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09-21-2018 04:25 PM

Drawer slide guidance - 20 replies

We have 2 cabinets that I would like to retrofit with slide-out trays or very shallow drawers. The thought is to put one tray about where the adjustable shelf is and the second tray just above the lower hinges. I think we will gain usable space because the upper tray will be full depth even though I will lose some overall height. The ca...

06-25-2018 05:07 PM

Banister questions - 36 replies

This is EarlS’s fault. He recently suggested that I replace my existing banister with one that would match the furniture in the house. I am considering it, but I have some questions. This is the existing one. 1. You can see the plugs that cover screws holding the newel and the base board in place. Do you think const...

01-25-2018 12:11 AM

Question for Leigh Jig users - 18 replies

I bought and successfully used a D4 years ago. Now, I can’t figure out what I am doing incorrectly. Please do not suggest that I hand cut the dovetails because I have tried that with abysmal results. I could understand if all the gaps were consistent, but I don’t understand why some are tight and others aren’t. The guides o...

01-06-2018 10:39 PM

Arts & Crafts tiles - 23 replies

SWMBO has decided that she would like some tile top plant stands. My challenge is that I haven’t been able to find any tiles for sale that she likes. Here is one tile she likes although she would prefer a different color. Does anyone know of a source for similar tiles? Thanks.

12-04-2017 10:22 PM

Another Arm-R-Seal ? - 4 replies

I have pre-finished the parts for my current project with Arm-R-Seal. Their web site indicates waiting 7-10 days before light use and 30 days for complete cure. How long do I need to wait before gluing and clamping the pieces together? Thanks.

10-29-2017 09:56 PM

Which router bit? - 12 replies

Rich posted this review of a Whiteside router bit with a bearing at the end. The discussion of the review also mentioned another Whiteside bit with bearings at both ends of the cutter. If the RTF5200 (I am guessing this is the model Rich reviewed) does such a great job on wild grain, is there really a need for the UDP9112? I am willing to go ...

07-14-2017 03:37 PM

Mortise-Pal Users - 2 replies

I had a minor accident with my Mortise-Pal (MP) and wanted to replace one of the bushing guides. I took the MP to my local machine shop to make the replacement and learned that it would cost the same to make 3 sets as it would to make one because of the size aluminum stock they had on hand. Therefore, I have 2 sets of guides I am willing to se...

04-20-2017 09:44 PM

Wixeys, Dixies and Bealls, oh my!!! - 14 replies

I have used a Beall Tilt Box for several years and it has been fine until today. When I attempted to zero it out, it would start showing ever increasing angles even though it was sitting still on the surface of the table saw. Then I reset it and the same thing occurred so I guess it is time to replace it. I searched for comparative reviews bu...

02-28-2017 10:36 PM

Questions re headboard design - 4 replies

This is another project for my son. I will make a headboard similar to this one=. When I have made headboards previously I have always used 3 rails but now I am wondering if two are just as good. The top rail will be 4” wide at the ends with 3” tenons and the middle rail will be 5” wide with 3” tenons. The bottom of t...

02-25-2017 02:15 PM

It pays to shop - 6 replies

I have been working on shutters forever and thought I would take a minute to share. I got most of the supplies from Rockler, but they charge $5.84 per ($2.92 each) pair of hinges (when you buy 10 pair effective 2-25-17). I found them much cheaper on Amazon, but their price increased to $29.95 for 12 hinges ($2.50 each) so I wasn’t happy ...

02-23-2017 03:16 PM

Chair leg repair - 6 replies

A neighbor asked if I can repair a broken chair leg. The issue was exacerbated because he attempted to fix it by gluing and screwing it back together. He reported that his efforts lasted for 2 sittings. Can this be safely repaired or should I make a new one? My thought for the repair is to cut off the top part that is splintered, mak...

01-27-2017 02:10 PM

Brazil nut seed pod question - 3 replies

Hi, a friend of ours is a real plant nut, no pun intended. She is a master gardener and loves all things plant related. Therefore, she purchased an antique seed pod that had been cut out on the sides so the nuts inside are somewhat visible. The issue is that the nuts have settled so that the stem no longer sticks up through the opening in the...

01-10-2017 10:38 PM

I need hinge help - 7 replies

Today, I installed my latest batch of shutters. One shutter refuses to fold in so that it is parallel with the window, It is 15” wide and wants to be about 1” out from where it should be. The hinges don’t appear to be binding and are as close to being in line as I am able to determine. The shutter isn’t hitting anypla...

11-13-2016 11:06 PM

The thought of sanding louvers made me shutter! - 8 replies

I am in the process of making interior plantation shutters for our house. I have completed 2 rooms, the third is in process and 5 rooms remain. Thus far, I have been hand sanding the louvers because they have a curved profile and I didn’t know how to deal with that. However, necessity is the mother of invention and I came up with a Fran...

10-11-2016 03:40 PM

A different type of site spam? - 28 replies

I received the following PM this morning. Is it a new type of spam here on LJ? Hello, My name is miss laura, i saw your profile and it drew my attention to write to you. I would like you to communicate me through my e-mail address (sgt.lauraralph2@gmail.com) laura

09-22-2016 09:22 PM

Blum Tandem 563H Soft - Close Full Ext. Under-Mount Drawer Slides Questions - 5 replies

Hi, has anyone installed these slides? Are they relatively easy to install? Are there any tips you can share? Thanks for any guidance.

08-19-2016 11:42 PM

Spray room ducting question - 17 replies

My shop is in the basement of my house. I have a room that I want to use for spraying WB finishes. The challenge is that the room is below ground and doesn’t have any windows. Duh!! :D There is a window in another part of the basement that sits in a window well that is about 20 feet from my intended spray room. My thought is to att...

07-31-2016 03:25 PM

Which Veritas Dovetail Saw? - 16 replies

I have resolved to start doing more work with hand tools. Toward that end, I thought I would pick up a Veritas DT saw and start practicing. I am so naive, I thought my search would bring up one saw and I would buy that one. However, Lee Valley has 19 entries if you search for “dovetail saw”, but I finally whittled my list down to ...

05-27-2016 03:32 PM

Magnetic switch ? for the electrically knowledgeable - 12 replies

I couple weeks ago I mentioned that I seemed to be having a lot of electrical issues. I briefly mentioned my table saw while asking about my sander. The table saw finally completely died and I found the out that the switch was the source of the issue. I replaced the switch and the TS ran fine for the test run, but my question is why it shorte...

05-02-2016 06:30 PM

My ROS Died - 18 replies

This is more of an electrical question so I will delete it if it isn’t appropriate for this forum. I was sanding and my 7 year old sander just stopped working. I tested it in another outlet (different circuit) and still no joy. I tried my shop vac in the original outlet and it worked fine. About 2 weeks ago, LOML’s mixer just s...

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