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716 days ago

Well I've just been introduced to buffing... - 15 replies

Hey everyone :) So I’ve known about buffing for a long time but have never been introduced to it. I bought a little buffing kit and well, I’m completely hooked on it. I would like to ask (for when I buy a buffer this week) What cleaners and polishers do you use and where can you find them? What works good on poly (my main finish of f...

725 days ago

Thinning water based poly? - 7 replies

Simple question here for the ones who can answr it for me lol. I was planning to use a wipe on poly for my current project but I don’t want the yellow tint over time. So my alternative is water based poly. I really hate using a brush I would much rather wipe it on. Can I add a thinner of any kind to it and have no worries on the end results?

729 days ago

Painting wood...help - 5 replies

Okay lumberjocks I have a quick question. I am carving a maple leaf into a piece of walnut and will be painting a good portion of it. My question(s) is/are. Should I prime the wood first where the paint will be? and I’m putting wipe on poly after so should I poly over the painted area with the rest of the project? will the paint smudge at ...

736 days ago

A clever jig to make for laminating wood...pics included - 10 replies

Hey folks :) . I haven’t posted much on here lately but I have to post a new jig I have made. I am very impressed with the idea and figured its good to share. I am laminating walnut and cherry together and this jig evenly distributes the pressure. Its very handy for when your clamps are being used and you have no more to spare. Its 2̵...

904 days ago

Birch vs Maple - 16 replies

okay everyone. my question plain and simply is what are the differences between the two? They both look the same to me. What are the pros and cons about the diffences? Just wondering.

918 days ago

Walnut...first time - 9 replies

Hey gang :) hows everyone? Sorry I haven’t been around lately, been kinda busy working n stuff. I missed all y’all. Right now I’m workin hard on the new jail/disciplinary building here in Windsor so I haven’t had much time in the shop. My family is doing well and kids are growing fast. My daughter is going into JK this S...

961 days ago

Finishing Walnut? - 32 replies

Okay so I am working on my first project with walnut and I need some info. My question for you folks is “what is a good finish for walnut and is there anything I should specifically know about it?” oil? BLO? poly? What do you think?

982 days ago

Concrete countertops? Anyone? - 8 replies

Hey gang. Long time no chat! Merry Christmas by the way! I have a question in regards to remodelling my kitchen. Hands down you know I’m going to talk about making new cabinets etc but my question is plain and simply “Has anyone done concrete countertops and if so how?”

1072 days ago

What does everybody have so much against pine? - 60 replies

Okay, so maybe pine is a softwood, I understand. Maybe its the cheapest/most common wood out there. Maybe its the wood for beginners. But why does everybody talk it down like its nothing? To be honest, I absolutely LOVE pine. To double that, I love knotty pine more than select. Out of the couple dozen woods that I have ever worked with, pine is ...

1075 days ago

SORRY LJS!!! - 20 replies

SO SORRY TO ALL LJS WHO HAD JUST READ THE PREVIOUS FORUM….MY BROTHER TYPED THAT UP WHILE I WAS IN MY SHOP….DONT TAKE ANY OF THAT SERIOUSLY!!! i WOULDNT DO SUCH THING!!!!!!

1075 days ago

So I found a catch 22 with the Home Depot - 121 replies

FELLAS NOOOO!!!! I DIDN’T DO ANYTHING OF WHICH WAS JUST PREVIOUSLY SAID!!!! MY MORONIC BROTHER THOUGHT IT WOULD BE FUNNY TO POST SOMETHING TO GET ME IN CRAP!!! I WOULD NEVER DO SUCH THING!!! I USED TO WORK AT HOME DEPOT AND I KNOW 90% OF THE PEOPLE THAT WORK THERE. REPEAT!!! IM SORRY IF THIS GOT EVERYONE ROWLED UP BUT I WOULD NEVER DO ...

1091 days ago

Timber framer...Know one? - 10 replies

Okay todays question is towards my main goal in life. I absolutely LOVE timber framing and am desparate to get into the trade. I am a carpenter of Local 494 and it doesn’t get anymore miserable when you never even touch wood in industrial construction. My dream is to put my talents into gear by carving, joining, and erecting timber frame h...

1106 days ago

Patina? Question... - 10 replies

I have to make this short and sweet because I’m in a rush but, I have an antique given to me via client and she wants it refinished, yet keep the patina to it…Tell me what you think? Possible? Thanks for your time sorry I had to make it so short

1114 days ago

So... I kinda have a gloat...heheee - 20 replies

So, today to start was the ‘DeWalt Demo Day” at home depot (in my area) and I had planned ahead to go to it. There was a deal going on where if you buy any 18V power tool you either get one free or get 2 batteries free. I didn’t happen to have enough for drill number 11 in my collection so I had just bought what was cheapest wh...

1122 days ago

Confusing wood identification :S ....help me...(pics included) - 21 replies

Okay I had just recently started a forum on having a source on here to identify wood and this is one reason why… I have just cut out this nice burl out of what I thought was an ash tree but then I looked at the leaves and got confused. The burl originally looks like maple to me but the leaves are throwing me off. I am Canadian so I̵...

1122 days ago

Opinion for the LJ's site.. - 10 replies

This is just a quick forum I had to mention because I thought it would be a great idea. We all come across identifying wood here and there and it can get very confusing. SO… why not have a page on LJ’s of all the types of woods and trees with pictures and facts on how to classify them? Meh, just my two cents :/

1130 days ago

Okay...heres a question for y'all (workshop blues) - 64 replies

Now, I’ve been busy working quite a bit on a variety of projects in and outside my shop. All is done and has slowed down for me. I’m back in the shop with workshop blues. What do you do when you have no projects due and you have nothing to build for yourself? My workshop is clean and tidy and I’m stumped. What do you do when yo...

1162 days ago

New Lumber Jocks Contest....I can already tell you who will win... - 9 replies

So the new contest starts July 1st and its based on birdhouses….hands down I can already say who will win JOHN! You arse! I’m gonna steal your best project, repost it under MY NAME and enter it! Muahahahahaha

1181 days ago

I'm a 2 yr old Lumberjock today! - 21 replies

Hi, my name is mark and I’m a LJ-aholic. I have a mental disease and they don’t know what to call it. But I’m addicted and don’t plan to rehab this issue. Thanks to all of you who share your addiction with me. The only help I won’t refuse is the help I get towards woodworking. lol Thanks everyone!

1181 days ago

Okay sand paper results for finishing. - 14 replies

Now previously I’ve had many questions in regards to getting the best out of my finishing and I was mentioned 1000 grit+ . So that being said today I have placed an order to Lee Valley for 1000, 1500, and 2000 grit sand paper. So what I wanna ask is what proper methods do I use with these grits and for what kind of results? Hence I mainly ...

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