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04-13-2012 02:03 AM

Barnwood - 6 replies

I landed a jackpot with some beautiful barnwood that I saved from a fire pit. I have a few ideas of projects I’d like to attempt but this is my first real experience with reclaimed barnwood. My question is how do I clean and prep it? I want to make it so it’s smooth to the touch but I also want to keep the natural graying affec...

12-19-2010 11:29 PM

LJ World Map - 7 replies

First of all, Martin I’d like to thank you for this amazing site. I’ve learned a ton about woodworking since I’ve been a member and fund inspiration to be around every corner here. I was thinking of a feature that might be fun to add to the site- The LJ World Map. I thought it might be neat to see where Lumberjocks are fou...

11-02-2010 04:05 AM

Why is your car in my wood shop? - 32 replies

My wife has this crazy idea that a garage is used for parking vehicles. When we first bought our house the first thing I thought was “Wow look at the size of the wood shop attached to the house”. I guess we weren’t on the same page. So now that I’ve been downgraded to only half the garage I have to be creative with sav...

10-27-2010 05:20 AM

Craftsman Miter Saw - 9 replies

I while back I bought a Craftsman miter saw (even though I told my self I would never buy Craftsman power tools again) and noticed something odd about it today. Both sides of the fence angle in. If I put a board flat against the fence you can see a gap in the middle. So I can cut a board 90 degrees if it goes all the way from one end of the fe...

06-22-2009 07:14 AM

Photos - 3 replies

I love looking at some of these photos that Lumberjocks post here in the coffee lounge. The “usual three” can come up with some pretty good ones, however, I really think credit should be given to the photographer, website, or wherever the image came from. It can just be a comment in parenthesis or something. On some I even noticed...

06-05-2009 05:15 AM

Crohn's Disease - 10 replies

My fiance was just diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease. We just spent five days in a hospital in Fargo becaus the pain was too much. She’s doing better now thank God but is still having difficulty. I was wondering if anyone here has or knows someone with Crohn’s? It’s hard to find a lot of info on it or personal stories fr...

05-21-2009 03:23 AM

Great veterans story - 5 replies

My oldest brother has had numerous deployments including a two-year tour of Iraq. While there his tank hit an IED and was completely destroyed. Thankfully he survived and came out with a Purple Heart. Today was the kind of day for him that made it worth it. At lunch a gentleman at the Legion bought his lunch for him. Then when we went to th...

05-15-2009 06:13 AM

Hooray for Hollywood! - 2 replies

I was searching through the news tonight and came across this story. Apparently the child star from Slumdog Millionaire had his shanty destroyed and is now homeless. Another story of the pigs that run Hollywood. It won eight...

04-30-2009 05:20 AM

Lumberjock Merchandise - 16 replies

Any chance that there’s more merchandise coming out soon? I noticed the only option at this point is shirts. I think it would be great to have mugs, hats, stationary or other products.

04-27-2009 05:31 AM

Holiday Labor Charge - 3 replies

Okay, LJs, let’s hear your opinions. A friend and I were discussing home renovation and he was telling me how furious he was last year when at the end of the year he asked a local handy man to help him with some finishing. Apparently most businesses charge more during the holiday season and he was forced to pay an outrageous amount extra...

04-14-2009 12:16 AM

Posting projects - 23 replies

I was just curious to hear others’ thoughts on the subject of commenting on projects. I notice that most comments are compliments like “great job” and “good craftsmanship” and others like that. (Well deserved because there are a lot of amazing artists here) There isn’t a whole lot of positive criticism. I ...

03-19-2009 04:00 AM

Mold! - 7 replies

I recently dug up some old plywood that was left in a corner of my friends basement. They were nice large sheets and I didn’t want them to go to waste. However, I noticed when I lifted them off the ground that mold had grown on the surfaces. It’s a dark color and penetrated into the wood. You wouldn’t know it’s there ...

03-16-2009 07:05 AM

March Madness is here! - 4 replies

I love college basketball and finally the madness is here. After reading many of these forums, it’s clear to me that all you Lumberjocks have a little madness in you. With that said who’s going to win it? I personally have my heart on North Dakota State since they’re the home team for me (even though they’re the Bison ...

02-21-2009 03:28 AM

Veneeer question - 6 replies

Aarrrrrggg! Here’s a veneer question for you experts out there. I have been trying to learn veneering in the shop lately. I bought a roll online of red oak 24”x8’ that came with glue on the back. The problem I’m having is it seems very brittle when I cut it and also when I sand it. The edges keep chipping off. I th...

02-11-2009 06:33 AM

Where to buy hardwood - 6 replies

Up here in the tundra of ND it gets hard to find specialty items. Needless to say, my local options for hardwood aren’t very good. Where do you guys buy yours? Is there a good place online I could use that won’t break the bank in shipping costs? This has been a really frustrating problem. I appreciate any help or ideas.

02-05-2009 07:53 AM

Dust collection for small shop - 5 replies

You can see in my workshop photos that my shop isn’t very big. This makes it have poor circulation for dust. Without putting a whole through the exterior wall, does anyone have a good idea on what kind of setup would work well in my basement shop for dust collection? Any ideas would be appreciated. My budget allows for a couple hundred...

02-04-2009 11:12 PM

MDO/Venner vs. Hardwood - 5 replies

The last job I had was my first time working in a place that built furniture. It was high end and very expensive. To my surprise, however, almost all of it was mdo with a hardwood veneer finish. I was shocked. It weighed a ton, had beautiful finishes, and sold at high prices- all characteristics of what I thought could only be hardwood produ...

01-30-2009 08:04 AM

LumberJock search - 1 reply

Is there any way to search for fellow LumberJocks in my area? It’s hard to get groups together where I live and it would be nice if I can see if there’s any others here from my area.

01-30-2009 02:54 AM

Clocks - 1 reply

Hi, I’m giving clock making a try. Does anyone know where a great place to find reliable and quality parts for clockwork? Here in Grand Forks I’m pretty limited to cheap craft store parts.

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