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16 days ago

Why does underwear come in a resealable bag? - 6 replies

Just got some new underwear this weekend and it is in a bag similar to shredded cheese. You rip the top off and you can get the underwear out but there is a ziploc-like zipper on it. There is no way I am taking a sandwich to work in a bag with a picture of a guy in his underwear on it. Why?

22 days ago

Clear Protective finish for painted surfaces - 1 reply

I am thinking about painting my cheap ugly kitchen cabinets and have read about the Rustoleum Cabinet Transformation and the results seem great for most people. I have also read about people buying paint and sealer etc separately and it costing a lot less. Does anyone have a suggestion for a good clear (non yellowing) protective coating to p...

181 days ago

Just Curious Benchtop Table Saws - 1 reply

Why do so many have textured tops that makes it harder to slide wood across?

218 days ago

Building a router table, hit me with advise - 19 replies

I am getting ready to build a router table and am looking for some advice or lessons learned from others. I have bought the materials already; I have a Triton 2HP router (yay built in lift), a mounting plate, 32” T-Track/Miter slot combo, and plenty of Baltic birch to make the top from. I plan on making it a “bench top” unit because unfortunat...

223 days ago

Who designed that? - 2 replies

Anyone got anything else that could have been designed better?

235 days ago

Should I stay or should I go...to the woodworking show - 6 replies

Pros – You get to walk around and see some neat stuff, talk to a few people, learn a thing or two, and see a product demonstrated Cons- You basically pay $10 for the opportunity to get in some place and shop, never paid to get into the mall, its a 2 hr drive, last one I went to seemed to have quite a bit less vendors, prices really do...

244 days ago

Which do you prefer 50T Combo or 40T General Purpose Blade - 24 replies

If you were at the store staring at blades and you just wanted to buy one for general purpose work for the table saw would you grab the 40T general purpose or the 50T combo blade?

245 days ago

Jig to drill holes in the center of curtian rods -VERY Complicated - 4 replies

Without a doubt this is the most complicated jig I ever built. The store didn’t have two 4ft rods but they did have an 8ft one. So I decided to buy the 8 ft one and cut it in half. When I got it home I realized oh no there are no pilot holes for the finals in the cut ends. So I made this jig to allow me to drill a fairly straight h...

245 days ago

Mentos Gum - 0 replies

Tastes really good, for about 30 seconds then it loses all flavor. But the containers make awesome containers for small nails

250 days ago

Purebread Unicorns - 4 replies

Anyone know if this is a good price? Are these from a Unicorn mill? http://boston.cbslocal.com/2013/12/12/two-purebred-unicorns-listed-for-sale-on-craigslist-in-nh/?hpt=us_bn7

251 days ago

Acid Reflux, GERD, Heartburn - 8 replies

As I sit here waiting for my throat to stop burning so I can go back to bed I needed something to keep me occupied, I guess I could go out and cut some wood but it’s 2:30AM and the neighbors might think I am dismembering a body or something, not to mention I actually would like to go back to sleep, I was wondering who else suffers from ...

276 days ago

Chewing Tobacco (unchewed I guess) for stain - 4 replies

I remember something about using chewing tobacco as a stain, anyone done it or know anything about it?

282 days ago

Sometimes we need to remember how good we have it - 74 replies

Last night I read an article about how North Korea had mass executions for the crime of ….watching unapproved US and South Korean television shows. When we consider someone evil that just has different political beliefs than us we really must have it good and truely have no idea what evil is. Thanksgiving is coming up, think about what...

287 days ago

Watco danish oil life - 1 reply

Does watco danish oil need reapplied periodically like a simple oil finish would or is it good for life? Just bought a can, really like the way it feels but want to know if I need to coat it with poly later to keep it from drying out.

314 days ago

"Only a barbarian..." - 36 replies

“Only a Barbarian would put ketchup on a hotdog”

320 days ago

Go figure, you can plane plywood - 2 replies

I’m working toward installing laminate flooring in my house and the instructions say the subfloor needs to be flat to within 1/16” every 3 ft, which seems like quite a tight tolerance. I have this one spot where two pieces of subflooring come together making quite a hump. I tried everything to get the hump down, I pulled out all t...

322 days ago

Jigsaw blade for Laminate Flooring - 3 replies

Going to be installing Pergo XP laminate flooring in my house and I have a couple of heating vents to cut out for. The best tool I can think of for this would be my jig saw and was wondering if anyone had a particular blade to recomend that won’t tear up the plank and will last long enough that I don’t have to keep changing blades f...

365 days ago

Is this Douglas Fir? - 4 replies

Lowes has some wood listed as “Top Choice White Wood” that is a redish/brown color. I am thinking that it is douglas fir but wanted to get someone elses take on it.

473 days ago

Yikes - 11 replies

Moved some wood in my garage while wearing flip flops (should have had shoes i know) and behind the wood not 1 foot away from my foot was a black widow spider. I hosed it down with raid really good and beat it with a board.

475 days ago

Woodworkers Guild of America Shady Business Model - 14 replies

About 6 weeks ago I got an envelope in the mail that had a DVD in it from the woodworkers guild of america, I get so much junk mail now that I am a subscriber to wood magazine I just shred most of it without reading it. I gave the DVD to someone at work that is mildly interested in woodworking. A couple days ago I got a letter from woodworker...

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