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04-24-2015 12:30 AM

4x4 Pressure treated for swing? - 15 replies

I have 3 nieces and they have a cheap swing set. They are getting bigger , and I would like to make a new swing set. I have no idea how strong a 4×4 Pressure treated board would hold 3 kids. The heaviest kid is 120 lbs. I was thinking of using three 4×4x10 pressure treated boards. I would concrete two of them 2’ deep. This wou...

04-20-2015 03:02 AM

MDF Subwoofer box, Need primer or something? - 11 replies

I am going to be building a subwoofer box, but I have never painted one before. I have always used carpet, but I want to paint the box “MDF”. I am testing how spray primer is using, and it isn’t working good. The edges of the box has a very noticeable differences. After sanding the joints and using couple coats of primer and sp...

04-10-2015 01:41 AM

Circular saw not working? - 8 replies

I had a stroke years ago, and sometimes I don’t have the best ways to explain stuff, but I’m hoping somebody could help me with a question about a circular saw. I was using my my circular saw and it all of a sudden it doesn’t work. I was cutting a 4×6 pressure treated board. I cut the board on one side “the blade wa...

08-24-2014 02:17 AM

Table saw track for a sled? should I grind the tabs? - 6 replies

I just got my first table and it is awesome. The only issue I have is that I am going to make a small crosscut sled. The problem I have is that the tracks that come on my table saw have a little tabs on the rail so that the angle thingy “not sure what its called” wont fall when you are pressing the “angle thingy”. I could...

08-18-2014 04:52 AM

Need to cut perfect circles "Subwoofer box" - 15 replies

I am going to be building a subwoofer box, and I want to make it a little fancier then the way i usually do it. I usually just use a compass and use a jig saw. That always works, but this time I want to add another piece of wood that would make the box flush. Here is a picture online that im talking about. I don’t have a router. Th...

08-09-2014 09:28 PM

Tomorrow I am buying a table saw. First time using one. - 17 replies

I am buying a table saw tomorrow. I have never used one ever. I have just used my circular saw for everything. I build some speaker boxes, and I can’t wait to see how easier this is going to be :). My question for anyone is, are there any accessories that i should get? I saw there is a magnetic level that would show me the degrees of the b...

07-10-2014 05:42 AM

Steve Ramsey park bench. Need help if anyone has time. - 2 replies

I am going to be building a park bench from Steve Ramsey’s Website, but I have a question that i would appreciate if anyone could help me. I don’t have a pocket hole jig. In his website he suggests that if you don’t have a pocket hole jig, that you could use long lag screws. Does anyone know if there is another way other then l...

07-05-2014 08:25 PM

LumberJocks and project question? - 10 replies

Not sure what forum I should ask so im just going to ask here. I am very new to woodworking. I had a stroke a few years ago , and I’m going to make some projects . My projects are going to be basic . For example I need to make a workbench, and and a shelf if my shed. I would like to make them projects on the website here, but is there a wa...

07-05-2014 07:10 PM

Newbie , need lumber but where? Oregon - 15 replies

I have a basic question that I’m hoping anyone could answer. I am new woodworking and have no where I can get lumber. I can go to Home Depot or Lowes, but they are limiited to cedar Douglas fir. etc. etc. If i need some maple, or something special where do I go to buy stuff. I live in Oregon and I don’t even know where i should look...

06-28-2014 05:58 AM

I need some clamps. Inexpensive ? - 29 replies

I am very new to woodworking.I really don’t have a lot of clamps and I need to get some. I was looking at Home Depot and I was confused on why clamps cost so much. Im wondering if anyone could suggest where I should be looking to find a good deal. I have 4 Irwin clamps that are about 6” long. And have some small c clamps.They are ra...

06-25-2014 05:12 AM

Need inexpensive router and table $100. - 26 replies

I see there is a Sears router that comes with a table. It is only $100 for both the table and the router. I have never even held a router.I might start to build some more stuff and I might try routing stuff. Just little stuff like picture frames etc. Would this cheap setup be ok for a newbie. I might not even like routing so I don’t want t...

06-17-2014 03:13 AM

looking to rip pvc? What tool should i use? - 22 replies

For a project I am going to make a marble machine. The track I am going to be using is either 1/2 or 3/4 scheduled 40 PVC. I’m not sure what tool would i be using to rip the PVC. Maybe a plastic jig saw blade?. Thanks for any suggestions.

06-15-2014 04:10 AM

Marble track suggestions? wood/pvc - 11 replies

I really want to build a marble machine. The only problem is I’m stuck on what should i use for the track. The easy thing would be to just rip PVC and then use the track using pvc. I don’t have any skills to use wood as the track. I see a lot of people using refrigerator tubing and then using wire inside it , but I don’t want t...

06-10-2014 03:41 AM

Built a bench. Now i need to paint , but ? - 2 replies

I made a bench for the first time. I painted it today, but tomorrow I want to put another 2nd coat. My question for you guys is do i need to lightly send the first coat? . Or should I just wait for 8 hours or so , and just put the second coat right on the first coat. I used a satin finish. This is my first time building anything other then sub ...

06-07-2014 04:30 AM

Newbie needs help with wood filler. - 10 replies

I am going to be making a basic bench. Just going to use Douglas Fir. I Don’t want the screws to be shown. I want to countersink the screws and then use wood filler to hide the screws. The bench will be painted with exterior paint. Should i just get Elmer’s wood filler? Or is there something better then that? Thanks for your time.

05-29-2014 01:42 AM

$150 dollar max for a table saw. Yes or No. - 12 replies

I have never even used a table saw in my life. I use my circular saw for everything. Next week I am going to be getting a shed in my yard. I’m not building the shed, I am going to pay somebody to do that. I told them I don’t want any shelves or benches etc. . I will be using circular saw for everything. I don’t have much money ...

05-26-2014 03:11 AM

I need basic circular saw blade? - 33 replies

I am going to be using a lot of cutting on my new circular saw. I think the new saw has a cheap 24 tooth blade. I am going to be ripping a lot of OSB . I also will need to rip some 2×6’s. Does anyone suggest on how many tooth blade I should be looking into purchase. I don’t really want to spend over for $20. From what i have rea...

05-24-2014 02:03 PM

Newbie question. Need 1x4 lumber for bench. - 10 replies

I need to replace some boards from a sliding bench. The materiel is about 1×4 by 4 feet. I don’t know what type of wood I should use. I don’t want to spend to much so the cheaper the better. I don’t know if pine is strong enough, or is common board stronger. I really don’t know much about wood. It could be thicker, ...

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