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01-22-2016 12:54 AM

Snow Storm Jonas OMG We are all going to die! - 10 replies

Yesterday the Washington DC area got about an inch of snow and ppl were stuck in traffic on the Capital Beltway for 3-4 hrs and some even elected to sleep in their cars. With the media hyping this snow storm the only conclusion I have now is we are all going to DIE horrible deaths crushed in avalanches.

01-20-2016 11:16 PM

First step in painting raw maple.... - 15 replies

I know it pains me to paint any hardwood, but my cabinets were in poor shape and it was paint the bases or tear them out. I got new raised panel maple doors from (and they are beautiful btw) and I was debating if I should use a sanding sealer on them first or a water based primer or….what for the best results.

01-18-2016 02:28 PM

If you had to choose a joinery router bit - 5 replies

Wondering if you could only have either a miter lock bit or a drawer lock bit, which would it be and why. Have almost convinced myself I want a miter lock bit but then I remembered the drawer lock bit. Mostly want one for making drawers.

12-29-2015 09:38 PM

The woodworking shows - 13 replies

With that season approaching I am considering going to the show either in Baltimore or Chantilly. Who else goes to the shows? Why? I’ve gone to three of them, buy a few things but mostly just to look around and talk to folks.

11-11-2015 04:38 PM

I see a war with Scottland in the future - 25 replies

During his time in Washington DC, he will try to persuade the US government to allow Scottish producers to import haggis to the country – the latest in a series of attempts by the Scottish and UK governments to do so.

10-17-2015 03:55 PM

Disston Saw ID - 5 replies

Can anyone identify the saws in the picture? What would you expect to pay for each? My friend bought these at an auction, just trying to help him out. Pat

09-03-2015 09:00 PM

What kind of saw is this? - 3 replies

My friend that goes to these auctions doesn’t think this will go for very much, anyone have any idea what type of saw it is, sorry this is the only picture I have.

08-11-2015 11:18 PM

Tip for cleaning brushes - 7 replies

I don’t know if this is common knowledge or it was somewhere else but I discovered when cleaning latex paint or any water based finish out of a brush under running water it goes much faster if you take a cheap plastic fork and use to comb out the bristles with it under the running water. This gets out the paint faster and probably farther...

06-25-2015 09:04 PM

Craftsman plane what do i have - 6 replies

A friend gave me this, it is in good shape, anyone know what I have here?

05-10-2015 08:02 PM

Where does your workbench fall at on you? - 25 replies

Not looking for a measurement because I am most likely taller than you. I have a workbench made to a standard size that I find too low, it falls right about my inseam, maybe a hair lower. I think I want to have it hit me between my waist and bellybutton. So where do you think it should fall? Where does yours fall on you?

05-04-2015 11:43 PM

The Mess in Baltimore - 1 reply

Anyone else been watching the mess in Baltimore closely? I use to feel relatively safe when I was visiting Baltimore by sticking to certain spots but now I think I will forgo my yearly O’s game. I don’t think this is something easily fixed.

03-07-2015 04:18 PM

Home improvement question, not really woodworking - 6 replies

I have some cabinets on my kitchen wall, it doesn’t look like the job was really ever finished 30 some years ago when the house was built. There is no soffitt above them and the corner where the the wall meets the ceiling was not done very good so I want to put a soffitt above my cabinets out of some bead-board. My dilemma is should I...

02-17-2015 03:00 PM

Snow Shoveling Techniques - 17 replies

We finally got a decent snow in southern Maryland, living on a peninsula between the Chesapeake bay and the Potomac river I often don’t get snow that people just one county over gets. Last night though we got a foot worth. Just came in from shoveling the first half of the driveway, got cold so I decided to take a break. I like a wid...

02-07-2015 11:23 PM

Flattening and sanding a slice of tree - 1 reply

I have two very nice tree slices that were in my grandfathers garage that I took out after he passed away. I would like to make a clock out of one of them, it being end grain anyone have any tips on dealing with it, drilling a hole for a clock movement etc? The slices are about 2 inches thick, unsure of the wood may be chestnut.

10-03-2014 11:05 PM

Sure hope my cops can ID suspects better than this - 7 replies

Notice the title, missing jointer/planner and the picture used.

08-06-2014 10:32 PM

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?

07-31-2014 08:39 PM

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...

02-22-2014 07:37 PM

Just Curious Benchtop Table Saws - 1 reply

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

01-16-2014 02:19 PM

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...

01-11-2014 09:53 PM

Who designed that? - 2 replies

Anyone got anything else that could have been designed better?

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