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02-11-2015 10:26 PM

First coat with HVLP gun. How's it look? - 11 replies

So (like I posted in a previous forum topic), I’m painting some doors white. Here is a pic of the doors before they were sanded. I got these doors in the bargain area at Menards. They were already stained but, had no top coat on them. I sanded it down, cleaned it up really well, and put the first coat of paint on. (I didnt use p...

02-11-2015 02:35 AM

HVLP spraying question - 3 replies

So I used my HVLP sprayer for the first time last weekend (practicing) and it seemed to work pretty well! I thinned the paint out with Windshield Washer fluid. For my first time using it, I think I got pretty good results. I have the day off tomorrow and plan on painting some of our doors (for our house remodel). I have a few questions. ...

01-22-2015 04:07 PM

Making cabinet doors - 33 replies

I’ve started previous threads on my kitchen remodel. However I wanted to get some of your opinions…. I am making mission style cabinet doors to upgrade our kitchen. They will be painted white. The accuracy and repeatability of my table saw makes this process super slow. I’m wondering instead of doing the tongue and gro...

01-17-2015 09:10 PM

Beat to death discussion: SawStop - 102 replies

Alright guys. I’m sorry for this… (I’m sure this has been answered MANY times before, but….) We just moved in to our first home and I finally have my own shop space – I’m starting to accumulate some tools to fill my shop.. I have been saving my nickels and dimes for a while now to purchase my “for...

12-29-2014 03:54 PM

Anyone know if this table saw is a good buy? - 29 replies

I have been holding out for a SawStop (I’m a Chiropractor – need those fingers), however my wife and I are just about to start our DIY kitchen remodel and I need a good saw to do some cabinet work. I found this Dewalt “cabinet” saw on Craigslist (I don’t think its a true cabinet saw). Anyone have experience with t...

11-16-2014 03:07 PM

Miter Saw Advice - 24 replies

Hey guys. Looking to buy my first miter saw. Just bought a new house and it has a double wide and double deep garage (pole barn). The back half is going to be my new shop! (pics to come).... I have some projects coming up, and the miter saw I borrowed from my brother-in-law is horribly inaccurate. Wondering your thoughts on Miter Saws? ...

11-06-2014 04:54 PM

HVLP sprayer question - 24 replies

I have the Woodriver Pro HVLP sprayer. I just ordered the 2mm needle kit so I can spray some latex paint. I have never used this sprayer yet. My wife and I bought a house and have a ton of painting to do. I have about 7 doors that we are going to paint white. I am also refinishing all the kitchen cabinets (white as well). Do I need to ...

10-25-2014 01:18 AM

Lowes discount warehouse - 5 replies

I had a patient of mine tell me that he buys supplies for really cheap at a Lowes discount warehouse. He said it is where Lowes sends damaged returns/etc that they sell for a discounted price. The one he goes to is in Waterloo, IA. He said there were 3 in Iowa total. I’ve never heard of such a place. Anyone else familiar with this? And/o...

10-11-2014 01:27 AM

need some help with the fireplace! - 10 replies

Hey guys. Its been awhile since I’ve posted! I still come on here to check out the projects almost every day, just no time to actually “get involved” as of late. My wife and I bought a 100 year old house (really well taken care of) and have been doing some cosmetic updating to it, along with a few minor repairs. To the po...

07-15-2014 02:33 AM

Building cabinet doors.... - 75 replies

Hey guys, I need some help building some cabinet doors. My wife and I just bought our first house (YAHOO!!) and we are planning on updating our kitchen cabinets. The cabinets themselves are in good shape, however the door style is not our taste. We also plan to paint the cabinets white. I bought some select pine boards from Menards and wa...

07-11-2014 11:28 PM

How would you build this? - 12 replies

Hey Guys. I saw this table, and would love to build something similar. I’m trying to wrack my brain about how to make these curved legs. I can come up with a bunch of really complicated ways of making them, but am not seeing the “easiest way out”.... How would you make it???

07-07-2014 07:49 PM

Video/audio advertisement... - 6 replies

I was reading through someone’s blog today and got interrupted by an extremely annoying advertisement (on the right hand side). It was a video (with audio) advertisement. There was no way to shut it off, which forced me to leave the page and stop reading the blog…. Could I have turned off my volume? Of course, but I shouldn̵...

04-06-2014 12:45 AM

Woodworking Poster - 5 replies

Hey guys My wife is trying to earn some extra spending cash so she can buy some equipment for her photography hobby. She started up an Etsy store and is selling custom prints. Check out the store here: I told her to make a woodworking one, and I would share it with all my woodwo...

02-17-2014 05:06 AM

I dont understand... - 6 replies

...why lumberjocks cant fix the video page. What century is this?

12-27-2013 05:18 AM

Small Electrical Project (question) - 22 replies

I am making a DIY Soft Box (photography lighting). I need help with some wiring. I have BASIC knowledge of how to wire up a light. Here are the pics of the sockets I have… I have 4 of these sockets that I want to wire together into one extension cord. Now before the safety police start yapping – yes, I checked with...

09-19-2013 07:09 PM

Fixing a screw up - question - 21 replies

I drilled 3 holes for a hinge only to realize when I was installing the hinge that my holes were like 1/16-1/8” off from where they were supposed to be. I can’t simply just drill new holes because I’m afraid they’ll get sucked into the previous mistake-holes. And if they don’t, the two holes will be so close togethe...

08-13-2013 05:46 AM

The SHOPS Tab - 4 replies

It’s finally changed! Check it out if you haven’t already – finally! Thanks Admin. Looks good! Can’t wait to start browsing LJ’s shops

04-12-2013 02:38 AM

Shops tab, the afterthought of Lumberjocks - 32 replies

A while ago (like 2 years ago) I started a forum topic asking if the Shop tab section was going to get updated to flow better and be more user friendly. I’m pretty sure I got feedback from the admin saying that it was in the works. That was 2 years ago. What happened???? Every tab at the top takes you to a page that is coherent and fits ...

02-13-2013 05:53 AM

I wonder what application this has for woodworking? (a must see video) - 15 replies

02-06-2013 04:36 PM

Another Harbor Freight Gem (quick gear clamp) - 18 replies

I’m pretty sure I’ve seen someone post about these before, so hopefully this post isnt completely redundant. I just bought these clamps at Harbor Freight. They were on sale for $12.99. They are awesome! The clamping force is very strong, and it seems like all the important components are metal (not plastic like their other crappy...

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