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Ingenious wood cutting

August 16, 2019, 1:48 pm

Some of these will make your brane hert. Optical dillusions. https://imgur.com/gallery/JpsmaYr Read more »

Way OT: F150 belt change, better performance

August 11, 2019, 7:07 pm

I have a 2013 F150 six cylinder, with 90K miles. The belts squeaked and I had the serpentine and AC belts changed. I am amazed at how much better the truck is running. I wouldn't think that would mak... Read more »


August 10, 2019, 4:58 am

Just a heads up--do _not_ register on the Felder site unless you're seriously interested in buying a saw _now_. I made the mistake of registering just to see what the blasted things cost, and I'm ... Read more »

To Nailshooter

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August 8, 2019, 9:25 pm

OK, Bill. If you are going to be a professional painter, that's called a sash brush, not an angled brush. Robert, Had to look up your painting tips from 2 years ago (My news provider didn't hav... Read more »

Anybody Know What These Are Used For?

August 8, 2019, 8:04 pm

My son grabbed some lumber off of Free Craigslist. These were in the pile. https://i.imgur.com/ABR413v.jpg He said that the bars are wooden dowels, painted black. The frames are 2x4's. I have a co... Read more »

OT? Need yellow jacket repellent

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August 7, 2019, 1:57 am

Dear All, I just got rid of several yellow jackets around my front door. Now I see more yellow jackets looking to build new nests. Is there anything I can do to keep them from coming back. Thank... Read more »

Who Makes Blast Gates That Don't Get Clogged?

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August 7, 2019, 1:28 am

I have a couple of these Woodriver blast gates in my shop: https://www.woodcraft.com/products/2-1-2-abs-blast-gate They tend to get clogged in the back corners such that they don't close completel... Read more »

Cross-grain thru planer?

July 31, 2019, 7:08 pm

How likely am I to get tear out running a small glued up panel cross-grain thru my planer? Read more »

If I Needed A Project - $15 Jointer

July 31, 2019, 1:19 am

SWMBO and I went to a 50 mile garage sale last weekend. It's called the Route 90 Garage Sale. Route 90 runs along one of the Finger Lakes in Central NY. Individual sales at houses and flea market ... Read more »

Update with the Northfield Jointer

July 23, 2019, 12:45 am

Had an electrician (B Team?) come by to inspect the converter and tool area . He didn't quite understand the specs, etal. for the converter wiring. He took the paperwork to review and show the... Read more »

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making a wood clock that looks like a football helmet

rating: 5

I have a great idea of making a clock for our football coach that looks like our football helmet. I have never made a clock. I so far have determined that I want the clock to be at least 36 in diam... Read more »

Delta Drill Press 17 900

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Trying to help my father-in-law replace the rack in a Delta 17 900. Grandkids bent the old rack have purchased new one and can not get it replaced. Cany anyone help me????? Read more »

Why Use a Neutral Vane or Air Ramp in a Cyclone

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After my last post on cyclones, I read some papers that have raised questions in my mind about whether using air ramps and neutral vanes in cyclones is a good idea. The acutal quotes are below. It s... Read more »

foley bwlsaw planer molder

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so I just snagged an old belsaw molder on ebay for .... heh heh... eighty one bucks... now I gotta go pick it up. as in literally get it into the back of my truck. anybody know the weight of this ... Read more »

Turning brass on a wood lathe

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Anybody have experience turning down brass nuts on a wood lathe? I'm making some replacement handles for some socket chisels and am using a 3/4 nut on the impact end. I want to turn the nut down ... Read more »


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...what's the going rate for house wrap? Say, a 1600 foot home? cg Read more »

For outdoor redwood chair: polyurethane? oil? ???

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My wife has an Adirondack chair that her son made for her two years ago. It is made of redwood and originally had a polyurethane (satin) finish (no stain). Since then, it has been on the back deck in... Read more »

Speaking of Ridgid: Stacking Tool Boxes

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Robert's recent Ridgid cordless drill review reminded me of their portable stacking tool boxes, which I've been using for quite some time now. https://www.ridgid.eu/rs/en/professional-tool-stora... Read more »

how can I remove very old masking tape and residue from antique wooden box?...

rating: 5

I have a 1940's wooden box with nice finish that was used to store a scientific instrument. The problem is that someone kept taping over the lid to keep the box closed while in storage. As a co... Read more »

Woodpecker Unilift Router Lift

rating: 5

Does anyone have any first hand experience installing and using the Woodpecker Unilift Router lift, especially with a Fein RT1800 router? If anyone out there has any experience with other models of... Read more »

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