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Mechanical Engineer from Huntsville, AL.

New homeowner since 3/5/10


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comment Should my first power saw be a circular or jig saw?
I strongly disagree that a bandsaw is the "most versatile power saw." How are you going to cut sheet goods on it? At least you can limp by with a jig saw or a circular saw, and those are much closer to within a $50 (agreed on the unrealistically low) budget.
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comment What is a good reference book for cabinetmaking and/or other millwork?
Second the Tage Frid recommendation. I've got books 1 & 2. Great resources.
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comment Hooking up a home theater system with both analog and digital devices?
This is an A/V troubleshooting question, not a home improvement question.
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comment What should be the thickness of a glass table top
I'd avoid gluing, unless the glue has some flex to it. Wood moves, and you could end up with the frame or the glass cracking.
Dec
17
comment Replacing drop-in stove with free-standing stove. How do I modify the kitchen cabinets?
It helps to cut something like a laminate counter top from the bottom, so the saw blade teeth don't tear it out. Also, cover the cut line in blue painter's tape.
Dec
17
comment Soft touch for trim nailer
It could have been a cordless trim nailer. Those have significantly more bulk than a pneumatic one, since they have to have room for a gas cartridge and piston, or a big battery and motor.
Dec
17
comment Soft touch for trim nailer
Are the Finnish nailers only sold on the Scandanavian Peninsula? :)
Dec
16
comment Why doesn't my motion sensor light work?
Is the motion sensor infrared? Heat pollution can sometimes cause them to malfunction, if you have a heat source in the garage like a refrigerator or poorly insulated water heater that might be the cause. (This probably not the reason your motion detector is malfunctioning, but if you've tried all the other options, give this one a shot.)
Dec
16
comment What is the difference between a lacquer polish and a varnish
The product page (if I got the right one) states the polish is just a top coat, and the wood needs to be sealed prior to application.
Dec
15
comment What finish type is most often used for furniture drawer interiors?
As for my solution, I bought some dewaxed shellac. It got the finish I wanted, but it left a bit of a golden hue to the drawer that the others don't have. I think keshlam and @JimmyFix probably correctly identified the actual finish previously used as a varnish.
Dec
15
comment What finish type is most often used for furniture drawer interiors?
@JimmyFix-it, That sounds like an answer.
Dec
15
comment Rheem RPLB-030JAZ - is it a Heat Pump or AC unit?
Does the condenser run when you're heating your house? Then it's a heat pump.
Dec
12
comment How can I make suction cups stay securely to a tiled shower wall?
Is it a regular suction cup, or a power lock suction cup? The latter will provide a much better hold.
Dec
12
comment Wooden bed sidebar to headboard screws loose, wobbly joints
Do the screws terminate in the wood, or are they bolts that pass through and are secured by a nut? Because if they're bolts, you'll need to find the nut and hold it with a wrench while you turn the head.
Dec
12
comment Chair leg placement
I took the liberty of improving your link only answer. In the future please summarize the content of resources you link to.
Dec
12
comment Device to detect where heat or cold air is escaping or entering a structure
MOE12 has the inexpensive answer. The expensive one is a FLIR or other thermal imaging camera. Handheld standalone versions start at about $1000, and it looks like Android/IOS plugins run from $200-300.
Dec
11
comment What's the true longevity of exposed fastener metal roofs?
You must disclose any affiliation you have with the linked website.
Dec
11
comment Is it really such a terrible idea to have original pine floorboards in a bathroom?
This should really be a comment, as it does little to answer the question.
Dec
11
comment What would cause a chainsaw to only start when trigger is pulled?
You could try asking over at the Motor Vehicle Maintenance and Repair beta site. Anything engine related looks to be on topic there.
Dec
11
comment How far apart are studs?
This is essentially the same exact answer as the already accepted one.