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287 days ago

Question about bench top mortises - 11 replies

HistoryI cannot compare this machine to any other because I have only use two SHOP FOX mortises. About ten years ago I bought a SHOP FOX bench top mortiser and used it one time then sold it not having any more need for it and when I did I just cut them with a Forstner Bit and chisel plus I did not like the noise it, thinking I did not know the c...

318 days ago

Mill-Route ?Question? - 4 replies

I posted this in another forum in hopes of getting a lot of feed back. Does anyone know about these or have one or have the manual? When I was at one of our wood workers club meeting I mentioned I wanted to build a Pantograph for my router to do some carving and one of the members asked if I wanted a Mill_ROUTE carving system? So I said let me l...

444 days ago

Precision attachment for a band saw - 6 replies

I have an old Laguna 16” made by MEBA the table has a shallow dovetail groove and not much use. I am looking for a Precision sled and fence set up I can ad to the saw for cutting very fine burl and other veneers as well as very accurate angles. Does anyone have any suggestions based on use. Thank you

449 days ago

Doing research for a project - 6 replies

I am gathering information for building an exterior front door for our home I live in VA so that is the environment I have to deal with but never did this before so I am trying to get all the information I can before I start. Has anyone ever built one? What kind of things do I need to consider? I know I need to figure on expansion and contractio...

466 days ago

Found this plane today at a consignment mall - 12 replies

Someone told me that there were wood planes at a place called “Minute man Mall” so I drove up the road to check it out and found this a wood plane a number 193 stamped on one end and what I assume is the manufacturers stamp. I spent about half hour poking around in each consignment booth then went to check out, OH I found a real nice...

511 days ago

Found in a pile of Fire Wood - 15 replies

I was getting ready for the snow storm that’s rolling in tonight and some of the split Oak logs were to long to put into my wood stove so I remembered I have my Laguna Re-saw King blade in the band saw. I figured “why not just cut off the ends of the few I had?” So I did and there were two logs that were a bit to round so I sli...

515 days ago

Bamboo - 7 replies

I bought the Bamboo Capture for all around use and for graphics and this thing is great! I just started using INKSCAPE and now with the touch tablet and wireless pen I can zoom way in and draw and trace over photos to create Marquetry and Intarsia designs for my furniture.

553 days ago

how many wood worker can use 1800 sq feet at the same time - 13 replies

I am trying to figure out how many wood worker can use 1800 sq feet at the same time safely, with out getting in each others way in a fully equipped shop. This is for a wood working club. The club is getting a new building and I am trying to be reasonable as to what I ask for. I am guessing 10 to 15 people at once is there a rule? Thanks

558 days ago

Wood Lathe 4 sale - 19 replies

I have a chance to buy a lathe from a friend but I have no clue what to do or if this is the right one to buy, its a Delta Rockwell 12” Model #1460 WL-3 Serial # 34 6004.manual and parts list, new 12” Tool Support and a Ball Bearing Live Center. Seven lathe tools are included in the package. Asking price $400. It is in working order ...

645 days ago

Started to build my chevalet Part 2 - 14 replies

Moving along with building a chevalet I had to remake two parts and with that done I am installing the packet clamps. I found that I had to make a wedge so when the packet is being clamped the two jaws are parallel. “Build and learn” After the glue dries I will move onto the foot peddle and the arm that pushes the clamp close...

661 days ago

Does this happen to anyone else? - 11 replies

I have been using Sketch Up a lot lately so here is what happens to me. When I look at a jpeg or some kind of photo file I find myself clicking down on the mouse wheel to try and turn the image so I can get another view and getting annoyed when I cant make it turn. Am I using SU to much?

665 days ago

Lake Erie Toolworks *NEW* Wagon Vise Screw kit - 0 replies

I received an email today from Nick Dombrowski of Lake Eire Tools he said they will be launching a new vice kit in the next few weeks. It will be unveiled at the “Woodworking in America show” in California. Here are some pictures he sent me as well. I have the first draft of the installation instructions which will be finalized when the vices ar...

669 days ago

2.5 inch wood screw came today from Lake Erie Toolworks - 2 replies

I ordered the 24” X 2.5” Wood screw and nut with the brass garter and handle. I have the legs milled and cut to length but it just dawned on me I don’t know how far down to set the screw and drill the hole. Is there a guide line to go by for how far down to go? I would think its at a level that would be easy to reach and turn w...

683 days ago

Anyone have one of these - 3 replies was thinking about getting one of these to put near my heating and cooling exhaust to pick up the finer dust that escapes. What do you use?

685 days ago

Started to build my chevalet - 30 replies

So far I have made what you see here I hope the rest goes a little faster it took me 3 days to get this far because I cut the double mortice and dove tail by hand.Thank you Shipwright for supplying the drawing and his blog I would never have done this otherwise.

703 days ago

Well I think I have had enough. - 55 replies

I’m really sick to death of all the ads here now and IMO LJ has gone down the tubes. Its become a place where people just post there projects and others comment how nice they are. Don’t get me wrong that’s all well and good, and that’s great if that’s what you want to do. I see some nice stuff here but there is just...

713 days ago

Sketch Up Pro What? - 7 replies

So I went through all the tutorials for the free version and now I ‘m a fan. I was wondering what the difference was in the Pro version? Are there more models? Does it give you access to things like profile moldings to use in your designs? Is it really worth $495? Or is the free Ver 8 all that is really needed for a wood worker?

715 days ago


I am sure many of you have seen this so for you its a review, for those that have not you may learn some new uses for your tools DRILL PRESS: A tall upright machine useful for suddenly snatching flatmetal bar stock out of your hands so that it smacks you in the chest andflings your beer across the room, denting the freshly-painted projectwhic...

735 days ago

Stock No. 40-131 Bench Dog Question - 9 replies

Hello again Lumber Jocks, First let me thank you for my answer.I am building a “Ultimate Router Table” for my shop.I want to put a T-Track That has 2 slots side by side as one piece (See the photo)The problem is I can not seem to find anywhere that says how long it is.I assume its 40”? but I don’t know.The other thing is ...

746 days ago

Is it a safety issue to plane lumber without Jointing? ANYTIME - 20 replies

I am writing the safety documents for our wood working club and in the documents I have taken the quotes from the manuals.“10. Do not feed material that is warped, contains knots or is embedded with foreign objects (nails, staples, etc.) Kickback can occur as well as damaging the cutters beyond repair. ONLY JOINTED boards should be run on ...

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