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09-03-2011 01:55 PM

just for a chuckle... - 1 reply

A cop pulled Tom over for doing 90 on I-75. He officer examined Tom’s license looked up at Tom and said “Darn it, it’s been a long hard day, it’s Friday, I don’t need the frustration of more paperwork or the overtime. If you can give me one GOOD excuse for speeding that I’ve never heard before I’ll let y...

08-18-2011 04:55 PM

router table design - 11 replies

This is a 3d picture of the router table I am designing. It’s footprint measures 22-1/4” x 31” and stands 42” tall at the tabletop. 42” is what I feel will be a comfortable working height. Is this height stable with that footprint or will it have a tendency of being top heavy? I am planning on two non-swiveling ...

08-13-2011 09:30 PM

how much room do i leave - 3 replies

i have a router table top that is approx 24×32 and will be after trimming the edges 25.5×33.5. i want to leave as much in front of the router as possible for work support and still leave ample room for a fence and it’s movement behind it. for those of you that have built a “norm (nyw)” size router table, how far in fr...

08-10-2011 10:02 PM

What type of glue to use - 12 replies

Been a while since I’ve been on here. Been a busy summer so far. working a lot, getting some bike riding in here and there, visiting the kids, etc., everything but making sawdust. In fact I haven’t been out there since completing the dollhouse 3 months ago. My current project is finally getting around to building a new router tabl...

06-08-2011 11:10 PM

totalled up receipts for dollhouse - 6 replies

in case you are curious, the total spent on the dollhouse came to be $400.92 finally cleaned up all the leftovers and reclaimed my space. i’m a happy camper again. (time for another project) lol

06-04-2011 03:33 AM

"posted 'x' days ago" - 19 replies

was reading a topic today and it read at the top “posted 58 days ago’ just my opinion but it would be a lot less math if it just simply read ‘posted april 6’ love your site!! roger

05-10-2011 03:50 PM

be careful what you ask for... - 1 reply

A month or so ago I bought a can of that “spray any angle” cans of Rustoleum spray paint. For years all you had to do to clear out the nozzle was turn it upside down and wait for air to come out. There, the nozzle is clean. Now when you turn it upside down you still get paint. How are you supposed to clear the nozzle? I figured it...

05-08-2011 03:49 PM

our annual pilgrimage: a humbling experience - 3 replies

In my neck of the woods we are fortunate to be one of the stops of the traveling vietnam memorial wall and my wife and I make it a point to go to it every year with this year being no exception. It is quite a humbling experience and if you aren’t moved by this display of 58,000+ names well then you just can’t have a heart. My wife an...

04-07-2011 12:34 AM

band saw blade tension - 2 replies

I bought a ryobi bandsaw a short while ago. I knew up front it wasn’t the best one out there but my use is for small craft-type stuff and I found a refurbished one so the price was good. The reviews I read just about all said the blade that comes with it sucks. Well it cut pretty good until today when, during a cut on a piece of trim for ...

02-24-2011 06:35 PM

ok... i give up - 40 replies

Over the years I have owned several jig saws. I am on my third now, all different brands. The first was a craftsman, the second a black & decker, and now a ryobi. What is the secret to making a vertical cut? I have learned that following the line is directly proportional to a straight cut but why is the cut always undercut or overcut on t...

02-24-2011 04:55 PM

free website hosting - 12 replies

Does anyone know of a source for free web hosting. I am thinking of starting up a website and was looking but everything I find isn’t really free. I know they will have ads and banners in them but as I look to my right as I am typing this, so does this site… I’m looking at a toyota ad right now. Roger

02-19-2011 10:05 PM

"colored" paints, not varnishes - child safe - 8 replies

I started a topic the other day concerning child-safe finishes for a dollhouse I am making for my grand daughter. It will be colored finishes, much like a real home. I want it to be safe for her and her younger siblings. What is out there that fits this criteria? The topic I started the other day went off a a varnish/shellac/tongue oil tangen...

02-18-2011 02:26 PM

child-safe finishes - 15 replies

I am currently building a dollhouse for my grand-daughter's barbies. I am planning on giving it to her for her 8th birthday. Her siblings range from, at the time of her birthday, 6 to newborn, 5 in all. I want to give this a finish that will be durable, washable, and SAFE. I am not familiar with the available finishes out there that fit th...

02-18-2011 12:37 AM

homemade clamps - 4 replies

thought i would post this for a laugh. sometimes we do what we gotta do. it worked!

02-08-2011 02:05 AM

universal bushing kit for ryobi router - 4 replies

I have a ryobi router Model: RE180PL plunge router and was wondering if there is a bushing kit that will work with it. I looked at one, don’t remember the brand, and it only listed the fixed base router but not the plunge base. Any suggestions? thanx, roger

02-04-2011 01:06 AM

Ridgid Table Saw Mystery - 5 replies

I have owned this Ridgid table saw for about 10 years and have always wondered what the cream colored insert in front of the blade insert plate is and what it’s purpose is. Anyone know? Roger

01-29-2011 06:32 AM

if it sounds too good to be true.... - 3 replies

i am usually more of a skeptic than what most would consider healthy but i found a crapload of tools on craigslist. it read “tablesaw, bandsaw, jointer, planer, floor drillpress & many hand tools, $1”. so i contacted the guy on the 19th. he said he was out of town until the 26th. he never called me until today to tell me he hadn&...

01-22-2011 07:34 PM

prehanging french doors - 3 replies

A year or so ago I acquired a set of french doors out of an old lady’s garage. I would like to use them to replace my aging sliding glass doors leading onto my florida room. My question is this: What is involved with making them into “prehung” doors? I am sure I could use them as is but assume it would be easier to install a...

01-21-2011 05:34 PM

difference between a jig saw and a sabre saw - 54 replies

I was reading another blog in this forum where they referenced a jig saw not a sabre saw. Is there a difference? I always thought they were the same thing just one of those tomAto – tomOto things.

01-16-2011 11:40 PM

A couple questions about Ryobi tools - 16 replies

#1 – I purchased a Ryobi 1/2” 2HP plunge router at Christmas time that I haven’t used yet but noticed when I got the router home it has a little “rock” in the plunge that concerns me. I have never owned or used a plunge router before so I don’t know if this is normal or not. Is it? #2 – I am looking a...

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