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05-03-2010 04:16 PM

Drill Chargers Zapped by Power Surge - 9 replies

Last year I bought two Milwaukee drills: the 2601-22 18V Li-ion Compact Drill Kit and the Milwaukee 2401-22 12V Li-ion Sub-Compact Driver Kit. They take a different type of battery which involves two different chargers.Last January we had some serious power surge problems (a squirrel had chewed through the insulation of the lead into the house)...

10-19-2009 02:14 AM

Geometry Problem - 8 replies

I’m building a wine cellar with a wall of four built in units, the top one being a 7 foot wide x 10 inch high (external dimensions) horizontal cabinet. I want to insert diagonal “shelves” using 1×4 half inch oak boards to create a visually pleasing row of individual bottles above the main units. I want to make the diag...

10-19-2009 01:53 AM

How to Fasten facing trim to cabinets - 17 replies

I’ve built three tall cabinets, to be used as wine bins in a cellar, out of 3/4 inch oak ply. I have ripped 1×4 inch solid oak lumber 1 1/4 inches wide for the face trim. I’m planning to attach them now that the cabinets are bolted together and in place. Because the cabinets are not accessible from the back or sides now that ...

10-18-2009 04:22 PM

Binding when ripping on Table Saw - 7 replies

I’m ripping some 1 1/4” red oak (1×4) on a Powermatic 64a with a new expensive blade made for the purpose. (LM74R010 10-Inch 30 Tooth TCG Glue Line Ripping Saw). This is not a thin kerf blade.My blade is aligned with the miter slot.My fence is aligned with the miter slot, just slightly out at the back. The wood is binding w...

09-13-2009 12:55 AM

Pocket Hole Plugs won't go in holes - 9 replies

I have a few exposed pocket holes on some red oak 3/4 inch ply I had planned on hiding with some oak pocket hole plugs. I’m using the Kreg Master jig and the Kreg plugs. I can’t get them into the hole and I don’t see any easy way to hammer them in without breaking off the thin tip. What is the secret here? Is there any ki...

08-31-2009 02:27 AM

Advice on Edge Banding 3/4" ply, and squaring cabinet. - 8 replies

I’m building wine bins with diagonal shelves. It will consist of two cases 6’ high, 2 feet wide, with horizontal shelves between the two sets of bins. All is made out of 3/4” red oak ply. I want to put a solid oak banding about 1/4 inch thick on the edges of the ply. I’m a novice wood worker and am trying to learn tec...

08-24-2009 08:37 PM

Wipe on poly vs brush on? Query - 10 replies

I’m about to finish a large amount of cabinets and wine bins all in red oak. This is about 22 linear feet of cabinets (face side only) and wine bins, storage shelving (shelves and back), all of it 7 feet high! Lots of stain and finish in other words. I want to stain to darken and then apply clear finish. First, any advice on the mos...

08-18-2009 04:03 AM

Beveled Cross Cuts on 12" ply - 6 replies

I’m building a basement wine cellar with a stack of bins with diagonal “X”s inside two upright cabinet. You see them in restaurants with lots of the same kind of wine in each triangular bin. I have a table saw with a cross cut sled, which I just put together. I’ve used it for crosscutting all the upright and shelf comp...

08-14-2009 12:47 PM

Getting metal miter guides to slide smoothly on cross cut sled - 5 replies

I’m building a cross cut sled and bought 2 metal miter runners to attach to the MDF base. I’m having trouble getting the assembled sled to glide smoothly. I put the runners in the miter grooves, placed the base on top, pulled all pieces back over the edge of the TS base, drilled and set wood screws into the holes from the bottom....

08-06-2009 10:25 PM

Handrail problem - 13 replies

Gentlemen: I’m guessing someone out there can help me with this. I hope I’m not on the wrong forum for this question. I recently put together an 11+ foot long red oak handrail, with end pieces that are called starting easing (at the bottom of the stair) and overhand easing at the top. You can see what I’m talking about here:...

07-30-2009 01:46 AM

How does one learn Sketchup? - 29 replies

I usually fairly adept at learning new software but I cannot seem to get started with Sketchup. How did some of you get a handle on this when you were starting. Is there an article I can read, a good video tutorial I can use, or a dvid I might buy that you know to be useful that can get me up and running. Sketchup appears to be a marvelous ...

07-22-2008 06:12 AM

Do you advise buying plywood at Lowes? - 31 replies

I’m a new woodworker and I’m planning wine racks for a basement installation. The racks will be seven feet high and one will be four feet across, andother seven feet across, all about 13 inches deep and backed with plywood. I’m thinking I’ll use 3/4 in plywood for most of this project. It will be a lot of wood in the e...


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