Workshop Forum

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Madts

Shop time.

Living in Houston TX. I find myself using a lot of time on tools. High humidity with salt in it is not good for tools. I have not timed my tool time vs. shoptime, but guess I spend about 15% of my time on tools. Shop cleanup is shop time to...

683 views, 0 by a1jim

a1jim

Fun in my woodworking class

I thought I’d share some photos from one of my classes,I had a very busy class last week in my woodworking class, the topic for my workshop “table saw Techniques, jigs, and fixtures.

1,434 views, 0 by Madts

Madts

Metric vs imperial

I wish that manufactures would indicate what threads are use in their products. Many times a nut or bolt is lost and trying to find a match can be a pain in the ass getting the right one. I even have some tools that have both. Also fine and...

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Madts

Heat.

It is 9pm and the temp in my workshop/garage is 87 F. and the inside of the house is 72F. Where would you rather be?

696 views, 0 by DESPERADO

Multi purpose work benches v

Looking for plans for a 3 station work bench. Saw one in here somewhere, can’t find it now. Has a spot on one end for table saw, router & chop saw.

759 views, 0 by Narinder Jugdev

Narinder Jugdev

Help a brother out

Hello fellow woodworkers. I don’t write on here often but I do read all that is posted. Here’s a topic that I have not seen much on and we will all be able to relate to it one day. A while ago I was given the contact info for Tony, the father of...

1,179 views, 0 by Glen Pye

Glen Pye

Building a new workshop

Well…in an effort to keep the missus happy “we” decided to buy a new house and move. It’s been about a month now and we are pretty settled in except for one, in my mind, major drawback. I lost my workshop. All my tools and supplies are...

568 views, 0 by John

John

I need a shop!

I’m wondering if anyone happens to be in the Denver area and would possibly let me have access to your shop for a little bit. I just have an itch to build something and I need to resaw a few pieces of wood. Thanks, John Cobb

1,101 views, 0 by Kelly

Dust Collection - Alternative to Blast Gates

I have a box of metal and plastic blast gates for four inch hose. I bought them to set up a dust collection systems for my three dust collectors. I started with the three three horse, four bag collector, which collected dust and debris from: 1)...

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Brian

Need new roller stands

I have a pair of cheap roller stands (they came with my table saw) and they are finally biting the dust. First the height adjustment knob stripped and I took to holding the height with clamps. But now one of the rollers is completely broken. ...

1,091 views, 0 by Wheaties - Bruce A Wheatcroft ( BAW Woodworking)

Wheaties  -  Bruce A Wheatcroft   ( BAW Woodworking)

spiders

I tell you that wood dust attracts spiders like , a dog to a fire hydrant . I have stop some times and just vacuum the corners and around all the equipment because of the spider webs . Has any one figured out some thing that keeps them away ?

889 views, 0 by Timothy

Timothy

heaters

Temps are starting to drop, time to get the old heater fired up. Anyone use a wood stove in the shop? What sorts of heat do you use?

1,526 views, 1 by a1jim

a1jim

How organized is your work shop ?and what would you like to change in your shop?

Hey Gang I just had a conversation with my wife about a book someone told her about called “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing” since I’m the saver and she’s the minimalist this subject of...

754 views, 0 by Timothy

Timothy

painting the floor

My shop neighbor is a machinist and he was painting his floor white, I thought it kinda weird at first and then decided that it was kinda neat. I am considering doing the same. Does this sound weird to anyone, painting the shop floor white?

499 views, 0 by Wolf (& Rabbit!)

Wolf (& Rabbit!)

pretty good day

The new Stihl petrol grass trimmer works a charm, i made a pretty good little a&c mirror frame, watched Scotland beat Samoa and Wales lose to Australia in the rugby. Feeling quite manly. Rugby is almost as fun to watch as ice hockey…

855 views, 0 by Madts

Madts

Delta vent

The other day I bought one of these: DELTA 50-345 Universal Mobile Base (Wood Not Included) total of $75 inc tax. It shows up 2 days later. All is well. This weekend I put it together and lo-and-behold the kit is missing 3 bolts and one...

543 views, 0 by Wheaties - Bruce A Wheatcroft ( BAW Woodworking)

Wheaties  -  Bruce A Wheatcroft   ( BAW Woodworking)

Trash can placement

A simple but often over looked problem . You like to keep your trash can close so you can just drop whatever in it . But not too close . I had A Starrett 12 in ruler some how slide of the work bench . Fell right in the trash . So I relocated the...

695 views, 0 by TonyCan

TonyCan

Sign

75% of the time i leave my compressor on at night so in the middle of the night that thing kicks on, I made myself a decal to remind me to turn it off. But i wanted something else on the door also, so i made this too. LOL

581 views, 0 by kiefer

Fathers Day

Happy Fathers Day ! I hope it turns out to be a great day for all of you and you get to enjoy to spend time with your family . Klaus

1,465 views, 0 by Bill

Bill

New dust collection system

We’ve been on a quest to upgrade our dust collection. There was a lot of back and forth about whether to go single stage or cyclone. Fortunately, I came across a great deal on an Oneida Super Dust Gorilla with a good amount of spiral duct. We...