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|432 days ago||
Wood Glue - 10 replies
For years I used Elmers carpenters glue or hide glue.Later I used Titebond, TB II and TB III.Now days I use Gorilla Wood Glue for almost everything when joining chunks of cellulose together. Lately I’ve been wanting to get into some veneering and have looked into vacuum gluing with a catalyst glue. I have a nice vacuum compressor tha...
|441 days ago||
HF Drill Master #68341 Questions.. - 11 replies
I am going in to town tomorrow and one of our stops will be at Harbor freight. I’ve been needing a new router because my little Craftsman 1.5 HP is struggling with some of what I’ve been putting it through. It also only has a 1/4” collet which is actually too small at times. I’ve been looking at the Harbor Freight D...
|443 days ago||
The other day I had to take some dead branches off one of our sycamore trees that were dead or dieing and threatening us as we walked under themThis is some of the wood I saved from the burning pile: Then we had a limb come down on one of our outbuildings from an old Live Oak and I saved these: It’s not a lot of lumber and some will ...
|445 days ago||
4 Piece Gear Wrench Set - 2 replies
True Value Hardware has in the local Ad paper this month a 4 piece gear wrench set in either standard (for our BT3XXX’s) or metric (For all the guys that don’t have a BT3XXX). Standard SAE is 3/8” to 9/16”. Sorry, I didn’t check the metric sizes. Priced at $9.97 http://www.truevalue.com/ensemble/Ba...sc/272...
|455 days ago||
The effect of Sodium Hydroxide on Tungsten Carbide - 26 replies
Big Words. I keep seeing posts to the effect that Sodium Hydroxide (Lye or Oven Cleaner) will degrade Tungsten Carbide cutters. Usually on saw blades, but we could extend this to anything made with tungsten carbide. This would include most of the carbide tipped band saw blades, drills or moulding and router cutter heads. My question is thi...
|466 days ago||
Met a Local LJ and Acquired a new Planer - 20 replies
This morning a wonderful thing happened…The wife and I got up and drove over to Temple, TX to meet with a local LJ'er that I met here on LJ’s.Todd and his wife, were very gracious and even though it was cold showed us around the well equipped shop. I have to say, Todd is made of tuff stuff…. he stood out in the wind, (at home w...
|478 days ago||
Question about DIY Drum Sanders - 5 replies
I have been watching the various threads on homemade drum sanders and have been seriously considering building one for myself. It seems that some people use a lathe to turn layers of plywood (I think), to make the drum. My problem is that I don’t have a lathe and my ability to cut repeatable circles diminishes after about 2. Even whe...
|488 days ago||
I have used a lot of methods of temporarily attaching two chunks of wood to each other.I tried using Hot Glue, but it was a pain to heat up the gun, get the glue on and wait for it to get solid while I held the pieces where I wanted them. I have also duct taped large batches of wood together to lop them off in a chop saw. Now I use double ...
|493 days ago||
Looking for Delta 22-580 Gear Box - 0 replies
I was given a Delta 22-580 planer awhile back and the reason was that the driven pulley for the belt was cracked and had ruined the belt. I replaced the belt and the pulley and fired the thing up. It ran but the feed rollers weren’t moving.When I took the side off I found that the gears had stripped out in the gear box, probably from being...
|494 days ago||
Need Some Advice About Modeling - 5 replies
My wife, after ?? years (she turned that age on January o1), told me that she has never had, but always wished for a doll house.Not just any doll house, but one built like a 2 storey log cabin. So, long story short, I have been building her one. It’s not overly large, only about 24×24 inches with a gambrel roof, double loft upstair...
|495 days ago||
Warning!!! Dangers of Chisel Planes! - 2 replies
OK, so it’s not that big a deal. I’ve been watching the threads on making chisel planes and thought, (in a faintly lucid moment), that I could make one too. So I did. Then while putting it together and adjusting the iron, the mallet slipped, hit the wedge and the iron slipped out sideways. That was bad enough, but then...
|504 days ago||
Everything I know about Table saws.... - 9 replies
I learned from Red Green.
|509 days ago||
ZCI for Cheap Table Saw - 2 replies
I keep reading here and there that you can’t make a ZCI for a cheap benchtop table saw. I guess I forgot to read about that when I was stuck with my little Ryobi BTS 10 ($99 on sale at the BORG). It was a valiant little saw and tried to keep up, it really did, but after a bout a thousand board feet of Osage Orange being run through i...
|509 days ago||
Harbore Freight Coupon Here - 0 replies
Here is a Harbor Freight 25% off coupon good for tomorrow 01-01-12 Print it and go.One coupon per customer per visit per day.. print more and take the family with you. http://widgets.harborfreight.com/wswidgets/common/displayCoupon.do?week=5211&campaign=b&page=nydcoupon.html&single=true&cust=78079904881&keycode=1003
|514 days ago||
Spare No Expense! - 18 replies
My wife told me, “Spare no expense on my Christmas gift!” So I didn’t…... Now she acts like she’s really P.O.’ed at me for some reason. Women, I’ll never figure them out.
|518 days ago||
This has been on eBay for months….. any idea why the poor seller hasn’t been able to unloa, umm, I mean sell it yet? Such a Deal!
|520 days ago||
Yule Logs, or, My Wife Loves Me! - 4 replies
I got my Christmas presents today.A pair of cedar logs, 8’ long and 18” at the butt, 15” at the tip. They’ve been laying outdoors for about a year and a half, and there are a few bug bites in them, but I have to say….. My wife loves me and understands me!. (of course, we all know she’ll be wanting s...
|521 days ago||
Christmas Presents are Done! Now the Aftermath - 5 replies
For the last few weeks I’ve been working in the shop between 6 and 8 hours per day, over and above taking care of my job here at the old campground.This is what it looks like now that all the Christmas gifts are made. Another angle and another and finally the employee: She had a rough time, what with chasing the cords and the wood sh...
|523 days ago||
Need Help! Cheese Press - 32 replies
Many years ago I dabbled at cheese making. Now that I’m mostly re-tarred, I’d like to get back into it. I have almost all the equipment I need, but really don’t want to use the standard coffee can or PVC pipe home made cheese press. I also find that the store bought presses are far beyond my means and besides, aren’t made...
|531 days ago||
Another Metal Use Question for cr1 or anyone else - 10 replies
I started to post this on the tool steel thread, but thought it might do better here and not drift the other topic off into the wild blue yonder. cr1, If I may digress from the subject of steel for a moment…. I would like to you or whoever is knowledgeable to discuss aluminum and aluminum repair.More precisely, let me start this by sayi...