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|11-24-2014 02:42 AM||
How to make picture frames - 12 replies
I’d like to dabble in some high quality picture frames. Whats the best way to make them? I’m willing to buy a gadget or two (within reason) if it’ll help me make perfect miters. My intention is to make these as gifts. I also might make them for colleagues when they receive certificates and/or awards. That said, I’m lookin...
|11-19-2014 02:55 AM||
Miter Saw Stand - 11 replies
So I currently use a workmate as a miter saw stand which works ok when cutting short stock. However, it becomes a royal hassle when cutting longer stuff. I usually have to use 1-2 adjustable height roller stands on either side of the saw to hold longer boards. I’m thinking of getting a portable miter saw stand. I figure it might be nice fo...
|02-26-2014 06:03 PM||
Anyone in DC/MD/VA need a table saw? - 4 replies
$300 Delta cabinet saw. Seems like a good deal. I’d consider buying it myself, but I’ve been bleeding money lately and don’t really ‘need’ to upgrade my current saw. http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/doc/tls/4350830143.html
|02-16-2014 07:09 PM||
Craftsman 21833 for $458 - 1 reply
I don’t own this saw, but I’ve seen some recent posts where people have been interested in buying one. Its currently on sale for $458. If you sign-up and buy through Fatwallet.com, you can get another 6% cash back. I’ve seen this saw as low as $419, but that was 2ish years ago. It typically priced between $499-$549. Its eligibl...
|02-15-2014 07:03 PM||
50 amazing life hacks - 5 replies
If you have a couple minutes to kill, check out this list of “50 amazing life hacks”. Little tricks to make life a wee bit better. Some are cool…....some, not so much. http://asheepnomore.net/2014/02/08/check-50-amazing-life-hacks-simplify-world/#
|01-30-2014 06:47 PM||
Delta Contractor Saw ID/Value - 15 replies
Anyone know if this is a universal or induction powered saw from this pic alone?? I know Delta has offered both motor configurations at one time or another. The seller can’t give me a model number or much else in the way of additional info. Whats the most you could see yourself paying for it? Thanks for any input.
|11-15-2013 04:30 PM||
I first began woodworking and craft building about 6 years ago. At that time, I made considerably less money than I do now, and was starting my tool collection with only a drill, circular saw, and a dremel to my name. Given my tight budget and thirst for greater skill/capability, I tended to buy low end tools. I didn’t want to pass over an inter...
|11-12-2013 05:19 PM||
Any reason I shouldn't buy this Bosch Router kit? - 16 replies
*Nevermind. I responded to the post within 15 minutesof it going live. Apparently, that wasn’t good enough- someone beat me to it. Thats the first time I’ve responded to an ad that quick….and got beat. I thought I had it in the bag. DAMN I just responded to a Craigslist listing for a Bosch router kit. I believe its model 161...
|11-12-2013 01:43 AM||
I’ve had a 113 TS for a couple years now. I upgraded it with a Delta T2 fence a while back. I like the saw, but it has a few tiny issues, to include a small touch of arbor run-out. BUtI found a 315.228390 TS today for $100. Its in nice shape and comes with:Align-a-rip fenceMobile baseCast Iron Router wing.I’ve been planning to buy a ...
|11-08-2013 01:34 PM||
Dust Collection vent to the exterior of home. - 17 replies
I recently sold my small 3/4hp Delta DC. It worked well, but took up valuable floor space. My intention was to try to get by with only a shopvac, but thats not going to cut it. I am considering some sort of small DC that I can mount to the wall, and hopefully allow the dust to jettison through the wall of my garage, to the exterior of my house. ...
|11-07-2013 10:07 PM||
Ebay Auctions- I don't get it. - 22 replies
SO I’ve been in the market for a Veritas Mk II honing guide. It sells for $68.50 on the Lee Valley Website. Since I like to save a buck whenever I can, and I don’t mind buying used tools, I’ve been stalking ebay for said product. The last auction I followed ended at $66 plus $10 in shipping. Why would someone buy a used tool, o...
|10-25-2013 09:58 PM||
Need a part for this Wilton Corner Vise - 9 replies
So this Wilton corner vise magically followed me home today. Its in pretty decent condition EXCEPT there is excessive play in the moveable jaw/chop. It appears that a C-clip might be missing that was formerly installed over the threaded rod, inside of the moving chop. Thats a spade bit I’m using to point toward the parts in question. I loo...
|10-25-2013 02:03 PM||
Whats so good about a leg vise? - 33 replies
I ask this question out of ignorance, as I’ve never used a leg vise before. But- I’ve have a Lee Valley Vise Screw sitting in my garage for 4-5 years now. I bought it from the restore for $5. I didn’t really need it, but for $5….it was coming home with me. I’ve considerd adding a leg vise to one of my benches, but n...
|10-23-2013 06:56 PM||
What do we think about the Craftsman 22116?? - 11 replies
So my current table saw is a Craftsman 113.298762 with a Delta T2. Generally speaking, I’m satisfied with it. But I do have a few gripes:1- The (stock) stand its currently mounted to is a bit flimsy. I’m not afraid it will collapse or anything, but its far from solid. I could (and might) build a new stand for it. 2- The arbor has a m...
|10-20-2013 01:46 AM||
Record 169 Bench Stop - 5 replies
I snagged this NOS Record #169 Bench Stop off ebay a couple years ago. I didn’t exactly ‘need’ it for anything. Definitely an impulse buy. But for less than $20 shipped…....what the hell. Its been collecting dust ever since I bought it. In fact, it was buried under a bunch of other crap in my old shop (in my old house). I...
|10-16-2013 02:17 PM||
Paging Track/Plunge Saw Owners - 10 replies
So I’m on the cusp of buying the Makita SP6000 Track saw with a 55” rail (for starters). My current (crappy) circular saw is ok for hacking 2×4s and other rough work, but is woefully unsuitable for anything else. I also have several projects in-mind that require larger panels. My Craftsman 113 Tablesaw is good for lots of tasks,...
|09-27-2013 06:18 PM||
Save my tools!! - 8 replies
So I moved into a new home in June. My workshop is in my two-car garage which I share with my wife’s car. My previous home (townhome) was only a few miles away, had a one-car garage. The problem: My tools seem to accumulate rust at a MUCH faster rate than they use to in the old house. It just stays more humid in the larger garage, which is...
|08-17-2013 03:35 AM||
Workbench (impulse buy) - 7 replies
So I have intended to build myself a new workbench for quite some time now. I’ve had grand visions of Roubos or some other piece of workbench art. However, I simply don’t have the time or patience to make that happen. If I were to start such a project today; it’d probably be a year before it were completed. That said, I’v...
|08-11-2013 01:13 PM||
if you ever need a quick way to guage the diameter of a bolt/screw for a pilot hole, I found this trick while browsing some old volumes of popular mechanics. Probably old news to many. But might be useful to some. I could have used this trick a few weeks ago had I known about it. Yes- i could have used a caliper gauge, but my adjustable wrench i...
|08-08-2013 02:27 AM||
Ebay search went a bit off course - 4 replies
I was searching ebay for “Vintage Triumph Motorcycle” stuff. And this was one of the first items that was returned (posted w/o further comment):