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08-23-2018 06:39 PM

Back issues getting to be too much. What now? - 12 replies

So with the back issues not getting any better, I need to figure out how to make my shop less abusive to the back. For one thing, the wall tool stacker just has to go away. My bench top tools are simply not going to work well for me… So my thinker is going into overtime, right or wrong. Here are the ideas so far… #1. Grinder / ...

07-23-2018 08:14 PM

Flag case standard dimensions. - 6 replies

My Dad was a U.S. Navy veteran that served in Korea, and Vietnam. He passed away recently, and his funeral service he had the full military honors which was awesome. The casket was draped with the flag, and the flag was in turn folded and given to my step mom. I would like to build and send her a presentation case for my Dads flag, and his me...

06-05-2014 02:43 PM

Compressed Air System configuration question... - 8 replies

Okay so I have been running with a filter / regulator combo unit and tool end water separators, but I am concerned about oil blow by in my spraying etc… So I am wanting to add a desiccant dryer / oil removal filter for my system. I am wondering if the dryer / filter should go in the system before, or after the regulator, or does it matter?

05-28-2014 03:56 PM

Application Error occourred. Shops section non functional. - 4 replies

Since last week, whenever I try to access the shops section, I am getting an Application Error occurred error. This has been under Win7 / Chrome / I.E. and Firefox, as well as Android 4.4 / Chrome / Firefox…

04-22-2014 06:09 PM

Ridgid EB4424 spindle washer thingies. What are they called and where to get them? - 4 replies

Okay I am not sure I am using the right terms here sorry… I have the Ridgid EB4424 oscillating belt / spindle sander, and I love the thing. I seem to have managed to loose the smallest of the washers used to compress the spindle under the counter threaded star knob… What is that washer actually called, what size is it supposed ...

04-15-2014 05:40 PM

How do I set the display size of linked images? - 6 replies

The title more or less says it all… How do I set the display size of linked images? The important parts of a lot of my photos end up being hidden by the theme on this site… I would like to reduce the displayed size…

04-14-2014 08:53 PM

Dealing with plantar fasciitis for those of us with concrete floors. - 48 replies

If you haven’t experienced the joy that is plantar fasciitis, count your blessings. I can’t go into details on it but basically, as I understand it, it is a sort of tendon overstress caused by age, weight, and overly hard surfaces such as concrete and tile flooring. My shop floor is concrete, and I AM dealing with this issue. So I...

03-20-2014 06:39 PM

Where to buy individual 1/8" TiN coated brad point bits. - 13 replies

I know this is OCD talking here, but I have a Steelex Plus TiN coated brad point bit set, and I got stupid, forgot about the brad boints, tried drilling steel with my 1/8” bit and, well it did what any brand point would do drilling steel. So I need a new one. The missing bit is driving me crazy…. I placed an order for the only ven...

03-19-2014 02:27 PM

How to secure loose knots prior to machining. - 6 replies

I have some walnut I want to use for the mission dog kennel project that has been in my shop for a couple of years now. The problem I have is loose knots, and cracks / bark inclusions in the stock. I was wondering, how could I secure that? I seem to remember a video from Marc Spagnulo on filling the voids with 2 part epoxy mixed with sawdust ...

03-10-2014 06:24 PM

How do I get started in pen turning? - 11 replies

The title is pretty self explanatory. I would like to do some pen turning, at least try my hand at it… Other than a lathe which I have, what tools do I need, and where can I get some instruction on the process? Actually it’s not just pens, but pens, shaving sets, etc… I have a mess of small cutoffs that need to be used, and...

01-31-2014 04:49 PM

Help designing above garage door storage for a ladder... - 9 replies

Okay simply put, I have to ladders, and only the space to store 1. My current configuration is a couple of bicycle hooks hung from the studs between the garage doors, I simply hang the ladder between the doors. Sadly I don’t have enough room for 2 sets of hooks and ladders. I can keep the 10 footer there with no problems. It’s ...

01-27-2014 07:36 PM

How to pull an existing cabinet into square? - 31 replies

Okay dumb question. I had built a shop cabinet 2 years ago that was square when I built it, but due to some drawer problems I am noticing the cabinet now is anything BUT square. Construction is glued and screwed rabbet and dado construction with a back panel effectively about 2/3 of the way back set into a dado and screwed into place… I...

08-26-2012 02:27 AM

Sound levels for dust collectors and air cleaners. - 3 replies

I have been asked for this data before here, and other places, and felt it might be helpful to post it up, might be easy for someone to hit later on when they want the data. Testing was done in my shop, at waist level within 3 feet laterally from the device in question. So here’s the specs… Sound Measurement Device HTC Inspire ...

08-24-2012 02:53 PM

B&D Firestorm tools for sale. Or Donation to helps ministry, Houston Metro area. - 0 replies

I have the following tools to either sell, or barring that, donate to a Christian helps ministry in the Houston Metro area. The items are. #1. Black and Decker Firestorm 10” Sliding Compound Miter Saw. Excellent condition, used for about 3 years before the itch to get a slider got me… Blade still plenty sharp. Just needs dust c...

08-23-2012 03:28 PM

Methods and devices for accurate table saw blade and router bit height measurement. - 22 replies

After a few too many errors in setting up heights for dado and rabbet joints with both the TS and the router, it is obvious I am not doing this right. I have been able to make adjustments (knocking longish rabbets down with a hand plane) but that effects things down the rest of the project. So what devices / methods are you using to accuratel...

08-20-2012 01:50 PM

Using a power sander for drywall work? - 17 replies

Long story short, I need to replace the corner bead in one of my walls, the new beading material is easily twice as wide as the original, so there is a 1/2” span of mud that needs to get sanded flush, 10’ on both sides… I would REALLY rather not do this with a hand sander… So what to use? I am thinking about using m...

08-01-2012 01:58 PM

B&D Firestorm tools for sale. Local pickup Clear Lake / Kemah TX area. - 0 replies

All B&D Firestorm models. Purchased new at Lowes in January / February 2008… Firestorm 10” Compound Miter Saw, OE blade. I enjoyed this saw, but upgraded to a 12” slider. Good condition. $75.00 O.B.O. Firestorm Miter Saw folding stand with extending work supports. $50.00 O.B.O. Firestorm plunge router. 1/4” c...

07-10-2012 01:05 AM

Political ads in the banners? - 3 replies

I am mostly ignoring them, but I was wondering if there was a way to block the political ads?

07-01-2012 08:22 PM

How are our people in Colorado holding out with the fires? - 0 replies

I know we have several people from Colorado, just wanting to hear from you folks to see that you are doing okay…

06-18-2012 02:19 PM

Joinery for plywood drawer boxes. - 28 replies

I have a few shop projects that I need to build drawers for, and I honestly do not want to spend a ton of money on them, so I am thinking plywood for the drawer boxes. But that begs the question of what to do for joinery on these boxes. While I know it is theoretically possible, is it a good idea to dovetail the joints here? I just cringe whe...

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