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|869 days ago||
Anybody Using Sketchup For Marquetry Design? - 9 replies
I want to try doing some marquetry work. My drawing skills aren’t too good so I thought I might be able to use Sketchup to help design my projects. I have two basic questions: 1. What is the best way to create line drawings from photos imported from Sketchup?I have already tried this as you can see from the before and after pics below. ...
|935 days ago||
Need help with writing text - 18 replies
There have obviously been some changes to the text program while I was away. For example, when I am writing some comments to a post (mine or other’s) and I have scrolled down to the point where my first lines are invisible to continue writing , and then I want to go back to the first lines to make a correction or change something, every ti...
|938 days ago||
An interesting Tree - 8 replies
Just saw this on a British news site and I thought you might like it. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2082104/Carving-niche-Artist-uses-chainsaw-create-tree-masterpieces.html
|1370 days ago||
I haven’t done a lot of resawing in the past, but with my new bandsaw I am now doing some and planning a lot more. Today I resawed some pieces and then I measured the thickness along both edges. I then calculated the difference between the thickest measurement and the thinnest measurement, which was 0.016 of inch. Common sense tells me tha...
|1473 days ago||
A trip to the mountains in Norway - 32 replies
Hi everybody. The wife and I took a little trip to the mountains last Wednesday that I’d like to share with you. I’ll try to describe what you are seeing as I go, but the main trip begins in Kleppe which is about 25 minutes south of Stavanger in case you want to check it out on Google Earth. On our trip we passed through Aalgaard, Ol...
|1481 days ago||
I have 3 pneumatic nailers and a gun for car lug nuts that I want to store in a wall shelf. It’s not that hard to come up with something myself, but I can’t see any reason to reinvent the wheel if someone else already has a good design for one that they have found to be good in actual use. I do remember seeing one some time ago on LJ...
|1484 days ago||
I would like to try some bent lamination work, but I want to keep life simple for the time being, so I wonder how wellTitebond lll would suit the purpose. I am aware that there are different alternatives such as epoxy and other types of ‘mix’ glues, but I’m not sure if they can be purchased here in small affordable quantities....
|1487 days ago||
Attention All you Computer Geeks - 14 replies
Maybe I should have said all you guys who are smarter than me, but I wanted to narrow the field down to computers only. I need your help to solve a small problem for mankind, but a big irritating one for me. Your guidance would be humbly appreciated and never forgotten, by me at least. When I am surfing the projects listed after an LJ sear...
|1490 days ago||
Bandsaw Veneers - Outboard or Inboard Cut? - 11 replies
I have done a bit or resawing on my 12” bandsaw for a number of years, but I have just purchased a new 18” bandsaw which I plan to use a lot for resawing and sawing my own veneers. Which way do you do it, and why do you like that way best? I have watched some videos and seen both methods used. One obvious advantage to cutting the ven...
|1494 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...
|1495 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...
|1496 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...
|1500 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...
|1630 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...
|1639 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...
|1642 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.
|1681 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...
|1686 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...
|1687 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...
|1747 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. ...