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03-02-2018 02:23 AM

I wonder how bad this guy stunk? - 3 replies If the video does not load here’s written report of the incident. I’m glad he was not killed. WOODLAWN, MD — Officials say one person has serious injuries Thursday after lighting a cigarette in a vehicle. Emergency personnel were dispatched at 11:24 a.m. to a reported vehicle fir...

02-25-2018 03:27 AM

my first bullet found in wood - 6 replies

Hey Gang,I know others have posted comments about finding bullets, shot, etc. in their lumber. While planning lumber today I found this small lead projectile- could be buckshot – in a piece if quarter sawn Red Oak. The board was more than 9&1/2 inch wide Before I squared it up there were more than 47 annular rings before the pellet...

02-22-2018 02:53 AM

my first "project" using (??) Alder - 5 replies

Hey All,I’m just now following the Alder craze here on Lumberjocks and I recalled my first experience “using” Alder about 20 years ago. As a reminder I nailed the box top on my garage wall. (I don’t think the box was Alder.)However, a day after I finished the “project” it all went down the tubes. Marc

02-17-2018 02:57 AM

Leigh D4R upgrade question - 4 replies

Hey Gang,(Not certain if this should be submitted in JIGS, Joinery, or here, Accesories)To any D4R users ( Pro, or those who have upgraded), How easy is it to do single pass dovetails on your jig? I have not upgraded mine yet and wanted some feedback from the group before I do. First my experiences with the jig.I found it to be extremely easy...

12-17-2017 01:03 AM

tool humor - 5 replies

Hey Gang,My Brother Ed sent this to me last week and I was stumped. I could not figure out what he meant by this but during a conversation with him I was able to “get it”. I’m certain this has been seen by some of you but for those who haven’t I hope you enjoy the humor once you’ve figured it out. Marc

10-01-2017 01:39 AM

Has anyone applied Arm-R-Seal on top of Waterlox? - 6 replies

Hey Gang,Today I scratched my cherry dining room table top while being careless. It was finished 5 years ago using Waterlox. I’ve since been using Arm-R-Seal for the majority of my finishing and wanted to know if anyone here has applied A-R-S on top of Waterlox. Any chance I will see something undesirable? All replies are welcome and t...

03-09-2017 03:09 AM

Craftsman table saw recall - 2 replies

Hey Gang,I only saw this a few minutes ago and didn’t know if it had been posted here prior.Here is the link to the Consumer Product Safety Commission; And here is some pastage from a related story; The 10-inch portable saw—Craftsman model nu...

02-26-2017 12:46 AM

Does time of year when a tree is cut affect its lumber's stability? - 4 replies

Hey Gang,Regardless of how lumber is dried- kiln dried or air dried- will it be more stable if the tree is cut down before the sap rises? Another way to ask the question, when is the best time to fell a tree to obtain the most stable lumber?Thanks for your answers, ..Marc

02-26-2017 12:39 AM

graphic artist wanted for some woodworking humor - 0 replies

Hey All,I’d like to enlist a graphic artist or two for some woodworking humor. Please PM me for details.Thanks,. .Marc

01-23-2017 03:14 AM

sharpening router plane blades - 5 replies

Hello Gang,How do you sharpen your router plane blades? I was going to start mine freehand then I thought I might make the base of the blade out of parallel with the sole of the plane after several sharpenings, so I was thinking about building a platform that fits over the stones for the plane to ride on. Am I being overly concerned about keep...

12-10-2016 04:04 PM

new technique for me though I'm certain folks have been doing this for years - 3 replies

Hi All, I wanted to make some raised panels for a Sapele vanity from some resawn stock but was concerned the resawn pair was too thin to create an adequate tongue of 1/4 inch thick. I was ready to simply mount them in the frame as flat panels but after mulling it over for a while I thought about building up the back edge wit...

11-22-2016 02:25 AM

Vee panel tongue & groove set for half inch thick lumber - 2 replies

Hello Gang,I have a set of Vee panel T&G router bits (Whiteside #3374) that will work on 5/8 inch and thicker boards but I want to know if any of you are aware of a set of cutters that will work on 1/2 inch boards. Whiteside has a T&G only set (#3375)that will work down to 1/2 inch and I thought about getting that and then cutting the v...

05-08-2016 03:14 AM

filling large void/ cavity in live edge walnut slab - 7 replies

Hey Gang, I was asked to finish an 8 foot long, 16 inch wide walnut slab to be used as an serving/eating bar in a friend’s kitchen. She wants me to retain the cavity area and fill it with a clear resin. The cavity has a partial bottom so I would need to create a temporary dam on the underside until the resin hardens. I have n...

05-06-2016 12:59 AM

clicking on links in messages and then leaving Lumberjocks instead of opening a new window - 14 replies

Hey LJ folks,First I was not certain how to search for this topic if it had been posted before. When I click on any link in a message my browser (IE or Firefox) leaves Lumberjocks and takes me to that new website. I would prefer having it open a new tab or window. Is this a feature of LJ or is it just the way my settings are configured?Thanks...

04-09-2016 07:43 PM

rumor has it Sawstop designed the braking system for this - 4 replies (apologies if this is old news to many of you) (title fabricated for humor only) I was amused to read this and see the pictures but I was really amazed/impressed when I saw the partially assembled car near the end of the article. ...

09-27-2015 02:25 PM

how much sanding is necessary for a shellac sealcoat? - 8 replies

Hello All,This is the first time I am using shellac; it will be as an undercoat or sealcoat beneath General Finishes Arm-R-Seal or Waterlox. I am preparing 4 test pieces of Paduok for my friends to decide what finish they want on their table.Each test piece is sanded to 240 and one half is coated with the shellac. After sanding, the entire pie...

09-01-2015 02:06 AM

Some of you have a Shop Dog, I've got a Shop Goose - 3 replies

Oakley is our 10 year old Canada that we adopted from a Wildlife Rescue organization near here. He seems very content to sit and watch me do woodworking outside of the garage. Angle (which stands for A Nice Goose Loves Everybody), our other Canada (not pictured) is usually entranced listening to radio broadcasts of baseball or football ga...

08-21-2015 01:58 AM

advice/suggestions wanted on leg size for paduak live edge slab table - 0 replies

Hello Group, A customer (co-worker) asked me to make a dining room table from a 14 foot, 42 inch wide, 1&1/2 inch thick paduak slab. I cut the ends off to reveal an 8 foot long table top and want to use the cutoffs for the leg components, retaining its live edge as well. Since the cutoffs are as wide as the top I was going ...

03-02-2015 01:17 AM

using a pin nailer on hard maple? - 5 replies

Hello Gang,(First, I plan to experiment on several pieces of scrap once I drag my compressor into my basement shop.)I am redoing our kitchen and to match my refrigerator I’m replacing the pine T&G boards on my closet and other areas with some mildly (curly) figured hard maple. Most of these board are attached to the framing lumber wit...

02-21-2015 03:25 AM

3 phase machines with voltages higher than 230/240 - 18 replies

Hey Gang,I hope this is the right forum for this query. I was looking at the schematics for the different voltage configurations of the Sawstop Industrial model on line and I noticed for the models with higher voltages- 415, 480, or 600V – they use a transformer to bring it down to 230 for the motor. Is this a typical set up for most 3 p...

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