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06-05-2016 02:48 PM

Whirligig Design - 5 replies

I’m looking for some design ideas for a propeller that can be mounted on top of the whirligig. I’ve searched around the internet but I’m not finding anything. I started building a whirligig and I ran into an issue with my propeller design. I used a two blade propeller design (like you’d find on an airplane) however I...

01-16-2015 03:40 AM

Rusty lathe live centre - 6 replies

I picked up an old lathe that had some surface rust. I removed all the easy to access rust from the lathe, however the live centre is stuck in the threaded head stock. I tried WD-40 and some rust gel but the live centre is stuck. I have seen people heat up rusted bolts to loosen them and I’m thinking about trying to heat the live centre...

05-21-2014 02:56 AM

Fine Dust Collection - 9 replies

I woodwork out of my garage (20ft x 23) which my wife parks our van in. I’m told I’m to build an open “mud room” area in the garage (bench, cubby holes to hang our coats, put shoes, a place for hats/mittens, etc). There is not enough space to close in the mud room area. I’ve been given notice that once the projec...

02-17-2014 03:25 AM

Help with a chair's broken spindle - 4 replies

I have a chair with a broken spindle sitting in the garage collecting dust. When the spindle broke it splintered off a small piece which is now long gone. I tried gluing the spindle (when I had the small piece that had splintered) but it didn’t last long. After the last repair my preschooler noticed that the spindle was not aligned corr...

09-23-2013 02:47 AM

Base Cabinet Casters - 5 replies

I brought a used kitchen base cabinet that is 11.5 ft long made of pine and plywood. It was build as one piece so I can’t (nor want to split it in two) . Water runs towards the wall where the cabinet is going when the wife parks in the garage during the winter (snow and slush melt). The wall has a ledge that prevents the base cabinet fr...

08-30-2013 02:40 AM

How to hang cabinets without backs? - 12 replies

I’m looking at buying someone’s old kitchen cabinets (made of plywood). Most of the wall hanging cabinets have no backs on them. I’m wondering what the easiest way to hang them would be? It looked like the cabinets were built in place as there was quarter round nailed under each shelve along the wall. I didn’t think t...

06-29-2013 01:36 AM

Shed Question - 6 replies

I started building a 10×12 shed this afternoon. I have the studs and rafters in place and the floor is half finished but not screwed down yet. The lumberyard delivered four pressure treated 4×4x12s. I was thinking I’d put the shed directly on the blocks but the 4×4x12s came with the “kit” so they are now und...

04-30-2013 02:26 AM

Green wood dowels or pegs - 3 replies

Will i run into problems with the pegs srinking and falling out as they dry? My plan B is to split some seasonec maple firewood to make the pegs. I watched Roy Underhill make his own dowels the other week on the Wood Wright’s Shop. I had a piece of steel so I used the largest drill bit i own to drill a hole in the steel and went looki...

04-07-2013 02:03 AM

How best to add a fence to a 4x36" belt / disc combination sander - 4 replies

I bought a 4”x36” belt and 4” disc combination sander similar to this one:Bench Top Combination 4" x 36" Belt and 6" Disc Sander While sanding a 10” long curved edge on my project i figured things could be alot easlier if there was a fence to hold the piece at 90 degrees to the belt sander. Has anyone made a fence for...

03-12-2013 03:04 AM

Freestanding sign post design - 8 replies

I’ve been asked to build a freestanding sign post and signs. There will be multiple signs (maybe 5 or so) on a 4×4 post pointing the way to the various games and activities. The sign will be inside so no worries about wind blowing over the sign. *Any recommendations on a good design? that is likely not to tip over easily? My fi...

02-22-2013 03:50 AM

Help: Skil Tablesaw height adjustment issue - 10 replies

I own a Skil table saw similar to this one I was trying to cut a tenon using my cross-cut sled when after several blade height adjustments in which no two cuts were the same I realized that the blade was vibrating back down into the table. Has anyone else had this issue with their blade adjustment? and did you find a solution? I flipp...

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