaces on my lathe, they work better for me than anything else. but ...

1455 days ago

Posting Pictures - 2 replies

I use Photobucket to load all my pic’s on LJ . If I start a blog the pictures come out with about 25 percent missing on the right hand side. but if I do a Projects page my pictures come out in full. Is there some where that I can get a tutorial on posting pic’s on Lumberjocks

1463 days ago

segmented turning - 2 replies

To start a segmented bowl I first do this, sorry my pics are so big, but I’m still trying to get the hang of it !(s)!My question is: Are there other ways Then turn to this. Obviously not the same bowl, but you gey my meaning

1465 days ago

Free White Oak - 8 replies

I was recently at my local steel distributer, where steel comes from overseas by ship then trucked into the supplier, There before me was a pile of 2” x 8” x 9’ White Oak planks that were used as dunnage between stacks of steel. So I got me 12 pieces and took em home to clean up for future projects.

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