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05-31-06, 10:30 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 27,692
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Grub predators

Try using Beneficial Nematodes, they control over 200 different insects in the soil.They are harmless to earthworms, and leave plants alone. Not to be confused with pest nematodes, beneficial...
05-15-06, 10:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 33,106
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As a contractor, I prefer to order framing...

As a contractor, I prefer to order framing lumber etc from smaller lumber yards- this is usually where they can compete, and provide better service. Sometimes you can find small mills with...
Replies: 8
Views: 31,149
Posted By GardenNut

Aah heck, go ahead and use it to mix up the...

Aah heck, go ahead and use it to mix up the drywall mud now - just kidding. I had this happen to mine over a year ago and it is still going strong - of course I stopped testing the limits of the...
05-13-06, 07:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,555
Posted By GardenNut

Using screws may pull the jamb in to the wall and...

Using screws may pull the jamb in to the wall and get rid of the bow - if there is any play or shrinkage in the original shims used - if any.

Depending on the door material and extent of the bow,...
Replies: 3
Views: 4,819
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You can buy bits made specifically for these...

You can buy bits made specifically for these hinges. Check where you buy your hinges or as long as you know the size, buy them almost anywhere - make sure to get carbide - it is worth the extra cost....
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Views: 1,932
Posted By GardenNut

Have to agree with Wayne - you would be surprised...

Have to agree with Wayne - you would be surprised how much you can do with a "good" japanese pull saw (Garret Wade or Lee Valley have good ones - don't buy the crap at your typical lumber yard) and a...
Replies: 3
Views: 1,059
Posted By GardenNut

Look for some old european books on E-bay -...

Look for some old european books on E-bay - should be able to find some good books on wood window construction.

I have gone to window manufactures and studied their work (several different ones)...
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Views: 1,577
Posted By GardenNut

Attempting to build a custom desk is a fair bit...

Attempting to build a custom desk is a fair bit of work - unless you have a well equiped shop and space, you may find the cost and work envolved will make a more expensive desk seem reasonable.

It...
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Views: 12,787
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A furniture scarper is best as a paint scraper is...

A furniture scarper is best as a paint scraper is slightly convex and will not result in a flat surface.

Without solvent, you may have a messy job ahead - well actually it will probably be that...
Replies: 4
Views: 3,364
Posted By GardenNut

If you have a Home Depot or similar with a good...

If you have a Home Depot or similar with a good cutting saw and service.

In situations in the past I have found that getting my local home depot to cut up all the main pieces of a project is well...
Replies: 8
Views: 29,360
Posted By GardenNut

There are advantages and disadvantages to both. ...

There are advantages and disadvantages to both.

Melamine at wholesalers, is available in 30 colours and patterns (more or less depending where you are etc), comes pre-finished in various...
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