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  1. General DIY Discussions
    Hi! I'm new to the forum and am hoping this very knowledgeable community might have the solution to a hinge problem. I need to increase the tension on a cabinet hinge. It's a free-swinging overlay hinge and it's being used horizontally to hold up a door on a play kitchen (so it opens like a...
  2. General DIY Discussions
    The top window of my storm door fell out when I had pushed on it. It was held with at least one clip (as shown). I could only find one - but it seems like there should be at least 2 in there. The bottom window is held on by 2 of the same clips. I went to 3 local hardware stores and they said...
  3. General DIY Discussions
    Hi! I am working with soft wood almost exclusively. My main concern is stripping. Can you please help direct me in choosing the right screws (material type) and the right bits (material type)? I think I would be more comfortable with bits stripping than screws stripping, because you can just...
  4. Electrical
    Hello. I am thinking about building a system that sends music through a laser. The basis for the project is this video: Music by LASER : DIY Experiments [#3] Sound transfer by light / LASER music air / light music . There is a circuit diagram at the end of the video. I was wondering if anyone...
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    I got a vanity for a gift last Christmas but haven't gotten around to tackling the bathroom remodel till now. I had never changed a vanity light so when I opened the box back then everything seemed fine. But now I'm doing a little research and realize I don't have any of the mounting hardware to...
  6. Interior Decorating
    I'm looking at this: http://www.kitchen-cabinet-hardware.com/pulls-handles/128mm-tapered-bow-pull-_WLD-P84612-OB3.php My kitchen cabinets are a Golden Oak finish. Would that look bad? Right now, they have that cheezy, cheap brass finish and I want something more modern. Thanks for any input...
  7. Windows and Doors
    Recently purchased 1903 Victorian. Double pocket doors, one side works great, the other drags on the floor so can't be opened and shut. I was wondering if anyone has ever seen this particular hardware. I'd like to know if turning that adjustment screw OUT would pull the door higher. Right now it...
  8. New Member Introductions
    :thumbsup:Hello! I am a non-homeowning do it yourselfer interested in historic restoration. I come from a family owned hardware business - door and cabinet hardware, faucets, bath accesories, etc. My father is a very respected authority in the business around this area (West Palm Beach, Fl)...
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