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06-03-2018 07:27 PM

Dovetail rule of thumb? - 5 replies

Hi all! getting ready to do the dovetails in the case bottom/sides of my dutch tool chest and was wondering if there is a rule of thumb on how many dovetails to use in a board? most of what I’ve seen/read says use as many or few as you want and looks pleasing to the eye. I’m good with that but I want to make sure (since this is at...

11-02-2016 06:35 PM

Drawer Slides? - 10 replies

Hi All! I’ve had a minor setback in my entertainment center / lego display cabinet build and I’m wondering if there’s other perspectives on how to handle this. I have a ~7in area that includes a 70 in. long by 36 in wide 3/4” thick oak ply ‘shelf’ that will be used to hold/display legos. it will go on a set...

09-24-2016 08:34 AM

Under bench mounted plane till - which direction to 'mount' planes for best retrieval? - 9 replies

Hi all! had an epiphany about mounting my new plane till storage to the side of my hand tool bench. though I’m thinking for ergonomics sake I’m going to need to change the way I had the planes being stored in the case so they are more easily retrieved from being lower to the ground instead of in a wall mounted unit. I was looking for...

09-05-2016 05:27 PM

Mounting workbench casters to supports - help? - 3 replies

Hi all! I recently rescued a cabinet from in front of a HS trash dumpster, thinking it would make a perfect workshop assembly/power tool storage/ workbench. It has a four inch skirt/ bottom kick board on it that isn’t tall enough for the workbench wheels I purchased. My thought was possibly adding 4×4 material at the corn...

11-18-2015 04:37 PM

Travelling with Tools? - 16 replies

Hi all! I’m a hand tool newb for the most part and could use some insight. I’ll be travelling for the upcoming US holiday with my family and would like to take one of my hand tool projects to work on (mainly to escape some of the insanity inside) and was wondering how everyone travels with their tools if they don’t have spe...

09-08-2015 02:26 PM

ideas on joining counter/bar top 'slabs' - 17 replies

Hi All! What was supposed to be a quick/easy project has turned into something a bit more. Just looking to get some opinions on joining two 2×10 x 6ft pieces of fir that are being turned into a fake live edge counter/bar top. The back edge of the ‘counter’ is resting/screwed to a 2×4 mounted on the wall, and the front bo...

08-26-2015 01:24 PM

Craftsman saw Thread? - 22 replies

Hi All! It seems a fair number of us own one of these saws- myself included. I thought I’d start a thread where we could gather all of the tips/tricks/adds/subtractions/what works/what doesn’t work/etc in one somewhat easy to find spot. At least it seems like a good idea :D To start off – has anyone found a decent ZCI??...

08-25-2015 05:43 PM

PS3 Travel Storage - even possible? - 4 replies

Hi All! was poking around the internet in order to find a storage case for my PS3 while travelling. Going to be taking a few car trips the remainder of this year and would like to take my system for the down hours in between. I’ve only been able to find one hard plastic case that also contains a monitor…for about $250 – 350...

07-11-2015 12:46 AM

ideas on working with really small pieces - 12 replies

Hi all! I’m in the process of assembling a marking gauge from a kit I bought a few years back (between classes gift for doing a good job in a particularly icky class). I’m waiting on the first glue up to dry and I’m reading through the instructions. Some of these pieces are less than an inch wide and they want them to be rip...

06-18-2015 11:59 PM

Hand plane storage (mebbe even portable)??? - 6 replies

Hi all! I’m honestly not sure when’re this topic should go so if it needs moved, mods feel free! I’m needing some ideas on small hand plane storage solution that I can use to cart my planes back and forth from one shop to a room in my house. I’m starting to get evil glares from the SO when I leave a plane in the kitc...

02-26-2015 11:00 PM

Sargent 307 Set up to do chamfers? - 8 replies

Hi All! I got this gorgeous plane from Mr. Don and I could use some assistance (sorry Mr. Don, I’m a bit more of a newb than I thought I was!). I’m attempting to use it to cut 45 degree chamfers on the leg vise piece of my workbench and apparently I can’t get it set right. I’m thinking I need to back the blade back a...

02-12-2015 11:46 PM

Fake live edge? - 16 replies

I’m sure this is considered blasphemy on some level but before you judge, I’ll explain. I’m looking to do a bar top work area in the WOman Cave in the basement. I’m thinking it’s going to be supported by iron pipe and flanges because the wall is not blocked for support and I’m not thinking I want to build cubb...

12-23-2014 11:52 AM

Cherry with a walnut stain? - 10 replies

just curious if anyone has ever stained cherry dark? I’ve been browsing for pictures to see what it might look like. I wanted to see how much of the red comes out even with a dark stain. Or would staining cherry with walnut stain be a sacrilegious practice? :D Thanks all!

12-08-2014 04:28 PM

Question on pullout shelves - 17 replies

Hi all! I’m going to be embarking on my first ever Sketchup creation build from the ground and I’ve got a question. I’m in the process of designing a tall unit that will be holding electronics – mostly gaming systems and a receiver. I’d like to have them each on pull out drawer slides so the cords are easily acce...

12-07-2014 01:49 AM

Make or buy? - 13 replies

Hey all :) need some input. A friend of mine contacted me this evening about help with a project. Here’s what she sent me:It looks pretty doable in pine/poplar as long as I can find a template for the state part – the majority of the work seems paint and stain. So just after we texted about this, I found a cutting board in the shape...

11-29-2014 03:19 PM

shelf mounting with metal studs? - 10 replies

I’m beginning to feel a bit like a doofus having metal studs used in our basement remodel – sounded like a good idea at the time just in case we ever had water damage…I don’t really want to be ripping out six ft of drywall to run blocking where I now need to install about a six foot run of shelving. It’s only going ...

11-18-2014 05:02 PM

Using Hickory for a box? - 6 replies

Hi all! So I got the book “Basic Box Making” out from the library and found a good use at Christmas for the very first box project in the book. My SO loves hickory as a wood but in my limited experience, I haven’t had any chance to use anything other than oak or pine. Would hickory be ok to work with in a small project li...

11-12-2014 02:08 AM

Puzzle box big enough for gift cards? - 3 replies

I’m sure this has been done somewhere here on LJ before but I am having no luck stumbling on something that meets my criteria. I have nephews that are getting to the awkward to buy for age and are getting gift cards this Christmas. I was hoping to find a puzzle box that I could fit a gift card into the inner compartment of that would give ...

10-24-2014 03:42 PM

Craigslist ad too good to be true? - 10 replies

So I was at lunch and stumbled on this – Athens is about a two hour ride from where I live so not close / not far. I try to add that to my figuring on lumber costs if I look at going outside of the Cbus area. But these prices are nice! Am I missing something??

10-18-2014 04:10 AM

Shark Guard Install help on Craftsman 113.xx TS - 11 replies

Hi all! Edit: took some more pics when I was out there today that I was hoping might help. I’ve been trying to install my shark guard on and off for the past few months (yes I’m slow, and no I don’t get out to my shop that often). I was hoping there would be other craftsman saw owners that have shark guards that may be able...

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