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  0 Thread: need suggestions
Post: need suggestions

I am making a snowman out of a spalted maple log for our daughter. She has a nice collection.  My snowman measures 22x12 with the outside mostly done. I have reached the length limit of any of my c...
gear jammer Woodturning 2 53 Yesterday, 01:26 PM
  0 Thread: Handrail to basement
Post: Handrail to basement

I have about 10 ft of handrail with the angled brackets {4}. Concrete block walls going down. If I pick up some Tapcon screws will they be sufficient for mounting it?
gear jammer Home Improvement 11 819 08-01-2022, 11:56 AM
  0 Thread: zero turn lawnmower for hills?
Post: RE: zero turn lawnmower for hills?

Do you have many trees or bushes to go  around. If not I would go with a lawn tractor with a wider cut. ZTR are great if you have a lot of shrubbery or trees. You can trim quite nicely on a ZTR as opp...
gear jammer Home Improvement 13 960 05-26-2022, 10:24 PM
  0 Thread: Cracked and sinking concrete floor
Post: RE: Cracked and sinking concrete floor

Decided to do it right and bust out the old and pack in sand and repour. Drilled some half inch rebar holes and found some scrap concrete wire to use. I don't have a tamper so used a 5 gal bucket abou...
gear jammer Home Improvement 14 1,490 05-22-2022, 07:50 PM
  0 Thread: Oil Dry
Post: Oil Dry

Leaving the parts store today and noticed oil dry on sale. Would this work on pulling the moisture out of green turnings? I can get some paper soybean seed bags to use this on also.  Could use it for ...
gear jammer Woodturning 3 602 05-22-2022, 06:55 PM
  0 Thread: Cracked and sinking concrete floor
Post: Cracked and sinking concrete floor

In my garage I have a triangled 5X7 piece of concrete broken and sinking on one end. I can lift it with my engine hoist and a red head anchor bolt. What should I put in to get it back to level? Sand. ...
gear jammer Home Improvement 14 1,490 05-02-2022, 08:19 PM
  0 Thread: Fractal wood burning
Post: Fractal wood burning

I see where a couple in central Wi. were electrocuted doing some fractal wood burning. As dangerous as this appears to be why be so dumb and try it. Just to get an original and unique  design is not w...
gear jammer Woodturning 8 1,290 04-27-2022, 09:35 PM
  0 Thread: POWERMATIC 2014 Lathne
Post: RE: POWERMATIC 2014 Lathne

I took a load to Mission Tx helping a friend who had a relative pass and he had to be there and the load had to be in Tx. Straight down and back went through OKC both ways. If I had known I would have...
gear jammer Tool Swap N' Sell 8 754 04-13-2022, 12:00 PM
  0 Thread: Flinging horse poop
Post: RE: Flinging horse poop

Go to the local farm coop or whatever is close and tell them what you have. They can custom blend a small batch of fertilizer for fall application. You can get dry mix or liquid. My local coop does th...
gear jammer Home Improvement 11 1,411 11-10-2021, 01:21 PM
  0 Thread: Started Christmas gifts
Post: Started Christmas gifts

I bought some key ring kits, the bushings and some blanks for making Xmas gifts. The stars and stripe kits from PSI are brittle. I get about half way down and they shatter. I raised my tool rest and l...
gear jammer Woodturning 4 1,166 11-09-2021, 11:30 PM
  0 Thread: Wall Safe
Post: RE: Wall Safe

Sister bought a house an they lived in it for 4 yrs when the fridge went bad. Delivery guy pulled it out and there was a wall safe behind it. The man would not have said anything but my sister is Mrs....
gear jammer Home Improvement 8 1,355 11-05-2021, 04:59 PM
  0 Thread: Adding on mother in law suite (sort of)
Post: RE: Adding on mother in law suite (sort of)

I already have a separate shop. I'm not landlocked but for the size it would put me to close to the lot line than I want. As for moving the garage over I would have to take down a beautiful oak shade ...
gear jammer Home Improvement 7 1,166 10-22-2021, 05:00 PM
  0 Thread: Adding on mother in law suite (sort of)
Post: Adding on mother in law suite (sort of)

Wife has turned into a fanatic quilter and wants more room. Thinking about adding on the other side of the garage 16x30. It would tie into the septic and water easy. Would add a bath. Thinking I would...
gear jammer Home Improvement 7 1,166 10-20-2021, 08:48 PM
  0 Thread: Robust sweet 16
Post: Robust sweet 16

For sale on craigslist Peoria Il. $4500. (wish it was but not mine). Can't justify one over what I already have.
gear jammer Woodturning 2 1,137 10-17-2021, 09:57 PM
  0 Thread: Replace heat and air in my house
Post: RE: Replace heat and air in my house

I've gotten two bids on central heat and air. Both are 13 seer AC. 16 seer is another $450 dollars. Do I need the higher ratings in an AC unit. I'm in NW Illinois. Also mentioned two stage fans. $525 ...
gear jammer Home Improvement 13 2,261 10-03-2021, 08:10 PM
  0 Thread: Replace heat and air in my house
Post: RE: Replace heat and air in my house

I talked to the men in the morning coffee shop, also some neighbors and read reviews on the net. I called two local contractors Friday to get some bids. One carries Heil  units and the other Carrier a...
gear jammer Home Improvement 13 2,261 09-25-2021, 10:29 PM
  0 Thread: Replace heat and air in my house
Post: Replace heat and air in my house

I have been looking at the ratings on central heat and air units. Read review after review and am just as confused now as when I started. Any suggestions on how to narrow and continue my research. I a...
gear jammer Home Improvement 13 2,261 09-22-2021, 09:43 PM
  0 Thread: Hook and loop
Post: Hook and loop

How do you rejuvenate the hook side of a sander? Won't even hold a new pad on a random orbital sander. I've blown it with air, tried alcohol rubbing with air and the shop vac. No luck.
gear jammer Woodworking Power Tools 7 1,814 08-31-2021, 10:10 PM
  0 Thread: Eastern Red Cedar as fence?
Post: RE: Eastern Red Cedar as fence?

A close friend has the family farm. It has cedar posts on woven wire. These fence posts have been in the ground for 60 plus years. I talked him out of a couple for turning and when we pulled them they...
gear jammer Home Improvement 2 703 08-22-2021, 10:53 PM
  0 Thread: trouble with antler
Post: trouble with antler

Daughter's step son has turned into a very fine young man despite  some earlier problems. Going to college for electrical engineering, working and any free time he has he is in the woods hunting, fish...
gear jammer Woodturning 2 1,145 08-16-2021, 05:35 PM

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