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08-10-2017 02:17 AM

Plans for a display case for pens - 0 replies

Hello all. I have several old pens that I wish to display. I was wondering if anyone made a pen display case or know where I can find plans for said case. Thanks and I appreciate any assistance.El

07-29-2015 05:42 AM

plans for farm house table - 10 replies

Does anyone have ideas of where I can obtain plans for a farm house table.

07-27-2015 04:25 PM

maintaining inventory of your lumber stock - 7 replies

Hello all, quick question. Does anyone know of an app for the computer that I can utilize for taking inventory of my lumber stock. it would be for my lumber that I have in my garage, not in a warehouse. I could use excel and make my own but I thought I would ask those in the know.Any ideas are appreciated.El

04-20-2014 03:17 PM

1/2" vs. 3/4" plywood for kitchen cabinets - 18 replies

Good morningFor years I have been using 3/4” plywood, tongue and groove, for kitchen cabinets. Recently I saw a Robert Settich video where he uses 1/2” ply for his cabinets. My question is, has anyone had problems with the 1/2” or do you recommend staying with the 3/4” .My current project is for my daughter’s small ...

01-11-2014 06:38 PM

Securing a large TV to top of cabinet - 4 replies

I have a situation: a large TV sitting in to pod a cabinet, as shown. It has a large stand but there is some worries about it falling over in an earthquake. I truly don’t have any ideas on securing it to the cabinet. The owner does not want any holes in the top of the unit.If anyone has ideas on this matter,I would appreciate your help.Th...

01-11-2014 06:25 PM

Spindle chair repair - 7 replies

A friend asked if I could repair some of his chairs that have become loose over the years. I said I would research it and see if I was in over my head.This is one of the chairs. It has eight spindles and loose seat legs. Has anyone repaired a chair like this? Any suggestions? How long, on average , would it take? I am a one man shop and any ...

01-15-2013 04:01 PM

How to measure holes for electric boxes and transfer them onto a B-board back - 12 replies

Hello and Happy New Year to all. I am about to install a bookcase with a B-Board back and it will cover two electric plugs. In the past I have had a devil of a getting the measurements right when working with drywall but if I made a mistake I could always patch. Not so now, so I don’t want to screw it up. Does anyone have some sure fire i...

06-10-2012 05:31 AM

Jointer - Planer safety guard - 5 replies

Hello all, I have a Shopmaster Jointer – Planer circa 1950. I picked it up in Minnesota several years ago, brought it home ,cleaned it up, adjusted it and it works really well. My problem as you can see by the pictures is that it doesn’t have a safety guard. I have been extremely careful but now I would like to have a guard so I don&...

08-28-2011 04:11 AM

Tap and Dies - 9 replies

Don’t know if this is the right forum but I need some help. I am going to tap some new threads in an old iron oil pump to make a table lamp. Now the tap size I am going to use is 3/8 -24 teeth. Now I am trying to determine the size of the drill bit for this hole. I have looked on the internet at the charts they have available and they stat...

08-07-2011 09:14 PM

Building a round table with an oil pump attached as a light fixture - 4 replies

I placed this question on the design forum also, but I thought I may get some more answers or ideas here. I have an old oil pump that was used in the gas stations in the 50’s & 60’s. I now want to make and end table lamp out of it setting on a round table. The only problem is I have to drill a 2” hole in the center of the table to secure the...

08-07-2011 02:31 AM

Building a round table with a table lamp built in the center of the top - 2 replies

I have an old oil pump that was used in the gas stations in the 50’s & 60’s. I now want to make and end table lamp out of it setting on a round table. The only problem is I have to drill a 2” hole in the center of the table to secure the pump. All of the plans for a nice round table,not craftsman’s table, have cross m...

10-22-2010 08:33 AM

Sharpening stones-when to use oil? - 5 replies

My father-in-law was a barber and gave me several sharpening stones he used to hone his straight razors. He has since passed but I was thinking of using these stones to sharpen my chisels. Now the only problem is how do I tell if I use water or oil on these stones. They have several years of use on them so I can’t see any markings, right n...

10-20-2010 08:58 PM

Type of wood for butcher block island - 7 replies

Hello all,I am beginning to build a kitchen island with a “butcher block” top and I was wondering if there was one particular wood you wood choose for this project and why? Also, if you have any secrets to building the top, I would appreciate the help. Thanks for the assist.El

06-30-2010 03:56 AM

Upper display cabinet - 4 replies

I am building an upper display cabinet above a wet bar. The width of the cabinet will be 75” and 27” high. It will have six doors with glass fronts and glass shelves. The question I have, is a single cabinet of this width to long to install in one piece or should I place three separate 25” cabinets together on the wall. If I do...

06-23-2010 05:57 PM

Wine racks - 4 replies

Hi all,I am trying to find information on placing a wine rack in a cabinet for a wet bar. Does anyone know of a good place that sells them or good plans on building one that is not to complicated?Thanks for the assist.El

01-29-2010 12:10 AM

Shopsmith or table saw - 29 replies

Hello gang,I am trying to decide between a fold up table saw or a shopsmith 5in1 saw for cabinet making in a two car garage, one man shop. I don’t have a drill press and I was looking at a combination disk and belt sander. I know the shopsmith has a large disk sander and a drillpress. If you have used a shopsmith for cabinets what trouble...

08-12-2009 05:46 PM

Dust collection System - 5 replies

I have a one man garage shop and currently I am using a shop vac attached to my saw and then to my router. As you all know this is not very effective. I am looking for a system that will upgrade my current system and still be affordable. Some folks have recommended the new Jet 708660-DC 500 dust collector. Any suggestions or comments would be ap...

03-14-2009 02:11 AM

Removing paint from wood project - 9 replies

I completed my mantel and surround and then painted it with water base primer and semi gloss white finish. Well the paint I used was Sherman Williams and after the first coat it wasn’t blending and left a lot of brush marks and skipping. I gave the project a light sanding and applied a second coat and again had the same problem. I called t...

02-06-2009 08:09 AM

Building a fireplace mantel and surround - 3 replies

I have never built a fireplace mantel and surround from scratch and I am now going to attempt this project. I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions for a video that would demonstrate the process of building these items. I am new to this forum but I am truly impressed by the content that I have viewed. Thanks, Elvin Miali

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