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04-19-2018 10:16 PM

Metal roofing - 7 replies

In the next few months I am going to be redoing my old garage. This will involve building on a lean to. The garage has shingles that’ll need replaces in a few years anyway so I thought instead of trying to match the new rood shingles to the old roof shingles Id suck it up and put on a full new roof. My plan is to do it all pretty much my s...

03-10-2018 08:26 PM

Swing set / play set advice needed - 16 replies

My wife is wanting a swing set and play set for our kids this summer. I was fine with the idea …... then came the sticker shock. Nice wood ones can run from $1000 and on up (I’ve literally seen some huge ones the same price as a small home). I’m a normal guy so to me that’s a lot of cash for what is basically a toy…. I’ve looked ...

02-15-2018 11:24 PM

Cabinet drawer slides - 7 replies

I’m building new drawers for an old vanity that currently only has one and this is the first time I’m dealing with drawer slides. They are bottom mount The piece on the drawer is 19 inches and the piece in cabinet looks lik it’s 19-1/2 (mayb 20 since it goes into a plastic bracket in the back of the cabinet) My question is am I correct to o...

01-24-2018 02:42 PM

Fallen trees good for lumber? - 16 replies

How long is a tree good for lumber after its been cut?I cut a white oak down in late October and talked to a logger that said hed cut it up for me if id bring it to him. Would it still be good?

01-05-2018 02:22 PM

Ideas for a gun cleaning box - 8 replies

I’m looking for some ideas on building a gun cleaning box (like the ones in the links below) and was wondering if anyone had any past projects that they have done or ideas/pictures that they’ve stolen from other folks Thanks in advance

11-20-2017 11:04 PM

Luthiers tips/tricks and show off Projects - 4 replies

That I know of lumber jocks doesn’t have a specific place for luthiers and wanna bes to show off and gain info for instrument building I’m a wanna be. Ive been wanting to build a flat top mandolin for years and I’ve about talked myself into trying it this winter so I’ll kick it off with some questions1-lumber- do u buil...

11-15-2017 11:58 AM

Antler Mounting Ideas? Hows everyones hunting season going? - 1 reply

I have three decent size deer racks that Id like to find some ideas on how to mount that would still look nice. They’ve all been cut off with the skull plate so the full skull is not there just the cap that connects the antlers. Any of you other hunters out there have any ideas?Also how’s everyone’s hunting season going?Thanks

10-15-2017 01:20 AM

What guitar do u play? - 16 replies

I’ve played the same Alvarez md90 (solid spruce and solid rosewood) for over 10years Sounds great. I love it but I’d lik to upgrade to something better The problem is that even tho mine is a cheap (700 new at the time) China guitar it sounds really good. My next guitar I’d lik to b my “forever” guitar I know t...

09-20-2017 02:26 PM

Hard to have just one - 6 replies

I started out with an open mind… I knew just one wasn’t gonna b enough. LolI do not however sleep with mine…

08-11-2017 11:28 PM

Beware cheap foreign hammers - 15 replies

Title says it pretty good although im sure more expensive foreign tools will hold up better. About a month ago I rescued a old no name ball peen hammer from a junk bin at a pawn shop for 80cents. It gave off a Chinese vibe since it was a no name and just didn’t look like quality metal but I figured it would b fine no more that I wouldn...

08-05-2017 12:44 AM

House advice - 3 replies

We just sold our house that I’d been fixing up for the last 5 years. It was a beast of a project…. but now on to the next! We are going to b buying a home that’s around 50years old. The siding An roof are probably 20years old and will need replaced in a few years but I’m not wanting to throw that much money at fixin...

07-20-2017 11:45 AM

Made in America - 49 replies

I’m turning 30 in a few months. God has blessed me with a wonderful family, a home and a good job. All of those are in America where I have been blessed enough to have been born and raised. As I have gotten older I get a little sick of paying American money for stuff (most of it being junk) from foreign countries ,that really don’t l...

06-29-2017 04:44 PM

Needing ideas - 18 replies

I’m finially gonna get a few hours of shop time over the weekend and the first of the week. I’m wanting to build something but don’t really need anything. I got bunch of red oak that needs use. I got a little soft maple An pine too. Any ideas on what I should build?I’ve thought of a clock (not a big fan) a tool tote or ...

06-14-2017 01:20 AM

Gloat - 11 replies

Not really a tool gloat but on my way home a fella had what looked lik a decent toolbox setting out by the road with the trash. Raced home an got my truck An went back. It was still there’s so I knocked on the the door. Lady said her husband had clean out his garage An wanted rid of it and that if I wanted it it was free. I got it home. ...

05-26-2017 11:21 AM

Lowes Coupons? - 3 replies

Does anyone know of any Lowes coupons? Several years back my buddy was building his house and his local post office gave out 10% off lowes coupons with the Change of address forms. I’m pretty sure that’s discontinued now though. I’m going to be buying a stove and refrigerator soon though and wanted to see if anyone knew of an...

05-20-2017 07:05 PM

Is this a good deal for a craftsman jointer? - 11 replies

Is this a good deal?’s a model 351.227240

04-30-2017 12:08 AM

Hunting nook - 7 replies

This ain’t anywhere near fine woodworking so I didn’t wanna put it n the projects section…Anyway. I’ve been working getting my building all fixed up an the way I want it. Part of it holds my tractor the middle is my shop area an then in one corner I’ve been wanting to make into an area for my hunting equipment This ...

04-21-2017 02:01 PM

Slow slow slow - 15 replies

This site has been so slow when I try to type lately I’m on a iPhone 5 and hav tried several different wifi areas plus att lte signal. WHEn i type there’s an 5second delay till I see my letters What’s going on?

04-20-2017 12:48 PM

Anyone know of a good brand of impact bits? - 2 replies

I hav owned many different sets that came from Lowes/Menards and hav wore them all out pretty fast. Anyone know of a good,long lasting set?

03-15-2017 02:06 PM

Way off topic - 6 replies

Sorry to post this here, If anyone objects I will remove this topic since its not really wood related. I am needing tires on my 2002 chevy 1500 ext cab. I put around 6000 miles on it each year. Mostly driving it just to hunt or in the winter or to go buy materials (generally fairly large loads but only a handful of times a year). I rarely pull ...

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