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  1. Here's are some pictures of a 1927 Ford truck I made

    I made this 1927 Ford truck and gas pump. I don't have a lathe so the gas pump was made from parts I purchased at the local crafts store. Most of the truck is mahogany and Brazilian yellow pine....
  2. Thanks for the Information, I'm going to pass on...

    Thanks for the Information, I'm going to pass on this
  3. Can you tell me anything about this lathe here in New Jersey?

    I know nothing about turning but would like to try it. There is a lathe for sale on the Jersey Shore craigslist , it includes a bunch of knives. Its $190 and is said to be from the 1920's. if you do...
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    According to the instructions that came with the...

    According to the instructions that came with the plan its a "steam dome" , which is a vessel atop the boiler of a steam engine. In the plan there were several hose couplers attached to it. I don't...
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    Here's a Fire engine

    As the title says here's a fire engine. I finished it with spray lacquer which came out fine.
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    Same for me. That is why I sold my hand held...

    Same for me. That is why I sold my hand held power planer
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    Thanks for the input I think I'm going to try...

    Thanks for the input
    I think I'm going to try lacquer, I've never worked with it before, so it's time to learn,
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    413077 Al You asked for a red fire truck and...

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    You asked for a red fire truck and here it is. I made this for my grandson as a toy a while ago. The current fire truck is more of a model for display
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    How to finish this?

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    This is a fire engine I made,it is mostly mahogony. Would you recommend I finish it with polyurethane or lacquer?
    Thanks
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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.:)
  21. 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...
  22. 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.😊
  23. 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.
  24. 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...
  25. 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
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