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    Mike Heidrick

    Pole Barn 40X64X16

    Thread Starter: Mike Heidrick

    Signed a contract yesterday with S&L Builders out of Indiana for a 40X64X16 Pole Barn with a 10X24 porch. Build date August 18, 2014. Plan to install Pex for raidant floor heat. Concrete slab 5" thick. Also doing 1.5" closed cell foam under the pad. Built on Laminated posts in ground. Will...

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    Eric Schubert

    My First Workbench Build - A Journal

    Thread Starter: Eric Schubert

    Welcome to my journal thread for my very first major build: a workbench! I plan to add photos and updates as I make progress on the bench build, which may or may not be frequently. It all depends on how it plays out. But, I'm hoping that it'll be a learning experience for both you and me, and...

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    mike glaser

    Flooring Guy butchered my stairs. Any hope for fixing? (pics)

    Thread Starter: mike glaser

    Hi all, long time reader first time poster. I enjoy woodworking and love the challenges it brings with it. Scenerio: -We had carpeting on 22 stairs. -We wanted straight noses and straight edges all around, clean and crisp edges to give the modern look. -I knew nothing about codes (which is...

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    mark mcfarlane

    Yet another shop build.... McFarlane

    Thread Starter: mark mcfarlane

    After a 9 month battle with the local water district over an easement, we started clearing the land for my new shop today. It was amazing to watch these guys clear the land. We had three 80-100' pine trees removed and about a dozen smaller ones. One of the tall trees was 2 feet off my...

    Last Post By: Mike Heidrick Today, 2:50 PM Go to last post
    ken hatch

    Firmer Chisels

    Thread Starter: ken hatch

    Modern makers of firmer chisels are almost extinct. While they can be found used on eBay it's such a crap shoot I'd like to find a modern maker. Cut to the chase, while googling firmer chisels today one of the hits was Amazon for Narex firmer chisels and I followed the link. Sure nuff the link...

    Last Post By: steven c newman Today, 12:58 AM Go to last post
    Frederick Skelly

    Anyone tried this: Peening your tenons

    Thread Starter: Frederick Skelly

    Current FWW has a full page shop tip on doing this (FWW #263, page 12). Basically, you cut a snug tenon, pound the tenon's faces gently to compress them and then put glue on it and slip it into the mortise. The author said it's a Japanese technique. Thoughts? Fred

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