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548 days ago

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.

-- 2014 will be a different year...at least for me it will.


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#1 posted 548 days ago

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 548 days ago

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

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#3 posted 548 days ago

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 548 days ago

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 548 days ago

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 548 days ago

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

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#7 posted 548 days ago

why do they make left handed hammers ?

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

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#8 posted 548 days ago

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 548 days ago

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 548 days ago

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 548 days ago

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 548 days ago

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 548 days ago

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 548 days ago

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

-- 2014 will be a different year...at least for me it will.

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#15 posted 547 days ago

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

-- 2014 will be a different year...at least for me it will.

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