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07-22-2013 07:41 PM

An Unexpected Score - 13 replies

So I had a bunch of rotten ply ,lumber and misc construction waste to take to the landfilltoday. It was busy but as I was pulling inside the building, another vehicle was pulling out.There was a line of vehicles stretched across the width of the dump off area. I backed in and as I was getting out, 3 gentlemen next to me were finishing up unlo...

07-17-2013 06:34 PM

Anyone Have Experience with This Rust Remover ? EvapoRust. - 22 replies

Many of the reviews are so positive on Amazon, I’m a bit skeptical as to whether ornot they are legit. Anyway, I have a utility trailer that I’m trying to recondition. Replacing the floor.Will probablyfinish wood with marine grade spar. I’m going to use PT 2×12s. Pulled up the old rotted plywood flooring last night a...

07-10-2013 06:11 PM

How To "Unroll" Bandsaw Blades Without Getting Cut. - 19 replies

I suppose just about all of us has at one time or another cut ourselves unrolling a bandsaw blade. Likely they come rolled up like this…. First make sure you have gloves on ! Then open up the roll a little bit and toss it on the floor. If you spread the blade enough before tossing it against the floor, it will unroll itself and y...

06-30-2013 06:02 AM

Recommendations For Wood Component CAD Downloads - 11 replies

I am interested in downloading some good .dxf format wood component files for my CAD software which is compatible with AutoCad. I have DesignCAD 3D Max. I would like to start building a decent symbol library and components thatI can drag and drop and edit . I’m more interested in single components than full plans. There are literally th...

06-27-2013 05:23 AM

A Battle of Will and Determination (Small Shop Tribulations) - 6 replies

My apologies if this is posted in the wrong forum. I probably should of just posted an update inmy shop expansion blog. Currently I am in the process of expanding a small shed into a doable workshop, I decided to take a slight detourand build a lean-to on the back of my shed for storage of lumber,sheetgoods, and a few ladders. I am wrappin...

06-23-2013 10:33 PM

Empire Bevel Gauge Needs a Washer . (resolved) - 6 replies

Nothing burns me more than buying a simple device , with one simple job , and the device fails miserably. I’m referring to the Empire aluminum bevel gauges . I purchased two of these at HD a while back and neither one will let me tighten the knob without getting out pliers or something. Trying by hand does not tighten the joint ...

06-20-2013 07:13 PM

A Great Deal For B&D Cordless Tool Owners ? - 2 replies

I realize Black & Decker isn’t the most popular brand on these forums. But I have a feelingthere are more than a few out there who own some of their cordless tools. So thought I would pass this along. The next time you need an 18 volt battery, consider adeal like the one I just got. My Poulan gas powered weedeater went caput on m...

06-18-2013 07:48 AM

How do you work ? From detailed drawn out plans and sketches,or by rote ? - 22 replies

I’m basically a novice, learning things by trial and error. Trying to pick up tips and methodsfrom reading forums like this one and woodworking magazines. I haven’t gotten intohard core woodworking projects yet, because I’m still trying to get my shop online. Been picking up quite a few tools lately as the shop is coming al...

06-18-2013 02:15 AM

Cannot move belt tensioner Lever on 16" Central Machinery Drill Press. - 7 replies

Bought a Harbor Freight 16 speed 13 inch drill press a few days ago.(Model 38144) Assembly was a PITA. The instructions are apparently for several makes and very generic in nature. Kind of like the tool. Ha. Also upon opening the box when I got it home , the power switch was smashed and the cover plate at the top was dented slightly. ...

06-12-2013 11:47 PM

Anyone Hit Up HF for the Father's Day Sales ? - 20 replies

I stopped in a few days ago and picked up a 50” straight edge guide for the circular saw,a large raftering square, a set of router template guides, a mortising gauge/marker, some CA glue and a bottle of contact cement. Oh yes, and also the Oscillating Spindle sander. I went back and forth on this sander and the Ridgid. I already have...

06-11-2013 04:54 AM

A Surprise Find In the Shop. - 3 replies

Actually this hatchet has been floating around in there for sometime. I think it was left behindinadvertly by whoever used to live here. I happen to come across it several years ago. Never thought much of it. Been spending time getting all of tools together and the shopcleaned and organized and came across it again. My curiosity perked a bit ...

06-09-2013 11:30 PM

Ridgid R2401 Trim Router has Non-Universal Base - 7 replies

Guess I should of done a little more due diligence on this trim router. I almost pulled the triggeron the Makita Package for 239.00 on HD’s website. Maybe I will now. Anyway, found out the base on this Ridgid router is non-standard and if you want to use a guide bushing, you have to order the base for the previous model of this router t...

06-06-2013 10:02 PM

Proper Insertion Depth of Router Bit into Collett. Help please. - 2 replies

Usually I can figure these things out either from an online search or manufactors directions. This time I’m not satisfying myself that I’m positive, and I want to be positive before spinning this bit at 30K revs a minute. First of all I want to use a 1/4” straight bit to cut mortises. I have a Rotozip and know that Rotozi...

06-06-2013 07:30 AM

Anyone Use a Rotozip as a Router ? Mortising ? - 22 replies

I own a RZ1 Rotozip. My experience with the tool is limited to a few projects. I have heard otherssay its a tool they regret buying. I feel about the same way. I see where there is a optional colletkit that allows the use of these 1/4” router bits. . An optional ...

06-02-2013 11:14 PM

Recommend Some Shelf Brackets for Lumber Storage - 8 replies

Just about ready to install the lumber storage brackets in my shed lean-to. I need the abilityto adjust and move the brackets around from time to time as my storage needs increase ordecrease. Its a small lean to, not very wide, so I need a versatile set-up in there. I have ruled out building them. Just to caught up in expanding the shop and t...

05-31-2013 01:32 AM

Becoming Unhinged - 3 replies

Kind of an unusual request. Does anyone know of any good resources for installing hinges of all types ? For some reason , I always struggle with hinges. Not sure why, but if I had some reading material to study, the light might finally come on. Online or book resources would be appreciated. Thanks !!!

05-29-2013 04:15 AM

Plywood. Cabinet grade vs. Furniture grade. - 4 replies

Admittedly I’m not an expert on lumber and plywood. I did find a good kiln though that will be my supplier likely of my hardwoods. He gave a resource for cabinet grade plywood. The other day I came across a reference to cabinet grade and furniture grade plywood. I always thought cabinet grade was furniture grade but I digress. Can so...

05-28-2013 10:54 PM

CL Powermatic 54A 6" Jointer : Opinions ? - 5 replies

Listed for 600. I am not sure how old it is. It seems the newer models are also called 54A. And they retail new on Amazon for twice the asking price of this particular jointer. If it were 10 years old and otherwise in good shape would 600 be a fair price ? Things I should look for if I go take a look ?

05-27-2013 02:02 AM

Rockwell Delta Lathe; Circa 1960s (Never Used !) - 14 replies

Came across this lathe yesterday. I am not really in the market right now for a lathe but after seeing this I’m thinking …....maybe. Guy said it belonged to his grandfather/father ? And as far as he new, it was never used. By the looks of it I believe that. Asking 700. Great buy ? Very good buy ? Your thoughts ?

04-01-2013 01:32 AM

Henry Taylor Chisels and Gouges on Craigslist - 1 reply

Has 17 different tools . Looks like 4-6 chisels, and some gouges and other carving tools. He is asking 350 obo. They look to be in very good condition. I did a check onLee Valley and this brand usually sells new for around 30 something a tool. I am considering getting into carving and always have a need for chisels. What would be a good st...

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