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|08-21-2016 02:29 AM||
Temporary profile photo - 10 replies
I changed my profile for this week to celebrate my 50th wedding anniversary.The photo is 49 years old.And, I am a little bit older than that!
|08-16-2016 05:30 AM||
How to make a large wooden ring? - 11 replies
I need a 15-1/2” inside diameter, 5 ” tall ring with the outside diameter not being that critical!Obviously I think about wood first but, kerfing one side for all 50+ inches, seems like a lot of error prone work. If kerfing is the obvious choice, how do I calculate the kerf? I am also open to other suggestions?
|03-07-2016 06:21 PM||
An elegant tool - 10 replies
I foun this, totally by accident, on YouTube and came across this shopbuilt “tool” I thought was rather useful and elegant. Here is a link to instructables for the plans and how to build it. Since this is shop built, it is open to customization!
|03-03-2016 07:05 AM||
Some outstanding wood music - 9 replies
This video is woodworking that makes music! Be sure to turn up the volume! Some real imaginative and somewhat tedious work!
|10-17-2015 08:36 PM||
Has anyone used MODULAN - 0 replies
Just curious if anyone has used Modulan, OBOMudulan, for sign making? The only use able link I found has a PDF data sheet available
|08-09-2015 05:18 PM||
New CAD program - 23 replies
My son called me last night about a new CAD application that looks very promising in that it is cloud based and can run on a PC, tablet, and phone (iPhone or Android). There invitation page is:OnShape This is a Beta version and watching their About video sounds like they are very serious about their goals of use anywhere and make it simple...
|07-22-2015 04:30 AM||
When is a router bit too dull? - 11 replies
I was doing an inventory of my router bits to get an idea of how many I have and, at the same time, to categorize them; i.e. carbide/HSS, piloted, and edge forming when it came upon me that some of these bits are very old and may/may not be good (not sharp) any more! My question is, what is a simple way to determine if a bit is sharp enough ...
|12-05-2014 08:26 PM||
Trees tell the story - 6 replies
California has been in a severe drought for the last three years and, although we have had 167% of normal in the last few days we are not out of the woods yet as we have not made up for the previous sparse years. An article in the San Jose Mercury News relates a study shows to put this drought into perspective by looking at tree rings. Int...
|07-29-2014 04:40 AM||
just what this world needs - 7 replies
I was sent this link by my neighbor as he knows I am a woodworker and would not appreciate this machine. Although it is am awesome machine, it just makes clear cutting way too easy and leaves nothing but chips!
|04-10-2014 05:57 AM||
Back issues of American Woodworker - 16 replies
I have about 30 issues of ”American Woodworker” that I will give away for the shipping cost. I have not checked the dates or issues as I first want to see if there is any interest at all! Either post a reply here or PM me if you are interested!
|03-25-2014 03:50 PM||
Magnificent Music Box - 9 replies
Take a look at this piece!Automated music box
|02-19-2014 03:46 AM||
A good article woodworkers/lovers - 2 replies
Fellow wood workers and wood lovers here is an article from Popular Science that attempts to make wood the building material of the future.
|01-29-2014 07:47 PM||
I am considering the Logan Graphics Dual Point Driver and would like to know if any LJ has used this tool and how it worked for them as I have a number of picture frames that need the pictures and back mounted. The frames are salvaged 100 year old red oak.I tried glazier points without any real success and a lot of effort.Thanks!
|01-16-2014 01:49 AM||
shop envy - 12 replies
Popular Science article on Carl Bass, “The Maker King” and CEO of Autodesk and a force behind the ”MAKER MOVEMENT”! Shopbot is one of those that I know of is part of the MAKER MOVEMENT! According to the article there are an estimated 100K designs and instructions on Instructables and also part of the MAKER MOVEME...
|01-03-2014 07:31 AM||
MAYTEN logs available - 7 replies
A Mayten tree is starting to encroach on my roof and patio cover and, despite my efforts to control it, it has to be removed! If anyone wants any Mayten wood logs please let me know soon as I will have a long trunk section available early next week. I am asking $10 for a 12’ long ~6-1/2” diameter piece plus shipping (I have no ...
|07-02-2013 02:42 AM||
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...
|06-28-2013 04:25 PM||
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...
|06-14-2013 06:09 AM||
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!
|03-02-2013 07:48 AM||
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...
|02-23-2013 05:36 AM||
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...