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|14 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
|19 days ago||
Doing research for a project - 7 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...
|37 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...
|81 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...
|86 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.
|123 days ago||
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
|128 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 ...
|215 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...
|231 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?
|235 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...
|240 days ago||
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...
|254 days ago||
Anyone have one of these - 3 replies
http://www.acwholesalers.com/PhotoDetails.asp?ShowDESC=N&ProductCode=18014I 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?
|255 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.
|273 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...
|283 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?
|285 days ago||
TOOLS EXPLAINED - 9 replies
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...
|306 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 ...
|316 days ago||
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 ...
|346 days ago||
How many ways - 7 replies
I use Mortise & Tenons as joinery for my arts and crafts furniture and its seems pretty straight forward. But then I got to thinking (think, think, think). There has to be more then one way to use these clever joints how many ways and types and uses of Mortise & Tenons are there uses for? EXAMPLE: Draw board Tenon USE: Make a tenon dr...
|354 days ago||
Router placement question? - 9 replies
Hi everyone, I was wondering if someone could answer a question? I am building a new TS & Router station It is going between the two cabinets and I was puzzled about how far back I should put it? 10”, 14”, 16” 24”. I am thinking as far back as it can be while still being able to reach it safely.