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11-18-2010 07:35 AM

How can the outfeed table on a 6" Delta jointer be trued up? - 2 replies

Hello All, I know this topic was covered here already and I will continue looking for it but so far haven’t been able to find a solution. The situation is that the out feed table on my Delta jointer droops about 13/100ths of an inch so I am unable to properly joint my boards. I tried to adjust the gibs and was able to lift the table...

10-31-2010 07:01 AM

10 years and she still wants to keep me around!!! - 11 replies

Many of us LJ’s acknowledge how fortunate we are to have the spouses we do…that was confirmed to me again today that I am blessed with a woman that loves me, and wants me to keep hanging around doing whatever it is I do. Jen and I went on our first date 10 years ago today…I asked her to marry me at the end of that date… ...

10-31-2010 06:44 AM

Hey tips from LJs really work! - 17 replies

A1Jim was wondering if advice given is ever really used by some of us newer woodworkers, I am here to confirm that yes indeed some of us actually use the tips and are incredibly grateful for the more experience folks who share their wisdom and experience with us! I am slowly bumbling my way through making some cabinets (an painfully long and ...

10-31-2010 06:29 AM

A great day in the shop! - 6 replies

They say absence makes the heart grow fonder…it sure seems to be true about me and my shop, I’ve had very little time in it for the last several months; life and work seem to be taking up a huge amount of time lately:-( Today was great, Jen was at work, the kids were with the sitter and I had three glorious hours to putter! I cha...

08-05-2010 11:48 PM

Engage brain before troubleshooting router troubles! - 10 replies

Some days I wonder why they let me wander around loose. I have a Triton router which I am inordinately pleased with, and have been having a great time this first week of my vacation working on panel and frame doors for some renovations Jenn and I are doing at the house. The Triton has a very clever lock out system that will not let you start t...

07-01-2010 01:03 PM

Happy Canada Day! - 11 replies

Happy Canada Day to all my fellow Canadian Lumberjocks! I hope we all get a chance to really appreciate what an incredible country we live in and to make a whole bunch of sawdust today :-)

06-29-2010 02:26 AM

Grizzly catalogue arrived! - 2 replies

After reading about Grizzly’s catalogue here on LJs I thought I’d order one also…and as kind of a joke put in a reminder in my phone on the day it was supposed to arrive. About lunchtime the alarm went off and I thought to myself “wouldn’t it be cool if my catalogue actually arrived today”. Low and behold in ...

05-22-2010 11:48 PM

Figuring out my Leigh Jig! - 13 replies

I couldn’t wait until Jenn got home from work, so when she phoned on her break I told her I finally figured out out to get decent dovetails out of my Leigh Jig! Please understand it is not the fault of the jig in any way shape or form, it was entirely my lack of actually reading the entire manual and my hectic work schedule that kept inte...

05-14-2010 05:36 AM

Its not woodworking, but at least I was in the shop! - 1 reply

Work has been crazy, and when I wasn’t working Jenn and I were doing the hardwood floors in the house so when I suddenly found myself ‘watching the kids’ (they were across the street playing with our neighbours sweet little girl whos about 3 years older then my kids) after getting home from work…outside on on a warm day I...

01-14-2010 05:51 AM

A rare but great time in the shop! - 5 replies

Hello All, No earth shattering news here just wanted to share the great feeling it is to actually get some shop time, time that has been extremely rare of late. I finally bought a new space heater; a 4800 watt electric, only worked my required hours at the Centre (no overtime, or volunteering as Jenn puts it, today :-). The heater brought t...

12-23-2009 07:55 AM

Merry Christmas All! - 1 reply

Just thought I would wish all Lumberjocks a merry Christmas now as I will be away from computers for several days as we travel to Winnipeg to visit family. Merry Christmas!

11-07-2009 11:19 PM

Great customer service at Lee Valley!! - 2 replies

Once again I am impressed with Lee Valley. I purchased 7 pairs of 18 inch full extension slides for the never ending bathroom renovation I am currently enduring and just today finally had a chance to start setting the drawer slides in…. and they were toooooo long. Apparently Jen’s idiot husband didn’t properly measure how b...

10-13-2009 03:39 AM

The kids just want to test out LJs! - 3 replies

DADDY SHYMANSKI Lauren wants to ask a question; Where do you get the ideas?

10-13-2009 03:32 AM

Happy Thanksgiving! - 6 replies

Hello All, and Happy Thanksgiving! I’ve been sawing up a sawdust storm this long Thanksgiving weekend, even booked off an extra day so I can finish the bathroom cabinets that have been dragging on far too long. Yet another thing to be thankful for …my incredible and patient wife. Working in the shop sure has giving me time to ...

09-24-2009 05:25 AM

Lumpy tablesaw surface! - 16 replies

I guess this is one of those good news bad news situations. The bad news is that I’ve discovered that the surface of my table saw table is not planar and has a couple of bulges in it. The good news it that I have developed my skills enough to notice these bumps and how they were affecting my getting a clean slip joint. So I have abandon...

08-11-2009 11:28 AM

Eye opener on Grizzly marketing. - 18 replies

Hello all, After reading all the positive reviews here about the Grizzly Ultimate 0555 14” bandsaw I decided to purchase one. As I live in Canada I could not use their web page to order it so I waited until the opened at 10:30 our time and asked how I go about ordering one. The very pleasant and helpful person answering the phone advi...

08-08-2009 05:37 PM

22 litre Ridgid Wet Dry vacs on sale for $39.99 at Home Depot! - 3 replies

IF anyone is looking for a good shop vac they are on sale at HD, I just picked one up to replace the old craftsman I had that burned its motor out last winter. Hmmm it seems I am wearing out a lot of these wee electric motors lately?

07-16-2009 06:02 AM

First ever dados with my new Freud dado set! - 12 replies

I know they are just tools but man am I ever buzzed about how well this new dado set (DS) works. I’ve never made dadoes before, had never even seen a dadoe set up close and personal before and as I am in the process of making a vanity for our bathroom I thought I would try to up the skill level and use dadoes…so I bought the Freud d...

07-04-2009 08:36 PM

Unparallel Dewalt 733 thickness planer! - 5 replies

Hello All, Finally got some shop time so thought I would try out my new Leigh Super Jig. First step is to dimension some wood. Fine, I get my 5 test pieces lined up joint ‘em and then run them through the planer to dimension them. One side is dead on 3/4 ” the other about 1/8 or so narrower. I was a bit annoyed, as I’d ...

06-23-2009 05:46 AM

Changing avatars? - 16 replies

Hello all, Maybe it’s just me but it seems like a bunch of LJs are changing their picture…now I have to re-imagine how you all really look….Napaman yours really has me confused LOL! I figured I should follow the crowd so I changed mine as well:-) Yeah 1200 posts…hmm maybe I should have made this one a meaningful po...

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