|View MT_Stringer's:||home||workshop||projects (32)||blog (39)||reviews (3)||forum topics (75)||buddies (4)||favorites (255)||activity log|
|172 days ago||
Tape Dispenser /Storage - Show me yours - 18 replies
It never fails. When I need to mask off something, I can’t find the painters tape…or the duck tape when I need to tape up a vacuum leak or the double sided tape when I need to secure a template to the wood I am fixin’ to rout. Most of the time the various rolls just sit stacked on top of each other. Then they disappear and I...
|184 days ago||
Recess in wall for miter saw - Your Thoughts - 2 replies
I am doing some remodeling/ reorganizing in my garage which doubles as my workshop. No cars are allowed! And haven’t been for the past 25 years. I have an area about 8 foot long along one wall that I hope to build a miter saw station which will incorporate other tools as well to maximize storage and provide a place for other tools also....
|198 days ago||
Shop Cabinets Design - Help! - 5 replies
Before I make a mess out of these, I could use your thoughts for building some cabinets. I have been searching You Tube, and perusing the various forums. However before I go any further, I have a couple of questions. Before the questions, here is my setup. One car garage used for woodworking and storage ( along with washer, dryer, freezer, ...
|207 days ago||
Dang I hate sanding! - 15 replies
Just sayin: :-) ROS with dust collector connected to it. Air filtration unit running on high. Box fan/filter running on high. A good dust mask in place. UGH! The end result is worth the effort, but Dang I hate sanding!!! :-)Just sayin’
|215 days ago||
Time to clean up - 3 replies
Today I decided to do a little clean up and rearrange my mobile tool carts. I really needed to de-clutter the area. Afterall, it is a one car garage with washer, dryer, upright freezer, hot water heater, storage shelves along one wall …and the HF dust collector on the same wall. I decided to move a shelving unit to another location so m...
|220 days ago||
Wanted: Bosch RA1166 Plunge Base - 1 reply
Looking for a plunge base for the Bosch 1617 Router. Let me know if you have one for sale.ThanksMike
|227 days ago||
Which mortising machine - 50 replies
I am considering purchasing a mortising machine for a couple of projects on my list. It seems most reviews have their fair share of negative things ranging from crummy fence to hold downs.UGH What would you suggest…budget is flexible say under $500.
|231 days ago||
Small Shop Air Filtration Unit - 4 replies
I would like to hear from those of you that have an air filtration unit set up in your small shop. My “shop” is actually a one car garage approximately 12×20 x 8 feet high. I have the Harbor Freight 2 hp dust collector w/Wynn nano filter cannister. I hope to order a filtration unit in the near future. Being able to replace th...
|238 days ago||
How do I cut a finger relief on a cutting Board? - 9 replies
I am making a maple/walnut cutting board that will be approx 12×24 x 1 5/8 inches thick (long grain glued up). How do I go about cutting a relief on the bottom side on the two long ends for the fingers to pick the board up? I do have a 1/2 inch cove bit for my router, just haven’t had to use it yet. I have the maple ripped but s...
|245 days ago||
Nostalgic Drag Racing - 9 replies
I took the weekend off and helped a friend cover the Nostalgic Drag Races in Sealy, Tx. Here are a few of my favorites. Lots of old timers there. Cars had to be 1973 models or older. Hope you like them.Mike
|251 days ago||
Cutting board questions - 9 replies
I made several cutting boards for Christmas presents for our kids. They were made from mostly maple but some had strips of walnut to give the board a different look. You can see from the pic all I did was rip the maple and walnut pieces, then glue them together. I guess that is edge gluing. I have a piece of 8/4 maple – basically 1 5...
|267 days ago||
Saturday at the ball park - 8 replies
I took the day off from all the sawdust slinging to watch my granddaughter play in her first T Ball game. She is the only girl on the team. Watching the game was a hoot! :-)
|271 days ago||
Using MDF for furniture style projects - 32 replies
Just wondering what y’alls thoughts are about using MDF for furniture type projects? Personally, I don’t are for it…and it is really messy with the dust (even with dust collection). I have several projects ahead of me to build (and give price quotes). One of which is similar to this. One will be stained and one will be...
|278 days ago||
Kreg Router Table Switch on Clearance - 1 reply
I have seen a post about this clearance sale price before but I can’t find it. I was in Lowe’s today and noticed they had the Kreg Router Table Switch marked at a “Clearance” price of $4.37, instead of $24 something. When I read about the clearance sale before I checked my store and there weren’t any. But today, it ...
|287 days ago||
Question about beadboard - 5 replies
I have a hankering to make something like this.But I want to use poplar for the rails and stiles with beadboard panels. I have never built anything using beadboard so I went to look at Lowe’s. I found some unfinished stuff that I guess is the standard – 5/16 inch thick. And some panneling that resembles hard board. So my questi...
|295 days ago||
Looking for a 5 inch DC hose port - 22 replies
I want to replace the dual 4 inch hose port that came with my 2HP Harbor Freight dust collector. It will make for a straight run from my chip separator into the inlet of the blower. The problem is I need an adapter that is 5 inches ID on one end to fit over the machine port (like the dual port does now) and 4 inch OD on the other end to accep...
|300 days ago||
A teacher friend of ours asked me to build her a mobile sales cart to use at her school to sell school supplies. She had one at the previous school, but she transferred to the new junior high that opened this year. The cart has disappeared. Specs: About 35-38 inches tall. (She is short)Maybe about 16 inches deep and 30-36 inches wide.Caste...
|301 days ago||
Unique Workshop - 1 reply
I was at my local Car Toys store today getting a remote auto start installed in my wife’s Tahoe. A guy I know works there and he did the work. He mentioned they had a woodworking shop in the back and proceeded to gimme a look-see. Well, there it was, a Saw Stop Cabinet saw surrounded by a large work area at least 8 feet total from left ...
|305 days ago||
New Harbor Freight Dust Collector - 26 replies
Well, it ain’t pretty, but I got it up and running. It is a little different than what you might expect. Just like Tim the Tool Man Taylor, I modified it a little. I fabricated a base for the motor/blower by laminating two pieces of 1/2 inch Baltic Birch. Then I drilled four mounting holes so I could screw it to the garage wall with thr...
|308 days ago||
Wall mounted dust collector - 5 replies
Do any of you have your dust collector motor/blower mounted on a wall? I am thinking about mounting my HF 2HP motor/blower frame on the wall with the chip collector directly under it on the cart where the motor was originally mounted. The wall is the outside wall of my garage and insulated. I suppose I could fabricate some rubber biscuits to dam...