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  1. Thank you all, that gives me more to think about....

    Thank you all, that gives me more to think about. The shop is fully dried in, and if I bought the cheaper material (especially if it comes down more) that would leave me with some money I could put...
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    I always thought a carp was a kind of fish (not...

    I always thought a carp was a kind of fish (not that I know any personally, but that's what I heard) and therefore they would be unlikely to be members of SMC.
  3. Advantech vs other brands of 23/32" OSB T&G subfloor?

    In a couple of weeks or so I plan on buying 16 sheets of 2" XPS foam and 16 sheets of subfloor to go on top of it in my new workshop building. There are 1" rough cut boards on the floor now, and the...
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    It looks very nice, good for you. I suppose by...

    It looks very nice, good for you. I suppose by September the ground will have had some time to settle, so that may be a good aspect of waiting.
  5. I would make sure your bit is sharp. You can...

    I would make sure your bit is sharp. You can sharpen them yourself with a Dremel grinding stone or probably other ways, that's just how I do it.
  6. I was driving a 1998 Outback in December 2008...

    I was driving a 1998 Outback in December 2008 when a pickup ran a stop sign and hit the front corner, totaling the car. Because of the holidays it took about a month for his insurance company to pay...
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    I thought jalousie windows were the ones like a...

    I thought jalousie windows were the ones like a glass Venetian blind, but I may be mixed up. Fixed windows are available fairly cheaply at Habitat here, or from the Bargain Barn in Rome NY, and I...
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    A 2x4x8 is now down to $5.28 at Home Depot, and...

    A 2x4x8 is now down to $5.28 at Home Depot, and Advantech has dropped from $91 a sheet to $81. Prices are still high but at least they're trending down a bit. I want 16 sheets of Advantech to go...
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    I would use Titebond 1. If you can test clamp...

    I would use Titebond 1. If you can test clamp the crack shut dry the glue line will not show once the glue is put in and has dried.
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    I only got the wedges about 2" into the holes, so...

    I only got the wedges about 2" into the holes, so they weren't bottoming out. They did spall chips out around the tops of the holes, but even so they wouldn't go down far. I probably could have...
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    Yes, I know, but I would have had to drive 30...

    Yes, I know, but I would have had to drive 30 miles each way to rent and return the drill, plus paying for the rental, so it didn't seem worth it. I also wondered if the more aggressive hammering...
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    I figure it must be time for a followup on this...

    I figure it must be time for a followup on this thread, since I finally completed the work on the foundation yesterday. I drilled 4 holes in the sloping rock and tried to break it with wedges and...
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    Just a thought--a couple of times I have...

    Just a thought--a couple of times I have accidentally engaged the chain brake while the saw was sitting, and then it would act as you describe till I noticed and released the brake.
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    I like jatoba for musical instrument parts. 13"...

    I like jatoba for musical instrument parts. 13" is too short for a banjo or guitar fretboard but a mandolin fretboard or fiddle fingerboard are possible, and things like tailpieces for archtop...
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    Thank you all for the ongoing advice. It's given...

    Thank you all for the ongoing advice. It's given me a lot to think about. I have used Type N mortar so far on the little I have done, as I was advised that using Type S on old stonework could...
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    Thank you all very much for your advice. I have...

    Thank you all very much for your advice. I have ordered 7 sets of wedges and shims and will give that method a try. If I can knock off the front or make a ledge I will be very pleased, and...
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    Stone foundation repair question

    I have run into an unpleasant surprise when I started repairing the collapsed foundation wall at the house I am working on, and I'm hoping that someone here may have some advice about what to do now....
  18. It may be different where you are, but here it is...

    It may be different where you are, but here it is hard to hire people to do things, they are all busy already. I didn't want to try to be a mason to repair the basement wall or an electrician to...
  19. I don't have any experience with that company. ...

    I don't have any experience with that company. When you say saving money, relative to what? I'm sure if you did the work yourself it could be done for much less, but I don't know how it would...
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    I dug up the water line and replaced the old part...

    I dug up the water line and replaced the old part of it at the new house, and the town guys got the water valve turned on. That took about a full day, since it involved 12 feet of trench from 3 to 5...
  21. You can get a 6" digital caliper for under $20...

    You can get a 6" digital caliper for under $20 that will tell you shaft sizes and do any other measuring you'll need for this job. I use mine for woodworking too, along with an analog one. They're...
  22. It sounds to me like the easiest way would be to...

    It sounds to me like the easiest way would be to get a really long grade pole and put the level on the peak of the roof. You'd also need a stepladder that was tall enough for someone to climb up to...
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    I always try to remember that anything lifted by...

    I always try to remember that anything lifted by hydraulic pressure is just one broken hose or fitting away from falling "as the gentle rain from heaven upon the place beneath", and I try to stay out...
  24. Yes, I will watch the paint and will just scrape...

    Yes, I will watch the paint and will just scrape a bit off with a chisel in an inconspicuous place. The nearest ReStore is 95 miles away and I doubt they would take this, as it is not clean or even...
  25. Thank you all for the advice. The house is circa...

    Thank you all for the advice. The house is circa 1920. I do see that the woodwork has more historical value in place than it would elsewhere, but it is not at all practical for the size of the...
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