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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. - 353 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

Marquetry Gallery of Self Portarits from Level One ASFM - 16 replies

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.

12-19-2012 12:49 AM

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.

11-27-2012 12:55 AM

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

11-05-2012 10:24 PM

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

10-13-2012 01:30 AM

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...

10-09-2012 12:45 AM

How many chevalets are built / being built? - 25 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...

10-04-2012 04:56 PM

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...

09-26-2012 08:19 PM

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 ...

09-03-2012 09:57 PM

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

08-23-2012 03:36 AM

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...

06-22-2012 12:26 AM

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...

05-22-2012 04:30 PM

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...

04-13-2012 02:55 PM

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...

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