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  0 Thread: Crab apple root ball and Resin
Post: RE: Crab apple root ball and Resin

Beautiful!  Al
Allen Woodturning 2 366 04-30-2024, 08:02 PM
  0 Thread: Coloring
Post: RE: Coloring

Absolutely beautiful! Al
Allen Woodturning 3 491 04-12-2024, 08:02 PM
  0 Thread: Leaking Toilet Shut-off Valve--Threaded Replacement?
Post: RE: Leaking Toilet Shut-off Valve--Threaded Replac...

Amazon has Eastman 1/2 inch FIP x 3/8 compression Quarter Turn Angle Stop valve for $14.95 Al
Allen Home Improvement 6 701 02-20-2024, 09:32 PM
  0 Thread: First Bowl
Post: RE: First Bowl

Looks good to me. Now you are on the slippery slope and can kiss flat work goodbye.:) Al
Allen Woodturning 6 740 01-29-2024, 08:43 PM
  0 Thread: pouring concrete
Post: RE: pouring concrete

gear jammer Wrote: (11-28-2023, 07:51 PM) -- How cold can it be and still pour concrete. Should take roughly 3 yards. Adding on to the porch to make a 3 season room. I have been to busy to start it e...
Allen Home Improvement 10 1,582 11-28-2023, 08:48 PM
  0 Thread: Smoke detector problems
Post: RE: Smoke detector problems

R Clark Wrote: (07-11-2023, 09:48 PM) -- I disconnected all of the detectors from the "backbone."  That was two days ago and I got them all reinstalled in stand-alone config. While reinstalling on...
Allen Home Improvement 11 1,613 07-12-2023, 08:20 PM
  0 Thread: Brand new Clearvue cyclone won't start, wiring question
Post: RE: Brand new Clearvue cyclone won't start, wiring...

davco Wrote: (06-01-2023, 02:25 PM) -- Some progress An electrician stopped by and determined that I did not have the double pole breaker in the correct AB slot. So now it starts, but the brea...
Allen Woodworking Power Tools 19 3,106 06-01-2023, 07:53 PM
  0 Thread: Silly Dust Collection Question
Post: RE: Silly Dust Collection Question

Do I dare reopen the to ground or not to ground the dust collector war of the past. :D Al
Allen Woodworking Power Tools 3 1,326 05-04-2023, 08:57 PM
  0 Thread: Moen soaking tub cold water cartridge
Post: RE: Moen soaking tub cold water cartridge

Moen makes cartridge removal tools. I used this one for my shower/ tub valve. Danco 86712 Moen Cartridge Puller, Pack of 1, Silver - Faucet Cartridges - (
Allen Home Improvement 5 912 03-15-2023, 07:59 PM
  0 Thread: Unique design challenge
Post: RE: Unique design challenge

if you have a lathe you could turn something. Make a mold or a container add casting resin, sticks and whatever else the kids want to put in and let your imagination run. Al
Allen Woodworking 23 3,666 01-02-2023, 08:08 PM
  0 Thread: Penn State Industries
Post: RE: Penn State Industries

Bob10 Wrote: (10-07-2022, 05:38 PM) -- anyone else get an email trying to sell pot pipes?  I unsubscribed from their email. -- Not an e-mail but they have been carrying them in their catalog for aw...
Allen Woodturning 6 2,076 10-07-2022, 07:23 PM
  0 Thread: Anyone watch "The House That Norm Built" on PBS last night??
Post: RE: Anyone watch "The House That Norm Built" on PB...

Yup. I have watched him for years and have a few of his books. I think he probably influenced more people to get into woodworking than anyone else. I wish him a long life and a happy retirement. Al
Allen Woodworking 15 4,164 10-04-2022, 07:09 PM
  0 Thread: Dado blade
Post: RE: Dado blade

I had one many years ago. I used it in a radial arm saw before I had a table saw. I worked well enough but was a little scary to watch the first few times I used it. Al
Allen Woodworking Power Tools 6 2,098 06-10-2022, 07:05 PM
  0 Thread: End Table
Post: RE: End Table

Very nice work! Looks great. Al
Allen Woodworking 4 1,787 04-04-2022, 07:29 PM
  0 Thread: What would you do differently if you were setting up your shop?
Post: RE: What would you do differently if you were sett...

No Drywall, use OSB or Plywood. Heat and A/C if you are going to spend a lot of time in it. Maybe a dedicated area with ventilation for spraying finish. Al
Allen Woodworking 21 4,432 03-14-2022, 08:21 PM
  0 Thread: Cutting out the alphabet
Post: RE: Cutting out the alphabet

ed kerns Wrote: (09-29-2021, 06:54 PM) -- I have an up-coming project in which I will need to cut out several large letters (about 30" H). I will probably use 1/2" MDF or MDO for the letters themselv...
Allen Woodworking 18 4,870 09-29-2021, 07:42 PM
  0 Thread: Flower box
Post: RE: Flower box

I would make brackets that would allow the boxes to hang on the outside of the railing so water could drain to the ground and not on the deck. A hard rain could scatter dirt from the boxes onto the de...
Allen Home Improvement 6 2,508 08-18-2021, 06:52 PM
  0 Thread: Peg Board or Alternative
Post: RE: Peg Board or Alternative

You might get a little tear out but how often are you going to be moving the pegs around? You only need a drop to hold the peg in place, your not trying to do a glue up that needs a lot of strength.  ...
Allen Woodworking 25 7,537 07-12-2021, 08:27 PM
  0 Thread: Peg Board or Alternative
Post: RE: Peg Board or Alternative

Put a dab of hot melt glue on your hooks when you insert them in the peg board. It will hold the hooks in place but you can still remove them if you waht to. Al
Allen Woodworking 25 7,537 06-23-2021, 08:14 PM
  0 Thread: Gasket question
Post: RE: Gasket question

Rubber washers such as you use to seal the bolts that hold a toilet tank to the bowl. I figure if it will keep the water in the tank from leaking out it should do for a little splash/rain water protec...
Allen Home Improvement 9 2,513 04-16-2021, 11:13 AM

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