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|29 days ago||
LJ's I need a quick 30 seconds of your help - 4 replies
This is a photo of my house A few weeks ago a courrier stopped by with a letter from an attorney saying that my neighbor whose property abuts my back yard was entered in a contract with AT&T to build a 170’ cell phone tower on his land. We are a rural neighborhood in a very classic New England country town, but we are a neighborhood...
|29 days ago||
What are you thankful for? - 24 replies
I’ve seen a lot on facebook lately where people are posting things they are thankful for everyday, so I figured I’d pose the question to see what other LJs are thankful for. BUT there is a twist. You CANNOT list health, wealth, family, etc. So lets see what ya’ll can come up with! Be creative, have fun, and keep to the...
|31 days ago||
Hot-Glue Jointer - 14 replies
So I was reading PWW this morning and came across this user tip and wanted to throw it out to the LJ community and see what people thought. And who knows maybe Randy Wolfe from Owensboro, KY is on here and can shed some light. “I found a way to surface a bowed board on a thickness planer and get it flat without first havign to work one ...
|64 days ago||
Rocktober Yard Sale - 5 replies
In case you hadn’t heard Lumber Liquidators is doing a fall clearance sale this weekend at stores across the country, with deals starting at $0.19 sq ft. Not in the market for flooring? Certainly you may be able to pick up a box of some cheap exotic hardwood for a table top or such. Stop by your local store and see whats available. Her...
|130 days ago||
Painting over oak cabinet doors - 6 replies
So I’ve been working on these cabinet doors during my days off for nearly 6 months (holy crap I just realized that). I am finally on the finishing stage. I did a first coat of Kilz oil sprayed which were sanded afterwards. I am not spraying SW Proclassic latex enamel. I’ve got a first coat on a number of the doors and the porous o...
|151 days ago||
So I am thinking ahead a bit, but I have to figure out what to do with this space underneath the microwave. Originally, we had planned to use the drawer front with a piano hinge and magnetic catches, but after nearly a year without anything it seems to be that this area is a great junk collector and if you want to find anything inside you...
|190 days ago||
squaring up a cheap fence - 8 replies
So unless you came to woodworking as something to do later in life chances are that most likely you’ve used some sort of portable table saw in the past. If thats the case then chances are you’ve done all you can do to properly set your fence, but then you cut into the board and realize that as you clamped the fence it came out of ...
|194 days ago||
Air coupler tips - 15 replies
I am looking into replacing some of the quick connect connectors on my air system. All of the couplers that I currently have are cheapos and every time I put a gun or whatever I am using down, unless I purposefully set it down in such a way so that it doesn’t put any bend on the coupler connection and cause an air leak. Any one have any su...
|200 days ago||
So I picked this up at a yard sale over the weekend. I figured for $20 it was a step up from just using shop vac. My shop is small and right now I am mostly going to use it for my table saw and picking up any dust in the shop. The thing is it didn’t come with anything so now I need to figure out a cheap and more importantly easy way to ...
|202 days ago||
Garage Sales of your Dreams - 25 replies
In my neck of the woods we actually refer to them as tag sales, other call them yard sales, but ultimately as woodworkers we know of it as good places to get deals on things we like but don’t necessarily need to have. With the tag sale season in full swing up here i set up this forum as a place for people to share their goods, bads and ...
|263 days ago||
Beadboard Cabinet Door Panels - 16 replies
So we bought our house last summer and now I finally am getting to tackle our nasty kitchen cabinet doors. The stiles and rails are ok with just a nice cove molding on the inside and outside. The panels on the other hand are a completely different story. Fortunately the paneling pops out. It was originally inset with little swinging clasp (think...
|357 days ago||
Kreg screws clearanced at lowes - 21 replies
I can’t find the link on lowes website, but this toolbox was clearanced at my local lowes down to $40. I might have gotten it, but the screws are a phillips head. Might be one that will also accept the square drive, but I couldn’t tell. Regardless next time I go to lowes I may pick it up, mostly to have one area to store all my kreg ...
|378 days ago||
I can't take my miter saw blade off - 33 replies
So at work we have a miter saw that is approx 13-14 months old and gets pretty regular use (50 or so cuts a week). Finally decided today that we should change the blade for the first time. Problem is that I can’t get the bolt loose. Bolt is circular on the outside with a hex insert. I’ve got the original manual and allen keys and it ...
|394 days ago||
Nail Gun "Re-load" Issue - 3 replies
Ok, let me start by saying that I do not know all the proper terms, so I’m going to try to describe this the best I can. I was hanging my second to last room of crown molding today all of a sudden after I’d fire a nail the tip wouldn’t spring back out, it would just kind of stick there. I tried putting a few drops of pneumat...
|453 days ago||
Face Frame Whoops - 12 replies
So we are redoing our kitchen and rather than take up valuable counterspace with our massive microwave we are building out a space in one of the lower cabinets. Basically I made a face frame that fit inside the original frame and just pocket screwed it all together. So yesterday (a week after it has all been reinstalled, I remeasured the micr...
|459 days ago||
Kreg K4 Master Jig Question - 5 replies
So I finally got a chance to use this over the weekend and I had forgotten how great of a kit this is. I was converting a kitchen cabinet to a spot for the microwave so I was basically building a face frame to inset within the original cabinet frame. I was using 3/4” Aspen and the original frame was also 3/4”. I had a few spots wh...
|468 days ago||
60% off on a Planer...Should I keep it??? - 27 replies
So my wife picked this “13 Craftsman Planer up for me today. I wasn’t planning on buying a planer for awhile, but it was a supposed to be a store demo model and they never built it so it was brand new in the box. Normally goes for $500, but she paid $200, plus a $20 2 year service plan. I am really torn. The reviews on the sears webs...
|488 days ago||
Kreg Crown Molding Jig - 3 replies
Just wondering if anyone has used it before and could give me some insight. Sadly no one has reviewed it on here yet and everywhere else I’ve looked it seems to have gotten mixed reviews. I though about posting this on the homerefurbers site, but they don’t do reviews there and the last post there was 5 days ago (and the last 4 fo...
|496 days ago||
Compressor tripping the circuit breaker - 17 replies
I recently inherited a compressor from my father in law. The thing hasn’t seen much use the last few years and my brother in law didn’t even think it really worked. So tonight I got the thing out of my truck and plugged it in in the garage. Flipped the switch and low and behold it started right up and the tank started filling (albiet...
|513 days ago||
Wagner HVLP gun - 11 replies
Someone gave me one of these. Instructions say to only use it outside and not to use with latex products. I am about to buy a house and will be renovating the entire thing. Would I be crazy to try and use this tool to paint my walls and ceilings? I can open up a ton of windows to get a good amount of cross ventilation. If I choose not to use ...