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06-07-2011 12:25 PM

Illegal Rosewood harvesting in Madagascar - 22 replies

Unfortunately the pink snake (new species) is tangled up with rosewood logging – illegal kind. Rosewood is beautiful to work with… but at what cost? I think this topic has come up before. Just posting for awareness. It is not always easy to be sure the purchasing sources are legal… but we do what we can. http://news.nat...

05-23-2011 11:10 AM

Will you ever enable https? - 7 replies

Hey, I keep on loving this site – and hoping some day you can add that small extra layer of security so we are not all logging in with plain text. No offence to the other LJs, but I know many don’t understand the significance of this and it would be a shame if personal information got compromised by accident. I am truly amaz...

11-30-2010 12:23 AM

Removing a finishing nail from a mortise and tenon joint - 26 replies

I don’t think there is an easy answer to this one – I certainly can’t find one… I am taking a chair apart and hit a snag. The cross-brace on the bottom of the chair goes into the chair rail (or stile?) with a mortise and tenon joint. The joint was re-enforced with a finishing nail that only goes in half way. Now th...

06-25-2010 12:47 AM

Thank you all you lumberjocks - 3 replies

I was just thinking of where I was 433 days ago (the day before I joined this site). The feedback, encouragement and inspiration has been magnificent. I just had to post this. There I go… getting all sappy!!!

06-22-2010 01:38 AM

Help ordering replacement chisel & bit for my Delta Hollow Chisel Mortiser 14-651 - 10 replies

Here I am spending tons of time trying to get to Delta during business hours… researching on the internet… and I did not even bother to ask the experts! I need to order a new 1/4” bit for my delta mortising machine model # 14-651 and by doing some search I know quite a few of you have it but could not find this question answ...

03-13-2010 12:39 AM

The most appropriate sized lathe? - 15 replies

Hi, I looked through forum topics but there seems to be little in the last year or so that guides me towards an answer. I am very inspired by many of the wood turning objects I see here and am getting the hankerin’ for a lathe. I know there are plenty of different sizes. I don’t think I want the mega $4K lathe to make huge ta...

11-18-2009 10:26 PM

Suggestion Box: Pulse page field "Date Opened" - 1 reply

The way the pulse page is today is great. I find the organization and filters are great. I would also be helpful to have a field for “Date opened” or “Date of first posting” (however you want to flag it) so that we can tell if something is very fresh, or something is coming back into cycle. With so much to check ou...

10-23-2009 01:06 AM

Places to buy wood between Montreal (Quebec) and Ottawa (Ontario) in Canada - 7 replies

I could not figure which forum where this questions should go. I said “no” last weekend to an expedition over to Lee Valley Tools in Ottawa (someone wants me to pick out a birthday present)... because I have not had a chance to find places to buy wood nearby or in between. I’d like to optimize the driving experience. I wil...

06-30-2009 12:01 PM

How long do you tend to sand at each grit? - 19 replies

Hi, I have been reading the sanding advice on this web site and now I am wondering if I am sanding effectively. I have been experimenting on maple with finishes and now believe I have a method – but I still get areas of speckle that I believe are caused by my sanding “method”. After I put on three coats of dewaxed shellac ...

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