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69 days ago

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 ...

653 days ago

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...

653 days ago

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...

1044 days ago

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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