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    My Fine Woodworking magazine

    My grandson gave me a subscription to Fine Woodworking. I opened the latest issue and the first article I saw was " How to drive a screw"
    I'm sure there must be more interesting articles in the rest...
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    Mike you were right. I bought a new capacitor,...

    Mike you were right. I bought a new capacitor, $10, as you said it was cheap, fixed my problem. Thanks for the advice.
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    Hope it's the capacitor

    My dust collector ( yes it's Harbor Freight) stopped working. When I turn it on I just get a hum. The motor turns freely but doesn't run. Do you think it the capacitor?
    Thanks
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    I've bought from Boards and Beams many times,...

    I've bought from Boards and Beams many times, good selection and I thought the prices were OK
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    Well, I usually build from a plan , this time I...

    Well, I usually build from a plan , this time I didn't, I was just winging it as I went along . And ,as I said, I created a monster. Believe it or not I actually bought a plan and then proceeded to...
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    Here's a picture of my monster flip top stand....

    Here's a picture of my monster flip top stand. Tomorrow it comes apart☺
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    My flip top fiasco

    I thought that I needed more space in my shop so I decided to make a flip top tool stand. Three days later I have a flip top stand which is an absolute monster, taking up far more space than what it...
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    I have completed income taxes for my two...

    I have completed income taxes for my two grandchildren using a paid version (Premier) of Turbo tax and it seemed accurate to me.
    I will be starting my own soon:(
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    Free piano for the wood?

    There are several free pianos available near me. Has anyone ever gotten a piano and just broken it down for the wood?
    Thanks
  10. How to not get splinters when working with plywood?

    I am making a shop stand out of plywood. I am also getting splinters by the ton:mad:. Is there any way to avoid getting splinters? Gloves?
    If gloves, what kind? Any other suggestions?
    Thanks
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    A few years ago my dryer stopped working, I...

    A few years ago my dryer stopped working, I called my repairman who also sold appliances. I had used him many times and trusted him. I suggested that maybe I should just get a new dryer. He said...
  12. So the door was installed today, surely the...

    So the door was installed today, surely the coldest day of the year. The installers did a beautiful job, fairly quickly. The colonial style windows give the garage a whole new look and my wife is...
  13. Thanks for the responses Tomorrow I have an...

    Thanks for the responses
    Tomorrow I have an appointment with a door installer who will install a Clopay door with insulation, (r18) and thermo pane windows for $2,330. Seems fair to me.
  14. Should I buy a new garage door for my workshop?

    My workshop is in my 2 car garage. The overhead door is as old as the house, 14 years. The door has no windows and no insulation. I've thought about having the top row replaced with a row of windows...
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    Insulating my garage door

    I'm thinking of insulating my garage door. Has anyone done this? If so , do you have any suggestions / recommendations?
    Thanks
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    Well I sold it for $145. I honestly can't...

    Well I sold it for $145. I honestly can't remember the last time I used it. I still have three routers which I rarely use. The guy who bought it was very happy to get it so it was a win win for both...
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    I have had a Pegas for a couple of months, it a...

    I have had a Pegas for a couple of months, it a great saw. I bought it from QTE, North America, ( qtena.com) and was very happy with their service. I think it was $800 plus shipping. The price was...
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    Should I sell my Bosch router?

    I have a lot of routers: Bosch 1617evspk, fixed and plunge base with an edge guide, Milwaukee, Dewalt , and a Porter Cable. I never use the Bosch, the others I use occasionally.
    Should I sell the...
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    Is investing in the stock market akin to gambling at Vegas?

    Is investing in the stock market gambling? Certainly in the short run investing in the stock market is a gamble. But the difference between investing in the stock market and going to Vegas is that in...
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    Doesn't this switching back and forth increase...

    Doesn't this switching back and forth increase your tax liability? Unless , of course, your are invested in a tax deferred account ( IRA, 401K, etc)
  21. How to fix slippery outdoor wooden stairs

    We have wooden stairs in the front and back of our house which can get slippery during rain or snow. Does anyone have any suggestions on what I might put on these stairs? (They have recently been...
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    So where is the stock market going?

    Usually I'll watch CNBC while having my lunch. Today,as they do many days, they were discussing where the " Market" was going. As usual one highly qualified person made a very good case that the...
  23. I should have sat tight

    I made far too many trades this year thinking I was smart☺ Well guess what,smart? I'm afraid not, I went back and looked at my portfolio as of Jan 1 and if I had held on to that portfolio for all of...
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    Good point, I agree with you, but as you can see...

    Good point, I agree with you, but as you can see from the picture, I don't make anything bigger than 18" long☺
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    Phil Thanks for the compliment. I have...

    Phil
    Thanks for the compliment.
    I have resolved the "trips to Home depot plumbing problem," I now call the plumber, no more laying upside down under the kitchen sink:)
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