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|2 days ago||
Lumber identification - 25 replies
Does anyone have any thoughts on what this may be? It’s at a local auction house listed as “lumber”
|4 days ago||
15" planer comparisons? - 10 replies
does anyone know if there is a recent comparison of 15” planer offerings out there? Looking to maybe move that direction, but I can not find anything independent that actually compares the different brands to each other.
|4 days ago||
Large rocking horse plans? - 1 reply
Does anyone have a site w/ plans for a larger rocking horse? I bought the plans for the palomino rocking horse , but its tiny. My son is almost 2 yrs old, looking for something a bit larger.
|8 days ago||
Do any of my fellow tundra thumpers up here in MN have a good source for live edge or larger slab lumber?
|11 days ago||
Rikon 10-325 assembly - What am I doing wrong? - 5 replies
So finally got around to putting my new bandsaw together and have a bit of an issue with the table. Im hoping someone can point out the bonehead thing I’m doing. I put the 90° bolt in the table like the instructions said. Mounted the table to the trunnions. It appears the table is about an inch too far forward though. The 90° bolt d...
|11 days ago||
New ad links in EVERY posting? - 4 replies
Is everyone else seeing this, or do I have some sort of spyware on my work laptop? Keywords are highlighted all over the place that created annoying pop ups or links. I think you went a bit too far trying to get ad dollars here LumberJocks.com.
|15 days ago||
Blade for cutting curves on a Rikon 10-325 - 5 replies
I just picked up my Rikon 10-325 from Woodcraft yesterday and am pretty excited to get it up and running. It will be my first real bandsaw (I’ve had a couple cheap saws over the years I quickly grew frustrated with for various reasons). There are quite a few threads out there about what people are using for blades to resaw on this mac...
|40 days ago||
Wood ID please - 12 replies
I bought a good deal of lumber from a cabinet maker going out of business and there were about 25 bd ft of the this wood. He remembers it being bocote, but wasn’t sure. It kind of looks like wenge to me, but I am not too familiar w/ exotics (not too familiar being not at all). It’s a very dense/heavy wood, seems to want to spinter...
|43 days ago||
Do you actually use your Lie-Nielsen tools? - 19 replies
I was just checking ebay for a Lie-Nielsen scraper plane and seeing what all was out there. Most of the listings are for planes “unused” or owned by a “collector”. It almost made me feel bad for using my LN #4. So just curious, how many of you actually get your LN tools dirty?
|57 days ago||
Always sharpen your new hand plane blades - 5 replies
So it’s been said a thousand times, and everyone using hand planes knows it and probably does it. There are also probably a thousand people who get into hand planes, get a new and figure they’ll just start using it. Well, I was one of those new to hand plane people today. A few weeks back, I got a LN No 4. I had screwed around wi...
|64 days ago||
Info request - Stanley 72 Chamfer Plane? - 5 replies
So I am new to the world of hand planes, just purchased my first a few weeks back actually. I’ve been an avid woodworker for a while, but just always reached for the power tools. I’ve been thoroughly impressed w/ the results from using a hand plane though. Last weekend, my son and I took a road trip. On the way home, I visited ...
|65 days ago||
Good deal on walnut tree? - 11 replies
http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/hnp/mat/3684887938.html Just saw this on craigslist. Anyone have an idea what a sawyer would charge to cut up a treat like this?
|77 days ago||
You know you're a wood addict when.... - 3 replies
...when you get excited that your son got more Thomas & Friends train track so you can see if he got any quarter sawn pieces. I hope I’m not the only one that does this!
|78 days ago||
Jorgensen Cabinet Master's on sale @ Menards - 2 replies
Just a heads up that Menards is having their “made in the USA sale” right now and their cabinet masters are on sale about 25% off: http://www.menards.com/main/tools-hardware/hand-tools/fastening-tools/36-cabinet-master/p-1442523-c-9135.htm I picked up a few of these at Woodcraft a few weeks ago, and they’ve quickly become...
|81 days ago||
Modern Federal Style Desk Leg? - 24 replies
So Im not a big fan of federal style furniture. I appreciate the craftsmanship, but it just looks too light/thin for my liking. I decided I would see if I could put my twist on a federal style desk and make it somewhat of a cross between federal style and farmhouse (a big chunky style I find appealing). For the legs, I was planning on making ...
|98 days ago||
I have $0 and TWO hand planes! - 8 replies
So as a follow up to my thread HERE , I am now the proud owner of a LN #4 and low angle block plane. I appreciate all the feedback I got and the final determining factor was LN being made in the USA, and nothing against any other company. I liked the idea of getting a used workhorse and I have DonW’s page bookmarked for future purchase...
|99 days ago||
Band saw in the $500-600 range? - 15 replies
Are there any other band saws in the $500-600 range besides the Grizzly g0555 or the Delta 28-400?
|99 days ago||
Bocote for furniture? - 7 replies
I picked up some Bocote last night for a ridiculously good price. Only about 25 bd ft or so, but at price, I couldnt let even a small batch of it sit there. I started looking for projects to see what people were doing w/ the wood and most of what I am seeing is small turnings, knife/gun grips, and maybe a box or two here and there. Is there...
|99 days ago||
Lumber for sale in the Minneapolis area - 4 replies
The lumber is not mine, just someone I found on Craigslist, but it’s nice enough that it was worth sharing http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/hnp/mat/3560290047.html He’s a cabinet maker closing up shop to focus on the family a bit more and take a more regular hours job. I probably got about 200bd ft from him, and there is plen...
|102 days ago||
How'd they do this?! - 13 replies
So I traveled off to a different lumberyard and while waiting around, noticed this puzzle sitting by a window: I looked at it for a few minutes, did not see any glue lines or the like. It appears to have been cut w/ forstner bits. All 4 sides are the same. The golf ball can move freely, but of course will not come out. Due to some b...