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    kmealy got a reaction from Fred W. Hargis Jr in adirondack chair   
    Last week at the Furniture Bank, I tried to chip down the repairs and assemblies while my buddies were putting cubbies together.
     
    For a while there was a box sitting there, about 2' square and 3" high.   The outside had a picture of an Adirondack chair.  I kept looking for more boxes as it was no where near big enough.  It said something like assemble the chair before the table.   Since another box was not to be found for several weeks, I finally opened it up.   I got it assembled.  (The chair in the background is a normal-sized dining chair).
     

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    kmealy got a reaction from Cal in adirondack chair   
    Last week at the Furniture Bank, I tried to chip down the repairs and assemblies while my buddies were putting cubbies together.
     
    For a while there was a box sitting there, about 2' square and 3" high.   The outside had a picture of an Adirondack chair.  I kept looking for more boxes as it was no where near big enough.  It said something like assemble the chair before the table.   Since another box was not to be found for several weeks, I finally opened it up.   I got it assembled.  (The chair in the background is a normal-sized dining chair).
     

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    kmealy got a reaction from DuckSoup in adirondack chair   
    Last week at the Furniture Bank, I tried to chip down the repairs and assemblies while my buddies were putting cubbies together.
     
    For a while there was a box sitting there, about 2' square and 3" high.   The outside had a picture of an Adirondack chair.  I kept looking for more boxes as it was no where near big enough.  It said something like assemble the chair before the table.   Since another box was not to be found for several weeks, I finally opened it up.   I got it assembled.  (The chair in the background is a normal-sized dining chair).
     

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    kmealy got a reaction from HandyDan in adirondack chair   
    Last week at the Furniture Bank, I tried to chip down the repairs and assemblies while my buddies were putting cubbies together.
     
    For a while there was a box sitting there, about 2' square and 3" high.   The outside had a picture of an Adirondack chair.  I kept looking for more boxes as it was no where near big enough.  It said something like assemble the chair before the table.   Since another box was not to be found for several weeks, I finally opened it up.   I got it assembled.  (The chair in the background is a normal-sized dining chair).
     

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    kmealy got a reaction from Gerald in adirondack chair   
    Last week at the Furniture Bank, I tried to chip down the repairs and assemblies while my buddies were putting cubbies together.
     
    For a while there was a box sitting there, about 2' square and 3" high.   The outside had a picture of an Adirondack chair.  I kept looking for more boxes as it was no where near big enough.  It said something like assemble the chair before the table.   Since another box was not to be found for several weeks, I finally opened it up.   I got it assembled.  (The chair in the background is a normal-sized dining chair).
     

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    kmealy got a reaction from Gunny in adirondack chair   
    Last week at the Furniture Bank, I tried to chip down the repairs and assemblies while my buddies were putting cubbies together.
     
    For a while there was a box sitting there, about 2' square and 3" high.   The outside had a picture of an Adirondack chair.  I kept looking for more boxes as it was no where near big enough.  It said something like assemble the chair before the table.   Since another box was not to be found for several weeks, I finally opened it up.   I got it assembled.  (The chair in the background is a normal-sized dining chair).
     

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    kmealy got a reaction from p_toad in Friday April 2nd 2021-What's on Your Weekend Agenda?   
    Saw another video today with some variations.   
     
    Rather than one loop to saw out the drawer, he cut the sides, top and bottom first, with a little 'bump' in each.  Then glued back together.   The 'bump' kept them aligned.  The inside corners were more square than radiused.
     
    Then front and back of drawer, while the "carcass" dried.
     
    Then glued on the back piece and cut the outside profile  of the whole box.
     
    Because of four saw kerfs instead of one, he had to do a lot of sanding, relatively speaking, on the outside of the drawer to get it to fit into the opening.
     
    Never saw that way before.
     
     
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    kmealy got a reaction from p_toad in Friday April 2nd 2021-What's on Your Weekend Agenda?   
    Tried my hand at a bandsawn box from some wood in the wood pile.  I tried to make the sides 3/8" and by the time I got rounded over edges and sanded, I think 1/2" would have worked better.  Also, my bandsaw blade didn't like the 5/16" radius, so wider curves next time.  Had a few tries to get a pull handle that didn't overwhelm the box.  Needs a bit more finish and it's ready to go.
     

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    kmealy got a reaction from lew in adirondack chair   
    Last week at the Furniture Bank, I tried to chip down the repairs and assemblies while my buddies were putting cubbies together.
     
    For a while there was a box sitting there, about 2' square and 3" high.   The outside had a picture of an Adirondack chair.  I kept looking for more boxes as it was no where near big enough.  It said something like assemble the chair before the table.   Since another box was not to be found for several weeks, I finally opened it up.   I got it assembled.  (The chair in the background is a normal-sized dining chair).
     

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    kmealy got a reaction from p_toad in adirondack chair   
    Last week at the Furniture Bank, I tried to chip down the repairs and assemblies while my buddies were putting cubbies together.
     
    For a while there was a box sitting there, about 2' square and 3" high.   The outside had a picture of an Adirondack chair.  I kept looking for more boxes as it was no where near big enough.  It said something like assemble the chair before the table.   Since another box was not to be found for several weeks, I finally opened it up.   I got it assembled.  (The chair in the background is a normal-sized dining chair).
     

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    kmealy got a reaction from HARO50 in Sears Routers   
    I remember seeing a mechanic walk in with a handful of screwdrivers and they replaced them.  Later I heard if your socket ratchet wrench broke, they'd hand you a re-build kit.  I have a nice 1/4 & 3/8 socket set and the hinges on the box broke.  I tried to see if they could get me a new one, "Nope, sorry, we don't sell that kit any more."  I ended up putting the bottom of the box in a wooden box that I made.  With Lowe's, Home Depot, and even Harbor Freight offering lifetime warranties, the shine that Craftsman once had is dulled.
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    kmealy got a reaction from HARO50 in Craftsman RAS   
    Another guy and I were there this afternoon.  It was running 240V.  Outlet worked, wiring getting juice.   Turned it on and it just buzzed.  Hit the reset button and it ran for about a second then stopped.  Hit again and nothing.   We put a blade on and rotated by hand.  It hung up on one part o the rotation for about 15 or 20 degrees.  Took off the housing and full of sawdust both nothing obvious.   We concluded it was probably not a bearing or it would likely bind during full rotation.  Probably a glitch in the armature that's rubbing somewhere.   The other guy had replaced his motor 3x with used / salvage motors.   He knew this was not a model on the recall (which I believe has either ended or the price went down, or Sears is out of business).  Taking it to a motor shop would likely cost more than it's worth for them to even open it up.   So RIP.
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    kmealy got a reaction from HARO50 in Milwaukee fanatics   
    I call it the Golfer's Delusion:   
    them: If I only had that new $400 putter, I could knock 5 strokes off my game.
    me:    No, sooner or later, the determining factor is on the rubber end of the club.
     
     
    Or, in our terms, on the wooden end of the hammer.
     
     
    One of my sons-in-law works in the town where Ridgid (the plumbing tools) is HQ'd.  As far as I know, they bear no relation to the power tools.  As a general rule, Emerson manufactures “Red” RIDGID tools and TTI manufactures “Orange” RIDGID tools.  Emerson made, at one time, many of the Craftsman power tools (those beginning 113.)
     
    Can't tell the players without a scorecard!
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    kmealy got a reaction from HARO50 in Milwaukee fanatics   
    Not sure when it happened, but Milwaukee is part of TTI.  Same company owns Ridgid and Ryobi.
     
    https://www.protoolreviews.com/news/power-tool-manufacturers-who-owns-them/43632/
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    kmealy got a reaction from HARO50 in Milwaukee fanatics   
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    kmealy got a reaction from HARO50 in Milwaukee fanatics   
    A while ago, I found a FB group on remodeling.   Under the covers it appears to be a Milwaukee tool fan club.  
     
    Some of these guys have definitely been drinking the red Kool-Aid.  The back of their vans are a sea of Milwaukee tools, Pack-out boxes, Milwaukee extension cords, gloves, hats, radios, etc.  I'm wondering what happened to the tools they bought 10 years ago?  And I thought that phenomenon was only for Festool
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    kmealy reacted to Al B in sewing room cabinet   
    Managed to get started on the cabinet for my daughter. I had ordered materials and only got part of the order. Couldn't get the poplar I wanted for the drawers so I had to buy 3/4" primed and plane it down to 1/2" thick. I was surprised to find that the poplar lengths were finger jointed pieces. Should work  OK for the drawers. Still waiting for one length of oak for the drawer fronts and the 3/4 " ply for the cabinet sides and top. Photos shows what I've accomplished so far. I built a jig for clamping the unit during assembly. This old pfart is finding it takes a bit longer to make any progress, but it will get done.


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    kmealy reacted to DuckSoup in False Bottom Drawer Storage   
    I think you're at the point were a logbook with maps, diagrams & excel spreadsheets is needed
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    kmealy got a reaction from Harry Brink in Ralph Jones (Rest In Peace)   
    RIP Ralph.   Remember to keep your hands 6" away from blades.
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    kmealy got a reaction from HandyDan in Ralph Jones (Rest In Peace)   
    RIP Ralph.   Remember to keep your hands 6" away from blades.
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    kmealy got a reaction from Cal in Friday April 2nd 2021-What's on Your Weekend Agenda?   
    Saw another video today with some variations.   
     
    Rather than one loop to saw out the drawer, he cut the sides, top and bottom first, with a little 'bump' in each.  Then glued back together.   The 'bump' kept them aligned.  The inside corners were more square than radiused.
     
    Then front and back of drawer, while the "carcass" dried.
     
    Then glued on the back piece and cut the outside profile  of the whole box.
     
    Because of four saw kerfs instead of one, he had to do a lot of sanding, relatively speaking, on the outside of the drawer to get it to fit into the opening.
     
    Never saw that way before.
     
     
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    kmealy got a reaction from Cal in Ralph Jones (Rest In Peace)   
    RIP Ralph.   Remember to keep your hands 6" away from blades.
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    kmealy got a reaction from Larry Buskirk in Ralph Jones (Rest In Peace)   
    RIP Ralph.   Remember to keep your hands 6" away from blades.
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    kmealy got a reaction from DuckSoup in Friday April 2nd 2021-What's on Your Weekend Agenda?   
    Saw another video today with some variations.   
     
    Rather than one loop to saw out the drawer, he cut the sides, top and bottom first, with a little 'bump' in each.  Then glued back together.   The 'bump' kept them aligned.  The inside corners were more square than radiused.
     
    Then front and back of drawer, while the "carcass" dried.
     
    Then glued on the back piece and cut the outside profile  of the whole box.
     
    Because of four saw kerfs instead of one, he had to do a lot of sanding, relatively speaking, on the outside of the drawer to get it to fit into the opening.
     
    Never saw that way before.
     
     
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    kmealy got a reaction from Fred W. Hargis Jr in Good Clean Fun   
    Got a new riding mower for the Missus

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