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  0 Thread: cedar for window trim?
Post: RE: cedar for window trim?

(09-17-2020, 09:02 AM)overland Wrote: I'm in need of advice. The interior trim on the windows in my daughters room is deteriorating--it's on the north side and is subject to condensation. Some may j...
LarryK Woodworking 17 2,154 09-19-2020, 07:41 AM
  0 Thread: Attic fold down stairs
Post: RE: Attic fold down stairs

(09-18-2020, 09:27 PM)JTTHECLOCKMAN Wrote: Next year I will be installing an attic fold down stairs in my hallway. Tired of dragging a ladder over all the time. So looking for good quality and ease ...
LarryK Home Improvement 5 1,184 09-19-2020, 07:38 AM
  0 Thread: Abe Lincoln's mallet
Post: RE: Abe Lincoln's mallet

I have one of George Washington’s hatchets. I had to replace the handle though..... and the head.
LarryK Woodworking Hand Tools 5 3,216 12-18-2019, 11:49 AM
  0 Thread: Hardiboard type stuff vs premium vinyl?
Post: RE: Hardiboard type stuff vs premium vinyl?

If it’s true Hardi Plank it still has to be painted so maintenance is still an issue. Hardi has a list of places it cannot be installed: directly on a roof, as a horizontal sill... it’s not as durabl...
LarryK Home Improvement 26 7,603 11-19-2019, 07:28 AM
  0 Thread: Messed uo
Post: Messed uo

I got a text with a picture from a builder I work for. He said I could have this router. He didn’t know what it was except a porter cable. The pic looked like one of those 2 hp? ones they used to s...
LarryK Woodworking Power Tools 2 1,562 11-19-2019, 06:58 AM
  0 Thread: 12", 80T sliding miter saw blade?
Post: RE: 12", 80T sliding miter saw blade?

As a finish carpenter / contractor I use the Diablo they’re reliable the quality is good and if they get messed up you don’t get too mad because the price isn’t through the roof. In my shop... I’ve a...
LarryK Woodworking Power Tools 10 3,342 11-19-2019, 06:50 AM
  0 Thread: Kiln Dryed Hardwood Northwest In
Post: RE: Kiln Dryed Hardwood Northwest In

It’s more northeast but Wibles sells to the public it’s in Ligonear they have it all
LarryK Tool Swap N' Sell 6 2,418 11-19-2019, 06:47 AM
  0 Thread: DIY-Circular saw guide This is genius
Post: RE: DIY-Circular saw guide This is genius

I’m a finish carpenter. These are not as fancy as a festool track saw guide but it works the same at a fraction of the cost. I’ve been making them for a long time. I use them mostly when cutting of...
LarryK Woodworking Power Tools 26 8,817 02-10-2019, 10:34 AM
  0 Thread: Split door panel repair help needed
Post: RE: Split door panel repair help needed

Stop. Take an oscillating cutter remove the 1/4" bead that holds the panel in from one side of the door panel. Take out the panel and either make a new one or glue and clamp with PL premium. It's ...
LarryK Home Improvement 21 9,236 07-30-2017, 06:40 PM
  0 Thread: Shop ceiling fan recommendations?
Post: RE: Shop ceiling fan recommendations?

I got 3 fans off a remodel 9 years ago. Mount them high. They work fine except yesterday my buddy flipped a 1x2 around. It caught the fan and hit me across the mouth. Ceilings are 10' fans at 9. ...
LarryK Home Improvement 11 9,220 07-27-2017, 07:40 AM
  0 Thread: Shop jobsite silliiness
Post: RE: Shop jobsite silliiness

We also call PL premium magic pudding. That stuff will hold anything. It's like a weld. We also use it for joining tough joints in trim work. Scrape and sand off the excess when it dries and then ...
LarryK Woodworking Power Tools 27 10,037 07-26-2017, 04:45 PM
  0 Thread: Shop jobsite silliiness
Post: RE: Shop jobsite silliiness

My dad used to do the same thing. Threw the nails and said they were for the other side
LarryK Woodworking Power Tools 27 10,037 07-26-2017, 04:41 PM
  0 Thread: thinking about getting quartz countertops from the borg
Post: RE: thinking about getting quartz countertops from...

How close are you to Chicago. Factory plaza did a good job for me. 1/2 the cost of anything local at the time. Not a top notch job but if it's not complicated with a simple edge go for it
LarryK Home Improvement 19 8,360 07-24-2017, 08:12 AM
  0 Thread: New air lines from compressor
Post: RE: New air lines from compressor

Friend of mine ran Pex 3/4". I worry about that stuff in shops and barns with mice. I'd love to see a video of a mouse getting blasted across a room.
LarryK Home Improvement 11 5,260 07-24-2017, 08:09 AM
  0 Thread: Shop jobsite silliiness
Post: Shop jobsite silliiness

Okay. On the jobsite and in the shop there's certain tools my guys and I have named just to be silly. Trying to keep it light. Wanted to know if anyone else had any good ones or if I'm crazy. I am c...
LarryK Woodworking Power Tools 27 10,037 07-23-2017, 02:43 PM
  0 Thread: Comments on flesh sensing saws....
Post: RE: Comments on flesh sensing saws....

Last comment from me. I've been in construction mostly finish carpentry and cabinets plus woodworking on the side for 25+ years. I'm not 9 digit construction. I respect the power of all my tools. Alt...
LarryK Woodworking Power Tools 43 24,732 07-22-2017, 02:50 PM
  0 Thread: Comments on flesh sensing saws....
Post: RE: Comments on flesh sensing saws....

I'm sorry if you want to buy saw stop buy it if you don't that's good too. No matter what keep your hands away from the blades and think before you cut: is this safe? It's always when you get in a hu...
LarryK Woodworking Power Tools 43 24,732 07-22-2017, 10:33 AM
  0 Thread: Mirror Removal Technique??
Post: RE: Mirror Removal Technique??

I've removed a bunch of these this way in bathroom remodels, all different sizes. In fact I've got about 8 in the shop I don't want to throw away there.
LarryK Home Improvement 15 9,886 07-17-2017, 07:29 AM
  0 Thread: Mirror Removal Technique??
Post: RE: Mirror Removal Technique??

Buy a bundle of cedar shims. Drive them between the drywall and mirror. I Space them around the mirror somewhat equal and tap one and then another...... Stack shims when needed. It pulls the mastic...
LarryK Home Improvement 15 9,886 07-17-2017, 07:27 AM
  0 Thread: That tool you had to have for one job
Post: RE: That tool you had to have for one job

I've had a few other tools I've bought for jobs thinking I'd only use them once and be done so I just put the cost of the tool on the job. The oscillating sander is one and the strip feed screw gun a...
LarryK Woodworking Power Tools 18 9,878 07-16-2017, 07:30 AM

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