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Forum: Tool talk 12-14-2014, 10:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 985
Posted By Cochese
I will say that letting the batteries fall below...

I will say that letting the batteries fall below the fail safe is a mistake.
Forum: Bargain Alerts 12-14-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,290
Posted By Cochese
I wonder if I could get a refund on that. Just...

I wonder if I could get a refund on that. Just bought last week.
Forum: Around the coffee pot 12-14-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 280
Posted By Cochese
Did they look at your ear specifically in the MRI?

Did they look at your ear specifically in the MRI?
Forum: Tool talk 12-12-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 383
Posted By Cochese
Unless they secretly came out with another...

Unless they secretly came out with another version, the mortise chisels match the standard bench chisels - maple-color handles.

FWIW, Highland carries the entire line.

I see the darker chisels...
Forum: Bargain Alerts 12-05-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,290
Posted By Cochese
I went to the store last night all set to buy one...

I went to the store last night all set to buy one of these packs. When I grabbed for it I started thinking, do I need it? I've got 5-6 small Lithiums and 2 NiCds that are still kicking. I mainly only...
Forum: Around the coffee pot 12-04-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 901
Posted By Cochese
A lot of that comes from the people who will get...

A lot of that comes from the people who will get in lanes they know will end just to try and jump a handful of people instead of waiting their turn.

Do I not let those people in? **** right.
Forum: Around the coffee pot 12-02-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,564
Posted By Cochese
One of the certification exams I did in school...

One of the certification exams I did in school was a drum brake disassembly and reassembly. I don't remember if it was 30 seconds or a minute.
Forum: Around the coffee pot 12-02-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,564
Posted By Cochese
A C-clamp and a thin piece of anything will get...

A C-clamp and a thin piece of anything will get most pistons back in.

Invest in a pair of mechanic's gloves at about $10. Well worth the cost. Surgical-style gloves rip at the earliest...
Forum: Around the coffee pot 12-02-2014, 12:23 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,564
Posted By Cochese
Four rotors should run about $200-$250, really...

Four rotors should run about $200-$250, really good pads would be about $110 more. Of course this varies by the car.

Look at the Duralast Gold CMax pads at Autozone. Little noise, little dust,...
Forum: Project related discussions 12-01-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 848
Posted By Cochese
The relative cheapness of it lets me swap it out...

The relative cheapness of it lets me swap it out in a few years or so if needed. Depends on how heavily the surface is used and abused. No real dings or anything in our kitchen table, just shoddy...
Forum: Project related discussions 12-01-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 848
Posted By Cochese
I built both the kitchen table and the sideboard...

I built both the kitchen table and the sideboard in that manner, and I have had no issues. The sideboard made use of the Domino, but I used a T&G joint for the kitchen table. Our house can see some...
Forum: Around the coffee pot 11-30-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,142
Posted By Cochese
A couple of years ago we decided not to do any...

A couple of years ago we decided not to do any more doorbuster deals. Some people may find it fun, but we saw too many people acting like complete asses. We might go in later and see what's left, but...
Forum: Around the coffee pot 11-25-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 747
Posted By Cochese
Shop grade birch around here from the lumber yard...

Shop grade birch around here from the lumber yard is anywhere from about $35-$45, depending on how much the last truck was.
Forum: Shop Setup, Layout, and Design 11-21-2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 967
Posted By Cochese
First video of the shop. ...

First video of the shop.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RSMa7yFwq3k&
Forum: Around the coffee pot 11-21-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,372
Posted By Cochese
I'm going to assume he's married, thus the answer...

I'm going to assume he's married, thus the answer is anywhere that isn't his home.
Forum: Bargain Alerts 11-19-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,260
Posted By Cochese
Any dust collection with this?

Any dust collection with this?
Forum: Shop Setup, Layout, and Design 11-15-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 967
Posted By Cochese
Going back out to the shop tonight made me...

Going back out to the shop tonight made me realize that there is no way the planer will fit there. Drill press stays, jointer goes next to the DP. I turned the router table sideways for now. May...
Forum: Shop Setup, Layout, and Design 11-15-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 967
Posted By Cochese
Currently yes. That will change. Sent from...

Currently yes. That will change.

Sent from my XT1095 using Tapatalk
Forum: Shop Setup, Layout, and Design 11-15-2014, 12:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 967
Posted By Cochese
Fleshing this out for the next step, I came up...

Fleshing this out for the next step, I came up with this tonight:

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5612/15171656004_e0021659f7_c.jpg

I can get away without having to dock the router table under...
Forum: Shop Setup, Layout, and Design 11-14-2014, 11:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 967
Posted By Cochese
One of the things that sparked a redesign was...

One of the things that sparked a redesign was trying to get a better handle on dust collection. I tried thinking of a way that I could get the dust producing machines all grouped together if...
Forum: Shop Setup, Layout, and Design 11-14-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 967
Posted By Cochese
Decided to give the potential layout a trial by...

Decided to give the potential layout a trial by fire. I moved everything basically into place and got the new hand tool corner set up. Better than ever. Better access to the planes and chisels. I...
Forum: Shop Setup, Layout, and Design 11-14-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 967
Posted By Cochese
I figured that having the drill press between the...

I figured that having the drill press between the rails would allow me to use it in some situations without moving the saw at all. I also thought that front wall would be a good place to relocate...
Forum: Shop Setup, Layout, and Design 11-13-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 967
Posted By Cochese
The picture cut off the entrance, right at the...

The picture cut off the entrance, right at the front of the saw. I just pull it a bit to the left to make wider cuts.
Forum: Shop Setup, Layout, and Design 11-13-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 967
Posted By Cochese
What am I missing?

My shop layout continues to give me headaches all this time later. That's why I need your help: I've come up with a potential layout that seems to let me have room for all of my tools, plus space for...
Forum: Tool talk 11-13-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,153
Posted By Cochese
Even the guys on FOG are complaining about the...

Even the guys on FOG are complaining about the price. That's when you know it's too much.
Forum: Shop Setup, Layout, and Design 11-09-2014, 12:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 520
Posted By Cochese
Big Box Shed?

This is only a half-serious question, so don't spend a lot of time thinking about it.

Home Depot is clearing out their display sheds. There is a two-story and a 12x16 for 40% off. The 12x16 comes...
Forum: Tool talk 11-08-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 750
Posted By Cochese
HF sells some chisels, but honestly unless you...

HF sells some chisels, but honestly unless you need to save a few bucks, spend your money elsewhere. Not only do the extremely cheap ones not hold their edge as long, they rust. They are good,...
Forum: Tool talk 11-07-2014, 10:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,472
Posted By Cochese
Like a rare white elk. I was lucky to snag a...

Like a rare white elk.

I was lucky to snag a recon Midi.
Forum: Tool talk 11-07-2014, 10:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 750
Posted By Cochese
Hopefully Santa gives the reindeer some extra...

Hopefully Santa gives the reindeer some extra hay. The thing weighs a metric ton.
Forum: Tool talk 11-06-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 750
Posted By Cochese
I've only used it lightly, but I've been very...

I've only used it lightly, but I've been very happy vis a vis the price paid. No issues that I can think of, but I'm not too versed in turning. I often have to tap the collet out as it gets a bit...
Forum: Tool talk 11-05-2014, 10:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,184
Posted By Cochese
I fell into that ten percent. It was worth it to...

I fell into that ten percent. It was worth it to me, especially because I use it all the time for cutting. I even try to make excuses to use it instead of the table saw. If I could perfect my way of...
Forum: Tool talk 10-28-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,472
Posted By Cochese
That's what I have and love it.

That's what I have and love it.
Forum: Around the coffee pot 10-27-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,804
Posted By Cochese
A butter grater is pure genius though.

A butter grater is pure genius though.
Forum: Project related discussions 10-02-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,199
Posted By Cochese
I think you just need the mounting plate to go...

I think you just need the mounting plate to go with standard hinges: http://mcfaddensdirect.mcfaddens.com/p-793-blum-175h503021-clip-top-flush-inset-face-frame-mounting-plate-with-cam-9mm.aspx
...
Forum: Project related discussions 10-02-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,199
Posted By Cochese
These prices will be much more palatable. ...

These prices will be much more palatable.

http://www.wwhardware.com/cabinet-hinges/cabinet-furniture-hinges/concealed-hinges

For installation, Rockler has a kit, or just be very careful with a...
Forum: Around the coffee pot 09-28-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 662
Posted By Cochese
I've seen the first one since the dawn of the...

I've seen the first one since the dawn of the internet, and is a joke. Even if you weren't aware of the context you should know it's not real because the workbench doesn't have hearing protection....
Forum: Home Improvements & Maintenance 09-28-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,433
Posted By Cochese
If you just want to do a coverup, you could look...

If you just want to do a coverup, you could look at painting plain white countertop material and cementing it on. Hard to tell from the pic, but it doesn't look like wood grain on the doors.
Forum: Around the coffee pot 09-27-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,257
Posted By Cochese
There's times for breaker bars, if you have room....

There's times for breaker bars, if you have room. Sometimes you'll need quite the long bar to get the required amount of leverage. And if your spring is in the arc, not going to help. A small sledge...
Forum: Around the coffee pot 09-26-2014, 09:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,257
Posted By Cochese
Did you check with the local auto parts stores?...

Did you check with the local auto parts stores? Usually they let you rent tools for free with just a refundable deposit.

I'd buy a compressor, because we all need compressors at some point, and...
Forum: Around the coffee pot 09-20-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 608
Posted By Cochese
I don't think that was the right link, but I...

I don't think that was the right link, but I found it and pre-ordered without hesitation. Your previous two were two of my top three books I've read in the past five years. Luckily for me the sequel...
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