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|03-24-2014 12:54 AM||
What does this burl veneer suggest to you? - 42 replies
A friend gave me a small stack of this olive burl veneer and the moment I saw it I knew what it was destined to become, not so much the object but the marquetry image. I have never had a piece of veneer speak this clearly to me. It shouted. The project is in the finishing stages now and will show up in a few days but I thought before I reveal...
|03-03-2014 09:58 PM||
Odd thrift store find - 23 replies
My friend picked this up at a thrift shop cheap, thinking he could make some sort of bench vice from it. It’s missing a nut.Question #1: Have you ever seen one of these. It seems awfully narrow to be a useful vice although the dog holes would be somewhat useful.Question #2: Any idea where to find a nut? We tried Fastenal and a specialty nu...
|01-26-2014 06:37 PM||
Anyone Used Pepper Tree Wood ? - 10 replies
We just had a pepper tree (Schinus molle) cut down in our yard and I saved some of the trunk. I milled a sample and it was impressed with its hardness and weight. The tree died over a year ago and has been standing in the Az. sun ever since. It’s only a few inches in diameter and appears quite dry but with very little checking. Just wonde...
|01-20-2014 11:06 PM||
Thanks for the Fix - 16 replies
I’d just like to express my thanks to the admin folks for the quick resolution to what I’m sure were unintended problems on the forum in the last couple of days. Murphy’s Law, of course dictates that it all goes sideways on a weekend but here we are on Monday and all is well with the world. I won’t blather on ….....
|01-04-2014 02:59 PM||
Anyone using the long HF power bar? - 14 replies
I just bought one of HF’s three foot long power bars. They seem like a great idea for above a fixed bench. The problem is that the breaker seems weak. For example my router works fine on the outlet that the bar is plugged into but trips the bar. It will power light loads so it’s not shorted.I think that either A) this unit has a bad...
|01-03-2014 10:23 PM||
Aha!! Moments (of your dreams ?) - 21 replies
I haven’t done much inlay work since I discovered marquetry, mainly because of the pita of chiseling or routing out the recess for the motif. The inlay itself is a piece of cake with the chevalet but there was always that tedious job of grounding out the recess. I know, I know, it’s not that hard or time consuming, my mind just finds...
|12-31-2013 04:29 AM||
A message from peteg - 7 replies
In case anyone has been wondering about the absence of our Kiwi friend Peter (peteg), you can stop holding your breath. I got a Christmas email from him and he’s fine. He has moved and is having internet provider problems that are preventing him from connecting to LJ’s. He asked me to post a note to let his many friends know that he&...
|11-24-2013 04:15 PM||
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...
|09-14-2013 04:00 PM||
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...
|07-25-2013 04:59 AM||
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...
|07-06-2013 11:01 PM||
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...
|05-17-2013 03:33 PM||
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).
|05-16-2013 11:38 PM||
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...
|05-03-2013 06:04 AM||
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...
|04-23-2013 12:28 AM||
Chevalet Clubhouse. - 484 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 ...
|03-22-2013 11:19 PM||
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,...
|02-25-2013 12:30 AM||
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 ...
|01-13-2013 09:38 PM||
Another Amazing Roentgen Desk Video - 31 replies
Just wondering if anyone knows where I could get a set of plans for this.
|12-31-2012 04:39 PM||
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...
|12-27-2012 02:57 PM||
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.