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  0 Thread: Your Biggest Tool Purchase Mistakes?
Post: RE: Your Biggest Tool Purchase Mistakes?

Jointer which sits in the corner and gathers dust.  I just never use it.  Good thing I bought it used so I don't have a ton of money in it.
gMike Woodworking Power Tools 86 25,722 05-12-2020, 08:07 AM
  0 Thread: Wooden Nails
Post: Wooden Nails

My kid, who keeps up with stuff like this, just sent me this link on compressed Beechwood nails that can be shot into wood with a nail gun without pre-drilling.  Supposedly they hold without gluing by...
gMike Woodworking 13 4,478 05-11-2020, 05:31 PM
  0 Thread: Stool height for a workbench
Post: RE: Stool height for a workbench

I bought an adjustable height shop stool (on wheels) from Amazon some years ago.  It works well because I can adjust it according to the task I'm doing.  Sanding is at maximum height while other tasks...
gMike Woodworking 11 3,834 05-10-2020, 06:01 PM
  0 Thread: Just found John Malecki
Post: RE: Just found John Malecki

Looks like this years version of the river table.
gMike Woodworking 15 4,259 05-08-2020, 08:20 AM
  0 Thread: drain clog
Post: RE: drain clog

I spent an hour and a half yesterday fixing a very slow tub drain.  It was odd in that if I plunged the drain it would run fine for a few minutes then slow to almost nothing.  Pulled the trap and (luc...
gMike Home Improvement 18 4,351 05-04-2020, 08:48 AM
  0 Thread: Trim Router
Post: RE: Trim Router

I have the original Bosch Colt and a newer DeWalt trim router.  The DeWalt is head and shoulders better than the Bosch.  The Bosch does not hold bit depth very well even with an aftermarket base.  The...
gMike Woodworking Power Tools 24 5,762 03-28-2020, 10:05 AM
  0 Thread: Saber saw replacement suggestions needed
Post: RE: Saber saw replacement suggestions needed

I have 2 Bosch barrel grip jig saws.  One of them was the first barrel grip Bosch offered for sale (must be close to 20 years old) and it still works quite well.  Just treated my self to a new one wit...
gMike Woodworking Power Tools 23 4,498 03-19-2020, 05:24 PM
  0 Thread: Speaker stands
Post: RE: Speaker stands

Simple but they will do the job.  I like the color and I usually don't like stained wood.  Good job!
gMike Woodworking 1 850 03-08-2020, 04:45 PM
  0 Thread: new festool mobile sawing table
Post: RE: new festool mobile sawing table

(03-04-2020, 08:17 PM)BloomingtonMike Wrote: Pretty sure a ply breakdown table was in the first years of every woodworking magazine lol. Cost a few 2xs on edge. Exactly.  I made mine a number of ye...
gMike Woodworking Power Tools 16 4,422 03-05-2020, 09:34 AM
  0 Thread: Band file belt sander
Post: RE: Band file belt sander

Looked like a handy thing to have so I bought one.  Have yet to use it in the 2 years I have had it.  Since you have identified a purpose for it you probably won't let it sit for too long.
gMike Woodworking Power Tools 12 3,231 02-28-2020, 09:00 AM
  0 Thread: Restore Along
Post: RE: Restore Along

Beautiful job!  I know I have neither the skill or patience to do such work, especially where shellac is concerned.  How many hours do you have in the project?
gMike Woodworking 7 2,174 01-21-2020, 06:44 PM
  0 Thread: Air Filter
Post: RE: Air Filter

I've had the Jet for a year or so.  No problems so far.  Works as advertised and takes a standard sized air filter cartridge.  I run it while in my basement shop and for 2 hours after I shut off the l...
gMike Woodworking 7 2,243 01-08-2020, 01:33 PM
  0 Thread: Tablesaw Blade Choice
Post: RE: Tablesaw Blade Choice

Slightly off topic but, I got a 12" Forrest Chopmaster for my miter saw for Christmas.  Took it out of the cardboard envelope only to find a broken tooth (80 tooth blade now down to 79 teeth).  Looked...
gMike Woodworking Power Tools 23 5,627 12-31-2019, 10:18 AM
  0 Thread: King scroll saw
Post: RE: King scroll saw

How does the DeWalt rate in the scroll saw community?  I bought one for the LOML when she retired a couple years ago and she enjoys it quite a bit but this is her first foray into woodworking so she h...
gMike Woodworking Power Tools 25 8,212 12-30-2019, 02:11 PM
  0 Thread: Inlayind Formica
Post: RE: Inlayind Formica

Jeez, it looks good from here and you are likely to be the only one to see that it's proud.  Drop back and declare victory! :)
gMike Woodworking 36 8,162 12-19-2019, 06:12 PM
  0 Thread: Renovate an old table saw ?sed
Post: RE: Renovate an old table saw ?sed

If it is made by Emerson it's probably a pretty good saw.  My table saw is a 35+ year old Craftsman contractor saw with a Vega Pro fence on it.  I use it virtually everyday and find it to be very accu...
gMike Woodworking 22 6,646 12-19-2019, 10:06 AM
  0 Thread: Butcher block oil wax treatment removal?
Post: RE: Butcher block oil wax treatment removal?

I've tried to remove Howard's with mineral spirits with minimal success.  I scrubbed it with mineral spirits and it lightened a little bit but it takes sanding or scraping to get below the level the o...
gMike Woodworking 9 2,631 12-12-2019, 09:48 AM
  0 Thread: Newer Hand Tools You'd Try, Cost no Object
Post: RE: Newer Hand Tools You'd Try, Cost no Object

A Wayne Anderson plane would do it for me.  I have most everything that I need but it's the "wants" that cost the money.
gMike Woodworking Hand Tools 32 9,899 12-03-2019, 06:36 PM
  0 Thread: Back in the Day
Post: RE: Back in the Day

I quit posting a year ago because of the constant sniping and "know-it-all" attitude of a few people that ruined it for me.  I don't see it getting any better in the recent past.  It's one thing to ha...
gMike Woodworking Hand Tools 56 15,416 12-02-2019, 07:29 PM
  0 Thread: Drill Press Table & Bits question
Post: RE: Drill Press Table & Bits question

(11-24-2019, 09:37 PM)cputnam Wrote: Do you use one?  If so, what features do you find important? From what I can see, they consist of some track for mounting and clamping, a replaceable insert and...
gMike Woodworking Power Tools 6 1,581 11-24-2019, 10:14 PM

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