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Old 05-09-2015, 07:24 AM   #76
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Something my mum told me


Hello everyone,

Here is my tip:
When trying to paint a straight line using painters tape, after putting down the tape, paint the seam with the same color paint you are trying to protect.

Once that paint dries, go back and paint the other color you want.

The dried paint of the first color seals the seam and prevents bleed over.

Tell me if it worked!

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Old 05-18-2015, 01:06 PM   #77
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Hear are a few from my journey specifically for people using this site......

LISTEN to those that have travelled the path before you (sometimes many times) You may be told the opposite of what you want to hear but 99% of the time the people here know what they are doing. The advice given here is often given from years of experience and at no charge and is priceless. The people here are willing to help and although you might not like the answer there is a REASON you are being given it.

Doing it yourself does not always save money.....sometimes you need to step back and get a professional in to do some work. Refusing to accept you are out of your league will cost you in the long run, and not just money but also in dangerous conditions for you and your family. Does not mean you are a failure and lots of times if they understand the project and what you are dealing with they will offer advice and guide you on your journey. Know when its time to get a professional in and if you are not sure ASK.

Pictures are worth a 1000 words. If you can, post a picture of your issue as sometimes what you are describing is the opposite of what people are thinking.

Search is your friend...most of the time the question you have asked has been asked before with really good information in the answers.

The most important THINK SAFETY!!.....your life is not worth a bandaid fix or a jerry rig. If you have family and you are doing DIY - YOU are responsible for your work!! Take the time to understand what you are doing and do it RIGHT not quick. Your family might depend on it.

WEAR YOUR DAM SAFETY GEAR and always test wiring before playing with electrickery!!

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Old 05-21-2015, 12:17 AM   #78
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Good day. Thank you for the tip It was great to know more easy way to repair & reconstruct some appliances. All i need is a maintenance for it. )
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Old 05-22-2015, 05:16 AM   #79
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I just read a post on a forum last month...for picture frames, she uses old toy stuff animal and spay it with gold then paste in a wall...

It was totally beautiful...I love the DIY design...
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A tip for working with power tools like a drill press: Read the owner's manual very carefully. Learn its applications and limitations, as well as the specific potential hazards peculiar to it.

"Safety First"
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A tip for working with power tools like a drill press: Read the owner's manual very carefully. Learn its applications and limitations, as well as the specific potential hazards peculiar to it.

"Safety First"
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Those things would make the landfill puke.
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Old 06-08-2015, 07:19 PM   #82
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I guess I missed something " a drill press would make a landfill puke"?
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I guess I missed something " a drill press would make a landfill puke"?
" a drill press would make a landfill puke" - Not my quote.

I said those drill presses in the advertisement would make a landfill puke.
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Those things would make the landfill puke.
Senior.... I thought you meant the instruction manuals....

I think they are so littered with attorney advised "disclusures" (don't touch the blade while it's running.... wear glasses.... don't use this welder while swimming in a lake and welding up your deck supports...) thar effectively everyone ignores reading them...

Maybe a safer thing would be to highlight issues pertinent to the actual tool.... like maybe nail guns on bump fire and nails turning on knots... or maybe the high torque of a hOLE hAWG and watch your clothing... etc..

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I think they are so littered with attorney advised "disclusures" (don't touch the blade while it's running.... wear glasses.... don't use this welder while swimming in a lake and welding up your deck supports...) that effectively everyone ignores reading them...

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I agree. Here's a perfect example:
Son buys me a shop radio for my b-day, it uses the same 18v battery as my cordless tools. The first 3 pages of the MANUAL are FINE print WARNINGS!

ITS A RADIO! I threw it away and got back to my regularly scheduled life
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Make your own carpenter's level for pennies.
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Split old roller covers to pad your ladder racks. I just tape 'em in place.
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You are trying to figure out how to do something by watching a bunch of "How To" videos on YouTube. You sit there for 30 minutes watching some guy from Alabama clean something with a wire brush as he slowly explains a bunch of useless crap. Hopefully somewhere in there you'll find one or two useful gems of info.

Click on the little gear at the bottom of the screen. Increase the speed. You can still see and hear everything, but it will save time and help you keep your sanity.

No offense, Alabama people.
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You are trying to figure out how to do something by watching a bunch of "How To" videos on YouTube. You sit there for 30 minutes watching some guy from Alabama clean something with a wire brush as he slowly explains a bunch of useless crap. Hopefully somewhere in there you'll find one or two useful gems of info.

Click on the little gear at the bottom of the screen. Increase the speed. You can still see and hear everything, but it will save time and help you keep your sanity.

No offense, Alabama people.
Hey. I'm loving the gear click. Never knew this. Thanks.
Sounds like the guy is on 4 cups of coffee after speeding it up, ha....
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