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1722 days ago

Hi Friends! - 29 replies

Yeah, it’s me. I’m still here. I haven’t been active on the site in awhile, but I’ve been following along with posts and email notifications. I’m headed into the shop this week to do something that is both joyful and distasteful. This afternoon, I say goodbye to an old friend and companion and then head to the s...

1976 days ago

Dewalt DW-788 Scroll Saw Tune Up - 2 replies

Hi Folks, My daughter and wife have taken an interest in scroll saw puzzles and Christmas ornaments. My old Delta saw, affectionately referred to as “The Vibrator,” (No innuendo intended nor implied,) didn’t give me any confidence in teaching my daughter and wife how to use it. So, as I’ve been coveting the purchase ...

2014 days ago

Campaign Humor - 12 replies

I’m not sure if you all have seen this, but as we’ve just gone through a fed election up here and most everyone is sick to death of the fed election going on down there, here’s some humor from our friends at JibJab…

2305 days ago

Single Serving Friends - 29 replies

I’ve always been curious about the dynamic of the internet based friendship. The single serving friend, or the imaginary friend (as my wife calls it.) They dynamic I’m most curious in, is not in the formation of the friendships, but in the way they seem to develop with great haste, and then, seemingly, die at the same rate. Some...

2332 days ago

How to Hammer a Spike Above Your Head - 18 replies

2347 days ago

Clamp Rack for the Space Challenged - 15 replies

Hi folks, I was just perusing another forum, while drinking hot coffee. I came upon this link. I thought it was worth sharing as it is an excellent way of storing clamps for the space challenged shop. Linky: http://woodworking.phruksawan.com/clampCabinet/ Picture of the Project: Please note, this is not my idea, or my shop. I...

2356 days ago

Veterans Week Canada - November 5 - 11 - 8 replies

The History of Canadian Military Involvement in World Conflicts can be read, here. Each year, Canada marks Veterans’ Week from November 5 to 11. Veterans’ Week is a time to honour and remember all those who served Canada in times of war, military conflict and peace. Throughout the week, commemorative events and activities will b...

2381 days ago

Bowl Turning Video - Traditional vs Modern - 17 replies

This is a pretty interesting video posted by robinturns, the guy working the hardest in the video. Please note, I had nothing to do with the production of this video. I only found it while surfing youtube. If you want to make comments for the poster, the link to the posting is here. Robin does an entire bowl in the video located here.

2384 days ago

Hand Planes?? What do I buy?? - 29 replies

First, let me start by saying I’m not a hand plane expert. Hopefully our resident experts will chime in, but I’m going to pass on some information that I gathered from questions, posts, private messages and some unsolicited information that was given to me. In a nutshell: (Most of this information was gleaned from woodnet forums...

2400 days ago

Bringing your mentor into your shop... - 9 replies

I was reading Douglas's blog entry this morning. It’s about his father…go read it. Anyway, Doug brings up the discussion of woodworking mentors. My father is my biggest DIY influence, but I was thinking about actual woodworking influences and if I, indeed, could be considered to have a mentor. Then I realized, I have just broug...

2406 days ago

Fiddling with the shop cam again.... - 24 replies

2416 days ago

Lumberjocks Cyber Skill Share Intro Download - 3 replies

For any Jocks, preparing a Cyber Skill Share Video, there is a precanned intro available here. It’s in .mov format. If you need it in any other format, just let me know. It’s a boxnet, so you might have to join. It’s free to join so, sorry for any inconvenience. Download Linkage Cheers!

2420 days ago

2000 - 46 replies

Not that I’m counting.

2428 days ago

Getting Robbed - A newbie's experience. - 41 replies

On or about July 27, we awoke to find my wife’s truck stolen, personal items, golf clubs and assorted things missing. This is a surreal experience if I’ve ever had one. Wake up, look out the garage, see the doors open, truck gone. Dammit! I phone the police. Nice gal, the dispatcher. She takes some information that I soon rea...

2463 days ago

Lumberjocks Cyber Skill Share - 10 replies

Greetings Fellow Lumberjocks! Lumberjocks.com is woodworkers sharing their skills with friends. In that theme, we have created the Cyber Skill Share Series of Videos. Starting with a podcast on turning, Lumberjocks will be encouraged to created video howto’s demonstrating various woodworking techniques. The series, Cyber Skill Share,...

2464 days ago

Congratulations, Neil! (Furnitologist) - 14 replies

Furnitologist and Lumberjock extraordinairre, Neil Lamens, landed the cover project on the September 2007 cover of Wood Magazine! Way to go Neil! Check out Neil's blog, if you haven’t! Cheers!

2473 days ago

It started with shaking hands and sweat pouring down my face... - 17 replies

Then came a steady shaking and an inability to sit still. I realized that I not only hadn’t logged onto Lumberjocks in over 8 hours, but now I find that I CAN’T. Oh the humanity! It’s 2am…I’m laying awake in a house that is over 30 degrees. I go down to catch up on my cyber imaginary friends work. I still can&#...

2482 days ago

Are we living healthy lives? The Rat Race of the 21st Century. - 28 replies

I was driving to work today. I had my kids and was dropping them off with my mom and dad. As I approached a busy local intersection, the car in front of my ran the stop sign. They continued on. It’s a 4 way stop. The car to the right of me also ran their stop sign. The intersection was finally clear so I proceeded. My 8 year old ask...

2483 days ago

Shop Organizatiion and Project Management - Mac users - 10 replies

As a devotee to the linux based PC, I have delved lately into Mac. Don’t celebrate yet, David and Debbie. I’m not a convert. However, I did find a jewel of a program for shop project management and organization. It’s a homework manager for students. However, my test drives through it make it IDEAL for my shop purposes. ...

2484 days ago

A Celebrity Visitor to the Shop - 7 replies

He didn’t leave his name, but as Spid-ato man was named by the LJ group, so should this transforming spud.

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