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1252 days ago

Hey guys, it's been a couple yrs. Great to be back on LJ's ! - 11 replies

Just wanted to come back to this great site.. Nice to see the same old folks around!I posted some recent projects, and look forward to scanning through all of yours.Some great talent showing up. I’ve been hooked on the ol’ chainsaw lately. Added a few new tools to the arsenal. I’ll check in tonight,to talk shop.Have a great ...

1842 days ago

How to work and be hooked on LJ simultaneously - 1 reply

Howdy kin folk! A Long time ago Dennis said to me something along the lines of shop time v.s. LJ time.Get in the shop kid! As I did, So I’ve been away from Lj’s for some months now and see all the great new folksthat arrived and continue to make this the most humble and wide ranged forum- for all types of woodchucks.Well, great. I&#...

1844 days ago

Help Building Band Saw fence 27" table Built one??? Thanks. - 10 replies

Ok, I Picked up- and really love this 12” tilt head – cabinet electric read out band saw.For my Price I’m super Happy. I’ve used one before and liked the tilt head and wider throat.One day I’ll buy that 14” till then….. Does anyone have any references on how to build a nice‘functional’ Rip n ...

2327 days ago

Tired of wet wood, any tips on good on-line American Lumber Sellers? walnut etc... - 8 replies

Ok, I did manage to find two good sellers on ebathat auction site… mollyb is good . Now I realized I really should have asked here a long time ago. I bought from about 7 sellers, and 50% is wet. Not dried so well and I end up losing a lot of wood planing ,straitening,clamping, sanding etc…, I’ve learned to look for kiln dried o...

2328 days ago

Advice on good drill press? for mortise attachment . - 7 replies

Hey guys, I got a new delta mortise attachment at a stoop sale , and we’ll may be backwards but now I need a drill press to attach IT TO … ha , I do things like this sometimes just look at my wood work , been having a lot of fun making joinery by hand , been building a huge standing tool cabinet of walnut and elm for two months now (...

2372 days ago

Winter 2X4 project......`·.¸¸.·´¯`·.¸¸.·´¯`·.¸ ><((((º> - 4 replies

Yo , Hello everyone, Ok crazy week last week, I hung new exposed beams in a synagogue by jamaica bay in brooklyn..So was pretty freagin’ busy…But I’m back and wondering about this 2×4 project…I have my idea and i guess 8 days to execute… I’m just a last minute fella. So what’s this I see a bubinga b...

2380 days ago

`·.¸¸.·´¯`·.¸¸.·´¯`·.¸ ><((((º> 'Portable saw mill' SLABS aug. HELP u get 1/2 conn/ny/mass - 27 replies

EDIT EDIT from old post GO TO BOTTOM OF THIS FORUM POST CONN NY AREA NEED A SLAB PARTNER We can SPLIT Them Between us,?? Cutting Slabs of apple pear 2 big burls of I don’t know what, and an interesting trunk of Maple-that i’m dying to see what’s inside. nice of wrinkles, crotch wood, Looking for someone versed in proper qua...

2384 days ago

Scraper Plane or Hand held Scraper Blades... ? which do you prefer? - 12 replies

Hello again guys n gals. Fellow woodchuck’s… I’m looking at buying a scraper plane or Blades w holder that need no plane body. I’m curious which works better for any of you .?. Up until now I plane my projects with block plane or smoother and or sand. Thinking a scraper plane will give me ‘clear’ true to the g...

2388 days ago

Lie Nielsen block plane / shepard smoother. E bay 2buyornot2buy - 3 replies

Looking at a previous post it got me thinking. That sometimes I can get caught up in tools blinded by some strange plane fever. I was just bidding on a lie nielsen block plane beautiful, but my stanley is tuned and more than fine. There’s also a shepard smoother “kit” I’ve seen some beautiful planes come out of this kit...

2390 days ago

Using a Band Saw for rips and ???? Table saw v.s. Ban saw . - 6 replies

HI guys, Was just reading Tom’s reply in the table saw kickback forum. And It got me thinking about creating a collapsable table for a ban saw. Does any one else out there like the ban saw for rip cuts? breaker breaker.. Since I live in nyc ‘space’ is always an issue. I’m going to draw up some plans and share them here in...

2393 days ago

Wooden Screws...........*&*%* - 10 replies

I’ve been trying to create long threads, I got Bolt part down. And have tried teak oil wax water and crisco. You name it It’s only the first time trying this. So of-course I thought I’d ask… Has anyone here done this? , And could-you possibly throw me some hints? Like which wood works best for making your own clamps...

2396 days ago

Any ideas how to find Iron wood??? - 19 replies

!Was reading the post about traveling, and it reminded me of the Iron Wood I had brought back from jamaica.I love this wood, I made a furniture mallet and box for a friend. It was so great to work with although super tough I truly enjoy working with it.. I think they stopped farming it. I do know they used to make sculpture mallets for years. An...

2399 days ago

Any tips on how to avoid chipping of hardwoods, w dovetail/jig/router - 9 replies

Has any one had this problem? and solved it? slower? sharper bits? oil? I don’t know… I’m going to try aging today. I have 3o tails running a length of 47 inches. It’s an un- orthodox project, working toward sculpture. The wood is Mohimbe’ and perduke’ I think that’s the spelling. The darker wood just c...

2405 days ago

Response to finishing purple heart... + book title - 1 reply

Was reading about someone getting ready to finish a purple heart table top. He’s newish as am I to working w hard woods or exotics, Last thing any of us want is to cheap out on finishing after putting 50 hours morphing hard wood. Lately I’ve been sticking with watco danish oil, or varnish and polishing depending if I want mate or a g...

2405 days ago

joke, 3 general contractors... - 2 replies

Not word for word, gotta try and remember this one. There where 3 general contractors placing a bid on a new oak bookcase for the town library.. 1 from california, 1 from Iowa, and 1 from new york. first the guy from california starts, I’ll build and install your book case for 999$, out of old growth weeping green oak. Fair enough. Then th...

2406 days ago

working from home "shop" self employment.. keep it going roots to varnish. - 10 replies

I’m pretty new here and still figuring out the site. But one topic I’m interested in: I would really like to know if anyone has any tips about working for yourself, “at home” or shop. Starting your own small business, working w wood. I’d like to go this route myself, aside from painting and sculpture, which I’...


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