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03-29-2015 01:16 AM

Can you fix a bent bandsaw blade? - 12 replies

I bent my 1/4 inch bandsaw blade sawing some blanks for a turning. I was just wondering if that could be beat back into shape on the anvil of a bench vise? I realize that this now is a weak spot that could potentially break, but hopefully it will survive until my new one comes in the mail. Just wondering if any of you have done so? Thank...

01-30-2015 01:20 PM

Sharpening Jig from a drill? - 6 replies

I just got a lathe for christmas. The tools I have are harbor freight (I know, I know). I have rigged up a sharpening set up where my old belt sander sits vertical and I sharpen my tools with that. Going slow, and cooling the tool with water. It sharpens pretty good, and since the tools are cheap I don’t worry so much about the setup. ...

01-06-2015 11:44 AM

This show is starting tonight. Could be interesting - 41 replies A furniture making show on Spike called “Framework” Looks like it could be a fun show to draw inspiration from.

12-29-2014 10:48 PM

Is this worth it? - 9 replies Is the wood even worth saving? Or is it rotted you think? For 70 Bucks for that much walnut I am ready to hop in my truck first thing in the morning

11-17-2014 01:37 PM

Wood Meditation - 3 replies

Hi there all, This is a video for those of us that are amazed at the this incredible material that we work with. If you don’t like it, it’s only 3 minutes or so out of your life. Enjoy, The Swede

11-14-2014 01:03 PM

Dust collection main trunk line - 10 replies

Hi there. I have a 1.5 hp Baleigh Industrial dust collector. I have a run of 4 inch pvc that goes to my planer and table saw. I am going to add a port for my band saw that I just picked up recently. This is my dust collector I run a straight shot from the collector at the f...

09-18-2014 01:14 PM

Need a grizzly coupon? - 7 replies

Hey all I have a grizzly coupon code valid until September 30th. My wife will run me over and back up over me if I buy machinery at this point in our lives. PM me if you are planning on buying something from them and I will happily give it to you. Maybe other people have gotten this email and can give it to someone else here also?

09-08-2014 06:49 PM

Marc Spagnolos Wood Whisperer site subsciption - 10 replies

Hey all, I was looking at the Wood Whisperer site and I was wondering for you guys that are in it. Do you like it? Is it worth the money? Can you look at more than the three projects that he does for the year (just saw that you might have to pay, could be wrong)? General comments about the site and his teaching. I am in Charles Niels sit...

06-21-2014 06:45 PM

What kind of wood is this? - 35 replies

Got it on a craigslist find with a bunch of walnut, maple, and poplar last year. i have two boards of it about 5 inches wide and 6 feet long, one inch thick. smells like chocolate when i cut it, its heavy and hard too. I know it isnt walnut. maybe rosewood?

06-12-2014 06:19 PM

Very inspiring video for woodworkers - 11 replies

Hey Lumberjocks, Found this cool video, really well made and I love the way the guy speaks about his craft. Some very nice older machines in here too. Thought some may appreciate it. The Swede

05-29-2014 10:23 AM

Three more outdoor furniture questions - 13 replies

Hey there Lumberjocks. Just wondering three more things when I building this outdoor table. 1. I am planning on putting ipe scraps on the bottom of the legs (the legs are maple which I know isn’t a great outdoor wood and will be painted; they came from pallets) I am using to help keep the moisture from becoming too much of a problem. ...

04-26-2014 02:59 PM

Outdoor table question - 7 replies

Hi there, I am going to build an outdoor table. This is just a question regarding the legs. I have 4×4s that came from pallets. They are ambrosia maple; I was wondering if I painted them would they hold up well if I used a good enamel paint? I know maple isn’t a good outdoor wood, but if I painted them, would that help control ...

04-01-2014 11:23 AM

Great video for April Fools. - 5 replies Enjoy

03-18-2014 03:22 PM

Some sad times and some happy times - 32 replies

Hi guys and gals, Some of you know that my wife and I were pregnant with twins. Thank you for all of the kind words, thoughts and prayers. I just want to let you all know that we had a routine check up yesterday 3-17-14 to look at the health and well being of the boys. The one boys heart was not beating so they rushed us across the street ...

03-08-2014 03:41 AM

Anybody going to buy some Grizzly Machinery soon? - 21 replies

I just got a coupon code for 10% off. PM me if you need it. It expires March 21st. I would use it but I have twins on the way and my wife would beat me with something painful if I bought stuff before they showed up.

02-26-2014 11:28 AM

Check this out! Do you think my wife will let me get this? - 15 replies Anybody want to loan me some money. Maybe if we all go in together…....

02-04-2014 10:59 AM

Some Inspiration for your day - 16 replies

Sam Maloof. Watch the man himself. I know many of you have seen it, but if not grab a cup of coffee and enjoy!

01-13-2014 06:02 PM

Danish oil recipe? - 14 replies

I love Danish oil. The simplicity of it and how it makes the wood look is for me, the perfect finish. I have used deftoil and watco, but deftoil being my favorite. The only way to get these for me is to order them online for 20 dollars a quart. I have looked online and found a varying degree of recipes but they are always from nameless peo...

12-30-2013 11:04 PM

out redneck this! - 25 replies

Jeff Foxworthy describes redneck as this: a glorious lack of sophistication. First off i mean redneck with the utmost of endearment. Second, I am not a table router guy so I do all my routing by hand. I was doing some 1/4 inch rabbets and I saw the dust accumulating, and was thinking “gee, I wish I had a festool 2200”. (Who nee...

12-25-2013 03:45 AM

Those of you who have built mathias wandels bandsaw - 6 replies

I have the plans and I was wondering pitfalls. Things to watch out for. Is it really difficult? Basically can I do this? I bought the 14 inch bandsaw plans. i have access to either a 1.5 or 2 hp motor. Thanks in advance. Before craigslist is suggested for a used bandsaw, that isn’t going to happen. But I have access to wood and the...

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