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05-22-2018 02:48 AM

My wife wants ... - 9 replies

Hopefully the title won’t scare you! We have a maple bathroom cabinet that is about 12 years old and is starting to look like it!The doors are 12-1/4” ×18-3/4” with a 2” frame around the 3/8” inset panel.She wants the inset panel GONE! I do not want to disassemble the door as the glue joints are still good and...

06-08-2017 05:32 AM

Does this look like proper assembly? - 13 replies

I was “rummaging” around the Web and ran across this build of a cabinet and out of curiosity I watched it. DIY Rustic Bathroom Vanity I started getting concerned about the solid panels screwed to cross grain stiles on the doors and the solid wood sides again screwed to the cross members of the frame. Just wondering if this l...

06-06-2017 02:40 AM

Another type of CNC? - 8 replies

I ran across this video of other type of CNC!In fact there are a number of videos showing this machine.It does cut sheet stock fairly well, has a very small footprint, and looks inexpensive compared to traditional CNC.

03-16-2017 04:44 AM

Lawsuit against Harbor Freight - 8 replies

Just wondering if anyone else received an email regarding a lawsuit against Harbor Freight?A short summary: What this case is about: The lawsuit is about Plaintiff’s claims alleging that Harbor Freight violated the law by advertising merchandise as “on sale” or “comp at” that had not been sold at the stated regular or “comp at” price for 28 o...

08-21-2016 02:29 AM

Temporary profile photo - 15 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

Has anyone used the Logan Graphics dual point driver - 4 replies

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...

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