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Oct
17
comment Should my first power saw be a circular or jig saw?
Please go into more detail about the projects you envision. What's "simple" to one person is "complex" to another. Doing DIY cabinetry has different demands than DIY carpentry, which is different than DIY furniture making, etc.
Jul
24
comment How can I improve the stability of this DIY pull-up bar?
You're lucky the first one didn't collapse the first time you hung on it. Plumbing is not for structural members. Build your pullup bar frame out of wood, with metal for the bar only. The strength per dollar performance of wood is much better than that of piping.
Jul
24
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Jul
14
comment In-fridge icemaker makes hollow ice cubes. How to fix?
@wallyk: no, not really, it's performed pretty lousy as long as I've owned this house.
Jul
14
asked In-fridge icemaker makes hollow ice cubes. How to fix?
Jul
7
comment What is the right way to clear the drilled plug out of a hole saw?
Except then he'll have the same annoyance removing the waste after drilling the clearance hole.
Jun
23
comment How should I install the post for a mailbox?
What about plastic nuts on the threaded rods, or some other plastic fastener that is strong enough to hold up to the weather, but would give way when hit?
Apr
14
comment If DC adapters are so prevalent, why is AC used in construction by default?
The safety disclaimer is bad and should be deleted. This site should be home of useful information, not bogus, false claims. If every false claim wasn't eliminated and silly "disclaimers" were left, this site would rapidly decrease in usefulness.
Apr
14
awarded  Informed
Apr
14
suggested suggested edit on If DC adapters are so prevalent, why is AC used in construction by default?
Nov
23
comment Wood that can be easily bent
To my knowledge, veneers are sufficiently bendy because they are so thin (usually about 1/64"), that its rarely an issue to make a curve.
Nov
15
comment Can mortise and tenon joints be strong without glue?
The loft bed in that other question looks dodgy, even if glued/screwed together, with no cross bracing on the legs.
Nov
6
comment The right-handed (RH) thread vs the left-handed (RH) thread in screws
Generally speaking, every screw you will encounter or should use in a "household" context will be RH threaded. I've only used LH screws in automotive/bicycle/industrial machinery type situations.
Oct
28
awarded  Student
Oct
28
asked How can I reduce or eliminate flaking from a limestone basement?
Oct
28
comment What is this burnt cement floor treatment called?
The linked page is now a 404.
Aug
6
answered How can wood be bent this way?
Aug
5
comment How do I pre-wire for in-ceiling speakers and give a clean finished look without installing speakers for several months?
Why not just tape the wires to the joists near where the speakers will be, and just drywall over it. When you're ready to install the speakers, cut the holes and grab the wires out from where they are waiting?
Jul
9
comment How to drill a grommet hole through a desk?
Also, when using a hole saw, run it in reverse initially to cleanly go through the veneered surface, before going the right direction to cut through the meat of the desk surface.
Jun
26
awarded  Critic