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  1. +1 on William Ng. I had the pleasure of taking...

    +1 on William Ng. I had the pleasure of taking some classes from him a while back.
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    +1 on Noco. They come in a couple sizes--I got...

    +1 on Noco. They come in a couple sizes--I got the big one.
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    Structures in New Orleans and North Carolina in...

    Structures in New Orleans and North Carolina in flood or hurricane areas now are built on 12' of CMU block. Anything in the basement area (in the block area) is expendable.
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    +1 on top of the line Sherwin Williams Yes, I...

    +1 on top of the line Sherwin Williams

    Yes, I know it is stupid expensive. Its like $70 a gallon. But we did major prep, two coats of primer (one heavy, one touch up) and two coats of finish...
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    Our home is 120 years old, and had plaster over...

    Our home is 120 years old, and had plaster over redwood lathe. Yes, one may widen the cracks with a chisel and try to re-attach the plaster to the lathe where the keys have broken or become...
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    Throw everything into a garbage can partially...

    Throw everything into a garbage can partially filled with water. After a couple months, the paper soaks up all the water, the writing is illegible, and the pile is a wad of dry paper, placed into...
  7. Mine is used infrequently, but like other...

    Mine is used infrequently, but like other isindispensable for simple 90 degree joinery where the project does not call for dowels or mortise and tenons. Cabinet face frames come to mind. Yes, mine...
  8. We found about a dozen original titles to cars...

    We found about a dozen original titles to cars behind a wall. All dated from the 1930s.
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    You are smart and lucky. I had a shop teacher...

    You are smart and lucky.

    I had a shop teacher in junior high school that mangled his hand on a table saw and I got to watch it. I saw a couple of other accidents working on a framing crew in the...
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    The traditional way would be to mortise and tenon...

    The traditional way would be to mortise and tenon the slats. That's what I do for similar arts and crafts or mission furniture that I make.

    The easier method, although not very traditional, would...
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    I live in the City and find piles of used...

    I live in the City and find piles of used clothing dumped in parking lots all the time, most of which are dirty soiled children's clothing. I happen to find these as a gold mine for shop towels. ...
  12. If you are using plywood and making drawers...

    If you are using plywood and making drawers instead of cabinets, I don't get the recommendation for pre-finishing. I'd use baltic birch, like 9-12 ply, and have a local company make your drawers. ...
  13. My present employer, the US Forest Service, has a...

    My present employer, the US Forest Service, has a bunch of blue-grey paint which looks like a rock
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    A MP3 Juke Box application is perfect for this. ...

    A MP3 Juke Box application is perfect for this. I happen to use Media Monkey. It rips CDs, burns CDs, converts CDs to mp3 or other formats, and yes normalizes the files. It is free, but the paid...
  15. Those little hand held 1hp routers come in real...

    Those little hand held 1hp routers come in real handy in my shop, and I have two, one fixed to a home made bench top router table and one for free hand use. Their cheap and often you can find them...
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    Check with Synology--the internal cards supplied...

    Check with Synology--the internal cards supplied with the unit typically require a specific brand and size and speed of hard drive. It's actually quite a long list, but your hard drives may not be...
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    +1 on Synology. I have two units connected to...

    +1 on Synology. I have two units connected to the network for backup.

    I will say it is not as fast as a drive connected directly to the mother board, and the Synology does "go to sleep" after...
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    The simple solution is to use the "main computer"...

    The simple solution is to use the "main computer" as a server.

    Image the operating system. Clone operating system to a 6tb drive and off you go with a fully functioning main computer. Better...
  19. Cedar and Redwood are rot resistant. Cedar...

    Cedar and Redwood are rot resistant. Cedar fences will last 20-30 years and pine and doug fir will rot out within 10 years. My experience only, and I'm no expert.
  20. Plywood is made for this application and would be...

    Plywood is made for this application and would be best. Second prize would be MDF with a nice veneer.

    If I had to make the shelves out of solid wood ... consider quarter sawn wood .... consider...
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    Schedule 80 Gray Conduit is designed to be buried...

    Schedule 80 Gray Conduit is designed to be buried and run over with cars and trucks.
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    So sorry about the injury, and posting this took...

    So sorry about the injury, and posting this took some courage as well.

    Posting about injuries keeps the rest of us safe and reminds us that:

    --Never Take Any Power Tool For Granted. They are...
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    Full scale dinners for a crowd need a double...

    Full scale dinners for a crowd need a double oven, so one dish can cook while another one is warming up or cooking. We cook a lot and use the double oven about four times a year. Our oven is a...
  24. I watched both videos. How he uses the filler is...

    I watched both videos. How he uses the filler is interesting. He drills holes at each end of the template to match the diameter of the hinge, but as we all know, that diameter is not exact and...
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    I recommend aluminum edge strengtheners available...

    I recommend aluminum edge strengtheners available at most cabinet supply shops.

    Here is one brand, just as a sample, I've never used this one, just to give you an idea.

    I use this stuff for...
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