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03-24-2019 12:46 AM

Drawer slide question. - 12 replies

Afternoon all. My gents dresser is nearing completion, almost. I’m in the process of building the drawers. Any drawers I’ve built in the past have been fairly small and as such I did not add slides. The dresser on the other hand has 3- 35wx19dx7h” drawers. I’m concerned that they may be difficult to open when fully loaded. While I’m not fon...

01-25-2019 08:44 AM

Lee Valley live center - 5 replies

Does anyone have or tried the Lee Valley medium duty live center? I’m referring to the #2 taper, “B” in the picture. If so, what’s your thoughts. Thanks.Mark.

12-06-2018 06:24 PM

Joinery issue - 7 replies

The Gents dresser I’m making has a solid shelf in the middle. In its construction it has full thickness panels (7/8”) running at right angles to the framework. All joints are young and groove. For whatever reason I glued everything together….frames and panels. Still not sure why I did that. Bottom line is those panels are going to mov...

10-16-2018 07:00 PM

How do I post to joke of the day? - 2 replies

The local news station was interviewing an 80-year-old lady because she had just gotten married for the fourth time. The interviewer asked her questions about her life, about what it felt like to be marrying again at 80, and then about her new husband’s occupation. “He’s a funeral director,” she answered. “Interesting,” the newsman thought. ...

09-22-2018 06:01 PM

Tenon size - 4 replies

Morning all. I’ve started he Gentleman’s dresser ( from Woodsmith). I’m a bit concerned with the tenon size for the panel construction. The drawing calls for a 3/8×3/8” tenon and associated mortise. While I’m no cabinet maker, that looks like a heart break in the making. Now that I’ve cut my material to length I’m kinda buggered. I go...

09-21-2018 11:09 PM

Joke of the day - 5 replies

WHY I LIKE GETTING OLDER1. My goal for 2018 was to lose 10 pounds. Only 15 to go! 2. I ate salad for dinner. Mostly croutons & tomatoes. Really just one big round crouton covered with tomato sauce. And cheese. FINE, it was a pizza. I ate a pizza! 3. How to prepare Tofu: a. Throw it in the trash b. Grill some meat 4. I j...

09-08-2018 03:38 PM

General 25-200 - 8 replies

About a week ago I overloaded my lathe with an un balanced load and too high of a speed (ya I know always check first). Now it does nothing . No noise or display. Almost certain it’s electronics. General as everyone knows is now defunct. Canadian Woodworker carries an identical machine (Rivolver Wl-200).They said they “may” be able to get...

09-04-2018 11:09 PM

General 25-200 lathe - 3 replies

Afternoon folks. As it says in the title I have a 5 yr old General 25-200 Midi lathe. So I had a 3-3 1/2” slice off a Cherry tree stump. Rough turned it to about 1 1/2”. Turned it at low speed as it was so unbalanced. Left it for about a month. Loaded it into the chuck, made sure everything was cleared, hit the start button. I...

07-30-2018 04:09 PM

Scam alert - 5 replies

Any one get one of these? I received this as a Lumberjocks email notifier this AM. From: CaptainKristenGriestSubject: nice to meet you——————————————————————————————...

07-04-2018 01:58 PM

Bed frame construction - 14 replies

Ok lets try this again. I added a post yesterday re: a King bed I’m making. The attached drawing was crappy at best as was my description, so I thought I’d try it again. After a fair bit of research I’e decided to use through bolts and faux tenons to secure the rails to the head board/foot board. I find I’m second gue...

07-02-2018 04:23 PM

bed bolts again - 2 replies

Is i’m finally starting to move forward on the bed project. It amazes me how busy I am doing nothing. I’ve decided to go with through bolts to secure the legs to the side rails. The bolt heads will be covered by faux tenons. The legs are 1 7/8 thick, the rails are 1 5/8 X 8 1/2”. After much searching I find there is no sta...

06-09-2018 05:25 PM

Intended for joke of the day...sorry its so long - 4 replies

MEN ARE JUST HAPPY PEOPLE This needs no explanation – and is a fun read, no matter your gender. Men Are Just Happier People! What do you expect from such simple creatures? Your last name stays put. The garage is all yours. Wedding plans take care of themselves. Chocolate is just another snack. You can never be pregnant. You can ...

05-30-2018 09:54 PM

Looking for a back issue - 3 replies

Afternoon all. Im looking for a back issue of a wood working magazine. It featured a full construction article of a “Gents Chest” or a “Gents Cabinet”. I thought it was Wood Magazine, but apparently not. I’ve done the google thing with no joy. Anyone know where to find this article? Any thoughts would be gre...

04-24-2018 08:47 PM

bed bolts - 8 replies

After noon all. I’m thinking of ordering the bed bolt package from Rockler. Can any one tell me how long the 5/16” threaded insert is? My bed legs are 1-7/8” thick. Pretty sure they’re not that long, but I’d Like to be sure.Thanks.

03-17-2018 06:29 PM

losing my connection - 2 replies

I seem to be loosing my login / connection quite frequently, both on my pad and desk top. This almost always happens when I shut the desktop down completely. Any thoughts would be great. I’m using an iMac an a iPad.Thanks.Mark

03-02-2018 03:51 PM

Glue question - 20 replies

Morning all. Has anyone brushed a bit of water into their mortise and tenon joint prior to applying the glue , Ie:Titebond 3? I’ve read this will increase the open time of the joint. I’ve just spent $30 for a bottle of old brown glue and I’d prefer to return it if possible. My glue up is a bit extensive, maybe 1/2 hr tops. Thanks.

01-21-2018 06:12 PM

Post was hacked?? - 15 replies

Morning all. I recently posted a pair of night tables to the site. Lumberjocks posted that on Facebook. Not an issue. Scrolling through FB the other day I saw the same post made it to another wood working sites post on FB. Didn’t know the site existed, never mind posting too or giving permission to use my pics. I’ve heard of thi...

11-28-2017 05:44 PM

Staining problem. - 2 replies

Morning all. I finished this china cabinet about 3 yrs ago. I noticed this stain in the finish about 6 mounths ago, ya I know it’s way overdue. Pretty poor picture I’m afraid. It’s almost like a run of some kind. I’m kinda hopin’ someone may have a solution /possible cause of this blemish. Solid Cherry. Finished with 2 coats home brewed Teak...

10-21-2017 03:23 PM

cutting curves - 8 replies

Morning all. Anyone out there have any thoughts on how the artist cut the curves on this piece? Free hand or some kind of voter jig? just wondering.

10-18-2017 06:09 PM

Polishing / Buffing - 11 replies

Morning all. Has anyone tried using automobile cut wax ( the stuff you use on faded car paint) as a polishing / buffing compound? Thanks.

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