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119 days ago

can anyone guess what it is.... - 5 replies

...received many emails like this sending crates, boxes, shipment….million dollar will, even summons to appear in court …etc etc… just curious what happen if I reply and furnish ‘em the personal data requested? Arrival Of Your Package—-Contact Us Urgently AMERICAN EMBASSY Today at 6:34 PMTo, U.S. Embassy Coto...

760 days ago

What goes wrong with this Router - Does not start, burning smell & smoke. - 23 replies

Router Info : Wattage 2,100w, 10A, 220-240V Makita Model RP2301FC Made in Japan Year of manufacture 2009The problem : I was cutting mortise (3/8”W x 2”L x 1-5/16”D) yesterday when I found that I had to stop many times. After I turned off the machine, I cleaned the ...

852 days ago

Do you know J.W.Etc is closing down? - 1 reply

I received an e-mail from WoodWorkingParts.Com saying that the founder of J.W.Etc has passed away and the business is closing down . I feel obliged to share with you. I’m so sorry to know that.

912 days ago

Have you ever seen this? - 6 replies

Anyone knows what is it? Wanna guess? Clue: made from one part/portion of a tree trunkProcess : soften by soaking & flatten by beating.Use : drawing canvas, small basket and also as membrane of cross stitch.Country of origin : Sarawak (Borneo)Intention of use: panel for box lid. Other use : please suggest! Thanks for looking

933 days ago

Wood veneer - what species is it? - 5 replies

Hello Ljs, I am making a sliding-door hideout organizer for my brother in law’s new house. The door panel is made out of veneer (one out of mixed variety pack) I bought many years ago at woodcraft. Just in case someone might ask what type of wood I used, I seek your help identifying this veneer. Thank you.

1578 days ago

Motorized Router Lift - what says you - 10 replies

1579 days ago

If You Were a Billionaire for Five Hours - 14 replies

I’m not sure if other Ljs was ahead of me. Just to find out what will you do or what is your first reaction when you find your bank account shows a balance of $88,888,888,888.88? Me? first I will be fainted for 5hrs. and what is next?....I don’t know…really.

1602 days ago

Need help on 1st Knife Handle Finishing - 4 replies

Hello all,This is my first knife handle I made out of stabilized rosewood scales. I have applied 3 coats of Danish Oil. I need your further advice/suggestion on finishing. 1) Can I stop at this stage or I need to apply more layers of this oil2) The next step that I have on my mind is to buff it then wax it with carnauba using drill-mounted buffi...

1613 days ago

John Lucas passes - 3 replies

I just picked the news from the other forum. Not sure if already posted somewhere here by fellow LJs. Sorry to hear this. I never meet him in person., but I can see his image clearly in my is the earliest online wwing site I used to frequent for some references – methods, techniques and tool reviews. It’s...

1644 days ago

Who knows where Jerry (Cabinetmaster) is? - 6 replies

I noticed that he has not been here (posting) since 11 days ago. Is he OK? I hope he is. Who has info please feel free to let us in the know.Thanks!

1646 days ago

Windows IE8 - Safer, Faster,Easier - I have problem - 21 replies

Hello all, I just yesterday upgraded my computer to Windows Internet Explorer 8 in anticipating better and faster internet browsing experience. I did not read the Operating System and the minimum RAM suported by this new version. Now my browser is much much slower than before. In extreme cases, I could not even open the URL/webpage link in my e...

1674 days ago

PC 4212 Porter Cable Dovetail Jig - what size Guide Bushing to use? - 4 replies

Hil all,First I would say sorry for bothering you all with this simple question. I’ve been of searching this info on the internet, but could not find one. I bought this jig in 2007, used once for just a test cut. I do not have project that requres me to use this jig. Now I plan to use it but couldn’t locate the guide bushing (P...

1710 days ago

1st attempt making Knife Handle - please comment and suggest! - 8 replies

Hi all,This is my first attempt at making knife handle. I bought a Brazos Skinner Knife kit at Texas Knifemakers Supply months ago but only these few days back I have had the courrage to start making the handle. After roughly shaped the Indian Rosewood scales for the body and 1/4”T x 1/2”W brass bar stock for the bolsters, I decided ...

1731 days ago

Where can I find the plan for this Wall Hanging Cabinet? - 8 replies

I have this picture in my pc but could not remember from where I got it (possibly from w’working magazine). Anyone knows where I can get it/buy the plan? Thanking you in advance!

1733 days ago

Do you make scale model for every project? - 18 replies

In making a furniture, sometime we begin with the idea, translate it into sketch drawings by incorporating the concepts (if any) with the usage, materials used, finish and colour. It is indeed a tedious process and time consuming. And sometime we make a scale model or even full size mockup to visualize the dimensions and proportions of every par...

1751 days ago

My TS blade tilting handwheel replaced - 9 replies

Ok this is not really a joke, but most of us have funny idea when come to problem solving esp. concerning machine tools. This is actually related to my recent forum about credit card scam where I was charged with false bills. So since I instructed the issuing bank to block my CC, I had to cancell the order for cast-iron handwheels I made few da...

1754 days ago

Beware of this scam - credit card charge against : H/EXTRAS/BCP 08713602566 GB - 16 replies

Hi all…Just to share with you,. I ‘was charged for the sum of GBP11.00 on my credit card twice on Oct 02 and Oct 06 for service /goods I did not receive/purchase. I know that this is fictitious charge – the work of the crooks.So I lodged a complaint and instructed the bank to block my CC imediately. I just wonder how they go...

1910 days ago

Anyone knows this man or his website... - 5 replies

A family member of mine who got the pictures from his friend’s firends sent me this pic (among many others) via e-mail. I was stunned of his skill using chainsaw to sculpt beasts from tons of logs. How can I search (if possible) his website or blog from the photos? If any one here on LJs knows this very talented man or his website, please...

1940 days ago

Finishing : After 3 to 4 coats of Danish Oil, what's next? - 13 replies

I’m strarting to learn using oil finish like Danish Oil, Tung Oil and Linseed Oil to my project. With no past experience, I keep refering to my books on finishing. As far as finishing is concerned, I’m a slow learner. So far I just know how to apply shellac as sealer and lacquer as top-coat finish and another one shoe wax on bare ...

1954 days ago

Do not do this.... - 15 replies

Well, I think I should share my experience due to bad habbit ”in a hurry”. I was veneering a number of 2-1/2’ long frames for my hanging/wall cabinet. Due to hot weather maybe, I noticed the glue I had just applied to thin veneer strip was drying very fast. In a hurry and not wanting to wet it with water, I grabbed my 3’...

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