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09-19-2018 01:56 PM

Update: Glueing joinery without clamps (failure photo) - 49 replies

A recent thread discussed at length the various ins and outs of clamping pressure but I saw no mention of clampless glueing. It has been practised for centuries and is still in common use by many fine furniture craftsmen.Here is a link to one such application This is a photo I took ...

09-13-2018 02:02 AM

Guess who‘s at marquetry school ... - 6 replies

Fall classes at CSFM are a little special this year as my long time LJ friend Peter Marcucci (woodbridge) has made the journey from Ontario to join us for a couple of weeks. We’re only three days in but we are all having a ball and Peter is a great, talented student.I’ll post more when the classes are done.

08-06-2018 03:55 AM

I need to change my signature line! - 41 replies

Ok, so for years now my signature has been a reference (somewhat derogatory) to fibreglass boats and fibreglass trees. Well ….. this spring I finally just got too old and creaky to continue to enjoy sailing a 21’ boat, no matter how lovely she was, so my beloved Friendship was passed on to her next caretaker and I took ownership of a much ...

06-24-2018 03:38 PM

Anybody live in Issaquah? - 13 replies

I would appreciate if someone could make a pickup for me at the Home Depot there. They don’t ship from store to store anymore and the item is not available online …. only in store.It’s like they really don’t want to sell it to me. ... go figure. Thanks.

04-01-2018 01:22 AM

I’ve entered a contest - 51 replies

Hi all. I have entered my Louis XIV jewellery box in a contest at woodworkers source. Tomorrow is the last day of voting and I am in the lead. I’m not actually really soliciting votes or anything :-) .... but if you’d like to check it out you can find the contest here:

03-12-2018 03:47 PM

Grizzman's birthday - 10 replies

I just got a notification on Facebook that it would have been our old friend Bob’s birthday today. I’m sure there are lots of us who will take a moment to remember his jovial friendship and participation on lumberjocks.I miss him.Happy birthday Bob.

02-14-2018 06:14 PM

Stanley power plane knives - 9 replies

Anybody have a source for knives for this? It is a model # FME 360 Thanks.

09-08-2017 11:37 PM

Donaldson Truck Filter (as dust collector) Update - 9 replies

Five years ago I posted this blog about changing my large dust collector at my home shop from bag to Donaldson truck filters. I have been more than pleased with the price and performance but I have been noticing reduced suction for the last while. Today I removed them and cleaned a massive amount of dust and I’m sure they would have worked...

07-27-2017 05:57 AM

Rollover add links? - 30 replies

I have just started noticing roll-over add links in a lot of project and blog posts. These have been present in the past when not signed in but I was signed in at the time.Is this a new fact of life on LJ? :-(

05-09-2017 03:51 PM

Picture orientation suggestion - 13 replies

Rather than revamping the whole site would it be possible to simply add a line (prominently) to this page giving the simple fix for the picture orientation problem some people keep having?As far as I know a simple little edit like a small crop after rotating fixes the problem but if there is a better one use it.Maybe if it was prominently displa...

04-05-2017 11:59 PM

Marquetry Classes - 6 replies

There are two seats left in each of the two levels at CSFM for this June. am posting this as an opportunity. If it is taken as an advertisement, please feel free to delete it.

03-11-2017 02:10 PM

Looking for a 2mm router bit - 25 replies

Anyone know where I can find a 2 mm straight router bit with a 1/8” shank? I could get by with 3/32” but all I’m coming up with in my online searches is 1/8” and that’s a little too big. 1/4” shank is out of the question as well.The shank could be metric but would still have to be about 3mm. I’m using a...

01-08-2017 12:19 AM

New DVR Tool Options to consider - 12 replies

I just replied on a thread about the new Nova DVR drill press and it made me take a look at a few things. For one I checked the price on Nova's DVR lathe. They are both very nice tools with lots of very cool bells and whistles.Price for the two seems to be around $4000. That makes me feel better about the $1689 that I spent to put a very simi...

01-01-2017 02:38 PM

Free Wood! ... Innovative recycling idea - 18 replies

Not only that but it seems to be worth the time and effort. Of course not everyone has the equipment on hand to do it the way this man does but it is undeniably a ready source of free material. Check it out.

12-28-2016 12:50 AM

What's up with Sketchup? - 16 replies

Apparently the 3D Warehouse at Trimble Sketchup is about to make some changes. Thing is that from the notice that I get I’m not really sure what they are. Does anyone know? Are older models going to be inaccessible? or Are older platforms (SU 8, 2013) not going to have access? or.... .??? Can we reload older models under new codes t...

12-03-2016 05:13 AM

Video of entries in S.A.I.T. "Lignum Vitae" woodworking show - 16 replies

I recently posted about the Lignum Vitae woodworking show in Calgary, on now. It is a juried event put on by the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology. At the end all the items will go on auction with half the proceeds going to a scholarship fund to support woodworking education.This is a video taken by the son of the organizer showing some o...

11-24-2016 02:17 PM

SAIT "Lignum Vitae" Woodworking Show, I'm In! - 31 replies

The Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) “Lignum Vitae” show starts today. Check it out here. entries will be auctioned at the end of the show with half of the proceeds going to a scholarship fund to support woodwork...

11-16-2016 01:33 AM

Sad news, KiwibOy has passed away - 16 replies

I just received a PM from Don’s (KiwibOy) partner Dianne asking me to post here so that his friends would know. I had become friends with him as he was embarking on a journey into my personal passion, marquetry. He was making wonderful progress and produced some very nice pieces with minimal tools. Dianne says he passed away in his sleep w...

08-26-2016 12:13 AM

Making a Splash at Lee Valley Facebook - 35 replies

About a week or so ago I received an email from the social media person at Lee Valley Tools expressing interest in my marquetry and my school. Apparently she had been tipped off by my good LJ buddy John aka Druid . Well things have heated up a little since then. Last week she posted one of my chevalets in their “whatizit” quiz on ...

08-07-2016 11:04 PM

What do you see in this live edge Oak? - 27 replies

I was sorting through a large pile of odd pieces of wood I picked up about ten years ago this afternoon and thought this piece deserved to be cleaned up and looked at. I am just not a live edge guy but this one would be hard to treat otherwise so maybe I’m up for a little fun. Here’s what it looked like after cleaning up. ...

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