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03-25-2014 05:36 PM

Best thin wood for small outdoor sign? - 11 replies

Our organization ( is putting together some items for a Butterfly Garden for a local library. We want to make small 3 inch by 5 inch signs for the individual plants that are to be planted there. A picture of what we are shooting for is attached. We are going to cut the stakes from a 2 by 4, but what thin wood ...

01-06-2014 02:40 AM

Search for Old Time Michigan Woodworking Factory - 2 replies

About twenty years ago a friend of mine and I were scouting some antique shops when we stumbled upon an old factory that had a small retail, one room, store on the ground floor on one of the more main streets. The factory wasn’t large by today’s standards, like maybe three floors and took up most of the business end of a city block. The pe...

11-14-2013 09:03 PM

Saving Wheels and Castors - 5 replies

Flat Tire Ever notice the grooves in a road where the wheels of the vehicles travel most? Water likes to make a long lake in them when it rains so your tires hydroplane. You can see depressions in a parking lot where the vehicle tires rest. Wooden shelves can also show the effects of “long-term loading” by sagging over time. I like to p...

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