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  0 Thread: Which benchtop router table?
Post: RE: Which benchtop router table?

pprobus Wrote: (01-05-2023, 07:28 AM) -- I bought the Bosch RA1171 many years ago and would recommend it for a store bought, benchtop RT. -- I have that one.  It has a lot of nice features for the ...
Bill Wilson Woodworking Power Tools 10 664 01-06-2023, 11:48 AM
  0 Thread: Electric brad nailer
Post: RE: Electric brad nailer

I was looking for the same thing several years ago and abandoned the idea when no candidates were to be found.  I've since added several pneumatic nailers to my shop tool inventory and I believe I'm f...
Bill Wilson Woodworking Power Tools 8 732 12-06-2022, 11:51 AM
  0 Thread: What will happen to your tools when you die?
Post: RE: What will happen to your tools when you die?

Hoping that by the time it's my "time", one of my grandsons will have developed in interest and would be happy to inherit the whole shebang.  Barring that, it will likely be auctioned or otherwise sol...
Bill Wilson Woodworking 19 1,603 11-07-2022, 09:40 AM
  0 Thread: Resurrecting my Dad's old Craftsman table saw
Post: RE: Resurrecting my Dad's old Craftsman table saw

Tapper Wrote: (11-02-2022, 06:41 PM) -- ? -- You know, I had to read that twice to see that I wrote it backwards.  My blade is to the left of my fence.  Hopefully that is a little clearer.  Sorry f...
Bill Wilson Woodworking Power Tools 12 899 11-04-2022, 08:14 AM
  0 Thread: Resurrecting my Dad's old Craftsman table saw
Post: RE: Resurrecting my Dad's old Craftsman table saw

Tapper Wrote: (11-01-2022, 09:14 PM) -- Just for clarification, have you changed your mind? Doug -- No.  Still left handed and still have the fence to the right of the blade.  It's just it occur...
Bill Wilson Woodworking Power Tools 12 899 11-02-2022, 02:26 PM
  0 Thread: trying to buy a car battery at Walmart
Post: RE: trying to buy a car battery at Walmart

KC Wrote: (11-01-2022, 06:41 AM) -- They just finished a major remodel of the local WalMart.  It appears they came up with some space for a 'roomier' feel by discontinuing quite a bit of product. -- ...
Bill Wilson Home Improvement 25 1,414 11-01-2022, 09:17 AM
  0 Thread: Resurrecting my Dad's old Craftsman table saw
Post: RE: Resurrecting my Dad's old Craftsman table saw

Would it be fair to say that the direction the blade tilts has more to do with which side the fence is on than what hand the user is?  My saw tilts left, so it seems natural to have the fence and the ...
Bill Wilson Woodworking Power Tools 12 899 11-01-2022, 07:07 AM
  0 Thread: Resurrecting my Dad's old Craftsman table saw
Post: RE: Resurrecting my Dad's old Craftsman table saw

Good luck with the restoration. I'm left handed, but I think I use my saw in what most would consider the traditional, right handed configuration, with the blade to the right of the fence..  Mainly...
Bill Wilson Woodworking Power Tools 12 899 10-31-2022, 01:49 PM
  0 Thread: Cutting Brass
Post: RE: Cutting Brass

iclark Wrote: (10-25-2022, 11:50 PM) -- or, it could be a good time to add a scroll saw to the shop. Using some of that brass for Christmas tree ornaments on the scroll saw could bring joy to your...
Bill Wilson Woodworking Power Tools 21 1,393 10-27-2022, 08:21 AM
  0 Thread: Anyone watch "The House That Norm Built" on PBS last night??
Post: RE: Anyone watch "The House That Norm Built" on PB...

Missed most of it, but caught the last 20 minutes.  I enjoyed it and wish I had been able to watch the whole thing.  I hope PBS puts that one in regular repeat rotation.  I think Norm was genuinely mo...
Bill Wilson Woodworking 15 1,644 10-05-2022, 07:13 AM
  0 Thread: Craft table
Post: RE: Craft table

Willyou Wrote: (09-27-2022, 09:29 AM) -- Probably one of the polyurethane products; especially one made for floors, would be the most durable of the film finishes. If I was doing it, I would consider...
Bill Wilson Finishing 4 332 09-27-2022, 10:44 AM
  0 Thread: On the top, bottom, or side? - freezers that is
Post: RE: On the top, bottom, or side? - freezers that i...

We've always had a conventional top freezer style fridge.  I never cared for the bottom freezers.  Seems stuff you want is always buried on the bottom and you practically have to stand on your head to...
Bill Wilson Home Improvement 42 1,649 09-27-2022, 09:01 AM
  0 Thread: Still using your corded tools if you have the same cordless one?
Post: RE: Still using your corded tools if you have the ...

I have most of the power tools I ever expect to need.  Most of them are corded.  I do have a couple cordless drills and an impact driver, but I don't see myself going any deeper into cordless shop too...
Bill Wilson Woodworking Power Tools 40 2,218 09-26-2022, 10:16 AM
  0 Thread: Selling your wares
Post: RE: Selling your wares

The attached link is to a section of a popular scroll sawing forum, that deals with the business of selling.  I realize that you aren't selling scroll sawn items, but some of the principles, ideas, di...
Bill Wilson Woodworking 15 1,482 08-05-2022, 01:30 PM
  0 Thread: wood filler
Post: RE: wood filler

Cabinet Monkey Wrote: (07-27-2022, 07:30 AM) -- Timbermate is my go to. -- ^^^^ This  :yes: Significantly better than any of the "off the shelf" stuff you find at the Big Box.
Bill Wilson Woodworking 9 768 07-29-2022, 09:00 AM
  0 Thread: battery screwdrivers
Post: RE: battery screwdrivers

janus frey Wrote: (06-29-2022, 04:51 PM) -- Thank you. We did a little background and ordered one of those this afternoon to test out. DCF682. The concept seems fabulous. -- They are really cool.  ...
Bill Wilson Woodworking Power Tools 9 877 06-30-2022, 08:09 AM
  0 Thread: Substitute for Cypfress for Garden Bench
Post: RE: Substitute for Cypfress for Garden Bench

Sassafras is supposed to hold up pretty well outside.  It's also pretty light weight, if that is a consideration.  It's fairly soft and may not readily available in some areas. I made a gate for my...
Bill Wilson Woodworking 23 1,879 06-02-2022, 12:54 PM
  0 Thread: zero turn lawnmower for hills?
Post: RE: zero turn lawnmower for hills?

I don't know anything about the Cub, but your post title asks about ZTR mowers and hills.  I have a little seat time on a ZTR and will say that mowing across slopes can be an adventure.  Directly up a...
Bill Wilson Home Improvement 13 1,039 05-26-2022, 02:01 PM
  0 Thread: cordless chainsaw
Post: RE: cordless chainsaw

thewalnutguy Wrote: (03-11-2022, 08:15 PM) -- I've got the Oregon cordless pole saw that I use for pruning branches on rows of walnut trees. Branches are 3" diameter and smaller for the most part. I'...
Bill Wilson Woodworking Power Tools 18 7,578 03-13-2022, 01:48 PM
  0 Thread: What to pour oil poly into for wiping?
Post: RE: What to pour oil poly into for wiping?

I've used all sorts of scavenged plastic containers and never had a problem with any of them not holding up to MS.
Bill Wilson Finishing 7 1,016 03-02-2022, 02:01 PM

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