• Posts

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Everything posted by woodbutcher74

  1. You can get a stop collar pretty cheap at the big box stores.
  2. Just curious, what's the first movie going to be on opening night?
  3. I work with the Illinois DOT quite a bit. They told me that the amount of moisture under the concrete has a lot to do with blow ups. With the amount of rain we had this year and the record heat I'm surprised there haven't been more.
  4. I was always partial to Toledo Window Box !!! Anybody remember that one?
  5. The wife and I went to a local Honor Flight fundraiser. We both feel that this is a very worth while charity. The wife volunteered to be an aid on a future flight. Aids assist veterans on the day long journey to Washington DC to see the veterans memorials. Aids have to pay for their own tickets. She's a nurse so hopefully she'll be chosen.
  6. Wouldn't PVC boards bend easier without kerfing it. I believe its available with wood grain embossed into it? Just a thought.
  7. Great thanks. I was looking at a catalog I received in the mail and didn't see where they said that. OK resume. Sorry for the poach.
  8. Kind of poaching in on this topic but I have question on the Infinity HSS knives for the 735? Do these have the double edges so they can be rotated like the OEM?
  9. It doesn't matter if your tools are set up perfectly if your stock isn't square and flat. Just sayin.
  10. Clamping isn't a bad idea but if you are drilling a series of holes in a straight line down a piece you should clamp a fence on the table. You should aleays have something to counter act the torque of the drill bit.
  11. Can you use the existing router plate as a template and use a pattern bit to cut it down to size? Double sided tape it to the new one and center it.
  12. It's probably not the respirators fault. I have a full beard and stache. Had them both since 1976 and not going anywhere. I have cover as much of this ugly mug as I can. No other wood bothers me like this so I'll just use other types of lumber.
  13. I have an immediate reaction to Cedar and Zebrawood. My chest starts feeling tight and it feels like I need to cough. Even with a good respirator. Too bad too, I bought a couple of beautiful Zebrawood boards and now they just sit on my lumber rack.
  14. Every morning I go out to my shop and just look around and kind of plan out my next move on a project or figure out what needs to be done. It gives some motivation to go to work and get it over with so I can come home and get in the shop.
  15. I am an electronics technician. For the last 30 years I have worked for a family owned authorized Motorola dealer. We are both sales and service. Our main source of revenue is installing and maintaining 911 systems in our area. When I first started the equipment still had tubes. Now almost everything is digital and is PC based.
  16. When I first started I would buy magazines and project magazines at the super market. Picked out the ones I liked and subscribed. Now days with the internet you can google wood working plans and find all kinds of plans and ideas for free. I started before Al Gore invented the internet.
  17. You might want to primer and paint those brackets before you fasten them to the house or the post. They will rust and you will have stains running down the side of your house. Galvanized brackets might be better. Just a thought.
  18. If anybody is an Ameren customer, they have a program called Act on Energy. I think it's mainly Illinois and Missouri customers. We cashed in a few years ago. They filled the walls,attic and sprayed foam around the sill in the basement. The whole thing only cost us around $400.00 and we got to pick the contractor. Our average power bill in the winter went from as much as $700.00 to around $250 - $300. I think most utilities our some sort of program. It's well worth checking it out.
  19. The guys on You Tube that build the hidden compartment cabinets for storing firearms use a magnetic lock. Seem pretty secure. I'm sure if you search hidden compartment cabinets on the Tube you'll be able to find some locks. Just an idea.
  20. I know things happen with everything mass produced. I was kind of venting on Menards. Drive 30 miles and back to pick it up and a good part of the morning breaking it down then having to drive another 30 miles to return it. In the mean time I'm no further along with my project and am basically back to square one and have to drive 50 miles to the next available supplier.
  21. I've never seen a sheet de-laminate this bad. It's almost like it only got glue around the edges.
  22. Bought this sheet of 3/4" Maple ply at Menards this morning. $52.99. Looked OK at the yard but when I got home and started to break it down for a book shelf I am building it damn near exploded when I ripped it down on the tablesaw. It said it was B-C grade and made in the USA. Needless to say I took it back and the lady at the return desk asked what was wrong with it. Then she wanted to see the rest of the sheet. So I carried the rest of the pieces in and she wanted to exchange it. I told her no thanks.
  23. I,m not familiar with the Rigid dust vac you have but if it doesn't have an adjustable suction it could be burning up your sanders. If it sucks your sander down to much it could be putting an excess of load on the motor. You really only need enough suction to pull the dust away. Just a thought.
  24. Sure hope it wasn't the local swimming hole. Watch out skinny dippers !!!