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  0 Thread: Mice Traps - Suggestions?
Post: RE: Mice Traps - Suggestions?

Mice can fatten out their bodies to go under an 1/8 inch slot. Two common ways of mice getting in a house are where the electrical wires enter and openings around pipes. Some exterminators used a copp...
paulmaine Home Improvement 25 1,196 07-09-2021, 09:16 AM
  0 Thread: spurtle design?
Post: RE: spurtle design?

Wikipedia has a definition with pictures "a wooden Scottish kitchen tool, dating from the fifteenth century, that is used to stir  porridge, soups, stews, and broths ".   I made one from hard maple as...
paulmaine Woodworking 12 1,329 03-17-2021, 10:08 AM
  0 Thread: Ultrasonic pest control recommendation needed
Post: RE: Ultrasonic pest control recommendation needed

A good pest control guy might tell you how mice are coming in.  Common places are around the electrical wire entry and pipes.  I have had copper mesh put in there. Underneath doors is another way.  Tr...
paulmaine Home Improvement 23 2,851 03-04-2021, 09:52 PM
  0 Thread: LED Lights
Post: RE: LED Lights

Regarding shop fixtures-the inexpensive 2 bulb florescent tube fixtures I had with built in pull string switches had a real problem.  The cheap switches went bad easily. Buying a new fixture was easie...
paulmaine Home Improvement 7 1,217 02-01-2021, 06:03 AM
  0 Thread: What is the best idea to do with feature wall over fireplace!
Post: RE: What is the best idea to do with feature wall ...

Try Googling "fireplace decor" for ideas on "Google Images".
paulmaine Home Improvement 8 861 01-24-2021, 01:22 PM
  0 Thread: Basement had water, need new carpet
Post: RE: Basement had water, need new carpet

(05-21-2019, 08:32 AM)fredhargis Wrote: In this particular case, it wouldn't do any good. It was the sump that was overflowing onto the floor. That said, I'm not sure I know how we would do that any...
paulmaine Home Improvement 17 3,997 05-22-2019, 06:25 AM
  0 Thread: Insulation for shop: cellulose or foam?
Post: RE: Insulation for shop: cellulose or foam?

I used Dow Thermax for my basement insulation. It was called 11177-PL-300 Foam Board Adhesive-2902.  This was the only foamboard that did not require 15 minute thermal barriers; in Maine it was certif...
paulmaine Home Improvement 6 2,650 06-21-2018, 06:49 AM
  0 Thread: Water Stones - Keep in Water or Not?
Post: RE: Water Stones - Keep in Water or Not?

The Veritas Mk II honing system is one I have that works.  There are so many sharpening systems out there...it has been out a while but new stuff keeps on coming out.  The best way to find which tools...
paulmaine Woodworking 15 7,644 05-17-2018, 05:50 PM
  0 Thread: Water Stones - Keep in Water or Not?
Post: RE: Water Stones - Keep in Water or Not?

I had the Delta Sharpener and it was useless. The reddish sharpening stone easily becomes unbalanced with little use and wobbles.  It was replaced with DMT hand sharpening diamond plates...they work ;...
paulmaine Woodworking 15 7,644 05-17-2018, 05:41 PM
  0 Thread: Walnut?
Post: RE: Walnut?

Beech is very hard and would seem to make a strong chair leg. There are several kinds of walnut.  When your are buying on line most times you are taking a chance.  There are tens of thousands of kinds...
paulmaine Woodworking 19 9,376 03-29-2018, 05:22 PM
  0 Thread: Exotic wood
Post: RE: Exotic wood

You can try Rarewoods USA here in Maine:   http://www.rarewoodsusa.com/ They are a huge huge importer but they are expensive.  The business moved here from South Africa about ten years ago.  Some tim...
paulmaine Woodworking 5 2,415 02-02-2018, 06:42 PM
  0 Thread: Disaster averted
Post: RE: Disaster averted

Alarm systems sometimes have the ability to monitor area temperatures.  Mine is set to call the company should the inside temperature be below 40 degrees F.  I suppose they could have warnings should ...
paulmaine Woodworking 13 5,434 02-02-2018, 06:32 PM
  0 Thread: 13 inch planer
Post: RE: 13 inch planer

I like the DeWalt 735.  Its standard blades are soft and self destroy with little use.  I bought the Infinity Tools carbide blades. They give a smooth finish -just don't hit any nails. The great adva...
paulmaine Woodworking Power Tools 22 13,840 10-26-2017, 07:34 AM
  0 Thread: <$100 hammer drills
Post: RE: <$100 hammer drills

A few years ago I used a DW 311 DeWalt 1/2 inch VSR corded hammer drill to drive $350 worth of 5/8 inch Tapcon screws.  The drill cost $99 from a big orange box store. The screws went about tw...
paulmaine Home Improvement 20 10,086 10-23-2017, 06:53 PM
  0 Thread: Moving machines to another state
Post: RE: Moving machines to another state

We used a local moving company to move 300 miles from Massachusetts to Maine.  The whole shop was packed up...tablesaws..everything.  Used cardboard boxes from Uline  with a heavy duty tape.  We had t...
paulmaine Woodworking Power Tools 9 3,735 09-16-2017, 07:26 AM
  0 Thread: Tankless water heater.
Post: RE: Tankless water heater.

I replaced an oil furnace with a Bosch gas furnace which also has a tank less water heater (free parts and repair for 5 years).  The gas furnace hangs on our garage wall and is small.  The propane tan...
paulmaine Home Improvement 10 5,496 09-01-2017, 07:46 AM
  0 Thread: Maine's East Coast
Post: RE: Maine's East Coast

The Shelter Institute sells quality+ hand tools  from around the world -Woolwich, Maine on Route 1  north of Bath.   https://www.shelterinstitute.com/shop There are many nice windjammer cruises at va...
paulmaine Woodworking 18 7,768 08-23-2017, 07:00 AM
  0 Thread: Saw dust used to absorb liquids
Post: RE: Saw dust used to absorb liquids

Sawdust is excellent to mix with partially filled paint cans -it dries then you dispose of it all  legally.
paulmaine Woodworking 19 11,371 06-23-2017, 12:44 PM
  0 Thread: Holly Lumber Source
Post: RE: Holly Lumber Source

http://www.rarewoodsusa.com/ has just about any wood you need and ships.   They have over 500,000 board feet. Paul on the beautiful Maine Coast.
paulmaine Woodworking 10 5,049 05-28-2017, 07:56 AM
  0 Thread: little clock ive been workin on...
Post: RE: little clock ive been workin on...

It must have been a cold winter!  Can you tell us a little bit about the technical details-say saw type, blades, etc?  My scrool saw is worn down ..need a new one.  Really nice. Thanks for posting.
paulmaine Woodworking 19 9,185 03-18-2017, 08:26 AM

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