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|1016 days ago||
Trex deck table - 5 replies
I’ve made several deck side tables over the years. They all look great at first and then Mother Nature wears them out. I am going to make new tables out of Trex with a tile top. I found 18” tile squares, so the top is easy. I was going to attach it to a piece of ply with Power Grab and rest it on a rabbit in the frame or on a str...
|1030 days ago||
Finish work in cold weather - 17 replies
I was wondering how other folks handle staining and finishing thier projects with the cold temps. It’s my understanding that most paint, finish, etc. is to be used in 50 deg. or higher temps. So if you live where it is below 40 deg. what do you do? Keep the shop heat running? Do it in the house and put up with the smell? Wait for warm...
|1117 days ago||
Paint/stain storage - 4 replies
I was wondering what folks with limited inside storage do with the paint/stain/glue/wood filler, etc. that’s been in the shop from Spring – Fall now that winter is near. I’ve always brought most of it inside, but as my supplies have increased, space to store these things inside is an issue. I’ve usually left outdoor sta...
|1215 days ago||
Ryobi Drill Press - 1 reply
Does anyone have any feedback on the Ryobi 12” drill press sold at Home Depot? I have the 12” Delta variable speed and I had the famous pully problem with it. I replaced the pullys and bought a new belt and it never had the same oomph again. Now the switch is starting to go. I turn it on and it doesn’t come ON so I press th...
|1222 days ago||
pre conditioner for stain - 20 replies
I finally made the move from ‘box store’ wood to REAL lumber yard wood. I still only used pine for this project, but the quality was much better. I made a little cabinet for my bathroom (I’ll send a pic when the door is on). I stained it with my usual Minwax Oak. Seems to me it’s a bit blotchy. I bought the select wh...