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10-23-2020 03:00 PM

Wood I.D. Help - 13 replies

Hi, folks! I haven’t posted here in quite a while, but this one is bugging me and I know y’all can answer it. I started making this little box from some materials that have been laying around the shop for years, and I can’t but my finger on this wood species. The light wood is maple, but the other is something that came in a bo...

12-02-2018 11:15 PM

RIP cajunpen - 10 replies

I don’t know if it has been mentioned because I don’t visit here as often as I used to, but in today’s local newspaper I saw an obituary for fellow lumberjock “cajunpen”, aka Bill. He was one of the early members, and contributed a lot over the years. He also lived quite near me, and now I’m sorry we never got...

03-03-2017 04:36 PM

Woodworking Hall of Shame - 23 replies

I guess I could have listed this under “Designing Woodworking Projects”.... When a colleague was cleaning out the office of a retiring coworker, he found a printer resting on this “table” in a cluttered corner of the room. Since this particular individual like to portray himself as very handy, we’re pretty sure h...

11-13-2016 03:23 AM

Looking for info on very old chest - 5 replies

My mother was recently sent this chest by a cousin who wanted her to have it since it belonged to her great grandfather, Wright Field Vredenberg (b. 1820). Hence the initials on top. The chest appears to have been constructed rather roughly of cheap wood, then covered with some sort of animal hide, which is hard and brittle-feeling now. T...

05-03-2016 12:45 PM

How to Increase Your Productivity - 8 replies

Many of us like to listen to music while we work in the shop, but this guy takes it to a different level! Be sure to watch all the way to the end to see his inventory.

12-23-2015 10:45 PM

A Christmas Message - 16 replies

Merry Christmas to all my fellow Lumberjocks! If anyone can stand four minutes and twenty-five seconds of it, I wrote this as my Christmas message to friends and family. May you all have a joyous holiday, and a happy and prosperous coming year.

11-05-2015 03:13 PM

Non-woodworking coffee lounge post - 4 replies

So don’t say you haven’t been warned. :-) I was reading recently about the anniversary of the plane crash that killed Ronnie Van Zant and several other members of the Lynyrd Skynyrd band. That led me to thinking about some of the other musicians we’ve lost in similar accidents, and that, of course, led me to pull out the gu...

10-23-2015 02:16 PM

Does polyurethane get a bad rap? - 35 replies

I was reading a comment on another thread this morning, one we’ve all seen some version of a thousand times, about someone disliking poly because it looks like plastic. It started me thinking about whether this is a fair criticism, or maybe just a bias based on how poly gets used sometimes. Granted, some folks think every project should...

08-18-2015 05:32 PM

10 Years in Woodworking, and Why I Remember That - 13 replies

A little over 10 years ago, I was walking around Home Depot with a few extra dollars in my pocket when a display of little Ryobi benchtop table saws caught my eye. I had been raised around tools, and had always done handyman-type work around the house, but no real woodworking to speak of. I purchased the saw on a whim, but as soon as I discovere...

08-16-2015 10:04 PM

Modern Glues Are Amazing - 17 replies

I laminated some 1/8” thick sycamore to some 3/8” walnut for a box I’m working on, using good old Titebond II. In the course of cutting pieces to size, I sliced this off on the table saw. I was blown away that even on this paper-thin shaving, the sycamore would not separate from the walnut. Even when I tried, the walnut or the ...

02-04-2015 05:14 PM

Questions on Guitar Finishing - 38 replies

I finally broke down and ordered an unfinished ES335-style kit guitar I’ve been looking at for a while. There is an abundance of sometimes contradictory information out there, and some questions come to mind. Any thoughts on transtint vs. analine dyes? This will be my first time using either. Since the guitar has plastic binding, I&...

07-23-2014 03:04 PM

Another Relaxation Video - 15 replies

Have a few sips of coffee and let your brain roam free for a couple of minutes. Then get back to making sawdust. Summer Garden

07-13-2014 02:28 PM

"Amazing Products" - 10 replies

I got an email this morning from Popular Woodworking featuring the image below. Now I’m not sure exactly what this amazing product is, but it sure doesn’t look like something one should partake in before operating power tools! :-)

06-24-2014 05:21 PM

Deal Alert - Dewalt Drill - 1 reply

I’ve had good luck with reconditioned tools from CPO. When I got the email for this deal this morning, I jumped on it. I’ve got the 18V NiCad Dewalt 1/2” drill, and it has given me great service. I’ve just been waiting for a good deal on a Lithium Ion version to come along.

06-15-2014 01:16 PM

Happy Father's Day - 14 replies

Happy Father’s Day to Dads everywhere, living and departed, including all those moms who have to be dads as well. I wrote this song for my dad… unfortunately, his dementia doesn’t really allow him to fully comprehend it. I’m sure some of you will be able to identify though.

04-11-2014 03:57 AM

Band Saw Question - 12 replies

I need a little advice with a new-to-me Sears 12” band saw. The saw belonged to ny dad, who is in a nursing home now, and it has not been used in quite a while. In the process of cleaning it up, I noticed the blade was too close to the edge of the tire on the top wheel. When I loosened the tension knob to fiddle with the blade, nothing ...

03-28-2014 05:09 PM

Move Along - No Woodworking to See Here - 30 replies

I feel a little guilty posting this since I haven’t posted any actual woodworking lately, but this in direct response to a fellow LJ who asked if I had any new music to share. I was playing around on the guitar the other night in my little home studio, and the result sounded like it might match up well with some of my Bryce Canyon photos...

12-16-2013 05:02 PM

Now That's a Woodcarving! - 10 replies

I just ran across this… don’t know if anyone else may have already posted it, but definitely worth a look. Check out the link to see the full view.

10-31-2013 05:03 PM

Zion National Park - 13 replies

As promised (or threatened), here is the video of my trip to Zion: Or if you just want to see the stills:[email protected]/sets/72157637121575033/ Hope some of you have just a tiny bit of the fun watching that I had being there!

10-30-2013 06:51 PM

Back from Vacation - 23 replies

I haven’t been posting lately, as I was on vacation… followed by a lengthy catching-up process once I got back to work. Now where do I start to get caught up on LJ’s???? A short compilation of my Grand Canyon photos…

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