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  0 Thread: Garage Advice
Post: RE: Garage Advice

"Personally I wouldn't close the shop bay off from the garage. The downsides is that the cars may (will) get a coat of dust on them from time to time, and any noisy tools might be louder since there's...
lincmercguy Home Improvement 17 574 01-16-2023, 01:38 AM
  0 Thread: WIXEY Digital Read Out
Post: RE: WIXEY Digital Read Out

I think mine is a slightly over version, but I got one for my 735 right after I bought it in 2008. Worth every penny. My only complaint is that I have to recalibrate it when I change the battery. I...
lincmercguy Woodworking Power Tools 15 1,014 12-25-2022, 06:26 PM
  0 Thread: Need a new cordless drill...recommendations?
Post: RE: Need a new cordless drill...recommendations?

"All the Dewalt drills need batteries. Haven't used the 9 and 12 volts for years." Yeah, all of the old NiCad batteries don't have the lifespan of today's batteries. My old Dewalt 12v batteries wen...
lincmercguy Woodworking Power Tools 33 2,254 11-25-2022, 09:22 PM
  0 Thread: Locktite PL Clamp Time
Post: RE: Locktite PL Clamp Time

"certainly an interesting project depending on your stair setup!" Not my favorite project by any means. It is turning out pretty well. I have one last tread to install, and then I'll work on the ra...
lincmercguy Home Improvement 13 875 11-17-2022, 12:14 AM
  0 Thread: Locktite PL Clamp Time
Post: RE: Locktite PL Clamp Time

I bought a cheap template for the stair treads (retreads), using a similar method. It has worked well. The riser covers are 1/4 MDF that has been painted, so I can just use caulking to touch those up....
lincmercguy Home Improvement 13 875 11-13-2022, 07:53 PM
  0 Thread: Supermax 1632
Post: RE: Supermax 1632

I have the same one and really like it. I agree with the others about the light passes and the drum-off measurement method. I'd recommend the infeed/outfield tables, they make life easier. Also, th...
lincmercguy Woodworking Power Tools 7 808 11-11-2022, 12:01 AM
  0 Thread: Need a new cordless drill...recommendations?
Post: RE: Need a new cordless drill...recommendations?

I've been happy with my Dewalt 20V set that I bought in 2015 for a deck project and have expanded since. I have not had to replace any batteries or tools. I did have an impact driver succumb to a ...
lincmercguy Woodworking Power Tools 33 2,254 11-10-2022, 10:34 PM
  0 Thread: What will happen to your tools when you die?
Post: RE: What will happen to your tools when you die?

"Unlike some woodworkers, I'm never attached to any tools emotionally." I do have a handful. I have a set of Snap-On wrenches that I won in the Ford/AAA Student Auto Skills competition in high scho...
lincmercguy Woodworking 19 1,638 11-10-2022, 10:21 PM
  0 Thread: What will happen to your tools when you die?
Post: RE: What will happen to your tools when you die?

"All of the younger generation in my family wouldn’t know what to do with a hammer let alone a router that doesn’t work with a laptop. I guess my stuff will be either found by a lucky craftsman or som...
lincmercguy Woodworking 19 1,638 11-10-2022, 10:07 PM
  0 Thread: Locktite PL Clamp Time
Post: RE: Locktite PL Clamp Time

"Just curious (because my flooring project is stalled at the stairs). What's your flooring material at the top/bottom of the stairs? Hardwood or something else? Is the top tread being capped, and if s...
lincmercguy Home Improvement 13 875 11-08-2022, 11:17 PM
  0 Thread: Locktite PL Clamp Time
Post: RE: Locktite PL Clamp Time

"nice! actually just did the same thing a few weeks ago. i tacked 'em down so i didn't have to wait. found a woodfiller that actually matched d@mn-near perfect, so you have to know where it's naile...
lincmercguy Home Improvement 13 875 11-08-2022, 11:10 PM
  0 Thread: Close a gap in the otherwise-solid stair railing?
Post: RE: Close a gap in the otherwise-solid stair raili...

A 45 degree incline would make more sense if it needs to be continuous, but I know code and making sense don't always align...
lincmercguy Home Improvement 5 447 11-06-2022, 10:18 PM
  0 Thread: Close a gap in the otherwise-solid stair railing?
Post: RE: Close a gap in the otherwise-solid stair raili...

I agree with jteneyck's approach. Any kind of gap filler is going to look out of place. His method will have a cleaner result. The right angle rise seems like kind of a crazy design to me, but I ca...
lincmercguy Home Improvement 5 447 11-06-2022, 02:15 PM
  0 Thread: Locktite PL Clamp Time
Post: RE: Locktite PL Clamp Time

"why would you think the manuf. instructions would not be accurate?" I wasn't doubting the instructions because the instructions only say "cure time: 24 hours". A lot of other adhesives have times ...
lincmercguy Home Improvement 13 875 11-06-2022, 12:26 PM
  0 Thread: Locktite PL Clamp Time
Post: RE: Locktite PL Clamp Time

lincmercguy Home Improvement 13 875 11-05-2022, 08:43 PM
  0 Thread: Locktite PL Clamp Time
Post: Locktite PL Clamp Time

I'm using Locktite PL to adhere retread covers to oak stair treads. I've clamped the back side and put sandbags on the rest to keep in place. The tread fits very tightly as well (on purpose). The tube...
lincmercguy Home Improvement 13 875 11-05-2022, 08:41 PM
  0 Thread: Finishing Stair Treads (Retrotreads)
Post: RE: Finishing Stair Treads (Retrotreads)

I tinted one and tried to dry it off as quickly as I could with a cloth and then some compressed air and a fan. I didn't have any noticeable change after a couple of days. I'm moving ahead with the re...
lincmercguy Home Improvement 2 268 10-21-2022, 10:28 PM
  0 Thread: Finishing Stair Treads (Retrotreads)
Post: Finishing Stair Treads (Retrotreads)

I'm starting my stair tread project up again.  Obviously, it's easier to finish the treads before installation.  However, to match my flooring, I use a couple of treatments of Transtint mixed with dis...
lincmercguy Home Improvement 2 268 10-19-2022, 01:16 AM
  0 Thread: Replacing Electrical Panel
Post: RE: Replacing Electrical Panel

"Although I have never seen an electrician do it for $1000 unless it was someone that knew someone or family" I saw it once. New mast, meter housing, panel, and addition of subpanel in basement. Th...
lincmercguy Home Improvement 24 1,581 10-12-2022, 12:43 AM
  0 Thread: Replacing Electrical Panel
Post: RE: Replacing Electrical Panel

mound Wrote: (10-09-2022, 08:34 AM) -- Similar here. I did it myself and got it inspected for the cost of materials.  Which brings me to my point for OP -  does replacing the panel also include repl...
lincmercguy Home Improvement 24 1,581 10-09-2022, 08:37 PM

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