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|136 days ago||
Please school me on scroll saws - 5 replies
I’ve been thinking of adding a scroll saw to the shop. No idea yet what I’d actually DO with it, but I honestly think my wife might have fun with it as well. Aside from the overpriced “vintage” ones on craigslist, there are also some that appear interesting, but I have NO IDEA what’s a decent saw, let alone a decent...
|144 days ago||
Wood trim for doors in a wonky corner - 16 replies
I have 2 doors that “meet” in a corner. They don’t touch each other, but the hinge side of both doors is toward the corner. There is about 3 inches of wall from the hinge side jamb to the corner. The problem I’m running into is that while the doors are plumb, the wall is not. On one of the doors, the jamb is inset abou...
|148 days ago||
Waterlox "repair" - sharing my recent experience - 8 replies
When we redid our kitchen last year we included an island, 8 feet long and about 3 and a half feet wide made of walnut. I used Waterlox (original, not satin) as the finish. Because of the layout, we had to trim off a corner. Think of going about a foot from the corner (down one side and across the end) and then cutting along the line. It̵...
|157 days ago||
MAN, it's hot! - 20 replies
Only showing 82 degrees on the thermometer, but with the humidity over 75% it’s almost hard to breathe out there. I’m putting plywood underlayment down in the kitchen (superply) preparing to lay a new floor. House has AC but I have to go outside to make cuts. Using an edge guide and my circular saw. Those 4×8 sheets aren’t...
|159 days ago||
How much extra do you buy - rough cut? - 14 replies
I have a project (an easel) that looks like it’s going to take about 36 bd ft.The guy I bought my hemlock off of has cherry for $1.50 a bd ft ($1.25 if you take 100 bd ft or more) How do you judge how much extra to buy. Seems there’s more waste with rough cut, but at that price it’s 1/3 the price the big orange sells select ...
|159 days ago||
Anyone use cam clamps? - 4 replies
I’m looking at THESE To use in place of traditional knobs in my easel building project (that I haven’t started yet because I’m ripping out my kitchen floor and redoing it…. laminate sux in a kitchen). The cam clamps would need to hold pieces that slide to hold a canvas. So in the following picture, I’d be replaci...
|162 days ago||
Easel sliding frame-in-frame - 8 replies
Take a look at this picture. It’s the top of in easel where there is an inner frame (on the right) sliding inside of an out frame. The plan calls for me to slot the 3/4” thick outer frame member and insert a “tongue” to ride in the grooved edge of the inner frame. How would you make that slot in the end grain? Keep...
|163 days ago||
I have had my studio easel for well over 30 years and got it used from someone who had it in a garage loft for who knows how long. It was painted white. It is in need of repair so I thought I’d try stripping it so I could see what I have to start with. I used Citrus Strip on it. First application… took that white latex off like no...
|164 days ago||
Anyone know where I can find this? - 7 replies
I am finally finishing up some projects and will be getting back to my artwork after way too long away. My easel is a bit worse for the wear and I’d like to build a new one exactly the same, HOWEVER, there is one part I can not find anywhere. Hoping someone here can help. I’m looking for a metal ratchet strip like this See how ...
|166 days ago||
Question about jointer fence - 3 replies
Spent the morning tinkering with machines. Cleaning, waxing, etc. I have a Grizzly G0654 jointer and I noticed that the fence was scraping across the outfeed table when I moved it fore and aft. I also noticed it was just a bit tilted… meaning it would scrape the outfeed table at one end, but not the other. So I set about taking the f...
|174 days ago||
Remodeling the shop - 18 replies
16×24 building. 6 feet of one end previously walled off for my wife’s gardening stuff. I built her a garden shed so I could have the entire 16×24 (her suggestion, actually) So I started taking down the partition wall today. It’s half down. The actual taking it down part is easy. Taking down all the stuff MOUNTED to that ...
|183 days ago||
Outfeed tables and small shops - 9 replies
My shop is about to be expanded by almost 100 sq ft (yay!) so it will be 16×24 (instead of the current 16×18). I have my table saw, 14” bandsaw, Dewalt 734 planer, a Grizzly 6” jointer and a benchtop drill press. My question is brought on by my desire to use my bandsaw more and looking at other setups, a lot of guys have...
|184 days ago||
Board and Batten - Corner boards - best method? - 7 replies
I’m building the shed for my wife and using 1” rough sawn fresh hemlock board and batten. Going up wet and drying on the shed. The 10 inch boards have been up a couple weeks and the spaces opened up as they’re shrinking so the battens went up. So now I could put up the corner boards, but wondered what’s the best method fo...
|192 days ago||
Microsoft scam phone call - 11 replies
Microsoft is SOOooo helpful! Someone from Microsoft just called me to tell me my computer may have been infected by something my anti-virus can’t detect. And that will damage the internal parts of my computer.gaspAnd they offered to help me. (oh, thank goodness)“Vee are going to help you fix your Vindows compooter” “You c...
|193 days ago||
Cherry on speculation but I'm unsure of pricing - 2 replies
I know a guy that has a couple of small lots of cherry. He has 36 bd ft of quarter sawn with some rift sawn and he has it priced at $3.75 a bd ft. Lengths are all 5 ft and half of this is 1×8 with a couple 1×6 and the other half is mostly 1×2 or 1×2-1/2 with a couple 1×3… so $135 for the lot. He has another smal...
|200 days ago||
bare HVLP turbine - 7 replies
I may have an opportunity to pick up a 6PSI, 65CFM turbine for $10. It’s only the turbine. No hose, no gun, no nothing, and the only thing the guy knows about it is that it powers on and “air comes out the nozzle in the front”. Appears to be a Campbell Hausfeld HV3000 turbine. My question is, how universal are the hoses? I d...
|202 days ago||
Garden shed - it's getting there... - 3 replies
I’m slower now than I was 30 years ago, but I still manage to get things done. Just….well the schedule is a lot more “flexible”, shall we say, than it used to be… I still have more to do as far as boarding up the gables, but the rough-sawn hemlock is going up nicely. Man that stuff is heavy. The project is as muc...
|207 days ago||
OK, so I’ve started putting up 1” thick rough sawn hemlock boards (battens later) and pretty much went with the advice of “put it up wet and let it dry on the wall” method. The boards are fairly fresh cut. Yes, I know it’s going to shrink. This is on a garden shed for my wife. The original plan was (is?) to paint it...
|210 days ago||
table saw placement in shop - question - 15 replies
Some time this summer I’ll be gaining another 96 sq ft for the shop, so taking down a partition wall that now separates my work space from my wife’s gardening stuff. All I had to do was build her a garden shed. :) Anyways, this will give me an opportunity to rearrange the shop quite a bit. My table saw sits pretty much smack in th...
|212 days ago||
board & batten over 2x4 frame - stability question - 13 replies
8×10 garden shed for wife. While roofing this I noticed the whole thing “wiggles”.Normally I’d say, “oh well. It’ll tighten up once I get the sheathing on the walls.”, but the walls aren’t being sheathed. I’m going to clad this in board and batten using 1” hemlock (1×10s with 1×...