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  1. When pulling up particleboard underlayment, it's...

    When pulling up particleboard underlayment, it's easier to take it up intact. Here's my method. I walk around on knee pads, with a cat's paw nail puller, I drive it under the head of a nail with...
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    Hope you're up, and enjoy being back at it...

    Hope you're up, and enjoy being back at it tomorrow.
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    Sometimes even in the same casting, there can be...

    Sometimes even in the same casting, there can be relatively soft areas, and harder than it seems like possible areas, depending on the care in the whole casting process. The engine block I had to...
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    I'm getting a Ferris, that has a suspension...

    I'm getting a Ferris, that has a suspension system. No experience with the brand, but I figured it would be the last one I buy, and didn't want to do any more bouncing around. I did check what...
  5. I guess my set of hollows and rounds is a bastard...

    I guess my set of hollows and rounds is a bastard part double harlequin set. There may be some matches, but in no particular order. I recently used them to change the profile cut by a sash plane,...
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    I wouldn't worry so much about exactly how many...

    I wouldn't worry so much about exactly how many teeth are in the cut. It shouldn't take very long, maybe practicing in some scrap, to see what a saw will do. When I first started building houses, I...
  7. The luxury vinyl doesn't even nail down. It...

    The luxury vinyl doesn't even nail down. It snaps together like laminate does, and lays there. You could even take it with you when you leave. There are even versions with real wood surfacing. I...
  8. 1/2" plywood was the standard subfloor, for...

    1/2" plywood was the standard subfloor, for decades, after they stopped using diagonally laid 1x boards.
  9. When I started building houses in 1973, for a...

    When I started building houses in 1973, for a living, this is the way they were typically done for a couple of decades, so I have some feel for the materials. I'm assuming that the thickness of the...
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    Regardless of what you end up pulling the wire...

    Regardless of what you end up pulling the wire through, it will save a lot of headaches if you rig up something for the wire to unspool off of. 500', and up rolls come on nice spools that you only...
  11. I would take the particle board up. How is it...

    I would take the particle board up. How is it fastened down?
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    Very much like they say about boats, "If you put...

    Very much like they say about boats, "If you put it in the water, it's going to get wet". They aren't talking about the outside.
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    My first choice on burial conduit is to use black...

    My first choice on burial conduit is to use black polyethylene pipe. It's available in long, continuous lengths, so you can pull wires both ways with no worry of hangups on the joints. The plastic...
  14. Lee Valley just started offering a new platen for...

    Lee Valley just started offering a new platen for their nice grinder tool rest stands that is wide enough for 1-1/2" wheels. That's the same stand I use on my CBN wheeled grinder, but I had already...
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    All of my movable tools have been set up, like...

    All of my movable tools have been set up, like Jim was talking about, for over 40 years, with no problems. I'd make the cord from some type of SO 12/3 wire, in case you need it for something else...
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    I know this is an old thread, but since it might...

    I know this is an old thread, but since it might turn up in someone's search, I'll add my experience in drilling, and tapping cast iron. I had to upsize, and rethread some stopped depth holes in the...
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    A lot of the ridge vent systems I've looked at...

    A lot of the ridge vent systems I've looked at closely look like mostly wishful thinking, to me. I've built my own for standing seam roofing, but have a metal supplier that is very reasonable, and...
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    EasyOuts work if the broken bolt will come out...

    EasyOuts work if the broken bolt will come out easy.
  19. Chances approach zero for that, since how would a...

    Chances approach zero for that, since how would a stranger know to call me if they weren't looking at that family member's phone, and my contact list is large enough that someone on that list would...
  20. Here's a big painting crew, that works full time....

    Here's a big painting crew, that works full time. Ask them what they use, including primer.
    https://www.colonialwilliamsburg.com/blog/2019-blog-posts/maintaining-our-painted-surfaces
  21. I never use any paint as self-priming. We've...

    I never use any paint as self-priming. We've taken all the old paint off of many things, and I've never seen a failed oil based primer under anything that has any life left in it anyway.
  22. If the number is not in my Contacts list, the...

    If the number is not in my Contacts list, the call doesn't get answered.
  23. I guess that makes me an amateur then. This...

    I guess that makes me an amateur then. This first house was painted with Duration in 2008 (sorry, no current picture of that one, and that picture is before completion, but we just pressure washed...
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    I bought a Unisaw cheap, a long time ago, that...

    I bought a Unisaw cheap, a long time ago, that also was missing the nylon pads. Looking at the cost of those pads, and didn't really get excited about that fence anyway, I just bought a Biesmeyer...
  25. Thread: Brain Size

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    It's that brain ratio. They're smarter than us.

    It's that brain ratio. They're smarter than us.
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