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09-12-2020 05:46 PM

Nothing to see here - 65 replies

Nothing to see here

08-26-2020 10:26 PM

Canadian Woodworkers are Awesome! Thank You James. - 14 replies

After my recent debacle with Lee Valley Tools, two of my Canadian woodworking buddies volunteered to drive to Lee Valley in Saskatoon to get the Optical Center Punch I so desired. I couldn’t in good conscience let Andre drive 12 hours one way, so I declined, but then James Dobson of Grail Woodworks in Saskatoon, a LumberJocks member I h...

08-20-2020 02:30 AM

Public Service Announcement - How NOT to make drawers - ( or how to break your thumb ) - 14 replies

I can’t get videos to embed anymore, so just follow the link and go watch at it. I’ve set the URL to run at the time stamp where he does the stupid thing. I was following this video today, and I got kickback so bad it almost took my thumb off. While I do like the interlocking system, it’s better to redo the setup to cu...

08-17-2020 03:48 AM

Email Exchange between me and Lee Valley and their Head Corpse - 15 replies

From: Gerald Hunsucker
Sent: Friday, August 14, 2020 6:35 PM
To: Lee Valley Service
Subject: Why is this tool not available to order online I can’t see any reason why you would refuse to offer this online, why is it not available? Optical Center Punch — Jerry ( Gerald ) L. Hunsucker THEIR RESPONSE On Fri, Aug 14, 2020 at 4:0...

08-16-2020 09:36 PM

As Promised - The Tortilla Recipe - 4 replies

Hey Andre, Tortilla recipe as follows, get yourself some Maseca masa flour Then get some psyllium husk powder – this acts as a binder, it’s not strictly traditional, but it sure makes things a whole lot easier. Mix 1 cup of dry masa flour with 1 tsp salt and one tsp psyllium powder Put 1.5 cups of room temperature water i...

08-16-2020 02:16 AM

Nothing to see here - 6 replies

Nothing to see here

07-27-2020 07:02 PM

HELP! Mortiser did not ship with proper chisel shank bushings - 10 replies

Hey Folks, I just bought a Baileigh Industrial mortising machine the MC100TT They advertise its’ capacity as 1/4” chisels up to 1”, but the machine shipped with only one chisel adapter which has an inside diameter of 7/8” and an outside diameter of .99”. This adapter fits over the shank of the square chise...

02-11-2020 07:19 PM

A Woodworking Lesson Learned Today... - 19 replies

I’m currently building a set of 4 end tables, and the prototype is nearly finished. So after I figured out exactly what size drawer slides I needed for my end tables, I got on Amazon and found that the exact length I needed was not available, only 14” or 16” was available at a price point I wanted to pay ( I usually buy a pa...

04-01-2019 08:11 PM

Seeking advice on Mission Style Inlay Techniques - 47 replies

Hey everybody, I’m looking to do my first inlay. I want to do something like in this picture: ..but I need some help and guidance. I have some little bit of an idea about how to go about doing this, but not really. I can’t figure out how to get the complex shapes at the spear point or whatever it is with regularity and accu...

07-24-2018 10:13 PM

How to build these Arts and Crafts barstools - 34 replies

I want to build these arts and crafts barstools for my kitchen island, but I can’t see the structure well enough to figure out how the inside and underside of the stool is made. Any help on figuring this out would be greatly appreciated. This was the ONLY picture of this barstool I could find.

09-13-2017 07:52 PM

Seeking advice on carbide lathe tools - What's the best starter set - 36 replies

Hey all, I’m getting ready to get some carbide bit and fabricate my own handles and shaft as the complete tools are very spendy, but the cutters themselves come in at about 16 to 18 bucks apiece, not very expensive at all. My question is, if you look at the line of cutters at Easy Wood Tools site, which 4 or 5 of them would be the best cho...

03-31-2017 08:39 PM

Need advice figuring out some inexpensive projects - 32 replies

Hey fellow LJ’s. I suddenly find myself needing to make several different things that I can price at about $40-$50. I’m not coming up with any good ideas, so I thought the community might have some.Thanks in advance,Jerry

01-07-2017 07:45 PM

Superior Sliding Bevel - Request for Information and Help - 10 replies

Okay, so the Superior Sliding Bevel, first engineered and produced by a Vermont native by the name of Isaiah J. Robinson around 1873. Link Here ”Robinson’s patent calls for an internal stationary wedge over which a chamfered bar rides, itself activated by a thumbscrew, to place pressure on the blade and keep it stationary. ...

07-23-2016 03:37 AM

My home made Sous Vide cooker - 20 replies

Used it for the first time tonight. Best chicken breasts I’ve ever had in my life. Grand total of $50.43 in parts

05-12-2016 02:46 AM

Custom Sanding Belts for your Bandsaw - 28 replies

Okay, this is just a share and heads up. I was searching for a sanding belt for my Grizzly band saw that uses a 131.5” blade and I found this wonderful resource. These people will make a custom made belt to your specification for about 6 bucks!!!

03-25-2016 07:25 AM

Old Lumber Reborn, an inspirational video that every LJ will appreciate - 9 replies

12-26-2015 11:53 PM

Dustin Penner - 13 replies

Okay, as a box maker I’m always interested in other box maker’s offerings. I came across this masterful box maker on YouTube. As far as I can tell, he does not have a LumberJocks profile, so here’s one of his videos, where he shows start to finish how he makes a hidden compartment box. View on YouTube

12-21-2015 03:03 AM

Shop Christmas Tree - 35 replies

Those of you who have been following my story know that my wife and I moved in with her parents to take care of them through their time of coping with Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. My wife and I have always had a very strong Christmas tradition just the two of us, and we put up a tree every year even though we spend Christmas Eve and ...

10-30-2015 02:39 AM

Here's what happens when you have an iPad and too much time on your hands... - 24 replies

Okay, I’m really sorry about this, but I had so much fun doing it :-) View on YouTube

09-11-2015 07:09 PM

Getting Settled in the New Shop and a New Table Saw - 25 replies

Well, we had a little organizing fest this past weekend, so I managed to get all the shop equipment laid out in my little corner of the barn that I will eventually frame in to make that corner my new shop. Also spent some time Wednesday and most of the day Thursday assembling and adjusting my new table saw. Things are looking up. ...

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