Search:

Type: Posts; User: Tom Bender; Keyword(s):

Page 1 of 20 1 2 3 4

Search: Search took 0.03 seconds.

  1. Replies
    2
    Views
    97

    A bit of joinery happening

    I have always worried about having to make short tennons in a case like this. This should resolve that. Both tennons go deep. These are finger joints buried inside the legs of a cabinet. Will do...
  2. Replies
    16
    Views
    920

    An advantage to building a bench with a solid top...

    An advantage to building a bench with a solid top is the possibility of flattening it later. In your case, be very careful to get it very flat the first time.

    For most of it cheap plywood will be...
  3. Replies
    5
    Views
    338

    My experience with bifold doors puts it way on...

    My experience with bifold doors puts it way on the other end from high end. They do not move well. Same with pocket doors. There may be good ones but I am off them.
  4. Replies
    14
    Views
    863

    Lisa Just in case your machine was misdirected...

    Lisa
    Just in case your machine was misdirected to the US, check the motor to see that it is 60 hz.
  5. Replies
    12
    Views
    769

    Ummm,,,,is the blade on backwards (teeth pointing...

    Ummm,,,,is the blade on backwards (teeth pointing up)?
  6. Replies
    8
    Views
    527

    How about making the ends in solid wood with the...

    How about making the ends in solid wood with the grain vertical. You can dovetail the joints for a nice look. If you want to open up the ends you can cut some windows, even add glass, maybe colored...
  7. Replies
    12
    Views
    930

    Welcome to the forum, glad we could help.

    Welcome to the forum, glad we could help.
  8. Leveling feet are ok for lighter machines but...

    Leveling feet are ok for lighter machines but yours is not that light. If you go that way use feet with at least 1/2" threads. Grouting is a better answer. Not only will it be more secure, it will...
  9. You've got a tree attacking your house? Fight...

    You've got a tree attacking your house? Fight back! Dig a trench along your foundation and cut those roots. Add a harder and deeper barrier. The tree will not be harmed much.
  10. Small shop guy here, just rolling my eyes

    Small shop guy here, just rolling my eyes
  11. Replies
    13
    Views
    893

    When cutting the side grain mortices the wood...

    When cutting the side grain mortices the wood will come out in chunks because the bit is facing end grain. It doesn't cut so much as it grabs the end grain and yanks off a chunk. Assuming you are...
  12. The tower in Piza was built straight in the first...

    The tower in Piza was built straight in the first effort (about half way) then the project stalled for some time, during which the ground settled and the tower tilted. When someone continued the work...
  13. Thread: Craft Paper

    by Tom Bender
    Replies
    22
    Views
    1,083

    I use blue tape to protect the bars on parallel...

    I use blue tape to protect the bars on parallel clamps, plastic on the main bench and a piece of corrugated plastic board on the small bench where I do most finishing
  14. Replies
    4
    Views
    863

    Dodged a bullet

    Yesterday I got lazy, I made a cut on the TS that could have kicked back on me. What was needed was a custom push block, would have taken a little time and some scrap. An injury would have taken more...
  15. Thread: Wine Rack

    by Tom Bender
    Replies
    9
    Views
    720

    That's a pretty big cabinet. Will it be all under...

    That's a pretty big cabinet. Will it be all under the countertop or go vertical?

    A couple of my preferences:
    -A microwave above the countertop presents a hazard, spilled soup can really burn...
  16. Replies
    9
    Views
    676

    You will like what McMaster sends you. It will...

    You will like what McMaster sends you. It will look and feel like quality and the threads will be good.
  17. Replies
    8
    Views
    570

    Triangular cauls would leave only a line. Move...

    Triangular cauls would leave only a line. Move them every week.
  18. Sounds like a perfect job for a ROS

    Sounds like a perfect job for a ROS
  19. Do a little maintenance on both before you test...

    Do a little maintenance on both before you test run them.

    Blow out the dust

    Scrub the rubber rollers with crocus cloth to get good grip (careful to not cut your hands)

    Wax the bed

    Put...
  20. I use a 1/4" blade for everything. Most suppliers...

    I use a 1/4" blade for everything. Most suppliers will make a blade in whatever length you need.

    If you give your location you might get some direct help and stuff. Least we can do for a vet and...
  21. Replies
    28
    Views
    1,355

    A gas oven does need to vent the combustion fumes...

    A gas oven does need to vent the combustion fumes into the kitchen, an electric oven does not so gas heats the house more. I'll try to put some numbers on it.

    Say the oven burns at 80%...
  22. Replies
    28
    Views
    1,355

    Having an oven or microwave oven above the...

    Having an oven or microwave oven above the countertop scares me. Wearing hot food is really unpleasant.
  23. Replies
    12
    Views
    1,083

    A big caution here! Ask your insurance agent...

    A big caution here!

    Ask your insurance agent what will happen to your premiums if you file a claim, or the other driver files to get his deductible back from your insurer. When my car was tagged...
  24. Replies
    4
    Views
    511

    Something New in Gas Stoves

    My brother does a lot of residential work, including installing appliances. Normally a gas stove has a very small electric demand, lights, ignition, clock etc. Plug in to any handy outlet. But...
  25. Replies
    6
    Views
    729

    Hi Harriet For someone really new your advice is...

    Hi Harriet
    For someone really new your advice is really solid. Welcome to the forum.
    Tom
Results 1 to 25 of 500
Page 1 of 20 1 2 3 4