|Forum topic by Swyftfeet||posted 11-05-2012 03:02 PM||622 views||0 times favorited||0 replies|
11-05-2012 03:02 PM
I love LJ’s you get timely answers to some almost all of the questions posted. Other Self help/ hobbyist sites that I go to have a section of sticky’s (posts that stay at the top of a particular forum no matter how long ago they have been updated.) These posts are sometimes in another forum labeled library or something.
Some of the people here put an awful lot of time and thought to the basic questions here Like tuning a plane or sharpening a saw or chisel. Sometimes maybe its wood identification or how to set a table saw or a jointer. Bandsaw tuning is complicated and sometimes the manual doesn’t spell it out in a coherent way like an LJ can.
When someone writes a very cogent and concise guide that gets the thumbs up from many of the pro’s it often gets put in the sticky/library forum.
For instance Patron wrote in one response that if you run two boards thru a jointer and hold them face to face, daylight in the middle means your exit bed is too low, and daylight at the ends means your exit bed is too high (I think Id have to search to get it right)... But the result is an easy check on a jointer without much equipment required. Simple thread responses in threads are Gold nuggets of information, at least to novices like myself. It would be nice to be able to “thumbs up” something like that easy check to go into a library under understanding a jointer.
Most of these times an Admiin will move something to the library then make 3-5 successive empty posts where further information can be added at the top. Sometimes when a post is considered absolutely thorough and agreed upon that thread is locked.
The information in the suggested forum would not be like- which table saw to buy, who makes the best handplanes ect. mor like how to tune a handplane, how to japan a finish on a handplane ect.