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|07-11-2015 11:31 PM||
My minor gloat for the week - 7 replies
We had to drive to town today and happened to pass a yard sale that looked interesting at 70+mph.I got the wife to stop and turn around so we could look. The feller is an 85 year old general contractor and is finally giving up that part of his life.He now runs a garden nursery a few fancy cattle and some beautiful quarter horses. Lot’...
|07-06-2015 07:08 PM||
New Carb from China for a Stihl - 2 replies
I have an old, as in antique Stihl FS-80 weed eater. It has had probably 4 Genuine Stihl, (Zama) carbs on it in about 10 years. I drain gas after every use and run the engine until it dies so there is nothing to harden or plug the innards of the carb. Each time I replace a carb it is about $30, until this last time.I replaced last time in 201...
|06-20-2015 08:25 PM||
Tomorrow is Fathers Day - 4 replies
Tomorrow is Father’s Day and I posted to my kids that I don’t need new skivvies, a tie or socks, but, an addition to my Paypal account would be good! (Wanna bet it works)?
|06-05-2015 07:43 PM||
OK, I give up. The weekend of June 19-20, we are going to have a yard sale. My floor standing wood working tools are gonna go. That includes the Ryobi BT3100 table saw with installed 2HP router table, Craftsman 12” band saw with some extra resaw blades, craftsman 12” planer, HF benchtop drill press, various well made antique Stanley ...
|05-25-2015 08:26 PM||
There are more heroes and heroines that many never consider.Those are the sisters, mothers, girlfriends, wives, cousins, aunts, and just generally ladies who care. The ones who have lost a loved one because of the strife around the world deserve the same recognition. Throughout history the (men and) women have been there to support, succor...
|04-01-2015 05:54 PM||
A true 45° angle with a Table saw. - 4 replies
Between the other things I have to do for spring cleanup around our little piece of heaven, I have been tasked to make some sliding, louvered doors to cover an 8 gang switch plate and a breaker box cover. The reason being, the Powers That Be, (from here on out referred to as the PTB’s), decided they wanted the stuff covered because it look...
|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. http://arr.sfglobe.com/2015/03/13/delta-airlines-baggage-handlers-honor-fallen-soldier-and-his-dog
|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? - 14 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...