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  0 Thread: Stinky sink
Post: RE: Stinky sink

I've de-stinked a lav sink given to clogging and smelling bad in the overflow channel by pouring one of the gloppy liquid drain cleaners down the overflow hole.
merced Home Improvement 21 1,232 03-04-2024, 02:57 PM
  0 Thread: Cherry and Lye
Post: RE: Cherry and Lye

Potassium dichromate is a strong oxidizer with a long history of use in tanning, paints, and pyrotechnics, among other things.  Very pretty crystals, and you can achieve results with some woods that a...
merced Finishing 19 1,052 03-04-2024, 02:52 PM
  0 Thread: Do not look at the shady craftmanship
Post: RE: Do not look at the shady craftmanship

stav Wrote: (02-15-2024, 02:14 PM) -- There must be a different standard for European pallets than for US pallets. I have never seen one with wood that clear before nor has the breakdown been that ea...
merced Woodworking Power Tools 3 619 02-18-2024, 07:58 AM
  0 Thread: Aging joints and shop shoes
Post: RE: Aging joints and shop shoes

Recently got a pair of HOKA shoes.  I had heard that they were often recommended by podiatrists (and my barber!) and wanted to give them a try.  Best to try in person as some reviews suggest their siz...
merced Woodworking 6 753 12-26-2023, 09:58 AM
  0 Thread: Looking for 20mm diameter dowels
Post: RE: Looking for 20mm diameter dowels

20 mm aluminum rod can be found, at least on ebay.  You may be able to find a supplier for wooden dowels in the UK or Europe.
merced Woodworking 8 807 12-18-2023, 04:20 PM
  0 Thread: Saw Stop Outfeed Table
Post: RE: Saw Stop Outfeed Table

I like mine.  The only shortcoming I'd note is that the outfeed table won't fold flat against the back of the saw with a dust collection hose attached.  In that case, it adds about 15 inches of depth ...
merced Woodworking Power Tools 6 1,105 11-20-2023, 09:01 AM
  0 Thread: Best way to do this...Hatchet Stuck in Wood
Post: RE: Best way to do this...Hatchet Stuck in Wood

Just to make the project more complicated, is there a way to eliminate the thick cord from the switch to the hatchet handle? With a low voltage system, could you run one low-profile insulated wire alo...
merced Woodworking 13 1,978 10-11-2023, 07:23 AM
  0 Thread: What do yall think about that Rip-it?
Post: RE: What do yall think about that Rip-it?

I could see a use case for a commercial shop, particularly if setting a given cut width is more repeatable than by using an index cursor.
merced Woodworking Power Tools 43 3,886 08-12-2023, 09:32 AM
  0 Thread: Smoke detector problems
Post: RE: Smoke detector problems

I've had the same problem with some First Alert/BHK detectors that were all replaced at the same time about 5 years ago.  I think they've gone through 2 or 3 clusters of false alarms, and yes, only at...
merced Home Improvement 11 1,127 07-07-2023, 10:13 AM
  0 Thread: Need to remove Osmo
Post: RE: Need to remove Osmo

Could you seal with shellac and use varnish over that?
merced Finishing 3 795 03-08-2023, 09:00 AM
  0 Thread: What Tool Is This?
Post: RE: What Tool Is This?

A scribe of some sort?
merced Woodworking 6 1,360 01-22-2023, 05:53 PM
  0 Thread: What the heck is this?
Post: RE: What the heck is this?

I think the answer is that I won't figure out just what all of this is, but at least I know the large, unique pieces aren't essential for doing something I've forgotten about.  Away they go!  Thanks a...
merced Woodworking Power Tools 11 3,000 11-15-2022, 08:20 PM
  0 Thread: What the heck is this?
Post: RE: What the heck is this?

Cabinet Monkey Wrote: (11-14-2022, 01:56 PM) -- The "L" pieces look like brackets to hold a fence + miter gauge on a table saw. Are the screws/bolts metric or SAE thread ? -- You got me to check...
merced Woodworking Power Tools 11 3,000 11-14-2022, 03:55 PM
  0 Thread: What the heck is this?
Post: What the heck is this?

I will save just about anything if it looks like it might be useful for something.  Occasionally that works out great if I can put together just the right doodad, but the level of clutter has gotten p...
merced Woodworking Power Tools 11 3,000 11-13-2022, 02:07 PM
  0 Thread: LV seconds sale
Post: RE: LV seconds sale

I got my order yesterday.  I am shocked and profoundly disappointed.  I've gotten a lot of LV "seconds" over the years, and for the first time I can actually find the minor cosmetic defect on one of t...
merced Woodworking Hand Tools 14 2,841 10-30-2022, 10:09 AM
  0 Thread: TOTO toilet - flapper issue
Post: RE: TOTO toilet - flapper issue

With mine the 'ears' on the pivoting end of the flapper just spread apart and unhook - have to stretch the rubber over the enlarged ends of the pins.
merced Home Improvement 3 1,102 09-25-2022, 11:33 AM
  0 Thread: Is there a trick...Finished mudroom update, P2.
Post: RE: Is there a trick to installing something that'...

Looks far too nice for a mudroom.  Nice work.
merced Woodworking 19 3,776 07-25-2022, 09:51 AM
  0 Thread: Digital Measuring Tape
Post: RE: Digital Measuring Tape

My son got me one as a Christmas gift 2 or 3 years ago.  Don't think I've ever used it for any real work - a traditional tape is easier.  Might perhaps be useful if I needed a quick metric measurement...
merced Woodworking 9 2,385 03-25-2022, 03:02 PM
  0 Thread: carbide inserts, why I don't change
Post: RE: carbide inserts, why I don't change

That's is a lot of good information, and a few things I hadn't thought about (but should have). My introduction to woodworking one or two hundred years ago was in junior high and high school shop c...
merced Woodworking Power Tools 8 2,745 02-23-2022, 08:50 AM
  0 Thread: Rigid TS2424 Riving Knife
Post: RE: Rigid TS2424 Riving Knife

I had a 2424 for many years and got a lot of mileage out of it.  I used the stock blade guard/splitter as much as I could.  Kind of a pain to remove or reinstall, but I always remind myself that it do...
merced Woodworking Power Tools 8 3,067 01-27-2022, 10:19 AM

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