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Forum: Tools & Equipment 06-06-2015, 10:08 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,028
Posted By duburban
seriously?! Spencer, I though you were...

seriously?!

Spencer, I though you were already on the Festool wagon. A track saw is exactly a job site jointer capable of straightening a board as long as your track(s).

Its become part of my...
Forum: Tools & Equipment 06-06-2015, 09:36 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,028
Posted By Robie
I personally think a router and straight edge is...

I personally think a router and straight edge is easier.
Forum: Tools & Equipment 06-05-2015, 01:32 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,709
Posted By tjbnwi
I know most don't but I really like my SysRoll....

I know most don't but I really like my SysRoll. This was the second trip up, there are 4 more stairs to the ground not seen in the photo.

Tom
Forum: Tools & Equipment 06-04-2015, 06:58 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 13,968
Posted By kevjob
in my cart now! :thumbup: ...

in my cart now! :thumbup:

http://www.cpooutlets.com/dewalt-dcs361m1-20v-max-cordless-lithium-ion-7-1-4-in--sliding-compound-miter-saw-kit/dewndcs361m1,default,pd.html
Forum: Business 05-29-2015, 11:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,091
Posted By EthanB
Specialize can still be a fairly loose term. You...

Specialize can still be a fairly loose term. You can specialize in interior remodeling and that still leaves you open to a LOT of projects but frees you up from trying to bite off siding, decks,...
Forum: Tools & Equipment 05-28-2015, 12:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,953
Posted By Calidecks
Not these days. It's not near as bad as back in...

Not these days. It's not near as bad as back in the 70's, when we would get smog alerts. Much cleaner today, in O.C. anyway.
Forum: Carpentry 05-13-2015, 10:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,798
Posted By mnld
This evening I cut my treads to size, bullnosed...

This evening I cut my treads to size, bullnosed and sanded them. Got them all ready for strain. Oh, and a couple pictures of the bottom tread and riser.
Forum: Tools & Equipment 05-12-2015, 07:15 PM
Replies: 7,267
Views: 825,307
Posted By tjbnwi
I use the chuck from my T-15 drill when I need a...

I use the chuck from my T-15 drill when I need a larger size.

Tom
Forum: Tools & Equipment 05-11-2015, 09:56 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,847
Posted By Justin Huisenga
Most of what I do is fairly boring, mundane, and...

Most of what I do is fairly boring, mundane, and uninspiring. Bills don't pay themselves. Every once in a while a fun and challenging job shows up and I'm thankful when it does.
Forum: General Discussion 05-09-2015, 10:00 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,787
Posted By EricBrancard
Your point was to get a referral from someone...

Your point was to get a referral from someone they trust, not get a few referrals. My point was that getting a referral from someone they trust can backfire. Eric already stated why. I have had three...
Forum: General Discussion 05-09-2015, 03:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,880
Posted By brhokel606
Around here the laminate flooring is still big,...

Around here the laminate flooring is still big, cost is the big factor there. Plus alot of people think it's really DIY, I love seeing how they did edges and doorways! Rarely do they under cut jambs...
Forum: General Discussion 05-09-2015, 07:34 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 9,293
Posted By Spike7
I had 8 guys for years at my busiest. did...

I had 8 guys for years at my busiest.
did good , money-wise. but its frustrating keeping an eye on that many , guys cheat on hours , take materials.
I had a guy who worked for me for over a...
Forum: Tools & Equipment 05-02-2015, 07:29 PM
Replies: 7,267
Views: 825,307
Posted By Spencer
Got my domino today. This thing is amazing. I...

Got my domino today. This thing is amazing. I have a bunch of arched opening coming up Monday that need the arched head piece joined to the sides at a square angle. Been trying to figure out the best...
Forum: Tiling 04-30-2015, 07:42 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 15,856
Posted By angus242
Just pull up with a pair of 8" or 9" linesman...

Just pull up with a pair of 8" or 9" linesman pliers. Comes right out. Just don't use the tile for leverage when prying. Just pull up.
Forum: Tools & Equipment 04-24-2015, 01:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,118
Posted By tjbnwi
I don't own, but have used it. Biggest gripe I've...

I don't own, but have used it. Biggest gripe I've heard is the pads deteriorate in about 5 years.

Easy to copy the profile, put the sand paper on the trim sand side up, place the sander with a new...
Forum: General Discussion 04-21-2015, 07:34 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,120
Posted By AustinDB
My favorite days are Mon, Tue & Wed b/c I make...

My favorite days are Mon, Tue & Wed b/c I make time to make breakfast for the boys and get them onto the bus. The day's I don't have the kids, the work day goes later to compensate for shorter hours...
Forum: General Discussion 04-21-2015, 07:26 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,120
Posted By BradingCon
Exactly. I have 2 girls under 4. I'm not gonna...

Exactly. I have 2 girls under 4. I'm not gonna leave at 5:30 and have momma get them both out the door just so I can squeeze in another hour of work.
Forum: General Discussion 04-21-2015, 07:20 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,120
Posted By WarnerConstInc.
I have 3 kids. They are my priority in the...

I have 3 kids. They are my priority in the mornings, work can wait.
Forum: General Discussion 04-21-2015, 06:17 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,120
Posted By Xtrememtnbiker
In residential remodeling, you're not typically...

In residential remodeling, you're not typically able to start at 6:00. Sometimes when we have a vacant house we start at 7:00 instead.

Our travel time is rarely over 30 minutes. I'd say average is...
Forum: General Discussion 04-12-2015, 09:36 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,744
Posted By KAP
A lot if you younger guys posting in your early...

A lot if you younger guys posting in your early twenties... START SAVING NOW... it take MUCH LESS to retire a millionaire and put you into the drivers seat if you develop this discipline NOW... ...
Forum: General Discussion 04-12-2015, 04:28 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,744
Posted By Calidecks
The best thing that ever happened to me was being...

The best thing that ever happened to me was being a drunk and sobering up. It allowed me a target to work on. It was a rough road but I wouldn't give up the experience for nothing.

There are...
Forum: General Discussion 04-12-2015, 07:30 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,744
Posted By Stephen H
in all seriousness, there are only 2 things I...

in all seriousness,
there are only 2 things I would do different.
1) I am 52--- I would have taken a bit better care of myself---kept more weight off etc. I always put in the effort in the winter...
Forum: Business 02-17-2015, 10:43 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,679
Posted By KAP
There's always gold leaf "paper"... :laughing: ...

There's always gold leaf "paper"... :laughing:

What we tell clients when we first meet them that we are not going to try to "sell" them. Who we are as a company and the price we offer will...
Forum: Business 02-16-2015, 03:59 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,679
Posted By mrcharles
I stick to my guns with the actual price, but...

I stick to my guns with the actual price, but offer scope reductions, and value engineered design ideas. I will be helpful in working with their budget, but not by hurting my pocketbook. I find this...
Forum: Business 02-14-2015, 06:09 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,679
Posted By Leo G
The last 5 years have been rough. This year I...

The last 5 years have been rough. This year I don't care. When I came up with my pricing I would look and say wow, that seems high. Then I'd see if I could take some off. When doing the job I...
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