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09-08-2017 04:53 PM

Irma - 3 replies

I’m sure there are many LJ’s in Irma’s path. I pray that they are safe and will come home to their workshop as they left it. I lived through Katrina in 2005 and thank God, I was spared.

09-03-2017 10:39 PM

HiFi Stereo Equipment - 4 replies

I was looking on the internet for a new drive belt for my old Dual 1241 record turntable. I found it and ordered it, but while browsing the site, I came across new turntables they sell. One of them cost, can you believe? $170,000. It also weights around 450 pounds. Of all the over priced things in this world, HiFi equipment has to be the most. M...

08-29-2017 10:06 PM

A Public Apology - 17 replies

I have posted several threads to this forum that were perceived as “stirring up the pot”. I assure you that was not my intention, but if that was the way it was perceived, then I apologize and will strive to put in the clutch before shifting gears before posting anything that could be inflammatory. I enjoy this forum, have learned mu...

08-29-2017 09:33 PM

Electrical question - 26 replies

This is a woodworking forum and I know there are some electricians on this site, so I have a question for you. I am extending a circuit from an interior receptacle, going through the wall to the weather and terminating in a switch which will in turn provide a path to outdoor receptacles. Obviously all wiring devices will be in weatherproof boxes...

08-26-2017 09:52 PM

Meetings customs - 4 replies

When two people meet, they shake hands. When two Eskimos meet, they rub noses. When two Frenchmen meet, they kiss each other on the cheek. When two Latinos meet, they hug. When two dogs meet, they smell each others butt. To each his own.

08-26-2017 09:47 PM

Demonstrators - 44 replies

If the demonstrators and agitators were busy with woodworking projects, they would forget what it was they were demonstrating against.

08-24-2017 09:17 PM

Old Delta 14" drill press - 6 replies

I have posted reviews in the past on power tools that have been in service for a number of years. My reasoning was to aid buyers of used machine tools to decide when they come across such a used tool. I have posted these on the “reviews” tab, but the tool I want to now review is about 75 years old. I am speaking of a Delta model 970 ...

08-17-2017 05:27 PM

How safe is Sawstop? - 174 replies

Please don’t get all defensive over my question. I don’t own a Sawstop, but I do appreciate it’s safety feature. We all know nothing is perfect. The best tool, car, machine, airplane, etc; you get the point. That said, What is the probability that any flesh sensing technology, (Sawstop) could fail resulting in loss of fingers o...

08-12-2017 09:49 PM

Looking for the right adhesive - 34 replies

I want to fabricate a built-up beam comprising (2) 2×8’s and a 2×4. I will nail them together , but want an adhesive to develope the beam strength. The catch is; the wood is pressure treated, ground contact. I don’t know if the preservative used will prevent the adhesive from bonding. My thought would be to use PL-3 or an e...

08-12-2017 06:12 PM

Festool quality - 56 replies

I have read rave reviews on Festool tools, but have yet to hear anything negative, other than price. I just can’t imagine anything being so good as to not have a weakness of some kind. Is there anyone out there who has anything negative to say about Festool? I’m tempted to buy a Festool, even though I can’t afford it, but I do ...

08-11-2017 04:52 PM

Lumber for a deck - 3 replies

I finally bought all the lumber I will need to build a 16’x16’ ground level deck. It’s all 2x”s and pressure treated for ground contact although only the posts will be in the ground. The lumber has been sitting outdoors at the yard and has absorbed much moisture. A 2×10x16’er that would normally weigh around 55...

08-02-2017 05:45 PM

Menards - 9 replies

I;m not sure if this is the right place to post this, but here goes. I live in Mississippi and my closest Menards is 440 miles away in Missouri. Obviously I’m not going to go there when I need something. Lowes and Home Depot are the only big stores around me, but I found Menards was so much better in the range of products they sell. I̵...

07-25-2017 08:12 PM

Building a CNC machine - 6 replies

I have been in the process of building a CNC router now for several years. It is 36”x84”, built from MDO plywood; using vee groove wheels riding on aluminum angle guide rails. It is a gantry style machine. I plan on using a PC 630 router; NEMA 34 for the X axis and NEMA 23 for the Y and Z azis. I’m sure it will work with wood, ...

07-16-2017 03:06 PM

Woodworking machines at auction - 3 replies

This link is for an auction near Pasadena, Tx. The school district is auctioning off machines from the schools shop classes.

07-09-2017 04:51 PM

Wood joints - 27 replies

Ignoring the use of the Domino machine, I ask you which of the following joints is the most reliable and easiest to do?....Dowel joint; biscuit joint; spline joint; Kreg joint. I think the dowel joint is the most difficult joint to make due to the precise spacing of dowel holes. Biscuit joints are easy to do, but I always have a misalignment iss...

06-18-2017 02:08 AM

The case for using jigs - 14 replies

Jigs can be the woodworker’s best friend. True, it sometimes takes more time to make a jig than to build the project, but if you want accuracy, a jig is a worthwhile investment in time. It is also an important item when repeatability is required. I have built projects without using a jig and learned the hard way that a jig when built properly wi...

06-10-2017 09:32 PM

Bessey clamps - 46 replies

I don’t see anything special about Bessey parallel clamps; in fact, I hate them. I have 6 of them and I can never get them to clamp. I turn the screw and it doesn’t make contact with the serrations on the bar. I push in while screwing and it doesn’t want to tighten. I end up out of thread and have to back out and start again. T...

05-30-2017 08:23 PM

Building a ground level deck - 15 replies

I’m planning on building a ground level deck, 16’ x 16’. I’ve looked at many articles on line, but none seem to satisfy my situation. I am located in South Mississippi. The site for the deck is reasonably flat. I get different opinions about how to prepare the ground. One says to lay down plastic sheet over the vegetation...

05-30-2017 07:16 PM

Picnic table - 3 replies

I plan to build a picnic table, 30” wide x 96” long. I want to use decking that is made with recycled plastic (Trex or equal). I will need to tie the boards together with battens. Anyone have any experience with this type of decking? such as; what material to use for the battens? What screws to use that will hold in this plastic mate...

05-14-2017 09:47 PM

Are popcorn trees good for anything - 14 replies

Here in the South, we have an invasive specie of tree known locally as a popcorn tree. It is also known as a Chinese tallow tree and is native to Asian countries, especially China. Various forestry services in the Southern states, declare them as harmful to our native vegetation. They drain the nutrients from the soil, starving nearby vegetation...

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