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04-29-2012 02:36 PM

What went wrong with the glue? - 4 replies

Hi all, I keep attempting to make a beer mug and on my second attempt I got it completely turned and finished with beeswax. I then try the water test over night for 10 hrs just to make sure that it would hold. When I checked on it, this morning, I discovered I had created a modern art sculpture. 2 of the joints seemed to have catastrophical...

01-11-2012 03:30 AM

Moving to another city - 19 replies

So I just got a job offer and it is in another city. I am most likely going to take the job, but here is the question: What is the best way to move my power tools? Before anyone asks, no not yours, can’t have them, they’re mine! ;) Any ideas? Thanks, Mike

12-31-2011 10:49 PM

Craftsman Professional 10 in. Contractor Saw (Sears#21833) Question - 28 replies

So I have a great chance of getting a Craftsman Professional 10 in. Contractor Saw (Sears#21833) for a really good price. The saw is new too. I was wondering if this was a good buy or should I pass on the deal for the Ridgid or Porter Cable version? Has anyone used the Craftsman? Is the quality good? Thanks! Mike

11-26-2011 10:48 AM

And you think you can make a pourch swing... - 1 reply

Ok this is just impressive: By the way, I also like the website address for this article

11-09-2011 03:00 AM

To buy or not to buy this table saw - 32 replies

So I found a used table saw and I want your input on if I should buy it or not. The saw is only $400 and doesn’t come with the out feed table mobile base or any blades. I have no issue with that either since I have blades already. The saw is from 2007 and it is the Grizzly G1023 SLX. Should I buy this or wait for something else to beco...

10-24-2011 06:31 AM

table saw prices - 8 replies

Hi all: Lately I have been really looking into purchasing an upgrade to my current table saw. I have been looking at saws for a number of years and am wondering if it is just me or have saws gone up in price? I took a look at some old Grizzly catalogs and compared it to the website. In the old catalog, there were a few saws under $600, but...

09-27-2011 05:21 AM

Another one Bites the Dust... - 7 replies

So I have an interesting and funny predicament that I am in. For the third time in as many years, I am having a company close from under me or downsize. In another month or two I will be out of a job again. The first company I worked as a Mechanical Engineer and they downsized and I lost my job. The next job I worked in a call center for a m...

09-18-2011 06:54 AM

Cheap and easy Dust Collector Piping - 7 replies

So I was looking a while ago at the 4” pipe for dust collectors and I really didn’t want to spend an arm and a leg since I am renting the house my shop is in. I was looking for something that I could get that would do the job, but also not be a problem to replace if I moved. After looking around at Grizzly, HF, and tons of websites...

08-19-2011 06:09 AM

Plywood Question - 11 replies

I am thinking of making something from plywood and wanted to see if anyone has tried to joint the edge of a plywood board. Is this even worth the effort or is it going to shatter? Thanks, Mike

08-04-2011 06:53 AM

What does Handmade mean to you? - 208 replies

Hi all, I am going to open a monster can of worms with this question. What does handmade mean to you? The reason I ask is that many websites where you can sell items have different classifications as to what handmade means. For instance, one site says that a laser cut wooden object is not handmade when a second site states that it is. I...

05-14-2011 06:05 AM

electric in the shop - 4 replies

So I think that we have all run out of plugs in the woodshop or just needed to add a circuit breaker. I ran into this myself, but here is my deal, I rent! So I can run allot of extension cords and cause major no nos in electrical safety, second ask the land lord to pay for the electrician to come in and install boxes and a breaker and charge t...

04-03-2011 01:38 AM

Woodshop Classes for Kids! - 0 replies

Here is a great video of some young kids learning woodworking. Some of them really know how to use the tools allot better than I do since they are using hand tools. Check it out (link)!

02-12-2011 06:07 PM

Grizzly H8259 10" x 18" lathe problem - 0 replies

So I have had the Grizzly H8259 10” x 18” lathe for a little over 2 years and the bearings just started to click. I called Grizzly and they sent me a new set. The problem that I am running into is that I can’t seem to remove the front bearing off of the headstock spindle. I have already disassembled the headstock, removed th...

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