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09-20-2010 10:30 PM

Help - Sliding doors - 1 reply

I’ve got to build some cabinets for a laundry room and my wife wants a couple of them to have sliding doors as they’ll be more functional for her than doors that swing open. I’m trying to figure out what the best way is to build these. I’m more than a little stumped on the whole ‘sliding’ part. The way I se...

06-11-2010 03:28 PM

Segmented turning help - 2 replies

I’ve never tried segmented turning before, but I decided to try it in the marble tower I’m building. See the link here: I’ve done the initial turning (as you’ll see near the bottom of the post) and I’m not as happy with the result as I’d like to be. Two main i...

05-28-2010 03:25 PM

Wearing glasses and safety gear - 18 replies

I wear glasses. I can probably get by well enough without them to do some woodworking…but I figure a slight lapse in judgement or depth perception might result in a dado across my hand or something worse. So, I wear them. Being a good little safety conscious person, I try to do the dust mask, hearing protection and safety glasses over...

04-24-2010 05:10 AM

Spouse's hobbies - 22 replies

My wife has been accused of being Martha Stewart in disguise. She is incredibly innovative when it comes to crafting and any sort of needlework. Though we both are computer science people by training, we seem to gravitate to hand crafts. While I’m on the building things and carving side…she is into paper crafts, needle crafts and ...

04-12-2010 06:15 PM

Need a new tablesaw! - 7 replies

Is it wrong that I should be secretly happy that my 15 year old Skil benchtop table saw finally bought the farm? With its plastic casing, whiny motor, floppy fence, non-standard miter slots, non-standard blade inserts, too-short arbor, bouncy aluminum table/extensions…..I’ll stop. It was a good saw to get me started…it has ...

04-09-2010 03:18 PM

Pegboard management 101 - how do you use pegboard in your shop? - 12 replies

As I’m sure most of us do (or maybe it’s just my way of procrastinating) I enjoy building things for the workshop, be it a jig, storage or just organizing things in a better, more efficient, way. I always marvel at how well some people are able to take advantage of pegboard for storing tools and jigs to keep them handy and well or...

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