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03-22-2009 06:38 PM

Flooding in North Dakota? - 26 replies

Hello All, Looks like I’m spending the day bailing water out of my window wells as this downpour continues…. ground is too frozen to absorb anything so its just ponding and looking for low spots (like my basement) to flow into. I understand that North Dakota is gearing up for some pretty severe flooding, I was wondering if ther...

03-09-2009 04:46 AM

SU Help: How to stop features dissappearing into counter tops? - 5 replies

Hello All, I am drawing up some office space with nice cherry counters etc. and am trying to populate it with models of computers, chairs and other typical office accessories. My problem is (and it is very frustrating) that if I move something in SU it will sink into the counter/floor and not sit on top of the surface. Is there someway to f...

03-01-2009 08:48 PM

Best day in a long time (even though it is far too cold to go in the shop)! - 15 replies

Hello All, I am having a great day here, I’m LumberJocking, playing kerplunk with the kids and Jenn just made me my favourite breakfast and to top it of it is my birthday. Even though it is far too cold to be in the shop making sawdust I am having the best day this year. There are some amazing projects here and it is inspiring to trol...

02-01-2009 07:55 AM

Another woodworking supply store closing :-( - 4 replies

I stopped by Wooden Edge on my way home from work Friday and was surprised to see a for sale sign on the fence. Talked with Ken inside and he advised me that they were trying to sell the business and building ( a rumour I’d heard and hoped was not true). As of a month from now there will be no Wooden Edge in Brandon…I am very disap...

01-01-2009 08:11 AM

Happy new year all! - 7 replies

This new year finds me hours from home and aching to be there but I hope all my fellow Lumberjocks are enjoying a great start to a new year!

12-12-2008 06:09 PM

Hello I am back....yes, I was gone :-) - 6 replies

Hello All, Its been a couple of weeks without even lurking here, work has been crazy busy so I’ve not had a chance to even look in the shop. BUT! My incredible wife has recognized that things have been a bit crazy and has offered a whole weekend of working in the shop, while she takes the kids to Winnipeg for the weekend. They get to ...

10-31-2008 02:51 PM

Customer service at LEE VALLEY - 6 replies

I’d read here about how if you’d purchased something at LV they later reduce the price they’d send a refund cheque…cool I thought. My wife got a cheque from a purchase she made there… when I asked her how much and what for she smiled and wouldn’t tell me! Its killing me knowing that she bought a tool, got th...

10-24-2008 02:50 PM

I can't believe this tool exists! - 28 replies

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kxAqur7SKoQ A laser guided handsaw! I was perusing Marc’s Wood Whisperer site and followed links to this site. I am flabbergasted that these things ever see the light of day.

10-15-2008 10:46 PM

What to bring to an auction? - 14 replies

Hello All,Well I’ve been bitten by the auction bug after seeing all the great deals and opportunities that have been displayed here. Next Saturday (if all goes well after my business trip for the next two days) I will be attending my first ever auction as a woodworker (if I can humbly call my self that :-). I was wondering what I should ...

10-14-2008 12:51 AM

Happy Thanksgiving All felloCanadian LJs! - 2 replies

Well the guest have all headed home and now the cleanup begins! It was a great Thanksgiving here, I hope all my fellow Lumberjocks who celebrate Thanksgiving today had as joyful a one as we did.

09-11-2008 07:49 AM

Great neighbours! - 3 replies

This is not at all woodworking related, just an expression of relief by a frazzled woodworker. I have just come back from the hospital where our local paramedics took my wife in after a weird after dinner accident. After they scooped her up and got her on her way our neighbour Randy from across the street knocked on the door offering to look a...

07-17-2008 03:14 PM

Skills topic addition request - Sketchup or layout/drafting skill? - 2 replies

Hello Martin, As always I am very impressed with this site and am grateful that you do such a great job on it. Would it be possible to add a category to the Skills tags that would encompass layout, drafting or Sketchup skills? Maybe Sketchup could be added to the Tools tags? Thanks again for all the work you put into this site! Mark

07-11-2008 02:40 PM

Too nice of a day to be at the paying job! - 8 replies

Morning All, I’m having a hard time getting started at work this morning, had two cups of coffee with Jenn this morning (a rarity on weekdays as I’m usually out the door before anyone stirs) we had a huge rainstorm over night so the world smells clean and fresh…. and it looks like it is going to be a perfet day for making sa...

06-30-2008 05:15 AM

A wee little block plane in a set of Footprint chisels. - 2 replies

Hello all, I just had a real surprise. Years ago I bought Jenn a set of 4 Footprint chisels when we were renovating our last house. The set came with a two sided ‘sharpening stone’ and a wee little plane about 3 1/2 inches long by a bout 1 inch broad and about the same high. Cute I thought they’ve included a little toy pl...

06-23-2008 05:14 AM

Steamed cherry? - 5 replies

Jenn and I are looking at doing a bit of renovation here and are looking at using either cherry or maple (...no we are not using lacewood…) depending on what Jenn’s final vision for flooring/cabintes/tile etc will be. Any way, we were at our local Windsor Plywood looking at both cherry and the assortment of maples they had on hand. ...

06-13-2008 02:51 PM

Some casual stats - 6 replies

‘Morning all, Just because its Friday and I really don’t feel like starting the day yet (and I just aced an exam!) I am feeding my LJ habit and strolled over to the Jocks tab. The posters in the top row have some interesting daily posting stats…to wit: Karsen 15 posts a dayMs DebbieP 21GaryK 22.3Scott Bryan 40rikkor 26Wa...

06-12-2008 02:55 PM

Thank you Martin for the new 'Review' feature. - 2 replies

I like the new feature where you can review all the reviews :-). A really clean way to get some of the valuable information that is what makes LJs so great. Thanks Martin!

06-06-2008 12:43 AM

Ever hired a babysitter to get time in the shop? - 11 replies

Last Friday was a miserable EMS day in my world; stress levels were through the ceiling and Jenn had to be at work moments after I got home(late) so I was thrust abruptly into Dad mode. Not being in the best frame of mind to deal fairly with the kids I lucked out that the neighbour’s daughter was available to babysit the kids. I leaped a...

04-22-2008 01:43 AM

Contact lenses in the shop...good idea or a trip to emerg just waiting to happen? - 18 replies

Do you wear contact lenses in the shop? I am torn by the convenience and clarity of contacts but and concerned about the potential risks of dust etc. I also hate the idea of dropping a pair of glasses in the shop and breaking them. Any suggestions?

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