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156 days ago

Ad Choice - is that used here? - 4 replies

I have not been active in a while but I notices Ad Choice pop ups and initially thought I was hi-jacked or infected but could not find any evidence of it on my computer and then noticed it was mostly on this site that the pop ups were appearing. Is this something that Martin (he does still own this site correct?) is using here?

463 days ago

Roundover Bit Set for beads? - 3 replies

I remember seeing a bit set for beading that used 2 round over bits, one was off set so when you made the reverse cut (the 2nd cut,) you didn’t get that indented edge that has to be sanded of due to the bushing (roller) going deeper on the 2nd cut. Does anyone know what I am talking about :) or have suggestions?

920 days ago

Best disposable gloves for Polyurethane? - 19 replies

The gloves I have dessolve when applying poly. I remember reading somewhere that the answer is : Nitrile Gloves Is that what I should be using? I saw them somewhere for $10/100

952 days ago

What do you think these are - 2 replies

I think these are tools to make fishing nets and rope but I really have no idea.

1085 days ago

Epoxy -will it harden - 12 replies

I messed up and was not paying attention to detail and did not use enough hardener in the mix. Will it ever harden? It was approximately:1 to .70 mix Epoxy to Hardener:

1125 days ago

Dewalt or poter cable lithium ion? - 22 replies

I have been looking for a long time now. (2 years) and I want to buy a new set of battery tools. Here is my choice so far. PORTER-CABLE 4-Tool 18-Volt Lithium-Ion Cordless Combo Kit 4-Tool 18-Volt Lithium-Ion Cordless Combo Kit Item #: 39443 | Model #:PCL418C-2 $255 or DEWALT 4-Tool 18-Volt Cordless Combo KitItem #: 311386 | Mode...

1286 days ago

1000 and counting? - 3 replies

I noticed that I was up to 1000 comments, gezzz I think I should shut my mouth and stop typing. The old adage about god giving me 2 ears and one mouth and to use them in that proportion but in this case 2 eyes and 8 fingers, 2 thumbs) seems more appropriate) :) I enjoy all your guys that have posted and I like letting you know when somethi...

1289 days ago

Smokin Pipes - what wood to use - 8 replies

Hi Guys, I have been thinking of trying a pipe these past few months. I was wondering if any of you have made your own? I did see a few jocks here have made them and I will contact them for advice. But do you have any suggestions on wood types and tips?

1313 days ago

Pull out draws - best design? - 7 replies

Hello Guys (that includes girls :)I have to build about 16 slide out draws/shelves and I wanted your opinion on easy (best design) for quick but strong draws. I have build 3 types in the past any ideas, links or suggestions? This is what I was going to do sinc eit was simple, fast and easy but I am open to any suggestions: But I have ...

1315 days ago

Saw dust over load - - 10 replies

I keep meaning to empty the bag but it was snowy and cold and I am retired and lazy I guess. I forgot this morning and milled a few boards for some pull out draws I was going to start today. Instead I had to spend an hour + cleaning up the sawdust <laugh> Ya think after living 51 years I would have a clue :) So I donned the dust mask an...

1377 days ago

HVLP - needs suggestions on how to - 8 replies

I bought the Earlex Spray Station Pro HVLP and used it for the first time this weekend. I need some suggestions Problem:Spray was splotchy, seemed like it was not atomizing enough. I adjusted the flow (back knob) it got a little betterfinish ran through the cup in about 40 secUsed Polyurethane and stain (all in one) it stinks but that is ...

1409 days ago

long life ending and my dad - 38 replies

For those of you that pray, please say a few words for my Mom, Dad is in the hospital and his time on earth is short. My Mom is/will having a hard time and could use your prays. I am more of a science guy but God and I talk a lot. Well mostly I talk and he just listens and looks down I guess. Thanks

1430 days ago

Snow sleigh anyone ever build one? - 22 replies

We have lots of snow up here and I was thinking about building some type of sled that could be used to slay riding and maybe even be pulled behind my ATV. I did a quick search here for “sleigh snow” but was not lucky enough to find anything. Any thoughts?

1444 days ago

dremel reduce copy and engraver - 3 replies

I am looking for an attachment that will reduce copy and engraver. I am thinking about using the dermel but with an attachment that can trace and reduce an image (letters pictures etc) I have seen things that can do it with a pencil so I am sure it can be done with a dermel. I am just hoping I do not have t6o make it :) although it is not th...

1449 days ago

Bandsaw blades - reue old - 11 replies

I have several old band saw blades (97 inch I think), not really old just dull. I hit a nail on one..etc What can I do with them? Can they be resharpens? For $35 bucks the seem like disposable items. Besides throwing them in the trash what can I do with them?

1455 days ago

Springs (large) for vacum hoses -orbital sander - 5 replies

I am looking for a large spring to hold my 2 1/2” vacuum hose. Some thing that I can hang from the ceiling to suspend my hose while I “sand away”. I saw the Wood Whisperer use it on a Festool Sander (I think) but have not been able to find one anywhere, which means I am not looking in the right place. Any hints?Yes I did ask...

1492 days ago

Refinish but not restore - How to? - 4 replies

Suggestion please :) I have two older pieces of furniture (junk to most people) that I want to refinish. They are old and weathered, chipped paint and worn down to bare wood in spots. I want to keep all of that. I will keep these outside under a protected porch open to the weather. My plan is to lightly wire brush the loss paint chips...

1615 days ago

Pole Barn - cost and how to - 11 replies

I was thinking of building a Pole barn type garage for my 2 cars (and a few extras), 24×30 10 foot high, metal roof only, no sides, sight is already prepd and ready to go. Contractor said $6700 does that sound right? I have not priced a truss in a long time. If I was not so far up in the woods I would build it myself (with a little ...

1728 days ago

Nitrocellulose Lacor repair - 5 replies

I have done a little research but need some guidance on this. My step-son tried to clean his new table top and damaged the finish (about a 6 inch circular spot) and then to make matter worse he scratched another section (8 inch scratch (in the finish only, not the wood). The finish looks like a mat or satin finish on dark wood. Can you reco...

1772 days ago

The New Yankee Workshop Calls it Quits? - 8 replies

I just saw this :The New YankeeWorkshop Calls it QuitsWOOD Magazine just received word from WGBH in Boston that The New Yankee Workshop is ending production after 21 seasons. Norm Abram, the carpenter turned furnituremaker made famous by this show, will continue to host This Old House on PBS, now in its 30th year. “We’ve had a great ...

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