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|1062 days ago||
Are Woodfast Bandsaws Good? - 8 replies
My local woody store has a special price on a Woodfast MBS500 with an 11” height cutting capacity. I haven’t been in to see it yet, but I wondered if anyone was familiar with this saw or has one. I would like to know if it’s a good quality. I’m a little worried because it’s 2/3 the price of other saws like Record fo...
|1063 days ago||
Safety Concerns.........or not - 8 replies
I was reading an article recently about tablesaw safety. I do take safety seriously in my shop, but for some reason the article got me to thinking about an experience I had as a kid. One day when I was 8 years old a totally black kitten followed me home. My brother aptly named it Jinx, and it certainly turned out to be a jinx for him. My moth...
|1064 days ago||
Stavanger Cathedral - 4 replies
This a picture of Stavanger Cathedral which is about 20 minutes from where we live. It was originally built in 1125 and then rebuilt after a fire in 1275. I ran across this picture locally and thought it was an exceptional photo of a really old church and so I though some might find it interesting. The interior is also very nice with a lot of w...
|1068 days ago||
A Short Trip Down the SW Coast of Norway - 34 replies
My wife and I took a 1 hour drive down the coast today from where we live in Kleppe (Stavanger area) south down to Egersund, which is still a very busy seaport and in fact is the largest in Norway in terms of fish hauls landed in their harbor. I’ve found a few interesting historical facts about the city which I will include above the photo...
|1198 days ago||
Do we really want to become good at woodworking? - 33 replies
I used to be a risk taker and made my own decisions, but now if I’m in doubt I just post the question on an LJ forum and at least several experts have the right answer(s) for me, just like that! Am I becoming a woodworking machine programmed by others? On top of that the membership is composed of people from so many trades and professions...
|1207 days ago||
What is good for plugging holes in Acrlyic plating? - 19 replies
I bought a new router and had to drill new holes in my router table mounting plate which is 3/8” acrylic plating. I would like to plug the old screw holes for the old router. Can anyone advise me what would be a good filler? I have thought of expoxy, but I heard it doesn’t adhere too good to plastic. I am also considering Polyurethan...
|1210 days ago||
Trend routers - 6 replies
Does anyone know anything about Trend routers? I’ve been offered a sale price on Trend’s 2000W T11 router. The store I buy from here normally sells good quality products, but I don’t really know anything about Trend.
|1249 days ago||
Help! It's Christmas again. What to buy the Wife? - 25 replies
I know it’s pretty late to come with this, but I am desperate. Once again (the 44th time actually) I still haven’t purchased my wife’s Christmas present. The fact is, I haven’t got a clue what to get her. We just bought her a lot of new clothes, but she more than deserves them and it won’t be a gift. Besides, joggin...
|1254 days ago||
Guilty conscience - 12 replies
There are so many really good projects being posted that deserve recognition that I feel guilty when I don’t comment on them. The problem is that there are so many of them, I just can’t seem to keep up anymore. I’ve been just trying to keep up with my buddies posts, and that’s about as far as I get. I am getting a quick l...
|1255 days ago||
finishing solution - 19 replies
I have a pretty small shop and therefore no dedicated area for finishing. I am constantly frustrated at having to wait for finishes to dry before I can resume woodworking. I have been thinking about how I could do both at the same time. I have to finish and dry in the workshop at the present time. I have a fairly good sized fully insulated and p...
|1315 days ago||
Changing the "Post" button location - 33 replies
I guess I am probably the laziest LJ member, but I sure would appreciate it if the post button was higher up so that comment posts could be posted without having to scroll down to it. I’m not thinking of forming a “raise the button” pressure group or anything, but that little change would make posting a little more convenient. ...
|1317 days ago||
One of our members is going to turn an antique wooden fly reel much like the one of my posted projects. I used Birch for that reel, but after a couple of years it warped a little, enough in my mind to ruin it’s appeal. One side is removable and is only about 3/8” thick. That part has a piece of brass across most of it’s diamete...
|1322 days ago||
Our kitchen cabinet doors are traditional construction with raised panel and framed with regular stiles and rails construction which I built myself many years ago. However, a few years ago I made six hanging cabinets for my workshop using mitered half-lap construction on the frame and panel doors. The panel is 3/8” chipboard, not glued in....
|1339 days ago||
Disk Sander Help - 3 replies
Hi everybody. I recently bought a 12” one hp.Woodfast disk sander. I will mainly be using it to sand turning segments using a shop-made jig, but I realize that this machine must be capable of a lot more. I’m sure that many of you out there could give me some good tips on how to get the most out of this machine. I am making all kinds...
|1346 days ago||
I’m not sure this will be of interest to you, but I thought I would give it a try anyway. The first picture below is Frafjord. It’s about 20 minutes from our home. ““ The next picture is just driving through one of the valleys on our way to the mountains. I just wanted to show you what was underneath all the green. ...
|1447 days ago||
Stanley Bailey no. 4 smoothing plane - 18 replies
Would like any positive or negative opinions about my recent plane purchase. Please don’t hesitate to be brutally honest ! (I’m not a sensitive soul) I have been reading about the various plane makes. I needed a decent smoother, but wasn’t willing to buy anything I would have to import to Norway due to the price doubling wit...
|1453 days ago||
Reconditioning old cutting boards - 13 replies
A friend asked me if I could recondition his cutting board. Does anybody know if there is safe liquid I could clean a cutting board with prior to sanding? I’m talking about a board that is saturated very deep in animal fats from hot meats. The cutting board is an end-grain butcher block kind. It is pretty gross and I wouldn’t even th...
|1456 days ago||
What's he building in there? - 4 replies
My son sent me an email with an attachment to an m3 player of a song that he said made him think of me. After hearing it I thought the song might be a hit on LJ. So first I would like to know if anyone has heard it (maybe everyone) and secondly how I might post it. It’s kind of amusing and I’d like to share it.