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10-14-2018 03:38 PM

How do YOU do roundovers in SketchUp? - 4 replies

I’m aware there are lots of ways to do this, but I’m struggling to find one that’s easy to use. Drawing them and extruding takes too long. I then used an extension called RoundCorner with Libfredo 6 library and it’s great/ easy to use, but it makes ploygons instead of true rounds which are hard to manipulate later, and ...

10-05-2018 04:16 PM

finishing small parts with water based poly and no sprayer - 3 replies

I think I know the answer to this, but I figured I’d ask here anyway. I have a bunch of small parts: I need these to match a desk surface I did with water-based polyurethane to avoid any ambering. If there is a well regarded wipe-on water-based poly, I have not heard of it. Obviously I could spray the water-based finish easily, b...

09-28-2018 02:28 PM

Need some help with Greene & Greene dimensioning - 8 replies

I’m designing a project as a special gift for my wife and I’ve pulled in several G&G elements to my custom design. I have something that looks pretty good on graph paper, but it is not to any scale. Now I’m trying to draw it in sketchup so I can print out actual dimensions to take to my workshop, and no matter what I do, ...

09-26-2018 01:21 AM

Looking for cheapest 1-1/4" standoff, brushed metal - 8 replies

I need 20 short rods or standoffs to hold some decorative pieces off of a wall-hung surface, making a floating illusion. I figured I’d get a brushed aluminum rod and cut 1-1/4” off , then drill a matching hole in the backer surface and the “floating” pieces and epoxy them in. Maybe I’m missing it but I can only fi...

09-14-2018 12:15 AM

Ridgid EB4424 - still the best oscillating edge/spindle sander for the buck? - 12 replies

It seems every project I do I have a need for an edge sander or a spindle sander and I always try to jerry rig something with a clamped-up belt sander or a wobbly drum sander chucked up in my hand drill, always leaving something to be desired in the final product. I’m just an amateur with a low budget, but I don’t want to buy junk e...

08-26-2018 06:20 PM

food storage containers - lid gaskets? - 6 replies

Trying to get my Christmas gift ideas lined up for this year so I’m not spending dangerous sleepless nights getting them done before the deadline again this year… I roast my own coffee beans and I had the thought I’d make everyone a pound of home-roasted coffee, and maybe a cool reusable container they could keep it in on their...

08-25-2018 07:00 PM

Racking my brain. Sliding shelf design... - 7 replies

I’m trying to design this printer stand that goes under a big desk wing. There’s a big photo printer up top and a regular ink jet printer in the middle. The remaining space below will house a drawer for various papers and ink storage. The whole thing is on fixed casters so it can be pulled out to use the big photo printer, and I w...

07-24-2018 04:16 PM

baby gate hardware? - 9 replies

First, here’s the design I’m looking at: Has anyone had success with any particular hinge/latch combos that you’d recommend? I know the sky’s the limit, but I just don’t know what’s out there, what an acceptable price would be, or what would work best. I can’t really use a typical deck gate ...

07-02-2018 09:10 PM

breadboard ends lessons learned - 31 replies

Made some breadboard ends for the first time on an outdoor table top and thought I’d share my lessons learned. Check out the project here: http://lumberjocks.com/projects/385105 Lesson 1: Consider clamping your breadboard end when pounding through drawbored pins. I blew out the backside of one of mine, and of course I had glue on it,...

05-26-2018 10:49 PM

Thoughts on this old plane? (Cool story) - 11 replies

About 6 years ago my wife and I were renting a condo in a community of generally really nice people. Across the street from us was this really old couple, looked like upper 80s or 90s. They didn’t get out much but every once in a while you’d see them dutifuly getting the mail or taking out the trash. The guy moved really slow pull...

05-19-2018 07:27 PM

quick questions about using cedar indoors - 3 replies

I’m looking at making a piece of abstract wall art with some hard maple cut-offs and a big glued-up panel as a back to it. I think some kind of cedar, maybe red cedar with some sapwood, would look good with the hard maple pieces hanging in front of it. No? Here’s my questions: 1. If I put a water based poly on a cedar panel, wi...

04-17-2018 02:48 AM

tips for miters on the table saw? - 11 replies

I’m making little shelves, basically like a picture frame, and I’m trying my hand at miters on the table saw. I find that the blade puts enough pressure on the workpiece that it moves on me slightly mid-cut and I’m left with a concave surface, or one that’s just generally off, on the miter. I didn’t want to clamp ...

03-29-2018 03:16 PM

DC - why mount cartridge filter to bag ring? - 9 replies

I’ve seen lots of installs where the cartridge filter is just strapped to the top of the existing single-stage bag ring and the bag is kept on the bottom. Even lots of installs like this where a pre-separator is involved. It would seem to me that the ring creates another big performance loss as it’s basically another cyclone attach...

03-24-2018 06:15 PM

resources for attached shed? - 29 replies

Alright, so I posted this in the HomeRefurbers sister forum and all I got was a bunch of spam replies. Figured it couldn’t hurt to post here. My apologies if it doesn’t belong here. I’ve owned my home for about 3 years now, first one, and I’m looking at adding a shed. Local code gives me 3ft clearance between any st...

03-17-2018 12:15 PM

Best 7-1/4" circular saw blade? - 22 replies

I was going to swing by Home Depot later today to pick up a new blade for my 7-1/4 handheld circ saw when I figured I’d lob the question out there to see if you had advice first. I plan to use this on both cross cuts and rip cuts on plywood to break down big sheets with a homemade track. If it is good enough for finish cuts it would be a...

02-28-2018 01:50 PM

smell burning wood through respirator? - 4 replies

Quick question here – can you smell burning wood through a P100 mask if it’s sealed properly? I was ripping down some oak boards last night and my blade is in need of a cleaning. There was quite a bit of burning on the cuts. I could smell it slightly through my respirator which caught me off-guard. I am relatively new to woodwo...

02-03-2018 03:39 PM

calling all Harbor Freighters - dust collector stock question - 14 replies

I’ve done my research and saved my pennies and the best I can do is the Harbor Freight 2HP dust collector. But I’m in desperate need for better dust collection as my shop vac isn’t cutting it. I decided on the Harbor Freight 2HP unit, the green one model #97869 (20Amp). I call my local harbor freight, give them the model num...

01-31-2018 01:11 AM

Dried glue - 41 replies

Let’s talk dried glue. I’ve done some dumb things in the shop to which I’ll take the blame every time, but I get more cuts from dried glue than anything else. I’m talking regular PVA yellow glue. I clean up as much as I can when it skins over, but it’s usually the squeeze-out from the underside of a panel glue up...

01-18-2018 08:27 PM

looking for pointers on my bookshelf design - 23 replies

I have ~30 board ft of red oak that has been machined to 3/4” thickness. I would ideally like to make 6 bookshelves – 2 “large”, 2 medium, and 2 small. Below is my plan for the large one. The others will be smaller versions designed to match. The top will be a glued up panel but the middle and bottom shelves will be...

12-21-2017 03:07 PM

Help with basic bent lamination - 21 replies

I’m trying to make this simple razor holder posted by Steve Ramsey. https://woodworking.formeremortals.net/2014/11/shave-in-style-make-this-classy-razor-stand/ My first attempt worked but I don’t think it has enough of a curve, it was twisted slightly, and there were a lot of voids. My next one I ripped down in width a bit so I ...

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