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DIY Home Repair Forum: Carpentry and Woodworking 08-12-2014, 01:04 PM
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Posted By elbo
Sorry, no videos, but, If you have a problem...

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...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Carpentry and Woodworking 08-11-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,699
Posted By elbo
I have a lock miter bit but never use it because...

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 ,...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Carpentry and Woodworking 08-10-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,699
Posted By elbo
I forgot to mention that end grain glue joints...

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
DIY Home Repair Forum: Carpentry and Woodworking 08-10-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,699
Posted By elbo
It's done by using wood wider than the total...

It's done by using wood wider than the total height of the box. make your rabbet for the bottom (and top, if you need to cut the box for a matching top ), route the 45's on the end grain, then cut...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Carpentry and Woodworking 08-09-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,699
Posted By elbo
nope, done it a thousand times. I got the...

nope, done it a thousand times. I got the reccomendation from a article in "Fine Woodworking Magazine"
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 08-08-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 309
Posted By elbo
If you're happy with that baseboard, just reuse...

If you're happy with that baseboard, just reuse it as you described
DIY Home Repair Forum: Carpentry and Woodworking 08-07-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,699
Posted By elbo
I would use a router for both safety and accuracy

I would use a router for both safety and accuracy
DIY Home Repair Forum: Tools 07-31-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,107
Posted By elbo
disconnect the hose from the pump and see if you...

disconnect the hose from the pump and see if you get water out of the outlet under pressure, if you do, reconnect the hose and disconnect the wand from the hose and repeat. I f you get water under...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Pools and Spas 07-31-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 555
Posted By elbo
As you've noticed, the reason to change the sand...

As you've noticed, the reason to change the sand is because after time the sand begins to clog and harden. I had the same problem when we had a pool and the store where I bought my supplies...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Pools and Spas 07-31-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 555
Posted By elbo
As you've noticed, the reason to change the sand...

As you've noticed, the reason to change the sand is because after time the sand begins to clog and harden. I had the same problem when we had a pool and the store where I bought my supplies...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 06-04-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 423
Posted By elbo
it's an old survey marker, and might be illegal...

it's an old survey marker, and might be illegal to remove
DIY Home Repair Forum: Tools 03-16-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 795
Posted By elbo
the biggest problem with scroll saws is that...

the biggest problem with scroll saws is that changing and tensioning blades can be a frustrating experience. So, whichever you buy, see if the change is easy for you.
I have a DELTA 16 inch , 2...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Carpentry and Woodworking 03-04-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,523
Posted By elbo
that is a beautiful piece of wood. What are you...

that is a beautiful piece of wood. What are you protecting it with?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Carpentry and Woodworking 12-28-2013, 12:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,523
Posted By elbo
does the slab end touch the end walls ?

does the slab end touch the end walls ?
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat 12-21-2013, 12:44 PM
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Posted By elbo
fright........

fright........
DIY Home Repair Forum: Carpentry and Woodworking 12-12-2013, 12:22 PM
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Views: 1,087
Posted By elbo
metal toilet seat plus cold toilet area = 1 tush...

metal toilet seat plus cold toilet area = 1 tush stuck to the metal seat
DIY Home Repair Forum: Carpentry and Woodworking 12-10-2013, 12:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,087
Posted By elbo
gotta be brave or drunk, or both, to pee on an...

gotta be brave or drunk, or both, to pee on an electric fence. I think the acids in your body will deteriorate the poly paint. I would go with a 2 part epoxy , marine , paint
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat 12-02-2013, 01:31 PM
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Posted By elbo
crap, ...........

crap, ...........
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Appliance Discussion 11-23-2013, 09:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 645
Posted By elbo
forgot to add that you can rivet the backup plate...

forgot to add that you can rivet the backup plate also
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Appliance Discussion 11-22-2013, 01:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 645
Posted By elbo
depends on what type of metal it is. if it is...

depends on what type of metal it is. if it is cast aluminum then if you weld it, you should use the heli - arc method, cast pot metal, of zinc, forget it, steel or iron, brazing or welding will work....
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Appliance Discussion 11-10-2013, 12:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 909
Posted By elbo
nice pair of shoes:D

nice pair of shoes:D
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 11-04-2013, 02:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 990
Posted By elbo
a lot of people plant trees without any thought...

a lot of people plant trees without any thought to how large they will grow, such as yours. Then they plant that what is a small tree too close to the house and near the buried sewer line or septic...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Water Softener and Heater 10-11-2013, 06:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 896
Posted By elbo
they really do work. I was told to bury one in my...

they really do work. I was told to bury one in my front yard and another in the back yard. They said I wouldn't have to mow or water my yard ever again.
It really worked!!!
Now , can anyone tell...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 09-26-2013, 12:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,693
Posted By elbo
those photos are just too funny, except that some...

those photos are just too funny, except that some are really dangerous
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 09-18-2013, 02:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 796
Posted By elbo
I think the size you need is metric, much as I...

I think the size you need is metric, much as I hate to recommend them, I think you can get a deep metric socket from Sears, buy some sizes that look correct and return the ones that aren't
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