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Robert McMillan

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    Rogers, AR
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    "Do not swear by the moon, the ever changing moon."
  1. Where do you get your wood?

    I didn't even think to look for the sawmills. Thank you. Sorry it took me so long to respond, I never got any notifications that anyone replied.
  2. Where do you get your wood?

    I was wondering where does everyone get their wood from. The wife is wanting to start doing cutting boards and the like, so I am looking for different exotic woods to start making pieces. Been to all the lumber stores around here and they don't have a lot and what they do have is a hefty price, so I was wondering does anyone have a secret place they get their's from that is not going to cost me an arm and a leg?
  3. Searching for the perfect router

    The questions are mainly those you ask yourself about if you can really afford that expensive one with the good reviews and will that one be the best one for what you need. Like I said I can looking for one that can be mounted into a pre-fab table for the short term until I can get me a table top built for it. I'll mainly be using it for boat paddles and some smaller frames, so what would be the lowest AMP and HP would I need to accomplish this the easiest? Reviews have steered me away from some cheaper ones, so I definitely read those.
  4. Hello again folks, so we are looking to add a new tool to the arsenal in the shop and I am going crazy searching for it. We are wanting a Router, we prefer one right now with a pre-fab table so we can start making our own paddles out of pine for our projects. However, the more I search the more questions I have and no one at Home Depot or Lowe's is any help, we don't really have many local hardware stores that I know of, if any. Can anyone here point me in the right direction?
  5. Building Plans

    As usual, Lew to the rescue. Thank you sir.
  6. Building Plans

    Does anyone here use a design program or anything to draw up plans for their work? I am wanting to build my own workbench and would like to draw up some plans for it.
  7. Desk Parts

    Lew found the exact ones I needed in the link he provided. Thanks kmealy.
  8. Desk Parts

    Lew, You are awesome sir. Thank you!!!
  9. Desk Parts

    It's on the inside of a drawer where the face drops done. I am guessing it was meant to be so you could hide your keyboard and mouse in the drawer and pull it out when you needed to use it. Basically the springs in the latch just wore out. I looked all over Rockler's site and found one of 2 latches I might be able to use, but I would really like to find new pieces and put it on. We got this desk second hand and there is some work I have to do on it to bring it back to it's previous glory, but it will all be worth it.
  10. Desk Parts

    Thank you Gentlemen, I will look into it.
  11. Desk Parts

    I am trying to repair my desk. I need 2 of these little "leaf spring locks" Or at least I think that's what these are called. I have looked in the local big box stores, but can't find them. Anyone have any ideas?
  12. CPL Seamus Davey Paddles.jpg

    Thank you gentlemen!
  13. Laser Engraver Pieces

    Most of my work is highlighted by my laser engraver work, I am selling items like this so I can earn the capital to buy more tools to do fancier stuff.
  14. How???

    Once I looked at it again, that makes total sense. I guess I wasn't looking at the different wood tones. Thank you.
  15. How???

    All of that makes sense, but since my wife just got me the table saw it will be a little while before I can afford to buy any new tools. My Dad suggested searching pawn shops for a good deal which I may try but with 3 daughters it's hard to find $$$ in the budget for anything that is not a necessity right now. Like I said before this project gives me a goal and a decent enough challenge to build towards until I can finish it. Thank you to EVERYONE for the suggestions and help. It's all going into the info file.

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