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  0 Thread: Oscillating Sander
Post: RE: Oscillating Sander

(01-04-2021, 06:05 PM)dg152 Wrote: Are you talking about this one: https://www.homedepot.com/p/RIDGID-Oscil...151?NCNI-5 According to the HD website it's still available.  It's gone up in price sin...
TadMcD Woodworking Power Tools 8 676 01-04-2021, 06:13 PM
  0 Thread: Oscillating Sander
Post: RE: Oscillating Sander

thanks, all. good info/insights. guess i'll go with the jet. appreciate the feedback.
TadMcD Woodworking Power Tools 8 676 01-04-2021, 12:02 PM
  0 Thread: Oscillating Sander
Post: Oscillating Sander

i searched the archives and the interwebs yesterday and read a bunch of stuff about oscillating spindle sanders and the consensus seemed to be that the Rigid EB4424 was the cat's meow. having rec'd re...
TadMcD Woodworking Power Tools 8 676 01-04-2021, 09:42 AM
  0 Thread: remote control wall switch
Post: RE: remote control wall switch

no way to feed 120 to that switch (without some serious fishing/re-wiring inside the wall)...there's no wiring inside the box other than the tiny wires described previously. bummed to hear most of th...
TadMcD Home Improvement 10 1,232 12-20-2020, 06:14 AM
  0 Thread: remote control wall switch
Post: RE: remote control wall switch

i took the cover off the wall switch today and found just a regular, standard 120 wall switch with just two tiny wires attached (nothing attached to the green screw...neutral or ground...i can't keep ...
TadMcD Home Improvement 10 1,232 12-19-2020, 05:40 PM
  0 Thread: remote control wall switch
Post: RE: remote control wall switch

(12-18-2020, 03:18 PM)Splinter Puller Wrote: if it works without power your fireplace must have a pilot light?  if so, its uses a millivolt control for the shut-off solenoid.  These are where the th...
TadMcD Home Improvement 10 1,232 12-18-2020, 09:23 PM
  0 Thread: remote control wall switch
Post: remote control wall switch

i've got a gas fireplace in the living room that works by flipping a wall switch (same as a regular light switch; it works even when i've lost power...some kind of magic going on there that i don't pr...
TadMcD Home Improvement 10 1,232 12-18-2020, 10:29 AM
  0 Thread: Occam's Razor
Post: RE: Occam's Razor

(02-15-2019, 01:36 PM)gboot Wrote: Just to set the record straight it’s a KS , I used to work at the company. i wondered about that... thanks for the correction. i'm glad i didn't play my Kreg gam...
TadMcD Woodworking 12 4,471 02-15-2019, 04:21 PM
  0 Thread: Occam's Razor
Post: RE: Occam's Razor

I did. But that seemed like cheating and lacked a certain panache.
TadMcD Woodworking 12 4,471 02-14-2019, 05:07 PM
  0 Thread: Occam's Razor
Post: Occam's Razor

So, after doing a bunch of online research I was a bit disappointed that I couldn't locate the right set of Goldilocks' pegs for the cribbage board I made; the comments were mixed, "Too big" or "Too s...
TadMcD Woodworking 12 4,471 02-14-2019, 04:43 PM
  0 Thread: no one was more surprised than i
Post: RE: no one was more surprised than i

I sort of cheated and used my own cribbage board as a template. I attached that to the new stock with some two-side tape and then drilled through all the holes with a really good brad-point drill bit ...
TadMcD Woodworking 8 2,972 02-09-2019, 06:03 PM
  0 Thread: no one was more surprised than i
Post: RE: no one was more surprised than i

(02-07-2019, 10:32 PM)shoottmx Wrote: You are kidding about the R,W & Blue paint? Right?  A couple coats of an oil/varnish blend will bring out the grain in the oak. you think krylon is a bette...
TadMcD Woodworking 8 2,972 02-07-2019, 11:14 PM
  0 Thread: no one was more surprised than i
Post: no one was more surprised than i

that this actually worked out. one of my sons and his wife have recently taken up cribbage and their anniversary looms, so i thought i'd try to make something more than kindling and sawdust. astute ...
TadMcD Woodworking 8 2,972 02-07-2019, 10:18 PM
  0 Thread: Laguna 1412 bandsaw/Ceramic Guides
Post: RE: Laguna 1412 bandsaw/Ceramic Guides

A few thoughts: When I got it, the table wasn't level where the opening is (on the right, where you insert/extract the blade). A quick call to Laguna fixed the problem (I was instructed to tighten th...
TadMcD Woodworking Power Tools 19 9,065 02-07-2019, 08:50 AM
  0 Thread: Laguna 1412 bandsaw/Ceramic Guides
Post: RE: Laguna 1412 bandsaw/Ceramic Guides

I've got the same model. I use a business card for the guide behind the blade and a piece of paper for the side guides.
TadMcD Woodworking Power Tools 19 9,065 02-05-2019, 03:20 PM
  0 Thread: New Router Table
Post: RE: New Router Table

Nice work. I just [almost] completed my build of the same cabinet with a lot of modifications to the original plan (still waiting for the rear dust port fittings). Since I had a top (two, actually), ...
TadMcD Woodworking 22 5,683 02-05-2019, 03:13 PM
  0 Thread: wheels
Post: RE: wheels

not sure. same dang bin (well, next to each other). shoulda paid more attention. dang it.
TadMcD Woodworking 3 1,463 01-10-2019, 10:01 PM
  0 Thread: wheels
Post: wheels

Sort of not "woodworking," but related... So I bought some 3" wheels from Lowes for the router cabinet, two locking, two non-locking. When I put them on (locking at opposite corners) the dang thing r...
TadMcD Woodworking 3 1,463 01-10-2019, 07:52 PM
  0 Thread: Drawer Slides
Post: RE: Drawer Slides

I had a "eureka" moment and figured out how to mount the faces to the bit drawers. Also completed the NK-style drawer slides and bottoms. I think I like them (new to me), but we'll see how they work ...
TadMcD Woodworking 22 5,785 01-07-2019, 06:32 PM
  0 Thread: Drawer Slides
Post: RE: Drawer Slides

Hard to describe. The bit "drawers" are actually just 5 5/8" x 19" boards, 3/4". The fronts/faces are only attached at the end[grain] of the boards. Was planning to use Kreg screws or biscuits and gl...
TadMcD Woodworking 22 5,785 01-06-2019, 08:43 PM

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