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195 days ago

I quit smoking tobacco on 1/21/14...but I still smoke - 17 replies

After smoking tobacco for about 45 years, I quit on January 21st. I’ve quit 4 or 5 times since I started smoking in 1963. The first time, I quit for 4 years…but then I started driving a taxi in NYC…and that pushed me back to tobacco (I needed an old friend to ride around with me). I’m 64 now, and I really need to kick it&...

234 days ago

Questions about building a door - 24 replies

Hi It’s been many years since I built an interior door, so I have to dust off the cobwebs…hopefully with your help.It’s a flat panel door with 2 panels, as seen in the pic below. It’ll either be 1 1/2” thick…or 1 3/8”. That’s up to me. I’m thinking clear poplar…easy to mortise, and f...

289 days ago

question about cabinet doors - 7 replies

Hi,I’m building a paint grade bookcase for a client. It will have 3 inset flat panel doors along the bottom.I’m going to use euro hinges. My question is…how much of a gap should I leave on the sides, top and bottom, to allow for a coat of primer and paint? Thanks…

329 days ago

Festool saw recall - 6 replies

DETAILS: TS 55 REQ Plunge Cut Circular Saw for woodcutting with a 160 mm saw blade. It has aluminum guide rails and a plunge cut feature. The date code and serial number are found on a rating plate on the saw’s motor housing under the main handle. Recalled saws include date codes ranging from 02/13 to 05/13 and serial numbers 40033594 thro...

695 days ago

Turning with a hand power lathe - 3 replies

You have to check out this video of a Moroccan man turning chess pieces by hand, and foot…with one chisel.Next time that I think I need better tools for a project, I’ll think of him. lathe video

767 days ago

power tool score at a yard sale - 10 replies

I was driving down a state road in upstate NY, going about 60, and focused on the road, when the wife said that we just passed a yard sale, and she could see some blue and yellow tools on the lawn. A quick U turn later, and we were pulling into the driveway. Well, my mouth went dry when I saw what he had…but I couldn’t let him know t...

847 days ago

Google sold Sketchup - 8 replies

Bought by Trimble Shocking that Google would sell anything, let alone such popular software, with a huge following.

973 days ago

Heading to Costa Rica - 1 reply

I’m leaving in the morning for a 3 month trip. I have a couple of acres on the Caribe coast…lots of hardwoods planted over the last 35 years. If anyone is headed to CR, and would like to stop by for a visit and a tour, send me a PM. The name of the nearest town is Cahuita.Hope to see a few of you. Happy new year

986 days ago

Let it snow - 5 replies

Looks like we won’t be getting a white Christmas here in NYC…If you aren’t getting any of the white stuff either, Google let it snow and hit enter. Happy holidays to everyone.

997 days ago

Curious about pricing - 72 replies

I just finished a built in bookcase job, and I’ve been paid…so this thread is just to give me an idea of how others price similar jobs. I’ve been building these type of projects for 20 years, so I’m not a newbie…just curious. I figure with so many talented LJ cabinetmakers, we could help each other with price estima...

1027 days ago

I screwed up my delta bandsaw - 5 replies

I have a Delta 28-203 band saw. Last year, I replaced the guide blocks with home made Ipe guide blocks. They work well, but I guess that I over tightened the allen screws on the block holders…top and bottom, and cracked the top right bracket and also the bottom bracket. What a block head!!! So I went to, and they have b...

1631 days ago

Looking for wood scraps - 7 replies

I make a lot of wood crafts using small to very small pieces of wood. If there’s any furniture or cabinetmakers in the Brooklyn, NY area with cutoffs that usually go in the dumpster, I’d like to help you by recycling your “scraps”,and giving them a new life…instead of sending them to a landfill.Looking for clear har...

1664 days ago

Contest results - 4 replies

Congratulations to the winner, owenusa, for his incredible Earthquake Box. Kudos to all the participants for their beautiful projects. It was hard to vote for just one first place. Thanks to LJ for the contest and Rockler for sponsoring it.

2094 days ago

I can't enlarge project photos - 2 replies

Hi,I’m new here, and really enjoy this forum. I particularly like to look at the amazing projects posted here. My problem is that when I click to enlarge the thumbnail pics, it doesn’t work. I get a small blank box. I’m using firefox for a browser, but it doesn’t work with IE either. I have a Dell PC Is there a way to rem...

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