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  0 Thread: Unique design challenge
Post: RE: Unique design challenge

if you have a lathe you could turn something. Make a mold or a container add casting resin, sticks and whatever else the kids want to put in and let your imagination run. Al
Allen Woodworking 11 627 01-02-2023, 08:08 PM
  0 Thread: Penn State Industries
Post: RE: Penn State Industries

Bob10 Wrote: (10-07-2022, 05:38 PM) -- anyone else get an email trying to sell pot pipes?  I unsubscribed from their email. -- Not an e-mail but they have been carrying them in their catalog for aw...
Allen Woodturning 6 719 10-07-2022, 07:23 PM
  0 Thread: Anyone watch "The House That Norm Built" on PBS last night??
Post: RE: Anyone watch "The House That Norm Built" on PB...

Yup. I have watched him for years and have a few of his books. I think he probably influenced more people to get into woodworking than anyone else. I wish him a long life and a happy retirement. Al
Allen Woodworking 15 1,665 10-04-2022, 07:09 PM
  0 Thread: Dado blade
Post: RE: Dado blade

I had one many years ago. I used it in a radial arm saw before I had a table saw. I worked well enough but was a little scary to watch the first few times I used it. Al
Allen Woodworking Power Tools 6 635 06-10-2022, 07:05 PM
  0 Thread: End Table
Post: RE: End Table

Very nice work! Looks great. Al
Allen Woodworking 4 977 04-04-2022, 07:29 PM
  0 Thread: What would you do differently if you were setting up your shop?
Post: RE: What would you do differently if you were sett...

No Drywall, use OSB or Plywood. Heat and A/C if you are going to spend a lot of time in it. Maybe a dedicated area with ventilation for spraying finish. Al
Allen Woodworking 21 2,393 03-14-2022, 08:21 PM
  0 Thread: Cutting out the alphabet
Post: RE: Cutting out the alphabet

ed kerns Wrote: (09-29-2021, 06:54 PM) -- I have an up-coming project in which I will need to cut out several large letters (about 30" H). I will probably use 1/2" MDF or MDO for the letters themselv...
Allen Woodworking 18 2,418 09-29-2021, 07:42 PM
  0 Thread: Flower box
Post: RE: Flower box

I would make brackets that would allow the boxes to hang on the outside of the railing so water could drain to the ground and not on the deck. A hard rain could scatter dirt from the boxes onto the de...
Allen Home Improvement 6 1,889 08-18-2021, 06:52 PM
  0 Thread: Peg Board or Alternative
Post: RE: Peg Board or Alternative

You might get a little tear out but how often are you going to be moving the pegs around? You only need a drop to hold the peg in place, your not trying to do a glue up that needs a lot of strength.  ...
Allen Woodworking 25 4,411 07-12-2021, 08:27 PM
  0 Thread: Peg Board or Alternative
Post: RE: Peg Board or Alternative

Put a dab of hot melt glue on your hooks when you insert them in the peg board. It will hold the hooks in place but you can still remove them if you waht to. Al
Allen Woodworking 25 4,411 06-23-2021, 08:14 PM
  0 Thread: Gasket question
Post: RE: Gasket question

Rubber washers such as you use to seal the bolts that hold a toilet tank to the bowl. I figure if it will keep the water in the tank from leaking out it should do for a little splash/rain water protec...
Allen Home Improvement 9 1,387 04-16-2021, 11:13 AM
  0 Thread: Snow blower wheel problem
Post: RE: Snow blower wheel problem

Have you checked your manual for an exploded view to see what you actually have? If no manual you can probably go online and find a view of it. It should show you what that part actually looks like an...
Allen Home Improvement 11 2,281 02-07-2021, 08:36 PM
  0 Thread: A Few More Silver Maple Burl Bowls
Post: RE: A Few More Silver Maple Burl Bowls

Those are really, really nice! Al
Allen Woodturning 13 2,818 12-31-2020, 08:13 PM
  0 Thread: Where's the wood?
Post: RE: Where's the wood?

Went to two Menards and one Lowes yesterday, not a single pressured treated 4x4 at any of them.  Al
Allen Home Improvement 21 5,289 07-19-2020, 07:58 PM
  0 Thread: I must be getting old
Post: RE: I must be getting old

Yeah, what happened to those days when we could throw bales of hay all day long. Have contests as to who could throw a bale the highest to top off the wagon , go party half the night and then get up w...
Allen Woodworking 24 8,387 05-19-2020, 07:47 PM
  0 Thread: toilet hose replacement
Post: RE: toilet hose replacement

I don't change out the hose unless something appears to be wrong with it. They only cost a few bucks so if it gives you peace of mind that you have a new hose on it then by all means replace it. Al
Allen Home Improvement 11 4,460 05-05-2020, 10:57 AM
  0 Thread: New door wont stay shut
Post: RE: New door wont stay shut

I would call the guy that installed it back and have him fix it at his cost. Al
Allen Home Improvement 23 7,852 02-22-2020, 02:18 PM
  0 Thread: vinyl siding/nuke green stuff
Post: RE: vinyl siding/nuke green stuff

Another vote for wet and forget. Works for me. Al
Allen Home Improvement 9 3,208 02-11-2020, 07:12 PM
  0 Thread: Tool cases vs freeing up shop space
Post: RE: Tool cases vs freeing up shop space

I keep mine to stow the tool in with all the attachments, paperwork and so forth. They all stack in a row on a couple of shelves. I never have to search for the wrench or chuck key to change out a bit...
Allen Woodworking Power Tools 27 8,113 02-03-2020, 09:35 PM
  0 Thread: Woodsmith Coasters...
Post: RE: Woodsmith Coasters...

Looks good to me. Is that a David R Ray coffee cup I see? Shared pier space with her in San Diego and Long Beach. Al
Allen Woodworking 11 4,094 12-18-2019, 12:33 PM

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