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01-15-2018 05:49 PM

Christmas Gifts - 8 replies

I made a few gifts for our family members this year for Christmas. They loved the trivets (hot pads). Several said they wouldn’t use them, just put ‘em out for display.

03-16-2017 02:41 AM

No Dado Stack - No Problem - 11 replies

So what do you do when your dado stack is 500 miles away (back home)? No problem. I was building six drawers for our daughters’ recently purchased home and had 24 rabbets to cut (3/4×3/8 inch). I went to the local big box store and bought a 5 pack of 7 1/4 inch circular saw blades for $17. My son-in-law just bought a new table saw ...

02-12-2017 03:50 AM

My Sketchup Cabinets - 2 replies

In the past couple of years, I have built a number of kitchen cabinets. Then I started learning Sketchup! Still not an expert, but I have gotten better. This week, I have been under the weather and cooped up indoors. So, I thought it would be a good time to work on my drawings. I already have cabinets drawn in the basic sizes (upper and lo...

11-17-2016 10:46 PM

Did Your Pictures Post Side Ways - 4 replies

I see this a lot on other forums. And most folks can’t figure out why. So, try this. No guarantees, but it works for me on my Android phone. Before you post your pics, edit each one by cropping the image ever so slightly (even none at all will work). Then save it and upload the edited picture. The result is your picture should pos...

08-05-2016 01:17 AM

Grizzly G0458 Drum Sander Question - 6 replies

Do any of you own one? I have a problem with mine and I can’t figure out how to remedy it. The extension spring (# 182 – P0458182) on the right side of the drum head is bent into a banana shape. I got it out and plan to order a new one. The problem is I can’t figure out how to install the new one. By looking at the exploded ...

07-25-2016 11:31 PM

Clear pine for serving board - Your thoughts? - 5 replies

I found a piece of 1×6 clear pine at our local Habitat ReStore. I am considering making some bread or cheese serving boards. For you guys that have made cutting boards, what are your thoughts? Here is an example of one I made for my sweetie out of maple and walnut. It looks like a paddle! :-)

07-18-2015 02:36 AM

Planing Bowed Boards - 13 replies

I don’t now if this method has been posted before, but this is what I did. I had three 2×4’s that were bowed on the wide side, not the edges. Instead of throwing them in the trash, I decided to plane ‘em flat. I have done this before by gluing a piece of wood to each side, just as the board lay on the table. This tim...

06-24-2015 07:54 PM

Shop Helpers - 21 replies

I had some help in the shop today. We are building a toy box. Perfect timing so Bella could help with some of the gluing. She got her first experience at driving pocket screws, and did a god job. Her little hand just barely fits the handle to press the trigger. :-) She loves to clean up. And Bubba wanted to help also. :-) Maybe next year. ...

04-05-2015 05:26 PM

Good smells... - 6 replies

Coming from the kitchen! :-) The kids and their kids will be here shortly. Rain or no rain, it’s gonna be a good day. Did I mention my sweetie loves her new kitchen? Well, she does. Just in case you missed it, we remodeled our kitchen last year. Mike

03-28-2015 02:13 AM

Greg Little Woodworks Sighting - 6 replies

My wife and I went to the Bayou City Art Festival today in Memorial Park in Houston, Tx. Lots of very talented artists had their wares on display. It didn’t take me long to find Greg. He has a nice booth with some very nice sculpted boxes for sale. I enjoyed the opportunity to meet him and chew the fat for a few minutes. Here are ...

02-02-2015 08:51 PM

Gluing Up Panels From Short Stock - 8 replies

So there I was, sitting at the dining room table. I was looking at the table top and I see it is made from pieces of uneven lengths of wood about 2 – 2 1/2 inches wide. The ends are simple but joints. It does look good, and if you don’t pay close attention, you really won’t know it, or care for that matter. The pattern sorta re...

01-17-2015 10:21 PM

Hand Screw Clamp Mods - 12 replies

I saw this tip in a magazine and thought HMMM. This looks like it could be a big help to me in more ways than one. My last trip to Harbor Freight, I picked up a pair of the 12 inch handscrew clamps. I even had a 20% off coupon to apply to one of them. :-) Upon closer inspection, I realized my Kreg Klamp Track is too far in on the table to ...

12-10-2014 08:04 PM

Christmas came early! - 11 replies

Boy that was fast. Free shipping on ebay – 2 days. Incra 1000HD Miter Bar.

11-27-2014 07:33 PM

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone - 5 replies

I have a lot to be thankful for. A good wife, great kids (for the most part :-) ) And a dozen grandkids…and one great grandkid. I am thankful every day that my health is still fairly good after 65 years. Hope to see a few more turkeys in the coming years. Mike

10-22-2014 11:37 PM

What to do with a sink cutout? - 27 replies

The counter top for our kitchen will be installed in a few weeks. I asked the template guy if he was going to cut the sink opening on site or at their shop. He said on site. I said I wanted the cutout. After all, I paid for it, right? OK, so what am I going to do with a piece of 3/4 inch thick quartz (Silestone)? The sink is 33 inches wide x ...

09-21-2014 04:43 AM

DeWalt DW734 Thickness Stop?? - 17 replies

Just wondering if anyone has figured out how to set a stop for repeatable planing operations? My planer has 3/4 and 1/2 inch stops. I need to mill some 5/8 inch stock for the drawers I am building. I took a glance at the turret. It appears to be similar to the turret on my router. I sure would like the capability to set it at other thicknesse...

07-17-2014 03:13 AM

How to Cut Dadoes for Drawer Bottoms on the Table Saw - 6 replies

No, this is not a question. It is simply a description of my efforts to make dadoes for drawer bottoms. I am building 14 drawers which will have 1/4 inch bottoms using birch plywood from the big box store. I can’t remember where I read about using circular saw blades, but that is what I did and the results were great. I bought a pair...

06-21-2014 06:48 PM

What is this? - 23 replies

I am accepting guesses from the peanut gallery. :-) I will post the answer later.Mike

06-16-2014 07:23 PM

Milling rough lumber today - 1 reply

I am in the process of making some raised panel doors, drawer fronts and drawers from rough poplar. The finished cabinets are going to be painted. Well, some of the boards are somewhat crooked. So I came up with this idea which lets me cut the 10 footers into manageable pieces of about 48 inches. I guess I have been living under a rock and...

06-13-2014 03:54 AM

Face Frames! - 7 replies

These might not look like much but soon, a pile of kitchen cabinets will magically appear. :-) Tomorrow I will start gluing up panels for raised panel doors and milling drawer stock. Kitchen island.

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