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09-02-2021 02:37 AM

Which Oil for Outdoor Bike Feature (ramp, catwalk, etc)? - Using Ash, Cherry, Oak, Hickory, Pine...) - 8 replies

I have a lot of scrap wood I need to get rid of. I also want to build some bike “features” like skinnies, board walks, small ramps & humps. The scrap wood would be perfect. White Oak would be perfecter, but I don’t have much of that. My scrap wood bins mainly have Ash, Cherry, some Oak, Hickory, Pine, Sassafras, Map...

06-22-2020 11:00 PM

How I build Shop Drawers fast (thanks to advice on here) - 1 reply

A few years ago a few LumberJocks convinced me to give Baltic Birch, butt joints, glue, and staples a try. I’ve built 33 of these drawers that are between 3 and 5 years old, and all have held up perfectly well. Most surprisingly, dust on the slides has not been an issue. Anyway, I did a video about it and wanted to share it here. It&...

06-21-2019 04:10 PM

If you own a Bosch Axial Glide Miter Saw, add this flap: - 7 replies

I set up lights & cameras to visualize dust flow, and found a disconcerting ricochet happening on the flat edge of the dust port. Problems caused: When cutting thicker stock, the dust ricochets back downward. When cutting any stock, the flat edge causes air turbulence around the dust entry area (presumably) Adding the flap does no...

06-19-2019 07:46 PM

mods, please delete - 0 replies

moderators, please delete

06-18-2019 02:42 PM

Dust Collection Smoke Tests! Jet Fuel (for negative pressure), Glycerin (for positive pressure) - 0 replies

A couple years ago I found a smoking stick to be super insightful for testing my dust collection joints for leaks. I guess you could say this is the smoking stick v2.0. This also ended up being super insightful for visualizing air flow around the tools. Anyway, check out the video and subscribe if the conte...

05-09-2019 04:45 PM

Farmhouse Table. Breadboard Ends. Glued. Split. Advice? - 12 replies

Hi. A friend bought a breadboard-style table from a guy who fully glued on the breadboard ends. As you’d expect, splittage. I’m trying to identify what to do moving fowrard, and see two options: 1) Do it right: Cut off the ends, re-glue the main part, cut mortise & tenon using some proper method and redo the breadboard e...

04-23-2019 03:31 PM

Sacrificial Measuring Tape Tape - Fast Incremental Cuts & Drillings - 1 reply

Hi. I uploaded another video to YouTube about something I think deserves more attention than it gets: ..

03-30-2019 10:10 PM

Wicked Fast Router Bit Organizer Trays (drill 384 holes in <5 minutes using a table saw) - 19 replies

I found a new (AFAIK) way to make router & Dremel bit organizers. Instead of drilling holes, cut intersecting dadoes. I was thinking specifically of you guys as I made this video. Wicked Fast Router & Dremel Bit Organizer Trays Using Dadoes Instead of Holes Recommended measurements (widths, heights, spacing) and ways of achieving...

03-21-2019 11:04 PM

KitchenAid Benchtop Sander - 25 replies

Hey I thought you LJs might enjoy my approach to spoon sculpting. If I could figure out some sort of good active dust collection design, that would make this quite a bit more usable.

03-05-2019 09:30 PM

Probably Not Woodworking: LED Candle that Lights, Blows Out, Smokes, Smells like a real candle - 0 replies

I probably can’t consider this a woodworking project, but I did use my lathe to help turn the hot wax if that counts… Anyway, it’s nice to have this done so I can resume some woodworking projects. 60-second demo: it works:

01-31-2019 09:32 PM

Keyboard Tricks to Search Things (like LumberJocks) - 2 replies

This other thread got me thinking I ought to post some keyboard tricks. To crank it to eleven, I use that technique nested inside AutoHotkey Hotstrings (link). Hotstrings are text shortcuts. “slj” will search LumberJocks“slji” will search LumberJocks (via Google Images)“scra” will search Springfield Craig...

01-29-2019 10:03 PM

Planing Epoxy off River Board - 15 replies

A friend brought me a river board (two pieces of wood, blue-tinted epoxy filling gap between them) to me to plane down the epoxy. I have concerns about this and would appreciate any input. Will it gum up my planer blades? (straight blades on a Makita benchtop planer). I’m reading about risk of chipping/tearing the epoxy, espec...

01-06-2019 06:47 AM

Bandsaw Lighting: USB Slinky LED that raises/lowers with guides - 5 replies

Hey fellow LJs, a couple years ago, I added a USB socket & light to my bandsaw. It raises and lowers with the guides, and every time I use it I think about how I need to make a video about it. Finally, tonight I recorded a quick show & tell of sorts. If you find yourself discontent with your bandsaw light, here’s what I’...

11-19-2018 02:02 AM

Grizzly Custom TS Insert - is screw on front necessary? - 4 replies

I used to have a Craftsman 113 series table saw, which I made a few inserts for. To swap it out, I just pulled it out and dropped in a new one. On my Grizzly G0691, there’s a really annoying screw on the front that’s annoying. How important is that?

09-10-2018 06:09 PM

Sycamore Bark? - 2 replies

I picked up some sycamore branches and logs ranging from 1” to 14” in diameter. All of it has that super awesome white bark. I fully expected to find several projects that showcase the bark, but I found very little. Is there something about Sycamore bark that renders it useless? Does it flake off easy? Does it turn color? I...

09-08-2018 04:47 AM

Storing Tree Parts Outside Until Usage? - 7 replies

Field. Trees harvested. Trunks taken. Branches left behind. Walnut, Sycamore, Oak. Owner’s plan is to burn them. My brother and I can take them for free if we do it quick. Chainsaw ready. Today’s the day. Some of it may be a good 12” in diameter and 6’ long. I realize that’s not much Walnut heartwood, bu...

07-23-2018 10:11 PM

Gluing boards for cutting boards - Is drum sander @ 120 enough? - 6 replies

After the drum sander at 120, are the boards ready for glue-up? Or do I need to remove sanding scratches? I’ve made a bunch of boards in the past, but have always used the planer. In this case, I didn’t want to have snipe issues, so I used the drum sander at 120grit to get past some imperfections. I definitely see sanding groo...

07-21-2018 02:43 AM

Deep dive video re: Sanding Repeat Holes Fast - 0 replies

I’ve always found holes to be super annoying when I have a few dozen holes to sand. A couple years ago I started making my own attachments using bolts, velcro, leather, glue, and whatnot, and finally got around to putting together a video about it, with some tips about shaping the profile. Anyway, here it is. This one covers circular ...

07-20-2018 02:23 PM

Tip: Finding center of studs using piano wire - 2 replies

Sometimes you’re mounting something heavy to your shop walls/ceilings and really need to hit the center of the stud. In the past, I’d drill a series of holes. But lately, I’ve been making a bunch of these lately, as friends keep taking them. I posted a video, but it’s not very necessary, as the steps are basic: 1)...

07-19-2018 02:04 PM

Trimming Edge Banding using Oscillating Tool & Scraper Bit - 1 reply

Lately I’ve been trimming edge banding using an oscillatinng tool. Therefore, I no longer hate trimming edge banding. It’s super low risk. In case any of you want to try a new method, here you go:

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