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11-08-2019 06:54 PM

Hello, Forgive me if this is not the right forum for this, but I just joined and wanted to say hello. I was lurking for a while but couldn’t join ( spam, hackers ? ) but today I could get in. I did some woodworking in my younger days but really got back into it some twenty years ago when I put my house in and had a nice dry basement to set up a wood shop. I guess you could say my skill level is somewhat intermediate , with a leaning towards the technical. I’m a retired machinist, tool & die, mold maker and I’ve carried that over precision into my woodworking. It drives me nuts sometimes over thinking, measuring, tuning up my equipment, etc. but I guess that’s who I am. I’ve seen some wonderful things made by LJ members and I’m sure I’ll learn a lot, and I hope in some ways to make a few contributions my self. I tried to post pictures but can’t seem to? I use postimage. Could someone please direct me on how to get pictures in here? Thanks Jim

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#1 posted 11-08-2019 07:08 PM

welcome 2 LJ’s

click img button above left then just browse and post :<))

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#2 posted 11-08-2019 07:19 PM

If you are creating a new project post, it has a specific way to post up to 6 images for the project but you can also imbed them in with the text using the img button right above the text box as Tony mentioned. I think that img button is available for almost any text box except private messages.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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#3 posted 11-08-2019 08:54 PM

Welcome Jim! Always nice to have a new member who just can’t put down mics and calipers in favor of a tape :-) As a machinist turned engineer, I know where you’re coming from! Welcome to the site.

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#4 posted 11-08-2019 09:50 PM

Lazyman is spot on. Too bad he’s lazy :).

-- measure 3 times, cut once

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#5 posted 11-08-2019 10:19 PM

If I wasn’t guilty as charged I might come back with a clever reply…

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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#6 posted 11-08-2019 10:24 PM

OK, lets see if I can add pictures. This is an armoire I finished this spring ( part of a bedroom set for the mrs.) It’s made from red oak( from our property) the finish is water based aniline dye followed by several coats of bartley’s gel varnish.

Here’s my last ” shop” project. I had an old butcher block and a bunch of T track so I made an assembly table/ mobile cart/ bench/ catch all flat surface/ what ever.

sorry some of the pics are sideways, darned if I can figure out how to move them. Jim

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#7 posted 11-08-2019 10:29 PM

The sideways pictures are one of the annoyances of smartphones and lumberjocks. A couple of ways to fix. If on your phone, pull up the picture on the phone, click edit and make any minor change…I usually just crop it a little. On Windows, pull it up in the windows viewer and it has an option to rotate it 90 degrees at a time until it is the right orientation. I usually hit the preview button to the upper right of the text box before posting just to check to see if any of the pictures has the problem.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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#8 posted 11-08-2019 10:34 PM

Welcome! I am an amateur machinist and do all my woodworking to a machinist’s level. When you apply precision to woodworking, you are more likely to stay within woodworking tolerances. Instead of ± 1/32”, ± .001 /.003 will get you much better results. True you can’t maintain high precision with wood due to expansion/contraction, but it will be a lot closer than a fractional dimension. In machining, you machine to a dimension. In woodworking, it’s often a trial and error situation to get a good fit. Measure twice and cut once followed by sanding. That’s how you get a woodworking joint to work. Others may do things differently, but My woodworking follows my machining skills. I would probably set a practical precision limit at ± .005”; after all, you need to leave space for glue in the joint.

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#9 posted 11-09-2019 01:56 AM

Good to have you join us. You got to start some where’s, it might as well be here.

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#10 posted 11-09-2019 10:10 PM

Hey, proud to say JB is an acquaintance of mine here in Maine…. Welcome aboard.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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#11 posted 11-09-2019 11:09 PM

Welcome to Ljs glad to have you join the fun.looks like you’ve made some very nice projects

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#12 posted 11-09-2019 11:42 PM

Welcome aboard jbmaine!

I like the butcher block t track catch all, good job!

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#13 posted 11-10-2019 01:54 AM

Thanks everyone, Glad to be here, Jim

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#14 posted 11-10-2019 06:44 AM


Based on that Armoire I’d say you’re being conservative saying you’re in the intermediate stage :-) That’s a nice piece of furniture!

Easiest way to get a phone pic oriented properly is to always take the photo with the phone held horizontal (wide) instead of vertically. Has never failed for me.

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#15 posted 11-11-2019 02:15 AM

yeah thats some nice work glad you got on and are sharing your work,hope you enjoy it here as i do,welcome jbmaine.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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