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08-25-2010 06:19 PM

Jet VS mini lathe power issue - 7 replies

I’ve had my Jet mini for years and it’s been great, but now I’m running into a problem – new house, new shop… hopefully not something I caused in the move – but there are fluctuations with the power, causing it to go on and off. everything seems ok, I have to fiddle with the switch to turn it on, and cross my ...

11-03-2009 03:09 AM

Heating and Rustproofing in a Detached Garage Shop - 12 replies

After several years of working out of the basement, and not having to deal so much with issues of keeping warm, and the moisture level down. I’m transitioning to a large garage – rental, so I can’t really do much to the building, and after the overwhelming and often conflicting advice out on the wiley www, I figured I really sh...

01-25-2008 05:25 AM

Back issues of Wood Magazine - 32 replies

I have years (about 20 or more I think) of back issues of Wood magazine. I started buying and subscribing to tons of magazines within the past couple years, and recently received a big box of back issues from my grandfather. A Now that I’m drowning in them, I feel like I should thin them out some…. I was thinking about posting the...

08-03-2007 01:13 AM

Hey brother, can you spare a quarter? - 7 replies

Ever since David posted his Blanket Chest – the one where he blogged about including a State Quarter to hide an error… I mean, as a secret “hidden” treasure to find,.. along with his Makers Mark, I’ve been looking for some NH State Quarters, and would you believe I haven’t seen a one? A while back I headed ...

07-20-2007 05:04 AM

pen making - specifically - "un making" - 9 replies

I’ve made a few pens, and have a couple that require disassembly to fine tune their operation. I bought the pen disassembly kit from Woodcraft – gloriously free of any instruction. Checked online – which they do offer, but…. I find the “insert and strike approach” accomplishes three things 1) the rod ...

06-16-2007 04:42 AM

lathe chucks? - 16 replies

a little overwhelmed by the variety, but seeming similarity, of lathe chucks out there. What do you recommend someone who hasn’t turned any bowls yet, and may be interested in adding on accessories later, without needing to get a new chuck. Is the $80 woodcraft as good as the $100-199 ones out there either Penn State or the Supernovas, ...

06-08-2007 11:59 PM

a place to tune in to LJTV - 12 replies

With the links in place to allow anyone tagging their entries properly, the contest pages can automatically update when a new entry is added… this works great keeping things together… As with the shop video challenge… now with so many of us making video blogs… perhaps, wi...

04-17-2007 05:29 AM

Finishing - 8 replies

I’m thinking that most of us have started using whatever was available at the big box, and slowly branching out from there (if at all). Perhaps this question will help others as much as it helps me. In doing my box series, I’m quickly filling the house with several projects to finish at one time. Original plan was to use wax, boil...

02-15-2007 02:35 AM

Sharpening Table Saw blades - 21 replies

I’ve recently traded out the saw blade on my table saw, (The new blade was a perfect indicator of how dull the old one had become!) and my father has done the same. With the cost of a new blade being what it is (and knowing that they can be sharpened a few times) What have you all done? Started a used blade collection? Have any sharpening ...

01-12-2007 05:35 PM

I'm steaming... - 19 replies

I’ve been lost with how to proceed on a lamp i’m making (one piece of wood, mixed media – stone base). After pondering for a few months, waiting to acquire the right tools, and finally talking it over with a fellow rennaissance soul at work yesterday I know what I need to do next, what I don’t know, is exactly how. I h...

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