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|10-12-2010 04:00 PM||
Lowe's Drywall Settlement - 0 replies
I noticed a long message at the bottom of the sales receipt that I got from Lowe’s yesterday. It was about a class action concerning drywall. The message included a web site for more information:http://drywallsettlement.info/
|10-02-2010 10:19 PM||
Question On Drawer Fitting - 5 replies
Hello, I am completing a small hanging wall box. There is a lid on top over a small bin. Below the bin, there is a drawer. Without the drawer, it looks like this: I left the drawer just a little tight. Now I am doing the final fitting. I installed the back of the box this morning. After that, the drawer starting having a lot of resis...
|09-23-2010 03:11 PM||
Attention Bentley Owners - 23 replies
I am sure that many of us are affected by this recall :-)http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls/results.cfm?rcl_id=10V411&searchtype=quicksearch&summary=true&refurl=email
|09-21-2010 03:45 AM||
Free Shipping From Lee Valley - 1 reply
This applies to orders placed from September 20 to 27 and shipping to Canada or the contiguous United States.
|08-28-2010 03:46 AM||
Shellac Tint - 5 replies
Last winter I made this pine pie safe. i finished it with a mix of amber and clear shellac. I used three parts amber to two parts clear. This summer, I made another pie safe using the same pile of excess shiplap siding from when we had our barn resided. I mixed the shellac in the same proportions. But, this time, it is more of a brown col...
|07-24-2010 03:10 AM||
Hats Off To Rockler - 4 replies
I am once again impressed with the quality of customer service at Rockler. I ordered a set of three plug cutters online. When the order arrived, I was glad to see that the cutters were made in Montana by a company called Montana Brands. I went to the Montana Brands web site to see what other products they offered. Then I noticed that the p...
|07-03-2010 02:45 AM||
I'd Rather Be ... - 7 replies
A few days ago, I was stuck in terrible traffic on my way to work. I spent way too much time behind a car with a bumper sticker saying “I’d Rather Be Flying”. In an attempt to keep my sanity, I tried to think of some such phrases related to woodworking. I came up with a few: I’d Rather Be Boring I’d Rather ...
|06-06-2010 03:53 AM||
Attack Of The Space Alien Bug! - 3 replies
I was looking at this video of the test launch of the Falcon 9 by SpaceX. I know that there are some big bugs in Florida, but check out this frame from T -00:00:03.
|05-15-2010 01:16 AM||
Old Fashioned But Useful - 11 replies
I often find myself needing a scrap of paper and pencil to do a quick calculation or sketch. Sometimes I want to make a note to myself to remember to buy some #8 1” screws or what the next few steps on my current project should be. This gave me the idea of getting a chalkboard. But then it would take up space that I could better use f...
|05-06-2010 06:21 PM||
Question For Powermatic 701 Mortiser Owners - 2 replies
I recently purchased this mortiser. I have a question about the pinion shaft to which the handle hub attaches. On mine, the right and left sides of the shaft are not the same. The right side has a flat spot. I brought the mortiser to a repair center. They talked with Powermatic Technical Services and were told that this is intentional. I...
|04-01-2010 02:27 PM||
Another Veritas Innovation - 7 replies
How have we all been getting along without this?
|01-29-2010 04:42 PM||
Jointer Tasks - 6 replies
There is something that I am just curious about. I am a hobbyist and I have a Delta 8” jointer that I use very often. For me, it is just a two-trick pony. I use it to flatten a face and to joint an edge perpendicular to a previously flattened face. I am wondering if anyone uses a jointer for any of the other tasks that it supposed ...
|01-20-2010 02:25 AM||
Winter Glue Up - 7 replies
In the next few days, I plan to glue up some panels to be used as shelves. My shop is not heated, and the high temperatures are predicted to be around 35F. I have managed to glue some other parts of this project inside the house, but I would really like to be able to clamp these pieces up on my workbench. My lovely wife puts up with a lot, ...
|01-09-2010 07:11 PM||
Nothing Stops This Drill Press - 2 replies
This morning I was using my Delta model 17-950L drill press. I went through several on-off cycles with no problem. Then one time that I turned the switch to the off position, the drill kept running. I have a spare Rockler switch that I just ran the power cord through to continue working. It is too cold in my unheated shop to fiddle around ...
|12-27-2009 01:43 AM||
Where Is That Tape Measure? - 1 reply
I seem to have trouble just keeping a tape measure hooked over something while I am taking a measurement. This is definitely professional stuff!
|12-03-2009 05:09 PM||
LN Hand-Tool Event (MA) - 1 reply
There is a Lie-Nielsen event this Friday and Saturday in Boxborough, MA. I am going Friday afternoon and am wondering if anyone else is planning to attend around that time. Here are the details.
|09-16-2009 01:59 AM||
Things You Never Thought You Would Build - 14 replies
I am sure that we have all noticed that once you demonstrate the ability to cut a board approximately to the intended length, the floodgates are open. There is a never-ending stream of projects to be done. Some of these might not be the first things that you would have chosen. I thought it might be interesting to post some of the odd projec...
|05-09-2009 05:01 PM||
Help Identify Jointer - 1 reply
I bought a used Delta 8” jointer last year. The model # is 37-380. The serial # on the base is 99L51685. The jointer itself has a tag with the manufacture date, 08-03-1999. There are two versions of this jointer, Type 1 and Type 2. I am trying to determine which I have. When I talked with Delta support, they said that the type should...
|04-09-2009 09:12 PM||
Jointer Guard - 9 replies
I resawed some 5/4 rough cherry to get 1/2” material. After the resaw, the resulting pieces moved a bit, but I have enough extra thickness to spare. My question is about face jointing these pieces to get one flat side before using the planer. I should only have to take about 1/64”. I have a Delta 8” jointer model 37-380....
|11-19-2008 12:03 AM||
Bridle Joint Question - 5 replies
Hello, I am planning to make a picture frame using simple bridle joints. I would like to use a round-over bit with a bearing wheel on my router table to round the inside edges on the front of the frame. If I were using a miter joint, I would do the rounding before assembling the frame pieces. But with a bridle joint, it seems that I need t...