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04-18-2019 12:27 AM

Metabo Orbital sander Lived for 30 years - 26 replies

I,m not sure exactly but pretty sure I was either 19 or 20 years of age when I bought this sander, which puts it at 30 or 31 years old. Still remember the power tool shop I bought it from in Kensington, Sydney, Australia. I stupidly left it out in the rain the other day, I dried it out for a couple of days and when I switched it on it let out...

04-08-2019 06:25 AM

How to get comfy rounded seats for stools? Instead of flat - 28 replies

I would like to build some low back breakfast bar type stools, instead of having the seat flat I would like to put some curved or round in the seat to make them more comfortable? Also the back could be curved.Can this be done with a hand held router???Here is a picture of the type of stools I have in mind. Thanks in advance.RegardsAnthm

03-27-2019 01:21 AM

Solo Log Cabin build - 9 replies

Maybe most have seen it before as I see its had over 6million hits. found it impressive RegardsAnthm

02-20-2019 11:45 PM

Whats The Best way to do through and exposed dowels???? - 8 replies

Recently bought a dowelmax jig which is great.I’ve done a few experiments with exposed dowels but I definitely have not mastered the technique. Wondering if any body has any input into the best way to go about it. Drill first obviously, hammer dowel in until its flush with the exposed surface?Drill hole depth so the dowel can stick ...

01-24-2019 12:22 AM

Projects for 6 year old woodworkers to Build???? - 20 replies

Any ideas on projects for 6 year old woodworkers??? My Nephew young Koa who is 6 is keen on tools and turned up at the workshop yesterday. Kitted out with his little tool box and tool belt. I figured I,d get him on a simple candle holder.I kind of made it an official lesson and outlined the steps involved in cutting a piece of wood, measuring...

01-23-2019 04:56 AM

Hinge Ideas needed - 10 replies

Hi all,I built this chest but the reality is I wanted the doors to fold 270 degrees so they hang down the side.At the moment they fold only 180 degrees. From what I can see using the hinge in the conventional butt hinge sense wouldn’t help me.Anybody with any ideas of how I would achieve that would be great.Thanks in advanceRegardsAnthony ...

12-24-2018 07:55 AM

Old Bed on Rubbish Heap. Species ID????? - 8 replies

Found an old bed frame on the rubbish heap in my Chinese village here in Hong Kong. Seems it was hand made mortise and tenon, I got three nice pieces out of it and took to them with a belt sander.They came up so good I went back to get more of the bed parts still on the heap. The wood is super heavy, seems some sort of reddish hard wood,At...

12-18-2018 10:21 PM

This is for Fat Blokes with webber BBQs - 15 replies

12-11-2018 07:08 AM

Sourcing walnut and oak - 14 replies

Lumber hard to source here in Hong Kong,I was wondering if any body knows where to buy Online some small pieces of Walnut and or Oak to be delivered in the US, Preferably NY. Thanks in advanceAnthony

08-23-2018 09:46 AM

Carpenters Pencils why oblong not round? - 23 replies

I had a friend ask “is there anything in the fact that carpenters pencils are elongated oblong as opposed to conventional round?”I’ve used them for years and never really thought about it.I know personally I tend to use a small conventional round pencil for finer workAnybody have any ideas? Oblong as opposed to conventional ro...

04-26-2018 05:03 AM

An act of Kindness here at Lumberjocks - 11 replies

Recently I posted an off topic forum asking if anybody could offer any help on where I could source a wheel rim for my Kublta RTV (which incidentally is in Australia) The forum can be seen here One of my Buddies here on Lumberjocks by the handle name of Recycle1943 responded to my ask for help, his prof...

03-27-2018 05:04 AM

Kubota RTV 900 wheel rim - 9 replies

Can anybody help, I need to purchase a 12 inch wheel rim for a Kubota 900 RTV farm vehicle, Preferably in the New York or Chicago areas.Thanks in advance, way way to expensive in Australia.Kind RegardsAnthony

03-23-2018 09:22 AM

Jointing Planes, are there smaller types available? - 22 replies

I see the reviews of the Lie Nielsen or I think originally Lee Valley 7 1/2 Low angle jointing plane which is for what I would call larger stock, Does anybody know if anybody produces a smaller jointer hand plane for like smaller woodworking pieces? I see a few ways of making jigs up for smaller hand planes but was interested if smaller type j...

03-20-2018 06:37 AM

Repairs required to Oak Table - 19 replies

My Friend had this table custom built of OAK in Japan. Its very new, only a week old actually and already cracks appearing. Can anybody give advice if this is repairable and how? The obvious of course glue and clamp. Anybody can elaborate? Thanks in advance. RegardsAnthm

06-23-2017 02:39 AM

Router Table or Versatile Work bench for 7" Saw and Router required - 5 replies

I was wondering if anyone can recommend some sort of potable work table that I can use to bolt my router or 7 inch Makita saw to. My workshop is tiny so I need something portable that I can put outside. I just purchased a Makita RP1801 router and definitely need a table for it, also I was thinking if I could bolt my Makita 7 inch circular saw...

01-12-2017 04:36 AM

Cabinet construction re Drawer fronts - 2 replies

I am building two bedside tables each with 1 drawer. My drawer fronts will finish flush with the front of the cabinet and therefore have a 1/8th gap between drawer front and cabinet, basically drawer front fits inside the cabinet and flush with outside. My question is this, Do I need to have a piece inside the cabinet for the back of the d...

07-26-2016 09:03 AM

Species Identification? - 1 reply

Hi all,Could somebody please help with Lumber identification?My mate has this slab in his shed , he does live in Japan although it may or may not have been imported.Any ideas?Kind RegardsAnthony Oh and he reports that the slab is “HARDER THAN A RUBICS CUBE USING OVEN MITTS”

04-21-2016 01:02 PM

Project pics disappearing - 2 replies

I was wondering if anyone has experienced their pics disappearing off there posted projects here on lumber jocks.I have reached out to the website managers here with nil response, Oh yes I have emailed more than once.For some reason I cant raise a response from the managers here,Will my pics reload or will I need to upload them again?Cheers

01-20-2016 07:48 AM

Taller sturdier folding stools - 2 replies

Attached here is a link to plans of a great design of folding stool. Some of these folding stools appear as projects here at lumber jocks. My question is , what would be the best way to make theses stools same design but a little higher and stronger?At the moment the plans come in at a height of 14and1/4 inches. I would like same design at...

11-18-2015 12:37 AM

SCREWS for Outdoor Adirondack chairs - 11 replies

Morning all, I finally sourced some lovely light colored Indonesian hardwood for my Adirondack chairs. (Here in Hong Kong, getting it from Toronto was Too Hard) Not Cheap so I want to get the project right. My biggest hurdle at the moment is what type of screws to use, preferably stainless I would have thought is better, Once agai...

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