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|50 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...
|145 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 ...
|166 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 ...
|182 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...
|241 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...
|246 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...
|255 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...
|276 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...
|284 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...
|300 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 ...
|366 days ago||
First Garage Sale Gloat - 6 replies
First I wanted to point out that today its been a year since I joined LJs. Wish I had been more active, but haven’t had the place to do work. Friday I went to a tag sale at the house of a former editor for FWW. He posted photos on his Craigslist ad about it with a ton of different hand planes, other hand tools and some good books. I ...
|408 days ago||
Buying and Living on a farm - 20 replies
My wife and I are in the beginning stages of house hunting. We found a 5 acre farm, with 5 outbuildings. The house is 2300 sq ft with a lot of good bones, but needs a lot of updating (paint, floors, kitchen, etc). We are really exploring the idea at this point, but am wondering what other LJ’s have in terms of experience of buying and l...
|431 days ago||
Refinishing a butcher block top - 7 replies
I have a customer who has a butcher block countertop that came with a coat of oil on it. The place he got it from suggested he put another coat of oil on it so he actually did two coats of BLO he got at HD. Well now his wife thinks its too rough and wants a smoother surface. He came in to get a piece of trim and asked what we thought about putti...
|434 days ago||
Dewalt Chisels - 3 replies
Saw these as a part of Dewalts newish hand tool line. I think they are designed for construction as opposed to woodworking but I wanted to share them. The first set is pretty basic set of 4 for about $30. The second set is called a side strike chisel that you can use normally, as a saw, or on the long edge. The funny thing about these is the pac...
|434 days ago||
Home Inspection Books - 4 replies
I am hoping to buy a house in the next few months and want to have a bit better idea of what to look for before I even get to the point of having an actual inspector come out. Any one have a suggestion or two of some good books that I could check out? Thanks in advance.
|456 days ago||
Magazine Gloat - 4 replies
Not sure if anyone is familiar with a online community called freecycle but basically its a way for people to give or get things from others in their area for free. I’ve gotten a lot of good stuff on there, but have always been waiting for some woodworking magazines. Today my wife picked up 78 back issues of FWW and American Woodworker. Mo...
|460 days ago||
Falling a tree - 41 replies
My mother in law wants me to take down a pair of dead trees on the edge of the woods behind her house. They are probably 6” around and 30 some odd feet high. I told her that I don’t have an experience in this, but after she said she thought she might just go down and cut em down (she is 60 and disabled) I figured I’d better get...
|461 days ago||
Optimium/Cablevision - 1 reply
Anyone else use this company as their provider. I guess the internet and phone isn’t that bad (though they do go out a lot and can be tough to reboot), but the TV is constantly having problems and everything with it is so antiquated.
|464 days ago||
Popular Woodworking/Jet/Bessey Contest - 0 replies
I got an email about this complete shop makeover contest. Probably not helping myself win (even though I never win these kinds of things), but maybe another LJ will win. http://popularwoodworking.upickem.net/r/755JD334xv6?r=758643 Good Luck everyone.
|484 days ago||
A little rant: How much wood is too much wood? - 23 replies
I’ve been thinking a lot about wooden trim and finish work lately as I spend my days selling wood floors and accessories and then come home and talk with my wife about buying a house. I have always thought I loved wood a lot, but I have come to realize that maybe not as much as I thought. I’ve realized that I just am not a fan of woo...