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|7 hours ago||
How do I get started in pen turning? - 10 replies
The title is pretty self explanatory. I would like to do some pen turning, at least try my hand at it… Other than a lathe which I have, what tools do I need, and where can I get some instruction on the process? Actually it’s not just pens, but pens, shaving sets, etc… I have a mess of small cutoffs that need to be used, and...
|38 days ago||
Okay simply put, I have to ladders, and only the space to store 1. My current configuration is a couple of bicycle hooks hung from the studs between the garage doors, I simply hang the ladder between the doors. Sadly I don’t have enough room for 2 sets of hooks and ladders. I can keep the 10 footer there with no problems. It’s ...
|42 days ago||
How to pull an existing cabinet into square? - 31 replies
Okay dumb question. I had built a shop cabinet 2 years ago that was square when I built it, but due to some drawer problems I am noticing the cabinet now is anything BUT square. Construction is glued and screwed rabbet and dado construction with a back panel effectively about 2/3 of the way back set into a dado and screwed into place… I...
|561 days ago||
I have been asked for this data before here, and other places, and felt it might be helpful to post it up, might be easy for someone to hit later on when they want the data. Testing was done in my shop, at waist level within 3 feet laterally from the device in question. So here’s the specs… Sound Measurement Device HTC Inspire ...
|563 days ago||
I have the following tools to either sell, or barring that, donate to a Christian helps ministry in the Houston Metro area. The items are. #1. Black and Decker Firestorm 10” Sliding Compound Miter Saw. Excellent condition, used for about 3 years before the itch to get a slider got me… Blade still plenty sharp. Just needs dust c...
|564 days ago||
After a few too many errors in setting up heights for dado and rabbet joints with both the TS and the router, it is obvious I am not doing this right. I have been able to make adjustments (knocking longish rabbets down with a hand plane) but that effects things down the rest of the project. So what devices / methods are you using to accuratel...
|567 days ago||
Using a power sander for drywall work? - 17 replies
Long story short, I need to replace the corner bead in one of my walls, the new beading material is easily twice as wide as the original, so there is a 1/2” span of mud that needs to get sanded flush, 10’ on both sides… I would REALLY rather not do this with a hand sander… So what to use? I am thinking about using m...
|586 days ago||
All B&D Firestorm models. Purchased new at Lowes in January / February 2008… Firestorm 10” Compound Miter Saw, OE blade. I enjoyed this saw, but upgraded to a 12” slider. Good condition. $75.00 O.B.O. Firestorm Miter Saw folding stand with extending work supports. $50.00 O.B.O. Firestorm plunge router. 1/4” c...
|609 days ago||
Political ads in the banners? - 3 replies
I am mostly ignoring them, but I was wondering if there was a way to block the political ads?
|617 days ago||
I know we have several people from Colorado, just wanting to hear from you folks to see that you are doing okay…
|630 days ago||
Joinery for plywood drawer boxes. - 20 replies
I have a few shop projects that I need to build drawers for, and I honestly do not want to spend a ton of money on them, so I am thinking plywood for the drawer boxes. But that begs the question of what to do for joinery on these boxes. While I know it is theoretically possible, is it a good idea to dovetail the joints here? I just cringe whe...
|683 days ago||
It’s not all that infrequent that our church gets presented with families in dire straits, from families that have suffered a complete loss of home and property due to either natural disaster (tornado, hurricane etc…) or most recently fire. The Men’s ministry has been knocking this problem around, and there are a few of us i...
|689 days ago||
I need an idea for a quick to build wedding present! - 18 replies
My oldest brother, a young-ish widower, is getting married to a nice gal in a few short weeks. I have been so swamped in my own home repair, work, etc… issues I haven’t given a wedding gift much thought. My first thought is a tea caddy. But honestly, I haven’t lived with this same said brother since we joined the Navy…...
|699 days ago||
Just wondering out loud here. I myself am pretty happy with my shop. The space isn’t huge, but it isn’t tiny either. My wife lets me do my business there without too much interruption, and aside from the intrusion which is somewhat minor, of lawn and garden equipment and supplies, for the most part this is all workshop. So it got me ...
|767 days ago||
Eric Sloane woodworking books for design ideas? - 0 replies
Now mind you, these books are before my time, at least before my woodworking time that is… I am trying to hunt down the plans for a project my Dad built before I was born, it was a “Cobblers Bench” coffee table, which was apparently a fairly popular project in the 1950s and 1960s. This one was somewhat different… In mo...
|773 days ago||
Making a cutlist in Sketchup. - 4 replies
I am working on drawing up the plans for Jerry’s mobile lumber cart, and am having a brain fart, how do you make a cutlist and comment a Sketchup model?
|780 days ago||
Parts for a shop built drum sander. - 2 replies
Okay, I will try to keep this simple. I am having a heck of a time with Amazon’s descriptions, and Pillow Block bearings that I can find locally are heinous in price. So I figured who better than Lumberjocks to tell me what will work… I am planning on a 5/8” shaft diameter (I already have the smooth rod), and would like a go...
|796 days ago||
Computer Desk design help... - 18 replies
I am looking for, well, plans but not plans… I am really looking for ideas to come up with a smallish computer desk / Armoire for the master bedroom. The critical dimensions are… #1. 24” keyboard tray width x 12” depth at least. #2. Overall interior depth no shallower than 20” to allow for cases, and cables and s...
|909 days ago||
Long story short. I have a friend that lives out in the country, has plenty of land, but not a lot of budget. He has been issued a threat by his wife over the shop in his garage and needs to move it. Mind you, he is here in coastal Texas as well, so no basement to move to. He needs an outbuilding… Now the question he gave me, is how to sou...
|931 days ago||
I have seen them advertised, and plenty of folks here brag them up, but I have never once seen anybody explain why I would want to spend the extra money on a helical cutter head. What’s the big deal with them? FWIW, I am shoveling what funds I can into the old proverbial milk jug (okay savings account, not milk jug) for a 12” join...