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10-02-2020 07:25 PM

9/16" Forstner Bit - 11 replies

Does anyone make a 9/16” Forstner Bit ? I am making a holder for some random router bits I have that don’t have case’s and want to drill 9/16” holes for them since 1/2” is a bit tight and 5/8” is a bit too loose. I have a 9/16” brad point bit that will work but would rather use a forstner bit , the probl...

07-22-2020 04:26 PM

Thinning Latex paint for Spraying - 10 replies

I am going to paint and old dresser with Krylon latex paint and want to Spray it instead of brushing or rolling.So my question is can I thin the paint to spray it with my Wagner Flexio 4000 sprayer and if so do I just use water since the paint is water cleanup ? Also does thinning the paint with water cause it to take longer to dry or is the wat...

04-27-2020 08:13 PM

Need some better Hole Saws - 21 replies

I started making some Gumball machines and need to drill some 4” and 5” holes for some of them. I have a set of hole saws from HF that I bought to drill holes for pipes and wires in a remodel job I helped a friend do and they worked fine for that. They seem to be a bit out of round so the holes are just a bit off. I know it is not a ...

03-23-2019 07:01 PM

T-bar stock for Hitachi C10FL TS - 7 replies

I am looking for some T-bar stock to use to make a sled and other jigs for my Hitachi C10FL table saw . The E-replacements site shows the regular miter gauge as no longer made. What I am looking for is just the t-bar stock that fits the miter slot on the Hitachi C10FL since it is not the same as a Normal saw miter slot .

01-04-2018 05:35 PM

My new tool belt Stinks - 8 replies

I just bought a new Leather tool belt because my old one got lost in my recent move and the new belt Stinks really bad.I left the belt in my room overnight and was almost sick to my stomach the next morning from the smell. I took it outside and hung it in the sun and am hoping that will air it out and get rid of the smell.But if that doesn’...

05-23-2016 10:02 PM

Question on Wine Bottle Balancer Design - 5 replies

I have been needing to make some Wine Bottle Balancers and have a couple of questions. I have seen designs that were anywhere from 1 1/2” to 3” wide and also 3/4” to 1” thick and 8” to 12” in length.Also I have seen the holes for the bottle neck 1” and 1 1/4” Dia. I am guessing that a 7/8”...

03-03-2016 08:09 PM

Lithium-Ion replacements for NiCad batteries - 9 replies

Does anyone make replacement Lithium-Ion batteries for older NiCad battery cordless tools ? I know I would have to get the battery and charger both . I have an older Makita 3 1/2 or 3 3/8 blade Circular Saw that still works great but the batteries won’t hold a charge for more than 5 or 10 min. and rather than buying new NiCad batteries or...

10-27-2015 08:16 PM

Shetchup problem - 3 replies

Ok so what did I do wrong on this. Whenever I Hide a component now on this drawing I get a kind of crosshatched outline of it instead of it hiding. I know I turned on something to cause this but I can’t seem to figure out how to reverse it. Thanks

10-16-2015 09:59 PM

Where to buy wood in Oceanside Ca. - 6 replies

I am going to be doing some repairs and making some things for my Daughter and Grandkids when I go to Oceanside for Xmas and need to find a place to get decent wood. I am not sure what I am going to need but there is a HD and Lowes within a mile or two of her house that will be fine for general home repair stuff. What I am looking for is someth...

09-28-2015 05:01 PM

My Daughter bought me a Tablesaw - 10 replies

Ok every time I visit my Daughter she has a list of stuff for me to do around the house which usually means I buy her a new tool of some kind. Well now she has bought me a Table Saw to use when I visit her. (Must be something big pending for my X-mas visit) Any way it is a Hitachi C10FL Job Site saw. I have looked at a lot of reviews on it and f...

03-04-2015 12:02 AM

Will this spray gun work with my compressor ? - 5 replies

I am looking at getting a spray gun anddidn’t want to start out with to much $$ invested so I am looking at the 20 oz. HVLP Gravity Feed Air Spray Gun Central Pneumatic – item#67181 from HF but it shows needing 6cfm at 40 psi and my compressor is listed at 3.4 cfm at 40 psi . Assuming that I would only do 1 or 2 passes and then let ...

02-23-2015 08:06 PM

Great Set of Casters at a Good Price and they Double Lock - 0 replies

I was having problems moving my tablesaw around to get it out the door of my Apartment so I started looking for some larger casters to replace the little 1 1/2 or 2 ” ones on the rolling base. I found some 4” casters at HD for $9.97 each with a brake on them so I went and picked them up the other day. They are much better and roll ov...

12-17-2014 10:09 PM

Whats with all the Non Posting users - 102 replies

I was just looking thru the the Jocks page and noticed that there are over 80 pages of LJ’s with no Posts in over 3 years. Why are they still listed as Member’s if they havent even made a single Post in over 3 years , I know it would cut the total members number down if they were removed and maybe some Investor might think you have l...

12-12-2014 07:05 PM

How do you Lighten a stain that got to dark - 4 replies

Wondering what the best way is to Lighten up a project that I got the stain a bit to dark for what I wanted. I have tried to sand it to remove some of the stain and that helps a little but I would like to try and remove more of the stain and not have to do a total remake of the box.The wood is poplar and the stain was MinWax Mahognay.

12-03-2014 11:43 PM

Replacement Fence for Old Rockwell Tablesaw - 9 replies

I am looking to replace the Stock fence on the Rockwell Tablesaw I just got but I don’t want to have to drill the castiron table sides to do it so I am looking for a Bolt On replacement. I have been told by some that the DELTA 36-T30 T2 30-Inch Fence and Rail System will bolt on but I can’t find the specs on it to show me the distanc...

11-13-2014 08:08 PM

Guide for Posting Pictures to the site - 1 reply

Hi , I was wondering what the best size I guess of picture is for posting on the site. I can set the Resolution on my camera to a lot of different levels and each one gets a different file size for the pictures from smaller for a lower res. pic to very large for a High res. pic. so is there a best practice Tip for picture size when posting ? ...

11-13-2014 07:58 PM

Blade Sharpening in San Jose Ca. - 2 replies

I am looking for a good place to get tablesaw blades sharpened in San Jose Ca. , I have done the Google search thing and found a lot of places , but I am looking for information from people who have actually had blades sharpened at a paticular shop rather than just a list of places that can do it. Thanks

11-05-2014 11:42 PM

Rockwell TS on C/L Should I go for it ? - 18 replies

I just found this on C/L and am thinking about going for it for $150 since it has the cast iron extensions instead of the pressed steel , What do you Guys think ?The add says 1/2 HP but the tag on the motor in the photo says 2 HP so it should be able to handle some good size wood. My Father had one almost exactly the same as this for years and w...

10-23-2014 09:52 PM

biscuit's in Cutting boards - 7 replies

Has any one used biscuit’s when makeing edgegrain cutting boards ?I am pretty sure it would not work with endgrain boards but thought it might help with the alingment and maybe cutdown on sanding time on edgegrain boards .

08-13-2014 08:59 PM

How to Attach Legs to a Platform Bed - 5 replies

Trying to figure out the best way to attach legs to this platform bed. There won’t be storage drawers underneath so that makes a whole new problem for me.I am hoping my drawing shows up and gives an idea what I am looking to do. My sketchUp skills aren’t the best so the half laps on the corners of the side supports don’t show u...

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