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Sharkstar

Member since Oct 2007 • Last active Aug 2021

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    Nice job! Those offcuts are perfect for floating shelves.

    If you’re taking them off again to fix the rack you might want to put on another coat or two of the Danish oil. It tends to soak in, particularly on end grain, so whilst it looks better might not afford as much protection as you’d like.

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    I suspect the issue here is that it out of stock.

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    Milwaukee have a certain primal advantage. Given the choice between a red toy drill and a yellow toy drill, I know which one child me would have chosen.

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    The difference between NiCad and LiIon is night and day. I don’t think there’s much in it between DeWalt and Milwaukee, but I have been impressed with the performance from the Milwaukee kit with the smaller M12 batteries, which are both cheaper and lighter.

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    It's quite loud, but it has never been an issue. I am sure quieter fans are available, but I'd advise getting one with a decent extraction volume. The one ours replaced was pathetic by comparison.

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    We have one. I can’t imagine not having one now. Total floor space may be a consideration as to whether it will work. We have fairly high ceilings and 600 sq ft in the room, which makes for a lot of air. Shortly after moving in we upgraded the extractor fan to a high powered humidistat model.

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    Is that what you’re worried about? I thought you just wanted it to look nicer.

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    Nice work! It’s all worth it in the end.

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    Is that area bigger than it looks? Because it looks like about a square metre. Also, I’m not sure what you mean by ‘smoothing out’ as an alternative. You’re not going to be able to get tremendous smoothness on brickwork. Unless you render it, of course. You’re right that you’ll need something to apply the render with. I’m sure a professional would make a better job of rendering, and that it might even last longer, but all render has a limited life span, and £30 for cheap tools and materials is a lot less than you would pay for a pro job. Also, I’m puzzled why, if you get on with your neighbour, they would object to you attempting to making their half look less shit. I painted my neighbour’s flaking and shit looking window frame with their permission. Asking for it was the first time I had spoken to them.

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