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|12-26-2010 04:30 PM||
Seeking Advice On "New" Tool - 5 replies
We have some wonderful neighbors. Last night they stopped by to visit. They had a gift for each member of our family. The great part of this was that the gifts were all things that they “found around the house” and fit perfectly with our particular interests. (If you saw their house, you would understand how this is possible!) ...
|10-17-2010 03:05 AM||
Over One Million - 2 replies
I see that there have been over a million comments on LJ. When comment number 1,000,000 was posted, I wonder if the lucky LJ’s computer started beeping and flashing? Dr. Evil: “Gentlemen, it has come to my attention that a breakaway Russian Republic called Kreplachistan will be transferring a nuclear warhead to the United Nati...
|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...