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  0 Thread: how to make this box
Post: RE: how to make this box

Almost looks like it's made from smaller branches seeing the tight grain and a lot of small knots.  When I trim lower branches from jack pines on our property, they look a lot like it.  Of course mill...
WoodCzech Woodworking 5 814 05-24-2021, 11:47 AM
  0 Thread: Vinyl plank floor?
Post: RE: Vinyl plank floor?

(04-29-2021, 10:17 AM)joe1086 Wrote: +1 on a mud/mortar base under a shower floor. Will make it much more solid underfoot and most likely quieter. The first shower pan on our shower was "profession...
WoodCzech Home Improvement 24 1,402 04-29-2021, 11:48 AM
  0 Thread: Need lawn mover recommendations
Post: RE: Need lawn mover recommendations

Toro self propelled - just regular not the personal pace one. I have had it since 2007. So far I've had to replace the ignition coil about 6 years ago because it wouldn't start in humid weather, and...
WoodCzech Home Improvement 32 5,819 03-05-2021, 02:14 PM
  0 Thread: Traditional Japanese Timber Home Construction
Post: RE: Traditional Japanese Timber Home Construction

It's not a house, it's a piece of art.  Too bad all that beautiful carpentry work is covered up at the end.
WoodCzech Woodworking Hand Tools 7 932 03-01-2021, 12:14 PM
  0 Thread: Home Chimneys
Post: RE: Home Chimneys

I had a liner installed way back in an old brick chimney. The issue there was that the exhaust from more efficient furnaces and heaters is cooler and contains more vapor. The brick flue didn't get h...
WoodCzech Home Improvement 5 538 01-28-2021, 01:51 PM
  0 Thread: Will anything stop a VERY slow water leak under pressure?
Post: RE: Will anything stop a VERY slow water leak unde...

(11-08-2020, 06:26 PM)Stwood_ Wrote: Sometimes the minerals in your water will plug small leaks, given enough time. I tested that theory once.  Gave it so much time that the tank rusted through an...
WoodCzech Home Improvement 14 1,855 11-11-2020, 03:34 PM
  0 Thread: hardwood floor install - tips for last stubborn rows
Post: RE: hardwood floor install - tips for last stubbor...

There is a tool called pull bar. About 12" long with each end bent at 90deg in opposite direction. You hook one end on the floor board and hit the other with a mallet. Works all the way to the wall....
WoodCzech Home Improvement 6 1,147 10-19-2020, 09:20 PM
  0 Thread: cutting and backing a beveled mirror
Post: RE: cutting and backing a beveled mirror

No help with cutting but when framing a mirror, paint the cut edges black. Even a black permanent marker works. The cut edge tends to be visible as it reflects in the mirror. Painting it black elim...
WoodCzech Home Improvement 11 1,941 09-30-2020, 10:54 PM
  0 Thread: kitchen hoods
Post: RE: kitchen hoods

(09-24-2020, 10:01 AM)rwe2156 Wrote: This is a probably a better route, at least until a repair becomes necessary. On the model we have the fan is in the unit, but its a rabbit cage, and you get us...
WoodCzech Home Improvement 10 1,603 09-29-2020, 10:19 AM
  0 Thread: New for my utility saw (oscillating)
Post: RE: New for my utility saw (oscillating)

(09-21-2020, 08:58 AM)Cooler Wrote: I was stripping and painting the 15 lite bay window on my home.  Some of the caulking is probably original to the house (built in 1953), and is hard as a rock.  I...
WoodCzech Home Improvement 11 1,640 09-29-2020, 10:15 AM
  0 Thread: I really want to build a bar...
Post: RE: I really want to build a bar...

(09-29-2020, 08:28 AM)Snipe Hunter Wrote: This time last year, 2x4 studs were $2.05-$2.15 locally. I thought that was high. Interesting that 1/2" dry-wall is about the same as last year. Jus...
WoodCzech Home Improvement 11 1,508 09-29-2020, 10:12 AM
  0 Thread: kitchen hoods
Post: RE: kitchen hoods

Something with an external ventilator. Our hood is 1000 CFM but the blower assembly sits on the roof so the noise we hear is mostly the air wooshing up the duct.
WoodCzech Home Improvement 10 1,603 09-22-2020, 12:54 PM
  0 Thread: Alternatives to bullnose tile
Post: RE: Alternatives to bullnose tile

(09-02-2020, 12:27 PM)kencombs Wrote: Diamond radius 'stones' for your 4" grinder or stone polisher also work.  Doesn't look as nice as glazed edges, but just as good as the metal or plastic corners...
WoodCzech Home Improvement 16 2,710 09-02-2020, 01:33 PM
  0 Thread: Alternatives to bullnose tile
Post: RE: Alternatives to bullnose tile

I have made my own bullnose pieces by beveling the cut first on a tile saw, and then shaping and polishing using an oscillating tool a diamond sanding pads. They turned out pretty nice. This only wo...
WoodCzech Home Improvement 16 2,710 09-02-2020, 11:35 AM
  0 Thread: Underground electrical question
Post: RE: Underground electrical question

Could you go with a galvanized metallic conduit underground?  That, I believe, requires to only be buried 6" deep.
WoodCzech Home Improvement 15 2,995 08-04-2020, 10:16 AM
  0 Thread: How to shut off water when on a well?
Post: RE: How to shut off water when on a well?

(07-29-2020, 11:39 AM)Cub_Cadet_GT Wrote: How would it run dry if you don't drain the tank? Turning off well pump does not drain system. Maybe it would, maybe not.  My theory is that since the cold...
WoodCzech Home Improvement 23 3,219 07-29-2020, 04:18 PM
  0 Thread: How to shut off water when on a well?
Post: RE: How to shut off water when on a well?

(07-28-2020, 10:38 AM)Cub_Cadet_GT Wrote: Turn off breaker to well pump.  Drain pressure from system from faucet until pressure tank is empty.  Work on valve. Turn breaker back on. Maybe also tu...
WoodCzech Home Improvement 23 3,219 07-28-2020, 05:17 PM
  0 Thread: Leaf Gutter Guards
Post: RE: Leaf Gutter Guards

We have the micromesh guards from Home Depot. https://www.homedepot.com/p/Gutter-Guard.../300276095 I put these one 4 years ago when we got new roof and gutters.  Installation was pretty simple.  Ha...
WoodCzech Home Improvement 21 4,118 07-27-2020, 02:44 PM
  0 Thread: pocket door
Post: RE: pocket door

(06-04-2020, 09:38 PM)MstrCarpenter Wrote: You've already got good advice. I prefer the Johnson kit as well.  1-1/4" drywall screws are just long enough to put racing stripes on the door; and yes, I...
WoodCzech Home Improvement 10 2,759 06-10-2020, 04:26 PM
  0 Thread: 0.5" bolts for cedar
Post: RE: 0.5" bolts for cedar

Menards $7 for 3 bolts
WoodCzech Woodworking 9 2,819 05-08-2020, 11:38 AM

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