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Blog series by dbhost updated 04-06-2017 05:07 PM 13 parts 18331 reads 53 comments total

Part 1: Fixing a dust collection ducting mistake.

12-12-2016 04:10 AM by dbhost | 3 comments »

We all make mistakes, what moves us forward is knowing how to fix those mistakes… In this video I show how I made a design and implementation mistake in my dust collection ducting, and how I fixed it… View on YouTube

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Part 2: Wiring basics. How to use a crimp butt splice.

12-19-2016 06:08 AM by dbhost | 10 comments »

This applies to power tool wiring work as well. Any wiring connection that is going to be exposed to continued long term vibration. Splicing in a new switch? You need to know how to do this. Relocating that swtich? Same deal… This covers a basic skill that I am finding some people don’t have readily available… View on YouTube

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Part 3: Using a cheap Harbor Freight riveter for awesome dust collection ductwork joints.

12-20-2016 03:01 AM by dbhost | 7 comments »

If you, like me have been putting your dust collection system together with screws, STOP IT, those screws stick into the duct work and can snag stringy stuff and clog things up for you. Not a good thing. In this video I show you a great, serviceable alternative to screws. View on YouTube

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Part 4: Drill Master 68287 18v drill vs 3/4" auger bit and pine 2x4. Who will win?

12-22-2016 04:27 AM by dbhost | 0 comments »

Okay for this demo / test I put a full charge on the Drill Master 68287 18v 3/8” cordless drill, and threw my most common auger bit size at it, my 3/4” Irwin SpeedBor auger bit. (The one I use for boring 3/4” holes in tree stumps for using Stump Rot). Is this drill up to this fairly simple and common task? Watch for yourself and find out! View on YouTube

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Part 5: Merry Christmas from Dave's Workshop.

12-25-2016 05:56 AM by dbhost | 4 comments »

Merry Christmas 2016 from our workshop to yours! WARNING! If you are offended by religious themes and content, please skip this video! View on YouTube

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Part 6: Solving a Gorilla Glue problem, I hope... Making a glue bottle stand.

12-26-2016 10:53 PM by dbhost | 3 comments »

I have nevver had any luck with Gorilla glue, it always sets up rock hard in the bottle ater one or two uses. I have a glue up coming that needs something like Gorilla Glue. Lots of reading here, and on other furums say to store Grolla Glue upside down to keep it from setting up in the bottle. Something about the way the bottle seals with the glue against the cap or something like that. So I put together a quick and easy glue bottle stand for a small bottle of Gorilla Glue. No sense aft...

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Part 7: 2 new videos, some sad news, and back on the track... Lumber wagon work, and wall work...

02-06-2017 02:45 AM by dbhost | 4 comments »

No woodworking in the shop at this time. Just vehicle and drywall work. I have woodworking tasks in the queue though. One I REALLY don’t want to do, but it’s something I have to do… You probably noticed that I haven’t put out a video for about 6 weeks. To say the beginning of 2017 sucked is an understatement. A colleague of mine suddenly passed away, a friend’s dad lost his battle with cancer, and the one that hits us at home, our beloved 20 year old cat was d...

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Part 8: Finally got the shop clean, ran into a snag fixing the portable air conditioner.

02-26-2017 07:59 PM by dbhost | 4 comments »

Finally got the shop clean, working on fixing the A C. When I ran into a problem. How do I fix this? View on YouTube Sorry I am posting from mobile and I haven’t figured out how to get the embed code to work right from mobile.

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Part 9: The shop A.C. is fixed!

03-07-2017 01:36 AM by dbhost | 9 comments »

After a few false starts a bunch of obscenity and some finally clear thinking finally finally have the shop air conditioner working. Now I know what most of you were thinking it’s early March and this guy’s already talking air conditioning. Well I am in coastal Texas and spring is almost here. That means without air conditioning my shop will soon B intolerable heat wise. Anyway here’s the video I hope it all makes sense if you have any questions let me know. To refresh yo...

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Part 10: Shop heater. Fixing the Mr. Heater Portable Buddy heater that won't light.

03-12-2017 04:55 PM by dbhost | 6 comments »

After 12 years of use, and admittedly heavy abuse, our Portable Buddy heater just would’t fire up the pilot light. We really didn’t need it this year at all, I was simply going through and cleaning / maintaining all the white gas and propane appliances when this was discovered to be non functional. I have seen where lots of guys simply throw in the towel on these units when they won’t light, but they are such a simple fix, it is well worth a try. With a street price of $7...

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Part 11: Cord Custting Project, and basic skill builders.

04-03-2017 03:27 AM by dbhost | 2 comments »

Not a lot of woodowrking, but at least I am on top of the table saw and workbench… Gathering the stuff together for a full on structured wiring project and cord cutting. We are going to full streaming and over the air television. For what it’s worth, all I am lacking is the F type coaxial keystones that are on a slow boat from Monoprice. But at least I have whatt I need to get started… View on YouTube And for those that aren’t familiar with the how…. Here ...

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Part 12: What's what's on the workbench April 2017

04-04-2017 10:41 PM by dbhost | 1 comment » A quick look at my current short term projects on the bench.

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Part 13: Shop First Aid cabinet upgrade with custom graphics.

04-06-2017 05:07 PM by dbhost | 0 comments »

Okay the embed doesn’t work on mobile. Must be Adobe Flash based… I got the first aid kit graphics done and installed. Supplies are swapped over, I still need to parse out excess stuff and organize it better… But overall I like it

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