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02-09-2017 08:07 PM

Sawdust + glue as a filler. - 17 replies

Practically everyone says do it. I tried with titebond and got disastrous results. Stain lays very differently in such “filler” creating unsightly spots. Maybe I should use different glue ?

02-01-2017 04:27 AM

What is wrong with society? - 35 replies

I do not have a car and commute to work 14 miles one way daily for the last 15 years or so. In these years I never miss an opportunity to help some stranded bicyclist, which happens a lot. Yesterday my trip home ended in the emergency room. I crashed pretty badly in the canyon, which is on my way home. I am very grateful to the inventors of t...

01-30-2017 02:16 PM

Sawstop rusted - 34 replies

I put a good coat of paste wax on the top of my pcs and buffed it after it dried a bit. Recently i did some trimming with a hand plane holding a maple piece in one hand and the plane in the other. The shavings fell on the saw table. Something prevented me from cleaning up and I had to leave for a week. When I returned i fund rust “curls...

01-27-2017 10:59 PM

Butcheblock or not butherblock? - 7 replies

This seems to be an eternal question. I think I am capable of cutting and trimming a granite slab for my 8’x3’ kitchen island myself but I really like how wooden ( I plan glue regular width 8/4 walnut boards) countertops look.However the only sink in the kitchen in in that island and it is used quite heavily. So if lets say I finish ...

01-16-2017 03:16 AM

How do you like my new shiny drill press. - 3 replies

Craftsman 12” Got it on craigslist.The seller said he used it only once. While everyone says that, even if the tool is 50 years old I am inclined to believe this time. The tool is still covered in cosmoline and there is no sign of use. A small defect that I have to fix.

01-10-2017 02:33 AM

Electric nailer - 9 replies

I would benefit from a 1 1/2” or 2” nail gun but the idea of bringing one more larger gadged is no appealing to me so a compressor is out if the question. There are some electric nailers but reviews on shopping sites are not great. Is it even worth considering ? I need it to attach a piece here and there so i do not need the ultimate...

01-08-2017 10:59 PM

I start missing Craftsman - 9 replies

I have some combination square from Home Depot. It is neither square nor straight. It deviates about 1/16” over 16” and has a visible curve to the edge. I returned it to the store and got another one which was exactly as inaccurate as the previous one. I gave up and kept it for rough work. Today I stopped at sears and checked out Cra...

01-04-2017 06:11 AM

Wide lap joint - 2 replies

I do not know what i was thinking. I made a panel frame from 4.5” hard maple boards and cut lap joints. Now when it came to glueing them it struck me that there is no room for expansion. Now how can i fix it?1. I can apply glue only at some area of the joint leaving about 2” strips at the end free of glue. A paper mask will help to p...

01-04-2017 01:52 AM

What to make from poplar - 19 replies

I bought about 60 bf of poplar to use in a project as a secondary wood. Now I had to change the design of that project which calls for another wood so I am left with some very nice mostly white and some greenish boards.Has anyone here completed a whole project from poplar ?

12-31-2016 07:12 AM

Good general purpose ts blade - 16 replies

I have crosscut and rip cut thin kerf Diablo blades from my hybrid past. They work well with exception that when trying to trim off a few mm it deflects away from the stock and the resulting cut is less than ideal.I guess a standard kerf blade would behave better. So the question is what 40 tooth standard kerf blade that does not break the bank...

12-30-2016 05:39 AM

Adjusting sled runners. - 5 replies

Did anyone try to use teflon screws or something similar to adjust diy sled runners? Mine either get stuck in the slots or are too loose depending if it rains outside.

12-29-2016 03:48 AM

Crazy things found on craigslist. - 2 replies

I did not have good luck buying from craigslist. Nevertheless I still visit the tool section as a museum. I never stops amazing me how inventive people could be. Like this one table saw+sander+ something else:

12-27-2016 06:32 PM

Criticize my kitchen island. - 8 replies

I already have a kitchen island in my house. It is a table high/table long wall trimmed with sheetrock. Several kitchen cabinets are attached to that wall and you have an “island”. I plan to replace it.The thing is that all water and electric connections are in that wall, so I plan to remove the cabinets and build a real island aroun...

12-24-2016 04:11 AM

Polyurethane for kitchen cabinets - 6 replies

The finish on the kitchen cabinets started flaking off in the corners despite being only 10 years old. It flakes together with the stain leaving bare wood. I guess there was no stain, probably some tinted laquer. It relatively easy dissolves in acetone. On one hand i am angry at whoever finished the cabinets, on the other hand I am grateful that...

12-11-2016 06:27 PM

How necessary is trim router? - 20 replies

i understand a palm router is more convenient than a full size router for many tasks. But for a hobby use is there anything that a palm router does that cannot be accomplished with a good ( I have Bosch MRC23) full size router without too much fuss?

11-26-2016 05:06 AM

Polyurethane over poster - 6 replies

I have a few posters that will be mounted in wooden frames. I have some water based polyurethane from the previous project and wonder if I can spray it over the posters. I also have some oil based polyurethane but am afraid it would make greasy stains in the paper.Has someone tried that ?

11-08-2016 04:11 AM

Fuju Mini Mite noise level - 0 replies

Just received my order of 4 stage Fuji. They sent me the platinum edition even though the one in the order was regular one (with aluminum cup and no sound covers). Maybe it is the covers but the noise is much lower than I expected. If my iphone is to be trusted i measured 85db five feet from the turbine. In other words it is much quiter than my ...

11-01-2016 03:38 PM

Which jigsaw - 10 replies

Can any of the the higher end Bosch jigsaw owners tell me the practical difference between JS260, JS365, JS470 and JS572 saws ? The last one is more than 3 times more expensive than the first. Is there something that I would not be able to do easily with the first but could with the last ?

10-30-2016 05:01 AM

Why do I care about amperes ? - 67 replies

Most small tools specifications skip the useful power but proudly state how many amperes a tool consumes. When in fact the less efficient a motor is at the given useful power the more amperes it consumes. Want more amperes on your weak tool ? Just skip some copper in the wingdings and you have it. I find it completely impossible to compare tools...

10-28-2016 10:04 PM

How many stages in turbine hvlp is enough? - 9 replies

I understand the more the better as you can always tune down but not up. However the price quickly goes up with each stage. So let’s say we have Fuji: 2 stages : 5 psi pressure.3 stages: 6.5 ps4 stages: 8.5 psi5 stages: 9.5 psi Realistically what do you loose with lower power turbine: a. Not being able to spray some finishes at...

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