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04-19-2016 03:03 PM

Shapton professional on glass?? - 10 replies

Hallo fellow LJ’s, i was listening to one of the latest FWW podcasts where Matt and Mike talk about the Bob van Dyke sharpening box. The stones used by Bob are the Shaptons, 1000 and 8000. So in my enthusiasm i ordered the 1000 and the 8000 pro series instead of the ones on glass. Now that i have the stones, can i buy glass 2-3/4×8...

02-08-2016 12:06 AM

Milk paint + extra bond = cottage cheese - 2 replies

I have been wanting to use milk paint for the longest time, and today is the day. I have a bare wood maple step stool that needed a color. To be sure that the paint would stick, I added milk paint EXTRA-BOND. First I mixed the milk paint, 50% powder and 50% Luke warm water. Mix it for a couple of minutes. Next add the EXTRA-BOND. And bam, it tu...

04-17-2012 01:26 AM

More projects from reclaimed lumber! - 16 replies

I know some of you folks out there don’t like wood if it is new and paid for, but I would like to challenge you guys out there to recycle more and reuse old furniture, grab a pallet and denail the thing. There is so much beautiful under appreciated lumber out there. Show us what you did with old reused wood, here are some of my projects: ...

12-07-2011 02:40 AM

I need some advise on processing these Walnut burls - 8 replies

My neighbor has a walnut grove and tossed these burls along the road. I asked him if he would miss one if I would take it. He said take them all. The basic two questions are, how do I dry these without cracking or splitting, and secondly how do I mill them. I could use a chainsaw.

10-17-2011 04:30 PM

What happened to this plane. - 8 replies Willie asked me to post these pictures. “Saw this on the local Craig’s list. Not sure what to make of this! I don’t know how to get these pics (3) on L J, hope you can help. Looks like something homemade. Maybe someone at L J can shed a little light on this. Thanks, Willie” ...

10-11-2011 05:02 PM

Ash tree given to me - 19 replies

Someone from our church came to me last Sunday and offered me an Ash Tree. It is cut down and in his back yard. From what I understand (I have not seen the tree) it is about 2’ round. I would love to take him up on his offer. I was thinking of cutting the trunk 12’ long. I can get it to a mill, but what mill will do this kinna stuff ...

08-02-2011 08:31 PM

Looking for Quilt Frame plans - 11 replies

I have a (dear and fantastic) wife that is a fanatic quilter. And just like me and some of you, she is going back to doing some work the old way. We start using more our hand tools, saws, hand planes, etc. My wife is looking to do some hand stitch quilting. There are some different ways to mount the quilt to do this. One way is to hang a frame f...

03-08-2011 06:52 PM

Keen Kutter K- 6 C (for parts) going on ebay tonight - 8 replies

This is a Keen Kutter, K-6 (not KK-6), bedrock type, with corrugated bottom. I really like this plane, and I would like to restore it, but I need too many parts for it. I will be selling it on Ebay starting 6pm PST tonight (3/8/11). Make an offer to buy and I will take it off. OR make me an offer selling me the parts and I will keep it. PM me...

03-02-2011 10:15 PM

Is this plane worth the repair? - 15 replies

I am looking at possibly buying this plane. It is a Stanley #3, but it has a hairline fracture in the side of the metal base. Can this be repaired? Or should it be repaired? What does this do to the value of this plane? Thanks for your help.

11-30-2010 01:45 AM

Wanted: parts for my Stanley #4 type 11 - 13 replies

I bought a Stanley #4, type 11 (I think) plane on a garage sale, I want to make it a user plane. I replace the handle with a later model, the japaning is at 90%. The cutter is a later model (after 1935). I need the chipbreaker and the levercap, or the little plate that goes behind the lever on the levercap. Thanks for helping me getting t...

11-11-2010 11:37 PM

Question on Homerefurbers for electricians... - 5 replies

Here a question that come up on Homerefurbers and has not been answered, can anybody help this guy with his generator hook-up? Click on the text to get to the actual post and put your answer there please. Thanks. My son has purchased a Generac 17kw generator. He has placed it approximately 200’ away from his main electrical panel. My qu...

09-01-2010 10:46 PM

I would like a map of woodshops for our state California - 5 replies

I would like to know who all has a shop in my back yard. It is hard to go through all the maps and find all the Lumberjocks. Martin, how about that??

05-06-2009 11:03 PM

Trade Fine Woodworking for Fine Woodworking - 2 replies

I would like to trade these 5 Fine Woodworking for others I do not have to complete my collection. No 72 Sep/Oct 1988 No 71 Jul/Aug 1988 No 73 Nov/Dec 1988 No 66 Sep/Oct 1987 No 52 May/ Jun 1985

05-06-2009 10:50 PM

Trade 5 Fine HomeBuilding for Fine WoodWorking - 1 reply

I would like to trade these 5 magazines for Fine Wood Working magazines. #186 May 2007 #184 Jan 2007 #26 Apr/May 1985 #27 Jun/Jul 1985 #29 Oct/Nov 1985

02-25-2009 06:43 PM

Build Outside The Box contest from Fine Woodworking - 4 replies

Did you guys see this, will it be one of the LJ’s winning this? Build Outside The Box: Official Contest Rules How to Enter Calling all box makers: Show us your projects for a chance to win a brand-new tablesaw from Steel City. The granite-topped machine is a monster prize with a $1,300 approximate retail value. Box projects...

09-21-2008 11:40 PM

Need help with dining table sizing - 13 replies

I need to build a dining table for our family. We need room for about 12-14 people. I think we need about 2’ per person, so make the table about 10’ long. Then how tall does the skirt need to be? The table top will be white oak (left over flooring) and the same for the skirt, the legs will be red oaks balusters from Lowe’s, cut...

08-24-2008 06:18 AM

Jack-pot, but need help. - 15 replies

And so this morning I had to bring my daughter to town. Garage sales all over the place. But after 10 closer looks, just clothing spread out over the lawn. But than number eleven, jack-pot. Tools, tools, tools. I paid $16 for the whole lot. Now in this fortune is a chisel set, but the handles are coming off. They are made by Dunlap in Ger...

07-17-2008 10:37 PM

Substitude for Bloxygen - 40 replies

I ordered Bloxygen from WoodCraft. I was going to use this to preserve my Tung Oil. I use it to fill the can of Tung Oil and let the air out, otherwise it will turn into jell. Where can I get this stuff? Or is there a substitude?

06-30-2008 09:01 PM

Water vs oil sharpening stones. - 7 replies

I bought some sharpening stones on a garage sale and I have no way of knowing if they are water or oil stones. They were new in the package, but only had chinese writing on them. Can anybody help me identify the stones? Thanks.

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