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|25 days ago||
Potayto / Potahto .... Vice / Vise - 48 replies
In honour (honor) of the new “Vises of Your Dreams” thread, I would like to clear up a spelling issue that always causes trouble in these kinds of topics. Simply put both spellings are correct to describe the common clamping tool.“Vice” is English and “Vise” is American. This may not be an issue for most of yo...
|96 days ago||
Are comments down? - 61 replies
Is it just me or are the numbers of comments down on LJ’s? It seems to me that not long ago projects that reached the top three usually had thirty plus comments and fifty plus was not uncommon. Now projects frequently make the top three with under ten. I also noted a very good project last week that drew twice as many favourites as it d...
|147 days ago||
pop-up adds - 31 replies
All of a sudden I’m getting the double underlined pop up adds in the text areas of posts and comments etc. ...... when I’m signed in. I’ve always known they were there when you weren’t signed in but I’ve always had them disappear when I signed in. Now I’m signed in and there they are, Worse than that the first...
|165 days ago||
Missing part??? - 12 replies
I was in the shop today trying to design a mod to kiefer’s bandsaw sharpening jig to accommodate variable pitch blades (woodslicer). As is often the case with me I got sidetracked. In this case I decided, while I had the blade off the saw, I would investigate why my tension gauge had never worked.Since new, the gauge’s little red met...
|216 days ago||
Steam Powered Box Factory - 26 replies
This video has popped up a few places recently but I haven’t seen it here yet. It is a great look into the past … (when dogs had short tails).
|216 days ago||
Two new hand made tools... with a spooky connection! - 12 replies
OK here’s the story: About a month ago my friend Klaus (kiefer) posted a lovely little awl that he had made. My comment was: I actually have a use for an awl in my marquetry and I think you have just inspired me to make myself a beautiful one like this and discard my 3” nail with the end ground to a cone.I admire you guys who make th...
|230 days ago||
Another LJ with mail from Denmark - 11 replies
My wife came in with the mail today and I found that I had become the latest LJ to be honored with a gift from our friend Mads in Denmark. Inside the letter I found a fine little wooden stick with a leather strop on one side to keep my knife sharp and the soon to be world famous MAFE mark on the back. Now this Canadian can keep his Swiss army k...
|240 days ago||
Chevalet Clubhouse. - 118 replies
Whereas we now have several chevalets here on Lj’s and whereas we do refer to a “chevalet club” and Whereas we are unlikely to actually have a real meeting,I am proposing that we use this forum thread as an ongoing “virtual meeting” of the said club. There are no rules so far and I’m not about to make any ...
|271 days ago||
Almost Ready to go Home - 44 replies
The Arizona desert isn’t a bad place to spend your winters but when you have salt water in your veins, sooner or later you start to need an ocean. Just to get me thinking of home again, a friend recently sent me this video shot in the Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island. You can call it that … I call it home. It is a little arty,...
|297 days ago||
There are now several lumberjocks who have completed level one at a The American School Of French Marquetry. In one of the level one exercises, each student produces a four-off set of self portraits, one of which is left behind at the school for the “rogue’s gallery”. This is done after only a day or two’s instruction ...
|339 days ago||
Another Amazing Roentgen Desk Video - 31 replies
Just wondering if anyone knows where I could get a set of plans for this.
|353 days ago||
Recent Buddy Activity List - 16 replies
I have just “un-buddyed” another friend because of a quirk in the way the site operates and the way I use it …........ no reflection on him at all. I use the “recent buddies activity” column to keep in touch with projects my buddies have found interesting that I may have missed. Occasionally I have to write a n...
|357 days ago||
Project post photo size - 40 replies
Maybe I’m just not the brightest bulb on the string but could someone please explain to me why some of my project post photos present on the screen so large that you have to scroll to see them? Some of the worst offenders are photos that have been cropped or otherwise reduced. Others are fine. ... Confused in photoland.
|365 days ago||
Room here for chevalets? - 16 replies
There is a small but growing group of chevalet users here on LJ’s who would be very pleased to be included in this new “home” forum. I’m (we’re) looking forward to the more focused debates and skill shares here.
|387 days ago||
Upgrade Mod on the Oval Tray Jig. - 2 replies
For anyone interested, I just edited my Oval Tray Jig post to cover an upgrade I made today to make it more flexible and nimble. Thanks Paul
|408 days ago||
New Improved Chevalet Sketchup - 3 replies
I’ve just re-drawn my chevalet sketchup. The original was my very first SU and was bad to say the least. I’ve added the new one to both my original project post and my construction blog. Thanks Paul
|432 days ago||
Free V8 Degree Marquetry logo - 6 replies
When I cut the marquetry logo for my wedge powered bench, I cut it in Boulle style marquetry. What that means is that I have a second marquetry logo that is exactly the negative of the one I used…..........and I have no need for it. So if anyone is building a copy of the V8 bench or even the leg vice, I’ll send you the logo. Sorry...
|436 days ago||
How many chevalets are built / being built? - 21 replies
Since I built my first chevalet in winter 2011, I have been in touch with a number of LJ’s who were interested in building themselves one. I’m trying to put a list together to see how many there are out there and how many are finished. As of now I know of five finished and I think four more under construction. I won’t list a...
|441 days ago||
Alien artist ?? - 26 replies
Is there anyone here who knows the legalities of a Canadian (like me) who spends substantial time in USA (like me) making and selling art objects in US galleries? Is there a minimum value that has to be exceeded in order to be a problem? Is it an absolute NO without a work visa of the like? I have asked around and there are a couple of places...
|448 days ago||
Thank You Lumberjocks for Two Great Years - 61 replies
I just realized that tomorrow will be my second anniversary on LJ’s and thought some thank you’s were in order. So first of all Thanks to Martin and his team for creating this great place to meet friends and share experiences, ideas and opinions. Second, thanks to all the friends, buddies and acquaintances that I have met here ...