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|501 days ago||
Ryobi Drum Sander - paper ripping - 4 replies
I got a Ryobi 16-32 drum sander for $200 off CL. It seems to be in great shape, looks almost brand new. Does anyone have this sander who can give me advice on how to properly wrap the paper? The right (motor-side) clip seems to let the paper slip out and after a few passes it rips off, ruining the sandpaper. Any thoughts?
|657 days ago||
Craftsman 21833 Table Saw - Albany, NY - 4 replies
Looking to sell my barely Craftsman 21833 Saw. It’s practically new, but I decided to go all out and get a SawStop cabinet saw. I was hoping to get $475 for it (or something reasonable). If interested, please let me know! Thanks.
|689 days ago||
Where to get handles for cutting boards? - 5 replies
Not really a “woodworking” questions I guess, but I am trying to find some type of rust-resistant handles in stainless steel to add to the sides of some cutting boards. I know I could route recesses, but I wanted to try the look of some nice stainless handles, but most of them are for cabinets where you can screw them from the back. ...
|696 days ago||
Decorating a toybox - 4 replies
I plan to start work soon on a toybox for my friends’ son. I want to decorate it with “boy” things like a football. I am trying to figure out a way to make a simple football out of wood that I can glue to the side of the box. I thought it would be cool if I made the ball out of walnut and the “laces” or “st...
|699 days ago||
Painting letters on a toybox - 9 replies
I am planning to build a toybox for my friends’ son. I want to put his name across the front, but since he has a long name, it is kind of pricey to buy the wood letters, and I’m not sure if I posses the skills to cut them out myself. The box will be made out of plywood. The box will be blue, the letters white. So my plan would ...
|699 days ago||
Cross-grain joints in cutting boards - 3 replies
I have made a few end-grain cutting boards. I decided to make a few long-grain boards just using stripes. I would like to frame the whole thing in, to give a nice border around the whole board. The two ends would have the grain going in the opposite direction (the “breadboard” ends). I am concerned about seasonal expansion/contrac...
|706 days ago||
How to install countersunk screws w/ plugs - 10 replies
I am working on the “i can do it” step stool – it’s all done aside from finishing and plugging thee screw holes. It’s my first time trying to countersink screws. I think, for starters, I didn’t drill the pilot hole deep enough for the screw shaft, and 2 of my screws broke as I was screwing them in (with a hand...
|708 days ago||
Finishing a child's stepstool - 3 replies
I am building a stepstool for a small child. What is the best type of finish that will look nice, be protected from moisture (used in the bathroom) and, prevent slipping with little wet feet? I was just going to use polyurethane but I am concerned it might be a bit slippery. Thoughts?
|710 days ago||
Where to install outlets? - 16 replies
I am in the proces of wiring my 1-car garage for a shop. I installed a 60A subpanel last week, now I need to decide on where I want the outlets. My original plan was to install two 2A circuits (or a multi-wire circuit to save $) and install 2 outlets every 6 feet along the walls. Each outlet in the pair would be on its own 20A circuit. I w...
|711 days ago||
Delta 31-250 Drum sander - $200 - 6 replies
Craigslist 7-yr old delta 18×36 inch drum sander, the seller says it’s working. Assuming it is, is that a good deal?
|717 days ago||
How to finish the edge of plywood - 37 replies
I am planning to make a varation of CDavy’s plywood toybox. I don’t think he’s active on the site, so I thought I’d ask here. How do I go about finishing the exposed plywood edges. I’d just glue a strip of wood to the edge, but the curve would make it difficult. Do I just get a thin strip of wood and glue it? Or ...
|722 days ago||
Delta 18" drum sander - used - any good? - 6 replies
Someone local to me is selling a Delta 18” drum sander, model number 31-255X. I am hoping to get it for under $200, but not sure on that yet. He says it is in “very good” condition. All call to delta told me that (based on its serial number) it was manufactured in 2005, so well beyond the 5-year warranty. I’d use it...
|730 days ago||
Gluing endgrain <--> endgrain - 24 replies
I have made a few end-grain cutting boards. I’d like to try a more simple method of making an edge-grain board, since it will be a light-duty board for infrequent use (bread serving only). I’d like it to be a checkerboard pattern. My question – a checkerboard edge-grain board will lead to lots of end grain butt joints…...