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2 days ago

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.

19 days ago

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 ...

55 days ago

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...

75 days ago

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.

90 days ago

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...

91 days ago

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.

122 days ago

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...

157 days ago

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...

259 days ago

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...

340 days ago

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...

428 days ago

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!

505 days ago

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...

520 days ago

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.

520 days ago

Liability for building lamps, etc. - 8 replies

I have always wanted to build small decor lamps but an wondering about the liability involved. I have a lot of experience in electrical applainces and lighting so I feel OK there. I’m concerned about how someone might do something that would create a dnagerous situation. Thanks in advance.

574 days ago

Sled for feeding boards into planer? - 11 replies

Need some advice. I have a number of pecan boards of varying sizes. I think I first want to plant to thickness first. I had read somewhere that you can make a “sled” to carry the boards through the planer. The “sled” would be a certain needed width, length, and another board on the back to keep the board from sliding ...

591 days ago

Time for charging batteries - 15 replies

OK, I’m tired of getting the cordless drill out and find the batteries are shot! I’m going to splurge and get a lamp timer and plug in the charger. What do you recommend for a daily shot of electricity per day? I have two batteries.

594 days ago

Planing for a table top - 4 replies

I bought a DeWalt planer several months ago and need to start planing some pecan wood for a table top for SWMBO. Some of the boards are a bit over one inch thick so I’ll have to make a bunch of light passes to get it to thickness. What thickness should I have for a table top? Our old table is 7/8 in. thick. Top will be about 40X72 and ...

605 days ago

Tablesaw liability lawsuit - 6 replies

Thought this might be of interest to the forum. http://www.woodmagazine.com/blogs/woodworking-blog/2012/08/14/jury-sides-with-ryobi-in-tablesaw-liability-lawsuit/

673 days ago

Firearms security - 2 replies

I have moved this from the Projects forum at the suggestion of woodrookieII. I have seen a number of outstanding cabinets design for firearm storage but wood just isn’t strong enough or secure enough. I just don’t want anyone to go through what I experienced- the loss of twelve guns in March, 1970. Three were my grandfather’s and were ir...

785 days ago

Stanley planes - 7 replies

The Mrs. and I were out today, enjoying the good weather. We went to a bookstore and the antique mall next door. Eureka! Three shelves at one display had planes! There were Stanley 9N planes from $35 to $50. Others were smaller Stanley and Mill Creek/River? and were priced from $18-25. Most of the planes would only need a good cleaning and ...

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