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1489 days ago

horrible craft fair experience rant. - 29 replies

Today while i was showing at a craft fair one of the other vendors who claimed to be a woodworker but was there selling something completely different came over and proceeded to point out and show me all the things he hated about my pieces and then told me i mad horrible wood choices on all my tables and became shocked when i told him someone pu...

1500 days ago

Cutting maple stringing - 3 replies

I have an order for a box and the lid while require some inlay done in maple. Its a simple but it calls for a perfect circle. My strategy to cut the recess is to make a circular template for my laminate trimmer to ride in but Im not sure how to prepare stock as small and thin as the string to go in it. Any tips from the pros on cutting it?

1509 days ago

Most used tool in your shop other then the table saw!? - 83 replies

Oscillating edge sander.

1511 days ago

do you feel this way? - 11 replies

For those of us that have commissioned a piece or those of us that are full time at this do you find yourself obsessing over the piece in your mind after its done?I do a show every weekend with my boxes and in my head they are constantly falling apart and breaking. Nothing to do with how they’re made I make them text bookly but I have this...

1512 days ago

dust collectors of a different sort. - 20 replies

Whats the one tool in your shop that when you bought seemed like a good idea but now just collects dust?Mine would have to be the hollow chisel mortiser. All though I do use it for tables my main gig is box making now so the mortiser is on the back burner

1514 days ago

Morning in the shop - 8 replies

Whats the first thing we all do when we get into the shop in the morning?I usualy sip my orange juice then I fine tune my sound speakers so I get the optimum musical tunage. Then I visit the black board to see where I left off the day before. What about you LJers?

1514 days ago

What is the most used router bit in your shop? - 27 replies

Mine would have to be my rabbeting bits and chamfer bit and my new eagle america slot cutter once it gets here.These are my most commonly used bits for my box making.How about you guys?

1516 days ago

How many router bits do you have? - 37 replies

I currently have….well..to many router bits. It seems like I keep getting duplicates for some reason when theres a sale.Wondering how big your stash is!

1516 days ago

What forums do you go on? - 21 replies

other then lumberjocks.I am looking for new forums that are actualy active. wondering what forums you guys go on.

1516 days ago

Powermatic 54 A - 1 reply

I am looking to upgrade my jointer and this is the machine I keep seeming to lean twords.I read all good reviews on it but I trust my fellow lumber jocks more then the goonies on amazon so I come here asking if anyone has experience with this machine.

1518 days ago

Woodworking procedure you hate the most. - 37 replies

Whats that one setup step or construction process you hate the most?For me its making a rail and stile door and change my table saw blade to 45 degrees.

1519 days ago

Whistle while you work. - 48 replies

Anyone listen to music while they work?I ALWAYS have classical music playing. It helps me relax and focus. And it also adds something to my work by listening to such inspiring music while im working.Do you listen to music in the shop? If so what do you listen to?

1520 days ago

What is YOUR weekend project? - 46 replies

This is one of the few weekends my stuff isnt on display at a craft fair or art festival and the first weekend in awhile i wont be emerged in box making getting ready for a show.Im going to take the time to slow down and take the whole weekend (even friday!) building a nice 4 drawer jewelry chest. What are YOU making this weekend?

1521 days ago

Concerns about glue and heat - 8 replies

Wondering your take on this.My main venue is outdoor craft fairs and art festivals. I attend one every weekend.I have recently been worried with the increasing summer heat if my boxes will be safe.They are displayed on a table which is under my tent but to draw customers one tent is twords the front and the boxes on it get very very warm.I have ...

1526 days ago

If you could have any new tool... - 40 replies

What would it be and why? For me it would be an open end belt sander. I have been working alot with veneer and small part that just dont work on the planer. It would be a welcome addition


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