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7 days ago

Type of adirondack chair plan - 4 replies

Guys, I came across this video and am wondering does anyone have any idea where to get a plan for it? I love how the back flares and that you don’t have to sit on the floor like in a conventional chair of this type. Don’t want to reinvent the wheel if someone has a copy I would truly appreciate it.

14 days ago

working with LED's - 4 replies

Guys, I just finished building an elevated deck and would like to add some led lighting underneath any one have any experience with these? I’m not looking for the store bought units, I want to use small assemblies and use a weatherproof box to make my own. Thanks Pat

21 days ago

wooden chandelier? - 0 replies

I saw a wooden chandelier which had led lights in it not too long ago and can’t find it again. Does this ring a bell with anyone? Don’t know if it was on LJ’s or not. I’m looking for those led pieces, they looked about an inch around, Thanks Pat

57 days ago

dowel/tenon clearance question - 5 replies

Guys, I’m wondering when drilling or routing for loose tenons is it necessary to have some extra room at the end of the dowels/tenons? I made some doweled joints this weekend for a screen door and I guess because the glue had nowhere to go it blew out on one of my joints. I was able to save it but alot of extra work. Thanks Pat

85 days ago

brown faux weathering over outdoor paint?? - 5 replies

Guys, I did a couple of different searches and can’t seem to find my answer. I have made an outdoor wooden flag which I would like to weather with a brownish coloring but don’t know what will hold up over the paint outdoors. It will be mounted on my friends house so I don’t want to take the chance whatever I use will run on his...

102 days ago

Big production product question???? - 3 replies

Guys, I’m having a way less than satisfying experience buying some products from Eddie Castelin at Big Guy Productions. I bought the Blue II package and expected the bars to look like all the others pictured on that page. The others have recesses cut into them for the carbide cutters, am I unreasonable to expect that the “bars”...

132 days ago

How to clamp a compound miter frame??? - 9 replies

Good morning, as some of you know I recently built my niece a frame and bodged a clamping system. Shown at this link. wonder is there a BETTER way? Preferably without buying some expensive specialty clamps. Any videos would be really great. Thanks Pat My biggest problem was I could not...

142 days ago

Elevated Deck Ideas??? - 4 replies

Good morning folks, the Mrs. and I are going to be adding a deck this Spring and was wondering if anyone could give some ideas on how to not do the standard box beam and joist build. I would love to do something like this. Any ideas welcome. Even if you have a link to a good site with examples. Many thanks, Pat

161 days ago

adding a light to a router? - 1 reply

Has anyone (aftermarket or home made)come up with a way to add an led light to a router for better visibility? I was thinking to use a small led flashlight with a flexible tip???

192 days ago

layout/assembly/setup tips - 4 replies

Guys, I have been watching how to videos like NYW, You tube guys and always it seems like they skim over this part. The lines and tool setups are always just perfect for the “money” shot. I was wondering is there a good thread/video(s) relating to this?? I really need to work on consistency in layout and repeatable actions.

237 days ago

Kreg jig & fixture bars ? - 0 replies

Hello, I’m wondering has anyone used these to make their own sleds? Specifically a crosscut sled for the table saw. Thanks PatAny videos using these??

245 days ago

How to cut cedar shakes Tip??? - 6 replies

Guys, I know there has to be a way to not have to measure every shingle as each row moves up. Does someone have a tip on how to do this without using a ruler?? Thanks Pat

287 days ago

Mallet wood question - 7 replies

I have some real nice sections of cherry that are about 12” across and wonder is the very center of a log the densest and best section to use for mallet making or turning? Thanks Pat

302 days ago

Printing part of a PDF file - 1 reply

Good morning guys, I was having a discussion with Sheila (scrollsaw Queen lol) and had asked how to print a specific piece of a pdf file and was sent this link by a friend to help. It allows you to take one specific item of a single page and manipulate and print just that image. Here is the link, I’m sure it will be useful and for a comput...

304 days ago

Biscuit jointer ?? - 11 replies

Guys, I’m having no luck using my biscuit cutter to cut two different angles on the ends. The joint is 110 degrees on one side and 79 degrees on the other. I keeping getting the cuts in the wrong place. How do I set my joiner correctly to make these cuts? Also does it matter from which side the cut is made? I’m referencing both cuts...

343 days ago

craigslist antique planes - 5 replies

Anyone interested??? Not mine just thought I’d share the find.

354 days ago

Torsion box workbench top? - 14 replies

Guys, I build myself a TB top and now want to find the best/most solid way to attach this to a bench base which I will build from 4×4 (legs)and 2×8 (stringers) the top is build from a 3/4 particle board base with a 1/2 mdf web and 3/4 plywood top, I wrapped the ends with 5/4 pine. The top is just the right width for the space so I wou...

369 days ago

Working organized - 6 replies

Good morning guys, I guess this is more of a statement than a question but do most people work more efficiently rather than fast.I have learned by trail and error to slow down, to put a tool back where it belongs before moving on. I used to just try to blaze thru and would wind up with 2’ of space to work in and a pile of tool all over eve...

373 days ago

Dowel jig preference?? - 17 replies

Guys, I would like to add one of these to my shop and love the look of the dowelmax but the price is a little steep. Is there any choices that work as well (almost) for a more reasonable price for the hobbyist? Thanks Forum seems VERY SLOW this morning???

374 days ago

How to cut this off?? - 4 replies

Good morning guys, I have a small midi lathe and not many extras to go with it. I was experimenting with the Easy wood turning tools, and have gotten to this point between 2 centers and now don’t know how to cut it off to a point at the tiny end, “SAFELY”. Any tips would be much appreciated.

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