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557 days ago

Which reciprocating saw? - 37 replies

Good evening fellow lumberjocks, I am about to start a bathroom remodel and have a great need for a reciprocating saw. Can anyone shed any light on options that I cannot live without, etc. or even suggest a saw that you have been happy with? I would prefer to have a corded saw, and I want quality. I am tired of buying crap and being disgu...

1289 days ago

Question about project task lists... - 13 replies

Hello all, I am getting back to woodworking after a well-needed little bit of time off. I have several projects from the wife stacked up and one in progress. Every project I do, I go through and make a task list so I can identify and make use of efficiencies such as table saw and router setups. I will admit that I over-plan my projects. ...

1794 days ago

Breadboard Ends - How do you elongate your holes? - 4 replies

Hey all, This weekend I hope to get to attache the breadboard ends to the top of the table/desk. The breadboard ends are already drilled and ready. I plan on offsetting the holes that are in the tenon on the table top about 1/32” to make sure the end is pulled tight to the top. I have built several panels with breadboard ends, and ...

1803 days ago

Sketchup Question - 2 replies

Hey all, Something about Sketchup is really bothering me. Let’s say I want to put a note in one of my scenes. I do this using what they call “onscreen text”. For those that aren’t familiar with the term, this is basically text that has no leader line pointing to something. Now, let’s say I have 30 scenes go...

1808 days ago

Keyboard Tray Options - 5 replies

Hey all, I have been looking for keyboard tray options for my new office desk that I am building. I have looked at several options on slides, trays, etc., and I am not sure that I will have room to mount one. Does anyone have any idea for self-made keyboard tray options? I really like the idea of a shop-made tray but I am a little unsure...

1878 days ago

Help me figure this one out... - 10 replies

Hey all, I am about to fix some shop cabinets and get some loose ends tied up in the shop. I am going to make a planer cabinet. The cabinet will serve two purposes. First and foremost is planer usage and storage. The second use will be as a light duty utility table for the shop. I will mainly use this to lay hammers, mallets, drill, chis...

1887 days ago

Need help with kids room desk/shelves... - 8 replies

Hey all, I need some inspiration and some design ideas. We live in a small house, and the kids are needing a desk and a set of shelves in their room. I already have quite a large chest of drawers in the room that we want to keep. What i need is some ideas on desks and shelving units, preferably integrated together into one. If I can come ...

1903 days ago

How to mark a compound miter - 3 replies

Hey all, I have finally put up the swing bar on the boys’ playground in the back yard, and I want to put in a couple of braces between the 4×6 beam and the 4×4 supports. I plan on laying the support board flat on the 4×4 support and running it at an angle up to the 4×6 beam. This, of course, will result in a compou...

1954 days ago

Please Help Me Think of a Fitting Memorial - 9 replies

Hello all, I need help coming up with some ideas. A close friend of my wife and I passed away this morning after having won his fight against Hodgkins Lymphoma only to discover a short time later that he had colorectal cancer which would eventually claim his life. We live far away from the family and cannot attend the memorial service. O...

1992 days ago

Lathe Steady Rest Design... - 4 replies

Hey all, I am hoping to start turning again, and I am aiming mainly for chair parts. One thing I am going to do is to build be a full length tool rest. Since I am turning chair parts, I will be needing a steady rest. Of course, the most common one that I see is the one that completely circles the work and has three wheels that support the ...

2039 days ago

Shelf Life of a Log... - 4 replies

Hey all, In support of my obsession to build some chairs and stools I have been doing some research and it seems than the better chairs are made from materials that a riven, not cut, from a log. I have also been looking for a supplier of such logs and have not had too much of a problem finding people to give me their trees. My problem not...

2097 days ago

Adhesive Help Needed... - 14 replies

Hey all, I am in the middle of putting together some Christmas presents which require me to glue some cork to some plywood. I thought I would be industrious and buy roll cork and use contact cement to glue it to the board. This has turned out to be a total disaster. I had to get water based contact cement because I needed to work inside (t...

2099 days ago

Spraying varnish... - 5 replies

Hey all, A Harbor Freight recently opened up in town, and I stopped in to see what I could find. One thing I bought was a 20oz gravity feed spray gun. It came highly recommended on other forums, and from what I can tell so far (just shooting mineral spirits and water) it does a decent job. The only thing I can find wrong so far is that i...

2145 days ago

Painting Furniture... - 9 replies

Hey all, I am getting ready to start my latest painted project. This is going to be a television console/entertainment center. The base of the thing is going to be painted a cream or ivory color, and the top is going to be solid cherry finished with oil only (ok, maybe a coat or two of poly, but I am not planning on that. One thing I hat...

2199 days ago

Dual-heigth shop cabinet... - 9 replies

Hey all, I am trying to design a shop cabinet to use my planer, oscillating spindle sander, disk/belt sander, and scroll saw on. Because of the wide variety of tools, I need the top of this cabinet to adjust to two heights. I prefer something that would slide up and lock into place, or something like that. I have a couple of ideas, but not...

2206 days ago

Help Me Out With A Grill Cart... - 3 replies

Hello all, I am just getting back into woodworking after a couple of month hiatus. I was inspired by the Big Green Egg cart that Sawdustonmyshoulder posted earlier. See below for a link. I want to build something similar for a Weber kettle grill. My only problem is that I do not want to burn down the deck with it. I am afraid that...

2306 days ago

Harbor Freight HVLP Conversion Guns... - 16 replies

Just wondering if anyone here has tried either of these HVLP guns from Harbor Freight: Option 1 at $30.00 I am thinking even if it is trash it should be good for something. Option #2, coming in at $60.00, I can really not tell the difference in this and the previous gun, except the air volume requirements are a little different. I could s...

2336 days ago

Bent Lamination or straight cut for rocking horse rockers.... - 6 replies

In case you have not noticed, I have way too many irons in my shop fire. I am supposed to be working on a rocking horse for my sons. I am to the point of doing something about the rockers. I need to get out my router trammel and do some curve cutting for the bunk beds, so I thought I would take care of the rocking horse rocker pattern while...

2338 days ago

Auger Bits.... - 9 replies

Anyone got an idea of where I can get auger bits for a bit brace? Of course, with the waning popularity of hand tools, these things are near impossible to find. Anyone got a good source for them? Thanks.

2340 days ago

Help with sculpted tool seats... - 6 replies

Does anyone know of any plans that give details on sculpted stool seats. I have been looking for some time without any success. The stools that I want to build for the kitchen have sculpted seats, and I have no idea how to even start making them. Thanks in advance,

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