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Offline glenn kangiser

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Re: Tools Necessary to Start Building?
« Reply #125 on: April 10, 2007, 08:24:36 PM »
This is a tool that really came in handy for me doing the addition on the RV garage -- driving 60d spikes - 6 inchers - and roofing nails with gaskets straight through the corrugated sheeting without smashing my fingers. :)  You just push down on the nail to activate the driver -it stops at the bottom or when you stop pushing.  



http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/displayitem.taf?Itemnumber=46433  I posted this one because it is pretty cheap with the 60d adapter included I think.

The one I have is probably better - it is a Senco I got at Home Depot, but the adapter for 60d spikes is another $25.00 or so special order.

http://www.amazon.com/Senco-PC0781-Pneumatic-Palm-Nailer/dp/B000087QPD/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/104-1511507-9611960?ie=UTF8&s=hi&qid=1176268961&sr=8-1

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Re: Tools Necessary to Start Building?
« Reply #126 on: April 11, 2007, 05:52:47 AM »
Cool. I've seen them advertised but never knew anyone with. How does it load? Single nail inserted from the barrel exit end like my old .22 cal concrete nailer? What holds the diff nail sizes in place... or?

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Re: Tools Necessary to Start Building?
« Reply #127 on: April 11, 2007, 05:57:48 AM »
Yes - one nail at a time - the barrel is spring loaded and sticks out about an inch or so - as the nail is driven the spring compresses and allows the nail to be driven slightly below the surface.

You just insert the nail as you are ready to drive it and it hits multiple times until it is down.  The sleeve prevents slipping off.  Different sized sleeves accommodate different sized nails - the Senco only comes standard  with the smaller one.

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Re: Tools Necessary to Start Building?
« Reply #128 on: April 11, 2007, 09:34:51 AM »
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... it hits multiple times until it is down.  
Ah! OK, I never thought of that   :-[   wondered how the tool lnew an 8d from a 60d.   It doesn't have to, just keeps hammering away.   :)

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Re: Tools Necessary to Start Building?
« Reply #129 on: April 22, 2007, 03:33:05 PM »
Cordless Drill. Here's the original cordless drill.  ;D

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Re: Tools Necessary to Start Building?
« Reply #130 on: April 22, 2007, 07:14:47 PM »
Works pretty good for some things too.  I don't think I have one anymore but remember buying a brand spankin' new one when I was a kid.

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Re: Tools Necessary to Start Building?
« Reply #131 on: April 22, 2007, 07:43:31 PM »
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Today while ripping a strip off a sheet of plywood I recalled another tool I can't live without. It's called the TRU-GRIP™ CLAMP 'N TOOL GUIDE. Its low profile never gets in the way of your saw, router, etc. I have two; a 50 inch and a 100 inch. I've had them so long I have no idea where I bought them, but Woodworker Supply in Albuquerque sells the three 24 to 50 inch models. I haven't seen them in a big box store and couldn't find the long one on the 'net.

http://woodworker.com/cgi-bin/FULLPRES.exe?PARTNUM=868-703

The picture shows the underside, the side that clamps against the surface.  The part in the center slides and locks in place. The right end is the "toggle" that locks the clamp to the work. The lever folds down so it's out of the way.

 I have one of those my BIL gave it to me for Christmas , nice tool , I use it mostly when triming door bottoms off.

 But if you want the mother of all saws and saw guides this might be the saw for you ,

 

 


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Re: Tools Necessary to Start Building?
« Reply #132 on: April 22, 2007, 07:47:55 PM »
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Cordless Drill. Here's the original cordless drill.  ;D


 Nice brace Mtn D yours??


 

 Here's a nice starter set for hand tools , well maybe a "second" buy set when yer steppin up to the work bench / plate .


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Re: Tools Necessary to Start Building?
« Reply #133 on: April 22, 2007, 08:19:24 PM »
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Nice brace Mtn D yours??

'was my Dad's; I figure about the same age as me now. I have a whole box full of bits too in a box he made. Bits from about 1/4 inch or so on up to an inch with a couple of expansion bits thrown in, countersinks, screwdriver bits, all with the square shank.

People used to drill holes in metal with them too, different bit of course.  :o

Is that a jointer plane, and (4th from the right) one of those push/pull//spiral/ratchet drills? (can't remember the proper name but I think you'll catch my drift.   :)  I have a crosscut and a rip saw of dad's that look a lot like the one on the right. And a coping saw, couple of old wood rasps, wood handled chisels, hammers and odds 'n' ends of his too.

That is a mighty nice trim saw with the guide. Looks like it would be quick to set and use  :) For the amount I do I'll stick with my little Porter-Cable trim saw and the Tru-Grip.
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« Reply #134 on: April 22, 2007, 08:33:04 PM »
Yup it's a jointer plane , Yankee is the tool name you where looking for . One thing a brace will do is really let you ref on a stuck screw to break it loose , if you have the right bit.  Garrett Wade IIRC has a good selection and a adapter for the brace .

 Your brace is the ratcheting type isn't it ?   Nice to have tools that are pasted down , I have a few , the rip saw is one of them. MTL my Granddad's brothers orginally.  

 I also agree about the Festool saw , maybe if I where 25 again , but I have two or three , maybe more saws , two table saws , etc , so ya to much $$ for me , but others may like / need one.

 This forums not "all about us " it's a bigger thing , I think  ;)   We just happen to be more "Postie" :-[ ;D  
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Re: Tools Necessary to Start Building?
« Reply #135 on: April 22, 2007, 08:44:14 PM »
Yankee!! Of course. I remember now,  LOL   :-[
Brace would ratchet one way or the other or lock.

It's cool to have those old tools especially when some youngster sees one and wonders what it is.   :)

Question; how many youngsters know where the descriptive "washboard road" came from. How many have driven on one for that matter.  :)  My sister has my Mom's old one... somehow it escaped being thrown out when she graduated from a ringer washer to a modern day appliance. Do you recall adding "bluing" to make the whites whiter? Before Tide I guess.

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« Reply #136 on: April 22, 2007, 08:58:11 PM »
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  Do you recall adding "bluing" to make the whites whiter? Before Tide I guess.

 I don't do much laundry , only when my wifes on a trip and then I only use soap/ deterget , no bleach , no softener,  everything gets dried,  in the dryer,  on high.

 And I'm NOT That OLD  ;D

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« Reply #137 on: April 22, 2007, 09:08:46 PM »
Well, that was just me remembering Mom doing laundry down in the dungeon that served as a basement; pre-turn of the previous century story and a half house. Originally it had an old "octopus" hot air furnace that took up most of the basement. Then a coal fired hot water boiler with screw auger stoker was installed, then converted to gas in the early 60's I'd guess.

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Re: Tools Necessary to Start Building?
« Reply #138 on: April 22, 2007, 09:49:22 PM »
My Mom used bluing.  Mrs. Stewarts I think.  Washboard too.

http://www.mrsstewart.com/pages/purpose.htm

Try the salt crystal garden - I remember doing that.

http://www.mrsstewart.com/pages/scginstructions.htm

Closest I can come on the road is the corduroy puncheon road my grandmother used to talk about.

http://www.answers.com/topic/corduroy-road-1

http://www.answers.com/topic/plank-road
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Re: Tools Necessary to Start Building?
« Reply #139 on: May 19, 2007, 07:18:16 PM »
I was at my local Woodworkers Supply customer appreciation day for a look-see and a hot dog and found a slightly less expensive version of the Tru-Grip clamping guide mentioned above. Also accessories.
http://woodworker.com/cgi-bin/FULLPRES.exe?PARTNUM=149-840&CARTID=200705197998319081--1

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Re: Tools Necessary to Start Building?
« Reply #140 on: May 28, 2007, 04:10:46 AM »
I was hauling a load up the mountain to my site and my 1 ton dually 4X4 wouldn't pull the load up the steep grade. A day later I found someone with another 4X4 to hook onto mine and with both power units we pulled the grade. It was then that I remembered the most basic tool of all for building. The checkbook and the inkpen.  ;)
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Re: Tools Necessary to Start Building?
« Reply #141 on: May 28, 2007, 04:13:25 AM »
The universal tool, desdawg. :)

That had to be one steep grade though. :o
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Re: Tools Necessary to Start Building?
« Reply #142 on: May 28, 2007, 04:49:35 AM »
I am thinking of asking the Simpson Strong-Tie sales guy if I could "demo" a Quick Drive Pro to fasten the sub-floor OSB:





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Re: Tools Necessary to Start Building?
« Reply #143 on: May 28, 2007, 06:55:07 PM »
Ossama has one of those.  >:(
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Re: Tools Necessary to Start Building?
« Reply #144 on: May 28, 2007, 07:08:26 PM »
but Osama was framed by George (and in fact we supplied it.) :)
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« Reply #145 on: May 28, 2007, 07:29:16 PM »
Where has Osama bin hidin?
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« Reply #146 on: May 28, 2007, 07:32:25 PM »
I think Osama bin Deaden.  But it helps keep up the fear factor if we don't find him.
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Re: Tools Necessary to Start Building?
« Reply #147 on: July 22, 2007, 08:05:23 PM »
I am planning a basic shed sort of building which wille ventually be turned into a small cottage and some of the projects call for a jig saw.  But I saw a recipricating saw and it looks like it would work better for most of the rough stuff.  Will it be possible to sue it for instance in shaping the ends of the overhangs on an arbor so they look more decorative I have a sander so I don't mind sanding down everything to get a smooth finish, but I don't want to buy two saws and blades if I can get by with only one.  Can someone tell me the difference in how these two types of saws are used?  Is there a book about tools I should read?  
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Re: Tools Necessary to Start Building?
« Reply #148 on: July 22, 2007, 08:18:25 PM »
The jig saw is not as versatile as the reciprocating saw.  A jig saw may be easier for some to use but the reciprocating saw can use a much wider range of blades and still do the smaller stuff like the jig saw.  My favorite recip saw is the Porter Cable Tiger Claw.  It is much more versatile than the  normal recip. saw.

http://www.amazon.com/Factory-Reconditioned-Porter-Cable-9750R-Reciprocating-Variable/dp/B000H7FWEA  $138 refurbished.

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Re: Tools Necessary to Start Building?
« Reply #149 on: July 23, 2007, 05:55:39 AM »
OK then I am going for the recipricating saw and I was thinking of buying a less expensive model but I can see from the picture you posted that the one you suggest would be easier to use for the more specific jig saw type applications.  Thank you.
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