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Wanna Win The Megamillions Jackpot? .... for tool purchasing.

October 21, 2018, 5:29 pm

Get your Voodoo doll, now, before it's too late! https://lafayette.craigslist.org/crs/d/realvoodoo-by-maries-voodoo/6725403975.html With that list of beneficial services, who needs a physician, psy... Read more »

Recommend work bench thickness

October 21, 2018, 12:31 am

What is the minimum recommended bench top thickness when using bench-dogs or other types of hold-fasts? I'm replacing the top of my work table with some 1.25 inch thick butcher block. I'd like to ad... Read more »

Handheld CNC router

October 19, 2018, 3:06 pm

https://www.shapertools.com/ Pretty cool, if pricey. Read more »

Red Oak and Poly

October 16, 2018, 11:04 pm

Finishing my stair treads and risers with clear polyurethane. I sanded up to 220 and the surface was very smooth to the touch. After 3 coats of poly (4 coats on treads), the touch isn't really sm... Read more »

Cutting board food safety issue

October 16, 2018, 4:56 pm

Last year, I bought some small cutting boards from a friend. I took them ho me and sanded them and then used mineral spirits to clean them up. I knew i t was wrong and I've not distributed them as ... Read more »

Planing End Grain (Cutting Boards)

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October 13, 2018, 4:39 pm

I went to a crafts festival and saw some end grain cutting boards. One of them was made from Douglas fir, which I just happen to have lying around. Extra boards left over for the bed I built for ... Read more »


October 11, 2018, 5:33 pm

I was thinking of tying hand cut dovetails. I think this may be an easy one to start with https://imgur.com/gallery/8rT6L6X Read more »

Sofa Table ReDo

October 11, 2018, 4:09 pm

Several weeks I mentioned that I was refinishing a sofa table for a customer. Unfortunately I applied the last varnish coat during a hot and humid day. It took more than 3 weeks for the varnish... Read more »

Anyone in or near Glendale, AZ

October 10, 2018, 9:35 pm

Current (1) bid of $10. https://www.auctionzip.com/auction-lot/Assortment-Of-Festool-Stackable-Power-Tools_6414A90A4C/ Sonny Read more »

OT: Are There 24 Hour Auto Repair Shops Where You Live?

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October 8, 2018, 1:25 am

Background: My daughter was driving from Vermont to Virginia when she had a problem wit h her brakes. At about 7PM she called me from Maryland and said she was about 2 hours from her destinati... Read more »

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DEFT: Betwen coats - Sanding? Steel wool? Synthetic Abrasives?

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I'm going to make a bookcase in the near future. To match the finish to other cases I have, I am going to finish it with my favorite finish, Deft. In the past, I've applied Deft in three coats, usin... Read more »

Electric Hand planer

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I have been mentioning for awhile that I needed a planer, so my wife went out and bought me a Ryobi electric hand planer. Not exactly what I was talking about, but her intentions were good. My ques... Read more »

Router sled for cutting curve/dip?

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I am attempting to make my first chair; actually its a prototype, not intended for actual use so I can see how it will all fit together. Anyway, there is a center 'slat' to the back of the chair that... Read more »

Disc sander with perpendicular miter slot?

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Delta's 31-280 disc/belt sander has a perpendicular miter slot along with the standard parallel miter slot. The perpendicular miter slot is used with a center point to sand circles. The 31-280 has r... Read more »

Phenolic/tung oil varnish?

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I'm about to re-finish an exterior door. It has McCloskey spar varnish on it. I've heard that a phenolic/tung oil varnish would be the best finish but I'm wondering what brands I might consider. A... Read more »

Anyone own a Paralok fence?

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Hello, I've been looking for information about the Paralok table saw fence. I don't think they are in business anymore but they used to have a great reputation. I have a need for a fence that keeps... Read more »

General International 50-185 price

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So after further consideration, I have decided to put the General 50-185 on my list of possibilities. Thanks to some of the replies in my earlier post about the Craftsman 22114 vs the Ridgid TS365... Read more »

Jointer blades for Hitachi F1000a?

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I guess the F1000a isnt sold in US anymore. I got a nick in the 6 jointer blades and want to buy another set to use while the old is sharpened. I know the blade part number is 879208 but I cant find... Read more »

Aligning hinges on box lid, or nearly anything else...

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Sorry for this, but this has always mystified me. Given a small box that I can put a lid on with either a piano hinge or two smaller hinges, how on earth do I align it so that it closes perfectly? I... Read more »

Woodcraft vs Rockler

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On their generic stuff is their anyone that has used both and see any difference in overall quality in things like chisels, router bits, Forstner bits. speaking of woodriver vs Rockler ?? Like I t... Read more »

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