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05-19-2015 11:03 AM

Question for cabinet makers, adjacent wall clearance for cabinet doors to open - 34 replies

Adding base cabinets to a new addition in my workshop. After building the casings and before adding the doors, I almost forgot to take into consideration for the base cabinet door opening on the adjacent wall, the cabinets are going to be frameless full overlay double doors using 35mm European 110 degree full overlay hinges. I plan on adding ...

05-07-2015 11:03 PM

Rats and Mice in my shop vac - 23 replies

With my shop being so small I had very little room thus I had to hang my shop vac outside under a lean-to, it’s one of those big blue 4.5 gal that Lowes sold and since I have a DC in my shop I never had a need for it, so I just let it hang out there it had been out there for a good couple years or so as I hadn’t needed it until just ...

05-03-2015 10:50 AM

Need help in selecting a new Jig Saw - 19 replies

While in the process of installing the 7/16” OSB walls on my newly workshop addition my 5 years old Black & Decker bit the dirt, the motor still works but the actuator mechanism stopped working, the blade no longer moves up and down, I’ve been in the process of slowly weeding out all of my low end tools and so now it’s time...

04-28-2015 12:49 PM

AC window unit, Air Cleaning system and Dust - 13 replies

With the new addition to my shop, I am also upgrading from my old 8000 BTU 120 volt AC window unit to a larger 18000 BTU 240 volt AC unit, once the old unit was removed and after taking a look on the inside of the system we found it was caked in sawdust and glue combined and took a good while cleaning it out. My question is if I were to inve...

04-25-2015 11:27 AM

New Shop Addition Requires A New Work Bench, Thoughts, Suggestions and Opinions Needed - 10 replies

Now that my shop addition is almost complete it will need a new workbench to replace the old bench, the one I currently have now is a standalone that stands around 41 to 43” in height, not sure why I built it so high, the new one I’m wanting to lower to around the 36” height give or take to my body height, I’m wanting to make it a permanent stru...

04-16-2015 10:36 AM

A question for framers in regards to headers for 24" wide windows. - 16 replies

In my workshop expansion my walls are framed in for 24” wide windows and one 24” wide AC unit wall mount, I spaced the rafters and trusses so that they are resting directly on top of the wall studs do I still need to put a header above the windows if they are fitting in between the studs the rafters are resting on? Can I do simple wi...

04-03-2015 11:05 PM

Shop is completely out of commission due to expansion. - 12 replies

There will be nothing coming in or out of my shop for an ungiven time due to expansion, I suspect by the end of this month into next month, the weather has warmed up and I’ve started on the addition but in order to expand, I had to bunch up the tools to make room for the demolition of a wall, once the expansion is complete then I’ll ...

02-23-2015 02:42 PM

Rust Removal by Way Of Electrolysis - 9 replies

In the past I’d been using Apple Cider Vinegar to remove rust from steel and iron but I was just recently introduced to rust removal by using Electrolysis, I did a search here on LJ’s on this method and found that a few members had written a blog on their process with using electrolysis and after my research it appears that rust remo...

01-15-2015 03:02 PM

GRR-Ripper Versus the Saw Stop Table Saw When It Comes To Safety. - 52 replies

An odd question but I’d like to know if I’m in the ballpark? I just purchased the Gripper(TM) 200 Advanced System a week or two ago and have yet to use it so after reading the comments and the reviews on the safety factor this jig provides can I assume that it’s a substitute with a much lower cost over purchasing the saw stop tabl...

01-13-2015 01:55 PM

What Was Left In Santa's Sleigh That Wasn't Delivered. - 15 replies

After Christmas Purchase Gripper™ 200 Advanced System – Assorted Colors (Black or Yellow) Since I don’t have a Saw Stop and don’t plan on getting one, I figured this would be the next best thing for keeping my fingers safe and much… Much cheaper. Freud 34-124 Quadra- Cut 3/8-Inch Radius Rounding Over Bit wi...

12-13-2014 07:02 PM

Adding Elastic Velvet / Felt To The Lid Of A Jewelry Box? - 6 replies

I’ve seen jewelry boxes with elastic felt strapped into the under side of the lids of jewelry boxes but with my search I’ve not found any source on how it’s done, Does anyone have any information, links, video or possibly a blog on how this is done? Thanks

12-10-2014 09:45 PM

Load bearing or not load bearing wall? Question for framers, engineers, carpenters - 8 replies

I was hoping I might get some opinions or guidance on whether or not I need to worry about a header. I’m planning on adding an addition onto the end of my shop, the shop is a 12’ x 16’ I’m adding an additional 8’ to the end, the Trusses on the current shop are sitting across the side 16’ walls, the wall I will...

11-30-2014 12:53 PM

Obtaining a permit for an addition - 30 replies

Just to let everyone know tomorrow morning I’ll be heading into my city permit building in order to pull a building permit, it’s high time I expand my 196 SQ FT workshop to 320 SQ Ft so if all goes well and as planed I’ll start work on the addition right away. Wish me Luck!

11-26-2014 11:41 AM

Applying the final finish while continuing making sawdust. - 22 replies

I did a search before asking this question but not finding anything that I’m looking for, my question is what are most of you workshop owners doing when it comes to applying a finish to a completed project but yet still making sawdust in your shop. I currently have a 12’ x 16’ shop, 192 Sq Ft stand alone in the back yard, ne...

10-30-2014 09:44 PM

When is it safe to remove the clamps? - 33 replies

Lets say we are using titebond I II & III, I’d like to hear from others when doing clamped glue ups at what time and point do you feel comfortable and safe to remove the clamps on any given project be it large or small.

10-05-2014 02:06 PM

What good is a table saw if you can't use it to it's full potential? - 17 replies

Well I started thinking a few days ago in regards to my Table saw, it’s the Hitachi C10FL hybrid table saw which is no longer in production, I purchased it new many years ago at Lowes and to this day it’s been an awesome working TS, I’ve made a couple upgrades with a new delta fence and adding an router extension table to it bu...

10-02-2014 01:01 PM

Orbital Sander Shopping Dilemma - 30 replies

I’m planning on purchasing 2 orbital sanders today and have read more positive then negative reviews on the HF Chicago electric Random Orbital Palm Sander but with the past luck I’ve had with HF (all bad) I made a vow to be very selective of what I buy from there, the only item that I still have that’s working like a champ to ...

08-10-2014 10:41 PM

Question for the furniture makers, I'm sure we have a few right? :) - 43 replies

OK I’m stepping into new waters, away from my box making into some small tables, I am just now attempting my very first mortise and tenon joints making, attaching the legs to the under skirt so my question is, once I have the legs and skirt joined together what method do I use to attach the skirt and legs to the under side of the table? Th...

07-22-2014 12:06 PM

Mesquite Experts - 14 replies

Since I’ve been dealing with a lot of mesquite as of lately, every now and then I run across a project made from mesquite that the woodworking is referring it as Black Mesquite, it appears this is a made up ruse in order to enhance it’s appeal to a would be buyer in deceiving them to purchase it? I’ve done research and perhaps...

07-19-2014 09:20 PM

Another use for wood glue, you'll be surprised. - 21 replies

Using Titebond to clean a record, how many of you have ever heard or tried this?

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