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44 days ago

First Flea Market Score - 16 replies

So last week my wife and I went on vacation to Cape Cod and hit up a decent flea market. As any of us would be I was on the hunt for some tools. I went into it remembering what my dad always told me which was to look at all the booths before deciding what I wanted to buy. This turned out to not be too difficult as most of the tools that I saw we...

106 days ago

Refinishing a water meter cover - 5 replies

So this isn’t woodworking, but I know that there are plenty of people on here with some great metal refinishing skills that would probably be able to lend some advise. My mother in law gave my wife and I a New Orleans water meter cover for our anniversary. Most people know the Fleur de Lis as the symbol of New Orleans, but the water met...

139 days ago

HTC Mobile Bases on Woot! - 3 replies

Looks like they are offering these today. Just figured I’d share in case anyone else was interested.

150 days ago

Do I want a track saw or do I need a track saw? - 57 replies

I have a bit of money from my birthday and am thinking of what I want to get. The only thing I have a need/want for right now is a track saw (pretty much the only one I could afford is the grizzly). I know I could hold on to my cash for something in the future, but I am trying to figure how useful it would be for me. Right now I have a a jobs...

198 days ago

Does anyone use facebook? - 10 replies

I see LJs has an relatively active facebook page, but I don’t recognize any of the user names there as on here. Do people just use different names or do the facebook users not use the real LJ?

225 days ago

A big thanks to another LJ - 22 replies

Just wanted to take a moment to publicly thank another LJ for a generous deed. A few weeks ago I mentioned on a forum that I had always debated whether or not I should pickup a benchtop jointer if I ever saw a good deal on one. Eventually I’d like a big standalone 6 or 8”er but wrestled with picking up a little one that might be bett...

225 days ago

I need a handsaw - 43 replies

I’m always going out to the shop and wanting to do a quick cut of something just using a handsaw and everything I have sucks. A stanley from a big box store and a jap saw from HF. I have a few older disstons and stanleys that need to be redone, but i don’t necessarily have the time/desire/know how to do those now, so I’d like t...

233 days ago

Whats the deal with used workbenches? - 32 replies

I bought my house last year and since then have been working my ass off trying to renovate the entire interior. Since most of it has been general carpentry and whatnot my “shop” in the garage has mostly been a dumping ground for tools. At some point this will be a proper shop with proper benches but for now I’ve been working of...

247 days ago

A $1000 gift card to Lee Valley - 11 replies

Not sure if anyone is following along with the PWW 31 days of Christmas contest but I have. The grand prize is a tool storage cabinet that was featured in the magazine a few months ago plus a $1000 LV gift card to fill it. I’ve never really considered spending that much with LV as I’m not too big into hand tools (yet!). Just wonde...

279 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...

279 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...

281 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 ...

314 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...

379 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...

401 days ago

Need help figuring out how I'm going to install the drawer I have to plan to build - 6 replies

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...

440 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 ...

444 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...

449 days ago

I bought this Dust Collector. Now what do I do with it? - 18 replies

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 ...

451 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 ...

512 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...

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