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03-29-2015 10:07 PM

Wife told me to post this on all my forums. - 0 replies

I know this isn’t usually a Workamper or RV site, but she thought a few of the memebers would like a free site to park in for the summer or even longer. Since I am no longer able to keep up with most of the work around here, the owner has given us permission to bring in Workampers.We are 35 miles from Bryan/College Station, about 60 mil...

03-27-2015 04:52 PM

The Originator of the Cigar Box Guitar - 7 replies

I got interested in cigar box guitars that a lot of people are building, not because I want to build one, but because I really get into the history of different instruments. From what I can find, and what I am told, this feller is the originator of the cigar box guitar. I’ll let the website link tell you more about it. One thing I...

03-19-2015 04:32 PM

If Only it Were This Easy! - 7 replies

See if you can do it in 4 minutes, 31 seconds! Table Build

03-15-2015 06:55 PM

Delta Airlines gained my respect. - 14 replies

I sit here with tears in my eyes, trying not to show it to the people around me, but you Vets will understand.

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 need some ideas for Guitar Bindings and possibly Purfling. - 1 reply

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.

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.

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...

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