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08-05-2014 08:22 PM

New Woodcraft store in Chattanooga, TN - 3 replies

I got an email that a new WC store will be opening in about a month in Chattanooga, TN. The fellow who will be the manager is a top-notch guy and great wood turner. Looking forward to spending some $$$ there.

07-04-2014 01:16 PM

Ryobi Lithium batteries on sale - 2 replies

I recently purchased a Ryobi dual power grass trimmer- 18V and corded. Works great- better if it was in someone else’s hands. :D Down to business- I saw on the Home Depot website that they had Lithium batteries in a two pack for 99.00 while supplies last. About half the regular price of one. It was pointed out in another thread that th...

06-27-2014 03:28 PM

What is this crud? - 27 replies

I posted a few minutes ago and had one word with a double underline. I edited and it changed to regular text. I was looking at another thread and, for curiosity, clicked on a double underlined word. I got a #$%^& advertisement! What is this noise??

05-18-2014 10:18 PM

Good drill bits? - 15 replies

We have a HF store and a Northern Tool store in Chattanooga. I just got some coupons for NT and have some for HF. I’m needing a good quality drill bit set. Both stores have titanium bits plus NT has cobalt bits. I don’t get into exotic metals, just mild steel and aluminum. I have small set of brad point bits but would also like ...

05-17-2014 04:32 PM

Size of plywood needed? - 2 replies

I have two cabinet fronts that I want to finish into a storage unit for our kitchen. The slots on the back of the frame measure 14mm. or 0.551 in. or 35/64 in. I don’t find any plywood at Lowe’s that fits that dimension. Do I need to find a cabinet shop to get this odd size? Your help and/or suggestions are appreciated.

05-14-2014 10:05 AM

HF nailer/staper advice - 2 replies

I have a HF # 93749 stapler/nailer. The manual says Arrow T50 staples will work and nails are only listed as 9/16. Does anyone know if nails and staples made by another company will work in it? I have HD, Lowes, Ace Hardware in town. Thanks.

04-23-2014 02:16 PM

Solving electrical problems - 2 replies

I have noticed a number of threads where power tools exhibit power problems. In order to find out where the problem is, invest in a good multi-meter. Hardware stores and the big box stores have them in all price ranges.I bought my first one 40 years ago. It went kapooey and now I’m on my second one. Several years ago, I had to replace ...

04-18-2014 05:39 PM

Tutorial on making sculptured boxes - 2 replies

I have seen some real nice sculptured boxes and would like to know how to get the high and low places so precise. Thanks in advance. I checked youtube but got a conglomeration of things with boxes but not what I want.

04-01-2014 07:08 PM

Planing rough cut pecan boards - 13 replies

I have a number of pecan boards that I got a while back. I’m wanting to start on building a dining room table for SWMBO. The boards are various thicknesses, lengths and widths. I plan on making a sled for the planer (Dewalt 734) to cut down on snipe. I don’t have a bandsaw to resaw the thicker boards; have a tablesaw, though, if ...

02-24-2014 08:56 PM

Cutting a laminate countertop - 6 replies

I bought a vanity and top from a box store. I kept looking at the box and decided to measure the vanity and compare with the one in the bathroom. Yes…...I should have done this in the first place. The vanity in the bathroom is still in good shape but smaller front-to-back that the new one. I have some leftover countertop pieces from th...

02-04-2014 11:13 PM

Firears storage - 0 replies

I have talked about this in the past. There was a note in our local paper tonight about a burglary in the eastern part of the county. Thieves got $4,000 in handguns and long guns. The article went on to say that the firearms were stored in a closet. Chances are they will never see them again.

01-21-2014 01:32 AM

Firearms security and woodworking - 9 replies

My apologies to the forum members for my past posts regarding this subject. You might have noticed that this is an important issue to me. I lost several firearms that were my grandfather’s and are gone forever. I don’t want others to go through what I went through in 1970. I suggest that everyone that has firearms in their home t...

01-19-2014 07:45 PM

trouble with the website - 55 replies

I can’t use the back arrow to back up to a previous screen. Plus, I can’t look at individual pictures when I click on Zoom Pictures. I can get one picture but I don’t have the Next or Previous button.

12-19-2013 10:59 AM

Drilling long dowel pieces - 13 replies

I am making a toilet paper “tree” for my daughter. They don’t have a TP holder in their half-bath as they don’t want to put holes in the wall. My project will be a square base and a 22 inch piece of 1-1/4 in. dowel for the stand. The paper will be held in place by dowels through or into the dowel. How can I accurately...

11-14-2013 11:04 AM

Removing poly or varnish - 3 replies

These are some oak school chairs and have either a poly finish or varnish. They aren’t that old so I’‘m thinking a poly finish. My wife sanded on of the chairs but that didn’t get all the finish off.I have some citrus stripper, but it is hard to ventilate the garage/shop this time of year. Any suggestions for a DIY stripper that doesn’t have the...

08-04-2013 11:02 PM

Warped MDF - 8 replies

I have three pieces of countertop that were sink cut-outs. I got them out today to make a router table plus a couple of other things. I have had them for a while and notice that there is a slight bow in them- looking from the laminate side, they are concave. Is there any way to flatten them or do I need to scrap them? Thanks. Hopefully, I c...

05-15-2013 10:09 AM

Read the instructions - 5 replies

My son is building what would be described as a trundle bed. He came by to use the chop saw and table saw. The TS is a Ryobi that has the sliding panel and the adjustable fence for angle cutting. We were cutting the boards on the TS and couldn’t get a 90 deg. angle. The fence kept slipping! While fiddling with the panel, I noticed a s...

02-16-2013 11:58 PM

Back button won't work - 4 replies

If I click on the back button to go from a specific thread, nothing happens. I have never had this trouble before. I don’t have the problem on other websites. Did I hit a wrong button by accident? Help!

12-01-2012 12:14 PM

Bench grinder won't work - 7 replies

My neighbor gave me a bench grinder/belt sander combo a while back. It is from Northern Tool and is no longer offered, according to their website. My problem- the motor hums but doesn’t start up. Even if I manually turn the wheel (carefully), it doesn’t start up. Any suggestions? Hopefully, it is something simple. Thanks to all...

11-16-2012 10:09 PM

Turning plywood - 3 replies

I did a search on the LJ site and found a number of great turnings using plywood. What type or what grade of plywood should I get? Also saw one on turning OSB. Thanks.

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