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158 days ago

Rubbing out a finish - 8 replies

I have been researching methods to rub out a high gloss finish. Most methods I have found use pumice and rottenstone or sandpaper. However I found this video. Here he is using automotive products to achieve the same results. Has anyone tried this method? I’m looking for first hand opinions on if this method is as good as the others. ...

171 days ago

THIS is dedication - 1 reply

I don’t know how many of you are familiar with the Chive but this guy is a dedicated individual. Paper is wood after all right?

255 days ago

MURPY’S OTHER 15 LAWS - 5 replies

1. Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak. 2. A fine is a tax for doing wrong. A tax is a fine for doing well. 3. He, who laughs last, thinks slowest. 4. A day without sunshine is like, well, night. 5. Change is inevitable, except from a vending machine. 6.Those who live by...

263 days ago

Post office door lock - 8 replies

This is an American Device P.O. box door. Does anyone know how to reset the combination on one of these locks? I seem to have misplaced the combination to it. An internet search turned up nothing.

276 days ago

Interesting Drawers - 5 replies

I wasn’t sure where to post this – not mine but I really like this idea & design.

276 days ago

Help identifying a UFO - 3 replies

Does anyone know what type of insect this is? It flies & is as yet unidentified. It has a wing span of about 5 inches. And it resembles a leaf. It’s been hanging around under my carport all day (since 0800 this morning) & is still there as I write this @ 918 pm. It is not something I have seen around here before. The pictures don&#...

292 days ago

Latch for plexiglass lid - 2 replies

Hello all. I am planning a small watch box. The sides of the box will be plexiglass surrounded by a walnut frame. The top will be plexi only. No frame. This is a solar powered watch so the plexi will let in plenty of light to the watch. The question is what kind of latch will work best for the top? I would prefer something not too bulky looking ...

322 days ago

WTB Rear rails for Ridgid r4512 - 4 replies

OK. I know some folks will say “upgrade to a better fence/rail system” but that is not an option right now. So I am looking for a right side rear rail for my Ridgid R4512. I am willing to take the whole rear rail (both pieces) if need be. If you have or know someone who has this for sale please let me know. Thanks in advance. Dean

378 days ago

Dado set for R4512 - 8 replies

I bought a “cheapo” 8 dado set a while ago for my Ridgid R4512 & haven’t had a need to use it until now. The chipper blades are an extremely tight fit on the arbor. I have to sort of wiggle them into place although they seem tight enough to screw on. The outer blades fit just fine. My question is “is this normal”...

389 days ago

Upright vacuum info - 2 replies

Is anyone using an upright vacuum with a dust deputy? My wife’s vacuum is a relatively cheap Wind Tunnel. It picks up saw dust better than any shop vac I’ve come across. I wonder how well it would work with a cyclone system? Since I am shopping for a new shop vac I was thinking of trying one out. Any thoughts?

414 days ago

8 hole adhesive sanding discs - 10 replies

I wasn’t sure where to post this question so please bear with me. Does anyone know a good source for 5” 8 hole adhesive sanding discs? Locally I can only find hook & loop 8 hole or adhesive without holes. Maybe they are phasing out the adhesive with holes? I found a few places online but the selection is limited. Any help is appr...

439 days ago

Frog Lube - 0 replies

I just heard about this product. It is a eco- friendly firearm CLP. I was wondering how it would work on a steel tool table / tools. Does anyone have experience with it or possibly an opinion of if it would be useful? It is plant based & all natural. So no silicone. I see where people use it on knife blades...

445 days ago

Help finding a hooking lumber rack system - 2 replies

I would like to build a light duty overhead lumber rack. My idea is to hang it from the rafters with a hook system that will hook over the rafter then connect to a 2X6 built rack. The idea is to be moveable & adjustable. I hope I am being clear enough. My problem is finding a metal hook that will fit over a rafter board & bolt onto the r...

474 days ago

Motherboard coffee table - 5 replies

Has anyone else seen this table? It is really mind blowing cool!

536 days ago

Boeshield T9 - 1 reply

For those interested Sears has Boeshield on sale. I just picked these up.

537 days ago

Things you never knew you wanted - 4 replies

Wandering around Al Gores’ internet I came across an offbeat website. Just thought I would share. I gotta have theAdrenaSuit – Bulletproof & Superpowered. Instant awesomeness! :)

544 days ago

MDF Prices - 7 replies

In my area MDF 3/4”X4’X8’ is roughly $32 a sheet. Seems expensive to me. Is that the norm around the country or am I just being cheap?

633 days ago

Flamed Maple Finish - 18 replies

Can anyone tell me how to get a finish like this? Notice the white/cream parts of the flames. I can do blue & black but the white has me stumped…!!

736 days ago

Nothing Controversial Here - 14 replies

I have been having some licensing issues with the USCG for the past several months (I am a licensed Merchant Mariner). It has taken up much of my free time (virtually no shop time since February or so) & seems to be finally settled. But it got me thinking surely the rest of the world doesn’t have these types of problems just to hold a ...

793 days ago

How much $$$ do you owe your Mom this Mother's Day? - 0 replies

This is interesting. The video is outstanding – it really makes you appreciate Mom all the more!

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