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|59 days ago||
I don't need no stinking joiner - 42 replies
Early on……as a Newbie…….and it continues to this day……I have seen many many forum topics on which tools come first….......the planer or the joiner? Everyone has an informed opinion…...opinions that (I sincerely think) are based on the type of work they do. So, early on I bought a joiner…......a good one…....because ...
|60 days ago||
I Discovered Magnets !!!!! - 11 replies
PVC cup with magnet—-for Pencils and Magic Markers and 4 “ Combo-Square ….AND …..Magnetized hold for keeping measuring tape handy. I am forever running out into my shop to work for a few minutes and do not put my apron on……. So, I never have handy all the stuff that is in my shop apron, e.g. pencils, markers, lefty-righty ta...
|72 days ago||
Most under-used but GREAT tool in my shop - 9 replies
This is (whatever-it-is) the most under-used tool in my shop. In fact, I cannot remember the last time I used it. Oh, Wait ! I never HAVE actually used it. That could be why. But, I am positive it does a AAA-Bang-up job on whatever-the-hell it is supposed to do. I knew old-man Critt himself, and nothing he did was half-ass or h...
|122 days ago||
This happened a couple of days ago near St. George….red-rock county.Just a few days ago, several HUGE boulders, some larger than a house were loosened by Mother Nature and rolled down a steep mountain for over one-forth-of-a-mile before slamming into a house at the bottom….. totally demolishing the house and killing the two occupants...
|134 days ago||
A month or so ago, MsDebbieP pm’d me and asked if I would do the next monthly interview. I was truly shocked. I argued that there are so MANY others on LJ that would be much more deserving than I. I lost the argument. MsDebbieP and I had quite a few back and forth PM’s related to the interview……….. timelines, format, answering the inte...
|135 days ago||
A+ Service from Rockler - 4 replies
I think we all have mixed experiences with the same company…..great-service one time and then not-so-great. Well, just a quick “Atta Boy” and thanks to Steve at Rockler. I asked a simple but critical (to me) question about the actual size of a hinge (width of each leaf was what I was worried about) and he sent me a VERY d...
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|164 days ago||
Need just a few comments from loose tenon guys. Making some decorative (not big, load-bearing) entry-way tables for Christmas. Only have bits and tenons for 1/4” (and don’t particularly want to buy 3/8 stuff right now) Working with 6/4 stock for the top (prior to planeing ) and 4/4 stock (prior to planeing) for the rest. ...
|186 days ago||
Where do you guys buy single bits to replace bits in a set? I’ve looked around a lot, but still not sure where to buy decent single bits from a reputable source. I have 4 sets of bits: 1. Forstner Bits – good quality – (none needed) 2. Brad Point Bits – decent quality (a couple of bits needed) 3. ...
|190 days ago||
Written by Bruce The very first laugh we had was when we first met outside on their lawn and Bert and I discovered we both wore suspenders AND belts. That totally cracked all us up. We need the suspenders cuz neither one of us likes saggy pants below our “love handles” and I like a belt because I carry my big Leatherman on it, as I don’...
|193 days ago||
I started to post this as a reply on the current Forum Topic: ”Were tools really better in the past???......posted by Purrmaster. I ended up going off-topic, so I thought I would post this separately. *Issue is: How to judge and evaluate a tool before purchase…...........old OR new The end user ( a regular guy) is usually ...
|212 days ago||
For all you Dad’s that take your sons camping…........... I am posting a couple of back and forth emails between me and my sons as of yesterday. I think these are absolutely hysterical and thought some of you might either be able to relate to them or at least appreciate the spoken attitudes of my boys….......... well, men re...
|214 days ago||
I have spent the last hour looking for this. It is the plywood guy peeking out from behind a power pole He may have binoculars. I know I have seen it on here….......... just can’t find it…........ I guess none of the words I am using on Search are working. Anybody? Thx…........ Bruce.
|239 days ago||
And they deserve a shout out. I decided to splurge and gave each and every one of my @#$%^& Phillips screws (all neatly organized) to my sons. I also ordered the sample assortment of over a 1000 square-drive screws from McFeely’s. I received them, did a few projects and then reordered additional assortments in 6 and 8 and 10 that I ...
|257 days ago||
I cannot figure out how to make this dado the correct depth without tearing up my coping Sled I know to use a shim under the router table fence that is the same thickness as the Coping Sled base. No problem there. Although the photos do not show the shim, they do show a small strip on the sled base up against the fence that I “remov...
|264 days ago||
$305 on local school auction site (in a Jr. High). Everything works perfectly, as near as I can tell after having a month. Even still has original packaging wrapping on stand. I love the depth stop. Gave my old (and very good) drill press to my son (including table) so I get to make a new table for this one.
|290 days ago||
I feel like a total dummy resorting to posting this, but I just bought the Rigid EB 44242 and I cannot get the sandpaper tight on the spindle drums. The belt works great. Got it all aligned, etc. Great. But, I cannot get the paper tight enough on any of the drums so that they will sand, even with me just holding the sandpaper with my fi...
|342 days ago||
Anybody Know What This Is ????? - 38 replies
I found this on the floor of my garage shop. Next to my Unisaw…....(which I built all the surface areas, extensions and legs for,,,,,,,,so I don’t think it came from the saw), It was also kinda laying between my big Delta Dust Collector and the saw and my router table, (which I built also. I have absolutely no id...
|371 days ago||
How do i magnetize a 3' piece of 2" Angle Iron ???? - 32 replies
Ok you mechanical engineers out there. I have a new 3’ piece of 2” Angle Iron (1/8” thick……..no rust) that I want to magnetize and then place it in the upright side of a window in my shop. I will wrap it around the corner and will hopefully will end up with two long sides that are magnetized. I want to hang: Tape measures ...
|477 days ago||
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