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Forum: Finish Carpentry 08-15-2012, 06:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,112
Posted By UpNorth
Duh. Went to the part of this forum where they...

Duh. Went to the part of this forum where they school you in stuff like this.

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Oops. Still more to learn. Lemme get back on this.
Forum: Finish Carpentry 08-01-2012, 03:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 16,622
Posted By UpNorth
Talk to Jeff Jewitt at Homestead Finishing about...

Talk to Jeff Jewitt at Homestead Finishing about your needs. He can fix you up with all the gear you need. Gun, pressure pot, cups, tips, etc. Discuss what you want to do, and he will outfit you...
Forum: Framing 06-29-2012, 09:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,192
Posted By UpNorth
Cross-gabled, ballooned valleys

Here is a little building in Bolton Landing, NY, a small village in the southern Adirondacks, on the western shore of Lake George.

A cross gabled roof, with matching ridge and eave heights, this...
Forum: Framing 05-11-2012, 09:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,587
Posted By UpNorth
The architect for this project, has done similar...

The architect for this project, has done similar projects in the neighborhood. Here is a photograph of a finished interior from one of those projects.

There is some interesting curved roof...
Forum: Framing 03-26-2012, 10:42 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 35,192
Posted By UpNorth
If it's a 10,000 sf estate with a lot of corners,...

If it's a 10,000 sf estate with a lot of corners, hire a surveyor to come in with a "total station" unit.

Otherwise, use a 3D laser like Tim does.

If you want to be old school about it, build...
Forum: Framing 03-05-2012, 02:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,517
Posted By UpNorth
Local mindsets are different

A mindset is a terrible thing to waste. Or so they sort of say.

And hard to change, particularly in residential building. Minds are much more flexible in commercial construction, where things...
Forum: Windows, Siding and Doors 03-02-2012, 02:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,295
Posted By UpNorth
The Masonite Glenview does not have the recessed...

The Masonite Glenview does not have the recessed flat panel, and is just another variation of all the other molded hardboard doors Masonite sells.

I asked Craftmaster to get us a corner sample. ...
Forum: Insulation 02-25-2012, 07:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,271
Posted By UpNorth
Owens Corning's alternative to flash-'n-fill

Flash and fill has been around for fifteen or twenty years. When I had Mompers Insulation, a large Ft. Wayne outfit that covers a huge part of the state of Indiana do it for me in 1996, they sprayed...
Forum: Framing 02-03-2012, 10:58 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 8,265
Posted By UpNorth
What's a licensed carpenter?

What's a licensed carpenter?
Forum: Architecture & Design 12-22-2011, 05:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,061
Posted By UpNorth
Look at the ridge board detail!

Here is a link to this guy's blog page. I have him bookmarked and go there every month or so to see what's new. He does great design work, and goes back to take pics of his work when it is in...
Forum: Carpentry Picture Post 12-20-2011, 03:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,727
Posted By UpNorth
Christmas gift for the finish carpenter

Not sure how they will get used, but I had fun building a pair of them for gifts.

A tool caddy tote, from a plan in a magazine, about 14h x 10d x 23, made with reclaimed heart pine milled to 1/2",...
Forum: Architecture & Design 12-15-2011, 11:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,578
Posted By UpNorth
Want to see Chief Architect software in action?

One of the Chief users made a video, a time-lapse arrangement, showing how the software is used to model a house.

Worth a look, if you are interested and can spare twelve minutes.
...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 12-08-2011, 09:57 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,569
Posted By UpNorth
How many oil cans are at your place?

60438

Here's what we've got.

Actually, they're not ours. They were all found in the small house that was my wife's father's. He passed away last summer and we are out here in the Midwest going...
Forum: Framing 11-20-2011, 06:27 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 13,032
Posted By UpNorth
3 hp router, plunge bit, big oversized base with...

3 hp router, plunge bit, big oversized base with handles, do it on the deck, very fast.
Forum: Finish Carpentry 11-02-2011, 04:25 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,019
Posted By UpNorth
Blum 33s have one bore spec, and it is the choice...

Blum 33s have one bore spec, and it is the choice of mounting clip that determines overlay. The bigger the overlay, the less the open door intrudes into opening width. See attached.
Forum: Finish Carpentry 10-21-2011, 01:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 11,649
Posted By UpNorth
Dormers are done in 1-1/2-story designs, but...

Dormers are done in 1-1/2-story designs, but yours is a two-story. A dormer would not add much unless you absolutely need headroom right against those second floor wall long sides, somewhere.

Pay...
Forum: Framing 10-12-2011, 06:47 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 23,227
Posted By UpNorth
Will one of these thangs figure tips? I wuz...

Will one of these thangs figure tips? I wuz gettin a pedicure today and could not for the laf of me figure Huang's tip.
Forum: Finish Carpentry 10-11-2011, 06:34 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 8,517
Posted By UpNorth
I would sub it to an Amish shop in Grabill, and...

I would sub it to an Amish shop in Grabill, and keep my profit.
Forum: Finish Carpentry 09-24-2011, 01:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,197
Posted By UpNorth
Another great reason to own this book

Get Your House Right

This was getting play at the Chief Architect forum, and it sure gets hashed out on forums like these.

From p. 85, a little discussion about rake trim, but think of it as...
Forum: Architecture & Design 09-18-2011, 07:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 26,690
Posted By UpNorth
"The superior wall is also inferior when it comes...

"The superior wall is also inferior when it comes to strength and stability of the wall as built."

Please back up your statement with facts. Do you have test data? Failure analysis? I'm a...
Forum: Framing 09-17-2011, 08:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 34,802
Posted By UpNorth
I looked at your case this way. The floor beam...

I looked at your case this way. The floor beam has a clear span of 19 feet, and its tributary loading brings 12 square feet of floor per foot to the beam. This, from your description of there being...
Forum: Finish Carpentry 09-12-2011, 08:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 12,996
Posted By UpNorth
When you think about it, in all-drawer bases such...

When you think about it, in all-drawer bases such as those Norm built, the only function of the sides is support of the top and something on which to hang the drawers. Thus, his ply ties make...
Forum: Carpentry 09-01-2011, 12:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,212
Posted By UpNorth
Sometimes stained and clearcoated wood, no matter...

Sometimes stained and clearcoated wood, no matter the species, no matter the joinery, no matter the finish method, is not the right choice of materials for an exterior door. Your exposure may...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 08-31-2011, 02:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,008
Posted By UpNorth
The Wreck of the Styles Brook Road . . . an Irene Story

There are many bigger Hurricane Irene damage stories than this one, but I'll tell mine anyway.

For three generations, my family has owned summer camp property in the northeastern part of upstate...
Forum: Decks & Fencing 08-18-2011, 04:03 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 15,966
Posted By UpNorth
So if you're going to do all the timber lifting...

So if you're going to do all the timber lifting manually, maybe you should go down San Diego way, where they built the Goat Canyon Trestle, and hire some trestle-trained guys named Manual. Or...
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