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01-30-2013 07:15 PM

Laws - 12 replies

On a lighter note. COSMIC LAWS…... 1. Law of Mechanical Repair -After your hands become coated with grease, your nose will begin to itch and you’ll have to pee. 2. Law of Gravity – Any tool, nut, bolt, screw, when dropped, will roll to the least accessible place in the universe. 3. Law of Probability – ...

01-21-2013 01:08 AM

What was your profession and if you could start over would you do it again? - 29 replies

This is for the retired/still working folks that worked all those years in a chosen profession or a position that they mitigated to and made it their business/job for their working years. Me:I started in a screw machine shop in the mid 60’s as I was a Chicago gearhead drag racing and working on cars to make them faster. As a result I lo...

09-17-2012 10:45 PM

How many golfers out there? - 26 replies

I’ve been reading the non-shop talk, and there are many folks doing other things besides just woodworking.I love to woodwork, and improve the shop, but I also am crazy about golf. Exercise, fresh air, camaraderie, laughs, and always a challenge.I’m 66 and have worked my way from the low 100’s to the low 90’s. I have a med...

07-26-2012 05:33 PM

On a lighter note. Made in USA - 76 replies

There has been quite a bit of political bantering here lately, so I thought I would pass on some good news for a change. I was working on a home plumbing issue and needed adjustable pliers. I have one in a set of portable tools, and I keep those in my SUV. Problem was the vehicle was at the dealers for an air-conditioner issue. Since I...

07-18-2012 04:28 PM

It's so Hot - 14 replies

IT’S SO HOT IN THE MIDWEST: the birds have to use potholders to pull the worms out of the ground......the trees are whistling for the dogs......the best parking place is determined by shade instead of distance.....hot water comes from both taps......you can make sun tea instantly......you learn that a seat belt buckle makes a pretty good b...

06-29-2012 09:40 PM

I need help from NBeemer - 6 replies

Well, I’d certainly like to help, but I’ve been blocked by him for 6 months. I wonder who else could help but are blocked.

05-24-2012 03:23 PM

Machining excellence - 8 replies

For those of you that are familiar with or have a background in machining, you’re going to love this video. OPERATIONAL V-12 DIESEL ENGINE THAT FITS IN THE PALM OF YOUR HAND. This is not CNC technology; this gentleman made everything at home on his lathe and drill press. Took 1220 hours (a year and a half?) to make the 261 pieces....

03-07-2012 10:03 PM

Greed, Capitalism and Romney - 31 replies

OK be nice, and agree or disagree on this op-ed. I’ll even unblock the critics Greed, capitalism and RomneyBy John StosselPublished March 07, 2012 Now that Mitt Romney is likely to be the Republican nominee, we can expect new attacks on his “vulture capitalism.” That’s how Rick Perry characterized his private equity work when he wa...

12-31-2011 08:29 PM

Holmes on Homes - 6 replies

A little levity in the non-shop Forum …...........for a change http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DwPC-YBHMI4

12-24-2011 03:24 AM

Do We Need a New Precedent? Rebuttle - 16 replies

Since I’m blocked by Poopiekat, I have to respond by creating a new (or parallel) forum. I’m in total agreement with you Poopiekat. There is no product, natural resource or entity we can’t produce on the North American continent. (Maybe Diamonds, but only South Africa mines them) Walmart exists, as does the rest of the c...

08-27-2011 10:05 PM

Trouble Downloading .jpeg's - 2 replies

I’m trying to start a new project post and I can’t download more than one picture. It just continues to try and load after the first pic is loaded.I’m running a Mac Pro and I have hi-speed internet.Help!

08-23-2011 08:08 PM

Need Cabinet Matieral Advice - 8 replies

Many of you folks are pretty good at visualizing a finished project, and, as well, have experience in finished remodeling.I have a walkup wet bar in my family room that is begging to be changed from an 80’s decor to a contemporary remodel. My situation is the the room, as well as the adjoining kitchen area is all finished in “light o...

07-31-2011 06:55 PM

Location not showing up - 8 replies

Hey, site folks,My location doesn’t show up on the “pin” map. It used to. There are others around me that also have disappeared.I have re-entered the data and still a “no-show” I’d like to know who’s around my area and there are very few pins showing. I know there are a bunch missing. The map shows my lo...

02-17-2011 03:01 PM

homepage shutdown ? - 6 replies

I just tried to access my homepage and it won’t respond.Anyone else having this problem ?

02-09-2011 05:41 PM

Saw Stop Killer ? - 54 replies

Interesting.Has anyone seen this? Looks like you can retrofit your existing table saw, or manufacturer’s will pick up on it.No blade damage, no cartridge replacement. When it senses tissue getting close, (no contact) it shuts down the blade in 1/8th of a second. The blade can be re-started immediately after shut down.Wow.This will give the...

01-26-2011 05:12 PM

You next Project - 4 replies

OK Boy’s and Girl’s Since it’s the dead of winter, here’s a great project to do. And it’s all indoors.Talk about a woodworker having fun, this guy is proof of it.Enjoy http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=DmrCuaZRO7A

01-10-2011 10:02 PM

Now this is a work space - 27 replies

Check out this fella’s new workshop.WOW http://woodtalkonline.com/topic/2403-a-few-pic-of-my-shop-to-share/

12-19-2010 06:55 PM

Pantorouter - 2 replies

I’m sure many of you have seen this machine, but for those of you that haven’t, it’s a must look. If you need something to build this winter, (provided you can stay warm) this would be a welcomed tool to any woodshop. I have ordered the plans and will build one when springtime rolls around.Enjoy. http://woodgears.ca/pa...

12-16-2010 01:34 AM

Donations - 7 replies

Martin, You need to make a donations tab so folks can find it. I think you’re losing a lot of donations because there is no easy way to access a way to donate.I had to use extensive searches on the site to find a tab. Most people would not be able to.This is important….........It’s revenue my friend.

12-09-2010 05:45 PM

I need advice on my countertops - 10 replies

Hi folks, We had these corian countertops and cabinets installed over 20 years ago. Back then, gold hardware and accents were the standard items.I want to update the handles, pulls etc. to the currently popular brushed stainless to match the appliances. I have googled myself silly and for the life of me, I can’t find a source for re...

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