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Forum topic by DKV posted 01-29-2013 06:34 AM 1028 views 0 times favorited 41 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-29-2013 06:34 AM

Since we have so many requests for forums I would like to have a forum for the basics. How to miss your thumb when using a hammer, how to turn a screwdriver in the right direction, how to recognize the correct side of the saw to use, how to identify wood vs stone, etc. Anyway, you get my idea. I know it probably wouldn’t fly with site management but if we come up with enough “basic” ideas it just might work. What do you all think? It would be primarily for all the new LJs on the site. We don’t answer “which tablesaw to buy” until they have passed the basic forum test.

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#1 posted 01-29-2013 06:36 AM

You are killing me….once again I don’t know if you are being serious or not. So which side of the saw do YOU use?... :-)

-- To surrender a dream leaves life as it is — and not as it could be.

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#2 posted 01-29-2013 08:44 AM

I’ve a feeling this might go the way of the ‘tater hogs’ thread.

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#3 posted 01-29-2013 11:07 AM

I think it would be helpful to have a sticky post or FAQ that gives basic information to newcomers. I don’t know if we’d need a separate forum for that. I don’t know about requiring a test.. But the concept of a primer for beginners is a good idea.

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#4 posted 01-29-2013 11:26 AM

training videos ideas …

which end of a drill bit to use

why a table saw should not be used in the dark

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#5 posted 01-29-2013 11:39 AM

Seriously, I’ve seen a few videos on Youtube that show really simple stuff like that.

-- - Ni faru ion el ligno!

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#6 posted 01-29-2013 11:45 AM

Remember, the position of the nail head dictates which side of the board the point goes into.

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#7 posted 01-29-2013 02:07 PM

why do they make left handed hammers ?

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#8 posted 01-29-2013 02:21 PM

What is the best joint for a drawer that turns out to be a roll out cabinet. 57 answers and all outstandingly correct ?

Funny how some people offer experienced and well thought out advice when their greatest achievement to date is a butcher block made when they spent five years in grade 9.

How to set up a shop. Once again outstanding advice from some who screwed a shovel to the wall.

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#9 posted 01-29-2013 02:52 PM

I’ve learned the best way to miss my thumb, a nail gun.
I just let a newer style drill do the turning.
As far as the right side of the saw, never really had a problem with that.
Wood vs. stone, that’s what a hammer is for.

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#10 posted 01-29-2013 02:55 PM

I’ve always thought we are all still learning, so what is a beginner.
Were all beginners when we learn something new.

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#11 posted 01-29-2013 03:27 PM

I’d like to see a ‘Tip of the Day’ mega-thread or ‘Tip du Jeur’, to make it sound a bit fancy.

Sadly, I don’t think anyone would get behind it.

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#12 posted 01-29-2013 03:46 PM

Why don’t you start it renners, I would participate in it and post a fix or tip a day.

-- To surrender a dream leaves life as it is — and not as it could be.

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#13 posted 01-29-2013 05:09 PM

What about the left handed millimeter to sae monkey wrench ?

-- BELT SANDER: Used for making rectangular gouges in wood.

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#14 posted 01-29-2013 05:09 PM

The claw on a claw hammer can be used to dig up broken sprinkler heads.

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#15 posted 01-30-2013 01:15 AM

Which side of the chisel to use for tails vs sockets.

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