The Last Word:
The Last Word:
I would recommend against machining your top in-place. Bullnosing a top requires removing a lot of material, and then the nosing must be polished to match.
This is not a job that is easy to undertake in the home, and uses a polishing head like this:
Replacement may be the best option here, unless you have a contractor who really knows what he is doing, and will bring a lot of drop cloths, plastic covers, a strong wet vac, and a lot of chops. And be prepared for a ton of dust in your home.
A possible option is to add a bull nose to the edge, but be aware that the bullnose would be fragile until it was glued in solid, and requires special tooling to cut and fit it in.
Let me say that I love my Keurig.
I can make one cup at a time. With friends we can have different coffees, and I can even grind and brew a cup using a refillable my K cup basket.
The Keurig is convenient, quick, and easy to maintain.
But there is a growing problem.
Recycling the K Cups.
In it’s entirety, K cups are not recyclable due to having different materials that are hard to break down. The only way to effectively deal with this is to break apart the k cups individually, and recycle each component, or send them to a facility that does this for you.
If you can’t be bothered, since convenience is the reason why we use store bought K cups in the first place, there are special services:
There is a commercially available tool to remove the lid; called the “Medelco Recycle A Cup K-Cup Recycling Tool“:
Thank you for reading this, and helping recycle some of the 6 billion k cups that are out there!
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The first time you anything the results may not be “perfect”, but the pride in building your own tables, cabinets, toys, signs, etc. far outweigh the effort! As your skills continue to improve, you will be able to take on more elaborate projects. Many questions you have can be answered on youtube videos or asking an “old-timer” like me.
Professional tools are nice, but when you are starting out, basic tools are good, and you can replace with better ones as you go along. You can also give any old tools to your kids as you upgrade to better equipment (just make sure they are supervised). Here are some basic tool sets:
Next time you need a cabinet, step stool, or shelves, get some woodworking plans and get out your tools! You may also want to volunteer for groups like habitat for humanity where you can learn basic carpentry skills. I have done it and enjoyed it a lot. If you just need something small, and don’t have a place to cut up the wood – here are wood project kits you can build:
Precut wood project kits on Amazon
Precut wood project kits on EBay
If you really enjoy woodworking, and want to turn it into a serious hobby, here are some Woodworking plans and ideas:
Ted McGrath’s 16,000 woodworking plans!
Best of luck with your Woodworking projects! Post pictures of your work so we can enjoy it too! -Alan
It’s all about Primary colors. As an example, mixing orange is a base of red with yellow copiously added.
it is good to understand the “Color Wheel” when you need a specific color. Here is an article on it:
All about Paint Color Mixing: Chart the Wheel & Mixing Guide – Artists network
Mixing Color Wheels for the Artist (9-1/4″) With a Creative Color Wheel (9.25 inch) circle with different colored sectors used to show the relationship between colors. – From Amazon; also available from artist supplies and paint stores.
My mother was an art teacher. She really emphasized the color wheel, and it was a great tool for understanding the primary colors and their relationship to all the colors. Her students became little Picasso’s!
When matching colors, you can bring your color wheel to a store, and get the paint mixed spot-on!
Here is a University of Tennessee bottle carrier I made for a friends birthday:
Color makes the project, and getting the color RIGHT, now that is just Over the Top!
May you have great success with you the Color Wheel! (My Mom would be proud).
Sometimes you need to cut loose – and you want to have a really cool place to do it; so you do what any self respecting carpenter does – you build a Tiki bar!
I had some treated wood left over from some projects, and some waferboard from a siding repair. Perfect for a basic bar! Plus I had some exterior paint and a set of casters, so the bar could roll out of the way. Here is the basic bar:
I have to admit I have a bias here.
If you are cutting LARGE sheets and have sawhorses (and a good “reach”), a track saw will be faster and easier than passing a 4′ x 8′ sheet of plywood over the blade of a table saw, and give a decent cut (provided the blade is sharp, with the correct number of teeth, and the operator is skilled).
For almost everything else, a properly aligned and set up table saw will do Much much more than a track saw. Here is my bias – I view a track saw as a “one trick pony”. I use an aluminium guide or a really straight board when I cut a plywood sheet. It’s fast and easy, and you can “dress” the edge afterwards. I also don’t have to store a single purpose tool just for these occasions – my skilsaw, guide, and clamps are easy to get to.
13 pointers for perfect plywood cuts – woodworking magazine
If you are cutting a lot of 4×8 sheets, the track saw can slow you down, compared to this baby:
Some of them even have a mount for a router, (or you can convert it), and you get very high quality cuts.
I owned a cabinet shop, and your plywood could slide vertically into this saw (it just takes up wall space), and you can stack the finished parts on a cart, ready for the next step
(banding/sanding/drilling). A decent panel saw costs more than a track saw, about as much as a good table saw.
Keep in mind that you have to determine what your shop does, when you consider the cost, and factor in any savings in time.
To Recap, either saw will cut clean if it has a sharp blade and is setup and used properly, but you have to determine your needs based on what you build. I have a bias towards the table saw and a good panel saw.
Best of luck with your cutting, and remember to wear a mask and eye protection!
–Dedicated to my Late friend, Thomas Adams.
You will need
Irish Whiskey – Jamesons or equivalent
Irish Cream Liquor – Baileys or any good brand
Fresh brewed coffee, medium roast, without any flavors or adulteration (that means a plain cup of Joe)
Whipped cream – Fresh or from a can
Green sugar crystals – for decoration and “sugaring the rim”
Irish coffee Glasses – get a mess of ’em, invite your pals and kinfolk!
Wet the rim of the glass, and either rub green sugar crystals on it, or prepare without the sugar garnish.
Pour in a shot of Irish whiskey
Pour in a shot of Irish cream liquor
Pour in fresh brewed coffee, filling to about a 1/2″ (one or two fingers) from the top of the glass
Add a dollop of whipped cream to the top
sprinkle some green sugar crystals to add some color.
SERVE AND ENJOY.
I hope to have truly inspired you to create a drinkable dessert which will elevate you to a new level of respect and glory with your peers. Make yours an Irish Coffee! -Alan