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Old 08-17-2014, 07:40 AM   #41
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Add a horizontal wood piece at each end to connect the legs and it's extra strong
I've been using the design for 30 years and they are strong enough as is. I've had them last 20. My primarly reason for not connecting the legs is so I can stack them. I have 4 stacked now (tall for a work table and short for sawing, etc).
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Old 08-17-2014, 08:15 AM   #42
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1/4x1/4 with Best is a phuckin mess... Better you than me.
I used Best on one job recently, that stuff likes to jump everywhere. But it works real well
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When using Silicone, first apply masking tape to give a nice sharp border. Remove the tape immediately after tooling, the edge will lay down flat by itself.
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Old 11-15-2014, 09:50 PM   #44
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When using Silicone, first apply masking tape to give a nice sharp border. Remove the tape immediately after tooling (still wet) , the edge will lay down flat by itself.
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Roofing by myself I need to run a chalk line and needed a way to keep the hook end at the top of the shingle. So by pinch clamping it with the claw of my hammer I could snap a line.
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When setting a large window, tack a block on top of the top flange after you set it into the hole. Leave about 1/4" gap between the block and the window for adjustment. This way, the guy who helped pop it into the hole can be freed up to do other tasks.
local codes require all new windows to have hurricane clips on them.. we set the window in the opening then the inside man nails the straps to the framing, the window can still be adjusted for level and plumb.. at this point the spare hand can go start prepping the next opening
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When building shop shelving, make the bottom shelves strong enough and progressively deeper so that they double as a ladder to get to the top shelves.
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Had to dig a french drain under a house. Was hard pack clay. And wet clay in some areas. So I bought a cheap sawsall. Fitted it with a 6in scraper blade and chiseled a 6inch wide ditch near the foundation footing. Belly crawling the whole way. Took about 4 hours. One guy chisel the other cleaning out the ditch. Would have been a day and a half otherwise.
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Add a horizontal wood piece at each end to connect the legs and it's extra strong
And a 2x4 diagonal from your piece to the under belly of the I beam, then use coil strap about 4" pieces bent to a 90* and some 1.5" roofing screws to hold it all together at the connection points underneath so when the nails start to give way the legs and stuff don't become wobbly. Same principle as clipping a house. Put the strap and screws from underneath so the screw heads don't damage material when you throw it on top of the load on the utility trailer. I've put a whole pallet of 3/4" plywood on mine that way. Strong as hell. Just make sure you use poplar, pine will throw your back out! #heavy

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When gluing wood together to make a panel too large to run through my planer, I will sometimes use colored chalk to color the joint so when I sand I can see the low spots.

I do this also when I need a face frame to be flush with a plywood side.
I just scribble a pencil line across the whole joint.
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pencil for trim work: I use a 2-3" long HB, worn behind the ear and sharpened on both ends. That way I never get the wrong end. Also prefer the hexagonal shaft over round as it doesn't fall out as soon.
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When I see the sparkys leaving ground wire cut offs on the ground I pick them up and coil them around a Phillips screwdriver and toss them in the belt. When we set tile backsplashes I cut off whatever length is needed and slide it over the outlet screws to shim out the outlets. Makes a nice tight fit and doesn't squeeze out like plastic shims.
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Had to dig a french drain under a house. Was hard pack clay. And wet clay in some areas. So I bought a cheap sawsall. Fitted it with a 6in scraper blade and chiseled a 6inch wide ditch near the foundation footing. Belly crawling the whole way. Took about 4 hours. One guy chisel the other cleaning out the ditch. Would have been a day and a half otherwise.
Works well for vct demo as well.
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I have always kept a variety drill bits, driver tips, countersinks stair gauges in the hip pocket of my tool belt, which are difficult to get to while wearing the belt. I now keep all those small parts in a altoids tin in the same pocket. It has been proven to be much more efficient.
It's no game changer, but everything counts.
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A picture would really help here.
I once decided to build a job site wall panel building station using 2 saw horses. It worked for that specific job pretty well. If I had been a larger outfit, I would consider the mobile panel trailer for some jobs.

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I once decided to build a job site wall panel building station using 2 saw horses. It worked for that specific job pretty well. If I had been a larger outfit, I would consider the mobile panel trailer for some jobs.
Farm hay wagons 8' x 16' work well for that, & used are plentifull. Can ussually be had for 500 to 800.

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Drill a small hole through your pencil, stick a small screw threw it and screw it to the top of your tape measure away from mechanism and you have a pencil tape measure.

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