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11-16-2017 11:11 PM

New Chainsaw Parts, No Start - 9 replies

Hello everyone! I’m not sure how woodworkerish this question is, but as someone who uses rough lumber I consider my chainsaw an extremely aggressive and inaccurate table saw… It’s what much of my wood goes through before coming into the shop. It’s a Poulan P3314WSA. It had been sitting for about a year after the la...

11-10-2017 12:34 AM

Decorative Bench Assembly Issue - 7 replies

Hello everyone! I have another question concerning the Western Red Cedar Garden Swing I’m working on. The backrest is crowned with an arc and sunbeam. The sun and rays will be inset 3/16” from the face of the arc like the backrest slats below it. The arc is already attached permanently (not the best order) so I can’t remove it to secure the r...

11-03-2017 12:52 AM

Best hardware orientation to avoid loosening? - 33 replies

Hey everyone! I’m nearly finished on a large western red cedar A-frame swing. I need to mount the eye bolts to supports that sit at a 45 degree angle. I realized if I drill straight through and mount the eye bolt, The bolt will be at an angle and get pulled in a bending motion with pressure forcing it into the wood sideways. It seems the hole co...

09-07-2017 05:25 PM

What Kind Of Wood Is This? - 30 replies

Greetings and salutations LumberJocks! I recently took apart a set of old dining chairs for the wood, and upon planing them down, have no idea what it is. It’s about the hardness of oak, and I am incredibly bad at identifying anything other than Western Red Cedar. It was stained very dark, and has an open pore structure. Any idea what it is? ...

08-12-2017 10:54 PM

Starrett Protractor Square Stuck Tight - 6 replies

Greetings and salutations Lumberjocks! I recently acquired a 3 piece Starrett Combination Square set with 24” blade for free! It’s in pretty good shape, just a little clean up is needed. I can’t for the life of me unstick the protractor though. It doesn’t look corroded where it rotates, but no amount of oil and pressur...

08-07-2017 03:10 AM

What is this tool? - 5 replies

Greetings and salutations Lumberjacks! It’s been months since I’ve posted here, super busy and exiting year so far, not to mention it’s freaking HOT! I got a super nice tool haul from a friend who got them from a friend and didn’t need them. 3 beefy drills, Makita circular saw, angle grinder, huge full socket sets, vehicle lift ramps, spoke shav...

12-14-2016 05:52 PM

A Christmas Thank You To the LumberJocks Community - 1 reply

Dear LumberJocks Community, We’re at 4 days until Christmas and I wanted to post this while everyone might still have a moment or two to spare. I came into LumberJocks a while after discovering Izzy Swan, a man who has become something of a mentor to me. I found out about this website from him. Ever since I’ve came here I’...

12-09-2016 08:32 PM

Scroll Saw Tensioning Rod Replacement Problems - 7 replies

Merry Christmas LumberJocks! A couple weeks ago, the tensioning rod on my Craftsman Scroll Saw gave out. This wasn’t the best time that could have happened, considering the exciting Christmas gift making season is here. I took the rod in to match it to a length of threaded rod I could use as a replacement, but nobody in the area carries...

12-02-2016 02:43 AM

Mod-Podge vs Laquer (And Merry Christmas!) - 2 replies

Greetings and salutations Lumberjocks! I virtually always use brushing lacquer, but I have a 16 oz jar of Furniture Satin Mod-Podge here. A few of the differences I can see between the two is that the Mod-Podge is water based, also works as a glue, is mostly inert so will adhere to most other finishes, requires sanding in between coats and ta...

11-20-2016 10:39 PM

Miter Saw Leaves 1/8" Sliver on Back of Cut - 10 replies

Greetings and salutations LumberJocks! Last year, I wrote regarding several issues I was having with my Kobalt 10” Sliding Compound Miter Saw. I have a new one now thanks to Kobalt’s no-questions-asked 3 year full warranty. The saw was two years old, I went onto Lowe’s and walked out 10 minutes later with a brand new saw com...

10-18-2016 09:34 AM

Joining Two Long Thin Shelves Without Adding Bulk - 9 replies

Greetings and Salutations LumberJocks! I seem to have gotten myself into a bit of a predicament here… I designed these long shelves to go above the entry to the hall. I built them in to sections with a support in the center, both for strength and because in a shop my size anything over 5’ is tricky to work on, to splitting it in h...

10-07-2016 09:45 AM

Vacuume for CV06 Mini Dust Collection System - 7 replies

Greetings and salutations LumberJocks! Within 6 months, I will be purchasing a CV06 Mini dust separator from Clear View Cyclones. I’ve decided on a Ridgid WD1450 6HP Shop Vac for the suction source… At least, for now :-) I can’t find a clear answer on what the difference between shop vacs and dust extractors is, aside from d...

09-10-2016 03:53 AM

Radial Arm Saw Issues Update - 10 replies

Greetings and salutations LumberJocks! This is an update regarding the topic I posted a couple days ago about my new radial arm saw. Thanks to your great help, she’s fully functional and… WOW. As I stated earlier, she only had 10 hours of use, and I got her from the first owner. After I washed and decreased the storage grime, a...

09-08-2016 10:24 PM

Craftsman Racall Kit for Radial Arm Saw 113.19771 - 28 replies

Greetings and salutations Lumberjocks! I’m looking for the retrofit kit from the recall put out on Craftsman Radial Arm Saws. My saw was built in 1977, model number 113.19771. Anyone who is getting rid of/disposing of their RAS, or has the retrofit kit and is unhappy with or has no need for it, please send me a direct message titled ...

09-06-2016 12:44 AM

Radial Arm Saw *UPDATE* - 11 replies

Greetings and salutations Lumberjocks! The greatest neighbor in the world just completed the construction of his shop, and had some redundancy of tools. He gave me his beautiful Craftsman radial arm saw, the aftermarket rolling base with drawers, and both drawers full of goodies and accessories he had bought just for this saw. The machine has...

08-05-2016 02:06 AM

Custom Cases/Boxes: Foam - 10 replies

Greetings and salutations fellow Lumberjocks! I build custom cases for guns, headphones, computers, etc. While Kaizen Foam is great for this application, the price is ridiculously high for a sheet of rubberized air pockets. I’m looking to find a foam that would work well for custom cases at a low price. It doesn’t have to be speci...

06-04-2016 08:53 PM

Table Saw Zero Clearance Insert Warp - 8 replies

Greetings and salutations LumberJocks! I recently completed this ZCI for my table saw. It’s made from half inch plywood and sch 40 2” PVC pipe. Thanks to Izzy Swan for giving me the design to modify for my saw! It’s solid, smooth and works great. The only issue I have with it is that it’s warped slightly, causing it to...

05-30-2016 01:52 AM

Yonico Router Bits: Are They Good? - 16 replies

Greetings and salutations LumberJocks! Just a quick question. The only router bit brand even remotely within my budget is Yonico, sold through Amazon. So far I’ve had good luck with them, but was wondering if anyone knows whether they are good enough to make the investment in several more. Thank you again!

05-29-2016 10:13 PM

Question: Model Ship, Clinker Built (Lapstrake) Construction - 5 replies

Greetings and salutations! I’m entering a field that I’m a real novice in: model building. Specifically, a Viking Dragon Ship, one reminiscent of Draken Harald Hårfagre. We’ve been following Draken Harald Hårfagre’s incredible voyage for a while now, as it’s our direct heritage and we love to study it. I would li...

05-25-2016 12:34 AM

Will Wood Glue Bond Styrofoam? Shop Built Air Conditioner. - 12 replies

Greetings and salutations! I’m building an air conditioner for the shop here, it’ll be sunny and 70 soon. I know, that may not seem very hot, but I’m a Swede, I overheat when it gets above 50 degrees. Since I work pretty much exclusively with wood, TiteBond ll is the only glue I keep stocked in large quantities. I’ll n...

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