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01-09-2016 05:11 PM

New Jet Lathe Woodcraft 15% off - 22 replies

I finally did it, yesterday I bought a Jet 1221VR Mid lathe. I have no experience in turning but have always wanted to learn. Woodcraft has a sale for a cpl days all Jet Equipment is 15% off. So it saved me 120.00 not bad. I’m taking a class soon on intro to turning. Now I need to buy some tools and a Chuck. Any and all advice would ...

12-25-2014 12:44 PM

Merry Chrismas and/or Happy Holidays - 14 replies

To all my friends here and the one’s I have not yet had the pleasure of meeting. Merry Christmas and/or Happy Holidays. This web Page is truly one of my great pleasures in life. Meeting members, talking, sharing & learning from one another is a great gift from this website. With so much evil & turmoil in our world, I find daily...

09-28-2014 01:56 PM

Glue-up Blocks for Panels - 9 replies

I recieved a email from Woodpeckers tool sale for some Glue-up Panel Blocks. I thought thats a cool idea and a quick way to keep boards flat while gluing them up. While the price seemed fair, I have a close friend thats has a machine shop and we always like hanging out and working together. He has alot of materaial stocked up over the years as ...

06-22-2013 02:00 PM

Walker Turner Vintage 16" Band Saw - 11 replies

In between my Blog of Blondie’s Bridal Chest, construction on the front of our house and work I helped a buddy restore a Vintage Walker Turner 16 inch band saw. This thing is a real beauty! Wow, they sure don’t make machines like they use too. It is completely reconditioned inside and out and in great working condition. He is selling...

05-08-2012 11:37 PM

What Kind of Wood is this? Ugh - 11 replies

I don’t know why I waited this long to ask the experts on here for help. I bought a lot of wood from a lady that had her husband past away last yr. I have been helping here finish projects around the house for free. Well, she pays for the material. I made 15 big drawers, a cutting board and help with odds and ends. We this is t...

04-24-2012 04:14 PM

Epifanes varnish problem wih light sanding. - 12 replies

A question for you Masters out there. While finishing the outdoor table I’m making, I get a whiet haze after lightly sanding. I’m using Epifanes clear varnish with extra Uv protection. I applied with a high quality brush and cut with epifanes thinner each coat as suggested. The finish looks real good but once I llightly sand to make ...

04-15-2012 03:51 PM

Portable Spray Booth - 18 replies

Like many of us lumberjocks we could use a bigger shop! When I get ready to finish a project, I’ll clean and vacuum the shop for a day or two. Somehow there was always a little dust that would show up no matter how careful I was. Well, once I figure out that that static electricity on the flouresant bulbs held dust until turned off, t...

03-15-2012 08:43 AM

Instant messaging? What do you woodworkers think? - 14 replies

I have met and become friends with many fellow Lumberjocks. So Thank-you Martian and Debbie and who ever else works on this great site. I would like to suggest or ask if it is possble to add instant messaging to ths site. I think it would be wonderful to chat with fellow members while they’re signed on. What do you fellow LJ’s ...

01-14-2012 12:50 PM

Jointer/Planer sled - 14 replies

I saw tis article in Fine Woodworking magazine a while back. Thx to felllow lumberjock Mike Lingenfelter and his blog on making this jig as well. His efforts and pictures make it simple for anyone who wants to build this jig a big help. I started with 5/8 baltic birch 5 feet long and 11 1/2 inches w...

12-20-2011 01:00 PM

Help fellow LJ's which Drill Press and Drum Sander to get? - 27 replies

Ok I have read a bunch of reviews on line and can’t seem to make up my mind! So I thought hey with all these friends I have made on LJ’s, and to the ones I have not had the pleasure of meeting who better to help me spend money! I have it narrowed down to two different drill presses. The 18 inch Delta or the 18 Powermatic. I really...

10-14-2011 04:49 PM

Britboxmaker featured in Wood Magazine! - 14 replies

When I received my Wood Magazine yesterday, I immediately noticed a box project I have read here on LJ’s numerous times. I also recognized the person featured in the article! That’s right, one of our very own in another magazine. For those that do not get them magazine I thought I would share this bit of news. I know there have been other LJ’s p...

05-09-2011 05:08 PM

Rockler HVPL system. - 2 replies

Hello fellow Lumberjocks, I’m selling my Rockler HVLP Sytem. It is used and in perfect working order. It has overspray on the hose but works perfectly. I have upgraded to the Earlex 5500 so thought I would put it on here as I’m going to list on Ebay this morning. It sells for $139.99 I’m asking $75.00 & I’ll pa...

05-02-2011 08:08 PM

Help using dye stain & to stop streaking. - 24 replies

Ken here, I watched the Woodwhisper dye video using the 7 parts Orange & 4 parts Med Brown dye stain by general finishe’s. I love the color. I’m making an Entertainment Center out of Ash Plywood for the case & Knotty Alder for the top and drawer and raised panel doors. I used Charles Neil blotch control 2 coats like recom...

03-01-2011 03:32 PM

Clicking on projects pics zoom button problem. - 10 replies

I was wondering why sometimes when I click on the the Zoom buttons for everyones great work that it sometimes comes up only with the first pic and only lets you zoom on that one and not let you advance. I just had that happen to one of my projects I posted. I know when I ck’ed it at home it was ok and worked fine but now it only does the f...

01-02-2011 06:32 PM

Why I keep a Fire Extinguisher in shop. - 31 replies

Let me start off by saying this was not a big fire but could have been. Don’t want any of my Buddies too worry. I have always had big red hanging in the corner of both my Garage and woodshop. When I bought them I was thinking man these are kind of pricey but if I need it one day it will be worth it. 12-31-10, Blondie is working finis...

10-27-2010 10:23 AM

Reminder; Woodworking Show for So. California - 4 replies

Just a heads up the Wood Working Show is in Southern California this weekend. I went last year and had a great time. Met some Lumberjocks there as well. The have some good demos and deals. Ck out Summerfields cabinet matched router but set great way to build cabinets fast & strong! Search google for Woodworking show in Costa Mesa, copy an...

10-20-2010 07:02 PM

Dust Collection Help - 5 replies

Ok, Need all you great Lumberjocks to guide me with all that great knowledge you have accumulated. I have a Shop Vac with the dust deputy on a cart thus far, Reference Project; My problem is like alot of us fellow Lumberjocks, space. I love this set up and it works well, but it gets in the way and ...

07-13-2010 07:47 PM

Help with making Doors - 6 replies

A buddy of mine asked me a question that I felt I couldn’t answer to my satisfaction so it came to me all you masters on here could help. Ken,I’m still looking at cutters that will do what I want, lots of info, just not alot of detail. I would like to be able to make exterior and interior doors 1-3/8 or 1-3/4 thick. Couple manufac...

07-04-2010 06:03 PM

Happy Fourth of July to all that celebrate this day! - 5 replies

I would like to take a moment to say, “Happy Fourth of July to all that celebrate this day!” I have met so many people on here from around the world that I have become fiends with if it were not for this site it amazes me. The is so much talent and help on here with very minimal negativity on here it make me proud to be a small pa...

06-19-2010 07:42 PM

Southern California Los Angeles - 3 replies

I was thinking who in the Los Angeles area would be interested in meeting every cpl of weeks or once a month for breakfast or any meal or drinks? We could pick local resturants or do this at one anothers home on the floor of the wood shop ( kidding). I was thinking there seems to be alot of close to one another and we all have wood in common,...

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