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08-31-2017 12:47 PM

Hardwood deck screw selection - 2 replies

Hey guys, I’m constructing a roof with hardwood Cumaru beams (similar hardness to Ipe) and Spanish Cedar 6 inch wide planks which are a mid hardness grade wood. I was looking at the GRK R4 screws but am wondering if they or any type of screw with the cutting style point can be used without pre drilling? I don’t want to spend extra...

11-03-2016 01:42 PM

Create a bed, Murphy bed - 3 replies

Anyone have experience building a “Create A Bed?” I was wondering how many hours that it would take to make and install the bed and accompanying cabinets? I don’t have furniture grade plywood down here so it will be out of solid wood..

03-27-2016 02:17 PM

Platform bed ideas / plans - 13 replies

I have to make a platform bed with a 7 inch top around the sides with vertical boards attached to the outside in a 90 degree fashion, im looking for design ideas… any suggestions where to look? Like this…

11-25-2014 01:37 PM

performax 37 dual drum sander vs Grizzly 15 wide belt - 15 replies

I want to purchase a sander and have read many negatives on drum sanders, I put a bid on Ebay for a 37 inch Performax but after reading all the reviews am having cold feet. Would the 15 inch Grizzly be that much better?I cant consider the Grizzly stroke sander as a lot of my work is 7 feet long which is bigger than the table although they se...

11-19-2014 06:33 PM

Help me choose what type of sander - 4 replies

The more I research the more I am confused on which route to go, I have a one man shop where I make everything to wood plank ceilings to furniture and cabinets, I am up in the air as to which type of sander would work best for me, especially for larger panels and wood planks 7 feet long.. I believe I narrowed it down to three types, Grizzl...

06-03-2014 04:19 AM

rust prevention - 24 replies

I have a unique problem living down in the tropics as my planer and tablesaw are in an outdoor shop, of course there is a roof.. I am looking to preserve the cast iron from rust the best I can and have used waxes etc. With limited success. I have contemplated spray painting with a clearcoat but wanted other ideas first…I have custom viny...


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