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02-22-2017 03:42 AM

What's all the hoopla?! - 19 replies

So I’ve been reading and watching videos about all these new fangled machines to do joinery. “The joints will be stronger than the pieces your joining” or other such promises had my curiosity up so I thought hey I’ll give it a go. I just can’t get the machine to do anything like the videos. Any advice Maybe ...

12-25-2016 06:29 PM

Merry Christmas - 2 replies

Merry Christmas!

08-08-2016 10:44 PM

Technical question about refrigeration for a kitchen remodel - 7 replies

Hello All, I have a technical question about a refrigerator I would like to build for my kitchen remodel that I am beginning the planning process for. I have a small kitchen and was thinking of building a fridge into the cabinetry instead of purchasing a stand alone unit. Many years ago the fellow that got me started working in mechanics bu...

07-14-2014 04:04 AM

Will this be strong enough? - 13 replies

My kids are interested in setting up an aquarium so I bought a ‘Starter Kit’ 29 gallon aquarium. I figure that is going to be about 300 pounds of water plus substrate and gear. We are putting this in the rec room in the basement and I want to make sure that the base is strong enough. I’ve seen torsion boxes talked about here...

09-09-2013 04:09 AM

Lathe components? - 16 replies

A while back I had a bit of a tool gloat about a very old hobbyist lathe that I got at a very good price . Now I’ve only ever seen a lathe operating once but I have read about and watched YouTube videos so I have a pretty good idea of how much I don’t know :-) What I am wondering, and it seems as...

08-12-2013 02:02 AM

A maybe tool gloat:-) - 9 replies

Earlier today I took a bit of time off to tour around the country side and check out a “large garage sale”. Now I normally have no patience for garage sales but this one had the eye catching words like ‘lathe’ and ‘lots of hand tools’. The sale was in Rivers, Mb which is about 45 minutes away. It was a sa...

11-10-2012 08:02 PM

Which boat to build? - 51 replies

I was going to just private message shipwright directly but then I thought it would be interesting what other Jocks would have to say… Paul, I’ve just reread your blog “The Smaug blog” and looking at many of your other projects and really appreciate the wealth of information you’ve shared. I am hopeful that I ...

12-30-2011 10:43 PM

Calibrating a moisture meter? - 1 reply

Having received a moisture meter for Christmas I was wondering if there is a way to validate the readings it is giving? My first thought was to take a piece of wood measure the moisture content with the meter then weigh it (I have a pretty good balance here so I think I can get a good measure of the mass) then microwave the sample until it is...

10-10-2011 05:56 PM

Happy Thanksgiving! - 10 replies

I hope all are enjoying this great long weekend and the Thanksgiving celebrations!

09-15-2011 04:00 AM

Thos. Moser furniture! - 7 replies

So I am in Boston for an EMS conference and we’re wandering around the Plaza Hotel and in the window I see a bunch of really nice furniture. Turns out Thos. Moser the cabinet maker has a bunch of pieces for sale in a storefront at the base of the hotel I am staying in….how cool is that! I am going to try to go inside the store an...

08-24-2011 05:44 AM

I'm and idiot and need some help! or I did something stupid to my TS and need help! - 70 replies

You know there are evenings when you should just put the tools down go into the house grab a favourite cool beverage and turn on the idiot box and melt your brain even further…today was one of those evenings. I’ve not been out in the shop much so when I had some time this evening I wanted to make the best of it and ‘GET A LOT ...

08-20-2011 08:24 PM

Persistant postings? - 6 replies

Hello Martin, This is by no means an urgent issue but one of the persistant postings is occurring again. There are no new postings on it and it just keeps sitting in the list of unread postings (I use the Pulse feature to read LJs). I just thought I’d let you know in case it is a sign of a larg...

08-05-2011 11:05 PM

Latest FWW article on why pen and paper is better? - 16 replies

I just had a chance to read part of the latest FWW where there is an article about why pen and paper are better that computer programs for drawing up your projects. I’ll leave aside that the article didn’t really compare the two methods but was just a description of the steps involved in manual drafting. Don’t get me wrong I ...

08-01-2011 05:49 AM

Error message when attempting to post to FaceBook - 4 replies

I’m not even sure why I tried to send a posting to Facebook as I know it hasn’t ever worked for me (I don’t need this functionality so I’m not overly concerned) but when I do attempt posting a forum topic to facebook by using the check box on the posting page I get this error… Supplied template data does not cove...

08-01-2011 05:46 AM

Trouble with a Campbell Hausefeld Hardwood floor stapler - 2 replies

Jenn and I bought one of the above mentioned staplers 2 years ago to put in the hardwood in our main floor. It isnt’ a large house (~1100 sq ft) and of course exclude the kitchen and bathroom so the actual area is even smaller that has hardwood. So we have been putting in the hardwood as time and budget allow are in the final stretch, my ...

07-01-2011 07:55 AM

Happy Canada Day! - 14 replies

Hello all my fellow Canadian LumberJocks and happy Canada Day! Canada turns 144 today!

06-10-2011 04:06 AM

Odd behavior from the Pulse button - 6 replies

It is probably something I am doing but I have noticed the last several days that this one project doesn’t seem to disappear like the others do once they are read. This has happened with one other project about a week ago, but I can click on 48366 read it and move on to the next post and 48366 still s...

03-28-2011 07:59 PM

Spindle advice/education? - 1 reply

I have just purchased the Grizzly mortising attachment for my drill press. I am very excited about using this but I have a problem. The Morse Taper 4 spindle on my drill press is about 2 inches too long. The chuck I have is also just shy of three inches in diameter (OD) so doesn’t quite fit through the base of the mortising attachment (...

03-28-2011 05:26 PM

I know this horse has been flogged many many times but.... - 18 replies

Hello All, I’ve read through review after review, thought about what I will be doing with it and now find myself in a (as my son Paul would say) a ‘pickle’. I have saved up my pennies and will be buying a table saw (probably tomorrow if I can figure out which one)! I’ve narrowed it down to 5 (is that really narrowing ...

02-12-2011 06:59 AM

Saw Stop technology and cold weather? - 7 replies

Hello all, I am seriously looking to replace my TS with something a lot more robust and have been considering General, Grizzly and Sawstop (SS). My question is for the folks who actually own one and have it in an unheated garage and get weather in the -40C range like we’ve had here the first part of this week (its -6 now…go figur...

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