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  0 Thread: Need to make a basic router table for a PC 690
Post: RE: Need to make a basic router table for a PC 690

I liked the router tables we used at Palomar College.  The tops were hinged in the back so you could lift the front of the table up (like a car hood) and there was a stick to keep it propped up while ...
atgcpaul Woodworking Power Tools 12 1,042 11-16-2022, 07:59 PM
  0 Thread: Need a new cordless drill...recommendations?
Post: RE: Need a new cordless drill...recommendations?

I had a Makita which I liked but then sold before a move.  When I moved back, I went all in on Ridgid for the warranty and good reviews.  I haven't used my drill as much as the impact driver.  The dri...
atgcpaul Woodworking Power Tools 33 2,284 11-15-2022, 12:44 PM
  0 Thread: Locktite PL Clamp Time
Post: RE: Locktite PL Clamp Time

Just curious (because my flooring project is stalled at the stairs). What's your flooring material at the top/bottom of the stairs? Hardwood or something else? Is the top tread being capped, and if...
atgcpaul Home Improvement 13 883 11-08-2022, 06:16 AM
  0 Thread: Metal roof on lean-to shed
Post: Metal roof on lean-to shed

I'm almost ready to put on the screw down metal roof panels on my lean-to shed, but I can't seem to find information on what to do at the peak (is it called the peak or maybe ridge?). What kind of me...
atgcpaul Home Improvement 2 349 11-07-2022, 09:06 AM
  0 Thread: Should I Joint or just Plane?
Post: RE: Should I Joint or just Plane?

FS7 Wrote: (11-02-2022, 03:52 PM) -- I know that "proper" technique is to face joint as part of the flattening process, but I almost never do that. For panels and wider board glue-ups I rarely do any...
atgcpaul Woodworking 17 1,132 11-03-2022, 12:13 PM
  0 Thread: Tusked Trestle Table Design?
Post: RE: Tusked Trestle Table Design?

I'd bridge the two legs on top with a black metal plate. Then route a corresponding channel on the underside of the top to recess the plate. Place a few threaded inserts in that channel lined up wit...
atgcpaul Woodworking 12 974 10-27-2022, 12:19 PM
  0 Thread: Show Me Your Slab Bench
Post: RE: Show Me Your Slab Bench

MarkSLSmith Wrote: (10-25-2022, 04:25 PM) -- Thanks.  It helps me a lot to see a finished product. For example, yours looks much better than the woodcraft picture; their's looks too heavy in the b...
atgcpaul Woodworking 4 587 10-25-2022, 07:47 PM
  0 Thread: Show Me Your Slab Bench
Post: RE: Show Me Your Slab Bench

Here's one I did.  Cherry slab with a walnut base (before the finish went on)  I don't have a better picture of it right now. I used these plans for the base. https://www.woodsmithplans.com/plan...
atgcpaul Woodworking 4 587 10-25-2022, 06:57 AM
  0 Thread: Installing used windows for a shed
Post: RE: Installing used windows for a shed

Snipe Hunter Wrote: (10-22-2022, 08:48 PM) -- I'd flash (you call it membrane) the openings and then trim out around the windows with 1x4 or 1x6 vinyl board (whatever covers your flashing). The 1x sh...
atgcpaul Home Improvement 6 531 10-24-2022, 06:21 PM
  0 Thread: Installing used windows for a shed
Post: Installing used windows for a shed

I bought 2 used vinyl replacement windows for my shed. There's no nailing flange, just holes in the side to screw into the framing. I'm not going to dress up the interior so I plan to just sit the w...
atgcpaul Home Improvement 6 531 10-22-2022, 07:05 AM
  0 Thread: A Wood Gear Clock
Post: RE: A Wood Gear Clock

That looks so good.  I am really impressed with the sharp details that your CNC can cut.  There are some "perpetual" motion CNC artworks that I've seen, too, that look very nice.  I think it was a PBS...
atgcpaul Woodworking 11 1,015 10-18-2022, 10:56 AM
  0 Thread: 10x14 shed
Post: 10x14 shed

I can build a
atgcpaul Woodworking 2 590 10-14-2022, 10:37 AM
  0 Thread: Do Natural Gas Furnaces Need Yearly Maintenance?
Post: RE: Do Natural Gas Furnaces Need Yearly Maintenanc...

What's a reasonable price for a furnace checkup?
atgcpaul Home Improvement 20 1,239 10-04-2022, 07:07 PM
  0 Thread: Trailer for lumber runs?
Post: RE: Trailer for lumber runs?

While not as convenient as owning your own trailer, you can rent a U-Haul 5x8 trailer for less than $20 for 6 hours. Depending on how often you plan on hauling anything, this might be the most econ...
atgcpaul Woodworking 28 1,697 10-03-2022, 11:57 AM
  0 Thread: May I cut away this barrier?
Post: RE: May I cut away this barrier?

PossumDog Wrote: (09-26-2022, 07:49 PM) -- Does it line up with anything underneath or is it the edge of some structure envelope? -- It's a manufactured house so this partition is between the garag...
atgcpaul Home Improvement 7 562 09-26-2022, 07:58 PM
  0 Thread: May I cut away this barrier?
Post: May I cut away this barrier?

I'm going to need to take many trips to the attic for my remodel.  I have to climb through the hatch in my garage and then squeeze through this opening to get to the attic over the remodel site.  It's...
atgcpaul Home Improvement 7 562 09-26-2022, 05:56 PM
  0 Thread: Still using your corded tools if you have the same cordless one?
Post: Still using your corded tools if you have the same...

I bought a pretty nice set of cordless Ridgid tools.  Now I'm wondering when I'll ever reach for their corded version over cordless.  This Sunday we lost power for almost 4 hours as I was doing some d...
atgcpaul Woodworking Power Tools 40 2,234 09-21-2022, 10:52 AM
  0 Thread: Wood question for the Texans
Post: Wood question for the Texans

My wife just buried her father (he passed away last October) in a military funeral and has his folded flag in her luggage. He was a Texan through and through and grew up north of Dallas before moving...
atgcpaul Woodworking 7 675 09-19-2022, 02:03 PM
  0 Thread: DIY water softener resin bed service?
Post: RE: DIY water softener resin bed service?

Snipe Hunter Wrote: (09-18-2022, 07:32 AM) -- Take some pictures of you valve head, your tank and the associated plumbing behind the tank. If you intended to replace spent calcite yourself, put the t...
atgcpaul Home Improvement 13 769 09-18-2022, 08:25 PM
  0 Thread: Framing inspection
Post: RE: Framing inspection

Snipe Hunter Wrote: (09-18-2022, 06:58 AM) -- The inspector has to be able to see all "new work". -- I learned pretty quickly this weekend that I'm not skilled enough to do what I was proposing.  I...
atgcpaul Home Improvement 12 941 09-18-2022, 08:11 PM

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