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

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 Outdated and disgusting IMO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

2017-07-25 16:04:11 UTC  

Yeah the door will be easy to sand down. I'm debating making it a drawer instead of a door now. The only part that's really damaged is the top part that I stained

2017-07-25 16:05:42 UTC  

How bad is it? You could use a wood epox, the stuff I use takes stain, it won't show grain but if it's small scrapes you'll be good

2017-07-25 16:06:09 UTC  

I don't have a good angle of it, but it's all pushed in and uneven now. Might just replace the top piece and restain a new one

2017-07-25 16:06:45 UTC

2017-07-25 16:06:47 UTC  

Yeah you can't really see it. It's fixable though

2017-07-25 16:07:22 UTC  

My rule on fixing rotted wood is if 40% is there, we're going to use the wood

2017-07-25 16:08:28 UTC  

If you want to stain, you can take wood glue and mix the sawdust in the glue, and use that as your putty

2017-07-25 16:17:22 UTC  

The damage to the door is because it got pushed in and doesn't have a handle on it and is a pretty tight fit. So I pried it open with a flat head screwdriver lol. I used an extra board we had lying around for the top of it, so I've got plenty more. I haven't tried that before with sawdust. That's interesting. I'm thinking I will just sand the door down so it fits better and it shouldn't be an issue once I paint it like you said. Not sure what I will do with the top piece yet. I might just cut another piece of that board to size 😂

2017-07-25 16:58:58 UTC  

I built some steps for my mom's house. We still have to paint them, but I thought I'd show off my handy work. Getting the supports for the stairs right was a pain, but in the end I think I got them level enough.

2017-07-25 19:01:37 UTC  

@Der Seeteufel - SD You're not done with the hand rails are you? No spindles, balusters, newel post?
Let me ask you a question, why did you reuse that old timber?
Sorry if I come off as a dick, but I take great pride in my work, and as a finish carpenter I follow behind skippy the butcher almost everyday.

2017-07-25 19:03:46 UTC  

@Der Seeteufel - SD I'm not calling you a hack haha. I would like to help you "church" that stair set up.

2017-07-25 19:04:19 UTC  

Yeah it's all old wood

2017-07-25 19:06:18 UTC  

or I guess not old but stuff that we had in a barn. It's probably stuff left over from a deck that was built 3 or 4 years ago

2017-07-25 19:07:41 UTC  

Oh ok. I thought you went and bought new wood and reused this couple pieces that are stained.
Lets talk about that handrail though. At least add a newel post on the end.

2017-07-25 19:09:54 UTC  

I could probably do that pretty easily. I don't have many tools though. The only powertools I had for this was a circular saw and a drill.

2017-07-25 19:10:20 UTC  

I would have to buy pre-made newel posts

2017-07-25 19:10:23 UTC

2017-07-25 19:10:45 UTC  

It's worth it

2017-07-25 19:10:57 UTC  

I don't use a lot of power tools

2017-07-25 19:11:04 UTC