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04-03-2012 05:21 PM

My new lumber score - 6 replies

Hello all, I bought a new house 9 months ago that has been empty for 4 years….This place was really over grown, as the last family that lived here had gotten really old and with no help for yard work this was a foresst wasteland…to give you idea…when I cut down the 5 ft grass in the backyard I found a 14 ft fiberglass John b...

12-28-2010 09:36 PM

A Shadow box Design - 3 replies

Hey Jocks, I am designing to build a shadow box for a friend of mine…He is a Capt in the Navy. I was wondering if any of you out there would know the dimensions of a folded 4’ x 6’ flag? I have googled it, binged it, and yahooed it. I can’t find anything. This would help me get the design done and built before the ...

12-18-2010 12:15 AM

Butternut walnut mix - 1 reply

I want to build a shadow box for a great man a Navy Captain! I was thinking of some wood contrasts like butternut and walnut. I want to use splines or some other accents. Any ideas, opinions, or advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you all!

11-26-2010 07:37 PM

Poly question - 9 replies

Can I poly over danish oil? I figured it would be good fpr pretection…but have no idea how to accomplish this or even if it is a good practice… I am finishing a memorial flag box and I don’t want to screw it up! It will be hanging on a wall in my friends home. Any input or information would be great, Thank you.

11-25-2010 07:35 AM

Need finishing help, Please - 1 reply

I am finishing my friends memorial box. I am using danish oil, do I sand or steel wool between coats? I have read many opinions. I am hoping for some solid advice. Thanks,

11-19-2010 07:54 PM

how to accurately cut leaxsand - 8 replies

Hello All,I am building a shadowbox for a friend, who’s father has just passed away. I have a great looking box with no front LOL. How do you cut lexsand without heat build up or is this not an issue…Any help and advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

10-25-2010 07:19 PM

trying to enbed a pdf fileinto my blog - 4 replies

Good Afternoon, I am writting a blog about my assembly cart and experience and I would like to include the plan that I got ahold of for the build…is there anyway to do that? Thanks in advance for your help PS …it’s a PDF

09-20-2010 05:08 PM

Mill File for Cabinet scrapper sharpening. - 14 replies

Hello Fello LJ’s, I am building a sharpening station to orginize my few sharpening tools I have. I have been looking for a Mill file to sharpen my cab scrappers…unfortunatly I know very little about files. Can anyone point me in a general direction…maybe I am just googleing it wrong, but I haven’t found much by way o...

08-10-2010 08:03 PM

Kreg Jig storage and ease of use setups - 0 replies

Hey All, Once again, I am looking for some ideas, that you jocks have used to set up a storage/use sled or fixture for easy use and employment of your Kreg jigs as needed…just post some pics if you wouldn’t mind of how you solved this issue. I am putting on a cart I just built to store all my assembly items and tools this is th...

07-28-2010 04:03 PM

Walnut questions - 28 replies

Hello all, As some of you know, I took down some trees in my yard 2 months ago…milled them up and stored them in my shed to dry. (http://lumberjocks.com/projects/34214) Now, the lumber was cut down on 06/09/10, milled and stacked on 07/02/10. When I stacked it, I didn’t have a Moisture meter to know what the MC was in the beg...

06-17-2010 03:13 PM

Looking to get into hand planes - 11 replies

Good Day All, I have been woodworking now for about 2 years and thanks to this site and insight from some of my friends and relitives, I have become a decent dust maker. I have recently gotten into hand tools, as a lot of you have said your skills only get better with practice and new techniques. I have 3 hand planes; a buck brothers bloc...

02-10-2010 08:39 PM

DC Remote Question - 4 replies

Hey all thanks for the info on the Grizzley DC plug issue…I will post the response and solution there. Now, I also got a Remote with my DC and was wondering if anyone would share with me how they mounted theirs to the DC. I have a few Ideas but I don’t want to drill a hole in something I shouldn’t or place it where it can...

02-06-2010 06:31 PM

Need some dust collection advise - 7 replies

I just got a new Grizzley 1 1/2 HP dust collector with new impellor in the 110v variety. When I got it, it did not have a plug. While reading the manual it starts by saying maximum draw under load is 18 amps. Was this a tool buying novise mistake? I looked at the specs and I didn’t see anything like this on the site. Can anyone help m...

09-27-2009 11:41 PM

How to make a mallet - 11 replies

I ave seen many great mallets on LJ’s for awhile now, and this weekend I made my daughters toddler bed. During that process I did a lot of chisel work and all I had was a deadblow hammer. Tis worked ok, but I figured if I had to cut more than what I did, I we be at it all week! I decided I wanted to build one for this purpose. I have...

09-05-2009 02:14 PM

Can you poly a painted surface? - 5 replies

Hello all,Once again I seek the all knowing jock advice. I have built a large bookcase out of MDF for my neighbor. She wants it painted to match her sons room….black and white. I was wondering if I could clear coat or poly after painting to protect it and give it a smooth kind of finish. Is this a bad idea?

08-05-2009 05:24 PM

Jointer help - 14 replies

Good Morning all, I just purchased a SteelX 6 1/8” Jointer from Grizzley on clearence about a month ago. ($239.00 + $79.00 S&H) I will write a review as soon as I learn how to use it properly. I put it together and the bed was covered in kosmoline. I whipped it all off and stuck my jointer in the shop. Well, it has been very hum...

07-17-2009 06:53 PM

Help tuning up my new Rigid table saw - 5 replies

Hello all, I have been a member for a short time here and love this site! The insight and information here has been priceless to me, as a neophyte. I have explained that I own a Ryobi BTS21 table saw. This saw has serverd me well in the remodeling of my house and other construction related projects. However, it falls way short on most o...


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