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03-11-2020 01:55 AM

Mulberry Pie - 27 replies

Some of you may know that Lumberjock Robcastle and I where back on the farm last week here in Australia.We were busy trimming the Mulberry tree when Lovie Cheryl said we best harvest the ripe berries so she can do a Pie. Its all rather significant because It was our first harvest (albeit small a definite harvest never the less) There is defi...

11-09-2019 05:05 AM

Arguably one of the best woodworkers in the world, and Australian - 14 replies

We Aussies here at lumberjocks are somewhat out numbered by the very very talented North American’s. This post is about an extraordinarily talented Australian woodworker. Mr Geoff Hannah OAM, For his work he was awarded the Order of Australia medal by the Queen of England and has produced furniture pieces for Her Majesty. His story and talen...

09-08-2019 05:07 AM

Contemporary Rocking Chair Design - 7 replies

I’m trying to gather ideas on a contemporary designed Rocker which will kind of follow the lines of my previous projects. IE( multiple species, showing off end grain, lamination of different colours, different styles of angled leg design) Upholstering is always a problem so at this stage it will be a flat seat and flat back with portable cush...

08-30-2019 07:30 AM

Best finish for outside wooden cladding - 10 replies

My mate in Japans House coming along,The boys have been doing the gable cladding this week with Cedar.Any comments or ideas on how best this cedar cladding can be protected? Weather Harsh in Northern Japan obviously lots of winter snow.My thoughts where a good quality Oil Based decking oil type product.Would straight Tung Oil go the distance?Tha...

07-20-2019 11:43 PM

Internal staircase project, definitely a daunting challenge. Help required - 73 replies

My friend is currently building an A-Frame style timber framed house in Japan.I will be visiting and onsite for a week next month, he,s eluded to me taking on the internal staircase project. I,ve spent a couple of days thinking about it and it is all seems rather daunting. I haven’t built a proper staircase for many many years, I,ve bui...

07-13-2019 09:28 AM

Letter Stamping in Wood , Writing permanent messages on Wood - 51 replies

I,ve done a full search here at LJ,s and cant find an answer to my question. Firstly, this is not about branding, I have a branding iron and it works great. My name and logo that never changes is good for all projects. This is about leaving a one off message, a permanent mark on a project that is original. An example may be (For My Nep...

07-05-2019 12:45 AM

Glaze Coat - 6 replies

A mate in Japan is using this epoxy glaze coat on a fantastic hand made bow tie jointed type coffee table. Initial pics looks great. I must admit it seemed too good to be true.Any body here used this stuff? Any tips and tricks? Thanks in advance.RegardsAnthm EDIT: Here is a pic of it...

05-26-2019 12:24 AM

Veritas Hand Plane ruined by embedded screw - 22 replies

I,ve been in denial that I ruined my beautiful Veritas Smoothing plane all on my own. A few days ago using it to clean up a router sled that I,d made, I hit a buried screw on two passes. Horrendous, I quickly put the Plane back on the shelf and went into denial that it actually happened. Unfortunately this morning I had to face reality, I...

05-25-2019 08:10 AM

Dewalt Clamps black steel staining Glue ups. - 12 replies

I recently purchased some awesome Dewalt quick grip type clamps,The problem is the black metal that the spine of the clamp is made of, when in contact with glue sends the glue black and stains the timber during the glue up, Please see attached a pic of a recent glue up that had the problem.Anybody experienced this? Or have a solution?Thanks in a...

05-05-2019 01:25 AM

Removing Screws from Reclaimed lumber - 20 replies

I,ve had twice this week where by I was cleaning up some second hand lumber and a screw has sheered off leaving it in the lumber without a head. One of them was an old piece of pine, I dug around it with a box cutter knife until I could get a small pair of vice grips onto it and gently turn the grips until I got it to screw out. This method o...

04-18-2019 12:27 AM

Metabo Orbital sander Lived for 30 years - 37 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????? - 20 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...

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