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  0 Thread: Is a torsion box the best solution?
Post: RE: Is a torsion box the best solution?

(09-15-2021, 06:30 AM)iublue Wrote: I appreciate the help.  I brought up your concerns to the homeowner.  To relocate the opening to the outside would be a major job costing thousands for dollars.  ...
NickNC Woodworking 31 998 09-15-2021, 10:07 AM
  0 Thread: Is a torsion box the best solution?
Post: RE: Is a torsion box the best solution?

(09-13-2021, 07:50 PM)iublue Wrote: The solution of a door would be MUCH more than what you state.  You would also have an ugly metal door in the middle of a room. The overly melodramatic "human li...
NickNC Woodworking 31 998 09-14-2021, 10:27 AM
  0 Thread: Is a torsion box the best solution?
Post: RE: Is a torsion box the best solution?

(09-13-2021, 11:43 AM)iublue Wrote: What structural requirements would a torsion box not meet? Well, first, you’re missing floor joists.  Plywood doesn’t apply unless it’s an engineered parallam or...
NickNC Woodworking 31 998 09-13-2021, 02:48 PM
  0 Thread: Is a torsion box the best solution?
Post: RE: Is a torsion box the best solution?

(09-12-2021, 11:07 AM)iublue Wrote: Obviously I would try and follow codes but there are no inspections here.  When I was building homes, the ONLY thing inspected was the septic system.  I now belie...
NickNC Woodworking 31 998 09-13-2021, 09:31 AM
  0 Thread: Is a torsion box the best solution?
Post: RE: Is a torsion box the best solution?

Not that I want to be “that guy”, but check your local codes.  If that is the only way in or out of that basement, I’m pretty sure most states require at least one exit directly to the exterior, and n...
NickNC Woodworking 31 998 09-07-2021, 03:29 PM
  0 Thread: Workbench buy/make/hybrid advice
Post: RE: Workbench buy/make/hybrid advice

I was in your same situation.  I inherited my great grandfather’s solid maple bench, but 150 years of beating on it finally did it in.  I didn’t need anything quite that substantial, but my attempts a...
NickNC Woodworking 36 2,718 08-16-2021, 10:21 AM
  0 Thread: Wandering router bits
Post: RE: Wandering router bits

(07-23-2021, 01:22 PM)brianwelch Wrote: I have had the same issue but turned out not to be the collet, but as mentioned above, the height adjustment lock...  1/2" bits are a great improvement, but w...
NickNC Woodworking 17 1,759 07-27-2021, 02:52 PM
  0 Thread: Wandering router bits
Post: RE: Wandering router bits

Thanks all, knew I’d get some pretty good answers here.  New collet ordered.  Castguy – I never thought of the Dykem, but I did get in the habit of using Penetrol on a lot of my metal stuff.  Garage i...
NickNC Woodworking 17 1,759 07-15-2021, 10:05 AM
  0 Thread: Wandering router bits
Post: RE: Wandering router bits

(07-13-2021, 08:29 AM)rschissler Wrote: Try to only use bits with a 1/2" shank. A reason to buy more bits!  I can work with that.  I'll gift my old 1/4" to some of the "newbies" I know (of course w...
NickNC Woodworking 17 1,759 07-13-2021, 03:24 PM
  0 Thread: Wandering router bits
Post: RE: Wandering router bits

(07-13-2021, 08:13 AM)Bill Holt Wrote: I know your pain!  I bought my TS w/router table & lift through Craig's List and they were about two years old.  The cut on long runs would change no matte...
NickNC Woodworking 17 1,759 07-13-2021, 03:22 PM
  0 Thread: Wandering router bits
Post: RE: Wandering router bits

Thanks all for the responses.  I have cranked down the collet so hard I’ve had a bear of a time getting it off at times, although a few passes in some cherry remedied that.  I did “discover” the botto...
NickNC Woodworking 17 1,759 07-13-2021, 08:12 AM
  0 Thread: Wandering router bits
Post: Wandering router bits

Hey all.  I’ve gotten a lot of good tips and tricks lurking around here over the years.  Often, if I have an issue or question, I just hit the search box and it’s good.  This one has me a bit stumped ...
NickNC Woodworking 17 1,759 07-12-2021, 06:59 PM
  0 Thread: Built-in Design/Assembly Questions
Post: RE: Built-in Design/Assembly Questions

Just my 2 cents.  Check your local codes (and maybe insurance company).  In that location, that handrail you’re replacing qualifies as a guard rail.  Most jurisdictions require it to be 34"-38” high a...
NickNC Woodworking 15 1,092 06-07-2021, 03:38 PM
  0 Thread: Metal cap for gate
Post: RE: Metal cap for gate

A standard residential downspout is either 2" x 3" or 3" x 4" and come in 10' lengths.  Maybe cut one side off and slip over/screw on?  Less than $20 in either PVC or aluminum.  Cheaper to replace...
NickNC Woodworking 16 1,948 12-14-2020, 05:10 PM
  0 Thread: Need water spigot for plastic bin
Post: RE: Need water spigot for plastic bin

Brings back fond memories.  My father made several of these when we were kids (back in the 60’s), but they were just call play boxes back then.  It was basically a picnic table with a 2x6 edge around ...
NickNC Woodworking 11 1,447 11-12-2020, 10:57 AM
  0 Thread: Need water spigot for plastic bin
Post: RE: Need water spigot for plastic bin

Here are several I’ve used for just that purpose: Link Link Link
NickNC Woodworking 11 1,447 11-11-2020, 03:03 PM
  0 Thread: Add electrical outlet in furniture
Post: RE: Add electrical outlet in furniture

I run into this in renovations often.  If the sideboard will end up more as a permanent cabinet, just move that outlet up into an old work box above the counter and fish the wire down to the blocked o...
NickNC Woodworking 11 3,702 02-19-2020, 10:47 AM
  0 Thread: 60s-80s vinyl laminating
Post: RE: 60s-80s vinyl laminating

I’ve done speaker cabinets and amps using leatherette vinyl https://www.amazon.com/BLACK-LEATHER-FABRIC-LEATHERETTE-UPHOLSTERY/dp/B0042EPKOG as well as marine grade more commonly known as “Ottertex” P...
NickNC Woodworking 10 3,310 01-06-2020, 03:48 PM
  0 Thread: Sketchup - web version is useless
Post: RE: Sketchup - web version is useless

It's not Sketchup (partially).  On many interwebz sites Shift+Scroll Down is the keyboard shortcut for "Close/Exit Without Saving".  Not sure if it's a Windows or Google thing, but I run several machi...
NickNC Woodworking 16 4,858 08-19-2019, 06:07 PM
  0 Thread: Laser engravers anyone?
Post: RE: Laser engravers anyone?

(05-07-2019, 02:40 PM)brax71 Wrote: Can't comment on the specific machines or their use, BUT...  - A college friend's dad bought a machine a few years ago and has had a lot of fun doing unique item...
NickNC Woodworking 8 2,707 05-09-2019, 11:20 AM

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