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|36 days ago||
Pull Knob Score - 2 replies
I was at Lowes this weekend and took a walk down the hardware aisle with the wife. She wants me to make her a jewelry holder thing like this: http://lh4.ggpht.com/-aG_3ZPExeng/Tfuvqakf5rI/AAAAAAAACRw/58Gu9kUWdj8/063_thumb.jpg?imgmax=800 Using various mix and match knobs. Fine. Anyway, we noticed there are a bunch on sale for like 97 cen...
|43 days ago||
Best inexpensive shelf design... - 12 replies
A proud but poor friend of mine has asked for some help getting her daughter’s room organized. She is willing to let me give her labor- but not money. So, I am looking for shelf design options that are long on shelf-ness, but short on material costs. Suggestions?
|46 days ago||
Woods for wind, sun, and rain... - 7 replies
Okay so Teak and Redwood… duh. What else?
|49 days ago||
How do you organize your _____ ? - 13 replies
Okay so lots of posts about the meta concepts in shop organization and whatnot… My son once called me a hoarder and I don’t want to believe it is true- but I’ve got a lot of stuff that doesn’t ever seem to show up in other people’s posts. I am curious what you guys do with this kind of stuff: Weird misc. hardwa...
|50 days ago||
rail road ties - 7 replies
Are these infused with anything horrible or are they good candidates for reclaimed wood projects?
|51 days ago||
Birch tree to wood project? - 3 replies
Helped a friend cut down a birch tree a few weeks ago. I took about an 8 foot section of the trunk home and stood it up on my porch. I thought it would be cool to eventually turn it into… something. How long do I let it sit before I try to mill it? Am I supposed to mill it right away and let the boards dry? I am not expecting amaz...
|52 days ago||
Shop Apron or vest - 20 replies
I am tired or ruining my shirts and pants with glue. Suggestions on shop aprons? I am not finding that many styles online and none are speaking to me. Thanks,T
|71 days ago||
Steamer trunks - 2 replies
Anyone done them? Not finding a lot of posts. Curious about what people have done for the banding and other hardware. Thanks,T
|75 days ago||
Bedframe design - 10 replies
I’ve been surfing pictures and researching some of the posts here on bed frames and gotten some great ideas and inspiration. However, some of my concerns don’t seem to be addressed overtly anywhere. I figure this site is mostly grown ups so I am going to just be…. blunt-ish. We’ve never had a real bed frame. Just th...
|98 days ago||
Antique furniture and restoration - 3 replies
Anyone here into this and able to be or direct me to some resources? Thanks,T
|101 days ago||
Alphabet Blocks... all six sides? - 3 replies
Okay so I am going to be putting a clear coat on some alphabet blocks I made and I am… unsure of how one does this on something with 6 sides. Like, if you do everything but the bottom- then do the bottom later… can it be smooth? I’ve got some of the little plastic pyramids- but just not sure how it will all come together. ...
|102 days ago||
Beginner finishing and Lowes - 25 replies
Okay, before I get started I want to make something absolutely clear: Yes, I am THAT dumb and THAT helpless. Well, maybe not helpless so much as paralyzed by doubt. But in practice they are the same. So, finishing products, and to a lesser extent techniques, just intimidate and confuse me. I ask questions and when the answers come in ...
|177 days ago||
Wood Conditioner - 2 replies
What does this stuff actually do? Like, does it open pores or something?
|183 days ago||
panel glue up timing - 6 replies
I used to feel obligated to leave anything I was glueing in clamps overnight. I am slowly learning that is not The Way Of Things. I am going to start some panels today (or soon) and wondered how long normal folk (who know what they are doing) leave them clamped? Thanks,T
|197 days ago||
16" bandsaw - tension tricks? - 13 replies
I just scored a 16” Delta bandsaw. Used. Never had a bandsaw before… Any tips or tricks on tensioning? I put that sucker so tight I was afraid it would snap- but the blade still flexes pretty good while cutting… Thanks,T
|204 days ago||
Mystery wood- again - 17 replies
Hey folks- I am in escrow to buy a house and am wondering what wood these floors are. This is under the carpet- and I am assuming under the linoleum as well… It does not look like its ever been sanded. Wondering if it would look/work well if I polish it up or if it is best covered… http://dickle.shutterfly.com/pictures/1293 ...
|204 days ago||
Sandpaper life- again - 11 replies
So, I did some searching and found several posts discussing sandpaper life. The gist of them was- sandpaper is cheaper than labor- use a lot of it. And I’ve applied this advice already. BUT… I’d like to get a little bit more technique behind this and hope you guys can help. My questions are two: 1) How can I (as a n...
|215 days ago||
login troubles - 1 reply
I created an account and posted a couple of weeks ago and then was unable to log back in. I made this account as a test and confirmed that my other account seems… corrupted. Can I get an admin to contact me so we can delete the original or fix it or some such? Thank you,T