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  0 Thread: Wood Working again.
Post: RE: Wood Working again.

Very nice-well thought out. I have moved to a smaller retirement home/community in Sun City Grand-Surprise,  Arizona- from a large workshop to a small area in my garage. We don't mow, shovel snow o...
paulmaine Home Improvement 2 429 04-22-2022, 11:57 AM
  0 Thread: Chipmunks?
Post: RE: Chipmunks?

We stopped feeding the birds and our Chipmunks found a different home.
paulmaine Home Improvement 19 1,475 01-05-2022, 10:03 AM
  0 Thread: Let There Be Light: POSTSCRIPT
Post: RE: Let There Be Light

Phillip,      Tell us about the wood. It looks like cherry to me.  I made a similar shaped cabinet with a solid cherry front two doors rather than glass. The cherry was from someone here in Maine wit...
paulmaine Woodworking Hand Tools 27 3,540 11-26-2021, 10:12 AM
  0 Thread: Laminate top workstation build/questions
Post: RE: Laminate top workstation build/questions

I would use what the Home Stores call "Hardboard Tempered Panel. " AKA Masonite. It comes in sheets and can be cut in the store. Several pictures of benches are attached which are simple to make. 3/4 ...
paulmaine Home Improvement 15 1,735 10-28-2021, 02:31 PM
  0 Thread: Replacing 40 W Lights
Post: RE: Replacing 40 W Lights

We use a local lighting store for our lighting questions. They carry bulbs of quality with longer guarantees.   On our large jobs they have come down to our house to make recommendations and give us w...
paulmaine Home Improvement 12 1,604 10-22-2021, 04:32 AM
  0 Thread: Sinking stair landing
Post: RE: Sinking stair landing

The general design looks dangerous to me.  Enclose the entry wth a roof,walls, and install a proper foundation; use interior lighting.  There is only one railing and no protection from rain and ice. ...
paulmaine Home Improvement 10 1,422 08-18-2021, 05:13 AM
  0 Thread: Air Conditioner condenser in garage
Post: RE: Air Conditioner condenser in garage

To John and all,     A change bringing the compressor out of the garage has been requested.  Paul
paulmaine Home Improvement 12 1,833 08-18-2021, 04:33 AM
  0 Thread: Air Conditioner condenser in garage
Post: RE: Air Conditioner condenser in garage

Roly Wrote: (08-15-2021, 04:35 PM) -- How do mini splits handle the condensate ?  If it also goes in garage that is a problem.   Roly -- To Roly and all.    The water is to go to a newly drilled ho...
paulmaine Home Improvement 12 1,833 08-15-2021, 05:37 PM
  0 Thread: Air Conditioner condenser in garage
Post: Air Conditioner condenser in garage

I am having a two condencer Diakin"mini split"  heat/ac system installed in my home.  One condencer is outside, the other is to be in my basement garage on the sunny side of the house.  Do you think t...
paulmaine Home Improvement 12 1,833 08-14-2021, 02:18 PM
  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 2,713 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 1,963 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 3,929 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 10 2,450 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 1,173 01-24-2021, 01:22 PM
  0 Thread: Basement had water, need new carpet
Post: RE: Basement had water, need new carpet

fredhargis Wrote: (05-21-2019, 08:32 AM) -- 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 ...
paulmaine Home Improvement 17 4,535 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 2,965 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 9,089 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 9,089 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 9,986 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 ...
paulmaine Woodworking 5 2,628 02-02-2018, 06:42 PM

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