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August 22, 2017, 4:24 pm

Looking for a good used NuCraft Router table. Clean. NuCraft leg set desirable. Insert not required. Together about 90 pounds. Not interested in any other type. West coast location, can drive to pic... Read more »

favorite cat's paw nail pullers?

August 22, 2017, 1:43 pm

Yesterday, while deconstructing a small fence for the pickets (12 tongue g roove redwood), I couldn't locate my cat's paw nail puller from 20 yrs back . Considering the guy that built the fence use... Read more »

Pawn Shop Tool Score: Router & ROS

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August 20, 2017, 10:34 pm

I bought a Woodpecker router table insert for my PC 690 router and built a router table extension for my table saw. I decided to look on-line for a spare base so I wouldn't have to take the base of... Read more »

GE Silicone II failure

August 18, 2017, 6:31 pm

I just checked the seal between polycarbonate and wood on a frame, and the GE Silicone II I put on there is peeling off and not keeping out water. Anyone else have this problem with this product? Is ... Read more »

Why do I keep doing it?

August 18, 2017, 8:25 am

Years ago, I made a track saw. 'Twas a torsion box with some slick rails screwed to the side, that engaged a vertical rib fastened to as long a straight edge as I could rip with a table saw. My S... Read more »

New circular saw

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August 15, 2017, 10:46 am

I bought a Black and Decker 7 1/4 circular saw a few months ago and loved it. Last Friday I was breaking down some 2 Southern Yellow Pine (with the required 12' rips) and it started blowing smoke, v... Read more »

Builiding a shelf? Check out the Sagulator!

August 13, 2017, 10:30 pm

Kind of fun, although far too many choices of materials to choose from. 20 species of pine, 17 species of oak, etc. Does anybody know if Home Depot Melamine panels are made from M1, M2 or M3 partic... Read more »

Hammer drills - corded

August 13, 2017, 6:07 pm

I need to buy a hammer drill to fasten a ledger board to a foundation for a deck. What do you guys like in hammer drills (corded only)? Thanks, Tom Read more »

How to Quickly Seal Hardboard

August 10, 2017, 6:33 pm

I recently purchased a latex mattress and platform bed frame. The wire grid was spaced much wider than recommended for a latex mattress, so I purchased some perforated hardboard. But it's been a mo... Read more »

What To Look For In A Router Table Insert?

August 9, 2017, 3:42 am

I'm thinking about building a router table extension for my table saw. I don't have room for a free-standing table and I'm tired of pulling out and setting up my bench top router table every time... Read more »

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Shop Apron

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There are lot of aprons to choose from -- $10 to $85. So is the Lie-Nielsen ($85) just a status symbol or is it worth $85? http://www.lie-nielsen.com/tool.html?id=APR Read more »

Painting Concrete Walls

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Shop will be in the basement. I want to paint the basement walls white. Basement is dry. Great drainage of water away from the foundation. Poured concrete walls. Poured in 1999. Concrete forms ... Read more »

Belsaw 910 planer?

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I have just acquired a Belsaw 910 planer that needs some work and a little TLC. Does anyone know where I can get parts and information on this machine? TIA Jay Cups Read more »

Building a ladder

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A friend of mine talked me into building a ladder. Saying yes was the easy part. He wants a loft ladder, 8.5 ft tall (vertical which I don't like but he insistented on). Vertical means no shear on t... Read more »

Quiet, lightweight upholstery electric staple gun

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What's a fairly quiet, lightweight upholstery electric staple gun that's powerful enough to penetrate pine? I'm an artist and I need to stretch cotton canvas over pine stretcher bars. I considered b... Read more »

tools for a Delta 34-444 table saw

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I recently purchased a Delta 34-444 table saw, but the seller didn't have the wrenches to change blades. One is an open end and one is a box end. I've found very few sources for the box end and the... Read more »

Delta 12 1/2" planer (Series 2000)

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Well I purchased the planer last year.. in July to be exact. Worked great, and all that. About a month or so ago, I went to use it, and as the board was going thru, it was clunking. I never thought m... Read more »

Chuck for powr kraft lathe

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Hi all, I was given an old powr kraft wood lathe recently. I have set it up, and seems to be in pretty good shape. I am looking for a chuck, perhaps other accessories, and am not sure where to loo... Read more »

Grip-Tite Featherboard Design Flaw?....

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jhkgeYvqljc This video is a review of the Grip-Tite Featherboard for the table saw. Watch when he goes to push the stock through the blade. The editing conveniently cut... Read more »

What is the general concensus on Hitachi power tools?

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I'm looking at a 10compound miter saw on Amazon for 169. Yay or Nay? Jeff Read more »

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