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04-13-2018 04:07 AM

Where to find Basswood in Madison WI area - 8 replies

I will be in Madison WI in late May. I would like to get a moderate supply of Basswood [4/4, 8/4, and 12/4] for carving projects. I would like to get a lead on suppliers in the Madison area.Can anyone offer suggestion?iraCentral Calif.

11-05-2017 01:35 AM

wood flashlights - 10 replies

Several years ago, I posted a ‘Project’ that was ‘Wood flashlight’. Many LJ’s have queried me on the project. Well, yesterday I was in my local Home Depot and found they are now again selling the same flashlights at 8 ea for $9.99.If you are wanting to try making these easy-to-make flashlight, now is the time. ...

07-29-2016 07:45 PM

FREE magazines - 1 reply

I have a nearly complete set of the Shop Notes magazines. FREE to the first person that calls [or emails] and will pick them up at my shop in Modesto CA. They will be going into the trash if not gone in two weeks!Ira209 552 9583

12-25-2015 12:21 AM

Suitability of Magnolia grandiflora for woodworking - 5 replies

I have 6 Magnolia shade trees that must be removed as they are damaging concrete and getting into the power lines.The trees are from 10”D to 18”D. When cut, they should yield 6’ to 10’ logs. I have access to a Woodmiser mill for milling.Questions: Is the wood desirable? How does it turn? Are the boards stable during th...

12-14-2015 04:20 AM

Re-using sanding belts - 9 replies

I had been told that you can clean and re-use type X and Y cloth backed sanding belts using a pressure washer.I have just learned that you CAN clean and restore sanding medium. I have a 37” x 60” Lobo wide-belt sander and a number of $50 belts filled with sanding dust and burns/pitch. Recently I took a few belts out and pressure...

03-25-2015 11:19 PM

Wanted..Plans for a Planer Outfeed table. - 1 reply

I have a Powermatic 20” planer of approximately 1990 vintage. Works great. But I have no off-feed [out-feed] table. The Powermatic planer has a fixed [elevation] head and the in-feed table is adjustable. I have seen several automatically adjustable off-feed tables that are attached firmly to the in-feed table. When the in-feed table is ...

01-24-2015 11:55 PM

Please help idnetify this wood - 5 replies

A local tree service dropped off a log, claiming it to be ‘Fruitless Pear’ When we sawed, we found the wood to be orange and we found some ‘Tiger Strip’ grain pattern. Just what is it? And the other wood in the pictures is from some 100 year old olive trees.

11-24-2014 04:22 AM

Projects for Granddaughter's girl scout members - 8 replies

I have been asked for assistance training for 7 girl scout each about 12 year old . One of these is my granddaughter who has a bit of time with me in the wood shop. The others have no experience whatever in woodworking. What kind of a project could I use to introduce these young ladies to woodworking? One of the restraints is time. Thes...

01-29-2014 04:19 AM

Roll Call in Northern San Joaquin Valley of California - 7 replies

Would like to touch bases with more of the Lumberjocks, [and Jills] in this area. I have met a few and they seem all to be nice people/craftsmen. But lets expand this and plan a get-together and swap stories some time. Maybe stage a tool swap or wood exchange. Maybe just a campfire. What Say?Ira 209 552 9583

09-23-2013 03:05 AM

Woodworking Show, Sacramento CA in November - 5 replies

Attention all LJ’s.Woodworking Shows is returning to Northern California in early November. The show is to be held in Sacramento at Cal Expo on November 8, 9, and 10. Shall We Meet?Should we have a booth?

07-13-2013 10:09 PM

Granite Slabs for Free! - 1 reply

I have several various sized pieces of granite from 7” x 19” x 1.3” to 19” x 32” x 1.3”. Very level/straight/flat. Can be used in sharpening tools. FREE or trade. Must pick up in Modesto.

07-30-2012 03:36 AM

Woodworking shows - 7 replies

I just checked the schedule for 2012/2013 and find Woodworking Shows will NOT be on the West Coast. No shows in the Pacific Northwest, Sacramento, or Sorthern California. Is this true? I can’t believe they are foresaking us!

06-15-2012 07:58 PM

Veritas Dowel Maker vs Dowel Cutter vs Dowel Plate - 2 replies

In the latest issue of ShopNotes magazine, there is an article on three different Veritas Dowel making devices. Dowel Maker, Dowel Cutter and the Dowel Plate. I would like to find more information from those that have used any or all of these devices. The article describes what can be done, but how good of a dowel can one expect? The Dowel M...

11-28-2011 02:46 AM

Trend Airshield - 1 reply

I am considering a personal wood dust respiration system. I find Walnut dust, as well and many types of wood sanding dust are starting to affect my breathing and causing nasal congestion. I have found some information regarding the ‘Trend Air Shield’ system. I find the headgear weighs 1.7 lbs with one battery. A battery is said to last 4 hour...

09-12-2011 05:52 PM

Free Glu-lam beams, Sacramento - 1 reply

Just new ‘Free’ ad on Craigslist, Sacramento, Monday morning, 9/12/11. Great offer for a super wood bench top. And the price is sure OK! [I use a 44’ x 13’-0” x 0’-9” for my personal work bench] Doug Fir lams- workbenche...

02-18-2011 06:13 AM

25,000? - 5 replies

Wow. Lumber Jocks is poised to get member 25,000 in the next day or two!. And I remeber when we hit the unbeliveable 10,000!. Who will be 25,000?Martin, thanks for birthing the Lumberjocks!Ira

11-03-2010 05:38 AM

Woodworking Show, Sacramento Nov 5, 6, &7 - 16 replies

Who will be at the Sacramento [California] Woodworking Show this coming weekend? I will arrive at opening at noon, on Friday. I would like to meet any Lumberjocks and Lumberjills. let me know if you will attend on Friday. Lets meet!Ira, a.k.a Rustfever, Modesto

10-20-2009 12:57 AM

Pyracantha shrub wood use - 3 replies

I must remove a Pyracantha ‘Tree’ and want to find if the wood is suitable for any type of woodworking project. The only information found on line refers to the item as a ‘shrub that never exceed 8’ in height nor 2” in stem diameter.I can tell you the tree coming out will have a lot of 5”/6” trunk wood ...

09-28-2009 11:10 PM

Northern California Lumberjocks meeting Nov 14 - 13 replies

The Lumberjocks will have a space at the Woodworking Show in Sacramento, Nov 13, 14, & 15. The Woodworking Show is being held at the Sacramento Convention Center, 1400 J St. I personally will be in the booth off and on, during the day Saturday. I am looking for a couple of others that will be able to spend some time in the booth on Friday...

06-30-2009 05:17 AM

turning mushrooms or toad stools - 5 replies

Some where I saw pictures of mushrooms or toadstools that were turned upon the lathe. I have lost that information. Can anyone direct me to information and/or pictures of those?

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