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  0 Thread: Threaded inserts in Ash
Post: Threaded inserts in Ash

Building a standing tall dressing mirror and was at the point to create the pivot using brass threaded inserts.  I could not get the insert to thread into the ash frame. I tried extra inserts on scra...
Splinter Puller Woodworking 3 747 12-04-2023, 08:44 AM
  0 Thread: Piping the dust collector outside
Post: RE: Piping the dust collector outside

I do. I have infloor heat which has a lot of thermal storage so if I run my DC in the winter for a long time, i just crack an outside door. I only run my DC when using dusty tools so that helps. In...
Splinter Puller Woodworking Power Tools 11 1,130 09-30-2023, 06:26 AM
  0 Thread: Does a textured ceiling really reduce noise?
Post: RE: Does a textured ceiling really reduce noise?

Both my shops had less echo after I textured the ceiling.  Concrete and hardwood floors though.  if you carpet or put down rugs, it will help also.
Splinter Puller Home Improvement 14 1,704 01-16-2023, 08:29 PM
  0 Thread: trying to buy a car battery at Walmart
Post: RE: trying to buy a car battery at Walmart

Another post that men from a generation ago would not understand.
Splinter Puller Home Improvement 25 2,882 11-03-2022, 05:13 AM
  0 Thread: Still using your corded tools if you have the same cordless one?
Post: RE: Still using your corded tools if you have the ...

atgcpaul Wrote: (09-21-2022, 10:52 AM) -- I bought a pretty nice set of cordless Ridgid tools.  Now I'm wondering when I'll ever reach for their corded version over cordless.  This Sunday we lost pow...
Splinter Puller Woodworking Power Tools 40 4,420 09-30-2022, 05:44 AM
  0 Thread: Framing inspection
Post: RE: Framing inspection

atgcpaul Wrote: (09-15-2022, 09:49 AM) -- Yeah, that's what I should do.  I'm being paranoid the permit office is going to flag me as "special".  :laugh: -- I work in the permit office and we think...
Splinter Puller Home Improvement 12 1,855 09-16-2022, 08:12 PM
  0 Thread: Squeaky I Joists
Post: RE: Squeaky I Joists

lincmercguy Wrote: (08-05-2022, 09:30 PM) -- I have access to the subfloor right now. The squeaks to not seem to be subfloor joint seems, unfortunately. That would be an easy fix. -- Blocking i...
Splinter Puller Home Improvement 7 1,156 08-07-2022, 02:04 PM
  0 Thread: Crosscut sled
Post: RE: Crosscut sled

Carefully measure that your miter slots are parallel with each other.
Splinter Puller Woodworking 9 1,328 02-05-2022, 09:37 PM
  0 Thread: installing a prehung door -- shimming
Post: RE: installing a prehung door -- shimming

I use scrap 1/4" plywood and shims to build level, square and planar flat spots at the three hinge points. Then hang the door nailing into the flats. One the door is hung this way I go around using ...
Splinter Puller Home Improvement 9 4,346 01-30-2022, 08:09 PM
  0 Thread: Garage Door torsion springs
Post: RE: Garage Door torsion springs

fredhargis Wrote: (12-30-2021, 06:23 AM) -- Wow, that's a serious increase. I had to have one replace last year (I hired it out) and the installed cost was $120. -- I heard just last night that a n...
Splinter Puller Home Improvement 6 1,721 12-30-2021, 07:09 AM
  0 Thread: Do these 16x32 plans look reasonable?
Post: RE: Do these 16x32 plans look reasonable?

Too short on the low side for me. I had a lean too like that for a shop once. I'd upgrade the roof to 2x12 and add a foot to all the walls.
Splinter Puller Woodworking 12 2,458 11-27-2021, 10:38 AM
  0 Thread: Downsizing table saw
Post: RE: Downsizing table saw

Unisaws without the large tables are very compact.  Smaller than a contractor saw.  Jobsite saws have universal motor so you will have to learn to love the scream.
Splinter Puller Woodworking Power Tools 20 4,181 11-12-2021, 03:00 PM
  0 Thread: How do you shingle the peak with architectural shingles?
Post: RE: How do you shingle the peak with architectural...

Dumb_Polack Wrote: (11-09-2021, 07:41 AM) -- You know....I'm so cheap I'm tempted to cut the tabs off the old 3-tab ones (the architectural ones are the same color), and re-use them. But....no one...
Splinter Puller Home Improvement 14 2,546 11-09-2021, 08:27 AM
  0 Thread: How do you shingle the peak with architectural shingles?
Post: RE: How do you shingle the peak with architectural...

Dumb_Polack Wrote: (11-08-2021, 08:53 AM) -- Hmmm....it looks like Lowes has ridge cap shingles: https://www.lowes.com/pd/Owens-Corning-ProEdge-33-lin-ft-Desert-Tan-Hip-and-Ridge-Roof-Shingles/365775...
Splinter Puller Home Improvement 14 2,546 11-08-2021, 11:09 AM
  0 Thread: Entry Door Lites
Post: RE: Entry Door Lites

Cooler Wrote: (11-04-2021, 10:25 AM) -- I would check local codes.  Where I live the glass has to be tempered or safety glass in doors and sidelights.  This is from One Day Glass (linked in the p...
Splinter Puller Woodworking 5 770 11-04-2021, 11:24 AM
  0 Thread: Tuck pointing concrete block
Post: RE: Tuck pointing concrete block

toolmiser Wrote: (10-08-2021, 08:53 PM) -- What kind of mortar should be used?  I also have a couple that have needed it for many years.  They are on the "to do list" -- Hydraulic cement.
Splinter Puller Home Improvement 6 1,709 10-11-2021, 05:44 PM
  0 Thread: plywood covered shop wall -which material best?
Post: RE: plywood covered shop wall -which material best...

I used 7/16" osb on foam and then covered it with 1/2" drywall.   This gave me the ability to hang anything anywhere. (The osb) combined with a nice bright smooth painted gyp. bd. wall.  (This sealed ...
Splinter Puller Home Improvement 14 2,812 09-29-2021, 09:04 AM
  0 Thread: Ripping a 6ft board
Post: RE: Ripping a 6ft board

theguch Wrote: (09-16-2021, 03:16 PM) -- I'm trying to rip the edge off of a 6ft 2x10 doug fir board on my table saw. I'm having trouble controlling such a long board and I've so far managed to bog t...
Splinter Puller Woodworking 13 3,228 09-17-2021, 08:30 AM
  0 Thread: Vietnamese furniture making.
Post: RE: Vietnamese furniture making.

stav Wrote: (08-30-2021, 11:58 AM) -- Wow, those are some slabs.   Wonder if they were firing the mortise to get rid of moisture and shrink the wood so it would fit tighter later? -- My thoughts...
Splinter Puller Woodworking 10 2,643 08-30-2021, 12:58 PM
  0 Thread: slab foundation question
Post: RE: slab foundation question

KC Wrote: (08-16-2021, 05:48 PM) -- As far as I could tell, the house/porch front and rear/attached garage were all one pour on the place in TEXAS.  If they were separate, they did a really god job h...
Splinter Puller Home Improvement 8 1,959 08-17-2021, 06:58 AM

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