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02-05-2018 10:35 PM

Raw & rotting log storage in the workshop? - 3 replies

HiA friend and are starting a workshop. Exciting times.Our first steps though have been to move materials, tools, and junk, that we had in numerous locations into this shed / warehouse. He’s a tree feller. Through that and through liking the ‘weathered’ look on materials he’s gathered a bunch of logs, rounds, used fence p...

10-03-2013 03:39 PM

Could electricity from a generator damage the fancy shmancy electronics in a modern router? - 6 replies

Hi.I have a speed controlled, constant rpm, router. And a request to use it on a job where the only available electricity is from a portable (gas / petrol) generator. I’ve heard that trying to use an aftermarket speed control unit on a router that has these electronics built in could ruin the router. And i know that a generator’s pow...

08-18-2013 07:48 PM

Casting a work surface? - 17 replies

Hiall. I’ve been staring at the sawdust pile, then looking over to the chipboard stock (particle board), then back to the sawdust. Back to the chipboard, back to the sawdust, etc..And i’ve pondered, why don’t we use this prolific waste product of ours and make something useful from it?In particular, i’ve thought to acq...

08-03-2013 04:55 PM

stanley 2x4 clamps? - 14 replies

There are now these: hardware which let you turn a 2×4 into a bar clamp. Any thoughts? Predictions?They’re under “speciality clamps” on the stanley web site –

01-28-2013 01:59 AM

Shaving Giraffe - a shave horse re-design from Africa - 22 replies

Hello all. I’m a designer. So when i see something i’m automatically assessing it. “Why is it made that way?” “Is there another way?” “Could it be easier, lighter, different or specifically suited to some conditions?” So as i’m embarking on making myself a small bench which will hold wood ...

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