Jump to content

Leaderboard

Popular Content

Showing content with the highest reputation on 01/01/2018 in all areas

  1. A bit premature, perhaps, but I'm heading to bed soon, so this will be my last post of 2017. I hope everyone enjoys themselves, and for those of you celebrating, please stay safe. 2017 has been a better year for me than the past five. 2018 should be even better, as I'll both get promoted and earn my Bachelor's early in the year before moving back to The Old Guard mid-year. By this time next year I hope to be debt-free (besides the mortgage) and by this time next month I will be resuming my diet and exercise regimen that saw me drop thirty pounds in a few months two years ago.
    5 points
  2. Happy New Year(s) Going to party till the sun comes up..... and then sleep for (two) days...... And by party, I mean watching the classic Twilight Zone marathon.
    4 points
  3. Happy New Years guys, hope we get to hear more good news in 2018...too much bad news from the crew in 2017. Here's to being safe and happy in 2018
    4 points
  4. Happy new year crew.
    4 points
  5. Happy New Year to all of you and your families!
    4 points
  6. Happy New Years crew!! I missed a lot this year here on the forum but very happy to be back wit you all and I wish the best and a blessed year for all the crew and families. Everyone be safe and no drinking and driving guys! TIACREW#1!!!!
    3 points
  7. So sorry Brother, that I did not see this post in time, to send my well wishes and prayers. I am so relieved to hear, your health is on the mend. I have to be honest, when I read Eric's original post, I thought the worst, and was immediately angry some scumbag did this to you. Not to take away from what you are going through, but I have been having a weird pain in my lower (front, back and side) on my right side of body, and been to a "specialist" and they said they can not find anything. Now I am motivated to get a 2nd and even 3rd opinion. Thank You for being there for me, when
    3 points
  8. Happy New Years everyone!! All the best to the crew in this upcoming year
    2 points
  9. 2 points
  10. Skil 30-piece router bit set for $45.10 at Lowe's, along with another $10 Stanley tape measure set.
    2 points
  11. My first time posting, but I keep coming to this forum for the wealth of information on here. I have the M12 fuel impact and just bought the Surge this week. I was also curious which had more power so I did a quick test driving 1/4 x 3 1/2 Spax Powerlags into a 4x4. The Surge was easily twice as fast. I am heavy into the M12 line but wanted the Surge for the noise reduction.
    2 points
  12. HAPPY NEW YEAR CREW !!!!!!!!!
    2 points
  13. Got this guy put up yesterday. Hopefully I can get the second one up today. Used the hammer function on my DCD996 for the first time so I could join the treated 2x4 to the floor. drained my compact pack rather quickly. Had to switch to a flex to finish the job. It was reasonably easy to instal. Hardest part was getting the brackets on and in the right spot. I'm thinking about getting a couple more organizers and trying out the new 3 drawer unit to add to the collection to put some of my dads stuff in them.
    2 points
  14. Most of us make them, only to forget or discard them within months, but what do you hope to change in 2018? I won't curse this by calling it a resolution, but I haven't had an adult beverage since the 20th of December. Honestly, I've never felt better, as drinking was less a social activity and more a reason to slip into reclusiveness. As for resolutions, I plan to cut twenty pounds, getting back to the 165 I haven't seen in 20 years; become proficient at woodworking; pay off my credit cards and knock at least $10k in principal off of my mortgage; and put a renewed eff
    1 point
  15. I have been converting my garage into a small shop. I designed it so I could easily move things to make room for both of my parents vehicles when I am done working for the day. This is storage mode. The larger table was rebuilt to better fit my needs. was also out of square and is much better than it was. I usually pull out the larger table where I do most of the work. I use the clipboard for my notes and whatnot for the current project. Great for showing where to cut pieces out of the plywood. most of the stuff hanging on the wall is my dads stuff collecte
    1 point
  16. 😎😎😎 Florida 🌴🌴🌴🌴
    1 point
  17. I use the small dewalt 20v, and blow out through garage door each day when I leave !!
    1 point
  18. Basement shop here. My Wife would literally kill me if I did that 👍
    1 point
  19. Welcome to the forums Bryan, Happy New Year bro
    1 point
  20. I posted this question and I have since bought a Surge and the Black Friday M12 impact set that comes with the packout box. Both are great. The Surge is definitely quieter and powerful enough to send 3 inch x 1/4 inch tapcon zipping into blocks. Both are great products.
    1 point
  21. That is a nice setup! While having a massive dedicated shop would be ideal, few of us have the resources to make it a reality. You have the makings of an outstanding shop; imagine how great it will be when you have a garage (or workshop) to yourself!
    1 point
  22. For $15 it''s definitely worth it for beaters, nice deal!
    1 point
  23. Thanks. I can try and get an updated pic. I got a new spot for the table and I even made space for lumber on the shelves on the side wall. It freed up some space.
    1 point
  24. I've really lost confidence in brushless tools. They've just been too random and unreliable for me so far. I've posted a few times about issues I've had, but here's another one: My new brushless Dewalt 20V string trimmer will exceed it's maximum speed if I suddenly lift the trimmer head upwards towards shoulder level. It really revs hard for about a second. It sounds like it's going 500-1000rpm more than the rated top rpm. Another brushless gremlin. I am quite happy that the Dewalt 20V hedge trimmer I just bought is brushed, because that will be worked hard.
    1 point
  25. Therein lies the fundamental problem with brushless tools. Aside from being expensive, the electronics are not bulletproof. Potting only helps moisture resistance so much. Heat is a bigger issue and potting can increase thermal stresses and reduce repairability. I love my Brushless stuff, but I know I need to take care of them. If I wanted beater tools, I would buy the newer 4 pole brushed stuff. Takes a beating and cheap like stink to repair. But I love precision and all that Brushless has to offer. It’s a trade off, but I think it’s worth it. Especially for impacts and drills. Sent fr
    1 point
  26. Welcome to the crew!!
    1 point
  27. Looks Awesome! I just invested in everything needed for resin casting. Pressure Pot, Vacuum Chamber, Vacuum Pump, Mould Making Silicon, Dyes, Powders, Allumilite and other miscellaneous goodies. However, I just don't plan on making pens, but lately I have been making a bunch of twig pots, vases, and threaded boxes out of wood, and thinking I will be able to make some cool "hybrid" blanks with resin and wood. Since I was just "relieved" of my employment, I am going to spend the winter months enjoying time in the workshop, before I have to go back to the daily grind lo
    1 point
  28. Yeah Yeah Yeah... BAH-HUMBUG Merry Christmas to all the crew, and you and yours... Here's to an AWSOME 2018! Cheers! -Steven
    1 point
  29. Congratulations on the promotion, well deserved I imagine. Oh and Bah-Humbug LOL..... J/K Merry Christmas to you and yours
    1 point
  30. Welcome to the crew
    1 point
  31. Well Happy New Year and welcome aboard bro!!
    1 point
  32. another room, another TV mounted in master with hidden cable box, internet access and no visible wires....
    1 point
  33. little etched window from the stairway side, it is about 10 feet up so it is not for looking into master bedroom just for natural light.......
    1 point
  34. some more rooms complete
    1 point
  35. sorry bro.....lol remember these closet doors I made, in the rebuilding stage, well they are finally in place for good....lol
    1 point
  36. Got the second rack installed today. Just gotta make room for my main table. It no longer can go where it used to because of these racks.
    1 point
  37. I just bought the M18 brushless impact (HD BF special) to go with my M12 Fuel impact, but I still want to get a Surge... WTF is wrong with me?
    1 point
  38. And........ She has moved from dollar store crafts to using tools... Seriously though, pretty cool Eh! I’m guessing, a consumable purchase in our future. Blades, sandpaper, glue, and other assorted goodies. Ha Ha Ha
    1 point
  39. Oh No!!! Me SweetieBear has invaded the WigWag Workshop! Honestly, though, I love having her spending time in the workshop with me. She has some sweet inspiration, and with me getting Riff'd, it's a comfy feeling.
    1 point
  40. 1 point
  41. Nice setup! I also use my Ego blower to clean up the garage. Blow the remaining saw dust out of the garage and let nature take it's course.
    1 point
  42. I've been working with the Southwire 16040T it's a compact meter that utilizes their phone app, it's pretty cool actually, comes with a worklight on it too. The write up is on my website if anyone is interested in it, really it's a lot of meter for 60 bucks. True RMS as well http://thejimbosliceworkshop.com/2017/08/02/southwire-compact-true-rms-multimeter-16040t-with-bluetooth/ Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
    1 point
  43. So I now have the birch plywood I need along with 3 chunks of maple for the trim so will start cutting tonight. I have been purchasing some really nice woodworking hand tools like planes, saws, marking gauges, etc and needed a place for them. Also not happy with my current clamp storage setup (as I mentioned in another thread), so going to redo that at the same time. This will allow me to add more clamps and remove and replace them with much greater ease. I am going to build storage slots for my miter saw extensions for easier access. Right now they are behind the tool box top an
    1 point
  44. Slow process but got it 80% done. Have a half dozen or so more tools to mount. Will remove all the mounts to apply poly and then put them back on. And build a dove tail drawer. Not sure If I am doing one large or three small.
    1 point
  45. I do not have any opinion on strength but this birch plywood has hardly any voids. The laminates are straight. They also have the stuff with MDF but this is not it. I have been going to HD for plywood recently instead of Menards because the veneer is much thicker. And more progress...
    1 point
  46. Little assembly today. Have to say, I am liking this new Domino. Going to change how I build things This is the clamp and miter saw rail rack.
    1 point
  47. Well tedious part now. Doing all the edge banding. Got a few pieces banded and sanded. Whenever the long piece dries I can unclamp it and get the trim flushed up. Only two small pieces left and can assemble the clamp rack. Then move on to the Woodworking tool cabinet for planes, etc.
    1 point
  48. Those clamps are great for one handed use and I have probably used my quick grips more than anything else. Do the dewalts have more clamping pressure than the quick grips? Mine really do not have enough pressure for a lot of glue ups. I have a couple new style Irwin clamps that have lots of clamping pressure but they are super bulky. Made some progress last night. Got all my sheet goods cut. Just need to edge band some of them with maple and can start the domino assembly process. This is my first real domino project. Laminated all the 3/4 plywood together for the cla
    1 point
  49. Thanks Chris I'll look into that, what do u need for space in front of that.
    1 point
×
×
  • Create New...