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01-13-2011 01:24 AM

Any one heard from Lazy Larry - Degoose - 7 replies

Australia is taking a real kicking from el nino right now and Larry is not too far from Brisbane.I hope he’s O.k. The Brisbane River peaked at 4.46 meters early Thursday morning, below an expected peak of around 5.5 meters and lower than the 5.45 meter level seen in 1974 when floods resulted in devastation for Australia’s third-la...

11-17-2010 06:47 PM

DEWALT Compact Router DWP611PK - 22 replies

I am in the market for a new compact router and watched the video for the new offering from DEWALT.I was interested in the unit primarily because they incorporated LED lights in the chassis. My problem is that DEWALT Canada has decided not to carry it.Further checking I find that DEWALT has no on line Dealers carrying the product. This mea...

11-04-2010 06:38 PM

Drill holder -T bone a great little purchase. - 7 replies

I have those lithium ion drills from Rigid and they came without any means to attach them to a lanyard .I have tried to use holsters but they seem to get caught on everything and have dumped the odd drill on the flor. Grrr!.This gadget gives me max freedom and easy acess to my drill even when up on a ladder.I got one holster and 2 drill ties and...

11-02-2010 08:27 PM

How safe is your Ladder? - 34 replies

About a year and a half ago I bought a three step stool for the shop because it was clearly marked for weights up to 300 pounds. About a month ago it failed on me with the bottom step pulling loose and driving me to the ground.Now normally with an inexpensive step stool like this I might’ve just chucked it out and bought something else ...

10-30-2010 06:16 PM

My sliding/ removable outfeed table - 11 replies

The table is just a hinged piece of MDF attached to a 1” rod that is bolted to the table on my saw.I have a PDF plan of this ( not mine ) for the asking. (must be at work on one of my other 3 computers Grrr!)The real advantage of this system is the saving of space when it’s not in use. I can either fold it up above the saw as shown t...

10-19-2010 03:19 PM

Radio Flyer wagon on steroids. - 9 replies


09-14-2010 03:34 AM

Selling second hand tools to no shows -yes or no? - 43 replies

A while back I placed an ad on Kijiji for my radial arm saw. When I bought it I thought it would make more use of it than I did but one thing leads to another and it ended up having about five or six hours use in 20 years. It just won’t fit in my new shop conveniently and with modern tools I have now the duplicates the tasks I do with my o...

04-21-2010 03:49 PM

How to really control blotching on your wood projects - 20 replies

After spending about 20 hours building a project in the shop I decided to switch to a water-based finishing system to complete this job.The system consists of a sanding sealer, and dye based stain, and finish coat varnish.I thought I had read their instructions correctly and proceeded to apply first the sanding sealer and then attempted to put t...

04-10-2010 05:07 PM

What marking pencils do you use? - 38 replies

ON one of the most recent conversations here regarding units of measure that could, should,and can be used to construct things from wood, I would like to point out that regardless of what measure you use your no better than the mark you make transferring information from your rulers to your project. Some folks use scribing knives for very ac...

03-15-2010 10:46 PM

You have to see this- a glimpse around the next corner on planet earth. - 8 replies

03-15-2010 02:15 AM

anyone recommend a decent plan for this Franklin Library chair? - 10 replies

I’m starting to gather info for a Franklin library chair.I looked around the net for a plan with a cut list bu no luck.I wanted to determine the number of board/ linear feet to be used for this project. Any help gratefully appreciated. From future projects 2010

03-14-2010 12:57 AM

No. 78 rebate plane - 12 replies

I adopted this plane a few days ago and noticed the Japanning is red/maroon in color.Has anybody seen this before or did someone trick this one out “post factory”?From wood stuff 2010From wood stuff 2010

03-01-2010 06:11 PM

A very nice note from the neighbours - 8 replies

Some folks just have that grace and candor to become the perfect guests.

01-30-2010 05:33 PM

New transport Canada regulations now in Concert with U.S. Homeland Security requirements - 1 reply

01-16-2010 09:39 PM

changing a General table saw to a link belt drive - 8 replies

I have a General 50-175L contractors saw and I want to change over from a solid rubber belt to a link belt. I just found out the hard way that the standard 1/2” reconendation from my link belt supplier is not right for this saw. :-( I have two choices:1. change out tthe pulleys. ( not the best iidea I’ve had.2. switch the belt ...

01-01-2010 07:32 PM

Airline travel after the underwear bomber. - 55 replies

I had the misfortune to travel by air to the U.S. on the holiday right after the underwear bomber was apprehended in Michigan.Security was in pandemonium mode with each airport imposing different regulations on the travelers.Many flights were canceled due to the staggering lack of focus and organization and the delays that caused. I reported ...

12-14-2009 10:00 PM

54 years ago today! - 36 replies

Comments made in the Year 1955! ‘I’ll tell you one thing, if things Keep going the way they are, it’s going to be impossible to Buy a week’s groceries for $10.00. ‘Have you seen the new cars Coming out next year? It won’t Be long before $1, 000.00 will Only buy a used one. ‘If cigarettes keep g...

12-14-2009 05:39 PM

RSS feeds- What determines the content each day? - 4 replies

I have noticed for some time that the content of these RSS feeds are not consistent with the content on this forum.I am wondering if they are arbitrarily picked by some third party for display or does the RSS program pick them based on some other criteria.? It’s rather pointless to have a list sent to my computers that contains only par...

12-14-2009 03:11 AM

Coldest place on earth- need I say more? - 28 replies At least my shop was cozy. <g> Bob

11-26-2009 11:23 PM

Time saving tips for the busy woodworker - 17 replies

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