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|409 days ago||
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 – ...
|419 days ago||
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...
|544 days ago||
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...
|597 days ago||
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...
|605 days ago||
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...
|624 days ago||
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.
|661 days ago||
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....
|738 days ago||
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...
|805 days ago||
Holmes on Homes - 6 replies
A little levity in the non-shop Forum …...........for a change http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DwPC-YBHMI4
|813 days ago||
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...
|931 days ago||
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!
|935 days ago||
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...
|958 days ago||
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...
|1123 days ago||
homepage shutdown ? - 6 replies
I just tried to access my homepage and it won’t respond.Anyone else having this problem ?
|1130 days ago||
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...
|1144 days ago||
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
|1160 days ago||
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/
|1182 days ago||
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...
|1186 days ago||
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.
|1192 days ago||
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...