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|12-30-2014 07:25 PM||
A thought about Carbon Monoxide - 23 replies
Years ago I worked as the IT guy for a small electric utility.In order to smoke I had to go outside, (our servers needed clean air).Next door to us was a workshop where they did a lot of things, some engineering, some chemistry, some electronics. One thing they invented was a system to kill anything living in potable water or in a hospital si...
|12-25-2014 04:45 PM||
Identity of this Chisel? - 13 replies
I found this chisel in an old tool drawer someone left in a desk I was given. I made a half hearted attempt to clean it up but it reminded me of one of the old Globe Master chisels that sold for $1.99/set. This thing was so badly bunged up I had to grind off about 1/4” of the end.This was no easy task, as I was trying to keep from ov...
|12-20-2014 07:41 PM||
How do You Figure out What They Want? - 35 replies
The wife has put our plastic coated, cheap 1980’s coffee table on the Face Book Swap and Shop pages we belong to.She not only doesn’t like it, she hates it and has definite ideas of what she wants. The problem is, she want’s it shorter…. it is 48”. I asked if she wanted it 30” 32” 36” 40” ...
|12-02-2014 04:02 PM||
In Answer to Those who Grump about my Shop. - 28 replies
This is for all those that grump about our “messy” workspaces.Einstein said, “If a messy desk is the sign of a messy mind, what does an empty desk show?” Messy!
|11-21-2014 08:10 PM||
How do I make home made purfling and binding? - 7 replies
On the internet it seems that you can find almost anything. Except. I have been thinking about making my own purfling and binding for my guitar build. I have searched for days to see if I can find a primer or a video of DIY, Homemade, Doityourself, and almost every variation of those topics. I have been to 6 search engines, each one ...
|11-20-2014 08:50 PM||
I am looking into making my own guitar binding and possibly purfling while I work on this guitar project.I could buy plastic, ABS, vinyl or pvc stuff, or even wooden binding, but that wouldn’t be true to the spirit I am making this guitar in.For reference, check out my blog about how and why this is being done. I would really like to be ab...
|11-11-2014 09:25 PM||
A Way to figure what you should charge. - 19 replies
While I don’t subscribe to this complete formula, it makes more sense that a lot of ways I’ve seen to charge. http://lifehacker.com/5831776/how-much-should-i-charge-for-my-freelance-services
|11-10-2014 12:27 AM||
My wife kind of likes me. - 5 replies
Yesterday she went to a yard sale and found a few wood working related items but they seemed too expensive.She settled on a pair of Disston saws, one a D-8 made in late 40’s or early 50’s and another D-7 made after 1953. They aren’t the holy grail, but they are what I look for as users. They will do a very nice job.When I am in...
|11-01-2014 06:08 PM||
DeWalt Cordless Drill, or, MyWife Loves me! - 6 replies
My wife loves me! My old 14.4v Milwaukee 1/2” drive drill is about to give out after it’s second set of batteries and nearly 15 years. I won’t mention why I had to purchase it in the first place.Yesterday, the wife went to our local True Value and got me a spankin’ new “DeWalt 18V Cordless 1/2 drive VSR 2 speed dril...
|10-03-2014 09:53 PM||
Need Help with a Nautical Flagpole Build - 10 replies
Usually I can see a design in my head before I ever try to build it. This time however, I am having a bit of a problem.I have been given permission to build a flag pole for the place we work. What I want to do is build one from laminated pieces since I don’t have any wood that is much more than 7’ long. It will have a nautical...
|09-26-2014 11:24 PM||
Alcohol in the Woodshop - 86 replies
Hey all, I don’t mean to step on any toes, Geez, I drink beer in my shop to settle any questions on that! My question is, do you use any power tools while drinking? Do you look down on people who drink in the shop? Do you even care? To make this a little more honest, I’ll give you my preferences. 1. I drink beer in the...
|09-25-2014 11:07 PM||
3/4x6 Acme Thread steel rod - 2 replies
I decided to see if I could build my own version of a vise for my work table and ordered a chunk of 3/4” by 6tpi acme threaded rod along with some nuts.The only problem is, this chunk of rod is six feet long. I will probably only use about four feet of it at most, (I have another project I want to try with a short piece also).So, if anyone...
|09-22-2014 06:54 PM||
Delta 22-580 for parts or repair. - 4 replies
I’ll post this once more before I tear it apart and use the pieces for something else. I have a Delta 22-580 13 1/2” planer that is broken.It needs a transmission, (someone shifted from low to high while it wasn’t running and stripped the gears), probably a new toothed drive sprocket and a belt.I wouldn’t be surprised ...
|09-22-2014 04:56 PM||
He's a Better Man Than I, Gunga Din! - 11 replies
|09-21-2014 08:07 PM||
I want to see someone here build this thing. - 29 replies
If I even had a ghost of a chance of living another 50 years I wouldn’t have these skills. http://themetapicture.com/this-antique-cabinet/
|07-21-2014 08:07 PM||
Well Pump for our Sprinklers. - 6 replies
We need to water about 3 acres of the property we work at.The county supplies our potable water, but to use it for that much irrigation is prohibitive. Last year we were paying $285/mo to water only about 3/4 acre.We do have 3 old wells, all have 30” cement casings, (yeah, they are old, put in nearly a hundred years ago).The water level, e...
|07-13-2014 06:19 PM||
I need Someone to Turn a Fid for me. - 8 replies
I bought a 50’ chunk of 3/4” Poly/Dacron rope today to make some tow ropes for our tractors. Mostly lifting and pulling large branches that have fallen from trees on the property. The rope is rated at 1150 lbs. load strength, 11,800 tensile strength. It will never see that much, although if the loop is done right it is useable for a ...
|07-04-2014 06:13 PM||
I have no comments on this, just something I thought was kind of cool! What You Can Do With Pencils!
|07-02-2014 12:09 AM||
Where, Oh Where to put it all! - 17 replies
A few weeks ago I was told by the new RV park owner that I could set up my shop again in the same place I had it before. I have most of the shop put back together but one problem I’ve run into is all the jigs and patterns I had made for various projects. When I was set up before the shop was not the most organized of places, but it was ...
|06-22-2014 10:54 PM||
A Milestone for me Lately! - 10 replies
Well, it has taken me over a week, given the distractions of mowing, working on upgrades to the office and a few other problems, but I got my table saw set back up! YAY Me!. 5 years ago I could have done it in a few hours. Now I do what I can, LOL. I did clean the oscilloscope and the laptop with the viruses off my assembly table. Now I am ta...