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08-06-2016 04:49 PM

Do I need a table saw? - 18 replies

I am thinking of getting rid of my table saw. It takes up a lot of room and I have a small shop. Its about 8’x`12’. I was thinking of switching to mostly had tools but I am not sure. I have been thinking of what I use my saw for and the only thing I can think of that I really need my saw for are a few small cuts. For example, takin...

06-04-2016 01:27 AM

Ryobi miter saw problems - 5 replies

I have a 10 year old Ryobi miter saw that has a few problems. 1. Seems to lose power while cutting. Example would be cutting a 2×4. With about 1/2” left it slows down. 2. Lots of sparks coming from brushes. I replaced the brushes but that didn’t seem to help either problem 1 or 2.3. Saw has a delay when you let off the trigge...

06-04-2016 01:08 AM

painting epoxy - 1 reply

I have a few knots and a crack I would like to fill with epoxy. Problem is I can’t seem to find any information on painting it. I have been to a few vendors sites and read some of the labels at lowes nothing says you can paint it So the question is, can you?

03-19-2016 12:49 PM

Material for a sign/poster - 6 replies

I am trying to make a 3 d poster for my kid. I was thinking of using MDF but I hate working with it. It will be painted when its finished. I really don’t like the look of painted wood but it might be ok if I use plywood. What other material could I use?

03-15-2016 05:28 PM

How to scale objects - 14 replies

Is there a good way to scale objects so you can maintain proportions? Examples would be a symbol or a hammer. Suppose I wanted to make a 3’ tall hammer but maintain the correct proportions. Or if I found a symbol doing a google image search how would I make that lager? I have searched all of google and cant find an example.

02-10-2016 02:07 PM

Local wood species in Florida - 11 replies

I am traveling through Florida and was thinking I could pick up some local wood for a project. I am from Kentucky so I wanted to get something I couldn’t find in Ky or maybe its to expensive in Ky. Does anyone know of a species I could get in Florida? I will be going back via N I-75 so if there a good place to stop along that route that...

03-20-2015 05:22 PM

Clean air for a basement shop - 9 replies

I am looking at setting up my shop in the basement. Its not a big room maybe 10×15. I have a dust deputy hooked up to a small shop vac and it does an ok job. I need to get better fitting hoses and dust ports on the tools but that’s a different post. My wife really want to make sure zero dust leaves my area. There is no HVAC return ...

02-22-2015 03:15 AM

Restoring an old spokeshave - 2 replies

I was looking at old spokeshaves on ebay. I have hit up every flea market type of store in my area. I can’t seem to ever find old hand tools. I was looking at some old spokeshaves and noticed some of the blades looked pretty rough. How can i tell if the blade should be replaced or if it can be repaired? I am sure it would be difficult ...

11-11-2014 04:46 PM

Which tool to buy next - 25 replies

So I have the following tools. table sawmiter sawrouter1 hand planebelt sandera few drills and the accessories you would expectdrill press Looking at buying one of the followingplanersanding station(might build one)router table (might build it as well but I needed another router)jointer What do you all recommend as my next purchase? If ...

06-19-2014 05:51 PM

What kind of tree is this - 5 replies

I came home yesterday to find the owner of our house cut down a tree in the front yard. I always look at trees that are cut down to see if I can get any usable wood out of it. It seems that most trees can be used for something other then firewood. I have no idea what kind of tree this is but its my understanding you can tell by the leaf. So I ...

11-12-2012 07:50 PM

Random Orbit Sander -not so random - 15 replies

i have a craftsman ROS that’s about 5 years old. I noticed it seems to do this strange thing as if it gets caught on the wood and jerks the sander. I suspect its not working correctly. My understanding is the ROS spins in an elliptical fashion. it seems if you move the disk around, powered off, it moves at two points so there is the ellipt...

11-12-2012 07:21 PM

yet another cutting board - 6 replies

My wife mentioned that she liked a wood cutting board she found on line. Because I am a good husband and listen very well I am going to make her one. :) After she said that i first did my i have a new project happy dance, in the garage of course, and then started researching. It looks like any hardwood will do and end grain is better on the k...

10-18-2011 03:25 AM

finishing old cabinets - 11 replies

our kitchen cabinets are in bad shape. The bottom ones around the stove, sink, and dishwasher look like the finish is waring off. these are the original cabinets and we have a nice granite counter top so replacing them is not really a option. plus with the housing market the way it is there is now way we will get our money back on this in the ne...

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