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  0 Thread: In making cutting boards what would you use
Post: RE: In making cutting boards what would you use

Randy, it is done with a onefinity cnc.  The technique is discussed in this previous thread.  It really does make the gift more special when you can personalize it. Cheating at Inlay Work (woodnet.ne...
BrentDH Woodworking 19 762 02-16-2024, 10:38 AM
  0 Thread: In making cutting boards what would you use
Post: RE: In making cutting boards what would you use

I have always used Titebond III.  Here are some very recent samples to give you some ideas.  The first two have been treated with a mineral oil and wax solution and the lighting is soft because it was...
BrentDH Woodworking 19 762 02-14-2024, 11:55 AM
  0 Thread: Whole house generator follow-up (fuel use)
Post: RE: Whole house generator follow-up (fuel use)

I am surprised no one here has mentioned burying the propane tank.  We have a buried 500 gallon tank and I would not have it any other way.  Those big tanks are a bit of an eyesore and it would be nic...
BrentDH Home Improvement 41 2,098 01-19-2024, 11:24 AM
  0 Thread: Please critique my bed design
Post: RE: Please critique my bed design

Thanks for all the comments.  To be clear the second bed with the drawers and the plain fields in the head board and foot board is already built for a different daughter.  I added that picture after s...
BrentDH Woodworking 19 1,384 01-04-2024, 12:54 PM
  0 Thread: Please critique my bed design
Post: RE: Please critique my bed design

lift mechanic Wrote: (12-25-2023, 01:25 PM) -- I just finished a 4-poster bed plateform, "California King" size. The bedroom is small so I built 6 drawers on each side of the bed for our clothes, is ...
BrentDH Woodworking 19 1,384 12-25-2023, 06:15 PM
  0 Thread: Please critique my bed design
Post: RE: Please critique my bed design

My intent was to have a solid platform of 3/4" plywood that rests on that lip all the way around.  The dimensions are such that it will likely have to be two pieces and I was going to run them side-to...
BrentDH Woodworking 19 1,384 12-25-2023, 06:02 PM
  0 Thread: Please critique my bed design
Post: Please critique my bed design

I am about to start building a bed and just wanted to throw my design out there for comments and see if there is anything I haven't thought of or improvements I could make. This is a queen sized be...
BrentDH Woodworking 19 1,384 12-25-2023, 12:41 PM
  0 Thread: Under mount or top mount sink for kitchen
Post: RE: Under mount or top mount sink for kitchen

Undermount without a doubt.  Have had both.  Couldn't wait to get an undermount and have never regretted it.  I agree with the question of "how often do you really replace the sink?"
BrentDH Home Improvement 50 2,908 12-11-2023, 05:56 PM
  0 Thread: Chess board plans
Post: RE: Chess board plans

Chess Board | Woodworking Project | Woodsmith Plans (https://www.woodsmithplans.com/plan/chess-board/) https://www.woodsmithplans.com/plan/classic-chessboard/
BrentDH Woodworking 6 796 11-17-2023, 09:59 AM
  0 Thread: ever had new lawn hydroseeded?
Post: RE: ever had new lawn hydroseeded?

We had about 1 acre of our property hydroseeded about 15 years ago when we first moved in.  It was extremely successful.  I had a highly regarded landscaper do the work.  I know he planted a lot of gr...
BrentDH Home Improvement 9 777 09-22-2023, 01:32 PM
  0 Thread: Miter Saw Dust Collection Question
Post: RE: Miter Saw Dust Collection Question

I have not tried this guy's approach, but I found it fascinating.  And very scientific.  I intend to implement it when I get a chance. Basically, he catches it all before you need massive air flow ...
BrentDH Woodworking Power Tools 14 1,539 09-13-2023, 10:10 AM
  0 Thread: Interior passage/Bedroom Doors
Post: RE: Interior passage/Bedroom Doors

Why not drill a small (1/8" or smaller) hole in from the bottom?  When the drill bit breaks through you will know how thick the bottom edge is and therefore how much you can safely cut off without com...
BrentDH Home Improvement 10 841 05-30-2023, 10:47 AM
  0 Thread: Cheating at Inlay Work
Post: RE: Cheating at Inlay Work

John, I am not sure how deep you made that inlay in the cutting board, but I have discovered that you need to take some special steps when cutting deeper than an 1/8" or so.  At least this is true whe...
BrentDH Woodworking 11 2,021 04-30-2023, 02:51 PM
  0 Thread: Cheating at Inlay Work
Post: RE: Cheating at Inlay Work

John, your work always looks great and this is no exception. Here is a practice piece I have showing the technique I think you used. Although I believe I used a 60* v bit.  Then just to add ano...
BrentDH Woodworking 11 2,021 04-29-2023, 11:53 PM
  0 Thread: Yet more GFCI stuff
Post: RE: Yet more GFCI stuff

You could add a new outlet on the interior of the house that feeds the exterior location.  Then put the GFCI outlet inside and a standard outlet outside.
BrentDH Home Improvement 8 1,049 04-17-2023, 10:21 AM
  0 Thread: Purpleheart order not so purple
Post: RE: Purpleheart order not so purple

I did contact the supplier with the same two pictures included here.  They made the statement like most of you here that said sunlight exposure will return the purple color.  But they were not happy w...
BrentDH Woodworking 12 2,302 04-17-2023, 10:14 AM
  0 Thread: Dishwasher Repair Advice (Problem Found)
Post: RE: Dishwasher Repair Advice (Problem Found)

What Roly says makes sense because when the screen on the valve was completely clogged the dishwasher would go ahead and try to run its cycle even with no water in there.  Which turns out to be kind o...
BrentDH Home Improvement 10 1,205 04-10-2023, 05:23 PM
  0 Thread: Purpleheart order not so purple
Post: RE: Purpleheart order not so purple

Yes, the black marks on the second one from the left are just from a saw cut.  I am not worried about that as I expect it to clean up with normal surfacing.  I am well pleased with the narrower four b...
BrentDH Woodworking 12 2,302 04-10-2023, 03:52 PM
  0 Thread: Purpleheart order not so purple
Post: Purpleheart order not so purple

I tried mail ordering wood for the first time.  I had my reservations because I wondered if some guy in the warehouse could really be as picky as I would, but I convinced myself that this place is in ...
BrentDH Woodworking 12 2,302 04-10-2023, 09:25 AM
  0 Thread: Dishwasher Repair Advice (Problem Found)
Post: RE: Dishwasher Repair Advice

For those of you who are curious about the outcome I thought I would fill you in on the results. The problem ended up being a partial blockage of the water supply.  There is a valve with a VERY fin...
BrentDH Home Improvement 10 1,205 04-10-2023, 08:33 AM

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