Messsage from Deleted User in MacGuyver - Skills & Academics #carpentry

Envian 2017-07-24 19:26:00

Envian 2017-07-24 19:27:18

Envian 2017-07-24 19:32:18  

The shelves were a project based around having a place to store my firearms. Once I'm finished with the small white shelf I will probably start with a step by step tutorial on that since it is an easier thing to make than the other pictures.

Envian 2017-07-24 19:32:45  

Let me know if anyone has any questions in the mean time, I'm always happy to help.

Deleted User 2017-07-24 19:33:44  

Very very nice

Deleted User 2017-07-24 20:31:51  

Nice hideaway for the rifle man!

Joe-MN 2017-07-24 20:43:56  

I had no idea you did this. Looks great.

Envian 2017-07-24 21:34:07  

Thanks guys 😃 my dad has tried to teach me a lot over the years. Lucky for me he learned a lot from his dad growing up and passed some of his knowledge on to me.

RevStench 2017-07-24 21:34:43  

@Jhawk nc Hey bros I'm a carpenter(finish and framing), I specialize in historic preservation/restoration. I'm a member of the Perservation Trades Network, keeping the old ways alive. I use chisels everyday, you should keep your chisels as sharp as your knives. Mora makes a sweet chisel ground knife, it's the best and it's only like 20 buck on amazon.

Deleted User 2017-07-24 23:11:53  

@Jhawk nc right and wrong ways to sharpen a blade?

RevStench 2017-07-25 00:04:33  

I have an great little trick, if you have a piece of wood that's busted off and you feel you might need to drill a pilot hole in it so it won't split in two while reattaching it but don't have a drill bit. Try this, this piece busted off an old window I "tuned up"

RevStench 2017-07-25 00:04:35

RevStench 2017-07-25 00:04:46  

Take your nail and blunt the end

RevStench 2017-07-25 00:05:21

RevStench 2017-07-25 00:05:50  

make it like an old cut nail so it actually cuts the fibers and not seperating them.

RevStench 2017-07-25 00:06:20

RevStench 2017-07-25 00:06:28  

no splitting

Nova 2017-07-25 02:03:54  

Ooo, nice.

Preston - MO 2017-07-25 02:28:14

Preston - MO 2017-07-25 02:29:21  

I set this tile a few days ago. I do a lot of construction as a side job.

Deleted User 2017-07-25 02:47:20  


Erika 2017-07-25 03:04:42  

@Preston - MO so pretty. When I buy a house, I'll hire you to tile it lol

Jhawk nc 2017-07-25 03:05:08  

@Deleted User
There are many ways, and devices to sharpen your blade. I use stones. I found a few old ones at antique shops for cheap. They last for ever. I used to use a file to sharpen various blades. The issue with using a file is it dramatically removes material from your blade. Ive always heard that the edge doesn't hold as well with a file sharpened blade. Stones sharpen your blade, ever so slightly. It takes longer, especially if you neglect to sharpen your knife and allow it to get too dull.
Now on the stone, everyone has their own opinion as to how you should move the knife along the stone to sharpen it. For example, my father likes a circular motion on his stone. I will, for instance, use a circular motion on the point of my knife. Then I keep the blade pretty flat, angled slightly, as to keep the same edge as before.
Ultimately you want your knife to have a long happy life, aiding you in your adventures. A stone will extend it's life dramatically, comparatively.

Preston - MO 2017-07-25 03:24:56  

@Erika thank you this is my sunroom. Going to do a kitchen backslash soon

Erika 2017-07-25 03:35:43  

Post pictures when you're done!

Envian 2017-07-25 04:06:29  

Very nice 👍🏻

Envian 2017-07-25 04:06:55

Envian 2017-07-25 04:07:10  

I've done a similar tile in my bathroom.

Envian 2017-07-25 04:08:41  

So many houses here in Minnesota are like the picture on the left. Outdated and disgusting IMO

Auf WI 2017-07-25 04:09:54  

I wouldn't say its that oudated, early 2000's modeling. Bathrooms change styles so often. My parents did the bathroom last year and already are redoing it againt his year

Envian 2017-07-25 04:11:10  

Yeah, it's more the style of leaving the wood finish and not painting it that bothers me

Joe-MN 2017-07-25 04:12:47  

why can't wood look like wood?

Auf WI 2017-07-25 04:14:08  

Personal preference really

Auf WI 2017-07-25 04:15:06  

i find it strange that in left pic the door moulding doesnt match the floor moulding

Auf WI 2017-07-25 04:15:16  

just looks wierd

Envian 2017-07-25 04:15:27  

Yeah I grew up in Northern California so maybe that influenced my taste a bit

Envian 2017-07-25 04:22:36

Envian 2017-07-25 04:22:45  

Was working on this today and my dad accidentally hit it with his trailer 😦

Envian 2017-07-25 04:22:59  


RevStench 2017-07-25 16:02:50  

@Envian my eyes suck. What damages were done? Those marks on the door?
If so since you painted it, that's an easy fix, and it'll still look nice.
Sand it out, then use some wood epox to fill, let dry for a day or so then sand out and paint.

Deleted User 2017-07-25 16:04:11  

Haha with a quick glance at the pic it looked like that tire was parked on top of it