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|330 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...
|1062 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. ...
|1567 days ago||
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 ...
|1577 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...
|1582 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...
|1651 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...
|1660 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 ...
|1676 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...
|1727 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...
|1765 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 ...
|1812 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...
|1871 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...
|1872 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...
|1918 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...
|1972 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...
|1979 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...
|2080 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...
|2109 days ago||
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...
|2111 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.
|2113 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,