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04-17-2020 09:24 PM

Dulcimer Fretboard - 14 replies

Recently my sister said she wanted to learn to play the dulcimer and I offered to help her build one. To those of you that have built them, where do you purchase the fretboard/ fingerboard? I’ve checked all the usual luthier places (LMI, unable to make; Stewmac, hasn’t replied) but can’t seem to find them for sale anywhere unde...

02-19-2019 03:42 AM

Bandsaw Mobile Bases ( Help Needed!) - 18 replies

I received a 14/12 bandsaw today and was wondering what those of you use for when you move your saws around. The 25 feet move from the garage to shed was difficult using a four wheeled dolly even with two people, due to top heaviness and weight. What do all of you use? I plan to do most cutting outside but store the saw indoors. Do you like t...

11-07-2018 12:23 AM

Getting into Hand Planes/ Which size/ Lie Nielsen? - 28 replies

I will be finishing up a fairly large project soon and will have a little money to put back into woodworking. A few months ago a kind LJ’s member introduced me to the world of hand planes; before this introduction, I never could fully understand why the go for as much as some bench top planers! After using them for a little while, I can f...

08-21-2018 02:14 AM

Electric Motor Wiring Speculation - 7 replies

Today I took the electric motor out of our old dryer that quit; however, the motor is wired for 220v and not 110v. I’m not certain that the motor even works. I noticed on the motor that there are two red (+) wires going into the motor, along with one black (-), one green (ground), and several other wires. I was reading on https://forum....

03-18-2018 04:19 AM

Instrument Builders..... - 4 replies

Over the last few months I have been collecting and purchasing the needed supplies to build myself a new guitar. I am beginning by bending the sides via a metal pipe with a ceramic cone heating element inside of it, but am having a bit of trouble. I have/ had four (now three) mahogany sides; two of which are “practice” ones and hav...

02-08-2018 04:24 AM

Snakewood??? - 10 replies

Good evening to all of my fellow Lumberjocks! Over the last month I have been wanting to build myself a slimline pen/ pencil kit out of snakewood. Several days ago I was able to find some that I liked for a reasonable price- today began reading about the wood. It appears that some people have had it crack when exposed to moderate heat- is thi...

01-17-2018 04:25 AM

Steam Bending Question - 22 replies

Tomorrow I’m planning on purchasing a steam bending kit from Lowe’s…., which is very similar to Rockler’s kit. I will be buying an adapter to attach it to my steam box. (It is actually a wallpaper remover, but the same concept and $30 cheaper.)...

01-04-2018 02:10 AM

A Steal on A planer- Jet JWP15cs- $500- California - 0 replies

I don’t normally do this but if anyone is looking for a planer at a great price, there is a “new/ in great condition” Jet JWP15cs in the East Oakland for $500. I wish I could jump on this, but as of now, I can’t. Just so you all know, I AM NOT the one selling this- I just thought if any of you are interested, check it ou...

12-29-2017 03:54 AM

Milwaukee or Makita? - 23 replies

Recently i’ve been wondering- is Makita or Milwaukee a better brand overall? I personally am a biased Makita fan; but recently iv’e been wondering- is it really better, or not? I was reading some reviews about the two brands where the author, even though comparing the two, was obviously biased toward one or the other. One thing iR...

12-23-2017 09:26 PM

Am I Doing Something Wrong??? - 32 replies

In the last 6 months I have taken up woodturning, and have been loving it. One thing that I replaced on the lathe was the tailstock center. I purchased a Grizzly H3403 live center (, and after around a month of light use, t...

11-06-2017 10:01 PM

Unique Marble Instrument - 3 replies

I was amazed at the uniqueness of this musical instrument… and its somewhat made of wood! Or:

09-13-2017 02:07 PM

Painting Over Rust Question - 8 replies

In the past week my brother and I have been rebuilding an older lathe. We have got all the paint removed, but there was quite a bit of rust also that was removed. Is there any paint/ primer that we could apply to keep future rust down before applying the paint? Thanks!

09-06-2017 10:32 PM

First Lathe/ Lathe Restoration - 10 replies

Recently my brother and I ( ) were given an older Craftsman model #113.238180 lathe to use and restore. We are both excited to get a lathe in our shop; it will also be fun going through the restoring process. One question we have is that there is quite a bit of rust on the machine; is it a problem to r...

08-21-2017 05:08 PM

Makita Belt Sander Sparking in Armature? - 19 replies

My aging Makita 9401 belt sander began sparking abnormally around the armature. Has anyone ever had this happen or know what may be the cause of it? It seems to abnormally spark when running and i’m not sure if it is safe to still use? Is there any specific part that may need to be replaced, or would you say its seen better days? Thanks...

08-20-2017 05:31 AM

What kinds of Funny Woodworking Pictures Do You Have? - 1 reply

I thought it would be fun to see how many of you have funny woodworking pictures….if you have them, please share them! Here is one I was shown…(Sorry if this is off topic…if it is, please delete it) Thanks, Dale M.

08-09-2017 02:49 AM

Fence Bear - 3 replies

Recently we replaced the fence around my fathers property and happened to notice a unique feature in two fence boards placed beside each other accidentally. The result is what I would call a “fence bear.”

08-08-2017 06:46 PM

Leaving Batteries on Charger - 25 replies

Recently I have been wondering, is it a problem to leave your cordless tool batteries on the charger even after they are finished charging? I have Porter Cable drill set, and there are times where I forget to remove them after they are finished charging. Is this a problem? Will it limit the life of the batteries? Thanks!

08-02-2017 10:15 PM

Olivewood - 2 replies

Over the last half year I have had the privilege to use Olivewood, however, iv’e never really heard of it being used. What i’m wondering is, has anyone else used this wood? What do you think of it? Below is some pictures of some I milled today… Thanks!

06-19-2017 07:35 PM

Unusual Cork Oak Occurrance - 5 replies

This past January I happened to come across a cork oak log approximately 20 inches in diameter. I placed the log vertical on some dirt approximately 5 feet away from our lawn, where the ground was moist. Now, 5 months later, an unusual occurrence has taken place- the dead log is sprouting leaves.??? I checked under the log, there was no roots. M...

06-11-2017 10:45 PM

Value of Bubinga board - 10 replies

I was recently gifted with a board of bubinga and have recently been wondering the value of this wood species is. The board measures 85.5 inches in length, with a with that varies from 5 in. down to 4 inches, with a thickness of 2 inches. The wood is a dark red color containing vibrant swirls. Does any of you wood experts know what the potential...

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