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    Success!

    My Roku came, it's hooked up and works great. No more " setting up your tv try again later"
    Thanks for all the advice.
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    I can't get to the HDMI connections since the tv...

    I can't get to the HDMI connections since the tv is hung on the wall and there is very little room behind it. I do already have a splitter which is attached to my set top box and my DVD player so I...
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    Anyone using Roku?

    I have a "Smart" Samsung TV. It is supposed to run Netflix, Amazon , etc but often when I try to run them I get "setting up the TV ,please try again later."
    I'm thinking of buying a Roku which,...
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    Tony My grandson just turned seven,sounds like a...

    Tony
    My grandson just turned seven,sounds like a great project. What is a mastermind game?
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    Thanks Yonak, We will mount it on top of a 4x4...

    Thanks Yonak, We will mount it on top of a 4x4 about 6' high in our yard. I still need to make a small 4x4 sleeve about 4" high to mount on the bottom of the birdhouse and then slide it on top of the...
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    Jim Thanks for the compliment. The jeep & tow...

    Jim
    Thanks for the compliment.
    The jeep & tow truck are based on plans from "Toys and Joys", delivered on paper by U.S. mail. The school bus is from "toymakingplans.com", downloaded online and...
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    Anyone else making toys?

    Lately I've been making toys for my grandson. Here are some
    Pictures of a jeep ,a school bus and a tow truck I made for him. Anyone else making toys?412441412442412443
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    I had a problem with my Milwaukee router that I...

    I had a problem with my Milwaukee router that I hadn't used in a long time ,took it apart, fiddled with it for a while, still didn't work. Smacked it with a hammer and it has worked fine ever since:)
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    After overthinking how to draw circles using a...

    After overthinking how to draw circles using a computer program, I bought a good quality, old fashioned compass, and drew the circles I need in about 15 minutes. I then just cut them out on my band...
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    Another birdhouse

    As the title says here's another birdhouse412339412340
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    There are some good guys left

    I had to get a repair to my siding, the estimate was $300. The repair was done and the bill came today for $225. There are some good guys left.:)
  12. Anybody using a portable air conditioner in their garage shop?

    I live in NJ and it gets pretty hot & humid here. I'm thinking of buying a compact portable air conditioner. The garage is about 23x17 and the unit I'm looking at is 8000 btus and says it will cool...
  13. Jim You are absolutely right. I bought a good...

    Jim
    You are absolutely right. I bought a good compass for $4 and made everything I needed, I certainly did over think it.😊
  14. I have a similar sander. You would think that...

    I have a similar sander. You would think that ,when I thought of the solution for the Rigid sander, I would have applied it to that sander too, but I didn't. Thanks for the tip, I will do that today.
  15. I guess I'm the only one who hadn't figured this out

    I have the Rigid belt/oscillating sander. When sanding , for the most part I only use maybe the bottom inch or two and when that part of the belt wears out I flip the belt to now use what was the...
  16. Pat Thanks for the advice, I had tried that and...

    Pat
    Thanks for the advice, I had tried that and after about 20 tries with no success , I went back to my compass
  17. How to get a program to accurately print circles of various diameters?

    I am making a birdhouse in the shape of a lighthouse which is circular. I don't have a lathe so I'm making 1" thick circles , reducing each one by 1/8" in diameter. I have to make about 15 of them. I...
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    That's what I did with some contrasting walnut,...

    That's what I did with some contrasting walnut, looks ok :)
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    Thanks for the suggestions, I think I'll redesign...

    Thanks for the suggestions, I think I'll redesign and maybe add some very thin strips of a contrasting wood as trim
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    How do I cut this kerf?

    I make A lot of toys and am currently making a tow truck. Attached is a pattern for the side, the double line running across the top and around it is a 1/16" kerf cut into it. Can anyone suggest how...
  21. I know I'm going to be seen as an old grouch, and...

    I know I'm going to be seen as an old grouch, and I won't argue with that, but I've never seen so much fire and fury over $6 per year.
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    Deeds not words

    Deeds not words
  23. Thompson's waterseal, two coats

    I finished it with 2 coats of Thompson's waterseal
  24. Sometimes it just needs a good whack

    I hadn't used my Milwaukee router in a while and when I turned it on I got nothing. Took it apart ,found nothing, put it back together nothing. Checked the plug, nothing, checked the cord, nothing,...
  25. Any body used the MCLS multi joint box joint jig ?

    I have had no success making a box joint jig, too tight, too loose, etc. I'm looking at the MCLS multi joint spacing system. It allows you to make 1/4", 3/8" and 1/2" box joints on a router table....
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