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|188 days ago||
Question about tree burl - 8 replies
Hi, Was snowshoeing in the woods behind my place which is filled mostly with ash, walnut, cherry, maple and lots of pricker bushes. Happened upon this tree (I remembered the bark was cherry but looking at the pic now I can’t tell for sure) that was about 10 inches in diameter. This burl was up about 10 ft as I was able to reach it with ...
|205 days ago||
Was in there the other day dreaming about a 55 inch TV and went down the tools aisle. I noticed corded and cordless drills with the Bostich name on them.. Price points were decent, better for the corded tools than I would expect but figured since Bostich is owned by Stanley, who also owns Black & Decker, that they were just yellow Black &...
|228 days ago||
DeWalt DW745 tablesaw at Home Depot - $229! - 10 replies
Had to pick up a furnace filter yesterday and I like to walk through the tool section looking for little yellow stickers that say “discount.” They had the Dewalt DW745 saw marked down from the $299 sale price to $229!! Do I need a jobsite saw at the moment? No, but the little Craftsman I do have has a terrible fence and I was never r...
|617 days ago||
Ridgid 13 inch Planer being closed out - 10 replies
Was at $239 at my local Home Depot, knocked down from almost $400. If you want one now is the time to check out your local store
|756 days ago||
Circular saw cut starts wide of the mark - 26 replies
Hey folks, yesterday I was building a carcass for a window seat out of a sheet of birch ply. I clamped a straightedge onto the sheet and ripped it down to widths I needed. I noticed that on my first cut the blade actually started wide of my line despite the sole plate being tight to the straightedge, and then it settled into place. I swapped out...
|806 days ago||
As the title says….. I picked up a clean one for ten bucks at a yardsale Sunday (didn’t need it, but ten dollars?). I found an exploded parts diagram at the vintage machinery reprints section, but would like a manual so I can set up the sacrificial table properly. I was going to pull the motor to check the bearings but the case wo...
|848 days ago||
Was it a wood planer or ice shaver? - 6 replies
Well, with NO pic for you to look at, I’ll just throw this out there - I was at a thrift shop looking at some planes (Shelton and Wards, one broken handle, one incomplete) and I saw an interesting little thing. It had a blade like a hand plane, had a cast body with thumb wheel for adjusting depth of cut, no markings at all, the blade wa...
|893 days ago||
Like the question says – I have to sand and clear coat a wood door that faces southwest and has no overhang protection, so the sun, rain and snow beat it pretty badly. Customer is disappointed that the last guy’s job didn’t even last 2 years, and I believe he used a Cetol product. I just read that using an untinted base paint w...