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02-11-2014 03:52 PM

I need an electrician, and I'm too cheap to pay one - 20 replies

I want to remove the dimmer switch for my dining room lights and replace it with an ON/OFF toggle switch. There are six 65watt can lights in the ceiling. There is only 1 conduit to the box. There is also an ON/OFF toggle switch on another wall that will control these same lights. Here’s a crappy diagram that I drew. The dot...

09-21-2013 09:02 PM

I'm sick - 18 replies

Hello. I’m hairy. I’m out of control. I was at a yard sale yesterday. This is all I could see. That was all it took. It was buried under lots of stuff. It was dirty and neglected but not abused. I asked if it was for sale. They didn’t know. They took my name and number and called back today and told me what they wanted. I dr...

09-15-2013 03:36 PM

Stop me from ruining this! - 15 replies

I’m working on a bed for an American Girl Doll. It is a large doll. This is what I have come up with. After I get it all done I will find someone locally to make all the bedding. The inside dimension where the mattress will be is 12” x 24”. Sassafras and baltic birch plywood. Basically constructed like a drawer with a lift o...

09-07-2013 08:56 PM

Back from the dead - 11 replies

This is how it looked when it followed me home. Craigslist has been good to me. After being rust o rated. My operating theory was – If it ain’t broke don’t fix it. Everything got cleaned, checked, lubed, adjusted as necessary, but I kept the patina. Patina, that’s a nice word , why doesn’t it apply to peo...

08-27-2013 03:17 PM

The end of the rainbow - 6 replies

Mainly mechanic’s tools, good selection of old ww’ing hand tools. Not mine. Southwest Ohio Everything but the house

08-06-2013 01:05 AM

Just in case you're thinking about trying this... - 8 replies

I made all the mistakes for you. This : 3 @12” long Is much better than this: 1 @ 36” long I thought it was worth a try, it’s not.It is stable only at low speed, it got pretty exciting when I cranked up the speed. If you carve, this is worth it. 12” long The drive end is drilled and tapped to s...

03-27-2013 12:01 AM

Grizzly app - 0 replies

I am terrible at this. For iphone.

02-18-2013 09:37 PM

Round glass for picture frames? - 10 replies

I’ve spent a big part of the day looking for some. I went to Michael’s and Hobby Lobby. I’ve googled, looked at ebay and amazon. Can’t find any. I did find oval and convex, no flat round glass. I saw many round picture frames for sale. Glass or plexiglass is fine. I don’t want to cut anything. Non glare would be ...

01-29-2013 06:03 PM

Dust collection quick disconnect - 9 replies

I have a dc flex hose hanging down from my ceiling that I move from tool to tool. This is the only thing like it I have seen . Any users out there? Or something similar? Yes, each tool plumbed into a system would be better, but that’s not going to happen. Thanks!!

12-18-2012 08:48 PM

Adding video to a project - 4 replies This is a bad link. I want to know how to add video when adding a new project. The tutorial about posting video is a page not found error. I will be using an iphone 4s. I can get it from the phone to the desktop of my pc. I tried adding it as you would a photo.I got an error message about unsuppo...

12-18-2012 07:29 PM

Thanks!! - 8 replies

I sure am glad to see this, and the other new forums. Thanks!!

12-05-2012 11:33 PM

Paint and poly on basswood? - 6 replies

I have a project going that I would like to paint and the spray polyurethane on. I wanted a white wood, basswood is as close as I could find. It’s off white with no dark streaks. When I apply clear poly or lacquer on the scraps it darkens it too much for what I want. I tried painting scraps with white paint and the spray poly over that....

11-27-2012 02:21 AM

Working with antler - 8 replies

I have a whitetail deer antler that I want to use in a jewelry stand. This is my first time with antler. I will use the complete antler. I have some questions. Do I apply a finish to the antler? I think it might get scratched off in normal use of holding rings, bracelets, watches and necklaces. My plan is to insert a dowel into the antler ...

11-03-2012 09:47 PM

4" jointer rehab - 7 replies

This followed me home from the flea market last week. Atlas Press # 9350, circa 1950. $15 Mounted to the table, no motor. If I can’t find a pork chop, I’ll make one if I need it. The blades are in surprising good shape, just a little honing and stropping required.Bearings in good shape, no slop or end play. The rust seems to be ...

10-21-2012 03:17 PM

Another what the heck is it? - 12 replies

I picked these up at the flea market, $15 for the pair. The Bailey #6 looks like it should clean up pretty good. I’m not sure what the other is. I think it would work good in a shooting board. It weighs 9 lbs 11.4 oz. and 15” long. I would have Popeye arms after using it for a while. These are the only marks. Let me know what you ...

02-02-2012 09:33 PM

Router table blues - 15 replies

I have a cast iron router table top that serves as a wing on my tablesaw. I got it from craigslist. The owner was a machinist working in a well equipped shop. He made the plate that the router attaches to, and did a very good job of it. It is a good fit, leveling screws are part of the table and not the top. The plate is not attached to the t...

01-28-2012 11:01 PM

Sitdown lathe from Robust - 4 replies's/Independence_Overview.pdf Very interesting!

01-20-2012 09:27 PM

WIA 2012 - 0 replies Woodworking in America will have 2 locations this year. Cincinnati and Pasadena, Cal. It’s worth going to. See you there!

01-13-2012 06:52 PM

Saw Dogs - 3 replies

TV show. I don’t know if it’s new, but it’s new here. Chain saw carvers. Looks good to me!

12-18-2011 06:26 PM

In search of the wild burl - 5 replies

Since the trees lost their leaves, I have been looking for burls. Not to harvest, just to look at. I haven’t seen one yet. Every where I go, I’m burl hunting. I scan the big trees first before looking at the younger trees. At one time I burned wood for heat.( Don’t shoot! I’ve seen the error of my ways.) Of all the tr...

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