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DIY Home Repair Forum: Tools 03-16-2014, 03:02 PM
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Views: 382
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: 955
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: 955
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
Replies: 3,410
Views: 41,535
Posted By elbo
fright........

fright........
DIY Home Repair Forum: Carpentry and Woodworking 12-12-2013, 12:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 652
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: 10
Views: 652
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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Views: 41,535
Posted By elbo
crap, ...........

crap, ...........
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Appliance Discussion 11-23-2013, 09:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 498
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: 498
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: 681
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: 806
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: 671
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: 1,447
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: 597
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
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 09-14-2013, 01:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 627
Posted By elbo
when the weather gets cooler, try paint stripper....

when the weather gets cooler, try paint stripper. If you can get some "Turco" that would be best
DIY Home Repair Forum: Garden and Lawncare 09-03-2013, 07:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 728
Posted By elbo
alum is the major ingredient in the flocculant...

alum is the major ingredient in the flocculant but I'm not sure how much is needed per 1000 gallons of water
DIY Home Repair Forum: Garden and Lawncare 09-03-2013, 04:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 728
Posted By elbo
Google " Swimming Pool Flocculant " You can get...

Google " Swimming Pool Flocculant " You can get this stuff at any swimming pool supply store, not at a big box place
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 08-06-2013, 06:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 371
Posted By elbo
as polyester resin ages it gets thicker until it...

as polyester resin ages it gets thicker until it reaches a no use stage. until it becomes a thick gel, it is usable. Heat, as in a hot garage , makes it age faster. Actually, that is the purpose of...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Carpentry and Woodworking 08-04-2013, 02:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 593
Posted By elbo
I agree with "drywall' what you have is a basic...

I agree with "drywall' what you have is a basic pine shelf unit that was homemade with very little skill, as evidenced by the nail that is folded over in the last photo. What you want to do will cost...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Carpentry and Woodworking 07-10-2013, 12:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 402
Posted By elbo
that's a beautiful piece of furniture. I hesitate...

that's a beautiful piece of furniture. I hesitate to just call it a chest. The inlay work is superb and trying to remove the dents with water may , and probably would, damage them. I would leave it...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 07-09-2013, 01:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,370
Posted By elbo
ice is not cold enough. Get a block of dry ice...

ice is not cold enough. Get a block of dry ice which is super cold carbon dioxide, put it on the plug and cover it with a folded over towel, leave it on for a while and try to remove it again.
There...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 07-09-2013, 12:53 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,865
Posted By elbo
the house looks like it was designed by Salvatore...

the house looks like it was designed by Salvatore Dali, It does have good ventilation though
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 07-08-2013, 02:22 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,865
Posted By elbo
gosh villa, if you were that close to my house to...

gosh villa, if you were that close to my house to take a photo, why didn't you stop in for a beer ?
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 07-07-2013, 02:04 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,865
Posted By elbo
In favor of getting a new survey is a reason no...

In favor of getting a new survey is a reason no one has mentioned yet "liability " If your neighbor gets hurt on your property, even if she is trespassing, you are liable for her damages. If I were...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 06-06-2013, 06:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 667
Posted By elbo
If you would start the hole with as small a bit...

If you would start the hole with as small a bit you can get , drilling all the way through, then follow up with suceedingly larger drill bits until you reach the size you need, you will have more...
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