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|465 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
|476 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...
|538 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...
|569 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...
|608 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...
|675 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...
|687 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...
|825 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...
|856 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...
|871 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...
|911 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...
|925 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&...
|937 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?
|940 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...
|962 days ago||
Hide Glue and Cocobolo - 10 replies
Anyone have experience with gluing oily woods like Cocobolo with hide glue? I’m sort of late in asking because I’ve already glued up a turning blank and no, I didn’t wipe with acetone or lacquer thinner. I’m probably going to give it a try tomorrow and stand as out of the way as I can, but any experienced advice would be ...
|997 days ago||
Thickness Sander Concept for the ShopSmith Crowd - 16 replies
Something to ponder: 1) SS (500 and later anyway) comes with two outputs on the left side that run at two different speeds. 2) Drum sanders (thickness type) need two drives at different speeds. 3) I could use a drum sander for veneer leveling here in AZ. So could the output speeds be reconciled to the required drive speeds for a drum sande...
|1001 days ago||
Free Chevalet Plans - 8 replies
The Sketch Up of my chevalet is finished. I haven’t cluttered it with dimensions but they are all there to me measured in the 3D model. It’s my first venture into Sketch Up and it’s been an adventure. The chevalet took me forty hours to build. The Sketch Up took me 30. Be gentle with critiques please. (but do critique). If y...
|1007 days ago||
And I thought woodworking was challenging - 30 replies
Today I spent about 8 hours learning sketch up and drawing up the frame of the chevalet. I’m at about this stage: I looked up my building hours and found that it took me exactly twice that time to get to the same stage BUILDING the thing. .... And I had the arm in the photo done. It’s not in the sketch up yet. I’ve ne...
|1072 days ago||
Anyone know where I’d look for a cartridge to retro fit on this style of DC? Craftex doesn’t offer one to fit it and they’re discontinuing the model. The base ring is 19 1/2” (rough measurement) and it’s a 3Hp model. Top loaders seem to be hard to find. I don’t mind doing a little sheet metal work if I can ...
|1076 days ago||
Every time I check the forums here I see another recommendation for someone to check out joethewoodworker.com DIY vacuum generators. It gets me wondering how many of us are using them. I’ve had mine complete with a couple of large bags, also per Joe’s instructions, for about five years and I couldn’t live without it. So̷...