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06-30-2015 09:56 PM

Job Making Wooden Bow-Ties - 3 replies

I recently got an email for a job making bow-ties and since I am not interested I thought someone else may want to do it. I told the person I would post the info on a couple of forums.Her name is Mikailia Mais and her number is 347-615-5754. She sent pictures of the ties and they are not too difficult to do. She is looking to have them made from...

11-13-2012 04:21 PM

Estate Sale Goldmine? - 8 replies

I need some advice on a bunch of old tools. I want to know if they have much value and how I should clean them up.So, saw an ad in the local newspaper for an estate sale not far from home. Hubby and I decided there were lots of things we maybe could use, so we went. Found this box of old tools in mighty poor condition in an outdoor shed. No pric...

10-16-2012 06:02 PM

Hazard Fraught - 3 replies

Friend sent this to me and I laughed until I cried. So true. so true. Donna Menke

09-07-2012 03:10 PM

Classes for all woodworkers in Illinois - 2 replies

Friends in woodworking-Just a note to let you all know that I will be in the Champagne/Urbana, Illinois area September 19-22 teaching classes at the CU School of Woodworking Grand Opening Celebration. I will be in good company with Tim Yoder (turning) and George Vondriska (master woodworker) as the other instructors. My classes will be the ever ...

04-08-2011 08:34 PM

Articulated Pull Toys - 29 replies

My daughter and I want to make some cute pull toys for young children we know. We have it in mind to make grasshoppers, but we could alter plans for other animals. Does anyone have a suggestions for the best book to get to get the plans for something like this? I’d like something that looks like it is hopping- and maybe makes a sound too. ...

04-08-2011 08:28 PM

Drum Sander, 10" - 16 replies

I’m looking for a Jet 10/20 drum sander. I’m hoping someone is going to step up to a 16/32 and the 10” is in the way. They are so expensive new that I would like to find a good used one.

04-06-2009 08:27 PM

Web Site Update - 4 replies

Hi Guys- long time no see! I mean to check in more often, but seem to run out of time. Ever since I made that harp I’ve been trying to learn how to play the harp. I eventually bought a ready-made new harp that is a lot bigger and has more strings for me to mess up on. LOL You can hear my feeble efforts on YouTube-

04-21-2008 05:07 PM

Alaska Carving Cruise 2008 may be of interest to some of you sawdust breathers - 2 replies

Hi Guys and Gals,Some of you have asked about the Carving Cruise to Alaska in September, so I have put all the information in one place, (including photos of the projects we will be working on), for those of you who are interested: Donna Menke

09-03-2007 04:39 PM

Decisions need help - 41 replies

Hi Guys-Here is a link to my harp making blog. I have to decide how to color this design on the soundboard- and I need help. Go way down to the end of the blog for the soundboard work.All opinions appreciated-Thanks, Donna

04-06-2007 02:47 PM

Lumber Jocks write-up in Woodcraft Magazine - 21 replies

In case you didn’t notice, the current (May ‘07) issue of Woodcraft Magazine has a great write-up on this group. It is on page 72 under ‘Webworking’. They had nothing but praise for this group, it’s features, and or own Martin Sojka. I’ll bet that boosts our membership.I noticed it especially because there is ...

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