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03-01-2012 05:00 AM

Ok, Who was born on Feb. 29th that is blocked and can't respond to that thread ? - 68 replies

Since nobody has responded affirmatively to that exclusive thread, I thought maybe the rest of the population should have the opportunity to respond. ;=)

01-01-2012 04:17 AM

How about the powers of super vision and keeping shadows at bay ? - 3 replies

I have a real quick and simple suggestion for those of us that could use less eye strain, better and/or more repeatable accuracy… and supplemental light as well. Not just for jewelers and budding luthiers, these things are just plain good to have on your head. You’ll get so used to it, you’ll go somewhere with it on your head...

11-13-2011 12:48 PM

Overhang Router Jig (something I came across that I need) - 20 replies

I’ve never before seen this setup. I came across it at the MyLesPaul forum. It looks very simple to make and would be very useful with working templates. There are surely other uses as well.

11-13-2011 05:48 AM

For Turners: An intro to Cap'n Eddie and the Carbide Tip Tools (video) - 2 replies

FYI, this is the video I ran across some time ago that turned me on to the carbide tip tools, how well they work, and of course cap’n Eddie’s great down home videos. Just trying to share…

11-08-2011 06:20 AM

Please tell me about Aniline Dye Powders (Water Soluble) - 9 replies

I have never used the aniline dye powders of any kind. I a wondering how well they mix, blend, overlap, SUNBURST ? What about shelf life (dry and mixed) ? Also, what are some good brands you recommend. I came across J.E. Mosers so far. Any of your pictures would be greatly appreciated. Regards, David Grimes

11-05-2011 05:59 AM

Videos, the Lathe, the Carbide Tips, the Holders and the Handles... What a Team ! - 9 replies

I began turning on the lathe very recently. I started with a decent beginner 8 pc. set of traditional lathe tools. I picked up on it fairly quickly, but felt from the beginning that the tools size and shapes were “cumbersome” (for want of a better word) and I did not like having to freshen the edges so often. Like many of us do ...

11-03-2011 06:31 AM

Has anyone here built a Copy Carver ? - 15 replies This DIY machine seems to be somewhere in the middle of the woodworking quotient between CNC and hand carving. So if I have my original, I can make nearly finished copies without all the labor pains of the original work. I like that concept a lot. I’m just wondering if anyone has built one.

10-20-2011 04:55 PM

Bandsaw Drift is not my friend - 17 replies

Everything came together on the new saw, the new blade, the table with fence, the link belt, the casters, etc. I had been eye-balling cuts before I got the fence, but now that I have tried to cut with the fence it is evident that I have drift. The drift is towards the fence (back) consistently. The usual items are dialed in correctly…...

10-18-2011 09:28 AM

A Dust Collection Solution for a Small Shop (Video) - 13 replies

I’ve strewn all kinds of fragmented pictures and verbiage about my little system on several posts and responses to others’ posts since I joined LumberJocks. I have never really tied it all together as the project that it was. It is what it is… and this 4 minutes and 48 seconds is about it.

10-18-2011 05:45 AM

Article: HERE’S WHAT’S WRONG WITH THE ECONOMY… (And How To Fix It). What do you think ? - 25 replies

I came across this yesterday. I happen to agree with most of it. What do you think ? The article with video is found here: The text of the article By Henry Blodget | Daily Ticker – Mon, Oct 3, 2011 follows: The United States is in a very tough spot, economica...

10-16-2011 10:04 PM

What is the best sandpaper to use for lathe sanding ? - 9 replies

I’d sure appreciate any advise on your recommended type, brand and source of sandpaper (rolls?) for sanding things on the lathe. I just hate guessing and later wishing I’d asked others what the best is. I come up with this ($22.49 shipped), but then Rockler and others have similar. Are some better than others ? Thanks.

10-16-2011 07:22 AM

3M Sand Paper Propagation for the Sandblaster Holder - 1 reply

About 3 1/2 months ago, I reviewed a little sand paper holder from 3M (the Sandblaster) that I really like so much better for many sanding chores then the chunky clunky sanding block. You can read the review here if you’d like to: 3M has the little packs of sandpaper for it that contains 8 sheets 2 1...

10-16-2011 01:13 AM

What I wouldn't do for another Grand (baby daughter, that is) - 11 replies

Payton Charlotte Paul was born on October 13th weighing 8 lbs. 10 oz. and 21 1/2” in length. Like her mother and aunt (my two daughters), she was born with a full thick head of black hair. She has all the right parts and is so far a very silent infant unlike her older brother that began waking the dead from day one. I like my three gr...

10-06-2011 07:33 AM

I am about to work some Phenolic Baltic birch plywood. Anything I need to know ? - 4 replies

This is my first piece of this. I sure would like to know if there are any nuances of this material before I go ripping and routing it. Does it rip well ? Does it chip out badly ? How does it route ? Does it drill easily ? Etcetera. Please share your experience. Thanks.

10-03-2011 07:33 AM

Get a load of this (if you can afford it). - 9 replies It also includes:Home Delivery OptionsPremier (Complimentary)Unpack, place in room of choice, & discard packaging Well I would hope so… ;=)

09-30-2011 05:24 AM

Raised Panel Cabinet Doors with Table Saw, Roundover and Rabbeting Bits - 6 replies

Situation: Customer has existing cabinets (not by us) that are white thermofoil over MDF “raised panel” style doors. She wants a built-in “shallow pantry” with doors that “go” with her others across the room. Reality: We don’t have a raised panel bit set anything like her other cabinets profile and ...

09-25-2011 11:54 AM

Powermatic 90th Anniv. Collection - 34 replies

This stuff is really nice: I have lesser quality (and priced) versions of all of these things. I was adding the cost of what it would take to substitute this outfit for my tools (about 12 grand or so)... and the...

09-25-2011 12:01 AM

Urushi Wanted (Japanese Lacquer). Anybody know how or where to get some ? - 2 replies

I’ve looked all over the internet and cannot find a source for this very hard and durable natural lacquer. If anyone has a source, please share that with me.

09-23-2011 05:36 AM

A Couple of New (to me) Ways to Fold a Band Saw Blade - 12 replies

I have a couple of bandsaw blades that I need to fold up. I knew the one way where you put a piece of cardboard or wood on the floor, put your foot on the blade, lower the top of the circle about half-way, then turn the blade’s circle (with gloves on). I came across these and like both methods better than the one I know. They both wor...

09-18-2011 02:39 AM

Blues and Wood = Good (A video summary of projects with music ) - 14 replies

So here we have a “video” picture show of projects from and additions to my home shop so far in 2011. Disclaimer: No claims are made as to the affect of this video on any individual’s blood pressure, mood or even dizziness or nausea. Even though the music was made loud to be play...

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