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  0 Thread: Plans for Shaker Style Standing Desk
Post: RE: Plans for Shaker Style Standing Desk

Fine Woodworking has a shaker style plan by Chris Becksvoort, might have his name spelled slightly incorrectly. Mike
mikefm101 Woodworking 7 576 01-11-2022, 09:35 PM
  0 Thread: Better to roll or spray paint in single room?
Post: RE: Better to roll or spray paint in single room?

Thanks for the feedback.   Sounds like agreement on the roller.  I added an extension handle a few rooms ago and has sped things up.   Roller and brush it is.   Mike
mikefm101 Home Improvement 10 1,146 02-25-2021, 03:50 PM
  0 Thread: Better to roll or spray paint in single room?
Post: Better to roll or spray paint in single room?

For a single room is it logical to use a sprayer to paint, or for a single room is it just easier to roll and brush? Figure  20’ x 20’ room with a second space about 20’ x 15’.  It’s a master bedr...
mikefm101 Home Improvement 10 1,146 02-24-2021, 07:20 PM
  0 Thread: How are you placing your benchtop mortising machine?
Post: RE: How are you placing your benchtop mortising ma...

Thanks all.  Kind of confirms my thoughts.   I have a five-ish foot stretch of wall a narrow shelf can fit on and not block the walk past it.  I’d thought of a narrow torsion box top with a couple ...
mikefm101 Woodworking Power Tools 10 2,578 09-29-2020, 04:31 PM
  0 Thread: How are you placing your benchtop mortising machine?
Post: How are you placing your benchtop mortising machin...

Hi I’m planning a mortising machine buy probably in January.   They are a lot heavier than I expected, especially the Powermatic.   How do you store these or make them accessible?   On a whee...
mikefm101 Woodworking Power Tools 10 2,578 09-28-2020, 12:01 PM
  0 Thread: Anyone used 1-800-GOT-JUNK?
Post: RE: Anyone used 1-800-GOT-JUNK?

It’s Worth asking regular dumpster rental places. Some around here have clean out crews. Their web sites should indicate if they have the service. They will have before and after photos to mark...
mikefm101 Home Improvement 25 5,109 09-24-2020, 01:12 PM
  0 Thread: for table top glue-ups: what glue do you use?
Post: RE: for table top glue-ups: what glue do you use?

The only time I’ve ever had joints fail is when I used polyurethane gorilla glue. White oak outdoor seating. Mortise and tenon joints were loose and a decorative part of the back fell off. I th...
mikefm101 Woodworking 27 5,098 09-23-2020, 06:48 AM
  0 Thread: Interior wall finish?
Post: RE: Interior wall finish?

My shop walls are painted drywall no texture and I still get dust stuck to it. I concur with others: skip the texture. White paint too. Trim work is mostly pine 1x2’s I put polyurethane on
mikefm101 Woodworking 12 1,830 09-23-2020, 06:41 AM
  0 Thread: Which chuck for new bowl turner?
Post: RE: Which chuck for new bowl turner?

Hi all, Thanks for the insights. I ended up ordering a Nova G3 Comet kit from Rockler. They were having a sale on it, plus on line orders weren’t charging sales tax for the tax free weekend h...
mikefm101 Woodturning 10 2,694 08-30-2020, 08:51 AM
  0 Thread: Which chuck for new bowl turner?
Post: Which chuck for new bowl turner?

Hi Planning to turn bowls for the first time but confused over the choices for chucks. Any guidance on what I should purchase? 12” diameter and smaller bowls turned on a Jet 1236 lathe with a...
mikefm101 Woodturning 10 2,694 08-28-2020, 01:17 PM
  0 Thread: Tenon jig, build or buy
Post: RE: Tenon jig, build or buy

I received a Delta jig as a gift years ago I don’t use it all the time but when I do I like the fine adjustments knob. More accurate than tapping the rip fence. I’m using it again in about...
mikefm101 Woodworking 24 5,276 08-26-2020, 03:15 PM
  0 Thread: Cutoff Storage
Post: RE: Cutoff Storage

I have wall storage for lumber so it sits horizontally. The top “shelves “ are just metaL conduit the rough sawn lumber lays on. The bottom tier I laid a piece of ply across, then added two o...
mikefm101 Woodworking 8 2,430 07-28-2020, 08:07 PM
  0 Thread: nail down hardwood floor install
Post: RE: nail down hardwood floor install

We had a contractor lay t&g oak over a ply subfloor a few years ago.  No paper or felt. It squeaked for about a month and hasn’t since.   I did the upstairs hallway and kid’s bedrooms myself last y...
mikefm101 Home Improvement 11 2,965 07-26-2020, 04:05 PM
  0 Thread: Water puddling under running sprinkler head
Post: Water puddling under running sprinkler head

Hi I have several Hunter PGP heads that the ground around them is dry, but when the sprinkler runs there is an awful lot of water puddles around the head. Maybe an inch deep and five inches ac...
mikefm101 Home Improvement 2 1,112 06-22-2020, 07:58 PM
  0 Thread: How do you get under your riding lawnmower?
Post: RE: How do you get under your riding lawnmower?

Thanks everyone. I did not even know a mower lift existed. I’ll try dropping the deck first only because I’m trying to avoid having more stuff I only use occasionally. Dropping the deck seems int...
mikefm101 Home Improvement 31 7,937 06-08-2020, 02:47 PM
  0 Thread: How do you get under your riding lawnmower?
Post: How do you get under your riding lawnmower?

Hi I’ve got a Husqvarna mower with a 48” span. While removing all three blades this morning I was wondering how to get easy access underneath. Car ramps seem too short and steep. I t...
mikefm101 Home Improvement 31 7,937 06-06-2020, 04:05 PM
  0 Thread: Laguna ResawKing 1/2" vs. 3/4"?
Post: RE: Laguna ResawKing 1/2" vs. 3/4"?

Hi I have a Laguna 14 SE so older than yours. I use a 3/4” resaw blade with no problem. I think it’s a wood slicer from Highland. Bought it years ago. As an aside, Not sure if they stil...
mikefm101 Woodworking Power Tools 11 4,034 04-24-2020, 12:32 PM
  0 Thread: Facemasks from old HF dust collector bags
Post: RE: Facemasks from old HF dust collector bags

My wife has made about 120 masks so far. Nursing homes have taken a lot. So did a radiologist down the street who took them to the hospital she works for. Common practice In the hospital is ...
mikefm101 Woodworking 17 5,992 04-18-2020, 11:41 AM
  0 Thread: Saber saw replacement suggestions needed
Post: RE: Saber saw replacement suggestions needed

I recall even Norm Abraham’s using a Bosch jigsaw back in the day of Porter Cable sponsorship of NYW.   Mike
mikefm101 Woodworking Power Tools 23 6,249 03-21-2020, 11:32 AM
  0 Thread: Mortise Jig for Router
Post: RE: Mortise Jig for Router

sroxberg Wrote: (03-16-2020, 06:46 PM) -- I want to assemble some 2x4 frames with loose tenons and will need to cut some 1/2 wide by about 1 1/2" deep mortises. Some on the ends of 2x4's and some ...
mikefm101 Woodworking 10 3,671 03-21-2020, 11:25 AM

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