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Forum: Flooring 04-22-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,200
Posted By blackdoghamma
for an average non-flooring guy, small job, rent...

for an average non-flooring guy, small job, rent the tile cutter?
Forum: Flooring 04-22-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,200
Posted By blackdoghamma
Yeah, but the odds of cutting each one to exactly...

Yeah, but the odds of cutting each one to exactly 10.00" by hand, with a 1/32" max variance- is nil. It's going to look like doo-doo if I cut them all by hand.
Forum: Flooring 04-22-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,200
Posted By blackdoghamma
Looking for 10"x10" vinyl composition tile!

Looking for 10"x10" VCT. (the thick commercial type (ex: Armstrong, not the thin vinyl stuff) Used to be available but now cannot seem to find anywhere. Looking for black and white tiles for...
Forum: Architecture & Design 04-22-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 77,115
Posted By blackdoghamma
Sketchup is awesome. Very easy to learn and it...

Sketchup is awesome. Very easy to learn and it just get's better and better.
One word for beginners: GROUP!

Group everything. Draw EVERYTHING in "Layer 0" then as soon as there's a single...
Forum: Architecture & Design 04-22-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 24,502
Posted By blackdoghamma
In the end anything you generate is only an...

In the end anything you generate is only an approximation of the built project. The question is how much time you want to spend learning software and how much time you want to invest in a project...
Forum: Architecture & Design 08-23-2013, 01:53 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 17,726
Posted By blackdoghamma
Old post, but after seeing posts on Chief...

Old post, but after seeing posts on Chief Architect and REvit, I thought I'd revive this.

I find SketchUp so incredibly useful both as architect and as carpenter. It alllows creation of actual...
Forum: Architecture & Design 08-23-2013, 01:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,787
Posted By blackdoghamma
I also work for an architectural firm. In...

I also work for an architectural firm. In addition to what Ninzan posted, there are other factors as well. We never, ever, ever give CAD files during bid process to anyone except the primary...
Forum: Tools & Equipment 08-06-2013, 01:35 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 80,406
Posted By blackdoghamma
I can assure you the Makita has the power...and...

I can assure you the Makita has the power...and the depth adjustment (separate from adjusting pressure on the compressor) is very nice. Of course we all have our own preferences. I've never used a...
Forum: File Swap 08-05-2013, 09:21 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 268,215
Posted By blackdoghamma
I'm new here but thought I'd add the obvious. ...

I'm new here but thought I'd add the obvious.
Don't transmit original documents via email. (Ex: Word docs, Excel files, etc). They can be intentionally (or unintentionally) edited (values changed,...
Forum: Business 08-05-2013, 08:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,213
Posted By blackdoghamma
Hourly rates should cover overhead and make some...

Hourly rates should cover overhead and make some allotment for net profit, but the net profit is limited. Might be in the 5% range. If you work all year hourly, AT BEST, you will make 5% net profit....
Forum: Business 08-04-2013, 09:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,213
Posted By blackdoghamma
T&M may be fair but it also limits one's ability...

T&M may be fair but it also limits one's ability to price based on value and limits potential for profit. As another poster said, it also gives the customer a lot of involvement into your business. ...
Forum: Tools & Equipment 08-04-2013, 09:04 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 19,334
Posted By blackdoghamma
Thanks Cole... very cogent description! ..you...

Thanks Cole... very cogent description!
..you are an excellent writer. I'll try your suggestion.
Forum: Tools & Equipment 08-03-2013, 11:11 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 19,334
Posted By blackdoghamma
Old post but what the hey... I never worked...

Old post but what the hey...

I never worked in the woods but for light personal use I got a Husky 365. Maybe 10 hours of work and five years later a fuel line was leaking enough to cause it to...
Forum: Tools & Equipment 08-03-2013, 10:56 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 26,047
Posted By blackdoghamma
My first saw in 1984 was the old Porter Cable...

My first saw in 1984 was the old Porter Cable locomotive... with the grease fitting that you screwed down a bit every once in a while. That thing would cut railroad ties but balance and ergonomics...
Forum: Tools & Equipment 08-03-2013, 10:41 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 27,732
Posted By blackdoghamma
I like an old school Miller's Falls utility...

I like an old school Miller's Falls utility knife.(no thumbslide... fixed blade ) in my belt and Victorinox.SAK Super Tinker in my pocket. This is one of the few Victorinox where the phillips head...
Forum: Tools & Equipment 08-03-2013, 10:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,687
Posted By blackdoghamma
These corporations now just suck. They could...

These corporations now just suck. They could care less about professionals. They sell 9 tools to Uncle Fester for every one to a working pro. Home Despot and Lowes have changed the game. But...
Forum: Tools & Equipment 08-03-2013, 10:09 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 80,406
Posted By blackdoghamma
I've used an older Makita AN922 for 21-22 degree...

I've used an older Makita AN922 for 21-22 degree full -head nails. Has depth adjustment so you don't have to deal with hi and lo pressures of compressor. Nice tool... no jams. New model is AN923.
Forum: Architecture & Design 08-02-2013, 03:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 24,502
Posted By blackdoghamma
I use Revit pretty much every day in an...

I use Revit pretty much every day in an architectural office and I have never used CA.
Revit is very, very complicated and also very expensive. Unless you are doing hotels, large retail, etc, I...
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