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09-22-2016 02:58 AM

using a power planer to refinish hardwood floors - 18 replies

Does anyone have thoughts on refinishing hardwood floors with a hand held plainer like the one below? I have a few rooms left to do and the drum sander is too big to get much use out of it. I really don’t want to use a palm and belt sander for the bulk of the work. I was thinking of using a hand held power plainer to do the bulk of the wor...

03-21-2016 11:45 AM

Behr Deckover for shop floor? - 5 replies

My shop has a nice quality plywood floor. I am not sure if I really want to lay down VCT and I was thinking of using Behr Deckover on the floor. I have seen it on decks and it comes out great. Has anyone ever done this one a shop floor?

02-22-2016 02:43 PM

What to use for shop walls. - 29 replies

Hey Guys, I had a question for you-all. My shop is a detached 14X36 building. I am in the process of insulating and putting up the drywall. After installing a few panels of drywall this wekend I remembered how much I hated it due to the mess it makes, the time to install and thinking back to my last shop it did not really stand up that well d...

01-05-2016 06:04 PM

Filtration for HVAC - 4 replies

I am thinking of putting a wall unit or mini split in to my shop. Does anyone have any ideas on how to add additional filtration to these types of units? They will be providing heating and cooling, are around 12,000 BTU for a 500 square foot shop.

10-28-2015 01:13 AM

Router for tablesaw? - 13 replies

Any recommendations or things to look our for when buying a router to mount to a tablesaw? I am picking up my new tablesaw on Friday and would like to use it as a router table too. I figure I can get a router plate at woodcraft when I but the saw and wanted to get a $100 +/- router from Home Depot

10-24-2015 01:02 AM

Best stain and polly for hard wood floors. - 0 replies

Hi folks, I was wondering what the thoughts were on what stain and polly to use on hardwood floors. The gallon bucket Minwax stain and polly at Home Depot is tempting but I was wondering if there was anything better out there or if I am over thinking this one.

10-13-2015 01:32 PM

14X28-40 shop - 1 reply

If anyone has a shop in the size range of 14X28-40 can you post some pics or a link? I would like to see what one looks like with equipment in it.

09-16-2015 05:15 PM

How big is big enogh - 13 replies

My last shop was 16X18 and though small at times it was enough for a full size saw with 52” rails, CMS, Drum sander and a bunch of other things. The new house we bought has nothing. My wife wants me to buy a 14*36 premade shed for about $8K and just be done with it. I am floating the idea of building a 24X36 gaurage myself which would be a...

07-16-2015 04:57 PM

Refinishing Hardwood Floors - 14 replies

I am thinking of taking on sanding and refinishing the hardwood floors in my new house. Its about 1,300 square feet. I would rent the equipment. Has anyone taken on this project? If so I have a few questions How long did it take you?Was it back breaking work?Did you feel like doing it on your own was worth the savings of paying someone to do ...

07-06-2015 02:08 PM

1.75 or 3HP Sawstop - 15 replies

So due to a few things I am in the market for a new tablesaw. I loved my unisaw but we had to move in to an apartment while our house was being built and I had nowhere to store it. I was able to sell it for what I paid for it and after helping the guy move it in to his trailer I realized that even if I kept the saw and had a place to store it th...

05-28-2015 12:19 PM

Delta Unisaw X 3HP value - 8 replies

Hi folks, There are a few things going on. One is moving and the other is being married to a nurse who is insisting on me getting a sawstop (yeah yeah I know all about my other threads but have to keep the wife happy). Between those two things I am thinking of selling my Unisaw instead of moving it and having her check in on me every 5 min to...

04-20-2015 02:50 PM

Best Furniture Polish - 5 replies

I have no idea what in the world my house keeper is using on our furniture but it leaves rings if the slightest bit of heat or cold is applied to the surface. For example I had my feet up on the coffie table yesterday and there are now little white marks from where my heals were. I wold like some advice on how to best strip the current furniture...

03-18-2015 07:33 PM

Washing dust collector bags - 8 replies

My dust collector has felt like its lost power. I figured the bags may be plugged up. I took them off, emptied them out, gave them a good beating to remove as much dust as I could then stuck them in the washing machine for two cycles. Is this normal? Did I mess up my bags by washing them?

01-30-2015 04:27 PM

Shop Lighting - 24 replies

My head is spinning, T5, T8 ,T12 LED etc. I have a 24X24 shop with 16 foot ceilings. I think I want T8 due to T12 being phased out and T5 being expensiveThe lights will be on 8-40 hours per week depending How many bulbs will I need to light up the space? I am open to recommendations. Thanks for the help.

01-28-2015 05:41 PM

New Concrete Shop Floor - what to do?????? - 14 replies

What would you do to a new concrete floor in your shop? Leave it alone or epoxy coat it with something like Rust-Oleum Epoxy floor kit? Any other ideas?

01-26-2015 03:25 PM

Moving Unisaw - 10 replies

Any tips on moving a 48” Unisaw? The thing is heavy. My shop has steps and I can back the truck up to the steps and roll it in to the bed. Issue is how to get it off. I would hate the thing to go crashing down. I can borrow the bed ramps my friend uses for his ATV when he loads it in to his truck bed or I can buy some boards. Any advice wo...

11-11-2014 03:48 PM

Building a Garage - 15 replies

Wife and I are looking at building a detached 2 car garage for my shop with an apartment above it. I have a few questions. 1. Anyone do this before if so can you share your thoughts2. How flat does the land need to be to pour a slab? Can thicker concrete make up for a difference in grade of say a foot or so?3. I am seeing cost all over the pl...

10-01-2014 07:15 PM

HOA Garage Shop Usage - 35 replies

Sadly every development in the Raleigh area has a HOA. They all have something in HOA agreement that states garage is only for parking cars. I drive around and see shops, storage and everything else besides cars parked in garages. Anyone ever have an issue from the HOA for having a shop in their garage?

08-26-2014 02:57 PM

Clean Air (Dust Collector, Air filter etc) - 11 replies

Please educate me on dust collectors and air filtration systems. Currently I have a 1HP dust collector connected to my unisaw. I don’t know what brand it is, I bought it off of Craigslist. it looks like a generic to the 1HP HF dust collector. It does not do a very good job, The air seams dusty when its on and there is dust left on the saw ...

06-09-2014 01:05 AM

Dust Collector Setup - 10 replies

My DC is very old, under powered and we are buying a new house. Needless to say I am going to CL it and get a new one. I have a few questions I was hoping you could help me out with. 1. Does anyone see any issue in building a “quiet closet” for the compressor and dust collector?2. What size tubes should I use3. Does it matter if I...

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