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    When my daughter was 5 or 6, she thought every...

    When my daughter was 5 or 6, she thought every brown spider she saw was a brown recluse. Then one day I explained the definition of “recluse” and she stopped worrying about them. I guess she figure...
  2. Palacios which is west of Galveston got 7” of...

    Palacios which is west of Galveston got 7” of rain Wednesday. I was down there volunteering to help turn the old “Palacios Colored School” into a community center. I felt awful as I drove out of...
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    As someone who rarely drinks anything besides...

    As someone who rarely drinks anything besides water and unsweet tea, I’d welcome a place with good food and a wider non-alcoholic beverage list. On occasion, I like a good N/A beer with dinner but...
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    Wax paper, when I am done I just roll it up and...

    Wax paper, when I am done I just roll it up and throw it away.
  5. Thanks for the article. I finished the...

    Thanks for the article. I finished the countertop but have several other products to complete including stairs and a mantle.
  6. Thanks for the advice. It is a knockdown...

    Thanks for the advice. It is a knockdown textured ceiling and walls. There will be some drywall patches done by a professional. Any tips on how to get the paint sheen to match. It seems that I...
  7. Question for the Painters -- Spraying Walls, Ceiling and Crown

    We are gutting the first floor of our house and removing all doors, cabinets, trim (except crown), flooring, furniture etc. The house will be empty. I will need to paint the walls, ceilings and...
  8. How Many Coats of Waterlox for Walnut Countertop?

    Built an edge grain walnut countertop for the laundry room. After two light coats of garnet shellac to enhance the depth I have started applying thin coats of Waterlox Orginial Sealer using the blue...
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    What I like about Costco is that they keep track...

    What I like about Costco is that they keep track of the purchase date if you have a failure during the warranty period. They are truly no hassle. The last time they refunded me cash for the battery...
  10. I just finished a edge grain walnut countertop...

    I just finished a edge grain walnut countertop and topped it with two light coats of garnet shellac. Just a touch of Transtint dark walnut dye was added to darken it a little and to my wife’s...
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    I bought the Byrd from Holbren for my 735. I...

    I bought the Byrd from Holbren for my 735. I don’t have a compliant. When considering price the Byrd cutters are four sided and you only have to replace a few cutters if something nasty is hidden...
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    Seville Classics Ultra HD. They are sold at Sams...

    Seville Classics Ultra HD. They are sold at Sams club. Google the brand and look if they make what you are looking for. The quality is pretty good and the price is great. I have 6 pieces from...
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    Could there be a trigger switch to prevent people...

    Could there be a trigger switch to prevent people from using the sander without the bag in place?
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    I don’t know much about cottonwood as lumber but...

    I don’t know much about cottonwood as lumber but in West Texas people will use small, straight limbs as fence posts. They will sprout roots and regenerate and grow into trees.
  15. Never mind about the Emerald Urethane, just read...

    Never mind about the Emerald Urethane, just read it is oil based.
  16. Thank you so much. I need a new 515 and my...

    Thank you so much. I need a new 515 and my sprayer can handle fine fine finish tips so I will pick one up. I didn’t think a sprayer could push through an 08 orifice but I’ll get a 308 since half...
  17. Best Interior Paint for an Airless Sprayer

    We are gutting the entire first floor of the house. The plan is to spray the new doors and trim before install and the walls as well. Any one have a favorite paint for airless spraying. I have the...
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    I have the 1 1/2" ink brayer Jay mentioned above....

    I have the 1 1/2" ink brayer Jay mentioned above. Great for getting a thin, consistent surface on larger glue ups.
  19. I had a Ridgid contractor saw and upgraded to the...

    I had a Ridgid contractor saw and upgraded to the Grizzly 1023. It was the single biggest upgrade I have ever made in the shop. My shop is also a third bay in the garage and mobility and size is...
  20. It only took me 49 years, thanks to you.

    It only took me 49 years, thanks to you.
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    What I am really after is the rift grain pattern...

    What I am really after is the rift grain pattern of the of the oak. I think it looks great with a dark stain -- more so than closed grain wood options. I think just working with the 4/4 where I can...
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    Thanks. Unfortunately the boards are painted on...

    Thanks. Unfortunately the boards are painted on the end. It turns out the lumberyard has a fair amount of rift sawn that could be used for quartersawn. I was trying to buy 6/4 and resaw it to save...
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    How to Hide Ray Fleck in White Oak

    I am making newel posts out of rift-sawn white oak. Frequently, ray flecks are exposed after re-sawing or planing. The plan is to stain it a dark color for a more modern look and would like to hide...
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    It seems most of the “creamy woods” would be a...

    It seems most of the “creamy woods” would be a bit cheaper than cherry. Buy new stock, charge the same fee and chalk up the wasted time and aggrevation to the cost of doing business. Some of my...
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    There is a guy I met from my kids school who is a...

    There is a guy I met from my kids school who is a fine carpenter from Ireland. We became friends and I hired him to work on a deck balcony build and soon an interior remodel. He charges 50 bucks an...
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