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07-05-2013 10:27 PM

On the side of the Road.... - 4 replies

Our trip to Louisiana and back was long and interesting. I’ll bet I saw hundreds of Lbs of Tire Rubber off the big trucks laying alongside the road and occasionally bouncing between cars out in the lanes. One got my wife’s front driving lights. I got to thinking, all that rubber might make little Rubber tires for Drawer rails. Or ...

10-23-2011 12:24 AM

Wood prop for a boat? - 20 replies

The Wright brothers first prop was Bent Wood. They had a Steam Bender and a Wind tunnel. The Wind tunnel was also made of Bent Wood.Later on the props were laminated. Glued/laminated must have been the first choice till metal was in vogue. I got to thinking of homemade stuff and wondered about a Wooden Prop for a boat.The question is moot of ...

01-26-2011 06:15 AM

When your Drill Batteries fail? - 7 replies

I have a collection of Drill batteries that wont take a charge or wont hold a charge very long.These are all the “SUB C” rechargeable’s. You can find these on Ebay.My 14.4 Sears Battery would cost about $45 for batteries, shipping etc.A new one is nearly $85. So, have any of you been successful at replacing your own ̶...

04-29-2010 04:58 AM

Wooden oar locks for a small boat. - 4 replies

I’m planning to make a little wooden 10’ or 12’ Jon that I will row. I want to make this thing narrow enough to fit into the back of my pickup. Between the wheel wells.I want to make it all out of wood. The Oars and the Oarlocks too. In my minds EYE I envision a “Bump” looking thing set up on the edge of the side...

01-07-2010 08:55 AM

Who's made a home-made Band saw? - 6 replies

It dont seem to be too difficult. I would like to have one from time to time, but not $1500 bucks worth.Someone else must have felt this way too.Made a coulple of bycycle wheels, a motor and a tension driver.How about it?Anybody?

01-20-2009 05:59 AM

sharpening Circular Saw blades. - 12 replies

I’m told these are the guys who post without photos. I apologize for this post. I had one going and was about to post a couple phots, but lost it.Here’s the Saw blade.It’s a DeWalt 10”x60 tooth fine kerf for finish work. However I used it on every thing and its burnt. You can see in the photo.I was asking about sharpening...

01-15-2009 05:59 AM

Sharpening a 10" Saw blade. - 13 replies

On my Chop saw, the 85 Tooth combination blade’s become so dull it burns through the wood.I dont want to buy another if I can keep from spending the money.Can we sharpen them with a Dremel tool? Is there some better way?

01-15-2009 05:44 AM

Experience in used wood gathering. - 3 replies

Tearing down old buildings can get you some real quality lumber. Down here we get a lot of Oak that way.We still have a lot of the old Chicken barns of the 50’s and 60’s which were made out of Oak. Also some Treated Pine. Some of it has warped over the years but most is still really good and strong. Well worth the effort. Getting...

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