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

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 Outdated and disgusting IMO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

Envian 2017-07-25 16:04:11  

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

RevStench 2017-07-25 16:05:42  

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

Envian 2017-07-25 16:06:09  

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

RevStench 2017-07-25 16:06:45

Envian 2017-07-25 16:06:47  

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

RevStench 2017-07-25 16:07:22  

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

RevStench 2017-07-25 16:08:28  

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

Envian 2017-07-25 16:17:22  

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 😂

Der Seeteufel - SD 2017-07-25 16:58:58  

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.

RevStench 2017-07-25 19:01:37  

@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.

RevStench 2017-07-25 19:03:46  

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

Der Seeteufel - SD 2017-07-25 19:04:19  

Yeah it's all old wood

Der Seeteufel - SD 2017-07-25 19:06:18  

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

RevStench 2017-07-25 19:07:41  

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.

Der Seeteufel - SD 2017-07-25 19:09:54  

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.

Der Seeteufel - SD 2017-07-25 19:10:20  

I would have to buy pre-made newel posts

RevStench 2017-07-25 19:10:23

RevStench 2017-07-25 19:10:45  

It's worth it

RevStench 2017-07-25 19:10:57  

I don't use a lot of power tools

RevStench 2017-07-25 19:11:04