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06-09-2018 05:25 PM

Intended for joke of the day...sorry its so long - 4 replies

MEN ARE JUST HAPPY PEOPLE This needs no explanation – and is a fun read, no matter your gender. Men Are Just Happier People! What do you expect from such simple creatures? Your last name stays put. The garage is all yours. Wedding plans take care of themselves. Chocolate is just another snack. You can never be pregnant. You can ...

05-30-2018 09:54 PM

Looking for a back issue - 3 replies

Afternoon all. Im looking for a back issue of a wood working magazine. It featured a full construction article of a “Gents Chest” or a “Gents Cabinet”. I thought it was Wood Magazine, but apparently not. I’ve done the google thing with no joy. Anyone know where to find this article? Any thoughts would be gre...

04-24-2018 08:47 PM

bed bolts - 8 replies

After noon all. I’m thinking of ordering the bed bolt package from Rockler. Can any one tell me how long the 5/16” threaded insert is? My bed legs are 1-7/8” thick. Pretty sure they’re not that long, but I’d Like to be sure.Thanks.

03-17-2018 06:29 PM

losing my connection - 2 replies

I seem to be loosing my login / connection quite frequently, both on my pad and desk top. This almost always happens when I shut the desktop down completely. Any thoughts would be great. I’m using an iMac an a iPad.Thanks.Mark

03-02-2018 03:51 PM

Glue question - 20 replies

Morning all. Has anyone brushed a bit of water into their mortise and tenon joint prior to applying the glue , Ie:Titebond 3? I’ve read this will increase the open time of the joint. I’ve just spent $30 for a bottle of old brown glue and I’d prefer to return it if possible. My glue up is a bit extensive, maybe 1/2 hr tops. Thanks.

01-21-2018 06:12 PM

Post was hacked?? - 15 replies

Morning all. I recently posted a pair of night tables to the site. Lumberjocks posted that on Facebook. Not an issue. Scrolling through FB the other day I saw the same post made it to another wood working sites post on FB. Didn’t know the site existed, never mind posting too or giving permission to use my pics. I’ve heard of thi...

11-28-2017 05:44 PM

Staining problem. - 2 replies

Morning all. I finished this china cabinet about 3 yrs ago. I noticed this stain in the finish about 6 mounths ago, ya I know it’s way overdue. Pretty poor picture I’m afraid. It’s almost like a run of some kind. I’m kinda hopin’ someone may have a solution /possible cause of this blemish. Solid Cherry. Finished with 2 coats home brewed Teak...

10-21-2017 03:23 PM

cutting curves - 8 replies

Morning all. Anyone out there have any thoughts on how the artist cut the curves on this piece? Free hand or some kind of voter jig? just wondering.

10-18-2017 06:09 PM

Polishing / Buffing - 11 replies

Morning all. Has anyone tried using automobile cut wax ( the stuff you use on faded car paint) as a polishing / buffing compound? Thanks.

07-30-2017 12:03 AM

Password - 2 replies

Afternoon all.. I am logged into the LJ site on my home computer but i’m unable to log in with my iPad. The email is correct but it won’t accept my password. Pretty sure it’s the right one. Any thoughts would be great. I posted this in the LJ’s feed back forum as well.Thank you.Mark

07-30-2017 12:01 AM

password - 5 replies

To whom it may concern. I am logged into the LJ site on my home computer but i’m unable to log in with my iPad. The email is correct but it won’t accept my password. Pretty sure it’s the right one. Please advise.Thank you.Mark

07-29-2017 09:32 PM

Cutting board question. - 21 replies

I did a bit of research on the subject of using softwood for cutting board. Probably Pine or Fir, not to sure about Cedar. Lots of folks said the bacteria issue isn’t an issue at all. Defiantly wouldn’t last as long, but who knows. Any thoughts?

12-01-2016 06:08 PM

Problem with finish. - 7 replies

Morning all. 1st. Please excuse the crummy pics. best I could do on short notice. Pictures are of a Cherry hollow form I’ve just finished. Sanded to 1000 G and 3 coats of DIY WOP (gloss varnish cut 50/50 with thinner. Most of the piece took the finish well as I expected it ,to but right where the little knot is, an inch or so on eac...

10-21-2016 05:09 PM

OB shine juice - 6 replies

Morning all. I’ve just finished a dyed maple vase (pics to come). I finished it with Capt’n Eddies OB shine juice and it has turned out great. On his video the Caption recommends adding a top coat i.e. varnish, poly etc. The darned vase is supper smooth right now and if I use a WOP I’m sure it will attract the dust. IR...

10-12-2016 04:36 PM

WTF??? - 8 replies

I got this in my email yesterday. Anyone else get this? Smells like bull sh—!! Hello,My name is miss laura, i saw your profile and it drew my attention to write to you. I would like you to communicate me through my e-mail address(

10-03-2016 06:25 PM

table saw problem - 6 replies

Morning all. I have a General Int. 10” cabinet saw model # 200 MR. It has developed an issue when I try to lower the blade. The blade will drop maybe an inch (but it is quite jerky as it goes down). After the first inch it gets harder to lower, till it finally jams and stops. Raising the blade just a tad will allow me to drop it furth...

07-12-2016 03:22 AM

automotive wax - 11 replies

Any of you folks ever use automotive cut polish / wax as a part of your finish? I was watching a youtube from Capt’n Eddie and he mentioned something to that effect. Whatcha think?

07-04-2016 06:51 PM

Anilline dye from L/V - 4 replies

I’m going to try my hand at dying a vessel I turned using the stuff from L/V. Not real happy with the piece so this will be my experimental tryout. After I raise the grain with a water spray and sand I will apply the dye (I plan on using several colours). The big question is how to seal with the 1st coat to prevent washing a way a porti...

07-02-2016 05:13 PM

Sanding question - 6 replies

I’m sure this has come up before, but what grit do you folks final sand too on your turnings. I usually sand to 600Gbut I read an article by a guy that sands to 2000 G. That seems a bit excessive to me. What cha think?

06-28-2016 09:09 PM

bench grinding wheel wobbles. - 9 replies

I pulled the CGW blue al oxide grinding wheel off my 6” bench grinder and mounted a wire wheel. When I put the grinding wheel back on it wobbles and shakes like it was in an earth quake. It does have the plastic reducing bushings but that was never an issue before. lots of meat left on the wheel so I don’t want to chuck it. Any t...

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