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  0 Thread: Insulating non-wrapped structure
Post: RE: Insulating non-wrapped structure

Just had our 30 x 40 metal garage foamed to make it suitable for wood shop. Very cold in northern Illinois. Very expensive, but no point stating the cost. You’d have to get a local quote.
Petertaylor Home Improvement 13 431 01-05-2022, 08:27 PM
  0 Thread: Clamping mitered Legs
Post: RE: Clamping mitered Legs

Wrapping them with a spiral of stretchy cord will hold them tight, and allow you to see any little misalignment that might need to be adjusted.
Petertaylor Woodworking 11 423 01-01-2022, 08:12 PM
  0 Thread: Battery Reciprocating Saw
Post: RE: Battery Reciprocating Saw

Ed, the saw is Hart (Walmart). I wanted to buy another brand, but in our area, Walmart was the only place that had it in stock, and I needed to buy one right away.
Petertaylor Woodworking Power Tools 20 915 12-22-2021, 07:56 AM
  0 Thread: Battery Reciprocating Saw
Post: Battery Reciprocating Saw

Just bought a 20V reciprocating brushless saw with 4 amp battery. (Never had a battery tool except Bosch Impact Driver and Drill.) The RS runs about 10 minutes on a full battery! Is that what one s...
Petertaylor Woodworking Power Tools 20 915 12-21-2021, 04:33 PM
  0 Thread: Battery Reciprocating Saw
Post: Battery Reciprocating Saw

Just bought a 20V reciprocating brushless saw with 4 amp lithium ion battery. (Never had a battery tool except Bosch Impact Driver and Drill.) The RS runs about 10 minutes on a full battery! Is tha...
Petertaylor Woodworking Power Tools 0 108 12-21-2021, 04:32 PM
  0 Thread: Refrigerator Stuck
Post: RE: Refrigerator Stuck

Harbor Freight sells a little pump-up cushion. It’s flat when you slide it under something, then when you use the squeeze-bulb to inflate it, it will lift the fridge about two inches.
Petertaylor Home Improvement 17 1,147 12-02-2021, 07:56 PM
  0 Thread: Refrigerator Stuck
Post: RE: Refrigerator Stuck

Harbor Freight sells a little pump-up cushion. It’s flat when you slide it under something, then when you use the squeeze-bulb to inflate it, it will lift the fridge about two inches.
Petertaylor Home Improvement 17 1,147 12-02-2021, 07:04 PM
  0 Thread: Xtend-It to save open can
Post: RE: Xtend-It to save open can

I had not heard of Bloxygen, but it seems to be the same as the product I mentioned. Willyou asked about my experience with it. I’ve used it with a gallon-sized bucket of drywall mud, as well as with...
Petertaylor Finishing 7 457 11-28-2021, 06:49 PM
  0 Thread: Xtend-It to save open can
Post: Xtend-It to save open can

This is not an advertisement; it is just a pleased customer report. I have a new can of General Finishes Arm-r-Seal. Only an inch or two will be used on my current project, then the can goes on the sh...
Petertaylor Finishing 7 457 11-25-2021, 12:01 PM
  0 Thread: Making table leaves
Post: Making table leaves

I am making a few extra leaves for an old walnut table. I have the 4/4 walnut, 14-inch wide boards, air-dried for a decade. I have used this wood for many pieces of furniture.  My question is: Would y...
Petertaylor Woodworking 8 472 11-17-2021, 06:19 PM
  0 Thread: Table Edge Router Bit
Post: RE: Table Edge Router Bit

Thank you, everyone. The links are much appreciated. Peter
Petertaylor Woodworking Power Tools 6 369 11-17-2021, 05:58 PM
  0 Thread: Table Edge Router Bit
Post: Table Edge Router Bit

Am making extra leaves for a 110-year-old walnut dining table. Below is a tracing of it.  Would there be a router bit like this, or will I need to figure out how to do it with a combination of bits? T...
Petertaylor Woodworking Power Tools 6 369 11-17-2021, 09:21 AM
  0 Thread: Acclimating Wood
Post: RE: Acclimating Wood

John said, “The best options are to either let the wood fully acclimate to your shop or use it as soon as you get it home. Using wood with large gradients in MC almost always turns out badly.” Her...
Petertaylor Woodworking 27 1,576 11-07-2021, 11:18 AM
  0 Thread: Table Dimension Help
Post: RE: Table Dimension Help

When I made a walnut table, I had to use what a I have on hand: 4/4.  So when planed both sides, the boards ended up 3/4.  Of course that looks too light, even though the strength is sufficient. To ma...
Petertaylor Woodworking 13 839 10-29-2021, 07:06 PM
  0 Thread: Accoya Wood
Post: Accoya Wood

Watching a video of a storm window being built, the guy recommended Accoya for its long-term durability. That’s a new one for me. Have you used it?  —Peter
Petertaylor Woodworking 2 451 10-12-2021, 08:15 PM
  0 Thread: Build Me Table?
Post: RE: Build Me Table?

iclark, I tried to post a photo of the table I made with extensions, but am unable to do so.
Petertaylor Woodworking 16 1,385 09-20-2021, 08:10 AM
  0 Thread: Build Me Table?
Post: RE: Build Me Table?

This is a Parsons Table, first envisioned and built at Parsons School of Design in New York. Wikipedia says, “Parsons tables are often intended for use as modern or contemporary furniture, and thei...
Petertaylor Woodworking 16 1,385 09-19-2021, 10:18 PM
  0 Thread: Sistering joists
Post: RE: Sistering joists

We had the same problem: the dishes in the cabinet would rattle because the floor bounced. We put bridging between the joists. The floor in this 100-year-old house still isn’t rigid, but the dish ratt...
Petertaylor Home Improvement 18 1,911 08-07-2021, 08:08 PM
  0 Thread: Can’t Get Kilz Primer
Post: Can’t Get Kilz Primer

Our Truevalue hardware store is out of Kilz and they say they can’t get any more!  Is it is no longer made?  Is a covid shutdown like so much else. Anybody know anything about Kilz availability?
Petertaylor Finishing 5 815 07-12-2021, 10:24 PM
  0 Thread: Wandering router bits
Post: RE: Wandering router bits

What you have not said is how tight is the collet when you begin? Crank it down. Can’t be too tight.
Petertaylor Woodworking 17 2,213 07-12-2021, 09:56 PM

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