Of all the things to be bugged by, this one strikes me as dumb. Screws do not imply knock-down or RTA construction techniques. Screws are instant clamps, and probably confer some strength to the finished joint. Gluing ultimately is likely to be stronger than screws alone for joints under stress. If it bugs you,… » 8/26/14 8:22am Tuesday 8:22am

Oddly, for standard sizes, I've found that buying glass tops from Room+Board is actually cheaper than my local glass supplier. Must be some volume thing. But most of their configurable desks/tables allow you to buy tops of glass/marble/etc and they are relatively inexpensive. » 8/20/14 7:37am 8/20/14 7:37am

The Festool systainer system probably works better if you have a lot of Festool tools you need to tote around to the jobsite, since Festool tools each come in a systainer as well. Because of the modularity, it is more an add-on to their tool system than a standalone. I believe their containers are made by Tanos, and… » 8/18/14 9:55am 8/18/14 9:55am

Wow. This new system seems to impose a rather extraordinary burden on the authors to keep approving comments. Any idea if there is an intent to move back to the approved-commenters-can-approve-other-commenters kind of vision? » 8/15/14 1:44pm 8/15/14 1:44pm

"[W]hose only 'crime' was a poor choice of decoration at Winter Solstice holiday time..." Ah, so your ACLU hatred stems from your view that religion and state should not be separate? Pro bono can take many forms. And the ACLU's brand of pro bono isn't anything to sneer at. They, like EPIC and EFF, have to… » 8/15/14 12:44pm 8/15/14 12:44pm

The one cautionary note I'd sound is that Kreg joints tend to walk a bit unless you clamp the living sh*t out of them. When doing things like the console shown, it isn't a big deal. But if you need a corner where the two planes meet flush at 90*, you really need to secure the pieces well before drilling/screwing. » 8/13/14 6:34am 8/13/14 6:34am

Since I have yet to hear anyone claim this produces "better" bubbly water than store bought seltzer, the only excuse I can see for one is the cost savings. But if that's the case, that $130 price differential is going to really extend the time until you break even... » 8/12/14 5:18pm 8/12/14 5:18pm

I still don't understand the circumstances where you would want to text 9-1-1 instead of just calling, but maybe that's because I'm an old fart. In my jurisdiction (and I think this is common), even calling 9-1-1 and then hanging up will net you a visit from the cops. So even if you can't say something, dialing… » 8/11/14 3:01pm 8/11/14 3:01pm