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61 days ago

I box jig sacrificial board question. - 2 replies

I am way overdue for a stupid question, so here goes. I just got the Inra I-box jig to make a bunch of drawers. I did my research and see the wisdom of keeping the included sacrificial board as a holy cow template. Thing is I have no MDF scraps. I have some in the right size but none that has been cut. it is all full virgin 4×8 sheets. ...

71 days ago

Anyone heard of or dealt with company/website chipsfly.com - 5 replies

Seems someone reliable is selling email addresses cause I recently got a email from this company advertising some things on sale. I’ve never heard of them an know I’ve never surfed their website before. While it is annoying that a reliable company is selling my email address, this is not terrible as at least in this case the new g...

78 days ago

Protecting hair from dust? A girly solution? - 37 replies

Everyone raves about dust collection and dangers but this is something many ignore. I find when I’m working overhead that dust rains down on me covering me and especially getting in my hair. I’m one of the blessed ones who still has his and intend to keep it, not going to shave my head like idiots who think that cool. Unfortunatel...

123 days ago

Smoke Alarms - 13 replies

On the surface this may seem like another one of my dumb questions, but I have waded thru a lot of posts on here, and collected a lot of conflicting and probably misinformation. I added a smoke alarm to my shop. When I moved into my house I noticed it didn’t really have full coverage and I bought a contractor pack of them and went a lit...

136 days ago

Pnuematic Nail Supplier - 6 replies

It been a few days since I posted a stupid question, so here goes guys. I just ordered a Hitachi finishing nailer. I actually have a lot of use planned for it. Been eyeing it for a long time but bigskytools refuses to put it on sale, and the difference tween their refurbs and new wasn’t enough to bite. So I bought it new. Now I ne...

143 days ago

PVC Pipe lubricant and sealant - 25 replies

Okay guys, My stupid question of the day. Was Playing with one of my new setups tonight. I’m running 4” DWV Pipe from my equipment closet to a central area of my garage and was playing with the a piece of pipe and a couple couplers I bought to make a thru the wall section, much like Rockler sells for $20 but of course only cost m...

145 days ago

Finishing Inside Drawer Parts - 20 replies

Very soon I am going to build a lot of drawers for all the various mobile stands etc I’ve built for my new tools. I know that often people don’t use any finish on the inside parts of a drawer, but I’m wondering if anyone ever does, or has a recommendation for something simple which enhances the look, and makes them easier to ...

149 days ago

Fire Extinquisher topic resurrection - 16 replies

Okay guys, I know there are a few firemen type out there but yall really dropped the ball when this topic was brought up in previous posts. Let us not discuss whether one should have a Fire Extinguisher in the shop, that is a given, and lets please not repeat that long lame ass post about fire prevention and explosive dusts and other explosive ...

154 days ago

Observations and Lessons learned installing compressed air system. - 36 replies

Anyone familiar with my postings knows I’m setting up shop, and one of the things I have been working on heavily the last couple days was a good compressed air setup. I did lots of research in various forums, many of them garage etc and the universal consensus was the best materials for this is metal pipe. If your into painting cars, gal...

157 days ago

Pocket hole screw question - 17 replies

I really love my Kreg pocket hole jig and screws and often use the screws and bits in non pocket hole situations cause I love the way the bit drives the self piloting screws without ever stripping like conventional phillips head or slotted screws. My question is does this type bit/head/slot have a common name so I can shop for other things that...

174 days ago

Questions on using a Moisture Meter - 3 replies

We have quite a few folks in my area who dry and sell cut lumber and recently I got one of the well reviewed digital moisture meters on sale, but frankly I have no idea what reading to look for to know if the wood I’m buying is ready, or liable to crack, split, and curl still. What percentage moisture should I be looking for, and is there...

200 days ago

Laser addition for old Mitre saws - 7 replies

I have a very old craftsman miter saw. I got it when I was in my early 20s and I’m now 56. I had seen this and other flavors of the idea but recently I picked one up real cheap. It’s the Infinirator or something like that widget for making a old miter or skil type saw a laser saw. Initially I worried if it would work on my saw, bu...

215 days ago

Dumb question about compressors and pnuematic tools - 12 replies

This may or may not be a silly question, but since I’m new to owning a compressor and pneumatic naiilers I thought I would run it thru you guys. Usually I make a point of shutting off my compressor and popping the escape valve to drain the pressure off the tank, but I wonder if this is absolutely necessary. Obviously turning it off when ...

236 days ago

Cat litter as desiccant? - 15 replies

Was looking at getting some of those desiccant bags online and read that crystal cat litter is the same thing and many people make their own bags out of this and coffee filters. Was wondering if anyone else does this and if it is effective. Seems much more economical than buying the little bags.

264 days ago

Need Supplies and Attachments for new PC 7346SP sander polisher - 0 replies

Friday the nice old postal lady delivered a new PC7346SP sander to me. Seems like a really nice tool and I think it will be very useful when I find supplies for it. I have a little jitterbug sander that has done me well for 30+ years, but the pad nearly is worn out, and not sure if I can find a replacement pad, and of course it cant polish. Th...

270 days ago

sponges or steel wool? - 4 replies

Ive never used a sanding sponge, or even seen one, but I just ordered a few to pad a Rockler order for free shipping. Just curious what you guys use. I learned most of my skills from my father who died when I was 17, and I’m now 55, or the internet, sanding sponges probably were not invented yet. For sanding moldings and complex shapes w...

322 days ago

4" Dust Collection Hose Issue - 3 replies

I have a Grizzly Dust sucker and some hoses I bought from them that was very inexpensive and will work fine for permanent runs, but I haven’t made any permanent runs yet. I’ve adopted Rockler’s Dust Rite quick disconnect system for actual hookup cause I like it For Me I keep most of my machines along the walls of my garage, bu...

324 days ago

Garage/Shop Ceiling To Texture or not? - 27 replies

My garage/shop has no drywall on the ceiling at the moment, but that will change soon. I’m almost ready. It’s a 2 story house so I’ve insulated up under the floor above and must do it. Texturing the ceiling would be a hassle and I was thinking that finishing it smooth like a wall would help reflect more light down into the wo...

355 days ago

A missed high tech marking tool for $1! - 0 replies

I’ve had a little project on the back burner for awhile and decided to attack it this weekend. I got this huge house cause the previous owners were supposedly in the contracting business and do it your self wanna be types. Jesus, they couldn’t turn a screw without stripping it. Paying my dues but I did get a bargain. Got it just ...

369 days ago

Snake Wrangling for Cowards - 3 replies

I live literally on “Snake” road. That’s what its called, and it not because it twist and turns, It’s 20 miles long and as straight as a arrow, but it’s well named. It runs along the Tennessee River here in North Alabama. Today I bagged and evicted my 3rd snake from my house in as many months. In the past this w...

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