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|867 days ago||
need input on red oak stair tread - 4 replies
Upfront I wanna thank anyone who has any input here, My buddy is wanting to replace his carpet covering on the steps with the big blue box store treads, 5/8”x42”, The top seven steps incased between to walls,35 inches of tread needed there, bottom 5 steps on one side is open with railing. These treads would need to be atleast 43 3/8&...
|896 days ago||
My wife bought me a porter cable 1 horse power dc from lowes almost a year maybe more ago, now that the house renovation is over and work is slowing down i started working on hooking it up, Ive learned its severely under power coming out of the box, and would have to have ideal set up for it to be somewhat effective,My plan , 2 tools, TS , chop ...
|1049 days ago||
outfeed miter slots - 15 replies
Good evening everyone, just had a question , and wanted to know what you guys did for yours. Im about to route in the grooves in my outfeed table. Did you guys route a little big , or exact size and shape of your miter gage runner bar? As i dont have a bit that would undercut to trap the runner under the edge, Am i overthinking this and missing ...
|1091 days ago||
Price for maple question - 6 replies
First of all, hello all. I was at my local home depot today to pick up some electrical stuff for some upcoming remodeling, and like i always do i made a pass thru the lumber aisle, My store started carring maple sometime last year. Today when i got to the maple section every size of it was priced with yellow stickers, not like the rest of there ...
|1110 days ago||
hello everybody, thanks for taking the time to read and give some input, heres the deal, back in january i was I was at the big box, and noticed that they had this dust collector on display. Previous to this hadnt seen any dust collectors in the these stores, except the shop vacs which is what my budget had allowed. A few days later while talkin...
|1234 days ago||
cabinet door's or single pull out - 7 replies
Hey everyone, ahead of time i appreciate any info,advice critique you guys giive, but here is my question, in my picture you see the top drawer, and below is one of those chrome pan racks with the top and bottom pull out, the original cabinet i replaced and made it exactly the same size had two doors there, You can see what ive made and wanted t...
|1257 days ago||
jig saw basic's - 3 replies
hello all, thanks in advance for any info or advice, my problem is when cutting with my jig saw , using 3/4 material , for instance im building an island for my home, im cutting the notch on the side panels for the recessed toe, im dead on on my scribbed line but the bottom of the material its as if the blade wandered on me,, when i first start...
|1259 days ago||
Big box Lowes red cedar fence picketts - 8 replies
bought a stack of these picketts this morning to replace about 3 sections of fence that fell apart, the red looking cedar is rough fiinish, is this standard, and suggestions of whether i need to put a sealer, or finish or leave it alone, any input is appreciated, thanks in advance
|1288 days ago||
laminant countertop - 14 replies
just got a quick question, I have countertops for the house coming in today and im going to have to cut a foot off the end of one them, could anybody tell me the best way to go about it, i just dont wanna screw this up, any advice is greatly appreciated JC
|1372 days ago||
moisture and wood movement - 8 replies
ive been doing woodoworking for about two years now as a hobbiest, ive learned alot and made some really nice things around house, now on to my question, as a woodworker i know that most things you have to finish both sides equally to make sure that moisture will come and go equally to help stabilize the peice, and as some of you know i had a d...
|1466 days ago||
I am building a bunch of drawers useing locking rabbit joinery, i built the tenon style jig for the table say from the drawing in a shopnotes magazine all about table saw tips, it did the first few i made just fine, am satisfied with the results, but was hoping to get some feedback or advice on making it as efficient as i can, thanks for looking...
|1572 days ago||
I need some help with table design - 1 reply
I want to make a table similar to a writing table that would either have a way to extend over bed for when im being lazy on laptop, or maybe counter balanced type legs, just dont know where to look and my imagination is not helping, any thoughts would be appreciated. oh my bed frame sits on the floor so the option of running feet under bed is...
|1579 days ago||
craftsman contractor TS 21833 - 1 reply
Since i built and am using my crosscutting sled ive noticed some wobble when i turn it off and the blade is slowing down, what can i do to fix, any and all advice is appreciated
|1592 days ago||
question on resawing - 6 replies
I came accross two 6”by6” by 8foot oak posts, used for dunnage for concrete peices,Im sure ill have to let them air dry for a bit, due to it having moisture. but my question is resawing it, i do not own a bandsaw, or jointer, my table saw is 1 and 3/4 horsepower , any suggestions on the resaw, basically getting it cut down into 2inch...
|1597 days ago||
assembly table - 2 replies
hey guys, this past weekend i started my journy on making an assemble table,.. off all the surfaces in my shop/garage, ive failed to get a single one dead flat, although ive tried. But most of them we made early on, Ive got that problem tackled on this project with a torsion box top , but needing design ideas or imput on building and, and featur...
|1614 days ago||
hardwood lumber source's in virginia - 4 replies
hey everyone, just curious if any other hardwood lumber suppliers are in the 757 area code, i commonly go to yukon lumber or woodcraft, but wondered if any of you knew of other places? thanks in advance
|1620 days ago||
potting type work table for gardening venture - 5 replies
anybody know of any place or ideas to building a nice work table for gardening type duties
|1681 days ago||
drawer front - 1 reply
hey guys, have a question ….. im making a chest of drawers and the bottom two drawer fronts will be roughtly 11 and threee quarters by 30 inchs wide,,, would would movement be an issue with a slab drawer front of should i got the frame and panel route? Any help of comments here would be greatly appreciated
|1684 days ago||
table saw upgrade - 4 replies
Hello all, Tax season is here, and i have been blessed to be able to but a new table saw, i have up to about a grand to spend, although would love to not have to go that high, thats what i have. I am in chesapeake , virginia and unsure where to go other than the usual suspect home centers, here is my question, which table saws are out there in m...
|1788 days ago||
question about oak - 9 replies
i have noticed this in past but only on scrap wood, but today it occured on a piece of red oak in use in a current project, black dots, is this mold, if anyone out there could help me out i appreciate it in advance