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Woodworking Jigs / Re: Is there truly such a thing as too many clamps?
« Last post by Michael Borg on April 26, 2012, 02:24:33 am »
I know I could use a lot more clamps.  I have 2 each of the 6", 12", 24" bar clamps and 2 of the 4' clamps all from Harbor Freight. and the few that I do have I use all over the shop.  When I do glue ups I have to go and snag them from what I use them for every day.
It would be nice to walk in and wipe Harbor Freight out like that.
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Woodworking Jigs / Is there truly such a thing as too many clamps?
« Last post by Wood_Jedi on April 25, 2012, 06:56:44 pm »
The other day, I went to Harbor Freight Tools and bought then out of clamps due to the great price on their sale... I bought bar clamps, Wood screw clamps, Aluminum bar clamps... even a straight edge clamp... The main reason for buying them not only because of the price. But its because I don not have enough clamps..

 The Buffet and Hutch project I am currently videoing is proof.. I do not have enough large clamps to do all the glue ups at once..I have to do it in sections.. and when that section is dry, glue up the next.. Which is a real time Killer!!  There is nothing worse then waiting for glue to dry.. ha

So tell me about your shop woes.. Do you ever feel that you just don't have enough clamps? Is there a such thing as too many clamps?

What style clamps do you prefer? The one style i do not have in my shop are pipe clamps.. I have been meaning to get a few to try out.. What are your thoughts on Pipe Clamps??

I go to Harbor Freight for the deals.. I know they are not the best clamps out there.. But the price of one "Named Brand" clamp could feed me for a week.. What makes them so expensive? I mean they only have one function...Hold stuff together.. I mean.. is it really necessary to have to break the bank... I sometimes think these big name brands forget about the "Little guy" The hobby woodworker, the ones that don't make money off their woodworking and do it because they love the craft..   And believe you me, There are alot of hobby woodworkers out there.. I don't think it would put the companies in bankruptcy by lowering their price a bit to allow us, dare I say "Mere Mortals"...hahaha. to be able to have this so desired and needed shop tool. 
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Oh for the love of Wood!!! / Re: Oh Cedar My Cedar!
« Last post by Wood_Jedi on April 25, 2012, 06:44:50 pm »
Yes Jeff, it has been a blessing to have this much lumber given the price it costs to buy it... But its not luck my friend. I have contacts with tree services that will deliver trees to me if they have some I might be interested in... Its something everyone should try. Here is a new load that still has to go to the mill..A mixture of Oak, Cedar, and Pecan...
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Woodworking Jigs / Re: Lathe Steady
« Last post by Michael Borg on April 25, 2012, 05:09:04 pm »
Thank you Jeff. Im working on a set of Sketch up plans for the lathe steady. I will let everyone know when I finish.
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Oh for the love of Wood!!! / Re: Oh Cedar My Cedar!
« Last post by Jeff L. on April 25, 2012, 04:45:31 pm »
You are a lucky man.  I saw your pecan video... I could only dream of having that much lumber
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Woodworking Jigs / Re: Lathe Steady
« Last post by Jeff L. on April 25, 2012, 04:38:27 pm »
Outstanding work, now I have to try to duplicate this one

I love it

Jeff L.
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General Discussion / Member input and Suggestions.
« Last post by Wood_Jedi on April 25, 2012, 03:37:52 pm »
Hey everyone, I hope you are all doing well. First off let me say Thank you for joining Shop Talk. As shop talks member base grows So do the discussions. Which is why Im sending out this post.

If you have any suggestions on the forum's Board Categories, let me know. I tried to cover a lot of the major categories that the members could  post in, but if I missed one, let me know.

Also take a minute if you will and give me your feedback on the forum, the good and bad. I want the Forum to be a pleasant experience for it's members So if there is anything that I can do to make that happen, I will.

If you are not already aware. I recently updated the forums attachments gallery space. So be sure to post those pictures...We love seeing them.

Thank you, and I look forward to your input and feedback

Laney Shaughnessy
AKA Wood_Jedi
Owner
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General Discussion / Re: something to ponder
« Last post by Wood_Jedi on April 25, 2012, 03:29:18 pm »
I was a big fan of The New Yankee Workshop...Believe it or not, I wasn't introduced to Roy Underhills, projects, videos, etc until last year. And have become a Fan for sure.
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General Discussion / Re: Welcome To Shop Talk
« Last post by Wood_Jedi on April 25, 2012, 03:26:54 pm »
Thank you Jeff, And Welcome to the Shop Talk Forum. If you have any questions about the forum or anything woodworking in General, don't hesitate to ask.  I look forward to your posts and interacting with you..

Happy Woodworking
Laney Shaughnessy
AKA Wood_Jedi
Owner
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General Discussion / Re: Welcome To Shop Talk
« Last post by Jeff L. on April 25, 2012, 02:50:38 pm »
I agree with the others, I like the detailed explanation.  I'm a newbie and I want and need that info.  Thanks for all your videos.  And what you did for Steve Ramsey was truly inspirational.

Thanks again for all you do.

Jeff L.
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