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Posted By Randy Mallory

Another method I've used, if I understand what...

Another method I've used, if I understand what you're trying to do, it to place a sacrificial piece of wood over the current hole and drill through it into the surface you're trying to drill through....
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Posted By Randy Mallory

My $0.02

The most important part in gluing up panels is making sure that the edges are dead-on straight. When you lay the boards that are to be joined together, you should not see a gap between them....top...
12-08-09, 02:14 PM
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Posted By Randy Mallory

shacko, you guessed it. He wants to replace the...

shacko, you guessed it. He wants to replace the electric range with a gas cooktop and electric oven.

Thanks for tip about the fixture instructions. Since he hasn't purchased the unit yet, he...
12-08-09, 05:00 AM
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Posted By Randy Mallory

Electric -> Gas cooktop conversion

A neighbor want's to convert his cooktop to gas. He has no exhaust fan or vent and is wondering whether a vent is required for a gas stove(LPG). My guess is that it is NOT required, but want to be...
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Posted By Randy Mallory

I think marksr's solution would work well. ...

I think marksr's solution would work well.

You might also try a gel stain. It doesn't penetrate as much as regular stains and I would think it may be less likely to bleed into the adjacent area. ...
10-16-09, 09:29 AM
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Posted By Randy Mallory

mjpatey, Hard to tell. It depends on the...

mjpatey,

Hard to tell. It depends on the type of filler you used and other variables. In your situation, it certainly seems worth a try.

Good luck.
10-16-09, 04:24 AM
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Posted By Randy Mallory

Thanks chandler! That is definitely what I was...

Thanks chandler! That is definitely what I was attempting to describe.

Knowing what to do and being able to convey it to someone on these forums are two different things. My hat's off to you...
10-14-09, 10:41 AM
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Posted By Randy Mallory

You can probably fill it in. I would use...

You can probably fill it in. I would use Bondo...yep, the same stuff they use on a car body. Minwax sells the same thing with their label as a wood filler. I don't think there is any difference in...
10-14-09, 09:52 AM
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Posted By Randy Mallory

In the picture, it looks like the standard...

In the picture, it looks like the standard colonial casing profile. You shouldn't have any problem finding it if that's the case.

One other thing, once you patch in the new bottoms, you may want...
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Posted By Randy Mallory

mitch66, You can definitely make 2X4's out...

mitch66,

You can definitely make 2X4's out of 4X4's, with some material leftover. How you go about it depends on what kind of equipment you have access to.

On a tablesaw, you raise the blade...
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Posted By Randy Mallory

flirty1, I had this problem once and one of...

flirty1,

I had this problem once and one of the regulars on this forum told me that I might be trying to operate the nailer with too little pressure. I guess it needs a certain minimum pressure...
07-31-09, 09:19 AM
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Posted By Randy Mallory

I agree with Chandler. I wouldn't have done it...

I agree with Chandler. I wouldn't have done it that way...then I'm no pro at installing carpet.

However, that's the way it was done at my house. They will install tackless just a bit away from...
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Posted By Randy Mallory

Yep, you can get the dowel at almost any hardware...

Yep, you can get the dowel at almost any hardware store or "big box" store. You'll have to cut it to length. As I said before however, you may want to experiment a bit. Dowel sizes are not very...
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Posted By Randy Mallory

tnkrer, Hopefully, some of the experts will...

tnkrer,

Hopefully, some of the experts will chime in with other options. However, I have made similar repairs by drilling a hole and gluing in a wood dowel with yellow carpenter's glue. ...
07-15-09, 05:00 AM
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Posted By Randy Mallory

marksr, you beat me to it by 1 minute. :)

marksr, you beat me to it by 1 minute. :)
07-15-09, 04:58 AM
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Posted By Randy Mallory

chichi, You could use any kind of satin or...

chichi,

You could use any kind of satin or semi-gloss varnish including polyurethane. They will tend to add a bit of amber tone to what you have. If you don't want to add any tint, then you can...
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Posted By Randy Mallory

Craig, I agree with marksr. This may...

Craig,

I agree with marksr. This may require the sand/strip and restain/finish treatment. However, before you do that, you may want to try this: Minwax® Blend-Fil® Pencil - Wood Maintenance &...
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Posted By Randy Mallory

"After sanding I plan on filling the dents with a...

"After sanding I plan on filling the dents with a food filler. Will any wood filler do the job?"

Peekay, in my experience, wood filler on a stained (not painted) furniture almost always makes for...
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Posted By Randy Mallory

Dave, Beautiful job! Now, you got me...

Dave,

Beautiful job! Now, you got me drooling.
02-26-09, 04:48 AM
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Posted By Randy Mallory

Milillo02, If you are working with your main...

Milillo02,

If you are working with your main panel, then what you did with the neutral and ground wires is correct....assuming that the neutral wire is not sharing a terminal with another neutral...
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Posted By Randy Mallory

Chandler, My concern was about using ND oil...

Chandler,

My concern was about using ND oil in the lawn mowers. As Wirepuller38 pointed out, if the mower manufacturer says to use ND, then by all means do what they ask. Otherwise, it would not...
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Posted By Randy Mallory

"can i use sae 30 ND in my lawnmowers." I...

"can i use sae 30 ND in my lawnmowers."

I wouldn't do that, I don't think.
02-24-09, 09:27 AM
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Posted By Randy Mallory

I share nap's concern about the top vs. bottom of...

I share nap's concern about the top vs. bottom of the fuses. Make sure you are connecting to the load side. In other words, the side that would be dead if the fuses are removed.

That said, the...
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Posted By Randy Mallory

Thanks for the feedback. You have discovered two...

Thanks for the feedback. You have discovered two of the best kepts secrets in finishing wood!

1. Shellac is fantastic stuff. As you have found out, it's low odor, dries fast, no trouble...
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Posted By Randy Mallory

Using a tinted varnish (polyurethane in this...

Using a tinted varnish (polyurethane in this case) as marksr suggested is actually sometimes referred to as a glaze or toner. It is basically adding color between clear coats...especially after the...
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