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Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 09-09-2016, 10:17 AM
Replies: 3,926
Views: 139,439
Posted By mako1
Thanks.We have a really good old time pizza place...

Thanks.We have a really good old time pizza place here in town and I often buy dough from John .It's a very good yeast dough his dad made years ago but I prefer thin crust sometimes for a...
Forum: General Discussion 09-09-2016, 07:01 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,266
Posted By mako1
We've got a couple at the HD here too....

We've got a couple at the HD here too. Unfortunely,they are cranky old bastards just like me.
Forum: General Discussion 09-04-2016, 11:24 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,266
Posted By mako1
When was 16 I went to work for a man that was 72...

When was 16 I went to work for a man that was 72 building custom homes.Nothing fancy.Mostly single story ranches. We never used trusses then .Just joists and rafter most of the houses had a couple...
Forum: Framing 08-29-2016, 01:29 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,956
Posted By mako1
For the win.Did'nt want to mention Swanson cause...

For the win.Did'nt want to mention Swanson cause I thought someone would argue the point.
If I get a new guy that wants to actually learn I'll always go buy them a speed square with that little...
Forum: Carpentry 08-24-2016, 11:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,660
Posted By mako1
This man is the master:...

This man is the master: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lrAAglKLPh8

If you do deside to get a jig for the router I would suggest a Leigh jig.they are infinitley adjustable and by far the best.
Forum: Remodeling 08-24-2016, 10:45 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,090
Posted By mako1
That sucks big time.Hurts me to look at it too.

That sucks big time.Hurts me to look at it too.
Forum: Historical Restoration 08-22-2016, 06:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,595
Posted By mako1
What's the point of a historical restoration when...

What's the point of a historical restoration when you slap a bunch of vinyl and pvc on it?
Forum: Tools & Equipment 08-22-2016, 01:28 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 11,821
Posted By mako1
I'm 60 and have an Estwing 16oz that I have I...

I'm 60 and have an Estwing 16oz that I have I have had since I was 16.The one with the leather handle.I know it's amzing to still have this.I've lost and gone thru many hammers over the years but...
Forum: Business 08-17-2016, 01:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,326
Posted By mako1
Good advice and the way I try to roll but keep it...

Good advice and the way I try to roll but keep it tight.
On new construction ,have a solid contract and it is what it is.
Forum: General Discussion 08-07-2016, 07:17 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,906
Posted By mako1
It is a good feeling .Had 5 guys working for me...

It is a good feeling .Had 5 guys working for me last year.Now it's just me and one helper.i'm really liking it that way.Lots easier to keep track of my tools.
Forum: Business 08-05-2016, 11:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,617
Posted By mako1
We have all been late before.If it's due to...

We have all been late before.If it's due to weather or unforeseen circumstances with the job then hell no.

If it is due to my scheduling or some fault of mine I will do something extra for the...
Forum: Finish Carpentry 08-05-2016, 06:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 928
Posted By mako1
I've used all 3 depending on the style and weight...

I've used all 3 depending on the style and weight id the doors .All work well.The third set is my favorite to use if the doors aren't to large or heavy.
They are just easier to lay out and less...
Forum: Masonry Picture Post 08-03-2016, 02:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,015
Posted By mako1
Very nice work.Going to be at River City this...

Very nice work.Going to be at River City this weekend for a little R&R
Forum: General Discussion 08-02-2016, 06:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 919
Posted By mako1
Always ease the edge and allow for expansion and...

Always ease the edge and allow for expansion and contraction.Been doing cabinet and joinery work for 40 some years . Just not these damn screens..They really do suck.
Thanks for the advice VH....
Forum: General Discussion 07-31-2016, 11:15 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,380
Posted By mako1
I give each customer a written contract to sign...

I give each customer a written contract to sign with one price for a finished product.I do want their work but my price is my price and it's not negotiable.They sign it or they don't.If they want to...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 07-23-2016, 07:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 689
Posted By mako1
Good job man. Glad there's folks like you out...

Good job man.
Glad there's folks like you out there.
Forum: General Discussion 07-23-2016, 10:42 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,690
Posted By mako1
When I did the op I was not looking for any...

When I did the op I was not looking for any props.Just thought it was a nice exterior remodel from something that started out in 1938 as a hunting shack and has had 4 or 5 bad additions added on...
Forum: General Discussion 07-22-2016, 01:19 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 9,572
Posted By mako1
I too ,use cordless whenever I can.It's nice to...

I too ,use cordless whenever I can.It's nice to not be tied to a cord or air hose and makes the work much more efffecient.Only cordless nailer I own now is a trimmer and like Leo said the fuel and...
Forum: General Discussion 07-22-2016, 07:22 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,690
Posted By mako1
These roofs are very common in my area.The roofs...

These roofs are very common in my area.The roofs are sheeted,with osb and a 3/8" underlayment.No noise.
Forum: General Discussion 07-21-2016, 06:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,690
Posted By mako1
After:

After:
Forum: Windows, Siding and Doors 06-18-2016, 06:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,862
Posted By mako1
That's what I'd do.Buy a plug cutter and make...

That's what I'd do.Buy a plug cutter and make your own.Wish I knew where all my plug cutters went over the years .They seem to disappear quicker than anything else.
Plug cutters and countersinks.
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 06-18-2016, 06:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 511
Posted By mako1
Really enjoyed it Rob.Thanks for posting.

Really enjoyed it Rob.Thanks for posting.
Forum: Flooring 06-17-2016, 09:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,164
Posted By mako1
Reread your OP and saw that you recommended the...

Reread your OP and saw that you recommended the guy so I would also be concerned .Missed that the first read,Go talk to him and see what he has to say.Obviously,You or I would give him a chance to...
Forum: Flooring 06-17-2016, 08:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,164
Posted By mako1
I do understand your concern in that...

I do understand your concern in that situation.But, not something I could do much about and would feel better off keeping out of the middle of a situation I had no control over.
Forum: Business 06-16-2016, 11:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,298
Posted By mako1
If you are as busy as you say why can't you...

If you are as busy as you say why can't you afford to pay a skilled carpenter $1000 dollars a week? That's $25 an hour for a 40 hour week.
You say your " offering Work comp and overtime"? I don't...
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