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09-01-2013 05:24 PM

Shed of Doom - 4 replies

My husband came across Build to Fail, Fail to Build the BC Sports Bikes site a while ago. It’s about a landlord’s unusual construction of a shed. I check back every couple of months to see if it’s still standing (as of yesterday it is). The descriptions are hilarious but if you’re sensitive (it gets very rude and other un...

03-17-2013 10:51 PM

Is there a law of screws? - 25 replies

How do you choose a screw size? I had a 1×2 (whatever that really is) that I needed to attach to a 1” piece of plywood. There’s no load on anything (it’s for a weaving thing). What I chose was a 10 1 1/4 screw that was in a bin in the garage (I already was at the home despot earlier today and didn’t want to make ano...

02-09-2013 11:13 AM

Toronto: Make Your Own Pickin' Stick Seminar - 1 reply

Lee Valley has a seminar on Thursday, March 28 and Saturday, March 30 at the Toronto East store. There are only three people signed up and probably will be cancelled unless more people register. The pickin stick is similar to rdwile’s Bubinga Firewood Strumstick (actually this is the reason I signed up). Jennifer Hart is a great instructor...

11-10-2012 04:29 PM

Stranded Bamboo Shop Floor - 19 replies

I want to use bamboo in my shop with a “QuietWalk” underlayment. Does anyone know how this works with the heavy shop tools? The guy in the store showed us how hard the stranded stuff is but I’d like to know how 200+ pounds of equipment will affect it. Does anyone have any ideas?

08-25-2012 11:13 PM

Sun Fade Prevention - 14 replies

I have a beautiful piece of Verawood that’s a lovely green colour. How do I prevent it from fading to brown? One side has already changed color. I’d like to use it as a cutting board for cheese and I have another piece that I can use for a cheese plane and maybe enough for a knife handle. Any suggestions would be very much appreci...

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