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05-09-2014 02:12 AM

Need advice on PPE, fork-truck - 16 replies

Alright so I got a different job (the first one turned out unprofessional) working in a wood shop, manufacturing fences and the like. But now I need some advice on PPE and fork-truck tips. So, I need to get myself some decent gloves for working with lumber. I currently use the heavy leather ones with the safety cuff, but they’re too h...

04-26-2014 04:45 AM

Working at a lumber yard - 11 replies

Been a long, long time since I was on here. Living the life… of an overworked, and un(der)paid college student. Anyway I interviewed a couple weeks ago for a job at a lumber yard, and it sounds like it came down the pike. Moneys not bad, and it sounds like 40hrs/wk. Has anyone ever worked at a lumber yard who might be able to give ...

08-12-2013 09:47 PM

Sorting table for work - 2 replies

Ladies and Gents,Been a while since I was on here last, particularly since my shop is no more on account of new living arrangements, but alas we shall not dwell on the past. I do bring to you a project that I need help with for work—it seems one of my many titles will be Carpenter (I am a labourer at a transfer station (aka ‘The Dum...

11-13-2011 03:59 AM

Any favourite safety razor's/razor kits? - 13 replies

*For some reason I cannot remember if I made a similar post about this once upon a time… With the holiday season coming up, I have begun contemplating my wish list.. I shall soon be moving into an apartment, so tools are out. One thing that came to mind was my absolute hatred for those confangled 20 blade disposable razors that I ha...

10-19-2011 01:36 AM

What do you do with shop furnature when you move? - 2 replies

As I have mentioned before, it is pretty much official I will be moving in the not so distant future. That brings me to a delema: what should I do with the shop furnature? In essence my queston is: Do you leave behind the benches and such, do you have a giant bond fire, do you sell it to the buyers? I mean I think all of my tools I will...

10-19-2011 01:29 AM

Anybody ever build model aircraft? - 18 replies

Its pretty much official that some time in the near future I will probably be moving to an apartment. Obviously as such cabinetry is probably out :P. But one thing that caught my eye, which seems can be done with really nothing more than a few hand tools, such as a dove tail saw, a coping saw, and a few x-acto knives, is model aircraft buildin...

09-12-2011 11:51 PM

Ever had an animal(or in my case multiple) put down without your knowing/being able to say goodbye? - 65 replies

Today was supposed to be a normal school day. Wake up at 6:15, shower, get ready, and out the door within an hour. I get to school, complete all of courses for the day. Little did I know my father and grandfather were doing what they wanted to do for a while, having 2-of-3 of my cats euthanized. These cats were perfectly healthy. One did...

09-10-2011 11:22 PM

Left over Formica= Dry Erase Board? - 14 replies

Hello, My question for my fine feathered friends here, is, Would left over formica laminate work in the application for a whiteboard? I recently converted my old bedroom into a home office/study of sorts, and one of the things I wanted to do was have a white board. And the thought came to my mind, that I could perhaps use a piece of Formi...

08-15-2011 02:02 PM

Ideas for a student study area? - 2 replies

Since I am going to be a Junior in High School this year, I have decided, that my current study methods just aren’t working. I have tests that tell me I am Harvard material… but some of my grades say I am Garbage Collector material…. So my grandmother gave me an idea, that I am going to talk to my father about, but figure m...

01-24-2011 08:07 PM

Somewhat odd question -> Request for Donations to my Science Team - 2 replies

Well, as you can read, I am supposed to request donations for my science team. Its called Science Olympiad, www.soinc.org is where you can read on. Attached is my copy of the request form, on the school letterhead. Appologies if this comes off odd…. I don’t like asking for hand outs… lol… In brief, what we are...

01-23-2011 09:28 AM

I need help determining what my relative wants me to build from this descrption - 36 replies

“Riding board. It’s a long bench with a slot in the middle. Through the slot is placed a slim beam with a simple foot-pedal at the bottom and, projecting about 8’’ from the top of said bench, a block of rough wood.” “It’s a simple 17/18th cent. work bench. You use the foot peddle to tighten the block/...

01-22-2011 02:52 AM

Scary sharp method DOES work...just ask how I found out... lol - 21 replies

Now I see why they call it “SCARY” Sharp… lol I was rabbiting a board with my handtools(not set up to do so w/ power tools atm).. Well I was cleaning it up with a chisel… sharpened just the other day… Well… do-do me had one hand below the rabbit, and the other doign the cleaning.. Well.. next thing I kn...

01-19-2011 11:24 PM

Need solutions on this issue - 16 replies

I recently attached the lid supports to my toybox. The only issue, is that, I noticed, the hinges are actually tearing off the trim piece they are attached to. I had previously glued this, as well as put quite a few brad nails in it. Any suggestions? Should I get a caulking tube of Liquid Nails, or should TightBond 1 be fine? The lid su...

01-17-2011 04:57 AM

Best way to clean spray equipment? - 8 replies

I was wondering your advice on the best way to clean spray equipment. Right now, I have the paint pot filled with hot water. And I have the rest of the gun(somewhat disassembled: Needle removed, Sprayer Ring appart, All soaking seperately.) in a bowl of hot water, with a little alchohol, soaking…. but I don’t like this, because we...

01-15-2011 07:52 AM

Can I thin Behr Paint+Primer with just regular Latex Paint? - 13 replies

I wanna finish this project… cheap… so i was wondering if i can thin P+P with just LP. Both are latex. I finally found out my compressor can handle a spray gun. The CFM is on the spot. So I decided I will spring the $15 to get a cheap HF spray gun, that can handle Latex. I don’t expect perfect… just okay is fine. ...

01-14-2011 10:03 PM

Ever have a Spouse, or Family Member(s) who can't stop complaining about your hobby? - 50 replies

In my case its the later…hopefully the former won’t come about until I am 80 or so… lol… It seems all my family does is complain about my woodworking. And I offer solutions… just not the ones THEY want… For example: My grandmother, and my father, both will not stop complaining about me leaving the IN...

01-13-2011 07:22 PM

CFM data for D55141 Compressor - 0 replies

Dear Brendan, we believe the following information addresses your inquiry. Thanks for visiting the Dewalt website. Here are the CFM rating: CFM PSI 1.8 100 3.3 90 5.4 60 7.8 40 The numbers are kinda sparatic, so I guess that is the reason no formula exists. So once again, its for the D55141 Compressor. NOT the Englo type, since Im n...

01-12-2011 06:23 AM

What can I put on the floor to make it more forgiving? - 27 replies

I was wondering what I could put on my concrete floor, cheap, to make it more forgiving. Today I knocked over my PC Drill, and it took a nice ding out of it. I took some 1000Grit, and smoothed it… unfortunately its now slightly lighter in that spot…. But I am not a happy camper… So what can I use to make the floor more forg...

01-11-2011 10:32 PM

Exactline Laser more like "Within-A-Metre Laser" - 15 replies

I was watching a couple shows, online, and noticed how close many people’s saw’s laser comes to the cutline. Mine though, seems to be off by a mile… I did mess around with the adjustment, even went as far as completely taking out the setscrew… sure enough, it was still off by a mile. So is there something that I am...

01-11-2011 02:50 AM

Question whether my compressor can run this. - 15 replies

http://www.harborfreight.com/air-tools/paint/detail-spray-gun-91011.html My compressor is the DeWalt. It has a CFM, of, I think, 1.1 CFM @90psi… So Can I meet the requirement on this gun, of 1.5 CFM@30psi… I really wanna just finish this darned toybox… and to do that.. a spray gun sounds good… I know it canR...

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