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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?

12-29-2013 11:34 PM

Should I stay or should I 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...

12-21-2013 03:44 PM

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?

12-20-2013 10:21 PM

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...

12-20-2013 01:53 AM

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

12-15-2013 02:05 AM

Purebread Unicorns - 4 replies

Anyone know if this is a good price? Are these from a Unicorn mill?

12-14-2013 07:34 AM

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 ...

11-18-2013 11:32 PM

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?

11-13-2013 12:43 PM

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...

11-07-2013 11:33 PM

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.

10-12-2013 04:26 PM

"Only a barbarian..." - 36 replies

“Only a Barbarian would put ketchup on a hotdog”

10-05-2013 11:15 PM

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...

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