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Mar
7
comment How should I finish a wooden countertop that will have a stovetop and a sink?
I've frequently used, and seen it used, on top of a wooden surface, even an unfinished one, so I'm comfortable with the vertical clearance. Not entirely sure about sideways clearance though. For safety I might add a buffer between the wood and the metal. Even then, I'd like to treat the wood in as fire-safe a way as possible.
Jan
6
comment How can I attach normal framed walls in between concrete columns?
Working from memory, the columns were about 18" across, and the steel was about 3" deep, so the beam would have been about 12" wide.
Jan
5
comment How can I attach normal framed walls in between concrete columns?
Yes. One was hit by a forklift decades ago. The central member was something like an I or U beam. I could only see one edge, so I'm not sure the full cross section.
Jan
5
comment How can I attach normal framed walls in between concrete columns?
Also, in hindsight... The load is actually being carried by steel members inside the concrete columns. The concrete mostly just protects the steel from corrosion and impacts, as far as I could tell. So penetrating the concrete wouldn't have been a problem.
Nov
18
comment What unpowered bladed tool can make deep beveled cuts in sheet material?
@BrownRedHawk foam that can be easily cut with a razor blade
Aug
7
comment How can I make seamless upholstered chair pads?
Do you see any problems with the pleats being thicker than the non-pleats in the fabric, leaving a gap between the wood-fabric-wood sandwich in some place?
Jul
19
comment Removing angled section from edge of board?
No glue. The mechanism for attachment is outside the scope of this question. I'm just looking for how to make the groove.
Jul
18
comment Removing angled section from edge of board?
@MichaelKaras same material as the green colored part.
Jul
18
comment Removing angled section from edge of board?
I was hoping to use a dado blade twice with the board in the normal orientation, rather than standing it up on edge. Or just finding a saw that will adjust to 60 degrees.
Jul
17
comment Removing angled section from edge of board?
Can you link to one? I've seen them for half this angle, for routing both boards, but not for the notch shown here in just one board.
Jul
8
comment What unpowered bladed tool can make deep beveled cuts in sheet material?
@DaveTweed the sheets are too big for any hot wire cutter's arm, and even if I replace the blade with a hot wire, I still need a device to hold the wire at the appropriate angle while I move it.
Apr
24
comment How can I remove a lockset latch assembly that's stuck latched?
@Mazura the way that that makes it harder is by forcing you to use a different method...
Apr
23
comment How can I remove a lockset latch assembly that's stuck latched?
It is the kind of latch with the little extra half-cylinder latch bit that stops the credit card trick from working.
Apr
23
comment How can I remove a lockset latch assembly that's stuck latched?
I absolutely already knew this. I feel dumb now. Thanks.
Apr
23
comment How can I remove a lockset latch assembly that's stuck latched?
The latch is not binding against the strike. It's rather free, with a good 2-3mm of wiggle on the door (into the weatherstripping on the other side of the doorjamb). I am aware that only the small bits inside the top right and bottom right corners of the (| opening are supposed to move to the right to unlatch it.
Jan
5
comment Where can I get flexible ferrous/ferritic strip?
@JasonAller right now, flat. I'm vaguely looking for 1"x96".
Jan
5
comment Where can I get flexible ferrous/ferritic strip?
@mbeckish edited my question to clarify that I don't want to sacrifice the smooth white surface.
Jan
1
comment What can I use to rigidly hang a lot of flat/paper artwork on a wall?
That sample product has a 1.3/5 star rating...
Dec
30
comment What can I use to rigidly hang a lot of flat/paper artwork on a wall?
I actually bought these, but was unhappily surprised at the size. The posts actually hold the wire about three inches out from the wall. I was hoping it would be more like half an inch.
Nov
20
comment How can I seal air leaks and otherwise winterize, as a renter?
the foam gaskets aren't as airtight as I'd like. And I'm hoping for something to do to the windows before I put plastic over them.