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01-29-2021 11:43 PM

Hurrah for pocket-screwed face frames - 8 replies

Is it a standard practice to use pocket screws, and no glue, on the rails in kitchen cabinet face frames? I surely do like this. My house has generic builder oak face frame kitchen cabinets. I’m retro-fitting the base cabinets with pull-out shelves, and had to do some repairs on some of the drawers because the cheap old drawer slides are f...

12-30-2020 08:07 PM

Happy New Year and good wishes for all - 3 replies

It’s been a busy year and I have not had much time to work in my wood shop, just a bit of fence repair, and I built some garden planter boxes. Building the boxes was easy, the hard part was moving tractor loads of dirt. Well, not hard, just tedious. Moving dirt with a shovel and wheelbarrow is hard. They look nice in the snow :) ...

12-04-2020 10:15 PM

Shop Fox DC crushed in shipping - 12 replies

I ordered the Shop Fox W1685 1.5 HP dust collector from the big orange. Don’t know who they use for delivery, but they are very skilled as you can see from the photos. The delivery persons were supposed to call on the day of delivery, and they did not. Rather annoying because I would have refused delivery. The big orange will make good, of...

10-30-2020 06:04 PM

Interesting comparison of Dust Deputy vs. Thein baffle - 1 reply

This article compares a Dust Deputy with a homemade Thein baffle, paired with a shop vac. The author tests both fine particle removal and suction loss, using spices for visibility and nice aromas. It’s an interesting experiment. If I can ever carve out out of a bit of time I would like to try this with a larger dust collector. https://f...

09-05-2020 02:52 AM

The Finer Points of Making Decisions (Dithering Deluxe 2) - 5 replies

Drooling over new tools (https://www.lumberjocks.com/topics/311043) was nothing compared to the months I have wasted deciding on what kind of floor to install in my barn. I want to move my wood shop out of the garage and into the barn, because we want to make the garage into a nice space for band practice and exercise equipment. As you all know,...

09-05-2020 02:08 AM

The Finer Points of Making Decisions (Dithering Deluxe) - 8 replies

Greetings, homettes and homies, I hope you are all well. I am enjoying a bit of downtime, and have used up most of it it pondering a most deep subject: Making Purchasing Decisions. As a tool nerd, I love any excuse to buy something new and shiny, or something old that radiates coolness. I also know, from long experience, that buying stuff whe...

05-05-2020 06:40 PM

Yet another PM spammer - 4 replies

woodworkingfws is spamming chicken coop plans in my PMs. For once they don’t appear to be Ted’s crap :) Though maybe it’s just Ted in disguise.

04-01-2020 09:41 PM

Ancient cheap carving knives - 4 replies

I wrote up a Projects post about my old jewelry box I made from a chunk of maple from my woodpile eons ago, and I got to thinking about the old cheap Niji carving knives I used, and still have. They’re at least 25 years old, I paid $7.00 for a set of 7. I still use them. They have been through the wars: dropped, sharpened in every weird wa...

03-21-2020 11:15 PM

how to reverse comment order to newest first? - 10 replies

Hellos! How do I display comments from newest to oldest? They’re always oldest to newest, which is a tad awkward for long-running threads. thanks in advance.


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