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  0 Thread: Laminated plywood shelves
Post: RE: Laminated plywood shelves

In a former life, I've had 48" x 12" shelves made out of 3/4 MDF but with an 1 1/4" tall strip of actual wood on the front & back. Wasn't loaded down with books, but it didn't sag. Now if the home...
DieselDennis Woodworking 15 1,284 11-28-2023, 03:30 PM
  0 Thread: Construction screws
Post: RE: Construction screws

Put a pack of torx drivers on your Christmas list. T20 & T25 will catch most, but get a T15, T30 & T40 just to be sure. Thank us later. And welcome to the 21st century.
DieselDennis Home Improvement 17 1,410 11-10-2023, 12:54 PM
  0 Thread: Construction screws
Post: RE: Construction screws

I use Grip Rite screws. They sell them at HD, but I buy them by the pound at my local lumberyard for cheaper. Haven't had one I couldn't drive or that popped the head off yet. Oh yeah, and they'r...
DieselDennis Home Improvement 17 1,410 10-30-2023, 12:10 PM
  0 Thread: Dealing with a cupped top?
Post: RE: Dealing with a cupped top?

Willyou Wrote: (08-30-2023, 10:54 PM) -- Not say'n your wrong. But, considering the alternatives, I think I would try it; especially since he said that ripping and re-gluing is not an alternative. He...
DieselDennis Woodworking 17 1,356 08-31-2023, 12:19 PM
  0 Thread: Bench Grinder
Post: RE: Bench Grinder

Baldor is so benchtop. Cincinnati for the win.  The tool & cutter grinder. https://cinmac.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/No2.jpg
DieselDennis Woodworking Power Tools 28 975 08-18-2023, 11:34 AM
  0 Thread: Porter Cable 314
Post: RE: Porter Cable 314

Bob Vaughan Wrote: (08-14-2023, 01:00 PM) -- That's a pretty common switch.  It may be that a well stocked Ace Hardware may have a replacement.  You're right, the bigger double pole switches are too ...
DieselDennis Woodworking Power Tools 16 1,565 08-15-2023, 12:38 PM
  0 Thread: 4H Project- Waterfall Bookcase
Post: RE: 4H Project- Waterfall Bookcase

I thought I was the only one to use saw guides as clamps. Great project and great son.
DieselDennis Woodworking 14 1,163 07-20-2023, 01:09 PM
  0 Thread: Slope between properties
Post: RE: Slope between properties

Was there no "slope" before the "regrading"? What was it like before the work? Where I live, he could do what he wants on his side of the line.
DieselDennis Home Improvement 12 1,226 07-17-2023, 12:00 PM
  0 Thread: Securing handrail to concrete stairs question.
Post: RE: Securing handrail to concrete stairs question.

I'd have to say that epoxy, done correctly, would be "better". Now the wedge anchors would probably suffice.
DieselDennis Home Improvement 11 802 07-17-2023, 11:57 AM
  0 Thread: How do I square one end of this blank?
Post: RE: How do I square one end of this blank?

Joint one side flat.  Now plane the opposite side so you have two parallel sides. Put one machined side against the fence on the PM66.  Raise the blade up to just over halfway ( 3" ? ) and make a p...
DieselDennis Woodworking Power Tools 22 1,929 06-19-2023, 12:17 PM
  0 Thread: 4-1/2" length, 1/2" diameter upcut bit source?
Post: RE: 4-1/2" length, 1/2" diameter upcut bit source?

How does this piece get from your place to theirs once you're finished?
DieselDennis Woodworking Power Tools 19 1,316 06-14-2023, 12:02 PM
  0 Thread: My Window Pane is Stressing Out!
Post: RE: My Window Pane is Stressing Out!

Snipe Hunter Wrote: (04-26-2023, 10:10 AM) -- Any visible movement around the window frames? Cracking in the plaster/drywall? How old are those things? -- From the OP "These are original, 100 y...
DieselDennis Home Improvement 11 1,311 04-26-2023, 11:50 AM
  0 Thread: Will Cypress Withstand Ground Contact?
Post: RE: Will Cypress Withstand Ground Contact?

Still haven't decided. Still a little cool here to get me very excited about gardening. I'm cruising marketplace hoping a cheap option shows itself. Had a line on some used treated 2 x 8 x 10 b...
DieselDennis Woodworking 25 2,626 04-21-2023, 11:28 AM
  0 Thread: Will Cypress Withstand Ground Contact?
Post: RE: Will Cypress Withstand Ground Contact?

iclark Wrote: (04-12-2023, 09:40 PM) -- There have been several threads looking for a source of cypress. Where is that mill, please? -- It's this place  www.eheartwood.com They make a killing se...
DieselDennis Woodworking 25 2,626 04-14-2023, 12:33 PM
  0 Thread: Will Cypress Withstand Ground Contact?
Post: Will Cypress Withstand Ground Contact?

Wanting to do some borders in the garden.   Currently have the landscape timbers that sell for $3 ea at the BORG.  Not impressed with the longevity.  Knew that at the beginning, but they were cheap...
DieselDennis Woodworking 25 2,626 04-12-2023, 11:56 AM
  0 Thread: ice cube discharge in refrig freezer door
Post: RE: ice cube discharge in refrig freezer door

Agree with Roly. Ice is likely frozen. Whoda thunk it? Is your ice bucket in the door or one of the freezer shelves? Take all the ice out of the "bucket". Put the bucket back in. Press the b...
DieselDennis Home Improvement 8 1,109 03-16-2023, 12:06 PM
  0 Thread: Waterproof engineered hardwood flooring experience?
Post: RE: Waterproof engineered hardwood flooring experi...

Take a strong look at vinyl plank.
DieselDennis Home Improvement 11 1,149 02-27-2023, 12:41 PM
  0 Thread: Pope Benedict Casket
Post: RE: Pope Benedict Casket

Stwood_ Wrote: (01-10-2023, 06:59 PM) -- 3 compartments. It must be heavy -- I was wondering why they had so many pallbearers.  Now I know.  No wonder they carry it up on their shoulders.
DieselDennis Woodworking 8 1,569 01-13-2023, 01:19 PM
  0 Thread: Need ideas on storing our spices
Post: RE: Need ideas on storing our spices

I'd go with you original plan of adding a drawer to hold the spice bottles laying down.  But I think you'll need two drawers to get all your spices stored.   Things to consider: Make the drawer...
DieselDennis Woodworking 16 2,025 01-13-2023, 01:16 PM
  0 Thread: Bandsaw blade advice
Post: RE: Bandsaw blade advice

med-one Wrote: (11-23-2022, 10:11 AM) -- Get a 3 tpi 3/4" blade and you will be in good shape. -- +1   Crank that tension knob as tight as you can and watch your fingers.
DieselDennis Woodworking Power Tools 12 1,437 11-23-2022, 12:34 PM

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