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|02-28-2017 10:36 PM||
Questions re headboard design - 4 replies
This is another project for my son. I will make a headboard similar to this one=. When I have made headboards previously I have always used 3 rails but now I am wondering if two are just as good. The top rail will be 4” wide at the ends with 3” tenons and the middle rail will be 5” wide with 3” tenons. The bottom of t...
|02-25-2017 02:15 PM||
It pays to shop - 6 replies
I have been working on shutters forever and thought I would take a minute to share. I got most of the supplies from Rockler, but they charge $5.84 per ($2.92 each) pair of hinges (when you buy 10 pair effective 2-25-17). I found them much cheaper on Amazon, but their price increased to $29.95 for 12 hinges ($2.50 each) so I wasn’t happy ...
|02-23-2017 03:16 PM||
Chair leg repair - 6 replies
A neighbor asked if I can repair a broken chair leg. The issue was exacerbated because he attempted to fix it by gluing and screwing it back together. He reported that his efforts lasted for 2 sittings. Can this be safely repaired or should I make a new one? My thought for the repair is to cut off the top part that is splintered, mak...
|01-27-2017 02:10 PM||
Brazil nut seed pod question - 3 replies
Hi, a friend of ours is a real plant nut, no pun intended. She is a master gardener and loves all things plant related. Therefore, she purchased an antique seed pod that had been cut out on the sides so the nuts inside are somewhat visible. The issue is that the nuts have settled so that the stem no longer sticks up through the opening in the...
|01-10-2017 10:38 PM||
I need hinge help - 7 replies
Today, I installed my latest batch of shutters. One shutter refuses to fold in so that it is parallel with the window, It is 15” wide and wants to be about 1” out from where it should be. The hinges don’t appear to be binding and are as close to being in line as I am able to determine. The shutter isn’t hitting anypla...
|11-13-2016 11:06 PM||
The thought of sanding louvers made me shutter! - 8 replies
I am in the process of making interior plantation shutters for our house. I have completed 2 rooms, the third is in process and 5 rooms remain. Thus far, I have been hand sanding the louvers because they have a curved profile and I didn’t know how to deal with that. However, necessity is the mother of invention and I came up with a Fran...
|10-11-2016 03:40 PM||
A different type of site spam? - 28 replies
I received the following PM this morning. Is it a new type of spam here on LJ? Hello, My name is miss laura, i saw your profile and it drew my attention to write to you. I would like you to communicate me through my e-mail address (firstname.lastname@example.org) laura
|09-22-2016 09:22 PM||
Hi, has anyone installed these slides? Are they relatively easy to install? Are there any tips you can share? Thanks for any guidance.
|08-19-2016 11:42 PM||
Spray room ducting question - 17 replies
My shop is in the basement of my house. I have a room that I want to use for spraying WB finishes. The challenge is that the room is below ground and doesn’t have any windows. Duh!! :D There is a window in another part of the basement that sits in a window well that is about 20 feet from my intended spray room. My thought is to att...
|07-31-2016 03:25 PM||
Which Veritas Dovetail Saw? - 16 replies
I have resolved to start doing more work with hand tools. Toward that end, I thought I would pick up a Veritas DT saw and start practicing. I am so naive, I thought my search would bring up one saw and I would buy that one. However, Lee Valley has 19 entries if you search for “dovetail saw”, but I finally whittled my list down to ...
|05-27-2016 03:32 PM||
Magnetic switch ? for the electrically knowledgeable - 12 replies
I couple weeks ago I mentioned that I seemed to be having a lot of electrical issues. I briefly mentioned my table saw while asking about my sander. The table saw finally completely died and I found the out that the switch was the source of the issue. I replaced the switch and the TS ran fine for the test run, but my question is why it shorte...
|05-02-2016 06:30 PM||
My ROS Died - 18 replies
This is more of an electrical question so I will delete it if it isn’t appropriate for this forum. I was sanding and my 7 year old sander just stopped working. I tested it in another outlet (different circuit) and still no joy. I tried my shop vac in the original outlet and it worked fine. About 2 weeks ago, LOML’s mixer just s...
|04-24-2016 10:46 PM||
Dust Collector Issue - 16 replies
I have a Woodsucker cyclone dust collector with a 2hp Leeson motor that has been working fine. Today I turned it on to rip a 76” 4/4 piece of walnut. Maybe about 3/4 of the way through the task it stopped working. I checked and the circuit breaker had tripped. This was the first time I had run it in a couple hours. I reset the breaker...
|03-30-2016 10:25 PM||
Box lining ?s - 10 replies
I have been commissioned to make a very special box. Normally, I line them with felt, but I thought for this one I should step up to leather, but then I seemed to recall that a notable box maker here on LJs preferred ultra-suede to leather. Can anyone refresh my memory on this? Also, if I go with either leather or ultra-suede, are they inst...
|01-15-2016 09:22 PM||
Slab coffee table questions - 17 replies
My son bought a slab that he wants converted into a coffee table. I have never done any work with slabs and know very little about the process. He & his spouse want a waterfall edge for one leg and the other leg will be a cut off from the narrow end of the slab, I think, because he hasn’t come up with an actual design for their slab,...
|12-25-2015 12:30 AM||
Stickley Bow Arm Sofa??? - 11 replies
My son would like a sofa that looks like this chair=. The sofa would accommodate three 26” cushions making the seat 78” long. It doesn’t need to recline. I found plans for a similar chair in FWW May/June 2009 and Greg Paolini used backrest posts that were 1 1/8” thick by 1 5/8” wide, The top back slat was 3 7/8&...
|12-19-2015 12:47 PM||
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|12-13-2015 12:09 AM||
Amazon-Buyer Beware - 20 replies
I felt the need to warn others that purchase from Amazon and pay for the “guaranteed” next day delivery service: Wednesday, I ordered via next day delivery a plumbing fixture that was needed to complete our bathroom remodel. I received a notification from Amazon that the item would be delivered to my home by 8pm Thursday. Therefo...
|10-15-2015 08:43 PM||
Hanging cupboard w/butt hinges ? - 7 replies
I am almost done making 2 cupboards. Each one has two doors that I hung with butt hinges. The first pair were as good as it gets, at least by my standards. The second pair have a problem I haven’t seen before: one door mostly closes but wants to remain 1/2” open and the second door is the same, but not as bad, it only encounters r...
|10-04-2015 12:36 PM||
Flatmaster sanders-great or gimmick? - 6 replies
I really don’t enjoy sanding. Before the neanders suggest an assortment of hand planes, I find those frustrating probably because their names are meaningless to me (4 1/4, 59 1/5, etc), I am not a great sharpener, I don’t have access to a skilled instructor and I don’t have the coin to get a complete set from the Lie-Neilsen ...