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08-27-2010 12:24 AM

best wood for surfacing a workbench? - 20 replies

Hi, all – My workbench is a solid core door (32” x 80” if memory serves). A few years back, I put some ugly vinyl flooring squares over the top to protect it. It’s time to refresh those. While I was poking around Lowe’s home page, looking at vinyl, it occurred to me that I could use some kind of hardwood flooring inste...

06-15-2010 06:39 PM

need a specialty fastener - 9 replies

Hi, guys - It’s been awhile…hope everyone’s doing well. I’m building a small press for gunsmithing purposes. I’m going to use 5/8” steel rod as the bolt, and I need to a nut that I can make captive to the frame of the press. Not knowing what such a nut is called (if it even exists) makes googling difficu...

09-17-2007 10:25 PM

how would you build a cubby? - 15 replies

Hi, all - I need to build a small cubby-hole box for the garage. Here’s a really crude drawing: I would like some input on the proper design for this. ordinarily, I would countersink and drill, but obviously I can’t do that on both sides of a board. Some loose project specs: - the box is going to be about 18” sq...

09-07-2007 07:50 AM

Hi, and request for recommendation - 15 replies

First, I just want to say hello. I activated my account earlier today and have already received several warm welcomes. I think I’m going to like it here. On the subject of tools, etc…I recently bought a set of reversible drill-countersink/screw bits from Sears (part # 26171 if anyone needs a better description). I inserted them in...

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