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04-28-2019 08:03 PM

Table Saw Sled - 9 replies

I am making my table saw sled top from a full 3/4” sanded ply. The top will be 36” wide and 30” deep. My question is does the orientation of the plywood matter, in other words should the outer grain run parallel to blade or 90 degrees of it? Thanks

04-21-2010 11:25 PM

How Not To Repair A Street - 1 reply

You will not believe what this guy did at work today!!!!! Runaway Saw Blade

01-03-2010 04:35 PM

Our Company Christmas Party - 14 replies

Company Memo FROM: Patty Lewis, Human Resources Director TO: All Employees DATE: October 1, 2009 RE: Gala Christmas Party I’m happy to inform you that the company Christmas Party will take place on December 23rd, starting at noon in the private function room at the Grill House. There will be a cash ba...

01-02-2010 04:28 PM

Undoing Holiday Damage with Dr. Oz - 11 replies

Here are some tips to undo the holiday damage some of us did in the last few weeks (me included) Here are the five most important things a person can do to undo holiday damage: #1 Start walking today. #2 Tell people. Go public about your goals and get enablers who reinforce your bad habits out of the way. #3 Sleep. If you sleep the 7...

01-01-2010 03:14 PM

Top 10 New Years Resolutions 2010 - 5 replies

1 – To work with neglected children. (my own). 2 – Answer my snail mail with the same enthusiasm with which I answer my e-mail. 3 – When I hear a funny joke I will not reply, “LOL… LOL!” 4 – Not to ring the stewardess button on airplanes just to get her phone number. 5 – Balance my chec...

12-27-2009 11:02 PM

The US Labor Department determined a small woodworking shop owner was not paying proper wages - 9 replies

This sounds familiar…... The US Labor Department determined a small woodworking shop owner was not paying proper wages to his help and sent an agent out to interview him. “I need a list of your employees and how much you pay them,” demanded the agent. “Well, there’s Jake my finisher who’s been with me...

12-27-2009 10:56 PM

Wooden Sign Help Needed - 11 replies

I need some help with a sign I am making for a customer. I was originally commissioned to make a house address sign that was going to mount on the owner’s home. I have the sigh made and the final coats of finish are being applied and the owner decided to make a design change, they felt it would look better on a post (or two) in the front of th...

10-11-2009 03:12 PM

Sorby tools for sale and free shipping - 1 reply

I went to Woodctafts website looking for a Sorby Box Hollower and a Sorby Milti Tip Shear Scraper. They were one place I was looking for these and searching out price. I found that they have a 20% off sale on selected Sorby tools (these included). They also have free shipping if you sign up for their email. I had a problem with the free sh...

09-28-2009 05:38 PM

Planing Aluminum - 9 replies

I have a piece of aluminum angle iron that is 3/8” thick x 2” x 2” and slightly out of square. I was wondering if anyone has used a jointer to square it up. Or used the jointer for aluminum at all. The jointer I have is a powermatic with carbide heads. I have already called powermatic and they were not sure if it could be...

09-16-2009 09:08 PM

Help With Turning - 21 replies

I am turning a bowl from some more of the wood I spalted and spoke about in my project post Maple Bowl Surprise I turned the outside of another blank and when I tried sanding it the wood was still soaked so the sandpaper was clogging up very quickly. I decided to leave it and come back the next day and give it another shot. Well one day tur...

09-12-2009 05:08 AM

Appropriate Joke for Today’s Economy - 7 replies

One night a wife saw her husband standing over the baby’s crib. She stood watching him silently, he looked down with mixed emotions, disbelief, doubt, delight, amazement, enchantment, and skepticism. She slipped her arm around him, “Penny for your thoughts?” she whispered. “It’s amazing, how can they make a...

08-28-2009 11:15 PM

Picture frame miter clamp - 21 replies

I have 4 corner clamps for gluing up picture frames. I bought them in my youth when cheap was the right price. Today I spent over an hour trying to get a frame squared up. I am in need of a new set of corner clamps. What clamps are others using to hold their miters for gluing? I know there are a lot of choices out there from individual co...

08-17-2009 03:48 PM

Anchorseal - 6 replies

Has anyone used anything other than Anchorseal to seal the edges of logs to prevent cracking? I have heard of people using old paint, varnish, etc. but I am not sure of the results. Before giving it a try I wanted to see if anyone had been using anything other than the anchorseal.

07-24-2009 03:01 PM

Links in Emails - 7 replies

When someone posts a hyperlink and I click on it it takes me away from LJ website. Is it possible to have the links open in their own window?

07-22-2009 10:40 PM

Router Bits - 17 replies

I read through some of the older posts on router bits. I have also read the Fine woodworking test done on 18 different router bit companies. I am looking to upgrade some of my bits and I was looking for some feedback on the best bits out there. I do make various cutting boards and I need to rout all edges. The cutting boards are mostly end...

07-20-2009 06:45 AM

Polywood Help Needed - 3 replies

I have to quote a job that requires polywood material. Can anyone send me in the right direction to find it in? I am on Long Island, NY but any suppliers will be helpful or even a manufacturer. Thanks

01-22-2009 05:49 AM

Drawer Slides - 11 replies

I need a source to buy drawer slides in qty. I need around 50 pc for an upcoming project, any help? ThanksRob

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