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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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