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

2017-07-24 19:26:00 UTC

2017-07-24 19:27:18 UTC

2017-07-24 19:32:18 UTC  

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.

2017-07-24 19:32:45 UTC  

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

2017-07-24 19:33:44 UTC  

Very very nice

2017-07-24 20:31:51 UTC  

Nice hideaway for the rifle man!

2017-07-24 20:43:56 UTC  

I had no idea you did this. Looks great.

2017-07-24 21:34:07 UTC  

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.

2017-07-24 21:34:43 UTC  

@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.

2017-07-24 23:11:53 UTC  

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

2017-07-25 00:04:33 UTC  

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"

2017-07-25 00:04:35 UTC

2017-07-25 00:04:46 UTC  

Take your nail and blunt the end

2017-07-25 00:05:21 UTC

2017-07-25 00:05:50 UTC  

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

2017-07-25 00:06:20 UTC

2017-07-25 00:06:28 UTC  

no splitting

2017-07-25 02:03:54 UTC  

Ooo, nice.

2017-07-25 02:28:14 UTC

2017-07-25 02:29:21 UTC  

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

2017-07-25 02:47:20 UTC  


2017-07-25 03:04:42 UTC  

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

2017-07-25 03:05:08 UTC  

@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.

2017-07-25 03:24:56 UTC  

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

2017-07-25 03:35:43 UTC  

Post pictures when you're done!

2017-07-25 04:06:29 UTC  

Very nice 👍🏻

2017-07-25 04:06:55 UTC

2017-07-25 04:07:10 UTC  

I've done a similar tile in my bathroom.

2017-07-25 04:08:41 UTC  

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 Outdated and disgusting IMO

2017-07-25 04:09:54 UTC  

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

2017-07-25 04:11:10 UTC  

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

2017-07-25 04:12:47 UTC  

why can't wood look like wood?

2017-07-25 04:14:08 UTC  

Personal preference really

2017-07-25 04:15:06 UTC  

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

2017-07-25 04:15:16 UTC  

just looks wierd

2017-07-25 04:15:27 UTC  

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

2017-07-25 04:22:36 UTC

2017-07-25 04:22:45 UTC  

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

2017-07-25 04:22:59 UTC  


2017-07-25 16:02:50 UTC  

@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.

2017-07-25 16:04:11 UTC  

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