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  0 Thread: I need a woodworker in Overland Park
Post: RE: I need a woodworker in Overland Park

I'm not in Overland Park. I am in the Turner area, next door(Wyandot County). If you want to help, I can do those rips in my garage/driveway. I have a Porter Cable portable saw that I have used many t...
K. L. McReynolds Woodworking 10 538 07-09-2024, 03:50 PM
  Exclamation Thread: StumpyNubs does a new finish
Post: StumpyNubs does a new finish

Non VOC (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HiJdtJeO0JQ)
K. L. McReynolds Finishing 2 340 06-28-2024, 10:36 PM
  0 Thread: "board and batten" style wainscot layout
Post: RE: "board and batten" style wainscot layout

Treat each wall separately for panel sizes. Reason? Our eyes expect differences in lengths. Getting the panel widths to within an inch or two will usually not be noticed.
K. L. McReynolds Home Improvement 7 1,214 04-03-2024, 09:10 PM
  0 Thread: Help identify this wrench
Post: RE: Help identify this wrench

Welding bottle wrench. Various size valves on oxygen, acetylene, or other welding gas bottles.
K. L. McReynolds Woodworking 1 664 03-11-2024, 08:01 AM
  0 Thread: Follow up on malfunctioning toilet.
Post: Follow up on malfunctioning toilet.

The one that would occasionally fail to empty the bowl. Replaced it with a pressure assist model. No more problems.
K. L. McReynolds Home Improvement 0 359 03-10-2024, 10:57 AM
  0 Thread: Pretty good carving
Post: Pretty good carving

Snake walking stick (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SsatZOjQ8jw)
K. L. McReynolds Woodworking 3 584 01-12-2024, 01:08 AM
  0 Thread: How to rodent proof home insulation?
Post: RE: How to rodent proof home insulation?

Cats and snakes. Or rat terriers.
K. L. McReynolds Home Improvement 10 1,676 01-04-2024, 09:58 PM
  0 Thread: Sliding doors in plywood dados
Post: RE: Sliding doors in plywood dados

I tried that once. with oak faced AB ply.  Hidden so I did not have to see the raw ply. Over time, the ply swelled and the doors became hard to slide.
K. L. McReynolds Woodworking 5 1,051 11-28-2023, 12:06 AM
  0 Thread: Construction screws
Post: RE: Construction screws

Not as well. Since the Torx bits have more and sharper points, the bit will wear out fairly quickly.
K. L. McReynolds Home Improvement 20 3,440 11-11-2023, 12:47 PM
  0 Thread: Construction screws
Post: RE: Construction screws

I made the switch to Robertson head(square drive) screws. There are three size drivers(and screw head holes) for the different size screws. I buy bulk(come in boxes of 100) from McFeelys (https://www....
K. L. McReynolds Home Improvement 20 3,440 11-01-2023, 01:50 PM
  0 Thread: How to remove vinyl mastic from concrete?
Post: RE: How to remove vinyl mastic from concrete?

Install Schluter ditra membrane over existing floor and tile?
K. L. McReynolds Home Improvement 20 3,139 09-27-2023, 10:32 AM
  0 Thread: screening
Post: RE: screening

Used some dark sun minimizing screen for a west facing sliding back door.:(:(:( Learned quickly it was not a good thing to stand close and look out----made us dizzy.
K. L. McReynolds Home Improvement 6 1,371 09-04-2023, 05:07 PM
  0 Thread: If you were to build a new shop...
Post: RE: If you were to build a new shop...

Lighting. With LEDs, basic cost is purchase. Install more than you think you need. Especially over major tool stations. Much better to turn off too much light than need more. Example: I installed a 24...
K. L. McReynolds Woodworking 35 5,392 08-02-2023, 06:09 PM
  0 Thread: Painting over oil based wood trim
Post: RE: Painting over oil based wood trim

I used BIN shellac based primer on paneling in a mobile home that was 20+ years old. No sanding and only cleaned the kitchen walls and cabinets. I tinted the primer to match the finish coat. Then cove...
K. L. McReynolds Home Improvement 11 3,347 07-04-2023, 01:22 PM
  0 Thread: Electrical box question (was damaged)
Post: RE: Electrical box question (was damaged)

Locally, the power company installs the feed to the weatherhead. The HO owns everything from the wires out of the weatherhead into the house. The neighbors contractor is responsible for replacing the ...
K. L. McReynolds Home Improvement 21 3,314 07-04-2023, 01:15 PM
  0 Thread: Painting over oil based wood trim
Post: RE: Painting over oil based wood trim

Easiest and fastest way is to cover with shellac based primer, then paint. No need to sand and you can tint the primer to the final coat color.
K. L. McReynolds Home Improvement 11 3,347 06-29-2023, 05:45 PM
  0 Thread: Skil Mag77
Post: Skil Mag77

Includes 9 blades(cross/rip/plywood). It is in good shape, just too heavy for me to use around the house since I don't do construction anymore. $100 to a Woodnetter in the greater KC Metro. Outside...
K. L. McReynolds Tool Swap N' Sell 1 555 06-14-2023, 04:12 PM
  0 Thread: spray foam insulation - dangers and downfalls
Post: RE: spray foam insulation - dangers and downfalls

An observation: Companies/contractors often try to be on the forefront of new ideas, especially when those ideas are cost cutting or 'money saving'. Those folks often get very good at implementing sai...
K. L. McReynolds Home Improvement 30 11,737 06-07-2023, 09:38 PM
  0 Thread: Interior passage/Bedroom Doors
Post: RE: Interior passage/Bedroom Doors

I've made Dutch doors from hollow core doors by simply adding an insert in the open sections of each half. And added inserts to top/bottom when needed.
K. L. McReynolds Home Improvement 10 1,370 05-30-2023, 05:56 PM
  0 Thread: Shot myself
Post: RE: Shot myself

Done the finish nail in the finger thing once, which made me reconsider many other possible similar incidents and decide to change the hand position. Best(or worst save for 1/2" of pure luck) was w...
K. L. McReynolds Woodworking 20 3,926 05-17-2023, 09:10 AM

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