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  • Posted in thread: Finishing a cutting board on 01-26-2015 at 12:04 PM
    generally speaking, any tight grained hardwood would be ok, but there are exceptions, such as
    teak, which is an oily wood and would give food a bad taste. Open grain woods such as red oak
    will allow b...

  • Posted in thread: Air Return Vents on 01-01-2015 at 03:13 PM
    If this is a air return or probably combustion air for your furnace, you should leave it open,
    unless you like breathing carbon monoxide

  • Posted in thread: Vermiculite... on 11-11-2014 at 10:33 AM
    vermiculite is also used in potting soil, so just throwing it in your yard is ok

  • Posted in thread: a backup generator "dog house"? store and use question. on 11-10-2014 at 11:12 AM
    I would have a concrete pad poured to the size needed and a box made of aluminum with welded
    seams, with doors placed where you need them. don't forget adequate ventilation to allow for
    combustion air...

  • Posted in thread: Possible asbestos floor tiles lifting and more. Still non-friable. Repair advice? on 10-09-2014 at 12:07 PM
    ams advice seems to be the fastest, least expensive, and best way.But if the tile is curled,
    then I would heat it with a heat gun (not a hair drier )weight it down with something heavy.
    the glue will ...

  • Posted in thread: rocket stove on 10-07-2014 at 11:10 AM
    you know, the stove would make a great fish or meat smoker

  • Posted in thread: Concrete stained oak cabinets. on 10-07-2014 at 11:01 AM
    try some iron-on oak veneer before you paint the cabinet. Lowes usually carries it, or else get
    it from any woodworking catalog.Iron -on is the easiest, but you could use any other way of
    applying a d...

  • Posted in thread: Best way to cut 45 degree end joints on 08-12-2014 at 02:04 PM
    Sorry, no videos, but,If you have a problem with getting the lengths right, try this: glue
    several boards together, the length you need side by side, or 1 wide board with a sacrificial
    board on both s...

  • Posted in thread: Best way to cut 45 degree end joints on 08-11-2014 at 11:14 AM
    I have a lock miter bit but never use it because it is a bear to get it right. I use a regular
    45 deg. bit and reinforce the joint with a tiny (tooth pick ) that disappears when the box is
    sanded , st...

  • Posted in thread: Best way to cut 45 degree end joints on 08-10-2014 at 01:02 PM
    I forgot to mention that end grain glue joints are weaker than #### so, you'll have to
    reinforce the joint with whatever method you choose


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