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04-20-2017 07:00 PM

Rust treatment on a table saw? - 18 replies

I live at the coast about 20 km from the sea (about three and a half years now) I haven’t done much in my shop for the past couple of months (sometimes life gets in the way of woodworking). The other day I wanted to cut some boards and noticed that my table saw had become quite rusty. Round about 2001 to 2003 I was quite active the Goog...

03-24-2015 02:42 PM

Your thoughts on a home made 4 jaw chuck - 16 replies

I have an old lathe which I bought dirt cheap many years ago. I don’t use it very often and I am certainly not very skilful in turning. I am currently busy making an old time toy truck and I thought of using my lathe to make the wheels. One problem that I have with this approach is that I don’t have a chuck for my lathe ( I plan ...

03-23-2015 06:34 PM

Can money really compensate what goes into woodworking? - 29 replies

12-15-2014 06:53 PM

Phew! - 5 replies

Do you also sometimes do something in the shop that scares the heck out of you? I was busy with my router table and I started reaching my hand out to brush away some wood chips close to the spinning router bit! Fortunately I realised what I was doing and my hand did not go any further. The wood chips stayed until the router stopped spinning. Tha...

07-02-2014 04:59 PM

So true - 6 replies

07-02-2014 04:55 PM

Cool table - 11 replies

Found this on the net. I think it is a cool idea.

07-04-2013 10:37 AM

The Roentgens' Berlin Secretary Cabinet - 1 reply

This leaves me humbled

03-17-2013 06:25 PM

One of those days - 18 replies

I had one of those days where things just did not go right. Nothing major, just small irritating stuff and mishaps that was beginning to frustrate me. That is where one of my safety rules kick in. When you start being irritated, take the shop key lock up and find something else to do which does not involve sharp spinning blades. I can’t...

03-06-2013 05:55 PM

Amazing doors - 0 replies

I came across this amazing door. I have always admired the skill in creating such an artwork! There are few more ideas on the Owner Builder webpage

03-04-2013 08:42 PM

Amazing round table! - 6 replies

Does anyone know how this round table works? The link above shows a video of an expanding and shrinking round table shown below (I don’t know how to add video’s otherwise)

02-25-2013 07:54 PM

Disaster recovery - 9 replies

On Saturday I had a miss-hab with a router bearing screw that came undone. The best suggestion that I got for the problem was Jim Bean. I tried it (JB is scarce in SA, but the Scottish equivalent works just as well) to think about my problem which I tackled today. In the end I decided that I was in any case planning to round over the corners,...

02-23-2013 05:31 PM

Disaster! - 27 replies

While flush trimming the router bit’s bearing screw came loose. How do I recover from this? Any ideas will be welcome Regards George

02-17-2013 07:09 PM

Problem solved :-) - 2 replies

I have been having this problem that I could not organise my favorites into categaries. I have quite a few favorites as I tend to save quite a lot of the projects as they give me quite good ideas for my own projects. However having to page through 35 pages of of random projects if you want to have a look at cutting boards for example is quite te...

02-15-2013 04:47 PM

How sharp is sharp enough? - 24 replies

I came across this article from FWW about a planing competition. A comment below states: “You may not be able to do that, but its ok. No one needs to sharpen to that level unless the goal is to win a planing competition.” I tend to agree with this, or is it just sour grapes on my part? I don’t think I will ever be able to sharp...

02-12-2013 07:58 PM

Just wondering - 21 replies

How many can relate with this?

01-15-2013 04:23 PM

End grain Cutting board finishing questions - 6 replies

How long does it take the mineral oil to soak the board?Once the oil has soaked into the board how do you get the board “dry” that is so that the oil does not come off on whatever you will be cutting on the board? Last question. How do I convince my wife to actually use the board as a cutting board? :-)

01-07-2013 07:42 PM

Home made drum sander question - 21 replies

Just wondering before I make the commitment to build a home made drum sander. How effective are they for smoothing an endgrain cutting board? I am in the process of finishing my first endgrain cutting board. I built a router planer jig to flatten it, but it still needed a LOT of sanding. Sanding endgrain with conventional methods is NOT a pleasu...

12-19-2012 08:23 PM

Splinters - 22 replies

Is it a problem for the rest of the LJ’s? I got one again tonight and it is always difficult to remove.

11-27-2012 06:13 PM

Organising "My favorites" - 6 replies

Is there any way that one could group similar projects together in “My favorites”? I store items for ideas later on, but it becomes tedious to page through a lot of non related items when you are working on a specific project. It would be nice if one could ad your own labels to projects so that those projects could be listed later on.

09-14-2012 09:18 AM

Neat idea from Woodsmith etips. - 11 replies

I get a weekly mail with some Woodsmith tips. I think this weeks tip is worth sharing. It shows a nice simple jig to mark a corner radius or laying out a diameter.

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