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  0 Thread: Jar opening fixture
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Thanks, Tapper! My mom is only 80, so I think she’s got a few years of independent living yet. Unfortunately at almost 500 miles, I’m the closest one. But she’s got a good support group here,
MauleSkinner Woodworking Hand Tools 10 285 07-20-2024, 03:07 PM
  0 Thread: Jar opening fixture
Post: RE: Jar opening fixture

It’s not an original thought on my part, but apparently it’s not something common in the U.S. I only see it available in the UK and Australia.
MauleSkinner Woodworking Hand Tools 10 285 07-20-2024, 08:36 AM
  0 Thread: Jar opening fixture
Post: RE: Jar opening fixture

I re-did the link…hopefully it works now.
MauleSkinner Woodworking Hand Tools 10 285 07-19-2024, 06:52 PM
  0 Thread: Jar opening fixture
Post: Jar opening fixture

Well, I’ll give another try at posting a pic. Quickie project, slapped together with scrap in my mom’s garage. My mom had shoulder replacement yesterday, so she’s one-armed for a while. I made a be...
MauleSkinner Woodworking Hand Tools 10 285 07-19-2024, 06:38 PM
  0 Thread: Where is everyone????
Post: RE: Where is everyone????

I haven’t been able to post pictures for several years, and without pics, it didn’t happen. I also can’t seem to quote someone’s post to reply for some reason. It’s frustrating.
MauleSkinner Woodworking Hand Tools 53 2,563 07-11-2024, 03:59 PM
  0 Thread: How to know when your edge is "sharp" enough
Post: RE: How to know when your edge is "sharp" enough

Now there’s a dilemma…do you use sharp woodworking tools, or do you use dull ones ‘cause chicks dig scars? :D
MauleSkinner Woodworking Hand Tools 26 2,948 05-23-2024, 03:08 PM
  0 Thread: Home made plane better than Stanley
Post: RE: Home made plane better than Stanley

The two relevant comments I have: 1. Beautiful plane! 2. Regardless of the reasons why, it works better than your Stanley, which makes for better, more pleasurable woodworking. My first shop ...
MauleSkinner Woodworking Hand Tools 18 2,692 05-14-2024, 04:53 PM
  0 Thread: The Depths to which Pop Woodworking has Sunk
Post: RE: The Depths to which Pop Woodworking has Sunk

Third graders need a starting point, too. But you don’t see their articles published.
MauleSkinner Woodworking Hand Tools 34 4,904 02-26-2024, 12:23 PM
  0 Thread: The Depths to which Pop Woodworking has Sunk
Post: RE: The Depths to which Pop Woodworking has Sunk

“Artificial Intelligence?” Sounds more like “Real Stupidity.”
MauleSkinner Woodworking Hand Tools 34 4,904 02-16-2024, 01:34 PM
  0 Thread: One of those Anarchist's Bar Stools
Post: RE: One of those Anarchist's Bar Stools

Nice! I built a version of that stool as my workbench stool a few years ago…tilted the seat forward instead of back, a little lower on the height. Works great, except that I really didn’t know how ...
MauleSkinner Woodworking Hand Tools 7 1,097 02-13-2024, 08:36 PM
  0 Thread: Aram needs some
Post: RE: Aram needs some

You’re in my prayers, Aram…ALS is not for the faint of heart.
MauleSkinner Woodworking Hand Tools 10 2,181 12-18-2023, 06:56 PM
  0 Thread: My Anarchist Workbench
Post: RE: My Anarchist Workbench

He explains it pretty clearly in his book(s), but “anarchist” is largely about not accepting the status quo of disposable furniture.
MauleSkinner Woodworking Hand Tools 24 4,646 10-23-2023, 02:07 PM
  0 Thread: End vise ???
Post: RE: End vise ???

I built my own wagon vise…a 1” wooden screw or metal acme screw and a nut are really all the specialized parts you need.
MauleSkinner Woodworking Hand Tools 17 3,141 10-16-2023, 12:08 PM
  0 Thread: Have you ever been defeated by wood movement?
Post: RE: Have you ever been defeated by wood movement?

It took me a few years to get my wooden vise screws working smoothly.
MauleSkinner Woodworking 14 2,422 09-14-2023, 05:16 PM
  0 Thread: Ever make a cribbage board?
Post: RE: Ever make a cribbage board?

I made one a few years ago…printed template, spray-glued. I think I used a drill press to ensure the holes were straight, but there are a couple of simple drill guides you can make from scrap wood to ...
MauleSkinner Woodworking 10 2,137 08-04-2023, 11:39 AM
  0 Thread: Unique design challenge
Post: RE: Unique design challenge

That bowl is great! Now that you’ve encouraged them, let us know when the next batch of twigs is in. :D
MauleSkinner Woodworking 23 4,071 07-08-2023, 03:27 PM
  0 Thread: Sprinkler System Vacuum Breakers
Post: RE: Sprinkler System Vacuum Breakers

Drain plug is above ground…it’s part of the assembly where the vacuum breaker is.
MauleSkinner Home Improvement 6 1,432 06-23-2023, 09:27 PM
  0 Thread: Sprinkler System Vacuum Breakers
Post: RE: Sprinkler System Vacuum Breakers

I’ve only had a sprinkler system on one house (the current one), but I’ve never seen anything about removing the vacuum breaker when winterizing. I’ve got a drain plug below it and an air fitting near...
MauleSkinner Home Improvement 6 1,432 06-22-2023, 09:56 PM
  0 Thread: Fix a ladder, then build a copy of it
Post: RE: Fix a ladder, then build a copy of it

Ah, ok. That makes sense!
MauleSkinner Woodworking Hand Tools 15 2,151 02-08-2023, 12:07 PM
  0 Thread: Fix a ladder, then build a copy of it
Post: RE: Fix a ladder, then build a copy of it

Nice. On the ladder repair, what was your thought process to repair the broken leg rather than replace the whole leg? Even though a glue joint is supposed to be stronger than the wood, it seems lik...
MauleSkinner Woodworking Hand Tools 15 2,151 02-07-2023, 07:41 PM

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