The vise that Rockler sells for a quick release front vise tagged item no. 27838 is painted black. I bought one today that was never installed but the guy had misplaced the two nuts on the front. Anyone know the size and thread pitch of these two?...
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I've "winged it" and built some nice things, e.g. house, cabinets, furniture, using the most basic of tools over the past 30 years. I have collected a few firsts (for me) such as a 6" jointer and lunchbox planer and hope to start bulding a new shop by the end of the year. The current shop is very tight at 16' X 24' and everything in the world has to be stored there. I hope to glean a few ideas about shop layout efficiency from you LJs out there. It has already been great fun just seeing the different ideas on making tools mobile, since very few have all the space they need! Look forward to interaction with and maybe even offering a little something to the LJ community.
-- Like Guy Clark sez - "Sometimes I use my head, Sometimes I get a bigger hammer"
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I’m big into re- or up- cycling and some of the materials on hand are getting their 3rd or 4th use. There is a point, though, where storing the old material is more headache than it is worth. I built a drop shed long befo...
We all know the difficulties of finding the right fittings and designing a system, but here’s a new wrinkle, for me, at least. I picked up a box with two different lengths of 1.5” I.D. pool hose included and the described fittings were...
A special Thank You to Cosmas on youtube for explaining and showing how this works. I have the Harbor Freight label of the same machine. I bought it used and it quit oscillating after just a couple of uses. The model has changed and H.F. no longer...
I’ve had a set of bench cookies for a while and just recently used them for the first time. I also had a set of risers and realized that called for a second set of cookies so I made a set of “cake squares”. I realized how helpful...