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|14 days ago||
Asking help on pricing these tools - 23 replies
Had a call from a lady that had heard about my fire. Her husband passed 5 years ago. His woodshop has been shut down for about 7 years. She offered to sell me anything out of there that I wanted. So I went to look. No real goldmine finds, but a few things that are alright to help get me running. Keep in mind that most of this is in the 10-15 yea...
|22 days ago||
Termite treatment? - 15 replies
I have never had to deal with termites. But I have a customer that wants to ship some of my items to an area that does have them. Is there a way to treat the items to protect them? Thanks for reading.
|39 days ago||
Do you really remember everything in your shop? - 44 replies
Over the last couple weeks I have thought a lot about everything in the shop that was never on “the list”. We all keep track of major tools, stationary power tools, portable power tools, all of our commonly used hand tools, maybe a fancy workbench and so on. But how often do you think of things like ladders (I had 4 fiberglass ladder...
|40 days ago||
Kindness from an LJ - 26 replies
I have received LOTS of well wishes from the entire community. Today, one took it a step further. In a package that only an LJ would send He sent this set of chisels Once again showing why I am proud to be associated with this group. This is highly appreciated and will be greatfullyuutilized.
|47 days ago||
Is there an advantage to worm-drive circular saw? - 44 replies
I am shopping for new tools. Just wondering if there is an advantage to having a worm drive on a circular saw. Thanks for reading
|49 days ago||
Follow up and a big THANK YOU - 45 replies
First I want to say thank you to all of the support I have received from the Lumberjocks community. I was surprised, impressed and humbled by how much support I have received. It’s an honor. First I want to say that the clean up starts this weekend and I will start building a new shop in a month or so. I am happy to say that the new sho...
|50 days ago||
sad end to my shop - 190 replies
This is what my shop looked like last night And this is this morning It was a nice quiet afternoon yesterday so I decided to burn a scrap pile. At about 5:00 in the evening I soaked it down with water. I was certain I had properly put it out. Overnight the winds came in strong, about 50 mph. The wind ob...
|56 days ago||
First Logo - opinions please, with picture - 52 replies
First attempt at a logo. It’s a stamp. My thought is to put a date and initials next to it. I would like your options on the look of it. Oops, kind of forgot the picture
|61 days ago||
Reactions to Greenheart? - 7 replies
I have worked with quite a few different types of wood over the years. Never really had any problems with any of them. Recently I had a chance to get a piece of Greenheart. First time I have ever been around it. Sawing or Sanding it caused me to instantly start coughing a lot. I now wear a mask to do anything with it. No skin reaction. Just curi...
|68 days ago||
Lumberjocks Consumer report section suggestion - 15 replies
I know that we have a review section for equipment. But would it be to difficult or possible to put it into an organized fashion like a consumer report? My thought is that we get LOTS of forum topics on which is the best type of equipment to buy. Maybe if we had a section that just simply dedicated to types of equipment then they could just loo...
|73 days ago||
Drawer glides - 13 replies
I am building a lot of dressers lately. Just wondering if anyone has a place to buy drawer glides in bulk at a better price. Thanks for reading.
|85 days ago||
My year was good, how was yours? - 36 replies
First let me say why that some would say that I didn’t have a good year. 1. My divorce was finalized. I end the year being forced to sell my house and shop.2. I have had lots of unexpected expenses and will end the year losing money on my business3. I was diagnosed with leukemia4. My stepson who I am still close with, was diagnosed...
|119 days ago||
moisture in Beetle Kill Pine - 11 replies
I am cutting up the logs that were cut down 19 days ago. Thought I would show the moisture in fresh cut beetle kill This is one cut up a couple weeks And then the elm I cut about a month ago The pictures are intentionally upside down so you can read the gage
|124 days ago||
It has begun! - 30 replies
Yes the long awaited and often threatened SHOP CLEANUP has begun. I vow that my wonderful work bench will be usable and not a storage unit. I vow not to save 100 board feet of truly useless scraps because I might need them tomorrow. Realistically tomorrow I will make more. I will know the exact location of all of my tools I will ...
|126 days ago||
wood ID please again - 15 replies
Gentleman showed me this and said is has no finish on it. Said he has several logs from this. Just looking for ideas.
|143 days ago||
wood ID please - 30 replies
After our snow storm, there were thousands of trees damaged. Trying to make the best of a bad situation, I have beenttrying to get any logs and keep them from the evil firewood collectors. These logs were sitting by the curb for pickup. They were big enough to slab so I took them. Initially I thought they were boxelder. Now I am not so sure. Whe...
|157 days ago||
Prelude to winter - 35 replies
In South Dakota, it’s not unusual to get some snow in October. This is a bit much. Friday morning Saturday morning can you see the pickup? It hasn’t moved since the last picture About 7 feet deep in back of the house Since we expected “some” of this, I set up to pour epoxy on matching coffe...
|179 days ago||
Chainsaw safety - 21 replies
Just got a new chain saw, sure glad I saw this one before I tried to start it. As we slowly move through life, we need to keep ourselves occupied with small projects…......Like this guy. I know, I saw it right away too…. No safety glasses or hearing protection. And I caught something else that is really important: he has no ...
|187 days ago||
operation game question - 5 replies
I need a picture of the operation game board without the wire and tweezers. I have a lady that wants me to make a large version of it for a fund raiser. I want to glue a large picture of it on plywood. Can someone take a picture for me?
|198 days ago||
Branding vs ink stamp - 10 replies
I want to start marking my products with a logo. I am leaning towards a branding iron versus an ink stamp. However, I decided to ask before I commit.