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|02-25-2015 04:01 PM||
Need Flexcut advice - 18 replies
I want to buy some Flexcut chisels specifically for figure carving. I will be carving 2” to 12” high figures and I would appreciate it if any of you with figure carving experience using Flexcut tools could suggest which chisels would make a good all around selection. I can buy Flexcut palm tools in sets or individually at my loca...
|11-13-2014 06:42 PM||
I will be building a spray booth for my new Earlex 5500. I plan to only spray waterborne finishes onto small to medium sized projects. I would like opinions on what would be an appropriate size/capacity fan. I know many go by the bigger the better philosophy and I can understand that, but I would really like to know what would work starting at t...
|11-09-2014 09:45 AM||
How important is a spray booth? - 38 replies
I just bought an Earlex HV5500 spray station. There is a lot of helpful info on this unit in the LJ reviews and also some on this forum, but one question that has been nagging me is whether or not I will need some kind of spray booth with an extraction fan, etc. I have seen these booths in various magazines and on the net. They are usually made ...
|08-23-2014 06:19 PM||
Need Some Advice On my Drill Press. - 11 replies
I hate to admit it, but quite few years ago I made the mistake of using my floor model drill press as a clamp. I was so focused on the clamping that I failed to notice that the linear gear mounted on the column bent and then broke when I tried to bend it back into place. Luckily it broke quite low down so I was able to put a wooden collar around...
|08-09-2014 12:35 PM||
Do I need one?I was thinking about building a drum sander, but my wife said I should buy one instead as she is tired of me building tools and not doing many projects. Well, this is music to my ears! My local tool guy has a Jet 16-32 drum sander on sale right now and I’ve read good reviews about them here on LJ and other sites. My main c...
|06-02-2014 11:29 AM||
Hawthorne Trees - 14 replies
A few years ago we planted a Hawthorne tree. Prior to that I had only read about them, usually in novels set in the 19th century. Mention of them was usually couched in nostalgic phrases and they seemed to be much loved, and usually growing in a favored outdoor place around the homes. I can’t remember hearing any mention of them in modern ...
|05-27-2014 07:47 PM||
Some fantastic wood carvings - 16 replies
Thought some of you might like this. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2640702/Titans-timber-The-incredible-sculptures-hand-carved-wood-mimic-stone-masters-Michelangelo.html
|04-06-2014 02:59 PM||
More Naughty, er Nautical photos - 16 replies
Went to one of our local hotels for lunch today and they had this figurehead mounted in the lobby. It’s from a Swedish sailing vessel that got wrecked on our coast nearby in 1822 . I thought is was kind of cool, so I took a couple of photos. She has a name ‘Mathilde Christiane’ carved her right side. I guess that was the name ...
|04-04-2014 04:25 PM||
Eye Candy for our LJ Sailors - 37 replies
I had to go to Stavanger today to get my eyes checked after the laser surgery. Luckily there were a couple of tall ships tied up to the quay right in front the ophthalmologist’s offices. The first two photos are of a German ship and the third one is Norwegian, the ‘Christian Radick’ with it’s home port in Oslo. It has be...
|03-11-2014 10:24 PM||
My wife and I were driving home from visiting my MIL Sunday and I got this photo of some swans which are returning after winter. The week before there were about a hundred of them in the same field and even though there weren’t so many this last time I though it was worth taking a photo. They are so big they almost look like sheep from a d...
|03-10-2014 10:46 PM||
Email Notifications - 20 replies
I’m not getting my LJ email notifications. Am I the only one? Everything is set up ok on my home page for notifications and I sent an email about it to LJ yesterday, but no response yet. Email notifications from all other websites are coming in ok.
|12-16-2013 05:32 PM||
HAND PLANE THROAT OPENING - 44 replies
Most of my modest knowledge about hand planes comes from the net. The one thing I really don’t get is the correct mouth opening. The experts say that the mouth opening should be set to about the desired thickness of the shaving. I don’t dispute this, but it just doesn’t work for me. For example, I’ve been smoothing som...
|06-08-2013 11:26 AM||
Handplane Setup/Use - Do my plans make sense? - 32 replies
NEW PLANES PROMPTED THIS POSTI just took delivery on some relatively good quality planes (Lie Nielsen Chinese Clones), a #4 smoother, a #5 Jack and a #6 foreplane. I thought that these would cover just about all my personal planing needs aside from my block plane. I might not really need the foreplane for the mostly small work that I do, but I c...
|06-08-2013 11:04 AM||
Handplane Setup/Use - Do my plans make sense? - 5 replies
THIS POST IS PROMPTED BY MY NEW PLANESI just took delivery on some relatively good quality planes (Lie Nielsen Clones), a #4 smoother, a #5 Jack and a #6 foreplane. I thought that these would cover just about all my personal planing needs aside from my block plane. I might not really need the foreplane for the mostly small work that I do, but I ...
|05-12-2013 05:49 PM||
How to build a cheap wooden bridge - 8 replies
It just takes a little patience! http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2323364/What-health-safety-say-The-amazing-Indonesian-root-tree-bridge-took-26-years-build--local-folklore-believed-makes-dreams-reality-swim-beneath-it.html
|05-12-2013 12:08 PM||
I have googled veneering techniques and find that usually an edge tape with natural wood which matches the face veneer is normally used for edges. I would rather use the same veneer to do the edges as I used for the face. This means I won’t have to try buying matching tapes and I will get a better match. I am mainly concerned about getting...
|04-26-2013 05:27 PM||
I would sure appreciate some help with this. Thanks.
|04-26-2013 03:01 PM||
FREE ARCHIVE OF OLD WOODWOORKING BOOKS IN PDF FORMAT - 12 replies
Many of you probably already know about this archive of old books from around the turn of the 19th century. I have browsed through a bit and found a lot of still very relevant woodworking techniques, tools, benches, wood and ideas. It is a little far between illustrations compared to our modern books, but you might find it worth at least a brow...
|02-28-2013 09:48 PM||
The Passing of Woody Grainly, a Woodworker - 18 replies
Woody passed at a relatively young age of 68. His wife of 43 years Bella and his three grown children, a daughter and two sons attended the funeral along with members of his extended family and friends.Pastor Frank held a glowing eulogy praising the work Woody had done helping to restore the old but venerable church interior back to it’s f...
|01-12-2013 07:18 PM||
CONVERSATION WITH A TREE - 23 replies
Man: Hi Birchy, I’ve been keeping an eye on you for some time now and I think you have a lot of potential. Tree: Oh, that’s nice. What do you have in mind? Man: Well, I’m thinking that your destiny is indoors, out of all this cold weather and having a more purposeful life. Now that you are almost fully grown I think more responsibilit...