Messsage from Deleted User in MacGuyver - Skills & Academics #carpentry
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.
@Erika thank you this is my sunroom. Going to do a kitchen backslash soon
Post pictures when you're done!
Very nice 👍🏻
I've done a similar tile in my bathroom.
So many houses here in Minnesota are like the picture on the left. Outdated and disgusting IMO
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
Yeah, it's more the style of leaving the wood finish and not painting it that bothers me
why can't wood look like wood?
Personal preference really
i find it strange that in left pic the door moulding doesnt match the floor moulding
just looks wierd
Yeah I grew up in Northern California so maybe that influenced my taste a bit
Was working on this today and my dad accidentally hit it with his trailer 😦
@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.
Haha with a quick glance at the pic it looked like that tire was parked on top of it
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
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
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
Yeah you can't really see it. It's fixable though
My rule on fixing rotted wood is if 40% is there, we're going to use the wood
If you want to stain, you can take wood glue and mix the sawdust in the glue, and use that as your putty
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 😂
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.
@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.
@Der Seeteufel - SD I'm not calling you a hack haha. I would like to help you "church" that stair set up.
Yeah it's all old wood
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
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.
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.
I would have to buy pre-made newel posts
It's worth it
I don't use a lot of power tools