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|466 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
|487 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
|511 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...
|515 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...
|519 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...
|527 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 ...
|550 days ago||
Can anyone name this wood? - 27 replies
I will give you a hint: It’s only available in very thin veneer. This is its natural color and grain… no tricks. Paul
|562 days ago||
Website check please. - 45 replies
I’ve just re-tooled my website in order to reflect my new “best work” and in the process have changed over to all web-friendly” fonts and tuned up a few other areas. As any of you who design your own sites will know, all servers do not display the same data the same way so you don’t always know how your site is play...
|624 days ago||
Is "Tubi" the new black? - 21 replies
My local hardwood supplier just brought in a few boards of Tubi. They had never heard of it until recently but told me that some of my buddies in NZ and Aus. might have used it before. What excites me about it is that at around $25/fbm it may be an reasonable sub for the now almost non-existent black (Gaboon) ebony. I will be using it in my curr...
|654 days ago||
The Canada / USA Language Barrier - 39 replies
The phrase ”two countries separated by a common language” usually refers to the USA / England language diversity but we have one right here in North America. I guess I first noticed it when I started seeing Norm Abrams on TV years ago. He would talk in some sort of code about nails and board sizes. Upon further exploration I discover...
|693 days ago||
Is anyone else seeing this little frame? - 35 replies
I recently started seeing a little empty double frame about like two business cards one above the other in LJ posts. I first noticed it in blogs and today I found it in a post, this one. When I right clicked on it and selected “inspect element” It says it is some sort of facebook frame.I’m no cyber-whiz. Anybody else seeing the...
|761 days ago||
Final Touch on my HF Dust Collector Mod. - 21 replies
I did a fairly standard HFDC modification a couple of years ago that just got finished today. Although I’ve never posted it as a project, I have posted photos as a reference in a couple of DC threads. Today I got a PM from ChunkyC asking the very logical question “How do you support the weight of the motor/blower unit when you emp...
|773 days ago||
There’s no “right” forum for this one. Just made an observation today that when I was building boats for a living things were as they should be. That is to say that the bigger the job was, the longer it took. Now I’m retired and building much smaller projects and it seems to be going a little sideways in the project si...
|910 days ago||
How to slice a burl - 13 replies
A friend just gave me this burl which I would love to slice into veneer but I don’t want to turn it to trash so the question of you who have exoerience with this is “On what plane should I slice it for maximum effect?” My guess is to continue on the plane at which it has been cut already. Am I right or would I get more grain ef...
|941 days ago||
Hook and Loop Drum Sander Question - 15 replies
I have a 25” dual drum sander by Canwood, a house name carried by House of Tools. If I had a can of green paint and the logo casting it could be a General International. All that aside, my question is in regards to the hook and loop conversion that several LJs have done. I like the machine the way it is except for the issue of keeping t...
|957 days ago||
Whoops! I owe 68 apologies. - 6 replies
If you’re going to make an inadvertent mistake in a “how to” blog you really have to fess up to it and repair the damage.My sincere apologies to anyone who has lost sleep over trying to make my integral box hinges http://lumberjocks.com/shipwright/blog/23989 from the inaccurate information given there. It was a mistake in the w...
|996 days ago||
Deep End or Small Steps? - 47 replies
When you are trying a new skill or technique or style or ???, do you jump into the deep end and try something complex and difficult right off the bat or do you prefer to take small steps and master easy projects first before moving to the more complex ones ? This probably sounds like a no brainer….... of course you should start out slow...
|1010 days ago||
Marquetry Veneer Source - 19 replies
Does anyone know of a decent source for “variety pack” marquetry veneers? The Lee Valley “pizza box of veneer” is a great deal but while the species variety is good, the color assortment is not wide. I’ve found a couple online but they appear to be real surprise packs made up of scraps and odd ends. Patrick Edwards&...
|1023 days ago||
Posting Glitch - 7 replies
I posted a reply recently to my project post “Chevy II the Canadian Cousin” and it still shows in the “Have Your Say” box, even though it has been posted and appears in the list of replies above. What do I do if I want to reply again at some point?
|1026 days ago||
Rope Banding - 16 replies
I’ve been toying with the idea of rope-like banding and trying to figure out if there is an easy way to cut it and assemble it in a block and slice it like other geometric bandings. Here are some of my results: This is my simplified sketch of a repeatable segment based loosely on the shading on the photo above. Please excuse the rev...