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1905 days ago

Workshop / Garage - Who has one? - 19 replies

If you’re like me, then you’re pretty good (or not real good) at making the best use of available space. I’ve just finished my workshop / garage and I’m working through getting things organized and determining where things like floor tools and storage will be. I just purchased a domain to blog the things I’ve do...

1912 days ago

Wanted to Trade - 4 replies

I’m in the process of learning to use my CNC router. Was wonderi g if any fellow LJ’s might need something milled. This would let me make stuff that is actually useful and maybe helps fellow Jock. I have enough lumber to cut prototypes but anything exotic or special, and you would need to supply the wood. I was thinking about hand...

1924 days ago

Card Scrapers - 22 replies

Hi guys. I just received my Garret Hack “Hand Plane” book and I’m thoroughly enjoying “the read”. I am particularly intrigued by the section of the book on scrapers. That brings me to this question. I apologize if it’s been hashed and re-hashed here. I did a search and found lots of articles on techniq...

1927 days ago

Another Electrical Question - 16 replies

I’ve got my new subpanel installed (see my blog). I’ve got the inspector coming over this week to finalize everything. I’m just now starting to plan all of my surface mounted conduit. I have a whole lot of 12/3 wire with ground. Here is my question. Do I need to run a ground wire for all my outlets back to the subpan...

1939 days ago

Bought My First Hand Plane! - 20 replies

I might be crazy but I just outbid some guys on this. Picked it up for $21.00. Please tell me I didn’t screw up. I sniped it in the last 10 seconds of the auction. 2 other bidders were trying to pounce with lowball bids but I had set my minimum high enough to get it with only one bid. I figure if its junk, I can still get value from i...

1940 days ago

Keep Me From Burning Down My Shop - HaHa - 35 replies

Ok, here is what I have going on. I am putting electrical outlets back into my shop after the drywall and insulation was installed. I found out there were two 20 amp breakers for my shop. After investigating: 1. I see there is a single 12/3 with ground (black, red, white, green) running to the shop. (Two hots, neutral, ground) right?2....

1942 days ago

Fishing Electric Wiring - 21 replies

This is my last ‘please help’ post for the day, I promise! lol I am in the middle of renovating the shop (yeah, yeah, I say it in every post) and I am going to start making preparations for the new wiring in there. I’m surface mounting all of my outlets in rigid conduit for the convenience or adding, removing, or relocati...

1942 days ago

Lumber Storage - Calling all LJ's! - 11 replies

I am working to finish my garage/shop conversion and I have all this dead space above my garage door. The area I have to work with is probably 18 inches high and approximately 15X8 feet. What I need is some good proven suggestions for suspending a rack from the ceiling. Above the drywall are 2X4 studs on 24 inch centers. They run from left ...

1952 days ago

Let's Educate Matt on Hand Tools - 29 replies

Hi guys, I’ve been a ‘powered’ woodworker, off and on, for quite a while. I am, by no means, as good as most of the folks on LJ. However, I’ve been reading and reading on hand tools. I am thinking I would like to get a collection started in the next few months. Nothing serious. Just adding a piece here and ther...

1968 days ago

Crown Molding with a Router - 11 replies

This is my first forum post. I am currently working on a project for the wife which involves crown molding. This is my first time purchasing crown molding and I have successfully mitered it for the boxes I made. That’s not my question! haha. First, crown molding is very expensive. I see that several router bit manufacturers make ...


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