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40 days ago

Free Standing Lumber Racks? - 12 replies

So moving to a new house in Denver where we have to float our basement walls. The old plan of hanging 500 board feet off the walls just wont work anymore so am looking at freestanding lumber racks. Does anyone have any suggestions for where to get premade ones at a decent price? Looking for something that will hold a few hundred board feet an...

84 days ago

FREE - Passion For Wood - Jointer and Planer Secrets - 1 reply

Well, almost free. If you’re in the Denver, CO area you can pick it up or else pay for shipping. I won this on a contest here on LJ’s and finally just watched it this weekend. I would say this is definitely for those who are very new to milling lumber or those looking for an insomnia cure (my review). Hopefully it will be of us...

87 days ago

Free - Big big arse root ball in Denver, CO - 21 replies

Found this root ball for free, sitting by the dumpster…not sure what species it is. Unfortunately I do not have a way to get it…it’s about 3’ tall and has to weigh a few hundred lbs. Thats a full sized 55gal trash can behind it.

96 days ago

Is it just me... - 27 replies

Or do more and more ads show up every day? Yesterday, this little floating box popped up at the bottom of my page. This morning, before I logged in, there was this terrible drop down ad that would expand up at the top making it impossible for me to click on other links. I’m all for the site making some $$$ off ads, but its getting a bit...

132 days ago

Need some ideas for toys to make on the lathe - 15 replies

I need a bit of creative help from all of you other wood turners out there. My son is turning 3 here shortly and for his first 2 birthdays I’ve made him a nice present made out of wood. Well unfortunately all of my woodworking gear is buried in a storage unit while we’re waiting for our home to be built…everything except the ...

138 days ago

Over priced lumber that you have no use for...but couldnt pass up? - 27 replies

I made some pens out of some old lumber my grandfather had laying in the garage and am planning on sending it to my uncle. I thought I would just stop by Rocket and buy a cheap little plastic sleeve to toss it in before throwing in the mail. Like many of you here, I suffer from an abnormal love of lumber, so thought I would just walk by thei...

159 days ago

Turning green/wet Lignum Vitae - 1 reply

I have a 3”x3” spindle of argentine lignum vitae that I want to toss on the lathe, but not quite sure how to work with it since it’s green. It’s wax coated, so still very wet, but do you need to worry about the drying/cracking like you do with other woods? From looking around, people say this wood seems to stay wet for ...

163 days ago

Where did you buy your PCS Sawstop? - 11 replies

So I’ve decided its time to make the plunge and get a sawstop. I have had 25 years of accident free table saw use, but the brake feature is very interesting to me, especially with wanting to get my son into the shop. I also took a part time job as a professor to pay for it, so have the extra money set aside now. I’m planning on ge...

262 days ago

Life's too short for cheap lathe tools - 6 replies

After sitting in storage for a while , I finally took a class on the lathe and got the confidence to get it out and start working. It’s definitely a different branch to the family woodworking family tree, but immensely fun and rewarding. Anyways, after talking with a few people locally here and looking at online reviews, I picked up the ...

263 days ago

Powered respirator options? - 3 replies

Interested in getting a powered respirator and wondered what the options were? All I am seeing out there is the trend unit and the smaller unit offered by rockler (which is not appealing as I have a beard and wear glasses).

270 days ago

Sawyers in the Denver Metro? - 5 replies

I just recently relocated to Denver from Minneapolis. In Minnesota, lumber and sawyers were plentiful….times were good, the shop was full. I knew I was in trouble on the drive into Denver and not seeing any trees! Anyone on these boards have a good contact for hardwood in the Denver area?

270 days ago

Jet "Red Assurance" - Experiences with Jet Customer Support? - 4 replies

Just curious what other’s experience is with Jet tech support. About a week ago, I called tech support. I sat on hold for 45 minutes. I had to head out, so left a voicemail as the friendly recording kept suggesting over and over during my 45 minute wait. I went to the mailbox, the message said I would get a call back within a day. a w...

275 days ago

12 hardwood pen blanks at for $3 at rockler? - 3 replies

Just curious, has anyone bought these before Worth the $3 or is it just junky ugly wood?

279 days ago

Question for pen turners - Are different companies bushings the same? - 7 replies

So I know both Rockler and Woodcraft use 10mm tubes for their “cuban” pens, does anyone know if the bearings are interchangeable? It would make life very easy, so I am guessing not.

280 days ago

New Jet 1221VS - Aligning head & tailstock - 8 replies

Just picked up a new Jet 1221VS on Friday. Finally got it out of the box Sunday, got it cleaned up, and moved the tailstock to meet the headstock. Disappointment, the tailstock was at least 1/16” behind the headstock and about 1/32nd below the tailstock. I reseated the spru drive and live center just to make sure they just werent a bit ...

283 days ago

My new toys! - 3 replies

So I went to the woodworking show here in Denver today ( and came home w/ a car load of goodies. I just moved to Denver from Minneapolis and am living in my in laws basement until we find our own place. All of my woodworking gear is stuck in a storage unit until then. So I decided it would be a good t...

296 days ago

Buying a lathe at Home Depot...which should I get - 13 replies

So I have a bunch of Home Depot gift cards that I have just been sitting around and decided to put them towards a lathe. So for the sake of this argument, the lathe universe consists of just whats available at home depot. Im new to turning, just looking to make simple/smaller items….a few pens, maybe a small bowl or two…and want so...

300 days ago

Pen turning class at rockler? - 8 replies

Has anyone taken a pen turning class at rockler? I know it depends mostly on the instructor, but did you find it worth it? I just moved across country and every tool I own is packed away in a storage unit. I’m getting the itch to make some sawdust and a turning class seemed like a good “outlet” since I have no lathe experien...

348 days ago

Moving cross country - lumber for sale in Minneapolis - 0 replies

Making the move to Denver in a couple months, so trying to lighten the load a little and put up some lumber for sale. Details can be seen on CL: PM if you’re interested. -Marcus

359 days ago

For Sale: Shop Fox 4 Piece Mortising Chisel Set - 0 replies

I purchased these for a specific project about a year ago and have not used them since. Only the 1/4” and 5/16” chisels have been opened. $25 shipped in the US. Details can be seen here:

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