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  0 Thread: Seems like the power tool gods are against me...
Post: RE: Seems like the power tool gods are against me....

brianwelch Wrote: (08-07-2022, 04:04 AM) -- Tried an experiment, will have to let time dictate whether it works or not...mixed epoxy and some filler and after covering all screw and vacuum holes appl...
tomsteve Woodworking Power Tools 8 746 Yesterday, 07:18 AM
  0 Thread: Staining a new deck
Post: RE: Staining a new deck

goaliedad Wrote: (07-17-2022, 09:35 AM) -- How long do I need to wait before staining a new pressure treated deck?  I will use an oil based penetrating stain. -- if your building it now and beings ...
tomsteve Home Improvement 6 295 07-26-2022, 03:11 PM
  0 Thread: Refinishing water skis
Post: RE: Refinishing water skis

goaliedad Wrote: (07-21-2022, 05:50 PM) -- I build deck chairs from vintage  wooden water skis. What is the best way to finish them? Some skis are painted, some are “varnished”. I would think cle...
tomsteve Finishing 2 131 07-22-2022, 06:28 AM
  0 Thread: Fireplace Mantel Removal
Post: RE: Fireplace Mantel Removal

without seeing it up close, my guess is  attachment is at the brackets.  look for plugs in the brackets  or anywhere else along the shelf. could also be a french cleat holding it up/ on the FP.
tomsteve Home Improvement 5 266 07-21-2022, 02:27 PM
  0 Thread: Mobile saw mill in Maryland/DC area?
Post: RE: Mobile saw mill in Maryland/DC area?

thedutchtouch Wrote: (07-19-2022, 01:44 PM) -- thank you! i have some feelers out from woodmizer, but didn't know about the forestry forum, will try there as well, much appreciated! -- youre welcom...
tomsteve Woodworking 3 195 07-19-2022, 07:04 PM
  0 Thread: Mobile saw mill in Maryland/DC area?
Post: RE: Mobile saw mill in Maryland/DC area?

thedutchtouch Wrote: (07-19-2022, 09:40 AM) -- Anyone know of a mobile sawmill or someone with an Alaskan mill anywhere close to DC/zip code 20740?  I had a large black walnut fall in a recent storm ...
tomsteve Woodworking 3 195 07-19-2022, 01:06 PM
  Thumbs Up Thread: Pine flooring finish
Post: RE: Pine flooring finish

whatever you choose, if you apply multiple coats, use gloss except on the last coat. go satin on last coat. using satin for all coats can make the floors look cloudy. satin as the topcoat helps hide ...
tomsteve Home Improvement 7 552 07-15-2022, 05:24 AM
  0 Thread: Darn, Darn, Darn, Darn, Darn !
Post: RE: Darn, Darn, Darn, Darn, Darn !

i dont know whats worse- when someone else does the damage or when i do it. a thought came up when i read this. same thought that came to me when i came in hot on my garden tractor and "scratched' my...
tomsteve Home Improvement 4 772 06-06-2022, 06:52 AM
  0 Thread: Concrete
Post: RE: Concrete

id give it a week.
tomsteve Home Improvement 5 579 05-26-2022, 06:40 AM
  0 Thread: Goodbye, Norm!
Post: RE: Goodbye, Norm!

back in the 90s i left my saturday morning free  to watch NYW and TOH. i did that for years. i loved how explained and showed to to make not-so-perfect perfect. one hour tribute special october 3rd...
tomsteve Woodworking 31 3,327 05-23-2022, 12:26 PM
  0 Thread: Lawn Mower Motor Issue
Post: RE: Lawn Mower Motor Issue

jteneyck Wrote: (05-16-2022, 12:10 PM) -- Smells like oil so I'd say blue but it's hard to see so I'm not sure other than the oil smell.  My first thought was one of the valves is sticking or out of ...
tomsteve Home Improvement 11 1,012 05-17-2022, 06:59 AM
  0 Thread: Lawn Mower Motor Issue
Post: RE: Lawn Mower Motor Issue

blue or black smoke? blue= burning oil.  black= running rich
tomsteve Home Improvement 11 1,012 05-16-2022, 10:10 AM
  0 Thread: washing painted aluminum siding
Post: RE: washing painted aluminum siding

blackhat Wrote: (05-01-2022, 04:01 PM) -- ;)  You folks have to cut Snipe a bit of slack. Occasionally his painting fixation takes hold of him for a day or two. I think it’s the solvent exposure. -- ...
tomsteve Home Improvement 10 579 05-02-2022, 05:27 AM
  0 Thread: Stump grinding professional versus DIY
Post: RE: Stump grinding professional versus DIY

theres always this way, to get rid of a stump,too. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_txvd255lo
tomsteve Home Improvement 8 715 05-01-2022, 02:27 PM
  0 Thread: washing painted aluminum siding
Post: RE: washing painted aluminum siding

Snipe Hunter Wrote: (05-01-2022, 11:56 AM) -- Ok, but you'll still want to scuff it to get a mechanical bond. -- i think im lost. mechanical bond for ????????
tomsteve Home Improvement 10 579 05-01-2022, 02:13 PM
  0 Thread: washing painted aluminum siding
Post: RE: washing painted aluminum siding

Snipe Hunter Wrote: (05-01-2022, 07:19 AM) -- Aluminum in general is hard to paint but if the existing paint on it is good, you need to adhere to the paint. Assuming you want the new paint to stick, ...
tomsteve Home Improvement 10 579 05-01-2022, 11:25 AM
  0 Thread: washing painted aluminum siding
Post: RE: washing painted aluminum siding

thanks, oldwood. bleach was out of the equation off the get go. im going to spot try properly diluted simple green on an inconspicuous area and see how it works. ive used it on an aluminum sided moto...
tomsteve Home Improvement 10 579 05-01-2022, 06:29 AM
  0 Thread: washing painted aluminum siding
Post: washing painted aluminum siding

i somehow let myself get talked into helping wash an aluminum sided house in which the siding was painted a while ago.. it appears the paint on the siding is in good shape- just dirty. it hasnt been w...
tomsteve Home Improvement 10 579 04-29-2022, 03:59 PM
  0 Thread: Alternative to pressure treated
Post: RE: Alternative to pressure treated

how about cedar fence posts?
tomsteve Home Improvement 11 764 04-15-2022, 04:53 PM
  0 Thread: Day Job
Post: RE: Day Job

I was a carpenter for many years. mainly rough framing but also did siding,roofing, decks, etc. although i loved the career, i had absolutely no interest in carpentering during my time off. however,...
tomsteve Woodworking 22 2,473 04-09-2022, 02:39 AM

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