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I ended up putting on about 3 coats..1 can. ...

I ended up putting on about 3 coats..1 can.

It gave it a nice smooth finish. Made it a little darker but I'm ok with that because it was a toss up between black and charcoal grey.

When the...
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Got it, thank you. How many coats should I do of...

Got it, thank you. How many coats should I do of the lacquer?
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So it's the weekend and I was going to spray...

So it's the weekend and I was going to spray lacquer the frame. I'm just now realizing it's fall and we're probably not going to get 65 to 70 weather again until spring. I don't have a garage but I...
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That sounds interesting. I have been watching a...

That sounds interesting. I have been watching a lot of woodworking videos and wood- burning techniques. I was almost tempted to burn the grain before the stain.

I'll save that adventure for...
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Right, not sure if you can tell in the picture...

Right, not sure if you can tell in the picture but the grain still pokes through. Would I have got that with paint too?
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So I decided to sand the whole thing with 100...

So I decided to sand the whole thing with 100 grit to try to get the stain to stick, used a brush instead of a sponge and instead of wiping with a rag I wiped with a brush to give it more of a grain...
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Got it. Well, I wasn't looking to spend a...

Got it.

Well, I wasn't looking to spend a ton on this so the weathered look will do. Thanks for the information. Now I know for future projects to test the wood with the stain to be sure its what...
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Question I bought some stain to try on a scrap piece. Is...

I bought some stain to try on a scrap piece. Is this what the stain should look like? I mean with all of the light spots?
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Thanks, Xsleeper. I glued pieces of wood that fit...

Thanks, Xsleeper. I glued pieces of wood that fit into the dado. worked out great. I had little metal brackets laying around that I used to hold the mirror in so That I can take it out when I am...
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Arrow Sorry for the late response. I got busy and had...

Sorry for the late response. I got busy and had to postpone the project.

I went the route Xsleeper suggested and made a 1/4" x 3/4" rabbet with the table saw by running it through twice. It worked...
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Thanks xsleeper. I never used a dado, is it just...

Thanks xsleeper. I never used a dado, is it just a blade that connects to a standard table saw?
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Edited the original post and added a picture :)

Edited the original post and added a picture :)
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Best method to build floor mirror frame

I have a heavy 67" x 26" slab of mirror from when I was a kid. It's just a slab of mirror with no frame that I've always just leaned up against the wall. I'd really like to make a floor standing...
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Tolyn, do you happen to know what brand or what...

Tolyn, do you happen to know what brand or what the Tek 5 screws you get are made out of? I'm seeing ones on amazon but they state they are for sheet metal and are made out of various metals.
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Thanks, Rick, looks like amazon carries that cut...

Thanks, Rick, looks like amazon carries that cut ease stick lubricant.
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Thanks for the new replies. Very helpful tips. ...

Thanks for the new replies. Very helpful tips.

Tolyn, I think I will pick up some of those Tek 5 screws. Even If I cant use them for all applications it sounds like they will come in handy!
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Thanks for all the suggestions guys. Looks like...

Thanks for all the suggestions guys. Looks like cobalt bits get the unanimous vote here! I believe I got the titanium ones off of amazon but the quality is probably on par with HF.

I seriously...
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Question Tips for drilling through metal?

I recently installed some cameras on an industrial metal building and had one hell of a time drilling holes into the steel structure for the mounting screws.

I assume the area I was trying to...
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Oh yes, I should have been more clear. I was...

Oh yes, I should have been more clear. I was indeed speaking of the control panel. Just really strange they are all dying off in the same exact manner...
07-24-19, 03:51 PM
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Wow, I didn't even think about the time frame...

Wow, I didn't even think about the time frame being an issue. He made a brief mention of him remembering being here a few years ago. Looks like I really got lucky. It was tough getting him back here...
07-24-19, 02:37 PM
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Question Had my final inspection??

I had a basement refinishing project that has been going on for the last 5 years.

I called the building inspector in today for a final inspection ( last time he was there was in 2016). All of the...
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Thanks, ChosunOne. Interesting and definitely...

Thanks, ChosunOne. Interesting and definitely something I will keep in mind. I have a feeling these sensors are just flaking out on me though.

I have tried to delete them and re-add them back to...
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Thanks MrRonFL. They are used sensors but...

Thanks MrRonFL.

They are used sensors but they were all working for months after I installed them.

That tamper switch still gets triggered when I open the battery compartment so it appears to...
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Question Concord 4 alarm contacts keep dying..

I ordered some contacts off ebay for my concord 4 system and every few months I come home to an alarm triggered only to find out the sensor is no longer detecting a closed circuit ( detects open...
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I'm assuming the flange extender is a flange with...

I'm assuming the flange extender is a flange with an extended neck? The flange I currently have has a 2" neck. that means it should slide over the pipe 3/4".

How far does one pipe have to overlap...
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