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  0 Thread: Doll house time again
Post: RE: Doll house time again

Prep time: LOML's table cloth protector, not my work bench! :uhoh: :uhoh: :D [attachment=37526]
K. L. McReynolds Woodworking 10 650 09-05-2021, 11:17 AM
  0 Thread: Doll house time again
Post: Doll house time again

Made one years ago for eldest granddaughter, she did not use it. Great granddaughter(now 7) made me help her cobble one together from a cardboard box, making furniture from cardboard, several weeks ag...
K. L. McReynolds Woodworking 10 650 08-25-2021, 11:51 PM
  0 Thread: Turncrafter Commander
Post: RE: Turncrafter Commander

Turned stuff. :D Grandson wants to do cast in epoxy turnings. He may try to get his daughter interested.  I just want to piddle. Have used lathes in the past, so have a slight headstart. The YouTu...
K. L. McReynolds Woodturning 6 527 07-19-2021, 12:42 PM
  0 Thread: Turncrafter Commander
Post: Turncrafter Commander

12" by 18", variable speed(electronic control), 1hp(DC motor). Has bed extender available. YouTube videos look good, any one have one? $502 + shipping. Been contemplating the slippery slope a wh...
K. L. McReynolds Woodturning 6 527 07-18-2021, 09:21 AM
  0 Thread: Garage door seal
Post: RE: Garage door seal

WD-40 also helps the slide. I was able to find just the rubber seal. Cutting small bevels on the end that is slid into the track helps.
K. L. McReynolds Home Improvement 12 1,029 06-16-2021, 08:59 PM
  0 Thread: Reach in Closet
Post: RE: Reach in Closet

Had the builder make one in the hall bath wall where a utility chase was to be located. It wound up being 14" deep and 16" wide with a 12" conventional door. Nothing fancy, framed for easy of shelf su...
K. L. McReynolds Home Improvement 15 1,772 06-16-2021, 08:49 PM
  0 Thread: Hardwood flooring in many rooms
Post: RE: Hardwood flooring in many rooms

One way to do seamless flooring from room to room is to make sure the rooms are square and parallel to each other room. Another way is to start with a common hall/area and simply move into each room ...
K. L. McReynolds Home Improvement 22 1,631 06-16-2021, 08:43 PM
  0 Thread: jointing before glue-up?
Post: RE: jointing before glue-up?

I use glue joint saw blades on my TS and a digital angle gauge to set the angle of the saw. I also have a long jointer and a planer. I just had to resurface some pine I used about 20 years ago to make...
K. L. McReynolds Woodworking Power Tools 17 1,694 06-11-2021, 02:04 PM
  0 Thread: Ceiling Fan Direction
Post: RE: Ceiling Fan Direction

Both. :D Seriously, the fan in the living room is Pull air Up in the summer and Push air Down in winter. In our bedrooms, push down year round. We sleep better that way, even with the windows open i...
K. L. McReynolds Home Improvement 17 1,744 06-11-2021, 01:55 PM
  0 Thread: Stove and dishwasher
Post: RE: Stove and dishwasher

Bought a 'Dual Fuel' GE gas w/eletric assist double oven range---pitiful. PITIFUL!!!!!!  Nothing works well save for the pot boiler burner, which will boil several gallons of water quickly, but is us...
K. L. McReynolds Home Improvement 7 631 06-11-2021, 01:49 PM
  0 Thread: Dryer Vent Direction
Post: RE: Dryer Vent Direction

No code I know about----but, uncommon sense says the crimped ends should not be facing air flow---moisture/lint trapping will happen.
K. L. McReynolds Home Improvement 7 834 05-11-2021, 04:20 PM
  0 Thread: Blowing in insulation
Post: RE: Blowing in insulation

(05-06-2021, 05:13 PM)wing nut Wrote: Has anyone here blown in insulation, I have an unheated uninsulated garage I would like to insulate the walls.  Does anyone have any experience doing this, i've...
K. L. McReynolds Home Improvement 7 760 05-10-2021, 10:15 PM
  0 Thread: How deep for 4x4 posts in concrete?
Post: RE: How deep for 4x4 posts in concrete?

Frost line depth. In my area(Kansas City) that is 32".
K. L. McReynolds Home Improvement 9 837 04-16-2021, 09:02 AM
  0 Thread: Decorating Trends That Date Your Home
Post: RE: Decorating Trends That Date Your Home

When we bought our current house in 2008, I found only the two bathrooms had been updated since the house was built in 1965. New siding had been installed, at some point a new roof, but all the interi...
K. L. McReynolds Home Improvement 24 2,250 04-16-2021, 08:54 AM
  0 Thread: Painting my office
Post: RE: Painting my office

Many jails use pink walls in containment rooms as it tends to calm occupants. :D
K. L. McReynolds Home Improvement 14 2,531 04-01-2021, 08:31 PM
  0 Thread: Newbie Questions
Post: RE: Newbie Questions

I have learned several techniques in wood working by learning to hide mistakes. ;)
K. L. McReynolds Woodworking 15 1,809 04-01-2021, 08:27 PM
  0 Thread: gluing up a KDAT slab?
Post: RE: gluing up a KDAT slab?

Using PT lumber anywhere close to constant human contact(bare skin) is not a good idea and around food even less so. The chemicals used in modern PT wood are less immediately harmful to humans, but al...
K. L. McReynolds Woodworking 7 1,012 04-01-2021, 11:00 AM
  0 Thread: Replacement windows
Post: RE: Replacement windows

There are two types of windows, new construction and replacement. New construction windows have flanges and are fastened to the sheathing Replacement windows are installed in existing frames. That me...
K. L. McReynolds Home Improvement 16 1,571 03-26-2021, 10:37 PM
  0 Thread: Newbie Questions
Post: RE: Newbie Questions

Look at this project as a combination adventure/practice effort and the result will be the development of several new skills. You will also discover the actual woodworking is often more enjoyable than...
K. L. McReynolds Woodworking 15 1,809 03-26-2021, 10:23 PM
  0 Thread: New circular saw burning the wood
Post: RE: New circular saw burning the wood

Just guessing---are you trying to make the cuts with the cut/saw between two sawhorses/supports? That will cause blade pinch/burning big time. Proper cutting means the off cut is not supported(falls a...
K. L. McReynolds Woodworking 14 1,373 03-11-2021, 09:01 PM

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