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  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 1,043 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 13 597 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 6,929 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 7 527 03-02-2022, 02:01 PM
  0 Thread: Building costs/hold or sell?
Post: RE: Building costs/hold or sell?

Even if you can make the numbers work, if you are looking to build a new house, consider that it may take considerably longer to finish.  Not just because contractors are busy, but some material, fixt...
Bill Wilson Home Improvement 16 1,634 02-10-2022, 11:42 AM
  0 Thread: Antler mount
Post: RE: Antler mount

I've always sized the ones I make by eye.  Most of the antlers I've mounted are within a roughly similar size range though.  Haven't had to mount any really small or large racks yet.
Bill Wilson Woodworking 3 412 02-02-2022, 02:51 PM
  0 Thread: What type of scroll saw blade should I use for cutting out small letters?
Post: RE: What type of scroll saw blade should I use for...

In general, I would not recommend spirals for letters.  Text is one of the most challenging things to scroll well, especially if the font is mostly straight lines and sharp corners.  Any divergence fr...
Bill Wilson Woodworking Power Tools 6 660 12-30-2021, 08:25 AM
  0 Thread: Pricing of a handmade log doll house.
Post: RE: Pricing of a handmade log doll house.

WoodCzech Wrote: (12-13-2021, 11:43 AM) --  Any potential grandkids are pretty far out because my son is only 13 now. -- You will be amazed at how fast time will fly.  Unless you want to build anot...
Bill Wilson Woodworking 10 1,078 12-14-2021, 09:36 AM
  0 Thread: plywood covered shop wall -which material best?
Post: RE: plywood covered shop wall -which material best...

I have painted OSB on the stud walls in my shop.  It's OK.  At the time, it was a matter of economics.  OSB was far cheaper than plywood.  I don't know how they compare today, given all of the crazine...
Bill Wilson Home Improvement 14 1,550 09-29-2021, 02:06 PM
  0 Thread: History Channel: Power Tool Showdown
Post: RE: History Channel: Power Tool Showdown

I watched that a few weeks ago when it premiered on the History Channel.  I didn't realize how early Milwaukee was in the power tool game. I generally like their "Built America" series.  I suspect ...
Bill Wilson Woodworking Power Tools 4 932 09-20-2021, 07:32 AM
  0 Thread: rocking horse build ionstructions
Post: RE: rocking horse build ionstructions

Can't help with the plans, but it's my sincere hope that someone dusts off the epic Bob Z rocking horse thread from many years ago.  Not sure it would answer your question either, but it certainly wou...
Bill Wilson Woodworking 13 1,579 09-15-2021, 06:56 AM
  0 Thread: (Update) Bench top oscillating edge sander utility?
Post: RE: Bench top oscillating edge sander utility?

I have a similar key in the switch for my Craftsman RAS.  I've had that saw for about 40 years and I've never removed the key.
Bill Wilson Woodworking Power Tools 26 3,259 08-13-2021, 10:19 AM
  0 Thread: Christmas Gifts
Post: RE: Christmas Gifts

iclark Wrote: (08-24-2020, 05:08 PM) -- Christmas tree ornaments seem to be appreciated in our family. Woodturning or scrollsaw are the easiest toolset. -- I'll second this one.  I've been making s...
Bill Wilson Woodworking 17 3,782 07-22-2021, 01:46 PM
  0 Thread: Wood toy recommendation
Post: RE: Wood toy recommendation

My grandson loves dinosaurs.  I've made him several puzzles from this book.  If you have a scroll saw, they are pretty simple and fun to make. https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/81b-A...
Bill Wilson Woodworking 8 1,181 07-22-2021, 01:36 PM
  0 Thread: Digital Angle Gauge?
Post: RE: Digital Angle Gauge?

As I recall, the early Wixey's were subject to very quick battery drain.  I believe they fixed that problem in later models.  The one I have still has the same battery it came with.  I've never remove...
Bill Wilson Woodworking 11 1,909 05-28-2021, 02:52 PM
  0 Thread: 5" 8 Hole Random Orbital Sandpaper
Post: RE: 5" 8 Hole Random Orbital Sandpaper

I normally get my ROS paper from Klingspor, but have gotten several packages of the Diablo discs from HD and it seems to be pretty decent stuff.
Bill Wilson Woodworking 9 1,563 05-16-2021, 10:02 AM
  0 Thread: Skimpy Yard Sale?
Post: RE: Skimpy Yard Sale?

I picked up that exact same tap & die set at a flea market a couple years ago.  I think I paid $10 for it, but it was green tagged for $15.  Mine wasn't quite that rusty and I had to replace one of th...
Bill Wilson Woodworking Hand Tools 10 1,780 05-01-2021, 10:49 AM
  0 Thread: Wooden parallel screw clamps
Post: RE: Wooden parallel screw clamps

identity_crisis Wrote: (04-25-2021, 12:06 PM) -- I’ll definitely be checking local craigslist and yard sales as shipping second hand seems to be expensive and not really worth it. -- I have at leas...
Bill Wilson Woodworking Hand Tools 22 3,156 04-25-2021, 12:22 PM
  0 Thread: Brad nailer or finish nailer, which should I buy?
Post: RE: Brad nailer or finish nailer, which should I b...

A finish nailer uses a larger nail, with a larger head.  I use mine mostly for heavier nailing tasks, like door frames and trim, where it has to go through drywall, into the framing.  I rarely use it ...
Bill Wilson Woodworking Power Tools 18 2,083 04-25-2021, 12:17 PM
  0 Thread: Decorating Trends That Date Your Home
Post: RE: Decorating Trends That Date Your Home

stav Wrote: (04-16-2021, 12:04 PM) -- Edison bulbs and granite counters are my only faux pas.  Not sure what you can have for counters now if tile, wood and granite are all out. -- Keep 'em.  They'...
Bill Wilson Home Improvement 24 2,805 04-16-2021, 12:29 PM

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