Ira Cohen (@fatguywithatoolbelt) [similar]

Just a novice DIYer and novice woodworker relying on God's Grace to get through each day. -Philippians 4:13! Twitter:@fatguymrfixit

Ira Cohen (@fatguywithatoolbelt)

Just picked up this beauty at a local tool repair shop for a deal I could not refuse.

Anyone know where I can get a replacement chip shield for this?

I tried to use it and ended up being plastered by wood chips on my face and chest (I had protection, it just took me be surprise). #ryobi
#ryobipowertools
#ryobiblue
#ryobiblueoldschool
#ryobirouter
#woodrouter
#woodworkingtools
#woodworking
#dadoes
#amanatoolsrouterbits
#toolrepairshopfinds
#thisthingisabeast

Ira Cohen (@fatguywithatoolbelt)

Drilling some pocket holes for my first attempt at a drawer.

I have a utility drawer in my kitchen cabinet that has a wood face and is metal on all sides. The metal is deteriorating, and the drawer needs to be replaced.

Good thing I messed up and cut the sides too high...LOL. I need to trim the sides so it will fit into the opening.

#wood
#woodworking
#diy
#woodendrawers
#kitchendrawers
#kregjig
#kreg
#pocketholes
#ryobipowertools
#ryobination
#18vcordlesshammerdrill
#tapemeasure

Ira Cohen (@fatguywithatoolbelt)

UPDATE on my previous post concerning my broken P721 Hybrid Work Light.

I took @andrewbuzzell's advice and took the light back to home depot, where they allowed me to swap it out for a new one.

Thanks to #thehomedepot for making this easy.

Again, I just wanted to say that I do not hold Ryobi responsible for the poor behavior of one of their customer service reps. Ryobi is a great company, a great platform, and they make a great product.

#homedepottotherescue
#ryobipowertools
#homedepot
#thehomedepot

Ira Cohen (@fatguywithatoolbelt)

I just wanted to say how disappointed I am in Ryobi Customer Service.

Let me preface this by saying that I am very happy overall with ALL my Ryobi tools, and up until now, I have never experienced any issues. Ryobi is a great company, and I fully intend to keep using, buying, and recommending Ryobi tools. I have no intention to stop buying Ryobi tools, but I am hoping that this gets resolved. In the end- I am frustrated with the person who assisted me on the phone.

I called the Ryobi Direct Ship Warranty Group to see how I could get my P721 Hybrid Work light replaced. One of the clips holding the light to the base broke. I called at 5:45 pm eastern time, and a gentleman answered. He took some information, then told me I needed to take the light to a local authorized Ryobi service center.

Since the people at the Ryobi Customer Service main number told me that they usually just replace these instead of fixing, I asked this gentleman if he could just replace it. He asked me to hold.

At 6:15 pm eastern time, I gave up waiting on hold. 30 minutes!!!!! REALLY??? He didn't even explain why he was putting me on hold.

I hung up, called again (it was now 6:15) and got the automated message that I need to call back during normal business hours. Sounds like this guy went home and just left me hanging.

Im really hoping that someone at Ryobi Customer Service sees this and is willing to assist me.

#ryobipowertools
#customerservicefail

Ira Cohen (@fatguywithatoolbelt)

Just got back inside from digging out from the freaking bomb cyclone blizzard.

I used my trusty Sears snowblower and my Ryobi Hybrid Work light out up my driveway while we dug out.

#blizzardofjanuary2018
#blizzardof2018
#diggingout
#Craftsman
#snowblower
#ryobipowertools
#ryobination
#18vcordlesshybridworklight
#imtoooldforthiscrap
#icantputmyarmsdown
#ihatesnow

Ira Cohen (@fatguywithatoolbelt)

It's getting really bad out there. Winds really whipping up. Can barely see across the street. 2 grill covers blew away as well as a bunch of stuff in my backyard... Stay safe!

#blizzardofjanuary2018
#blizzardof2018

Ira Cohen (@fatguywithatoolbelt)

The northeast is getting slammed by a full-blown blizzard today.

My office is closed, so that's a plus..lol.

Here on Long Island NY, it's just beginning. Looks like almost 1 inch of snow and the winds are beginning to really pick up. Most forecasts are calling for over a foot of snow with sustained winds of 35-45 mph.

Praying the power stays on, and for nothing to fall.

Stay safe everyone!

Hope you are all prepared.

#blizzardof2018
#blizzardofjanuary2018
#imtoooldforthiscrap

Ira Cohen (@fatguywithatoolbelt)

Just got rid of more scrap wood.
I have been using a piece of plywood on sawhorses for a worktable, and it's been bothering me. It was time for another worktable.

Took about an hour, and I was happy with the results.
#recycledwoodprojects
#woodworking
#worktables
#basementworkshop
#diy
#ryobipowertools
#ryobination
#18vcordlessimpactdriver
#18vcordlesshammerdrill
#spaxscrews
#lastprojectof2017
#homedepot
#thehomedepot

Ira Cohen (@fatguywithatoolbelt)

Happy New Year!

Now, I need to shave off this beard!

#happynewyear
#goodbye2017
#hello2018
#topnine2017

Ira Cohen (@fatguywithatoolbelt)

Completely recycled wood for my next project.

Most of it was the old top of my big worktable.

The rest was piled around my workshop .

#woodworking
#recycledwoodprojects
#basementworkshop
#ryobipowertools
#ryobination
#18vcordlesscircularsaw
#rigidshopvac
#DIY

Ira Cohen (@fatguywithatoolbelt)

Nothing says Saturday like field-stripping my 28-year old Weber gas grill and scraping 1 year of grill crud off. Also blew out the burners and tubes.
3 hours of work outside in 16 degree weather.

#webergasgrills
#icantfeelmyfingersortoes
#portercable
#aircompressor
#ryobination
#ryobipowertools
#18vcordlessoscillatingtool
#18vcordlessworklight
#steakitswhatsfordinner

Ira Cohen (@fatguywithatoolbelt)

Just finished up the worktable I made from scrap wood.

Put a bottom shelf on it. Between this and the new top for my big worktable , I should be good to go once I decide on a date to startup. I am in the exploratory stage of creating a side business to sell the items I've been making (and giving away) and I could use as much advice as possible regarding a business startup. This would include branding, selling (etsy, etc...), and anything else I would need to know. Right now, I do not know anything about starting a woodworking/craft business. I've just been doing this for fun to test the waters.
Any input would be greatly appreciated.

#diyprojects
#diywoodenworktable
#worktables
#diywoodenworktable
#recycledwoodprojects
#scrapwood
#ryobipowertools
#ryobination
#18vcordlesscircularsaw
#18vcordlessjigsaw
#harborfreighttools
#harborfreight
#15gaugefinishnailer
#homedepot
#thehomedepot
#portercable
#aircompressor
#vacationprojects
#stressrelief
#thisishowirelax

Ira Cohen (@fatguywithatoolbelt)

Been wanting to replace the top of my 8ft worktable with a full-size piece of plywood.
Today was the day!

I effectively doubled the work area of the table!

Began by taking apart the 2 x 4 top, then replacing it with 3/4" plywood.

Used my Ryobi 3-speed impact driver for this job. Worked like a charm!

I now have a pile of wood I will recycle for a future project. All I need to do is remove about 200 nails...lol... #woodworking
#worktables
#basementworkshop
#diy
#ryobination
#ryobipowertools
#18vcordlessimpactdriver
#18vcordlessreciprocalsaw
#homedepot
#thehomedepot
#harborfreight
#harborfreighttools
#whatamess!

Ira Cohen (@fatguywithatoolbelt)

Some much needed shop additions.
Added a Harbor Freight 2 shelf cart, and threw together another worktable feom scrap wood I has laying around... #woodworking
#basementworkshop
#diy
#harborfreighttools
#harborfreight
#recycledwoodproje
#worktables
#vacationprojects

Ira Cohen (@fatguywithatoolbelt)

Needed some more space in my basement workshop.
During the last few months, I ended up making a lot of projects as gifts. I found myself constantly running out of table top space. Sooo... I started on a small workbench.

Had some scrap wood laying around, then got ambitious.

Then I decided it was time for a nap...lol... Oh well, I'll finish during my vacation after Christmas.

#thingstomakefromscrapwood
#recycledwoodprojects
#thehomedepot
#homedepot
#ryobipowertools
#ryobination
#18vimpactdriver
#spaxscrews
#harborfreighttools
#ireallyneestoorganizemyshop
#workbenc
#diy

Ira Cohen (@fatguywithatoolbelt)

Whoa!!!!! Thanks to everyone who followed me on IG!!!!

Ira Cohen (@fatguywithatoolbelt)

The Frosty Snowman Army...
1)My first Frosty. He lives on my front porch.
2 and 3) My next 2 Frosty's. They needed a second coat of paint, so I couldn't really do anything else with them today. My wife, Jenny will paint Little Frosty's hat tomorrow, then Thursday I will start on the face and body.

4) A nose for the Big Frosty.

#wood
#woodworking
#woodpalletsnowmen
#woodpalletfrosty
#palletwood
#palletwooddiy
#ryobipowertools
#ryobination
#18vcordlessjigsaw
#18vcordlessreciprocalsaw
#18vcordlessrandomorbitalsander
#gliddenpaint
#homedepot
#thehomedepot
#basementworkshop
#harborfreighttools
#hft
#hftpaintbrushes
#chicagoelectricbeltsander
#diyprojects
#diywoodensnowmen
#diychristmasgifts

Ira Cohen (@fatguywithatoolbelt)

Picked this up at #thehomedepot earlier today.

Needed a work light so I could wiggle into the crawl space in my attic and try to fix some leaks in my roof.

This lot up the whole crawl space on one side of my house.

Last time I tried this, I took about 7 flashlights with me.... #ryobipowertools
#ryobination
#18vhybridworklight
#lettherebelight
#leakyroofssuck
#roofrepair
#ithinkineedanewroof
#diy
#diyroofrepair
#thehomedepot
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