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44 days ago

Re Building Ridgid Batteries - 1 reply

Ever had a battery go bad? I had two Ridgid batteries go bad. They were not part of the life time guarantee so I had nothing to loose. I was at Menards the other day and they had Tool Shop 18 volt Lio Ion batteries on sale for 14.99 each. I picked up to. The pack is very similar to the Ridgid Pack. When I opened the Tool Shop Packs I found...

629 days ago

Tool Gloat or an offer I could not refuse - 18 replies

Well I have a Tool Gloat to share. We recently had some work done on our house and the contractor saw my shop and expressed to me that he had a Ridgid TS 3650 Cast Iron table top he wanted to sell. He wanted 300.00 I figured not to bad at Home Depot they are around 499.99. Well I took some time to think about it and a week later he called and s...

702 days ago

What is your choice in Wood Glue - 15 replies

Just thought I’d ask around what people are using for wood glue. Elmers Carpenter Glue is my glue of choice. What about you?

845 days ago

Have you ever shot anything with an Air Nailer? - 34 replies

Had a bee in the shop today. Reached for the fly swatter but it was no where to be found. So I improvised and shot the bee down with my 23 guage airnailer. It was a lucky shot. The bee crashed onto a log I had for a turning I was going to do. The bee tried to fly but was harpooned. I finished him off with a couple more nails. Anyone else shoot ...

913 days ago

Music in the shop - 65 replies

What do you listen to in your shop. I listen to Christian music, right now it’s Robin Mark, here is a sample I know he is watching over me, I still have all my fingers.

1059 days ago

Woodcraft Store - 24 replies

I am eating some humble pie. Awhile back I wrote something on here to the efect that it was expensive shoping at Woodcraft. I take that all back. They were there and had what I need when my regular favorite store did not have what I wanted. I am now a dedicated Woodcraft fan. I will still shop around but my first stop will always be Woodcraft. &...

1152 days ago

Harbor Freight Testing Facility - 8 replies

I came accorss this article today on Harbor Freights Testing Facility. Thought others might injoy reading it.

1152 days ago

Phillips, Square Drive Slotted. What is the best? - 31 replies

What are your thoughts on various types of screws. I personall like #2 square drive. Lots of torque, easy in and easy out. What are your thoughts.

1156 days ago

Project holder - 3 replies

I needed something to hold a project in different positions while I worked on it. This is what I came up with. Its small work mate from Wolfcraft 7.99 at Menards. It consists of two pieces of partical board with a melimine surface, and a piano hinge. I drilled a hole in the center of both pieces and epoxied in a 3/8 nut, I made a handle and ...

1170 days ago

Going to Harbor Freight Tomorrow - 59 replies

I’m going to Harbor Freight tomorrow anyone need anything? Any jems that I should be looking for? I going to get a few air tools. I know what people will say but I have had good luck. I also need sanding disks and other supplies.

1254 days ago

Wood Craft Store - 40 replies

Is it just me or are Wood Craft Stors a little pricy. I was in one in Appelton WI the other day and did not spend any money. Not that I could find things to purchase. I just could not justify the price. Am I cheep or are they expensive?

1258 days ago

Out of Print Books - 6 replies

If a book is out of print and not available. Is is ok to download a PDF version from someone on the internent. What are you thoughts on this.

1264 days ago

Earth Quake and Hugh Wave - 0 replies

My thought and prays for our Lumberjocks friends and all those near and far that are effected by this disaster. One can’t help but ask are we heading towards something. Events like Libya, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and now Japan. I believe we are heading to the second comming. I believe the time is near. Everyone is in my thoughts and prayers.

1287 days ago

Books - 3 replies

I am looking for a couple of books. Making Wooden Mechanical Models by Allan Bridgewater and Making More Wooden Mechanical Models again by Allan Bridgewater. Both appear to be out of print. If anyone has a copy or knows were one an get one, in print or electronically (PDF) please let me now. Thanks

1310 days ago

Blade Runner Saw - 5 replies

Anyone got one of these, they are new at Menards. Made by Rockwell, yet I can’t get to Rockwells web site. I’m going to Menards to have a look at it.

1313 days ago

End Grain sealing - 13 replies

I hate end grain. What is your best way of sealing an end grain prior to applying a finish. I have some cedar that is sucking up finish like a sponge.

1323 days ago

Native woods in your area - 30 replies

What interesting local woods are in your area? I was going to post the list for Wisconsin, however it is way to long. What are some local woods you work with? I use Tamerack, very very hard and grows everywhere. Also Black Walnut, and soft maple. All three as well as pine and alder grow on my property. So what local woods do you use?

1329 days ago

Plans Forum - 22 replies

Has there been any talk about a fourm were members could post plans for projects?

1331 days ago

Need new insert for my HF 14" Bandsaw - 6 replies

I need to make a new insert for the table on my HF 14” bandsaw.Any suggestions on material. I was thinking Nylon, but I am open to suggestions.

1335 days ago

Benchs for stationary power tools - 11 replies

How do people feel about using benches for stationary power tools. I have in my shop (2) 4ftX4ft benchs that I have mounted my scrollsaw, disk sander miter saw and drill press on the corners. The other bench I ahve mounted my thickness planner, a small bench type jointer, a spindal sander mounted flush with the bench surface and a router. This c...

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