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Rewiring #3: Finished and Signed Off!

11-20-2014 12:35 AM by Dan Lyke | 31 comments »

Got the final inspection today! Woot! Not a whole lot to add to the previous update, but got the final inspection on the electrical today. Finally. And having sufficient sockets is amazing. The power strip quotient in the house has gone way way down. New LED lights in various places, with dimmers that work for them. It’s all pretty darned amazing. Lessons: Really, once we got the procedure down, running new sockets was pretty easy. A long extension on a hex drive augur bit...

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Remodeling a family cottage #5: Window dressing

08-20-2013 09:25 PM by Craftsman on the Lake | 431 comments »

The past couple of days I have prepped some oak and cut it into the parts I need to make the architrave moldings in the living room. As you can see it consists of four parts. One thin strip, one cove, and two ogees. Stacked one atop another they make a nice window top. The side moldings are fluted. Simple design, not difficult to make and a nice effect that will not need any other window dressing like curtains..The parts: from left to right. thin strip, large cove, narrow ogee, wide ogee..Cap...

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Remodeling a family cottage #4: Window casings and LED lighting

08-08-2013 09:25 PM by Craftsman on the Lake | 450 comments »

Well, it’s been awhile. I got all the oak planed and jointed and made all the window sills and casings and got them installed. I also installed the oak facing on the underside of the header from the load bearing wall I tore down a ways back. I installed some LED light strips on both sides of the header. They have an RF controller so that I can change colors, flash, strobe, blend, dim, etc. The power supply sits in a cavity on the wall where all the internet stuff resides. this will b...

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My Favorite Glue Scraper

03-11-2013 08:37 PM by Todd A. Clippinger | 443 comments »

Hey everybody! I have been very busy between working on my client’s projects, squeezing in a project for another contractor, and rebuilding my website. As if that wasn’t enough, I decided to shoot a video to share with you what my favorite tool is for scraping off dried or semi-dried glue as I worked on one of those projects. I am really excited to bring another video to the woodworking and DIY community, so I hope you enjoy and find it helpful. Your friend in the shop, Todd A....

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Garage door opener, gotta share this, unusual, unique design. one moving part.

11-21-2011 02:20 AM by Craftsman on the Lake | 10 comments »

Update two years later 9/16/13: The opener is still working like the day I bought it. First one that’s lasted this long on my large wooden door. I don’t know where exactly to put this so I guess a blog entry is the best. First of all I am just a guy in Maine with an 18 ft wood garage door. Heavy and older. (the door… I guess me too) Anyway, I am not in any way affiliated with any garage door people or companies or stores that sell them. I’ve had a few garage door...

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Choose A Vac For The Dust Deputy

04-20-2013 03:34 PM by Todd A. Clippinger | 115 comments »

In my last video I did a review of the Dust Deputy and showed how effective it is. ?This prompted several people to ask me about what size shop vacuum is necessary to work with the Dust Deputy. So in this video, I decided to explore that question and share the results with you. ??Even if you are not planning on using a Dust Deputy, you might find the information helpful in your decision to buy a shop vacuum. If you have not seen how effective it is, check out my previous video where I r...

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New Flooring and Wall Support

08-28-2015 05:24 PM by vulpes | 61 comments »

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09-14-2015 07:45 PM by vulpes | 60 comments »

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Preparing The End Walls For Insulation

09-05-2015 04:52 PM by vulpes | 232 comments »

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Remodeling a family cottage #6: Living area flooring complete. Dramatic change

09-17-2013 10:02 PM by Craftsman on the Lake | 15 comments »

I’m continuing this blog at lumberjocks.com because of the massive amount of spam in the blog area of this site. so sad. If you’ve been following this, we took out a load bearing wall, redid most of the wiring, removed paneling and added sheetrock all over and designed, made, and installed a lot of the woodwork. Today we finished most of the living area flooring. 3 1/4” variation oak. We took some of the furniture and spread it around in various configurations. Where t...

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