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Posted by: JTTHECLOCKMAN - 1 hour ago - Forum: Home Improvement - Replies (1)

Will be redoing my bathroom this year and was thinking of getting a higher standing toilet. What height toilets are there?? Are there more than two?? Standard and elder height. ??

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  Toilet Tank
Posted by: petertay15 - 7 hours ago - Forum: Home Improvement - Replies (2)

Just installed a new American Standard toilet. For the tank, it says tighten the nuts until the tank sits on the ceramic ribs on the stool.

Now Wife asks me to fix the wobbly tank in the other bathroom. Brand is Mancesa 1.6 gpf. Under the tank, there is about 3/8 inch space between the tank and stool. I started the to tighten the tank bolts, but saw that the stool does not have two ribs to tighten down to. Just one rib in front. I’m afraid to tighten the tank too far down lest it should break.

Anybody know how far down I can tighten the tank? Or should I put some sort of shims between the tank and the stool? Thanks for your thoughts.

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  Antiquing a painted surface.
Posted by: tablesawtom - 8 hours ago - Forum: Woodworking - Replies (3)

When I built my present work bench I wanted the painted surface to look aged. I wanted the painted surface to look like the shaker bench in the museum in Handcock Massachusetts. I took a photo of the picture from the Workbench Book by Scott Landis. He will never know if someone doesn't tell him.


Anyway I matched the color as best I could by getting paint samples, lots of then and then I applied a a few  different colors of glazes to the paint samples. I liked Van Dyke Brown glaze from General finishes. I had the color mixed from the color on the pain chart. I used Chalk paint because  Chalk paint is easy to sand through, so the glaze can get to the bear wood and also fill into the sanded areas. It also colors the paint some so one gets different shades on the same wood. I would suggest doing a sample piece first if you have never did anything like this before.

Then I gave it a couple coats of Antique Oil by Minwax to seal everything in. Trust me on this one. The Antique oil added the finishing touches and brought it all together.

The next photograph doesn't do the finish painted surface justice, But it will give you some idea of what it looks like. Also the lights I have in my shop makes it look a little more green than it is but o well.


I do hope I have passed on some useful information to someone.


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  Small parts hvllp spray gun
Posted by: mike9 - Today, 07:16 AM - Forum: Finishing - No Replies

I was looking at adding a smaller sprayer to my fuji mini mite 4 turbine. I see fuji makes a touch up gun but wanted to know if there were other recommendations or has any one tried the fuji. I need the sprayer to work with a turbine not a compressor setup. Thank you.

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  What type of English wood?
Posted by: FarRed - Yesterday, 02:46 PM - Forum: Woodworking - No Replies

Can anyone hazard a guess at to what species this wood might be?  I bought this wash stand in England.  It has a slight bit of woodworm damage (not visible in this photo).  The grain color is too uniform to be English cherry, but other than that, I'm lost.  Perhaps Elm?

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  LV "Sharpening by Hand" resource guide
Posted by: hbmcc - Yesterday, 02:30 PM - Forum: Woodworking Hand Tools - Replies (2)

Just received a mailer from Lee Valley that Rob Lee describes as having 4 objectives, well 3. Maybe, two....? The introduction of the complete Shapton line of abrasives, LV's new honing guides, an abrasive comparison chart, and; what I assume is the LV sharpening department catalog presented in explanatory context, with prices. It's an interesting read, that does pick at common questions. 

There are a menagerie of grits, and grades according to Arkansas Stones. I had a chuckle when I found LV had introduced its own grit range codes. However, many suppliers offer similar breakdowns for the sharpening stages.

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  vacuum chamber and pump
Posted by: joezjr - Yesterday, 01:50 PM - Forum: Tool Swap N' Sell - No Replies

both items are new and never used-----3 gal. glass top baco eng chamber---$75-----pittsburg 2.5 cmf single stage pump $50---pick up magnolia ,de 19962

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  Adding a dormer to add interest to house
Posted by: shoottmx - Yesterday, 01:35 PM - Forum: Home Improvement - Replies (9)

The first visual of our house coming in the driveway is a ton of roof on the garage end of the house. This pic is taken from the other side of the house but shows the expanse of roof. 


We're having the roof replaced this spring so that would be the perfect time to add a dormer to spruce up the cosmetics and break up the big chunk of roof. Thinking it would look something like this:


Here's the drawing with my rough sketch:


It will have soffit vents and be open to the roof peak vents. There won't be any opening into the house itself, wondering what issues might arise. I'm not sure what questions to ask--Maybe add some sort of power vent?? Help us with questions to ask our builder.

Thanks,  g

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  Drawer #2 - The Skeleton Drawer :O
Posted by: Derek Cohen - Yesterday, 10:47 AM - Forum: Woodworking Hand Tools - Replies (5)

Here is the second drawer to be filled ...

Why "Skeleton Drawer"? Well, it does not contain dark secrets, buried bodies, or other clandestine material   Big Grin   

It is just the name I have given to the drawer design since, unlike Drawer #1, which hid a jewellery layer, this discloses all from the outset.

The drawer holds my Kiyohisa chisels: paring slicks and bench oire nomi. It is important to be able to find, and extract them easily when working at the bench. 

The paring chisels lie in the upper level ...

These slide into the cabinet and, below, are the oire nomi (3mm through 30mm) ...

There are two others at the rear, a second 30mm and a 36mm ...

This is a clearer presentation ...

The chisels lie on shaped rests. The blades lie on rare earth magnets, which prevent them moving from the rests when the drawer is opened and shut, or the top layer extended into the cabinet ...

The wood used for the rests and the slide is West Australian Sheoak ...

The rear of the drawer, the drawer back, has been cut away above the second dovetail. This is how the the top layer slides into the cabinet ...

I trust you are finding this fun as well Smile

Regards from Perth


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  Glue up olive wood
Posted by: Halfathumb - Yesterday, 08:27 AM - Forum: Woodworking - Replies (1)

I'm going to be gluing up olive wood blocks for turning. I asked Bethlehem Olive Wood and they said the prefer Alexa (Sp?) glue. What do you use on olive wood?

Any in put?

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