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Lumber auction


June 17, 2018, 2:42 pm

Poking around IRS site after looking at Bill's Model 60 and saw the following. If reasonably close to E TN and looking for slabs Kicker on these auctions for individuals is the insurance rider ... Read more »

Phase converter

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June 15, 2018, 5:55 am

I was looking at a jointer with a 3HP 3-phase motor. I'd like to run this from my home which has 220v. Would I be able to run it on a 20A (preferably) or 30A circuit? Can you give me an example... Read more »

OT - An Observation


June 14, 2018, 11:49 pm

A month ago, I cut down most of a 25' tall yucca tree, behind the shop. U sed the saber saw to cut the 3-4 6-8 diam trunks. Past 3 days, I've been digging the 3' diam. stump, about a foot deep, ... Read more »

now that these composite lumber materials are old


June 14, 2018, 8:22 pm

have never used any of the composite materials for anything i came across some discards and i noticed that they are flaking not sure how old they are but natural woods last a long time and i have ... Read more »

Kitchen Cabinet Conversion - Help


June 14, 2018, 2:03 pm

My sister wants to convert a lower kitchen cabinet (hinged door) space to a pull-out trash can unit/space, as this - https://www.build.com/hafele-503-12-784/s232115?uid=1587838 She thought and asked... Read more »

Just when I thought it was going so well


June 13, 2018, 1:26 am

As I was getting ready to glue the cabinet sides up I remembered that I hadn't cut a dado for the back. Got that done without issues (I thought). As I was glueing the sides up I realized that I h... Read more »

If it slips, where's it gonna go?

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June 12, 2018, 9:23 am

http://www.woodbutcher.net/slips.shtml I can't tell you how useful this little phrase has been. Any time I'm doing something that involves applying force, I take a second and ask myself this qu... Read more »

Slightly OT - This Building Offends My Senses


June 11, 2018, 12:01 am

During my weekend travels, I was eating at a luxurious sidewalk cafe, also known as the Two Rivers Burrito Co., a taco joint in Westfield, MA. As I enjoyed my gourmet meal, I looked across the st... Read more »

shaded pole maybe


June 9, 2018, 6:14 pm

rescued a fan and applied a small amount of tlc but it has slowstartupitis once it gets going it is fine and is quiet and moves air it has little to no torque and is not designed to have much but ... Read more »

Battery operated compressor

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June 9, 2018, 5:37 pm

Saw this in a fathers day article https://goo.gl/yxKmtJ For about $300. Read more »

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Perfect Stain Match

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I want to thank everyone who replied to my earlier thread about making a stain to match my existing kitchen oak cabinets and trim. I called the 6 major paint stores in my area, and 1 of them was abl... Read more »

Delta Sidekick Parts

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I have a 10+ year old Delta Sidekick 8 & 1/4 contractor's saw model 36-275 for which I need a fence. I checked ToolPartsDirect.com and neither the parts nor assembly are available. Can anyone give m... Read more »

Cabot's Australian TImber Oil on Mahogany Deck Color Build Up

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Long winded subject but anyway. I have been using Cabot's ATO on my Mahogany deck for around 4 years now. Reapply every year per instructions on can. So far so good. Water beads up nicely and squeegi... Read more »

Best Benchtop Jointer: Delta JT160, Harbor Freight, Grizzly H2801?

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Hello out there, I don't have a large shop but would like to have some kind of jointer. I recently returned a Craftsman benchtop model because I found out that the tables were not coplaner (thanks to... Read more »

New Rough Cut host!

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Rough Cut survives! In this month's Fine Woodworking they announced that they are supporters of the new Rough Cut show with a new host - Tom Mclaughlin. This woodworker has been on the show with To... Read more »

installing cedar shingles.

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Can I install cedar shingles directly on the 7/16 OSB plywood sheathing on the backyard shed I built. Rafters are 16 .o.c. Or do I have to strap with 1 x 3 and attach the shingles to the strappin... Read more »

Ryobi Battery Replacements

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I havea Ryobi HP1202M cordless drill with a 12v Nicad battery#1311148. Are there other batteries that can be used as replacemets to this battery, especially nimh? Read more »

wood dust, MDF, silica, sinuses and ill health among woodworkers

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Having read the many posts on here from woodworkers, albeit recreational ones, regarding the ill health effects they suffer from using MDF, wood composite boards (WBC=92s) and wood dust it=92s toxins... Read more »

looking for a decent plywood for a crawlspace "floor"

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I have a crawlspace in the basement that has a dirt floor right now. I'd l ike to lay some sheets of 4x8 plywood (or other material) on it to make a s urface suitable for crawling on or putting th... Read more »

Dewalt vs. Makita biscuit joiner

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Would appreciate comments as t pros and cons of each machine. I am actively seeking a replacement of my old system and would like to hear commets from users before I go buy. Also, has anyone tried t... Read more »

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