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  1. Seems to me that for a temporary shop scenario...

    Seems to me that for a temporary shop scenario where you anticipate mostly working with the door shut, I would choose the "do nothing" branch of the decision tree. Especially given the long list of...
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    Thank goodness the apparently oh-so-fragile...

    Thank goodness the apparently oh-so-fragile supply chain caught up and our home addition work is back at full speed. Windows (delayed for 9 weeks!!) finally arrived, thereby enabling a flurry of...
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    I also have the Jasper and it works very nicely...

    I also have the Jasper and it works very nicely when I need a perfect circle. I was able to setup and use this the first time in less than 10 minutes, so I would rate as "very easy". $40 well...
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    This thread was a bit affirming for me... I see...

    This thread was a bit affirming for me... I see commercials with guys hanging from their hard hats underneath a construction beam, and yet I can't fix my wife's favorite coffee mug with the same...
  5. Did I read correctly that you’re only mowing 1...

    Did I read correctly that you’re only mowing 1 acre?
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    Having installed Benchcrafted's criss cross very...

    Having installed Benchcrafted's criss cross very recently, I can fully follow (and enjoy) the pics and explanation you just shared. The design works wonderfully, far better than moving pins on a...
  7. Sheesh tough response there. Shrug, and par for...

    Sheesh tough response there. Shrug, and par for the course in this case.

    Really happy to hear of your positive experience after a big purchase!!! We want pics!!
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    Wow, good info. I use a ceiling mounted reel...

    Wow, good info. I use a ceiling mounted reel for connecting to my router and sander all the time, and will need to check into whether it's an issue... I like only having a little bit of cord out...
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    Wait, what about cord reels? I haven't heard...

    Wait, what about cord reels? I haven't heard that one before, please tell
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    I didn't see that model when I recently swapped...

    I didn't see that model when I recently swapped out an older floor model vintage drill press for a benchtop. I instead picked the Rikon 30-212vs which I had found a bunch of good/detailed reviews...
  11. Congrats on this next adventure Jim! For the...

    Congrats on this next adventure Jim!

    For the hollow walls... we are having our home addition spray foamed by a crew that our builder really likes, and we received a brochure that mentions "Pour...
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    Nice! I liked that picture progression, and the...

    Nice! I liked that picture progression, and the shop looks like a wonderful place to spend many hours!!
  13. what do you lend out, and what don't you lend out?

    Our neighbor and friend asked to borrow my trailer this weekend, and I politely declined by telling him that I don't lend the trailer out to anyone unless I'm also lending myself out (to hookup,...
  14. Years ago in (I think) Consumer Reports I read an...

    Years ago in (I think) Consumer Reports I read an article about extended warranties. Their advice was generally to skip them (and "protection plans") if you can be disciplined enough to have savings...
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    Tool boxes made it home safely!!!!

    Tool boxes made it home safely!!!!
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    I picked up two of the 46" wide models from the...

    I picked up two of the 46" wide models from the Yukon line at Harbor Freight just last week. $350 per unit, and some very good youtube comparison videos available have detailed that these...
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    Looking good Glenn! I've been following along as...

    Looking good Glenn! I've been following along as I do my much smaller renovation, and am enjoying watching the process!
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    When I was first starting this hobby, I quickly...

    When I was first starting this hobby, I quickly realized that I didn't know what I didn't know... if that makes sense. So, I often opted for the most reasonable choice based on my current level of...
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    Another hoarder here. I grew up in New England...

    Another hoarder here. I grew up in New England and they have a term for it there... "Yankee Frugal", which basically means being resourceful and thrifty. My wife uses terms like "hoarder" and...
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    Believe me, I price fairly and am pretty firm on...

    Believe me, I price fairly and am pretty firm on my price too... but I don't list a "stay off my lawn" grumpy statement when I post, and I avoid buying from guys that do use those kinds of...
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    Lots more people feeling empowered to list items...

    Lots more people feeling empowered to list items with a gruff tone theses days too... "Price is FIRM, don't waste my time" types of comments. When I see those, I move to the next listing... I...
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    Barn structural work completed successfully!

    Barn structural work completed successfully!
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    Recently, I have been trying to figure out how to...

    Recently, I have been trying to figure out how to upgrade the depth stop threaded rod on my new drill press. My chosen solution is to use threaded "button nuts" which allow you to press a button to...
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    I have built about 25 Adirondack chairs and...

    I have built about 25 Adirondack chairs and another 10 benches from PT lumber from both big box store and lumber yards. Many of them are a decade old or more and are doing great. I did use my own...
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    As part of my upcoming shop renovation, I am...

    As part of my upcoming shop renovation, I am leaning towards this recent offering from Dust Deputy.

    I have grown to greatly value "ease of emptying", so I like this setup where the catch area...
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