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Many forums, and one of my favorite threads in them has a thread such as this and I'm surprised there isn't one such as this here.

Visitors and members would post with whatever topic or event occurred to them and others would chime in their 2 cents worth and their events.

It doesn't necessarily have to be about woodworking - hence the location in Off-Topic.  It could be about plumbing, a car, a DIY house  issue, going for an operation anything really.

It gives members an opportunity to "experience" the lives of others in a casual thread.

For example:

Today, I'm going to add a few coats of Varathane to my cabinets, work some more on my dust system for my rolling carts and start building a downdraft sanding box.

Pics to come

If you find this of interest, feel free to add your "day" to the thread - if on the other the mods find this of no value, feel free to move or delete

 

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28 minutes ago, wdwerker said:

"Dust system for rolling carts " ???     Please feel free to elaborate, enquiring minds...... 

I have my power tools on rolling carts.  Here is an example of the carts I make:

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Miter Saw Cart

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I have them lined up  in my garage/shop.

Along one side, I'm running some PVC "Y" connectors  with some tubing I've had (it's spiral, I know I should use straight but it's what I have) and blast gates.

I'm making each cart independent (not gluing the pvc) so I can move them around when needed.

I'll post some pics later after I get back from running errands and the lacquer finishing...

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3 hours ago, Chuklz said:

What are you hooking these hoses up to?

Right now to a rigid shop vac - but I also have a HF 3 hp dust system as well.

I'm probably going to keep them hooked to the shop vac and run the TS alone on the HF 3hp vac.

I know straight hose would be best, but I had these so I used them - I'm thrifty (Cheap actually) ;)

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58 minutes ago, Llama said:

I played pool for a few hours, then took a nap.

I hate to admit this Mel , but we probably slept together in different time zones.

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Made $100 in less than an hour then went shopping and spent 4x that. Fridge and pantry were empty.  I did get a new stud finder, it's about 6" wide and has 60 sensors, so 3 LED's light up and show you both edges and the center of the stud. Plus it runs on 2- AA batteries.

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10 hours ago, wdwerker said:

Made $100 in less than an hour then went shopping and spent 4x that. Fridge and pantry were empty.  I did get a new stud finder, it's about 6" wide and has 60 sensors, so 3 LED's light up and show you both edges and the center of the stud. Plus it runs on 2- AA batteries.

my favorite stud finders was always a strong magent

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11 hours ago, wdwerker said:

Made $100 in less than an hour then went shopping and spent 4x that. Fridge and pantry were empty.  I did get a new stud finder, it's about 6" wide and has 60 sensors, so 3 LED's light up and show you both edges and the center of the stud. Plus it runs on 2- AA batteries.

Is it the Franklin stud finder? I got one of those a while ago & really like it. Far better than the Zircon units I've had before.

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ProFinder 6000 $29.95  

http://www.precisionstudsensors.com/index.php

Just played with it in the store. No calibration ,push the button, put it on the wall and it reads instantly. I always have 2 or 3 ball magnets on my belt but plenty of times a stud is there but there aren't any nails in it.

Got a lot of drapery rods to hang at the girlfriends house. I'm pretty sure the builder/drywall crew used glue to hang the sheets with fewer fasteners.  I hate hanging rods on drywall anchors ! After this weekend I will let y'all know what I think of it.

I don't see it detecting electricity as being a feature.  Long cabinet hanging screws and wires are a bad mix. Time will tell. Maybe I have to use the Franklin first ?

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I used mine to show some skeptics that there used to be a doorway where there wasn't one now.  They could see where the wide studs were on each side of the old opening, and where the header was by the lights.  This was behiind plaster in a miid !8th Century house.

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They claim it can read 1.7" deep. Reviews say 1.25" is more realistic, but that's plenty deep for most of my work. 

I really like the wide display that can show where multiple closely spaced studs are in relation to each other. I wonder if it works vertically in narrow locations?

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