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  0 Thread: One Inch Belt Sander
Post: RE: One Inch Belt Sander

I have 2, one from Lee Valley, and one, much older, same design. On one I have a 1750 rpm motor, the other has a 3450 motor. The slower one is useful for wooden projects, you can sometimes rip the 1...
rlnguy Woodworking Power Tools 10 1,194 03-17-2022, 08:27 AM
  0 Thread: My Wishlist for Battery Powered Tools
Post: RE: My Wishlist for Battery Powered Tools

I have seen such adapters on ebay. No actual experience with them though.
rlnguy Woodworking Power Tools 12 1,217 12-30-2021, 05:35 PM
  0 Thread: how wet is too wet, or any suggestions?
Post: RE: how wet is too wet, or any suggestions?

Thanks, He's pretty set on the wood he has, so I will turn him loose with the link, and let him contact them. I don't have room to try to dry it. Thanks again for the replies, I knew this was a goo...
rlnguy Woodworking 7 952 12-16-2021, 08:16 PM
  0 Thread: how wet is too wet, or any suggestions?
Post: RE: how wet is too wet, or any suggestions?

Thanks, I talked to him today, and he agreed that Christmas is not a reasonable expectation. He agreed, we should get the wood dried. He found a place in NY that could dry it, but the cost shipping ...
rlnguy Woodworking 7 952 12-16-2021, 06:21 PM
  0 Thread: how wet is too wet, or any suggestions?
Post: how wet is too wet, or any suggestions?

A young friend of mine is settling into his first house, and asked me to help him build a bar top, he can put in, before Christmas. Yesterday, he went to a local mill, and cut the wood. He brought m...
rlnguy Woodworking 7 952 12-15-2021, 02:16 PM
  0 Thread: Looking for a Door Hinge.
Post: RE: Looking for a Door Hinge.

The hinge Roly links to, can also be used to swing the door wide, to make a wider opening for a wheelchair to pass.
rlnguy Home Improvement 12 1,251 11-18-2021, 11:34 AM
  0 Thread: Building a Wheelchair/Walker Ramp?
Post: RE: Building a Wheelchair/Walker Ramp?

Maybe you should consider another option, given the physical constraints involved. You said your father "has trouble" going up stairs, is the problem lifting his feet high enough? or trying to contro...
rlnguy Home Improvement 10 1,380 09-30-2021, 09:58 AM
  0 Thread: Building a Wheelchair/Walker Ramp?
Post: RE: Building a Wheelchair/Walker Ramp?

I'll add a few random thoughts, by a long time wheelchair user. I also sold and installed ramps and lifts, before I retired. Eyeballing your photos, looks like about 5' of rise, that means about 60' ...
rlnguy Home Improvement 10 1,380 09-28-2021, 01:32 PM
  0 Thread: tankless - water electric
Post: RE: tankless - water electric

+1 on adding a pump. we had a recirc pump put in, a few months ago, and love it. It's on a timer, so runs about 16 hours a day-have not noticed any effect on the electric bill.
rlnguy Home Improvement 12 1,871 09-07-2021, 05:02 PM
  0 Thread: Another Porch Decking ???
Post: RE: Another Porch Decking ???

We put on a new 500 SF deck, in 2013, just outside Nashville, (so climate is probably similar to yours). I used SYP-PT, total waste of time and money. I stained it twice, in the first 4 years, to pr...
rlnguy Home Improvement 11 1,701 06-29-2021, 08:31 AM
  0 Thread: Garage door seal
Post: RE: Garage door seal

No real installation tips-except to make sure you have the right part. I was pretty limited on space, alongside the door, when I tried to do it myself-and ended up taking the metal rail off, and layi...
rlnguy Home Improvement 12 1,414 06-18-2021, 04:24 PM
  0 Thread: Garage door seal
Post: RE: Garage door seal

Be careful if ordering online. Rodents chewed a big hole in my door seal last fall. I searched online, found one that matched perfectly, according to their drawing. Ordered it, tried to put it in, ...
rlnguy Home Improvement 12 1,414 06-17-2021, 07:47 PM
  0 Thread: Tool for sawing wooden rods easily?
Post: RE: Tool for sawing wooden rods easily?

Couple comments- Having cut hundreds of canes, in a previous life (I worked at a place that sold canes, crutches, wheelchairs, etc). We had a pretty rudimentary shop. To cut a cane, we removed the r...
rlnguy Woodworking Hand Tools 22 3,454 02-20-2021, 11:21 AM
  0 Thread: Sealing toilet on concrete floor
Post: RE: Sealing toilet on concrete floor

I had a similar problem when I moved into a new house, built on a slab. Within a couple of months the toilet started leaking. I called the builder, they sent a plumber. He tried to blame it on how I...
rlnguy Home Improvement 8 1,302 02-20-2021, 10:52 AM
  0 Thread: Temporary Ramp
Post: RE: Temporary Ramp

I used a roll of roofing, when our ramp got slippery. I didn't have to fasten it, the weight held it just fine, even with a wheelchair going up and down. I'm in Tennessee, but grew up in Minnesota, I...
rlnguy Home Improvement 8 1,243 01-09-2021, 11:06 AM
  0 Thread: Which Wixey angle gauge (table saw)
Post: RE: Which Wixey angle gauge (table saw)

My experience is the same as Oakey, and my feelings towards wixey, is also the same. Fool me once....
rlnguy Woodworking Power Tools 11 1,962 12-17-2020, 04:35 PM
  0 Thread: garage shop heater
Post: RE: garage shop heater

My garage shop is about 24x24, 14 ft ceilings-ceiling hung 240 heater-here when I bought the place. The biggest issue I see is the heat all sits up high. I put in a 52" ceiling fan-didn't help much,...
rlnguy Woodworking 22 3,618 12-01-2020, 10:30 AM
  0 Thread: Problem with my Sawstop
Post: RE: Problem with my Sawstop

I had a similar problem, a couple of years ago, when ripping some treated deck boards. The saw would just stop, and the blade spin down. Restarted fine, then it would stop again. Finally started th...
rlnguy Woodworking Power Tools 22 5,731 10-19-2020, 06:15 PM
  0 Thread: Putting tongue and groove on a ceiling
Post: RE: Putting tongue and groove on a ceiling

Did that in a house some years ago. Stained and put on a couple of coats of finish, before we hung it, then touched up joints as needed. Much easier. Hand nailed it-nail guns were pretty rare in th...
rlnguy Home Improvement 12 2,614 10-11-2020, 08:22 PM
  0 Thread: keyless chuck removal
Post: RE: keyless chuck removal

I have used my impact driver to break them loose, a couple times. Before that, I put the screwdriver in, and hit the end of the handle, with a mallet, simultaneously applying twist to the handle. Ne...
rlnguy Woodworking Power Tools 19 3,906 09-18-2020, 10:41 AM

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