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02-11-2015 11:10 PM

BANDSAW DEAL - 0 replies

Just in case anyone is interested, the Sears Craftsman badged version of the Rikon 14” bandsaw is on sale right now for $424 and can usually be delivered to your nearest store for free delivery. Has 8” re-saw max, no riser possibility (it’s a welded frame), a 120/240V 1HP motor and the cast iron table.

02-01-2015 06:45 PM

Anyone considering solar or other alternate power for their shop? - 21 replies

Been working on cost benefit calculations and it is surprising how affordable solar power is becoming.I’m not looking at going off grid yet, but behind the meter works and has some possibilities, even here in Tennessee where I have to deal with TVA fighting me every step of the way. If I lived in an area where net metering was a possibilit...

06-17-2014 04:48 AM

Lacquer for a bar finish? - 6 replies

I recently remodeled a home. I contracted the cabinet work because my shop is in storage and I had to deal with severe time crunch.The kitchen island cabinet is made of Cherry. The “Eat at” top is a glue up, 1-3/4” thick by 18” wide.The cabinet maker finished all this with spray on lacquer.Then he tells me we cant sit wet...

10-28-2013 02:43 PM

Spam HomeRefurbers and GardenTenders - 3 replies

Anyone notice that HomeRefurbers and GardenTenders have been taken over by spam.

09-20-2013 10:58 PM

New operating system for Apple i-phone - 14 replies

Anybody out there upgrade to the i-OS 7 for their i-phone 4S.I just did and, maybe it’s just me, but I liked the old system much better.So far this looks like a down grade to me.

09-17-2013 08:38 PM

What? Raise the debt ceiling again? - 12 replies

”The fact that we are here today to debate raising America’s debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the U.S. Government can’t pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our Government’s reckless fiscal policies. … Increasing America’s debt weak...

09-06-2013 01:24 PM

Finger joint bit, or ?? - 10 replies

I’m planning to build a “glue lam” beam of stacked 2×4s.Can’ get 2×4s as long as the beam needs to be so there will be end to end joints required.Any suggestions on the best way to splice 2×4s for a 26ft beam.My first thought was finger joint, but I don’t have the bit for that.My second thought was pi...

08-22-2013 04:08 PM

Another Router/Router Table / Router Lift Question - 8 replies

I was just reading a forum question/discussion about router lifts (link is here ) and I started to enter this question, and it occurred to me that might be hijacking the other thread, so I am starting another thread here. This whole discussion brings up a question I have always had about routers and router ...

06-11-2013 05:18 PM

IKE was Right (after all) - 41 replies

- In Ike’s last address on the state of the nation in 1961 he said “The prospect of domination of the nation’s scholars by Federal employment, project allocations, and the power of money is ever present and is gravely to be regarded. – Yet, in holding scientific research and discovery in respect, as we should, we must also b...

06-05-2013 08:39 PM

Shop Doors, what type? - 14 replies

I’m designing my new shop for when we move to town after the farm is sold.Pretty much settled on a 23 ft x 23 ft square with one 7’ x 9’ garage door and a standard 3 ft personnel door.I will have just over 9’ high ceiling in this space. The problem is I don’t want the garage door, when it’s open, covering u...

05-06-2013 01:51 AM

Any suggestions on best thickness for workbench top for use with holdfasts - 7 replies

I have a bench I built about 3 years ago that is made of 4 layers of 3/4 plywood, topped with 3/8” MDF and 3/16” Masonite. Total thickness is 3 1/2”. The top is banded with 1×4 maple.I drilled 3/4” holes for holdfasts and used a 1/4” round-over router bit to smooth the tops of the holes so the holdfast would no...

02-13-2013 01:51 AM

Anybody Notice Home Depot Dumped Jorgensen Clamps in Favor of Chinese Irwins - 72 replies

I was just in HD this afternoon and I had planned to pick up a couple of 12” Jorgensen HD “F” clamps.They were all gone. Not as single orange clamp in the house.In their place was a rack full of Irwins. I checked a few; all Made In China. And the prices are all about 6% to 10% more than the Jorgensens which were Made In USA....

11-08-2012 07:52 PM

Does Any One Out There Heat With Coal. - 9 replies

I have seen several questions lately about heat and it just occurred to me, no one ever mentions coal heat. I don’t use coal and I don’t know anyone who does, but I did when I was a kid, over 50 years ago. Up until about 15 to 20 years ago there was a place here in town where you could buy coal, but I wouldn’t even know w...

10-18-2012 04:28 PM

Is 5/8 hp HF Airless a Good Choice to Paint House Interior? - 14 replies

I am going to have to paint the interior of my house soon.Been thinking about Airless sprayers.Noticed the HF airless has very good reviews. Only 1 negative in 9 positive. 4 1/2 star average. Anybody out there have experience with this or anyother airless sprayer. I want to spray ceilings and walls with something like Behr Premium Latex. ...

10-04-2012 09:06 PM

What a beautiful day. - 7 replies

For the first time in about 3 1/2 years I have a smile on my face.I see light at the end of the tunnel.My neice took her dopehead, cheating husband to court and cleaned his clock.I got two leads on possible new jobs; going for an interview next week.I have a possibility of getting my mortgage re-fi’d at a descent rate; and that means I mig...

08-13-2012 10:51 PM

Anyone Here Use a Rider Plane - 1 reply

I get tool sale offers all the time from a company called Garret Wade. I once got a brace from them; not very impressed, but it was OK. I was looking through their planes and saw a decent looking block plane for $80. The brand is Rider. I never heard of that brand. I know they rebrand some things so maybe that’s what this is. Any...

07-09-2012 02:31 AM

Bugs in my cherry. Help! - 12 replies

I just bought 500 board feet of cherry and have had it stacked in my garage drying for about a month. I decided to turn the stack over to put the 4/4 boards on the bottom and the 8/4 and 10/4 boards on the top.I was doing this because some of the thinner boards are beginning to cup and twist and I thought the weight of the stack might help keep ...

05-13-2012 03:12 AM

Need advise for drying 8/4 cherry. - 11 replies

I just bought a couple hundred board feet of 8/4 cherry. Eventually I plan to make a dining room table from this.My question is I need specifics of air drying process.1. I know it needs air flow and has to be stickered.2. I plan to stack it with sticks on about 24” spacing.3. It will be in my garage, in the dry, and not covered.4. Do I nee...

04-19-2012 09:30 PM

Anybody else notice - 6 replies

Harbor Freight is reducing the number of woodworking tools they carry. At first I thought it was just me, or maybe since I have not shopped at HF till the last two years. Case in point, the 14” four speed bandsaw. I’ve read very good reviews on this machine. Really thought I might get one one of these days. They don’t have i...

01-19-2012 12:01 AM

Shop going in basement, trying to keep water out - 12 replies

My wood shop is going in my basement.My basement is 50% ground level, with a drive in garage under one end of the house.The shop is on the other end of the house, the part that is under ground level. The moron who built the foundation put in a french drain; about 12” above the level of the slab.When we get about a week of steady rain and the ...

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