Monthly Archives: July 2013

Bad electrical idea

I have no idea who thought this was a good idea, but in a word, no.  Not the scarriest electrical thing I’ve ever seen.  That would go to an outlet in a house I rented years ago where someone had … Continue reading

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Making sheetrock into curves.

So if you ever find yourself in need of making sheet rock fit a curve there is a way to do it.  I have heard of using water to soften the sheet rock and I’ve tried it.  At least with … Continue reading

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Contrapation to move sheetrock upstairs.

So the challenge for the day is to move 40+ sheets of sheetrock upstairs without a fork lift. Well, lugging all that stuff up the stairs and around the corner, possible but ehhh. Surely there is a better way.  Enter … Continue reading

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Overall thoughts on making things.

Today I don’t have an interesting picture to share.  I just want to put down a few thoughts on making things.  Back when I was in junior high school I took every shop class they had and one of the … Continue reading

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Temporary tool

Sometimes you just need a Thing to do something.  Some nameless tempory tool that you just make when you need it and probably don’t even save because you may never need it again. So here is one of these tools. … Continue reading

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Novel plumbing solution

So for something different I have a “what’s wrong with this picture?”  A bit of background there was a small water heater attached to the large corrigated lines, and all of this was inside a cabinet before. The amazing thing … Continue reading

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Fixing a bouncy floor

You never know what you will find in a house when you open it up.  I found this little bird nest hiding in a floor.  Who knows how long it has been there.  Anyway I was working on a problem … Continue reading

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Scribing to make a curvy cut

If you have to make irregular shaped things one way to do it is to scribe the  curve on to your board.  There are specialized tools that look like a compass that will do it but I made a quick … Continue reading

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