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|06-08-2014 11:16 PM||
Raised Platform for Routing - 0 replies
Just another lazy Sunday afternoon in the South. :-) I had a couple of pieces of 1/2 inch plywood laminated with Formica that I needed to trim. So, after looking at my mobile workstation, I decided to make a raised platform for it. I needed it to be raised so the 1 inch flush trim bit would clear the worktable. Not much engineering on this...
|06-08-2014 01:05 AM||
Bondo! - 20 replies
Well, there I was, using my router to make a template so I could rout the recess for my new router plate. I let it get away from me in one corner and messed it up. Three perfect corners and one bad one. :-( Recently, I had purchased a can of Bondo All Purpose Putty so this was a good opportunity to test it out. I am not a paint and body guy s...
|06-05-2014 09:26 PM||
Our little helper - 10 replies
Our grandaughter came to visit today. She wanted to help grandpaw, so we had her stain some maple , birch and poplar samples. Love this kid. She is pretty fast with the wiping rag. :-)
|06-04-2014 03:19 AM||
Bessey clamps marked down at Lowe's - 8 replies
Probably been mentioned before but I saw what I believe is all of the Bessey clamps are marked down. Example the 50 inch K Body was $26. Only one left and it was stripped of extras that normally come with it. I bought a pair of 24 inch F Style Tradesman clamps for $16 ea. I think they were $25 regular price.1/2 inch pipe clamps – $8.30 ea.
|05-07-2014 12:06 AM||
Shop Made Cabinet Jack - 5 replies
To help with the installation of some upper wall cabinets, I made a pair of cabinet jacks. Thanks MobilePaul for the suggestion. As you can see, they worked great. The cabinets were 36×42 made with 3/4 inch maple plywood and 1/2 inch maple backs. The jack looks a little flimsy just sitting there but when you put some weight on it, all i...
|04-17-2014 03:25 AM||
DIY Stop Block - 6 replies
I got myself in a bind today while cutting some boards to length. I had four to cut but they were longer than the Kreg Precision Trak I use on the miter saw station. So, I recycled the adjustable extension stop block I had used previously on my table saw cross cut sled. To make it useable, I added a piece that attaches to the track with a ...
|04-07-2014 06:23 PM||
Any hot rodders out there? - 13 replies
I had a chance to attend the Lone Star Round Up in Austin this past weekend. It was my first time to go to a big car show. All I can say is wow! Lots of people and many, many cars. Here is a link to a slideshow of the 160 pics I took. Now you can go to the car show and see it as I did! :-)And that was only part of the cars on display. Hope...
|04-04-2014 05:35 PM||
Question about sanding station - 14 replies
I hop to build a sanding station some time in the near future. It should be fairly simple with a 4 inch connection for my dust collector. I think it will be portable so I can clamp it to a work bench, then remove it later when it is not needed. For the work surface, I will either drill a bunch of holes or use pegboard and enlarge part of them...
|04-03-2014 03:33 PM||
Application Error! - 4 replies
I can’t access any of my blogs regardless if I am using my PC, iPad or smart phone. I get an application error every time.I sent an email via the Help line. I hope it can get resolved soon. never had any problem before last night.ThanksMike
|03-29-2014 03:28 AM||
Festool Prices going up? - 11 replies
My latest email from Rockler says to get ‘em now before the prices go up! I guess that is a good sales tactic. I know a lot of folks use Festool tools but they are not for me. There is no way I am going to pay three or four times the price of a tool vs other brands available. Maybe some day I will eat those words. :-) Note: I am reti...
|03-14-2014 10:03 PM||
Shop cart ideas needed - 6 replies
I am thinking about making a mobile cart that I can use to assemble base cabinets on and move them around, or maybe just simply turn it around. Cart might not be the right terminology. I have a Harbor Freight furniture dolly that I can use as the base. It is just four casters attached to four boards with a little carpet for protection. It ...
|03-14-2014 03:48 AM||
Fantasyland! - 6 replies
Here is something you don’t see every day. :-) Reportedly, someone has been working on this house since the 80’s. It even has a moat around it. Although it is dry.Keifer, Oklahoma
|03-12-2014 11:36 PM||
UPS Truck Fire - 3 replies
We are visiting relatives in Tulsa, OK. The local news just showed video of a UPS trailer that burned last night. They reported 1100 packages destroyed. Check your tracking number!Mike
|03-10-2014 03:29 AM||
Dang! I Broke a Screw! - 10 replies
I am in the process of building four base cabinets for a wet bar project. I predrilled all of the holes for the Blumotion soft close hinges and had four of the six doors installed for test fit when it happened. A screw simply broke in two pieces just below the head! That about ruined my day. After a fair amount of fussin’ and cussin&...
|02-19-2014 05:53 AM||
Ripping hard maple! - 2 replies
This is not meant to be a review, just an observation of my track saw and accessories. It has been a few months since I purchased a Scheppach CS 55 track saw. It sounded like a good deal from WOOT! – $119 plus $5 shipping. I jumped on it with both feet. :-) The saw arrived with two tracks, some cheep clamps and the saw. The blade act...
|02-18-2014 01:17 AM||
Good Times Ahead! - 3 replies
Just sayin’ :-)Mike
|02-06-2014 08:20 PM||
You did it wrong! - 14 replies
Is it just me? Some days I just can’t seem to do things right. I don’t think I am dyslexic but sometime I wonder. The router table requires some pieces must be run past the bit face down. So I have to figure out which will be the good side and place it face down on the stack. Face frames are assembled with pocket holes so the g...
|02-03-2014 10:58 PM||
Website Appears to be Normal Once Again - 2 replies
Thanks to whoever was working on the website. It appears to be normal again. The home page displays the top 15, blog entries are truncated and the pictures zoom properly on the projects page. Since I have AdBlockPlus for Firefox installed, I am not seeing any bothersome ads. Looks good on the ipad also.ThanksMike
|01-26-2014 10:48 PM||
Your pictures look terrible! - 54 replies
Up on my soapbox – The title says it all. Some of you post the worst pictures I have ever seen. Come on now, get on the stick. You take pride in your work, take that extra step and take good quality photos so the folks here can see and appreciate your work. It is not rocket science. There is no reason to post out of focus or blurry imag...
|01-11-2014 07:43 PM||
Kitchen Cabinet Finish Suggestions needed - 2 replies
When I get ready to apply the finish to my kitchen cabinets, they will be stained first, then some sort of clear coat sprayed. In the past, I have used Deft Clear Wood Finish for everything I have made…since the 80’s. Just no kitchen cabinets. The only parts to get sprayed are the face frames, drawer fronts and doors. Everything e...