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05-19-2017 09:09 PM

DOG HOUSE questions - 11 replies

Hey all…I am in the midst of building a dog house for my three critters. My floor is 48” deep and 72” wide. I’d like to make the front 40” and have the back slope around 35 or 36”. I would like to confirm what my angle is going to be, AND make sure I am measuring the back studs correctly. Am I measuring to...

02-14-2016 12:07 PM

Saw blade questions... - 13 replies

Hey all. Looking for some tidbits on saw blades. I have the dewalt 12” sliding miter chop saw, and it still has the original blade it came with, on it. If I go slow, or put wood behind or under, I get a pretty respectable cut on the 1X wood. I’d like to get another blade, a good one, that will give me better results for trim or t...

09-18-2015 07:52 PM

Grizzly storage - 10 replies

hey all. I will soon be putting my brand new Grizzly table saw away, and want to make sure I do it correctly. I’ll be storing it in my barn. Its not heated and there are no animals in side. the floors are old cement, which are covered with straw for when the little birds get in through the broken panes of glass or cracks. Although its ...

07-19-2015 11:45 AM

Chicken Coop door and hinge questions.... - 41 replies

Hey all. Not sure where to put this, so for now…its here. I need to build 2 doors for my coop. One man door and one to go into the henhouse. I am going to do them using 2×4’s and want them to be simple..BUT, i seem to not be getting anywhere, as I am stressing about hinge placement and spacing.I don’t know how much spac...

06-14-2015 08:23 PM

Opinions on table saws.. - 58 replies

Hey all…I’m looking to get a table saw and am wanting some opinions on the better ones out there. Tons of name brands, and each have their hi lights…but from your experience…which one is going to be solid right from the start. Most of my tools are Dewalt, but I am not name brand loyal….yet. I seen a Bosch (model 4...

05-26-2015 02:39 PM

Angle cut question - 20 replies

Hey all. I’m going to build a chicken coop. The plans are not cut in stone. The angle I’m trying to figure out is for the roof. The upright 2×4’s will be placed inside a 2×6 frame that will sit on 4×4 frame. the 2×6’s will be sitting on the edge, and the 2×4 will sit flat side to the flat side...

05-03-2013 01:35 PM

Tabletop dilemma.. - 7 replies

Well, here are the two benches and the table top base is also painted, but sits in my living room with no top on it. The top of the table was “supposed” to be done like the benches. My intentions were to pocket hole it together then to the table apron. Upon further discussion, I’ve discovered I shouldn’t be working wi...

04-25-2013 07:50 PM

Looking for help squaring up a project - 22 replies

I am building two benches and a table, and trying to figure out how to square them up has me scratching my head. Since the apron of the table is not flush with the outside of the 4×4’s, I am not sure how to do it. I don’t have an extra set of hands at the moment and am not patient enough for hubby to get home, so would like to ...

04-24-2013 12:17 PM

Setting the wood stop for repeat cuts - 11 replies

Do you all have a good way to set the wood stopping block for repeat cuts. I probably did it the hard way, but I’m hoping you all can change that. I measured my first board, drew my line, then set the board stop to the line. I had to readjust a few times, as when I’d tighten it, it changed a little, I kept the blade touching the o...

04-22-2013 02:04 PM

Picking lumber for projects - 19 replies

I would like to make one of those farmhouse tables for my deck. (by Ana White) I went to Menards and grabbed what I needed, but it had just snowed, and all the 8 footers are located outside. I did pick through the pile pretty good, but there was no getting away from the wet, frozen wood.I brought it home and its sitting in my basement to dry o...

04-22-2013 07:20 AM

Dewalt - 16 replies

Hey all. I’m new here, so bear with me and all the questions I’m getting ready to pop out. I have some tools, but now I need to learn about them before I begin.I have a brand new, but slightly older model of a Dewalt chop saw (DW708) and the miter stand (DW723). I have just taken the miter stand out of the box, and would like to se...

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