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02-13-2015 03:33 AM

Another Sketchup question. - 2 replies

Evening all. I’m currently using a Windows PC…It’s on it”s last legs. So I’m thinking of making the jump to a Mac.I know Sketchup is available for Mac…But what about my Windows generated drawings. I’m 3/4 thru my hutch/ buffet plans and I don’t want to loose them. I’m thinkin’ even ...

02-03-2015 04:56 AM

Sketchup question - 9 replies

I’m in the middle of drawing up a hutch and buffet in Sketchup. I started out making every thing a component. Some where down the line I exploded every thing to make modifications to the various pieces. Of coarse now I cant move anything as almost nothing is a component. I have to be able to move the pieces to attach measurements to the...

01-25-2015 10:32 PM

Black Lotus - 10 replies

There is a guy on CL who has a whack of Black Lotus he’s trying to get rid of. Thumpin’ great rounds some of them and damned heavy too. I snagged 4 and will let them dry out a bit before I do any thing.The question is. Is this stuff worth having and should I grab some more …or is it just good fire wood? Thank you.

01-07-2015 01:24 AM

Green wood - 4 replies

Any of you folks HOLLOW turn green wood? Must produce some bazaar shapes.

01-04-2015 05:50 PM

makita LS1018 VS Bosch 4405 - 9 replies

Morning all. I’m kinda looking for a proper miter saw without breaking the bank. If I had my druthers I’d druther get the Makita LS 1016. How ever these two are in the running. I don’t think the $200+ products are really worth the effort??? What’s your opinion between the two?Thanks

12-29-2014 01:46 AM

Scetchup Make - 4 replies

Afternoon all. I hope every one had a very Merry Christmas. I tried uploading several drawings to the Sketchup warehouse and was told to either a) download the latest copy of “Sketchup Make”. Or b) use their new warehouse up loader. I believe Sketchup Make is a time trial only. Anyone know if there is a free version of Sk...

12-24-2014 11:21 PM

Hutch buffet - 3 replies

After noon all. I’m looking for a set of plans to build a hutch and buffet. I’ve done the usual Google, FWW, Sketchup etc with not to much luck. The project will be about 62”+ – 78”. I did find a drawing on Sketchup and I’m attempting to re size it for my needs. I was kinda hoping there might be anothe...

11-18-2014 04:07 AM

drawer question - 3 replies

My daughter asked me to make a table like this for her. I’m kinda bumfuzzled about drawer slides. The drawers are recessed back from the front of the table, so I’m thinkin’ just a hard wood runner underneath with a runner on each side to keep the drawer straight. I see a lot of the L/J’s favor wood slides, but I’m...

10-19-2014 05:37 PM

Table top hardware question - 0 replies

Morning all. Re-guarding table leaf locks. I know it’s standard practice to put the leaf locks inboard of the skirt, out of sight as it were. Is it a bad / stupid idea to put them on the other side of the skirt? I don’t think they would be all that exposed. I have 3” from the table edge to the skirt. I see Rockler ha...

10-11-2014 10:11 PM

Oak bowls - 4 replies

I had a good score Thurs. My neighbor was cleaning out his place and came across a full 2”x9.5×96” oak plank his boy was gonna use in high school. He asked if i wanted it, so I said hell ya. Yesterday I cut off a 2-10” pcs and went to it. Darned hard stuff. The one on the left I wiped down with”Teak Oil”...

09-30-2014 02:40 PM

bowl turning - 4 replies

Hope this link works. Kind of a cool video. https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=707825659309650

09-27-2014 07:24 PM

table top question. - 2 replies

Afternoon all. I’m getting ready to mount the top to the frame of the table I’m making. I’m using table extensions as I want to add several leaves, but I’m kinda bumfuzzeled as to what I should do next.I have found where i want the extensions on the under side of the top. I have found center by center on the fra...

09-05-2014 03:14 AM

table top quest. - 4 replies

Evening all. I’m part way through my table build and am gearing up to make the top. Is there any hard and fast rules about how wide each board should be. I was going to go with 6.5” wide boards. But when I bought my material a lot of it is 8”. With machining , cut it down to 7.5. Any problems with the boards that wide? T...

09-04-2014 11:11 PM

I think I have a dust collection issue. - 7 replies

Lack of room and CASH kinda go hand in hand. If I was planning all the time I might become a bit bitter.The results of 50 bf of 6/4×8 x 10’Cherry and 11 bf of 6/4×8 Walnut, planned to 1-3/36 Damned garbage can was full as well. This where the garbage can was. I kinda like the layered effect. :)

08-27-2014 03:27 PM

Dining table - 4 replies

morning all. I’m starting a table build and have a question about the top. The top will be 5/4 Cherry. I plan to use equalizer extensions to enlarge the table when needed. After a bit of research I have noticed if the table is expandable the grain runs width ways. I gather this done to provide a tighter fit when the table is closed. ...

07-30-2014 04:12 PM

Steel shop - 9 replies

Morniing all. I’m kinda sorta thinking of building a proper shop in the back yard, so I can get outta the damned garage. After doing a quick check with the local authorities I find the start up costs (drawings and permits are gonna be a bugger. Then I started thinking about the steel pre fab sheds/shops. Mine would be about 16’ X...

07-04-2014 11:24 PM

Band saw quest. - 1 reply

I’ve watched several Youtube vids on sharpening a band saw blade with a Dremel and a small round grinding attachment. Like their chain saw sharpening stone. Does this sound like a reasonably good idea? I kinda think you might take off to much of the set…such as there is. I have a 1/2” 3T/I blade. It’s a good quality bl...

07-04-2014 02:42 PM

4th of July - 1 reply

Happy Independence Day to all my LJ neighbors south of the 49th. Have a great safe day.

06-20-2014 10:52 PM

Plater question - 4 replies

Does any one turn platters from green wood? I’m thinkin’ the platter will twist and warp as it dries???? Thanks.

06-20-2014 10:48 PM

Table question - 1 reply

Afternoon all. When building a table top, am I correct in assuming that if it’s a 1 piece top, then the boards run parallel with the sides c/w bread boards.? And if it has extensions for adding leaves then the boards run parallel to the ends? Thanks.

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