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06-21-2014 06:11 PM

Searching for Almond Wood - 5 replies

I am searching for some Almond Wood to make a walking stick. I have a client who is adamant in having the entire walking stick made from Almond Wood and I have not had much luck in finding long, solid pieces. I need the finished piece to be 48” tall or taller, 1.5-2” thick along the bottom shaft and if possible 3” on the top ...

06-22-2013 01:54 PM

DIY-ers: Great site for household item parts! - 5 replies

I needed to repair an LP gas stove top that was not igniting. I found this website that has great photos so you can see what it looks like and they delivered quickly and had affordable shipping. The customer service is also excellent. Keep this one in your file for when you need to fix an appliance that could otherwise cost you a LOT of $$$$....

03-23-2013 01:25 AM

Stolen Walking Canes - 13 replies

Hello All, My main interest in woodworking is creating custom ergonomic walking canes from various exotic and domestic hardwoods. One of my clients has had three such canes made for himself, as he needs one to be mobile. Unfortunately, he has had all three of them stolen. The most recent theft is Big Tall Cane #130: Lychee, Padauk & Pu...

01-29-2013 11:08 PM

"Exhibit & Sale of Western Design" - 0 replies

For those of you who work in Western motif or design, you may be interested in this competition: Exhibit & Sale of Western Design If you DO enter, please let us know by posting here!

12-17-2012 10:27 PM

Powerful flashlight! - 5 replies

FYI: I thought I’d let you know of a really REALLY powerful flashlight that I have purchased that out illuminates the competition. Although I admit I have not tested all of the others, just the info provided has others beat. I was intrigued by an ad by a well known wood tool website (G*) that boasts a 700 lumen flashlight for sale. T...

11-20-2012 02:34 PM

Unsolicited e-mail (with a "kiss") - 15 replies

Is anyone else getting this? I found a message from my LJ profile page as follows: Subject: Re: mmh’s Profile> > DO NOT REPLY TO THIS EMAIL> View this comment, read all the existing comments, or post a comment of your own at:>> >—————————&#...

08-12-2012 02:50 AM

Auction of hand tools Support a GREAT Cause! - 1 reply

Please check out this auction for some hand planes that are supporting a GREAT cause to help build homes for our wounded veterans who need a wheelchair friendly environment: Hand Plane Auction. Even if you don’t use or need a hand plane, please take a look at this wounded vet’s story. Remember, it’s not just a tool, it&#...

05-09-2011 04:58 AM

Dremel 8000 Series 10.8-Volt Cordless Rotary Tool - 2 replies

I’m interested in getting a cordless rotary tool as I’ve got an older corded version and I find that holding the tool stresses my hand/wrist to the point that I am in more pain than comfort. I am hoping that the 10.8 volt version is light enough, yet still has some power and control. If anyone has one of the 8000 series please po...

04-22-2011 05:48 PM

Canes For Wounded Warriors - 103 replies

Here is a new direct link to my project: Custom artistic ergonomic fancy wood canes for wounded warriors : ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Hello Everyone, As many who know me, know that I focus on making walking canes. You can view one of my techniques at How To Make A Custom Cane . I am currently trying to get my project idea approved for the Peps...

06-17-2010 08:12 AM

Nice Koa wood for pens - 1 reply

Since I’m not turning pens I can’t use these small koa wood blanks, but I thought someone here may be interested in a source for some extraordinary woods like Koa, Macadamia, Coral wood, etc.. This person has some really nice blanks for sale:

05-01-2010 10:24 AM

Antique table salvaged from dump - Looking for TLC - 6 replies

This person found this table in the dump and salvaged it. It’s up for bid on e-Bay in hopes of finding it a craftsperson to give it some TLC: . Maybe someone here is willing to give it a new l...

02-18-2010 01:05 AM

Verizon's latest marketing ploy - 1 reply

I have come across another marketing ploy: If you use Verizon phone/internet/tv services, check your ”Miscellaneous Charges and Credits” from E-mailBundle for a monthly fee of $14.97. This is a 3rd party fee that is automatically billed and you can cancel this and have Verizon block all 3rd party fees. I have no idea what th...

02-09-2010 11:13 PM

Tips for drying harvested woods: Dead trees, Storms, etc. - 9 replies

I thought this would be an interesting subject to start as since we’re having record snowfall (20” last week, another 8”-20” tonight/tomorrow), we are also having trees in our neighborhood snap or fall from the heavy weight of the wet snow. We lost a branch from our 25’ holly tree and have cut the leafy branches of...

01-03-2010 09:39 PM

Professional vs. Amateur - 21 replies

One of the things I love about the Lumber Jocks website is that people from all levels of woodworking and from all walks of life can enjoy each other’s ideas, thoughts and skills. The vast array of talent here is astounding and it makes it even more enjoyable when you see a small novice piece posted next to an extraordinary mastered piece...

12-10-2009 12:58 AM

FRAUD ALERT: Large Sales Order Paid with Credit Card - 10 replies

This is for all of you who sell your work and may have a website. I previously posted a similar warning when I received a large order via e-mail for one of my canes. I thought it odd since I do custom, one-of-a-kind work to have someone request a large order of one style. The short of this story is that t...

12-08-2009 04:29 PM

WARNING: Store Clerk asking for Social Security Number! - 16 replies

This is from a conversation I had with my Dad that I didn’t realize was an alarm at the time, as I didn’t believe the facts were accurate, but he recently re-told this story, confirming them and I thought it should be mentioned. He was at a local electronics store (RS) and asked the sales clerk for some information about a product...

12-03-2009 06:59 PM

"Don't Mean Nothin'" by Robin Marsett; an interesting read - 3 replies

Since there seem to be a good percentage of veterans here I thought this may be of interest. This book is based on true life experiences of the Vietnam war and was written by a good friend of my husband. He was a navigator and electronics specialist in a Mohawk. The book is written in character but there is a lot of referrence that tell that ...

12-03-2009 09:03 AM

A Worthy Charity - 3 replies

Well, I realize that times are pretty tough for many of you but I thought I’d share some insight on a charity that I have given to in the past and presently still active with and feel that it is worthy of mention. Heifer International is an organization that helps families around the globe (including the USA) by showing them how to rais...

11-28-2009 06:52 PM

Thankful for my mishaps - 12 replies

Well, my journey of “Thanks” started the week before Thanksgiving. While cleaning up in the kitchen I flicked on and off the garbage disposal to make the water drain out, as there’s usually an air pocket that prevents the water from flowing quickly. If I do this just right it doesn’t back up into the adjoining sink and ...

09-21-2009 06:26 PM

Legal SCAM! "Free Armored Safes - beat 72 hr. order deadline! - 6 replies

I just had my Dad call me about this great offer. I read it and was shocked as to how real it looked, but quickly realized it’s a scam, legal or not, it’s still a scam. For those of you who may mistake a paid newspaper “Advertisement” as a legitimate article, please read this article on a legal SCAM that is periodica...

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