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|1329 days ago||
World's smallest workshop - 13 replies
The next time you think you don’t have enough room in your workshop, check this out: http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Smallest-Workshop-in-the-World/?ALLSTEPS#step0
|1359 days ago||
10 Year Anniversary Trip to L.A. Help! - 9 replies
My lovely wife and I are celebrating our 10 year anniversary this year and to mark the occasion we’re heading to California for 10 days. We’re meeting some friends in San Francisco and then heading up to Napa for a few days to kick off the trip. After that, we’re going to head south in a convertible and see the sights along 1...
|1364 days ago||
Looking for Shop Notes Issues 90, 97, and 101 - 7 replies
I wasn’t sure where to post this, so if it’s in the wrong place please ignore it! I’m looking to buy three back issues of Shop Notes: Issues 90 from November of 2006, 97 and 101 from January and September of 2008. If anyone has these they’d be willing to sell, please let me know. Alternatively, I’d be happy to p...
|1376 days ago||
Do you post all of your "projects"? - 42 replies
I just finished up a project and I wasn’t planning on taking any pictures of it or posting it. In fact, I’ve had 3 or 4 projects in the past couple of weeks that I haven’t posted. They all involve wood, but are more towards the carpentry side rather than a true woodworking project or they’re really simple and “not...
|1384 days ago||
How do you keep sandpaper flat? - 10 replies
I’m getting ready to build a sanding cabinet for my sandpaper sheets, discs, pads, blocks, etc. like this one: and I’m wondering how you guys keep your sandpaper flat. In the projects I’ve seen everyone just lays their sandpaper on a tray. My experience with sandpaper is that it tends to curl after a while. I thought ...
|1408 days ago||
Use side mount drawers slides as center mounts? - 7 replies
I recently lucked into about 10 pairs of 100lb 18” full extension drawer slides. They’re Accurides about 4 years old but were still in the box. Can I use them as a center mount instead of side mount? Would the compression of the weight of the drawer cause any problems? Thanks! Cory
|1415 days ago||
Wynn Environmental Canister Filter for HFDC - 3 replies
I ordered a Wynn canister filter for my yet-to-be-assembled Harbor Freight dust collector on Friday afternoon. I called the main number listed on their site and Mr. Wynn answered the phone himself. After spending a few minutes talking with him about how I work, the materials I use, etc I decided on the 80/20 spun bond filter. He could have ea...
|1423 days ago||
Menard's vs. Lowe's vs. Home Depot - 50 replies
I took my first trip into a Menard’s this past weekend and I was truly impressed with their lumber and tool selection. I only have Lowe’s and Home Depot around me and by comparison, they’re terrible. Menard’s had actual Baltic birch plywood in 4×8 sheets in 1/4”, 1/2”, and 3/4”. They also had a b...
|1426 days ago||
Benchtop Router Table.....Free - 16 replies
I am building a new router table and I don’t want/need my benchtop table. It’s free to any LJ who wants to pick it up or pay for the shipping. You can see it here: FYI: I removed the switch, but everything else goes with the table. Thanks! Cory
|1440 days ago||
Whole house shop vac as a dust collector - 16 replies
I have a whole house vac (Eureka The Boss) mounted in my garage with part of the piping exposed. I’m thinking of tapping into the piping and running an additional line for my drill press, CMS, and router table. Does anyone have any experience doing that? I was going to buy the 2 1/2” set from Lee Valley with blast gates, pip...
|1467 days ago||
Picture frame trouble with miters - 14 replies
I’ll save you the long story, but I had to pick up and leave immediately after putting glue and clamps on a picture frame I’m making for a christmas gift. I wasn’t able to fiddle with the joints or scrape the glue off of them, so now I’m in a pickle. I’ve got three of the four joints that are showing a gap and I...
|1476 days ago||
I’m building a wine bottle holder as a Christmas present and I need some help. I’ve got two pieces of Marblewood that I’m going to join together. The problem is that the wood is incredibly hard (it laughed at me when i tried to shoot a brad nail into it) and I’m trying to join a piece with end grain to a piece with face...
|1477 days ago||
Ridgid R4330 planer problem....help! - 23 replies
I just bought my first planer, a Ridgid R4330 and have run a few boards through it. After adjusting the infeed/outfeed tables to eliminate the snipe, I ran a few maple and purpleheart boards through the planer without any trouble. The lumber came out looking great and it was smooth as glass. Last night I went to plane some 4/4 maple. I fed...
|1482 days ago||
Help with a cutting board - 6 replies
It’s that time of year and I’m getting ready to build my first cutting board as a christmas gift. This is probably a stupid question, but I need to ask it: Should I plane the boards before I rip and assemble them, or should I just wait until I’ve got them in their first/second glue up? The lumber I bought is 4/4 and has be...
|1493 days ago||
Tablesaw advice...the never ending topic - 37 replies
I’m in the market for a new saw and I’m looking to buy it right now. My budget is about $800-$1000 and I’d prefer to have a 110v powered saw (to save money on converting an outlet to 220v). I’ve been looking at every saw there is, but I feel like I’m starting to talk myself into and out of every one of them. Here...
|1516 days ago||
Help! What's this Jet table saw worth? - 9 replies
I have a chance to buy a Jet JWCS-10A cabinet saw from a guy and I’m trying to figure out what it’s worth. He says the saw is 4 or 5 years old and it looks like it’s in pretty good condition. It’s a right tilt, single phase, 120v. It includes a Shop Fox mobile base and the 30” extension table on the right side. ...
|1532 days ago||
Craftsman Table Saw and Plunge Router - 3 replies
I’m looking to upgrade my table saw, so my current one has to go. Craftsman Model# 21829 This is the 10” 1.5 hp saw with the mobile base and extension wing to mount a router. I also have a Craftsman Model# 17517 2hp digital plunge router. Both items were bought new in February. The table saw comes with lots of accessories includin...
|1542 days ago||
Blade wobble on table saw - 11 replies
I’ve got a Craftsman 21829 table saw and up until this weekend it had been great. No problems whatsoever. This weekend, the blade started to wobble pretty good, especially as it slowed down after a cut. I have checked everything that I know to check and can’t find anything wrong. I also swapped out my blade for another one and I&...
|1553 days ago||
Tempered Hardboard supplier in Louisville, KY - 3 replies
I’m hoping somebody here can help me find tempered hardboard that is smooth on both sides in the Louisville, KY area. When I ask at the big box stores they look at me like I’m speaking Mandarin. I can order it online and have it shipped, but I’d prefer to just go pick it up. Thanks for your help!
|1561 days ago||
Design help for Baseball Dugout Storage - 15 replies
I volunteered to do a project for a local high school baseball team and I’m afraid I might have bitten off more than I can chew. I’m hoping some of you can help me with the design. They’d like to have some boxes built above their bench in the dugout to store hats, gloves, etc. The boxes need to be about 12” deep x 13...