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|469 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 ...
|470 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...
|471 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...
|474 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...
|493 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...
|516 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?
|524 days ago||
I know we have several people from Colorado, just wanting to hear from you folks to see that you are doing okay…
|537 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...
|591 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...
|596 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…...
|606 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 ...
|674 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...
|681 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?
|687 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...
|704 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...
|816 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...
|838 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...
|849 days ago||
This might sound like a dumb question, but we have family that has converted to Messianic Judaism, and thus no longer celebrates Christmas, but rather Chaunukah. (hope I spelled that right). I would like to make them a nice Menorah this year, but haven’t a clue other than it is supposed to have 9 branches, what should or should not be on i...
|871 days ago||
Mobile Miter Saw Stations... - 7 replies
Due to certain space constraints, I am giving some serious consideration to building a mobile miter saw workstation. I am just not sure which one to build. I was hoping maybe my fellow LJs can post up some pics of the stations they have built, or point me to some good plans for one. My requirements are… #1. House a 12” slider. ...
|881 days ago||
I picked up a bunch of air dried walnut off of a Craigslist buy, and I was wondering. I have never bought air dried before, but I have air dried my own. This stuff has been milled for 10+ years, but the seller has recently moved, along with his lumber stash, from upstate New York, to Texas. It is 4/4 stuff. How long should I let it acclimate to ...