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06-20-2019 05:12 AM

For only $39 you can become an expert ... - 4 replies

I don’t where I came across this but it is interesting For only $39 you will become an expert woodworker and CNC builder/user!Never mind wood selection, grain matching, sanding, finishing, and hand tool usage! Just thought I would let others comment spectacular offer!

05-15-2019 06:17 PM

3M VHB Tape - 4 replies

I was just wondering if anyone has used 3M VHB (very high bond) tape for woodworking and, specifically for cross grain applications? According to the 3M Web site the VHB tape has been used in transportation, metal working, construction, electronics, signage, and appliances with extremely good results.

03-18-2019 05:13 PM

Free magazines - 11 replies

I have a lot of magazines I would like to pass on to those that are interested!However, before I take the time counting and organizing by date I would like to know if anyone is interested. In order of quantities from most to least: Shop Notes 1992 to 2016, way too many to count Woodsmith, 55 issues Wood, 33 issues Woodworkers Journ...

02-23-2019 01:05 AM

It was just a question! - 9 replies

I need some MDO but my favorite lumber store, Southern Lumber, closed two years ago and my second source, Orchard Hardware Supply, closed late last year. So I thought I would try Home Depot as they had it on their website. But when I tried to get some I found no store within 100 miles don’t have any and you can’t even ordered it. ...

02-22-2019 11:23 PM

Who own who? - 3 replies

Ever wondered who manufactured the tools in your shop or yard?The link is to a list, a the graphic, made by Pro Tool Reviews that sheds some light on this topic.

01-10-2019 12:58 AM

Festool parent bought Shaper Origin - 3 replies

What do you think of this Festool parent bought Shaper Origin?Festool must see something that I don’t ! TTS Tooltechnic Systems is the parent of Festool and many other well known brands.

12-05-2018 12:40 AM

these yellow blocks - 2 replies

Anyone else see the advertisement yellow block on on their screen? When you click on them, by accident or on purpose you get the following: Error 1009 Ray ID: 48426fa7fb939b9f • 2018-12-05 00:36:01 UTCAccess deniedWhat happened?The owner of this website ( has banned the country or region your IP address is in (US) from ac...

09-11-2018 08:49 PM

loosse bearing - 7 replies

I received my new arbor from Sears and the bearing nearest the blade mount is loose. I tought it was supposed to be a press fit or am I wrong?The bearing referenced by #24, middle arrow, in the image below

09-06-2018 05:24 PM

They don't make things like they used to! - 10 replies

After 46 years of faithfull service my Craftsman 113 series table saw blew a bearing. I was cleaning the belt cover and, while removing the belt, the blade turned creating a clicking sound. After a few minutes of examination and a measurement with my dial indicator I realized that the arbor had developed a bad bearing. The dial indicator showed ...

08-04-2018 11:07 PM

Mounting full extension slides across grain - 5 replies

I was just updating a cabinet with Accurate full extention drawer slides on the solid wood sides of the cabinet and I was wondering, if I use all the mounting holes, if that is going hamper wood movement and cause other issues? The drawer slides are 20” long and the cabinet sides are 3/4” 100+ year old red oak consisting of three ...

05-22-2018 02:48 AM

My wife wants ... - 21 replies

Hopefully the title won’t scare you! We have a maple bathroom cabinet that is about 12 years old and is starting to look like it!The doors are 12-1/4” ×18-3/4” with a 2” frame around the 3/8” inset panel.She wants the inset panel GONE! I do not want to disassemble the door as the glue joints are still good and...

06-08-2017 05:32 AM

Does this look like proper assembly? - 13 replies

I was “rummaging” around the Web and ran across this build of a cabinet and out of curiosity I watched it. DIY Rustic Bathroom Vanity I started getting concerned about the solid panels screwed to cross grain stiles on the doors and the solid wood sides again screwed to the cross members of the frame. Just wondering if this l...

06-06-2017 02:40 AM

Another type of CNC? - 8 replies

I ran across this video of other type of CNC!In fact there are a number of videos showing this machine.It does cut sheet stock fairly well, has a very small footprint, and looks inexpensive compared to traditional CNC.

03-16-2017 04:44 AM

Lawsuit against Harbor Freight - 8 replies

Just wondering if anyone else received an email regarding a lawsuit against Harbor Freight?A short summary: What this case is about: The lawsuit is about Plaintiff’s claims alleging that Harbor Freight violated the law by advertising merchandise as “on sale” or “comp at” that had not been sold at the stated regular or “comp at” price for 28 o...

08-21-2016 02:29 AM

Temporary profile photo - 15 replies

I changed my profile for this week to celebrate my 50th wedding anniversary.The photo is 49 years old.And, I am a little bit older than that!

08-16-2016 05:30 AM

How to make a large wooden ring? - 11 replies

I need a 15-1/2” inside diameter, 5 ” tall ring with the outside diameter not being that critical!Obviously I think about wood first but, kerfing one side for all 50+ inches, seems like a lot of error prone work. If kerfing is the obvious choice, how do I calculate the kerf? I am also open to other suggestions?

03-07-2016 06:21 PM

An elegant tool - 10 replies

I foun this, totally by accident, on YouTube and came across this shopbuilt “tool” I thought was rather useful and elegant. Here is a link to instructables for the plans and how to build it. Since this is shop built, it is open to customization!

03-03-2016 07:05 AM

Some outstanding wood music - 9 replies

This video is woodworking that makes music! Be sure to turn up the volume! Some real imaginative and somewhat tedious work!

10-17-2015 08:36 PM

Has anyone used MODULAN - 0 replies

Just curious if anyone has used Modulan, OBOMudulan, for sign making? The only use able link I found has a PDF data sheet available

08-09-2015 05:18 PM

New CAD program - 23 replies

My son called me last night about a new CAD application that looks very promising in that it is cloud based and can run on a PC, tablet, and phone (iPhone or Android). There invitation page is:OnShape This is a Beta version and watching their About video sounds like they are very serious about their goals of use anywhere and make it simple...

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