Cornhole Box Build

Topics Covered
1. Reason for This Build
2. List of Materials
3. Cutting & Assembly of 2 x 4s
4. Fastening of Plywood Top
5. Cutting of Circular Hole
6. Cutting & Fastening of Legs
7. In Closing
8. Request

1. Reason for This Buil
Here’s how this build came about.

Mike, a friend of mine at work, asked if I could build him two cornhole boxes. I said sure, and he commissioned me to build him two cornhole boxes.

And I thought, you know Mike might like to see (or maybe not) what was involved in the building of his cornhole boxes. And also, I felt that there might be others who would be interested in seeing some of the particulars involved in building a cornhole box.
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Love That Grizzly G0715P Table Saw Rip Fence

I finally got a look at my buddy Terry’s new Grizzly G0715P table saw. Now, I only had time to look at it briefly during my lunch break at work. But I liked what I saw.
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Thumb Screw Change Out on a Grizzly Band Saw

The Situation
Don’t get me wrong. My Grizzly 17” band saw (model GO513ANV) has performed well and been a pleasure to use. However, I wish Grizzly had used socket screws instead of thumb screws (shown in Photo 1) for adjusting the blade guides.
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Troubleshooting And Repairing A 1 x 30 Belt Sander

Before getting started, here are two photos of the belt sander.
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Review of ‘The Anarchist’s Design Book’

Personally, when I open a book, for the first time, the table of contents is the first place I go to. So you know where I am headed.

The table of contents shows this book, by Chris Schwarz, to be made up of twenty-one chapters and six appendices.

Chapter one starts on page one and chapter twenty-one ends on page 381.

The twenty-one chapters are titled as follows:
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Plunge Router Issues

I have a DeWalt DW618 router (router motor unit). This router comes with both a fixed based (DW6184) and also a plunge base (DW6182). And the router motor is a separate unit, which you then attach to either the fixed base or the plunge base.
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A Good Method for Trimming End Grain

This is going to be a short post, but some useful information (I think anyway).

Now I have heard of using water on end grain prior to planing with a handplane. However, what with being concerned with tear-out, I shy away from using a handplane on end grain.

So instead of using a handplane, I use a random orbital sander (ROS). It tends to be slow going, but no tear-out worries. Then, it dawned on me. Why not wet the end grain with water? And then go to town on it with my ROS. I wonder if that would work? Well, it does.

I would guesstimate that it cut my sanding time in half. Plus, surely it is cutting down on the amount of sawdust going airborne.

Why in the world did I not think of this before?

Give it a try.

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John 3:16

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