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04-18-2018 07:31 PM

GTC Masking Tape is Crap - 13 replies

Thought I’d let all know not to buy Masking tape from HEB, live and learn. I was in that isle while grocery shopping and thought to myself, Self you need some masking tape so I grabbed a roll GTC and am just now finding out what a mistake that was, it has no stick, none what so ever, it doesn’t even compare to painters tape.

03-21-2018 01:16 PM

Let’s talk cordless drills, questions and answers - 59 replies

Roughly 3 to 4 years ago I purchased the DeWalt DCD 771 cordless drill kit $99.00, batteries have now failed, no longer taking a charge. When shopping for replacement batteries I’m finding that they cost more ($149.00) than buying a whole new drill kit at the same cost of $99.00. <delete> Would this classify the dewalt cordless drill ...

11-23-2017 03:25 PM

Scrap wood and fireplace. - 5 replies

Happy Thanksgiving I know some woods are not good or safe for the fireplace, I was hoping that someone could tell me if it’s OK to burn hackberry or chinaberry in the fireplace? I have a bunch of non usable hackberry and a lot of not so desirable chinaberry that is set for landfill but with winter coming I was wondering if I might just bu...

11-21-2017 08:37 PM

A head scratcher (Rotted Footer) - 6 replies

Shame on me for not addressing this sooner, This is the only door on my shop that I enter through and you’d thunk I would have noticed it sooner, so now I’m left with scratching my head on how to tackle this? This 2×6 x 12 has all the way through rot on the top 3 inches prob around 6 to 7 feet of it’s length, I already ...

11-21-2017 07:53 PM

Spalted Candy (Pecan) - 12 replies

I placed these cut logs of Pecan in my spalting pit back in August of 2015 and so yesterday 11/20/2017 I thought it was time to see what I had created and I am so happy with the results. These are just two logs out of the 6, I spalted. These logs came from a downed tree from my moms side of the family cemetery that I cut with my chainsaw, IR...

05-06-2017 09:55 PM

Sawdust Concern Entering The House - 22 replies

For those of you with attached garage shops and or barndominium’s with shops combined, I am curious if ever dust works its way into the house? Not anytime soon but within the next 3-5 years I plan on moving out of the city onto land and having a barndominium built and need to figure if I need a stand alone or have the shop included in...

02-20-2017 04:35 AM

I just can't bring myself to make a box. - 13 replies

I’ve reached a road block in trying to bring myself to build an urn for my 12 1/2 year old 4 legged ball of love. I know I can make a final resting place 10 times better than what she will be delivered in but I just can’t bring myself to make it. Shady, my Norwegian Elkhound is at the age where she’s slow to rise and get dow...

12-29-2016 12:59 PM

Cured Epoxy turning white after it got wet. - 25 replies

So I had built a shelf for my newly remodeled tub to walk-in shower. The wood I used was Nogal. I chose epoxy for the protection, the Epoxy was West System 105 resin and 206 hardener. I constructed the shelf so that it had a slight pitch to allow water run off, I than coated it with the epoxy and allowed it to dry than installed in in the ...

12-08-2016 02:10 AM

Link Belt Vs V-Belt Thoughts? - 13 replies

I just recently had the belt go out on my tablesaw. The belt that was on the saw was a V-belt that had been on the saw a good 7-8 years and I never noticed any vibration. I have a good friend that is a machinist which insisted I go back with a V-belt after I mentioned a link belt he said it’s been his experience with link belts that they d...

12-02-2016 12:24 AM

Cracking door and peeking head in. - 11 replies

For those of you that know me, thought I’d just touch base and let you all know that I’m still around just not in the shop. Been busy with major house projects (remodeling) this year.

07-21-2016 02:01 PM

How is the elastic pouch held inside of the lid? - 16 replies

I was hoping someone that has knowledge in this might be able to shed some light on how this builder is securing the elastic felt pouch inside of the lid? I’m planing on building a couple jewelry boxes and would like to implement this necklace holder into my lids. Thanks

07-14-2016 10:40 AM

Lubing Plastic Gears In The Tablesaw. - 34 replies

I’d like others help on what I should use for lubing the plastic gears in my tablesaw for miter cut arbor tilt. I’ve had my hitachi c10fl table saw for several years now and the plastic gears for rotating the blade have never been lubed since I’ve had brand new from Lowes thus it’s now a struggle to tilt the blade. Thanks

07-06-2016 01:33 PM

Contractor Vs Hybrid Table Saw Are These One In The Same? - 22 replies

I am curious if there’s a difference between these two saws or are they both pretty much the same just depending on how someone wants to refer to it as? I’ve been thinking of replacing my current saw at some point which is referred to as a hybrid but when I look at other manufactures they seem to refer to theirs as contractor saws...

06-20-2016 01:42 PM

Help identifying a Tree. (Pictures) - 15 replies

Hi all, I was hoping someone could help me identify a tree, I’ve been thinking and calling it a Catalpa tree for a very long time but I’d been doubting myself as of lately and decided to google the Catalpa tree and the leaves on the Catalpa tree seem to be larger in the google photo images. I’m in Central Texas and this tree is...

04-20-2016 11:31 PM

Need help, powder post beetle / longhorn beetle in finished box. - 19 replies

Need some help and or advise, I just received a call from one of my customers with findings of fine sawdust in one of the drawers of a box I sold him, he’s not upset with the box and construction more so concerned. The wood in question is cedar elm air dried. The box walls are 5/8” thick finished with Tung oil and wipe on poly, the ...

03-30-2016 06:39 PM

Walmart now carrying quality tools. - 20 replies

Who would have ever thought Walmart to carry high quality tools, so far I’ve found two items that they carry whiteside and Incra with free shipping to boot. Go figure. Edit In; I ordered the Incra Hinge Crafter from the WM online website, optioned for the 7 – 10 free shipping. It was ordered the day before I created this topic and...

08-22-2015 12:30 PM

What happened to one of our prized members "Greg The Cajun Guy" - 51 replies

I’ve noticed here lately that I’ve not seen any activity from Greg, (Greg The Cajun Guy) he has been removed from my friends list and when I tried to view one of his projects it appears that his profile is gone along with his projects? I’d like to know what happened if anyone can shed any light on this? Thanks

08-12-2015 07:47 PM

Removing Jewelry Box Lids, What Blade? - 16 replies

What kind of table saw blade is best for removing the lid from a jewelry box? What I have in my shop 1. Woodworker II 40T 1/8” kerf flat teeth for finger joints. 2. Avanti Pro 60T Fine Finish 3. Oshlun 80T Fine Finish These are the blades I have to work with other than a couple 32T general purpose blades.

08-08-2015 04:25 PM

Jet Bench Top Jointers 8" and 10" Poor Reviews. - 8 replies

I was in the market of upgrading my Delta 6” bench top jointer to a a possible 8” or 10” and during my search I ran across both of the Jet 8” and 10” jointers but after viewing the reviews here on LJ’s and on Amazon both places are rating each jointer 8” and 10” less than good disposable tool rati...

07-08-2015 09:23 PM

Are feedback's in the feedback area ever addressed? - 2 replies

I posted in the feedback area over 8 days ago and have yet to receive a response on my request / suggestion from an admin, Are they ever addressed? Just curious as I don’t want to waste time posting if they aren’t read and addressed too.

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