Hmmmm---A power boat???What's next OLD SHOES?What's with the photos of objects that have nothing to do with wood-working, skill building, or the use of KREG tools to build a product?GEEZ---what's…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Jay Boutwell Nov 6, 2014.
Re portable lights
I use portable lights, on ocassions.
One fixture features "high-intensity" bulbs.
The lamp has a selector switch for 150, 300 and 600W settings.
This type uses Halogen bulbs, and they do get hot.
These type lights…"
"Not all fluorescent lights work in cold weather.
Select a fluorescent fixture based on lowest temp in your shop/garage.
Regular magnetic ballasts in standard T12 fixtures, which have 1-1/2" dia lamps, are not recommended for
Since high school? It probably feels like just a few years ago.
I used to do lots of welding, learned from my Dad, when I was in high school---he welded lots of heavy stuff. However, haven't don't it in years, since…"
Plan to have an adequate electric service line to your building.
A 100amp service.
A min 60amp service.
A 50 amp circuit for a welder, such as a 120/240V model.
Hobart makes a nice welder with great features, in their 120/240V model,…"
Thank you for your thank you.
I'd install an external waterproof ON-OFF switch, at the outside entry to your shop, and connected to a light that illuminates the immediate entry on the interior.
I'd also include a "RED"…"
I use florescent lighting, with the 4ft bulbs, strategically located.
A switch to control the light(s) into entryways, and separate switch to control each light in specific areas; such as over a work bench, storage areas in the far back of the…"
A set of automotive feeler gauges, are handy in my tool box, for many tasks that require fine tuning.
These gauges are available in short and long leafs, as well as those that have a bent end.
The bent ones come in very handy when working in…"
FYI---most plywoods available from Home Centers, are the same thickness.
1/4", 3/8", 1/2" and 3/4" is the nominal thickness.
The "actual" thickness may vary.
I generally carry my dial calipers with me when…"
Position the stop collar 1/16" closer to the drill bit tip, which will result in the hole not being drilled as deep, as as it would be when at the 3/4" setting.
I recommend making sample test pieces, of the same material thickness,…"
The following comments are offered.
1st. make a list of what tools to want to store in your intended rack.
2. Determine where you want to store the applicable tools.
(I'd suggest locating this storage rack near the door, for…"
"The following comments are offered:
1. Use the HD jig for stock that is 1-1/2" and thicker.
2. Fasten the 3/4" stock to the 1-1/2" stock.
3. Select the screw size, that Kreg recommends, for the applicable material…"
I'd make test sample pieces.
Think of two such short sections, cut the desired angle, bring the joints together,
place the intended screw on top the sample test pieces,
and mark with a pencil where the pocket holes will be…"
Thank you Ken for the suggestions I was actually trying to decide between the K4 and the K5 but was leaning towards the K4, I've got the basic frame design for my work bench and I'm probably going to use metal diamond plate but the ladder for shelves idea I am definitely doing and also the fire hydrant water dispenser those were great ideas that I'll definitely use and I was going to put an emblem on it but was going to paint it but your idea to chisel it is a much better way to do it. Thank you for the ideas I just can't wait to be able to start making my bench at least I'll have a few months to design it while my arm heals.
Yes it does , but no it is counter top edge remenant . thanks for consern I have several different patterns of this material .I ve made several kitcheen stands and islands of this different material. Find it at Menards in the shelving department advertised as discontinued shelving. Very nice and cheap material. thanks Cecil