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61 days ago

Help with a chair's broken spindle - 4 replies

I have a chair with a broken spindle sitting in the garage collecting dust. When the spindle broke it splintered off a small piece which is now long gone. I tried gluing the spindle (when I had the small piece that had splintered) but it didn’t last long. After the last repair my preschooler noticed that the spindle was not aligned corr...

208 days ago

Base Cabinet Casters - 5 replies

I brought a used kitchen base cabinet that is 11.5 ft long made of pine and plywood. It was build as one piece so I can’t (nor want to split it in two) . Water runs towards the wall where the cabinet is going when the wife parks in the garage during the winter (snow and slush melt). The wall has a ledge that prevents the base cabinet fr...

232 days ago

How to hang cabinets without backs? - 12 replies

I’m looking at buying someone’s old kitchen cabinets (made of plywood). Most of the wall hanging cabinets have no backs on them. I’m wondering what the easiest way to hang them would be? It looked like the cabinets were built in place as there was quarter round nailed under each shelve along the wall. I didn’t think t...

294 days ago

Shed Question - 6 replies

I started building a 10×12 shed this afternoon. I have the studs and rafters in place and the floor is half finished but not screwed down yet. The lumberyard delivered four pressure treated 4×4x12s. I was thinking I’d put the shed directly on the blocks but the 4×4x12s came with the “kit” so they are now und...

354 days ago

Green wood dowels or pegs - 3 replies

Will i run into problems with the pegs srinking and falling out as they dry? My plan B is to split some seasonec maple firewood to make the pegs. I watched Roy Underhill make his own dowels the other week on the Wood Wright’s Shop. I had a piece of steel so I used the largest drill bit i own to drill a hole in the steel and went looki...

377 days ago

How best to add a fence to a 4x36" belt / disc combination sander - 4 replies

I bought a 4”x36” belt and 4” disc combination sander similar to this one:Bench Top Combination 4" x 36" Belt and 6" Disc Sander While sanding a 10” long curved edge on my project i figured things could be alot easlier if there was a fence to hold the piece at 90 degrees to the belt sander. Has anyone made a fence for...

403 days ago

Freestanding sign post design - 8 replies

I’ve been asked to build a freestanding sign post and signs. There will be multiple signs (maybe 5 or so) on a 4×4 post pointing the way to the various games and activities. The sign will be inside so no worries about wind blowing over the sign. *Any recommendations on a good design? that is likely not to tip over easily? My fi...

421 days ago

Help: Skil Tablesaw height adjustment issue - 10 replies

I own a Skil table saw similar to this one I was trying to cut a tenon using my cross-cut sled when after several blade height adjustments in which no two cuts were the same I realized that the blade was vibrating back down into the table. Has anyone else had this issue with their blade adjustment? and did you find a solution? I flipp...


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