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10-09-2018 12:44 AM

Contact Cement and MDF - 14 replies

I’m building some MDF cabinet doors. My plan is to glue 1/4 MDF (rails and stiles) onto 1/2 MDF base. I don’t have a vacuum bag clamping system, which would obviously be the best option. I’m thinking about just using some Contact Cement, to make the glue-up super easy – What are your thoughts on this? Any reason not t...

09-26-2018 06:49 PM

How to Hang a HAND RAIL - 25 replies

The picture above is my set up with stud spacing drawn in. I’m trying to install a handrail on these steps. Just a basic pine hand rail (with metal brackets) similar to this…. I’ve never done this before, so looking for advice on bracket spacing/anchoring…. For a hand rail this length, what is the approp...

09-19-2018 10:23 PM

Finishing walnut quickly... - 54 replies

Hey guys, I’m doing a last minute project, and need a quick/durable finish… I’m making a (walnut) Prayer Kneeler for our church auction coming up this weekend (Sunday). I should have it all built by tomorrow. Which means I have Friday and Saturday to put a finish on and have it ready for Sunday. I want those dark walnut...

07-29-2018 11:39 PM

Estate Sale Find: calipers & dial indicator - 15 replies

Wondering if anyone knows anything about these. I bought these for next to nothing. Worth anything, or worth selling? Or should I just be the proud owner of some new calipers?

07-06-2018 04:16 AM

Quick & Easy Air Cleaner - 7 replies

I built this air cleaner tonight, so I could do a little spray painting out in my garage. Needed to keep all the doors closed (in the garage) because the bugs are awful, and didn’t want them ruining my finish. I even put up some bug strips on the ceiling an hour or so before putting on the finish (killed about 10 flies). I picked up t...

07-04-2018 03:19 PM

DC motor help - 11 replies

I took apart a free treadmill and salvaged this motor (and a bunch of other goodies). Treadmills have so many useful parts in them! Anyways….. My electrical knowledge stops at installing an outlet and/or a light fixture. I know next to nothing about motors. I know enough that DC motor won’t work in an AC outlet :) :) Wha...

05-16-2018 05:49 PM

Bubbles in paint - 14 replies

I have a Graco airless handheld sprayer. I sprayed some SW ProClassic and got (super) tiny little bubbles all over my would-be glass like finish. Super bummed. I was trying to problem solve the issue. I painted it outside in the shade – wasn’t super hot out, so I don’t think the paint dried too fast. I waited almost 24hrs ...

11-10-2017 07:07 PM

Insulating a pole barn (questions) - 14 replies

I have a 32×34 pole-barn/garage that is not insulated. It’s all steel sheeted (roof and walls). Poles are 8’ on center. Walls are 9’ tall. There is no attic (open to the roof), and there is a ridge vent along the entire peak. There is no soffit vents. I’d like to add some heat to the space in the winter, so I...

10-18-2017 02:55 PM

Planes on Craigslist - good buy? - 8 replies

10-01-2017 04:09 PM

My Built-in Cabinets Progress (and a question) - 29 replies

So for those of you following my forum topics on my built-ins…..here is an update…. I’ve got some more shelves to build, and the drawers/doors, but the overall structure is done. Still A LOT of sanding to do, then of course the finishing. I have a Graco airless (handheld) sprayer that sprays enamel paint really well....

09-29-2017 03:12 AM

Old Christmas Sleigh - Preserving question - 12 replies

My neighbor approached me the other day (because she knows I’m a woodworker) and asked how to clean up/preserve an old christmas sleigh she has. She has been keeping it in her basement for years, and it looks like it has mold or something on it. (see pics below) She’s wondering how she should clean it to get the “green stu...

07-25-2017 07:26 PM

Table saw purchase.... - 30 replies

Really close to buying this. Already got permission from the wife – lol. Just wanting some thoughts from the Lumberjocks community. Anyone have this saw? Like it? What are some things I should check when I go look at it? Right now I’m using a 15+ year old Jet contractor saw. A cabinet saw would be an amazing upgrade…...

07-10-2017 11:49 PM

What size do most use?..... - 53 replies

Hey guys, quick question…. I’m about to start designing some built-in cabinets and built-in shelves for my living room wall. Something similar to this design…. I’m wondering what the common depths are (depth of shelves, depth of cabinets, overhang of cabinet top)? Any help would be appreciated…

06-21-2017 09:51 PM

Selling stuff on Lumberjocks.... - 29 replies

Hey Guys, I have a quick question for you: I was private messaged the other day about building a prayer-kneeler (an old project of mine) for someone. They want me to cut all the pieces for them and mail it to them disassembled, so they can put it together. They only want the pieces cut, and they’ll put it together and sand/stain, etc....

05-30-2017 08:35 PM

Anyone know this brand?? worth it? - 21 replies

05-11-2017 04:45 PM

How flat is flat enough? - 14 replies

I’m practicing refurbishing a cheaper Stanley Hand Plane, in hopes of gaining some experience before finding a good one to refurbish. I got a 3/8” thick piece of glass and am flattening the bottom of the plane. I started with 120 then 220, and then finished with a few passes of 500. You can see there’s a dip in the c...

05-10-2017 06:56 PM

Is this a good Craigslist find?..... - 15 replies

I’ve been looking for some planes to refinish. I know the Bailey is a good plane, but is the Marsh?

04-20-2016 08:48 PM

HVLP setup - 9 replies

I’m thinking about buying the Harbor Freight Professional HVLP (68843), I’ve read some really good reviews for what it costs. However it requires 12-15 CFM @ 40 PSI. My compressor is really small. Only an 8 Gal, with 5 CFM @ 40PSI. Of course this is too small of a compressor. My question is, could I still run this gun on this ...

01-29-2016 03:20 AM

craigslist find - any thoughts? - 10 replies

http://cedarrapids.craigslist.org/tls/5423269702.html Anyone familiar with this model? Tried looking it up but couldn’t find it. Its listed for only $50. Seems like a beast of a sander!

01-13-2016 02:04 AM

Winter shop: pole barn (heating question) - 45 replies

Question…. I have a double wide, double deep, pole barn/garage (roughly 20×30 garage). This is my first winter in the shop with all my tools in there. There is zero insulation in it. Insulating the garage is not in the budget at the moment, and and may never be – as this is not a forever home… I’m wondering ...

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