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08-14-2011 06:06 PM

Looking for ideas on a Mad Money, Pizza Money, Emergency Cash Stash Box - 1 reply

Been looking at all my left over scrap wood and been thinking I should be making christmas presents with them. I want to make small boxes where one could just fit stacked cash bills and maybe a coin compartment made from a Forstner bit drill hole into the scrap wood. A sliding liid instead of hinges would be best to keep cost down. I hope t...

02-17-2011 09:05 AM

Now for something completely different... - 3 replies

The other day, I was looking at some lumber cut by a sawyer and I found and one interesting piece of 3” thick silver maple slab with interesting color to it. I asked him if he had anymore, and he slowly shook his head as he turned the slab over. The interesting slab had a piece of concrete embedded inside which passed the metal detector...

01-19-2011 04:45 AM

Orbital Sander Replacement Hook and Loop Pads - 6 replies

I am amazed how much some of these replacement pads cost, (Just like buying printer ink cartriges). Does anybody know of a simple way of replacing the worn out hook and loop material on these pads. I read a forum suggesting to try Ali-gator repair kit, but I can’t seem to find them anywhere. Is there another way of repairing these worn...

11-25-2010 01:45 AM

Making square pegs from a round dowel - 11 replies

I am making a project with 3/8 inch dowels. My question is, I want the ends to be square-shaped and is there a quick way to do this? I thought about using a disc sander or whittling them with a knife. I am sure I am missing something really obvious. Happy Thanksgiving

11-23-2010 11:41 PM

A "So Bad that it is Good" project - 10 replies

I found this “item” at which is a site showing awful gifts. I think this project is so bad that it is good. Maybe this will give somebody some inspiration on an upcoming project. I have no idea who is the artist, but If I did, I would certainly give them some credit. I am just awed at the tackyness b...

11-07-2010 07:09 PM

Looking into designing a kid's treasure/collecting box - 1 reply

I remember when I was a kid, my mom gave me a compartmented wooden wine box for me to put my treasures in, and fill it I did. Now I want to design a compartmented box where a kid could store his baseball cards, cash, marbles, bottlecaps, and maybe a stolen cigarette or two:) I invision a box that could lock, and be easily stored under a bed....

10-08-2010 10:26 PM

How do you say... NO!! - 33 replies

A question for all of you woodworkers. I do woodworking as a hobby and I donate most of my projects to charities, raffles, silent auctions, retirement gifts and ect. Every so often I am approached by people who are impressed with my projects and they want me to make them something for money. Saying how their grandma would really like this. ...

09-21-2010 07:07 AM

Blue Ash anybody familiar with this species - 3 replies

I bought some lumber from a local sawyer and he said the species was Blue Ash. I tried planing it and had a hard time. I then planed regular white ash, which planed easier. I always thought white ash was the hardest of the ashes. Has anybody worked with Blue Ash and what do you use it for other than for firewood?

08-11-2010 08:06 PM

Help needed for Splined Miter Jig for the bigger boxes and chests - 2 replies

Maybe you could point me in the right direction. I am attempting to use corner splines in my bigger boxes and chests. I have found some wonderful spline miter jigs on tablesaws for the smaller boxes, but when they get past a certain size of box/chest, they become awkward to use. Has anybody used or created a jig that goes on the box or che...

07-27-2010 02:57 AM

thorny rose bushes anybody ever turned the wood. - 8 replies

I came across some rose bushes that must of been growing for the last 70 plus years. The main stem was almost as big as my leg and I wonder if anybody has turned something like this. The main stem is thorny as heck and it would take some doing to remove it, but it might have some interesting grain for pens and such.

06-25-2010 08:01 PM

Looking for an ergonomic hand plane suggestion for larger hands. - 8 replies

I am looking for a hand plane that fits good in my large hands. I am drawn to these smaller planes because they are able to slice into the wood so efficiently, but I get cramps in my hand after using them. The larger two handed planes are easier to use, but sometimes they are overkill for my smaller projects. I am sure someone out there has h...

06-22-2010 07:20 PM

Australian cypress flooring has anybody worked with this species? - 3 replies

I recently bought a whole pick up truck load of used australian cypress flooring real cheap. The boards have nails in them, but they are 5 to 6 inches wide which is usable for me. Has anyone worked with Australian Cypress before, any hinden problems? The boards feels hard, but seems kind of brittle when they are not predrilled while screwing...

06-22-2010 07:03 PM

Do we have a locater map to show where everyone is from? - 3 replies

I don’t know if Lumberjocks has this but it would be neat to see where everyone is from. Like a map with stars, or something to show where your local lumberjocks are at. All on one page instead of looking at each person individually. Of couse this should be voluntary to preserve privacy.

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