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08-11-2019 03:50 PM

11 years and counting,thanks for all who have given me support and friendship - 49 replies

Yep, it’s been 11 years since I joined LJs, it’s been a very positive experience, I’ve learned a lot and shared a lot.When I first joined Ljs I had been woodworking for 20 years I thought I was fairly knowledgable about the craft, but after being here for all these years I’ve learned how little I knew then and still are f...

04-01-2019 03:16 PM

Throw away your planner #2 - 12 replies

Just in case you missed it here’s another april 1st new tool

04-01-2019 03:11 PM

GREAT NEW TOOLS - 8 replies

Opps double post here’s another cool bunch These new tools are great for high out of reach places

02-10-2019 04:53 PM


High everyoneI’ve thought about making a continuous arm Windsor chair for a long time perhaps close to 30 years, I’ve bought many of the tools to do it all by hand and they have set unused for all these years .I’ve known about Mike Dunbar acquired his first book and read about him in FineWoodworking and his Windsor Institute a...

01-06-2019 06:34 PM


net photo Hi friendsI started a local woodworking club a number of months ago and we wanted to make some projects we could make and sell to donate to our local food bank, what we came up with is making some kitchen utensils, like wooden spoons,ladles, spatulas. The problem we have is trying to hollow out the bowl part of spoons and ladles...

11-28-2018 06:13 AM

Please help with Supermax drum sander 25-50 parallel adjustment UPDATE - 16 replies

Hi gangI’m wondering if anyone else out there has had problems with adjusting the drum parallel with the conveyor I’ve tried adjusting the conveyor as spelled out on page 11 of the manual, but I’m not getting any or little movement and the conveyor and drum still are not parallel sanding lower on the outboard versus the inboard...

11-20-2018 04:07 PM


Hi EveryoneI just wanted to wish everyone a very joyous Thanksgiving. I have so much to be grateful for and give thanks for things like: a most loving friend and wife of 51 years ,a wonderful family including my loving children and their spouses and grandchildren, relatively good health, a warm safe home, freedom, a more than sufficient supply...

10-25-2018 10:58 PM

Looking for low cost black hinges for a vanity - 17 replies

Hi FriendsI’ve been looking all over the net to find some black hinges in the 2 1/2”-3” range by 5/8 or an inch.I’m making a vanity in roughly an Arts n crafts style and have pulls I bought from someone on LJs a number of years ago but did not get any hinges the only ones I’ve seen are in the $15-$29 each range whic...

08-19-2018 05:21 PM

Retiring from one business and building up another - 27 replies

Hi GangI’ve decided to retire from my contracting business it’s just a getting a little tough for a 70 year old , 30 years is enough, but this will give me more time for the shop and teaching, I’ve had to turn down quite a few students because of good sized contracting jobs. Take a look at my truck and see if you can figure out...

08-19-2018 04:53 PM

4 new prefinished wood Cabriolet legs for sale - 9 replies

Hi friendsCleaning up the shop, I’ve had too many things coming in and not enough going out. Here are some nice looking prefinished cabriolet legs I purchased a number of years ago for a customer that wanted 6 tables but then decided he didn’t want them after all They look pretty nice even though they were made in China. I don’...

06-02-2018 06:14 PM

Simple decisions and checklist before taking on a woodworking Job. - 23 replies

Here’s a list of questions I think that are important to ask yourself before taking on a woodworking job that you will get paid for and the mistake I made on my own most recent job.Pros can you add to the checklist? #1 Do I have the know how to make this project and finish it or am I going to try an learn how to make it and deal with a ...

03-11-2018 10:33 PM

I Have a new website ,how about your feedback? - 46 replies

He friends, I’ve finally upgraded my website, would you mind giving me your thoughts, I’m open to constructive ideas on what could be improved. so much,Jim

03-02-2018 05:46 PM

Insurance for teaching woodworking - 48 replies

Hello everyoneI’ve been teaching woodworking at my local Comunity college for about 12 years and privately out of my own shop but my Liability insurance cost is getting bumped up to the $1500 range per year is there anyone that has a source that might be less cost, I’m aware of the other post of folks telling woodworking teachers to ...

02-23-2018 10:51 PM

Hand held CNC ? what do you think? - 30 replies

Hi FriendsMy son sent me a video of this new handheld CNC last night and I thought how could this possibly work? Today I found a YouTube demo, Pretty cool but too spendy for me. @ $2300What do you folks think?

02-10-2018 04:15 PM

I did it, I joined the Facebook generation, Plus a group for new woodworkers - 35 replies

Hi Friends After all these years of resistance, I finally broke down and got on Facebook,( in reality, my wife signed me up years ago but I never used it and actually forgot I had a page). So why now? I thought I could have an avenue to help new woodworkers buy starting my own group, so come visit and see if I can help with your woodworking ques...

02-07-2018 10:28 PM

Can't make up your mind which table saw? - 5 replies

Here’s a 3 for one price deal but you need a converter or 3 phase power

02-05-2018 03:07 PM

Fun in my woodworking class - 29 replies

I thought I’d share some photos from one of my classes,I had a very busy class last week in my woodworking class, the topic for my workshop “table saw Techniques, jigs, and fixtures.

11-11-2017 02:09 PM

Ok which one of you did this? - 26 replies

My son sent me this, instantly I knew one of you almost 228 thousand members must have done this :))

10-30-2017 07:33 PM


Hi folksI saw this on Instructables and wondered what people with experience with lasers and electronics thought about it.Thanks for your input.

10-02-2017 10:48 PM


Hi everyoneYes I’m asking to use a photo of a farmhouse table you made to use in an upcoming class I will teach. Of course, I’m not going to claim to have made the tables in your photos just to show different examples of farmhouse table styles.Yes, I’ve made tables over the years but can only find one photo and I don’t wa...

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