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|159 days ago||
what is sexist? - 22 replies
Below is a news item from the state of Washington: — Gender Neutral Language: Washington lawmakers continued their efforts to scrape the state’s laws and rules of sexist language. A measure approved by the Legislature this year mandated that references to “his” be changed to “his or her.” Other nouns like “clergyman” must be changed to “clerg...
|163 days ago||
GrabCAD and Autodesk - 1 reply
I have been using GrabCAD to get CAD models for woodworking and other endeavors. I just got an email from GrabCad announcing a collaboration with Autodesk for 2D and 3D tools available through GrabCad. Getting models has always free and the workbench AutoCAD 360 is free until September. The Autodesk Fusion 360 will also be made available. Al...
|177 days ago||
A work table with cam work holders - 9 replies
I am trying to remember who made a small, BD Workmate size, work table that used positionable cams for work holding. The table surface was drilled for dropping in the cams that could be rotated to hold the work. I though it might have been Wolfcraft but I do not see it on their web site … it is possible that it is an obsolete product!
|281 days ago||
wooden case for glasses - 3 replies
I want to make a case for glasses and I am torn about which direction I should go: rectangular box like sculptured combination Material selection (currently available in my shop) mahogany zebra wood teak, (somewhat concerned about the oil) purple heart padauk other suggestions Obviously the inside needs to be lined t...
|288 days ago||
How many cars have you owned? - 56 replies
One of my wife’s friends just bought/traded for a new car! Nothing unusual about that in itself but this was the fourth time this year. So she asked how many cars have they owned since they have been married and she responded that in 47 years they have owned 147 cars or 3.12/year In the same amount of time, we have owned 16 or 0.29/yea...
|296 days ago||
I need a solid red dye - 6 replies
I want to dye some 1/32” aircraft plywood a brilliant red but all I have been able to find are transparent dyes. Any suggestions. I don’t/can’t use paint as that just sits on the surface!
|313 days ago||
blokkz - 14 replies
Has anyone seen or used these? In this video they look simple and useful
|348 days ago||
Seasons Greetings - 8 replies
I just want to wish all lumberjocks a joyous ABCDEFGHIJKMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ!
|367 days ago||
sealing MDF? - 26 replies
What if anything will protect MDF? My first inclination is shellac but I don’t really know …..
|370 days ago||
Bob CAD anyone - 4 replies
I would like to know if any jocks are using/have used bobcad? I see pop ups for this company and it’s products but I have never heard of this company or products!
|377 days ago||
Router Sub base sizes - 3 replies
I only own three routers and I am trying to build a jig that I can use when/if I get other routers. My routers are PC 690, and old Craftsman, and a Bosch Colt. The PC and Craftsman have the same sub base diameter while the Colt has a rectangular one that replaced with a Plexiglas one the same diameter as the PC and Craftsman. I don’t wan...
|392 days ago||
Jet mortiser for sale - 3 replies
Jet JBM-5 mortise for sale at a reasonable $100! The new price is $349 from Amazon.Works beautifully but I need to make some room in my garage/shop. I have a stand with drawer that I will throw in just for more room in the shop! Any interest, please PM me and I will provide more photos of mortise, chisels (3), and stand.
|393 days ago||
Sears/Craftsman screws another inventor ... again! - 10 replies
I have heard of the socket wrench that Sears/Craftsman bought for $10,000 and made millions and now they are at it again! Bionic Wrench One does not need to wonder why we are losing the intellectual property fight and the jobs in our country! Any/all thoughts are welcome!
|432 days ago||
table saw, mobile base, total lock casters - 4 replies
My table saw allows me to use total lock casters and I was wondering if using these over a mobile base like the HTC 3000 would be a better choice? There is much less hardware associated with using the casters. Cost of the casters is about $10.00 less and I have used these before so I know they really totally lock for total immobility. My TS ...
|454 days ago||
siblings on LJ - 3 replies
Just wondering how many lumberjocks have siblings and/or relatives on the LJ site. I.E. brothers/sisters..... fathers/mothers..... others
|456 days ago||
Looking for a small DC system - 13 replies
I am looking for a small dust collection system in the less than $300 price range. What I mean by small is cubic feet of shop space. I have looked on CL and found nothing worthwhile and I suppose I could spend hours looking at products on the web but I though it would be easier to ask those that may have the answer I need!
|573 days ago||
Maker Faire Bay Area 2012 - 0 replies
Just to let anyone interested the Maker Faire for the Bay Area will be going on May 19 & 20, 2012 at the San Mateo Event Center, San Mateo CA. The link below provides all the information! Maker Fair This will be my first one and I am anxious to see what this is all about. The list of sponsors is very broad so I assume it is not jus...
|579 days ago||
Breakfast waffles - 1 reply
I don’t normally post off woodworking topics but there is always a first time! I was having waffles for breakfast and reading the news on my tablet (not an I pad) when i ran across a really big WAFFLE! Waffles anyone I guess all is FAIR in politics!
|648 days ago||
tool catalogues - 6 replies
Why don’t tool catalogues or tool advertisements, for that matter, come with ”scratch and sniff” inserts? I like the smell of tools almost as much a wood!
|666 days ago||
a FREE 3D CAD that has real power - 7 replies
I have been using 3D CAD for about 15 years because my employer deemed it necessary to be able to communicate ideas in 3D format that was used throughout the company. I did not become a power user by any means because my job was too broad. However, when I needed it was available. I used not only for design of new parts, new tools, and processe...