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|08-27-2014 05:15 AM||
Dear Friends, Thank you for all your warm thoughts and well wishes. As quickly stated Sunday we survived and are still doing fine…we are very blessed compared to so many who have lost everything… Sunday I was able to post a quick note letting you know we made it through a tough night in Napa with the 6.1 earthquake less than 5 ...
|08-24-2014 03:54 PM||
napa earthquake... - 17 replies
I POSTED NEW PHOTOS HERE: Napa Earthquake 2 Dear friends. .. My family is safe. Lots of broken glass and every shelf pretty much contents down…but overall our house seems okay…our water lines to water heater cracked and water leaking a bit…gas shut off…very low water pressure with cracjed mains… we did ev...
|12-30-2010 08:23 PM||
Goodmorning LJ’s… Got an e-mail from FineWoodworking/Taunton Press Sale…they have a bunch of books and dvd’s for 50% off…and no shipping… Here is the link: http://www.tauntonstore.com/woodworking/woodworking-warehouse-sale.html?source=WX720EMN I picked up a dvd on finishing and one on frame and pan...
|10-24-2010 06:59 PM||
Visit To John Ormsby's--Wood Gloat... - 14 replies
Last week I joined LJ Rabbet (scott) for a little journey over to see John Ormsby in Live Oak CA. Once in a while John has surplus wood that he offers for sale…although his focus is his own construction and woodworking business…not wood salesman… So when Scott asked me I thought it would be great to see John, his shop and f...
|10-20-2010 01:37 AM||
bunk bed and loft bed ideas---plans, links? - 13 replies
hey everyone… I am planning to build some bunk beds for my girls and would like to look at some loft bed plans as well… Can anyone suggest links for good plans and or photos… I havent been too ecstatic on what I have found…hoping the brain trust can help with ideas…thanks…. matt
|08-08-2010 06:23 PM||
poly on top of redwood stain??? - 12 replies
Good morning LJ’s… Sarah and I applied a coat of redwood stain to our new trellis/bench and it was amazing to step back and see the contrast with the grey deck in front or the bench and the grey fence behind the trellis… I would like to put some sort of protectant on top of the stain—-but this is a big area and wan...
|06-02-2010 05:13 AM||
LJ GETS TV SHOW... - 7 replies
There are a couple of other threads…so call me outdated…but just saw this via FineWoodworking!!! Hopefully all 20,000 of the LJ’s will watch and promote tommy!!! http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/27512/woodcraft-signs-on-to-sponsor-tommy-macdonalds-wgbh-woodworking-show Good luck…can’t wait to see the out...
|11-05-2009 05:57 AM||
Hi everyone…I have been toying with the idea of building a small sailboat…I had been on the SLLOOOOOOW plan of building my overall skills, and taking classes….learning to sail and building in the next 5 years… Then in my research I came across The Stevenson Pocket Yacht designs…and I have spent about 20 umpteeen ...
|08-22-2009 04:50 PM||
Wood craft WOOD SALE---are these good prices??? - 26 replies
Good morning… This week I got a flier from Woodcraft saying the “Bay Area” Wood craft stores are going to have a “Project Stimulus Sale” on wood…since I have not gotten into too many quality woods outside of pen making I am not experienced with knowing how to buy wood—-and most importantly what are go...
|12-01-2008 07:48 PM||
check out this plane on Craig's list... - 9 replies
I know nothing about wood planes…but saw this one on craig’s list for $30 so I thought I would share it with all of you since the guy said he deals by mail… http://sfbay.craigslist.org/nby/clt/940089284.html is it a good deal? matt
|11-12-2008 06:25 AM||
Hey everyone…I finished my first wine stopper and got real far on #2 when i bunged it up…actually burnt the top…her I made my first wine bottle stopper today…and really glad…it actually was easier then the pens since there is little prep with the pen tubes and glue, etc… but had one big problem…at ...
|09-01-2008 06:21 AM||
LJ Map---where did it go? - 4 replies
I was sending Charlie a msg to wish him well with Gustav…and then I thought…and wondered who else may live ialong the Gulf Coast… SO I went to look for the map we used to have which had all the jock’s on it…and you could search for people by zooming in the map… Is it there and I cant find it via a new li...
|08-07-2008 07:18 AM||
Question of the "NIGHT" 8/7/08? - 19 replies
Okay…if you dont know why I am throwing this out there——DONT WORRY ABOUT IT…TRUST ME…just enjoy the question, the responses, and most of all the COMRADERIE of just being an LJ… Todays question will be…hmmm…”if you were stuck in middle of the desert…and you could only have one tool with you…what would it be ...
|07-09-2008 05:45 PM||
Congrats Woodwhisperer! - 10 replies
Hey…just opened up my latest copy of Popular Woodworking and was pleased to see a feature on the Woodwhisperer and then later a column by him!!! Good luck with this new venture! So far I read the feature on you…and started your column… Let the boss know I will be keeping my subscription as well—-just got a renewal ...
|05-30-2008 06:32 AM||
SINGLE DIGITS DAY!!! - 35 replies
Ok…there is no reason for this post except to say one thing…tomorrow represents annual SINGLE DIGITS DAY…the day that we are down to 9 DAYS LEFT IN SCHOOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH…..........WEEEEEEEEEEEOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO…......... Teachers get “senioritus” too…but this is the tim...
|05-05-2008 02:13 AM||
Hey everyone… the beginner here is still working on his neighbors cutting board…and I am worried about sanding the end grain of this cutting board… I only have a quarter-sheet sander and not an orbital sander…I have sanded the entire cutting board down…rounded the corners as prescribed, routed a new “gut...
|04-28-2008 06:37 AM||
hey guys…I am working on re-doing a cutting board for my neighbor…he saw me working on my planters and was impressed (yes—-with my work!!! actaully I am excited to show all of you my long awaited planters…)...’ Anyways he asked me if I would “clean up” his cutting board and add a “gutter”...
|05-06-2007 05:25 PM||
Advice on ShopSmith--Mark V - 36 replies
Finishing up the school year quick—-24 days! And spending my free time building a picnic table and watching a lot of woodworking videos. In one of the video series I have borrowed from the library the hosts use a machine by “Shop Smith” called the “Mark V”. It has a table saw, lathe, drill press, jointer ( i th...
|04-19-2007 01:15 AM||
LJ sight reacting slow last 24 hours? - 11 replies
Is it just me or is the LJ sight taking time to move from place to place…I thought it might be my computer, but I am getting around the internet just fine except here…just wondering how others are doing…
|04-15-2007 07:51 PM||
"Next Project" Button needed... - 2 replies
I love checking everyday for new projects…and I dont mean to be picky…but when we click into a project to look at it…is there a button anywhere to go onto the next project or do you have to “back” out of it and then click onto the next one? Either way…great site…having fun and learning a lot!