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  0 Thread: DeWalt's scary recall on chainsaw
Post: DeWalt's scary recall on chainsaw

DeWalt is recalling their electric chainsaw.  Apparently, it can start to run even when the switch is in the "off" position.  Intimidating. Scary. In any case, if you have one, stop using it...
Cooler Home Improvement 2 491 01-27-2022, 09:18 AM
  0 Thread: Need help figuring out how to cut V shaped notches.
Post: RE: Need help figuring out how to cut V shaped not...

If you have a 1/4" shaft router, the bits are fairly cheap--even from Whiteside. But the 1/2" shaft bits start to cost significantly more.  As I recall the 1/4" shaft was under $20.00 and the 1...
Cooler Woodworking 4 476 01-26-2022, 04:22 PM
  0 Thread: curio cabinet moldings
Post: RE: curio cabinet moldings

A quick google search under "laser cutting wood for sale" found me several.  This guy is in Rhode Island:  https://www.zowaqa.com/products/moroccan-decorative-laser-cut-craft-wood-work-border-pane...
Cooler Woodworking 5 391 01-25-2022, 04:11 PM
  0 Thread: What glue for joinery?
Post: RE: What glue for joinery?

Tite bond III is an excellent adhesive with a fairly long open time and for complicated joints a good choice.  End grain will absorb a lot of glue.  I paint a thin layer on both edges and give it ...
Cooler Woodworking 12 916 01-24-2022, 04:05 PM
  0 Thread: High Heat Adhesive?
Post: RE: High Heat Adhesive?

Can you drill out the existing hole and use concrete to hold the bolt in place? Most organic adhesives fail above 200 degrees and the inorganic above 300 degrees.  Solder can be had to melt at 900...
Cooler Home Improvement 11 573 01-24-2022, 03:58 PM
  0 Thread: Piano Shell Design and Construction - Need Help
Post: RE: Piano Shell Design and Construction - Need Hel...

I googled "electronic keyboard stand plans".  Lots of offerings. https://www.google.com/search?q=+electronic+keyboard+stand+plans&tbm=isch&ved=2ahUKEwiy-KvW6sr1AhWjsnIEHeO9DC0Q2-cCegQIABAA&oq=+elec...
Cooler Woodworking 5 399 01-24-2022, 11:45 AM
  0 Thread: Living without a Miter Saw? Festool table instead?
Post: RE: Living without a Miter Saw? Festool table inst...

You can rip on a radial arm saw.  I have never tried it.  I've heard that it is not a particularly safe operation. The big safety problem with RAS is loose bearings that allow very smooth operation...
Cooler Woodworking Power Tools 32 1,956 01-21-2022, 02:48 PM
  0 Thread: Cutting formica
Post: RE: Cutting formica

Just note that very often these drywall blades are made from spring steel.  If you heat it to close to 500 degrees you can end up with a very soft blade as it will start to become annealed.  I...
Cooler Home Improvement 17 962 01-21-2022, 02:39 PM
  0 Thread: Cutting formica
Post: RE: Cutting formica

I've read that silicone sealants can withstand heat up to about 200 degrees F.  So could you use a heat gun to heat up a 5" wide drywall joint knife and slip it between the wall and the backsplash...
Cooler Home Improvement 17 962 01-21-2022, 08:57 AM
  0 Thread: Cutting formica
Post: RE: Cutting formica

Roly Wrote: (01-20-2022, 12:53 PM) -- Are you sure it is not connected to the countertop, most were.  They were a separate piece that was screwed to the countertop.  Roly -- It might.  I will find ...
Cooler Home Improvement 17 962 01-20-2022, 01:01 PM
  0 Thread: Living without a Miter Saw? Festool table instead?
Post: RE: Living without a Miter Saw? Festool table inst...

I agree that the DeWalt is likely a superior saw, but you are not going to get one for $50 or $75 like a Craftsman.  However, the Delta Saw was the one Norm Abrams used and it is the larger versio...
Cooler Woodworking Power Tools 32 1,956 01-20-2022, 12:23 PM
  0 Thread: Cutting formica
Post: RE: Cutting formica

crokett™ Wrote: (01-20-2022, 11:48 AM) -- If I really wanted to save the backsplash I would pull the entire length, repair the wall as necessary and then put it back.    Most formica counters I've...
Cooler Home Improvement 17 962 01-20-2022, 12:18 PM
  0 Thread: Living without a Miter Saw? Festool table instead?
Post: RE: Living without a Miter Saw? Festool table inst...

I bought a nearly-unused Craftsman radial arm saw from a neighbor 22 years ago for $100.00.  These are still around and are going to be cheaper today.  Mine accepts dado blades as well as cross-cut bl...
Cooler Woodworking Power Tools 32 1,956 01-20-2022, 11:22 AM
  0 Thread: Cutting formica
Post: RE: Cutting formica

Or replace it with a single line of subway tile.
Cooler Home Improvement 17 962 01-20-2022, 10:52 AM
  0 Thread: Drilling a hole in the center of a board
Post: RE: Drilling a hole in the center of a board

Make an 'X' by drawing two lines connecting the diagonal corners.  Where they intersect in the middle will be the exact center of the board. https://qph.fs.quoracdn.net/main-qimg-70c1f6cc895dbd5160...
Cooler Woodworking 9 827 01-20-2022, 08:25 AM
  0 Thread: Cutting formica
Post: RE: Cutting formica

I would use an oscillating saw.  I think it will be easier to maintain a straight line.  Any roughness can be addressed by gluing sandpaper to the flat surface of an oscillating blade and dressing the...
Cooler Home Improvement 17 962 01-20-2022, 08:20 AM
  0 Thread: Living without a Miter Saw? Festool table instead?
Post: RE: Living without a Miter Saw? Festool table inst...

I use a track saw for sheet goods.  Cleaner cuts and handier to carry pieces.  Also, safer to cut than handling 4' x 8' sheets. But it sucks at cutting narrow stock or small pieces.  A table saw is...
Cooler Woodworking Power Tools 32 1,956 01-19-2022, 12:17 PM
  0 Thread: Living without a Miter Saw? Festool table instead?
Post: RE: Living without a Miter Saw? Festool table inst...

The Mafell Erika replaces the table saw and miter saw.  If I were starting over and had limited space that is the route I would take.  (Watch the videos--and don't let the price scare you off--it repl...
Cooler Woodworking Power Tools 32 1,956 01-19-2022, 08:43 AM
  0 Thread: Nailing back to a cabinet
Post: RE: Nailing back to a cabinet

To attach 1/4" thick plywood backs, I have used narrow crown stapler and glue.  The narrow crown holds better than the tiny head on the 18 gage nails.  I would not use that technique if the back were ...
Cooler Woodworking 17 1,076 01-18-2022, 12:34 PM
  0 Thread: Laminate Flooring
Post: RE: Laminate Flooring

Is it possible to fabricate structures or boxes using leftover laminate flooring?  Just wondering. My first thought was making a barn door and covering it with the flooring.  A piece f 3/4" plywood...
Cooler Home Improvement 6 637 01-18-2022, 12:31 PM

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