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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? - 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...

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...

02-06-2012 12:14 AM

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...

01-25-2012 02:25 AM

The Difference between Professional Woodworking and Hobby Woodworking - 31 replies

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...

09-09-2011 09:52 PM

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...

08-09-2011 06:28 PM

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...

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