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624 days ago

NBeener ... checking in ;-) - 55 replies

Hi, LumberJocks !!! It’s been a while. I know. I was hoping to update you all, and let you know that I’m settled … things are good … I’m setting up my new shop … and un-crating my SawStop. Sadly, I can’t say that. Well … I COULD, but …. ;-) The bulk of the legal stuff is behind ...

805 days ago

I NEED HELP - 110 replies

I mentioned this once before, but … Nothing’s gotten better. Everything’s gotten worse. I cannot get my health back. I’m out of money, ideas, and energy to try. I am humbly and sincerely asking each of you to take a couple of minutes and read the whole story. My neighbors, my neighborhood, and my city … ...

832 days ago

Woodsmith Shop Adjustable Router Dado Jig - 14 replies

THE PLANS Will be starting my vanity storage cabinet project, soon. Wasn’t satisfied with the clamping straight edge guide solution for routing dados in panels, so … I decided to build the Woodsmith Shop boys’ little jig. It’s a few layers of 1/4” hardboard. I used scrap QSWO for the cleats that’ll squ...

861 days ago

Square feet - your shop vs. your home - 64 replies

I figure my shop is probably 12.5% the size of my home (living + basement). What’s yours ? Rhetorical question. So … if this guy used only the same % of square feet for HIS shop, how big would IT be ? Yes … it’s a house made from a dumpster. Berkely, California. Where else ? ;-) Whaddya’ think...

883 days ago

HVLP - Spraying Lacquer - Inside ?? - 26 replies

Hey, All …. As usual, I’m reaching out to this vast wealth of knowledge, assembled here :-) I’ve completed my Shaker-inspired Hall Table, out of beetle-kill pine: Yep. A leg warped, after glue-up. Gonna’ live with it … at least for now ;-) My mother was kind enough to buy me the Harbor ...

911 days ago

CraigsList score - Droid - 30 replies

I’ve had one eye out (it’s okay. I have six or eight eyes, altogether) for a used ShopVac, for quite a while. I want to dedicate one as DC for the RAS, the CMS, and the band saw. Last night, I checked CL, and saw an ad posted only minutes before. A barely-if-ever used, 6.5HP, 16Gal, stainless steel ShopVac, with built-in dolly,...

967 days ago

Cutting down a kitchen cabinet - 18 replies

My friends got a new fridge, AND wanted to yank the laminate countertop, and install granite tile. I volunteered to help. The countertop thing is moving along swimmingly. The fridge is probably 1/2” too tall for the space under the upper cabinet. They figured it might be. All the upper cabinet tops are at the same level on the...

1098 days ago

Cleaning up .... YOU - 54 replies

My shop’s in the basement, but … the more I thought about it … the more I realized … pretty much no matter where your shop is … you CAN’T just come in the house without doing something about the 4% of a tree you’ve still got on your shoes, your clothes, your hair, in your ears, your nose, your navel, etc...

1109 days ago

Laying out my new shop - 57 replies

Looks like LOML and I are having a new house built. Should be moving in about 4-6 months. This is a good thing ! My shop will be a basement shop—no walk-out, so … access by the stairs. Full basement with 9’ ceilings. We’ll likely just have the builder build out the shop, during construction. The space that len...

1170 days ago

ALABAMA LUMBERJOCKS: PLEASE SOUND OFF !!! - 24 replies

For those who didn’t know … a tornado swept through Alabama, over the last 48hrs, killing hundreds and devastating the landscape: THE STORY I talked to Emergency Services who told me that …. Grizzman’s TOWN is okay, but … couldn’t reach him, directly. Charles ??? Other Alabama LumberJocks ?? Are...

1179 days ago

The TRUE Value of USED Woodworking Books - 30 replies

Today, I was flipping through my eight dollar copy of R. Bruce Hoadley’s “Understanding Wood—” a “must read,” in my opinion—when THIS fell out: I’m told that—once I get it authenticated—it’s worth “upwards of $350-400.” A truly valuable woodworking book, indeed

1212 days ago

Was this one of the Spice Girls ?? - 40 replies

Was there … WAS there a Bosch Spice ??? I can’t be sure. Okay … so … over a month ago … I indulged in the VERY dangerous activity of Retail Therapy—chasing the blues away by buying yourself something. I try not to succumb to it often, but … hey … I’m human. And … only somet...

1214 days ago

Wooden hinges ?? - 46 replies

I’m working on a box. So far … ... The joinery is dovetails (came out fair-to-good)... Primary wood is walnut... Secondary woods are...... QSWO (lid panel)...... Brazilian Cherry (veneer, on the base), that I’ll either put a router profile on, or just sand to a nice curve I cut splines, and used keys (in the same wood ...

1235 days ago

Consolidated Omnibus Shop Maintenance Schedule - ???? - 12 replies

Just thought of this … again … and was going to tack it on to the thread about cleaning planer rollers. But …. Anybody done ANYTHING like this ???? Anybody have any thoughts about it, or … have any other thoughts about how to make sure you stay current with these things ? Anybody else just … wait until som...

1248 days ago

The 1956 DeWalt MBF RAS quasi-restoration project: parts is parts - 59 replies

And here they be. From top left, going clockwise: Forrest Woodworker I, TCG, .100” Kerf, 60t, 8” blade (Forrest)Anti-kickback pawls (Wolfe Machinery)RollerHead bearings (Wolfe)Motor bearings (Wolfe)Coiled, 14ga, 3-wire cord (motor to frame) (Grainger)14ga, 3-wire power cord (frame to wall) (Grainger)Gates radiator hose (will cu...

1250 days ago

R-A-S-p-e-c-t: Mister Sawdust ? Your table is ready. - 24 replies

I know. I screwed up. I ran the bar stock width-wise, instead of length-wise. I make a fair number of dumb mistakes (LOL !). This was simply one of them. But … it’s pre-sanded, hardwood plywood, so I’m not all that worried about warping. And … if it does warp, I have enough materials left to make a...

1259 days ago

$110, well spent ! - 33 replies

$75 for three oak cabinets – CraigsList$35 for a sheet of 3/4” MDF – Depot + sweat equity = I pushed the cabinets all the way together, after the picture was taken. Decided it looked better. Thanks for stopping by :-)

1260 days ago

Loan me your pickup truck ??? - 9 replies

http://denver.craigslist.org/mat/2178964847.html [No. I’m not serious, and I’m not going to look at it … but …. it WOULD be pretty cool :-)]

1273 days ago

Gloat: 1956 DeWalt Radial Arm Saw - 55 replies

I just ping’d CraigsList, and saw an ad for this 1956 DeWalt RAS. A hundred bucks. A hundred bucks. A HUNDRED BUCKS I bought it. Pick it up, tomorrow, at 10am. I’ve honestly NEVER used an RAS, and NEVER refurb’d any old iron. Guess I’ll be over at OWWM, soon. Any advice ?? I understand the early DeWal...

1274 days ago

A casket for little Christina - 14 replies

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2011/01/13/national/main7242562.shtml Brought a tear to my eye. — Jan. 13, 2011 Christina Taylor Greene (AP/Mark Henle, Arizona Republic) Report: Monks Handmake Christina Green’s Casket A 160-Year-Old Catholic Abbey in Iowa Makes, Donates Casket to Family of 9- Year-Old Tucson Shooting V...

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