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repurpose those old wrenches


April 26, 2017, 1:48 am

like this use for an old wrench https://youtu.be/Z2bvHrMSJA4 Read more »

Inca 10 inch tilting top table saw and 10 in joiner planer for sale


April 25, 2017, 11:37 pm

I am selling both the saw and the joiner planer. I have several attachments for the saw like a molding head,tenon cutting attachment 2 mortise bits several blades 10 inch and 8 inch I have spare ge... Read more »

How long to dry


April 25, 2017, 10:01 pm

I came into 5 slabs of nicely splayed wormy Willow, freshly cut a month ago. I see coffee tables in their future. Slabs are 2 to 3 inches thick. Will be stored in dry basement. I am thinking 18 m... Read more »

Older Sketchup???


April 23, 2017, 8:33 pm

I've a _very_ old release; was wanting to try to get newer to do some on the house project of 'Reclaimed' subthread...unfortunately, latest Trimble link is to 2015 which won't install as don't ha... Read more »

Question about the Dewalt 733 thickness planer


April 23, 2017, 3:20 am

I picked one up for $150.00. It's in great shape and came with 2 extra sets of blades. I ran a couple of test pieces through it and checked the thickness and the flatness against each other. All look... Read more »

Leon, question on your bedframe drawer case.


April 22, 2017, 3:22 am

https://www.flickr.com/photos/lcb11211/28665939152/in/dateposted-public/ Leon, Once your stuff is seen it cannot be unseen from memory. ;) Here is the last bed frame case you did. On this one it lo... Read more »

Anyone ever built an Island-like Range Hood?


April 21, 2017, 11:05 pm

Hi, folks-- I'm seeking some inspiration here. To me, any plans for what I'm looking for are pretty difficult to come by. Some of you also participated in my restoration of a tin ceiling thre... Read more »

another free and opensource design program


April 21, 2017, 6:19 pm

http://solvespace.com Read more »

OT More Sharpening


April 19, 2017, 11:13 pm

My electric shaver was getting dull and grabby. In years past I bought a tube of sharpener at a small appliance repair store, but it was lost in the great flood. I do have a cake of bobbing com... Read more »

The Birth Of A Dugout Canoe


April 19, 2017, 4:54 pm

18 minute video showing the difficult and time consuming process of making a traditional expanded dugout canoe using mostly traditional hand tools and techniques. http://player.vimeo.com/video/207... Read more »

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Does Anyone Hate Their Grizzly 1023 TS? rating: 5

I'm looking at buying a tablesaw, and I think I've settled on the Grizzly 1023SLX: http://www.grizzly.com/products/item.cfm?itemnumber=G1023SLX I've gotten a lot of positive reports about the 1023; ... Read more »

Sharpening multitool/oscillating saw blades rating: 5

I find myself using the multitool a lot on jobs, more and more often. It does a great job on cutting drywall, wood base, all sorts of things that occasionally have nails in them. The blades are pret... Read more »

how do i install In-ceiling speakers? rating: 5

hi, I am not sure if this is the right group to ask, but since everyone sounds like a pro at what they do, I thought I'll try. I've purchased 2 sets of In-ceiling speakers I'd like to install in the ... Read more »

is poplar a strong enough wood to support a large granite countertop (popla... rating: 5

is poplar a strong enough wood to support a large granite countertop? there would be 3 corbels ...each 8x145/32x3 Read more »

Dayton 15" vert. bandsaw. Does anyone have one? Oil or Grease in gearb... rating: 5

I bought a Dayton bandsaw off Craiglist that looks a lot (but not exactly) like this: http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/wwg/itemDetailsRender.shtml?xi=xi&ItemId=1611786936&ccitem= The saw in the link ... Read more »

Wooden Speakers Fading Problem rating: 5

Hi Chaps, I just purchased a delightful pair of used ProAc 125's in Cherry wood, everything is in exceptional condition except for when I take the grill's off there is fading around where the grill... Read more »

Bending 1/2" redwood rating: 5

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Anybody have any advice? I spent over an hour steaming the damn stuff, and it was cool again before I could get it into my jig, and it cracked as soon as I tried to bend it. Various web searches i... Read more »

Varathane Gel Stain screw up rating: 5

Hello group, I'm an inexperienced woodworker, but I decided to make a computer desk. Anyway, on this sheet of red oak plywood I put the Varathane Gel Stain, and I guess I didn't read the directions c... Read more »

Bandsaw advice needed please rating: 5

Also posted in alt.woodworking.... Hi Everyone, I need some advice concerning a bandsaw I recently acquired. It is a Beaver Rockwell model 3300 14 inch saw. This is an older machine, I would think mi... Read more »

Bumps in polyurethane rating: 5

Hi all, I'm trying to put a polyurethane coat onto a bookcase I'm building. Since it's a prototype, it's made out of cheap, soft pine. I've got it stained, and I'm trying to put on the final coat o... Read more »

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