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1220 days ago

desk top material, - 5 replies

hey guys I am in the process of building a desk for the office, the old one we have [the dreaded particle board cheap walmart type, is ready to go.] I am in the thiking process right now, I have an idea of the size and looks, but I am unsure of the desk top. I have plenty of wood availabe, mostly hardwood, I know oak will have ridges when writin...

1233 days ago

screws out,, whoo hooo - 7 replies

well between the cold and all the snow and a bunch of other small projects going on, I finally got around to working on the 735 dewalt planer that had the hex rounded off, I ended up trying the less intrusive [in my opinion] technique first, I cut a slot in the screw head with a cutting wheel, and was able to back it off with a large screw drive...

1238 days ago

dewalt 735 planer, stripped screw - 12 replies

hey guys, I have a question , maybe one of you have worked thru this, I had to change the knives out on my 13” planer,, I got all the screws out, they all came out hard but one stripped out, the hex is rounded off, They all seemed too tight, maybe because it wa sin the unheated room of the “shop’,, it was below freezing by a fe...

1254 days ago

wobbly bridge,rope bridge suggestions, - 10 replies

hi all, I am in the process of making a large playground, and wanted to include a wobbly rope bridge for the kids to walk across. I was thinking about 3 feet wide, and at least 20 feet long . I am trying to work out the way to make it, I was thinking for the steps, possibly 5/4×6 deck board, maybe 2 or 3 mated together for stability, with a...

1396 days ago

got in the shop this week, - 2 replies

well last week I was saying I didnt get in the shop in a while, this week I got in teh shop a bit, made a sign for my pumpkin sales,a nd worked on the homecoming float for the kids,and finished the siding on one of my barns,, so I finally got my fix for a little while,, it felt great doing it, pat

1403 days ago

I gotta get back in the shop,,, - 7 replies

i have been so busy around the farm and milling and moving wood, I need to get back in the shop and build something. I have been working with the kids on there homecoming float so I at least got a small dose of saw dust in,,, Pumpkins are coming in and getting picked so hopefully after halloween things will sloa a bit and I can back in to making...

1657 days ago

youngest sons first try with a lathe - 11 replies

Well I guess its mine too, I havent touched a lathe since high school, and that was back well a while ago, graduated in 81,,, I wanted to set the lathe up for a while both of teh boys want to use it, I needed the kick in the butt to get the shop sort of ready for it,, I knew [know] I need to set up a table or stand for my bigger lathe, and I ...

1665 days ago

lathe stand height, - 9 replies

hello guys , I have a craftsman lathe that I have had new for quite a few years and never found the time to set it up, It does not have a stand on it, but I have all the tools and things for it, my two sons are asking about setting it up and how it works and such, so that is my inspiration to finally get it going,,It is a new year you know,, l...


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