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980 days ago

Nok Hockey Table - 1 reply

I recently picked up a very old Nok Hockey table at a yard sale that I would like to re-create in a more outdoor friendly fashion so it can be stored in a shed. I was thinking about cedar for all of the pieces for its moisture resistance and light weight (and cost!) but don’t know what to use for the actual playing surface. The one I ha...

989 days ago

Long Rips By Hand - 19 replies

Hey guys and gals, I was wondering if it’s feasible to rip a 6’+ length by hand? I’ve currently got a ryoba for ripping, but have never attempted to rip anything anywhere near this long. I will soon be building a workbench and keep reading that standard 2×4 are junk, a 2×12 ripped down to size is much better wood. ...

1007 days ago

Eggbeater Hand Drill Bit Size - 5 replies

I currently have an eggbeater that can hold up to 5/16” drill bit. Can anyone recommend one that can hold up to 3/8” or larger? Also, do any of you guys use brad point bits with an eggbeater drill? For some reason, I’ve been thinking they might be difficult to crank by hand because they are so aggressive.

1028 days ago

Wood/Lumber Sources on Long Island - 1 reply

Anybody have any favorites for: Dimensional lumber? Hardwoods? I did a search and the most recent post was from over 2 years ago, so I thought I would ask again (seems to be many more members now!) Also, is there anywhere I might be able to get some Southern Yellow Pine? Thanks guys!

1031 days ago

Hemlock Fir vs. Douglas Fir - 28 replies

My local Lowe’s (I know I should stay away but it’s literally across the street!) has a section of 2×4 of Kiln-Dried “Hemlock Fir”.... however the suppliers stamp on all of the 2×4s reads KD-HD D. Fir I’m assuming the actual stamp on the wood is what I should be going by? Would they stamp Hemlock as D. ...


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