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03-04-2016 09:11 PM

Shipping how to - 3 replies

Any one care to share their experiences and references on how to ship larger items nationally and internationally? I’ve been getting some inquiries lately about getting tables over seas and within the US and I am beyond lost as to where to learn about legit shipping costs.

05-31-2015 03:19 AM

Octagonal picnic table - 1 reply

Wanted to see if anyone out there in lumberjocks land had used the Ana White plans available online to make an octagonal picnic table. The plans look straight forward and not too difficult to make, my only concern is the way the boards are joined in the middle to support the top and seats. Thanks for any input.

12-10-2014 05:00 PM

Casters for Big Green Egg Table - 3 replies

I wanted to see if anyone out there in Lumberjocks’ land has a recommendation for locking casters for BGE tables. The table is going to live outdoors in a high humidity near the beach. I don’t want to have trouble with them rusting out.

11-17-2014 01:36 PM

Milwaukee M12 Drill/Driver Combo - 14 replies

I’ve been looking hard for a good deal on another drill. I’m getting sick of having to change out bits constantly when working. I currently have a ridgid 18v drill and it has held up to quite a bit of abuse over the three years I’ve had it. Because of that and the lifetime warranty, I’ve been looking at getting a Ridgid 1...

10-22-2014 01:56 AM

Outdoor Signs - 5 replies

Our church has recently added a new building to the property with an office for the pastor, some classrooms and such. They have asked me to look at putting together some signs to put outside and point folks in the right direction. The pastor wants either burned or engraved signs and I was wondering if I could get some thoughts from the masses? I...

04-06-2014 02:25 PM

Paypal - 37 replies

I have been asked twice in the last week if I accept paypal and as of right now I do not. I have heard some stories of folks that have had bad experiences with it. I feel like the fact that I did not accept a deposit through paypal probably cost me one of the jobs, so now I am starting to consider using it. For those that do, are there any trick...

03-26-2014 02:49 PM

Table extension slides - 3 replies

I am in the beginning stages of looking for a set of slides to use for a dinning table. I was trying to get a feel for the extension slids rockler sells, but from what I could tell the reviews were all for the wood extensions. Has anyone used a set of the metal extension slides they sell?

03-05-2014 05:05 PM

Metal table base - 3 replies

I am getting ready to start work on a dining table that calls for a metal base. Any thoughts on where to look for something like this? I have been through the standard google search and have not been able to come up with anything. Thanks for any insight.

02-07-2014 05:48 PM

Turned table legs - 2 replies

I’m not sure if this is the right forum to ask this question or not, so forgive me if it is in the wrong place. I am working on a kitchen table and need to find a good source for turned legs. I don’t have a lathe, and honestly don’t plan on getting one any time soon. I was hoping a fellow lumberjock might have a good place to o...

11-20-2013 07:32 PM

Cable Spool - 1 reply

I have a project that calls for a large cable spool (to be used as a table base) and I was wondering if any of you out there had thoughts on where to acquire one. Thanks for any insight. Kris

10-24-2013 01:32 PM

12' Round Table Top - 9 replies

If you were attempting to build a table with a 12 foot round top for indoor use, how would you go about making the top? I have some ideas kicking around inside my head, I just want to see what other suggestions are out there. This is not going to be fine wood working, it has to be more functional then anything.

09-05-2013 03:43 PM

Biggest Potential Order Yet - 30 replies

I have been recently contacted by an individual to put together a prototype and quote for some folding beach chairs. The client sent me a picture of what they are looking for and asked if I would be able to build them sturdy enough to hold up to the abuse a chair would get at a hotel. I sent back a reply asking how many they needed and what the ...

06-13-2013 02:46 AM

Just made a delivery and I am wondering how I did - 28 replies

So I would like your opinions on how I did with this deal. I was contacted through craigslist about some bar stools I had listed. When I got in touch with them, they had already decided they did not want to go with what I usually make because they looked too rustic. In all fairness I have made a couple of deals with local establishments for thes...

05-24-2013 08:11 PM

Working with Cypress - 11 replies

I am getting ready to start a project with quite a bit of cypress and wondered if there were any lumberjocks that had any experience working with it. I am going to be doing quite a bit of pocket hole joints and really want to know if I need to worry about the wood splitting on me or not. Any other hints or tips to keep in mind when working with ...

05-17-2013 03:02 PM

Shop Fox Model 1728 - 1 reply

Do any of you Lumberjocks out there have this model router table? I have found one I am fairly certain I am going to get. Just wanted to see if I could get some opinions on it first. It would be a huge upgrade from the little table I have right now. There isn’t much info out there that I found through Google. I appreciate any help.

05-17-2013 02:29 AM

Curved legs for bar stools - 7 replies

I am in a bit of a bind. I have been asked to make some bar stools on short notice. The plans that I have call for the back leg to be curved. I do not own a band saw, so last night I attempted to cut a leg with my jig saw and I was very unhappy with the cut. Other then a band saw, what is the best way to get a good clean cut on these legs?

05-15-2013 12:02 PM

Ran across this on craigslist and it gave me a laugh - 6 replies

05-14-2013 05:07 PM

Bidding a project - 23 replies

I build and sell outdoor furniture as a bit a side gig. I recently had a potential customer contact me about making a table and 4 chairs. The kicker is they want it made out of teak. It looks like the best I can come up with for materials would be $2000. How would you go about calcualting a price for this. This is a set that I do not normally ma...

05-01-2013 01:40 PM

South American White Mahogany - 0 replies

Does anyone have experience using South American White Mahogany that they would like to share? I may have stumbled across some at a great price. I assume that because it is Mahogany it is great for outdoor aplications, but I am really not sure. Thanks for any input.

04-26-2013 08:58 PM

Red Oak Adirondack Chair - 5 replies

Is there any finish that can be used to make red oak an acceptable wood for outdoor projects? I recently found some pallets that had nice big full 1 inch by 6 inch pieces of red oak. I would really like to turn them into Adirondack chairs to use on our new deck out back, but I also want them to hold up. They will be used on concrete, so they wil...

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