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06-15-2017 01:12 AM

Clamping Board - 4 replies

As you probably know from another recent post – I’m recovering from cervical surgery. At 8 weeks out things are looking up as far as healing. My surgeon has recommended to keep my lifting limit way down – like 20 pounds in an emergency but 10-15 pounds is probably best. With the various joint issues I’ve had, I will no...

06-12-2017 05:02 AM

How to make a honey pot - 9 replies

So I’m close to full recovery from surgery (longest 8 weeks of my life), but not quite ready to be back full time woodworking or doing any of the big stuff I like to do. Long and short I’ve decided I need to work on some scroll saw projects and small turning projects to give myself some sawdust time, if only a little bit. I’...

06-02-2017 08:29 AM

American Woodworker April/May 2012 issue - 7 replies

It seems that American Woodworker Magazine is no longer in business as I can’t find a current website. I would like to get the article about turning a bowl on the table saw. It’s referenced in this YouTube link: I’d like to get it so I can have the measurements on the coving jig. I believe I h...

05-16-2017 03:38 AM

Jointer jig mechanics question - 5 replies

So with nothing to do but binge watch woodworking videos (with a few detours to the funniest animal videos) while I’m recovering from yet another neck surgery I found this interesting jig to make to use with your table saw to joint wood. It’s a pretty cool idea – but the jig itself is not my question. I’ve tried to cop...

02-27-2017 04:57 AM

Festool RO 125 sander - 6 replies

For those that have this sander – can you tell me what the life span you get from the gripper pad. I’ve had mine a little more than 2 years and its no longer doing a very good job of holding onto the sanding disc. I’ve cleared it and it did do a better job holding on for a few short sanding sessions. I’m going to have ...

12-14-2016 08:29 AM

My boards are on a store's website - 18 replies

Not sure how I feel about this, but I was going through Pinterest looking for unusual and unique wine themed doodad for a friend’s Christmas present, and I saw a cutting board that looked very familiar. Turns out the company has three of my boards on their site. They also use my information on cutting boards pretty much word-for-word. They...

10-24-2016 05:56 PM

Odd tree term - 6 replies

On my lunch hour but this popped into my mind and not wanting to forget to ask – thought I had better jump on the site with my question. I was in Red River, New Mexico this past 5 days (beautiful place by the way). Driving along one of the streets we passed a sign that read “no tree gutting allowed.” My initial thought was t...

09-30-2016 03:43 AM

Router bases - 14 replies

I’m lining up some projects I want to do that require using hand held router. I’ll need to make a wider base. Acrylic seems to be the product I see discussed as the go-to product. Two questionswhat is the best thickness of acrylic should I use?Rocker carries 12×12 1/4” base for $17. I didn’t see that Woodcraft car...

09-11-2016 12:01 AM

Off topic post - Military History Magazines - 8 replies

Every couple of years I try to take different magazine subscriptions to broaden my understanding of different topics. Of course, woodworking is the main magazines I take. Over the years I’ve taken subscriptions on dozens of different topics from animal husbandry, to psychology, to quilt making. I usually take out a two year subscription fi...

09-08-2016 03:55 AM

Cutting board poll - 19 replies

As many of you know I make and sale my cutting boards at local farmer’s markets. I don’t make many boards with a juice groove. I’ve really never had much call for it. This year though, I’m getting a lot of requests for the grooves. How many of you routinely cut juice grooves in your boards? Do you take boards with a...

09-07-2016 03:33 AM

So do you think men will ever get used to ..... - 36 replies

A woman who can work wood; A woman who knows the difference between a screwdriver and a wrench; A woman who can swing a hammer better than a big percentage of men; A woman that knows how to figure board feet and knows the difference between lineal feet and board feet; A woman that can actually replace a sink disposal all by herself;...

07-03-2016 08:50 PM

Inspiring conversation at yesterday's show - 9 replies

My show yesterday was a bit lackluster in terms of sales. No one was doing very well – but that was probably due, in large part, to the stifling hot temperatures. So while I did have my lowest sales ever – I had a very nice conversation with a lady who I’d say was probably in her mid to late 80s. She came to the show with her s...

06-23-2016 12:17 AM

Noise reduction - 15 replies

As we all know planers are loud! I’ve got mine mounted on a rolling cabinet – metal to wood with bolts. Does anyone use any type of noise reduction material under the planer – or is such a thing even available? I’ve not had any noise complaints from my neighbors but I’ve notice my little 4-legged buddy Peter gets...

06-05-2016 12:23 AM

Wixey WR300 angle gauge - 19 replies

Curiosity question – I have the Wixey angle gauge and it seems as though I’m always having to change batteries in it. I had it about a year before I had to change out the original battery. In the last 3 months or so I’ve gone through 4 batteries. The first replacement I chalked up to maybe to just getting a bum battery, but now...

05-31-2016 12:30 AM

Would Wood type make a difference - 16 replies

Can’t remember how long exactly I’ve had my DeWalt 735 planer – but at least two years. I’ve never had this problem before but when planing face grain boards my planer’s fuse pops. I take small bites on each pass through. I plane all of my end grain boards with zero problems and until just the last two weeks or s...

05-13-2016 01:59 AM

Saw Stop mechanical issue - 17 replies

So, once again, I’m showing my lack of mechanical skill and/or understanding. Last night I hit a nail with the blade – that tripped the brake into action – just like it’s supposed to. Tonight I have changed the brake. Now – when I try to raise the blade all that moves is the the riving knife section and the...

05-08-2016 10:45 PM

How It's Made episode - 12 replies

I’m addicted to the show How It’s Made. I’m watching an episode now from December 2010. There’s one section of the episode that deals with wooden kitchen items. One item is, of course, a wooden cutting board. Must admit the set up they have for gluing and clamping is pretty impressive, but the part that worries me is they...

04-17-2016 03:02 AM

Amazon - 10 replies

Anyone who’s been on LJ’s for long – know I’m not the best with electronics and the associated particulars. So now I’m stuck on Amazon and need a little help. I ordered a product – it says it’s shipped and it to arrive 4/4 which is well past. I’ve tried to find a number or email to contact Amazon a...

02-14-2016 05:01 AM

Casters - 18 replies

I have these poly casters on most of my mobile bases. I believe they are all 10 years old (give or take 1 or 2). They are now all coming apart. Every time I move a tool more and more of the poly comes off – they don’t roll very well when all of the poly comes off either. ...

02-14-2016 04:45 AM

CA glue for tiny holes - 7 replies

I’ve got a board that I think looks pretty good. Here it is: Now you’ll notice the little specks in the middle. The second shot show a “long” speck. I want to fill those tiny specks. I usually use two part epoxy for knots and any other small defects. But these particular specks are small enough that you couldn’...

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