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01-30-2018 09:23 PM

Barn Wood. Why. - 97 replies

I’m just not understanding this fascination with “reclaimed barn wood”. Not trying to be curmudgeonly but I just don’t get it. Who cares if it’s from a 100 year old barn….It’s gray and looks like it’s rotted worse than Sussie Jane’s meth-mouth. People are paying through the nose for the ...

12-16-2017 10:41 PM

Wireless earphones - 20 replies

I’m looking for s new set of Bluetooth earphones, in-ear NOT over the ear. Anyone have any recommendations on a good pair that are comfortable to use all day? Looking for something that is great for loud environments, has a mic and sounds good.

12-05-2017 01:25 PM

ROS papers more forgiving to swirl marks - 23 replies

I’m having to use some 60 grit to get down into some hard maple, anything higher and it’s just not working so well. Problem is, it’s leaving swirl marks which are a PITA to remove. How do the Abranet papers work with reducing swirl marks? I can’t imagine a paper being more resistant to them than that type, but I’...

11-07-2017 01:51 PM

Countertop Joining Fasteners - 7 replies

There are lots of choices out there, but I’m not sure what is better than others and what is worth the money and what isn’t. This is for the underneath joining of butcher block counters, something to draw them in tight to each other. Any suggestions on preferred products? I’ve been looking at these, but at $40 for two pack...

11-07-2017 02:41 AM

How to make a square, square. - 2 replies

Ran across this video, awesome tip.

11-03-2017 12:30 PM

Kreg Accu-Cut - 13 replies

Needing something to cut a dead straight 45° crosscut in 1.5” thick material, about 3’ in length. Not wanting to spend over $150, I’m just not going to be doing this type of cuting often at all. Want something to use my existing circular saw. I’ve made the homemade guide and it does well, but I’d prefer somethi...

10-31-2017 02:25 AM

Bosch ROS20VSC, hose that locks on? - 3 replies

The sander comes with a hose adapter, but the way the adapter holds on the sander via a pressure fit on an o-ring, it doesn’t hold tight. I could hose clamp it but that just doesn’t seem like the best fix. Is there a hose that locks on securely like the dust filter does? I’ve searched and came up with zilch, only that it t...

09-12-2017 04:06 PM

Best 5" ROS for dust collection OTHER than Festool. - 29 replies

Going to be doing a lot of sanding in my house soon and my little Ryobi won’t cut it for in the house use. Also, the little sucker blows a cloud of dust almost every time it’s turned on. Festool is out, I’m not paying Festool money for a ROS and then have to buy special paper for it. It’s got to be a 120v, 5” t...

09-04-2017 05:31 PM

Butcher Block countertops - 15 replies

Eventually I’m going to redo my kitchen countertops, and I’m really leaning toward butcher block. I love the way they look. You guys have me a bit worried about seasonal movement, and this is nothing but thick strips of wood glued together. I’m thinking maple for its hardness. How can this be designed with seasonal moveme...

09-02-2017 04:55 AM

Approx value of this planer? - 18 replies

The seller said that it has a Shelix head on it….he thinks lol. Still waiting on the pictures to confirm. Assuming everything is in good shape of this older, Jet 12” planer, what’s an approx value with the Shelix head and with the standard head? Thanks!

08-25-2017 07:17 PM

In search of lathe...compete noobie at the helm - 24 replies

Okay guys, I’m in search of a lathe. Space is an issue and so is money, please help me keep this budget friendly. I want this to be something that my daughter and I can learn together, she’s 11. Just looking to do smaller things like bowls, cups, lamps, etc. With EVERYTHING, all supplies, tools, etc, is this doable for under ...

07-28-2017 03:18 AM

Looking for somewhat specific Adirondack plans - 5 replies

Guys and gals, I’m looking for Adirondack chair plans that have a little bit deeper seat than normal and a back that reclines back more than the average adirondack chair does….an adjustable reclining back would be ideal! Also, if it’s foldable that would be a huge bonus, but not a requirement. I’ve never made one of t...

07-16-2017 12:49 PM

Site Update Needed! - 12 replies

Load times are often painfully slow and I frequently get “Site not responding” pop ups. Are there any plans for an upgrade for the site or the server?

07-08-2017 09:27 PM

Is there an alternative to this? - 5 replies

Ok, so I’m really wanting to pull the trigger on this but the $80 tag is throwing me off. Is there an alternative?

05-30-2017 01:47 AM

7" sliding miter saw.....enough?? - 8 replies

I want a slider for the increased cutting capacity of wider boards, rarely do I cut anything crazy thick. The Kobalt 7” slider is only $120, it’s a great price. Fyi, I have a 10” non-slider now. I really wish that there was an affordable dual-bevel 7” slider out here. Are there any good reasons to not get this? He...

05-16-2017 06:28 PM

Pipe clamps VS parallel clamps - 12 replies

Parallel clamps are expensive @$50/ea. Do pipe clamps work equally or nearly as equally as well to serve the same purpose? I’m thinking about making a solid tabletop. Thoughts?

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