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by BobG
Tue Jan 24, 2012 12:28 am
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Vinyl vs. Wood
Replies: 26
Views: 4242

Re: Vinyl vs. Wood

I don't think you're alone here. We actually removed the aluminum siding from our home several years back, and replaced most of the original wood siding (alot of it rotted due to the 'maintenance free aluminum siding and soffit trapping moisture from leaking box gutters) and a decent amount of the d...
by BobG
Sun Jan 22, 2012 3:08 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Need help achieving a similar co...... Update with pictures
Replies: 20
Views: 5661

Re: Need help achieving a similar color wood work

There are a number of different colors of shellac at woodcraft if you have one there. Have you tried mixing the different colors in different ratios and then adding several coats? The more coats you add, the deeper the color gets. Consider a mix of garnet and orange, heavy on the garnet. And yes, it...
by BobG
Sat Jan 21, 2012 11:57 pm
Forum: The Hangout Forum
Topic: Snobs snobs snobs what is a snob??????
Replies: 18
Views: 19170

Re: Snobs snobs snobs what is a snob??????

I'm a firm believer that many modern materials and methods would have been used 100 years ago even by true craftsmen if available... I would second that belief, given that in victorian times, they used things such as lincrusta and anaglypta to simulate tooled leather, lots of decorative elements on...
by BobG
Sat Jan 21, 2012 11:38 pm
Forum: The Hangout Forum
Topic: Snobs snobs snobs what is a snob??????
Replies: 18
Views: 19170

Re: Snobs snobs snobs what is a snob??????

LOL! I'd define a snob (in the context of an old house community) as someone who looked down on anyone who didn't do everything the same way they would -- especially someone who would be critical of anyone who didn't (for example) strip off everything that PO's did and replace it back to original s...
by BobG
Wed Jan 18, 2012 12:56 am
Forum: The Hangout Forum
Topic: My latest purchase. Not what you might be expecting....
Replies: 42
Views: 39465

Re: My latest purchase. Not what you might be expecting....

Owning a firearm for PERSONAL PROTECTION is a PERSONAL decision (subject to the laws of your state and community). I respect all of the viewpoints expressed here, and I am (quite frankly and pleasantly) surprised that this thread has lasted 4 pages without going WAY south. I own several firearms, an...
by BobG
Tue Dec 27, 2011 12:54 am
Forum: The Hangout Forum
Topic: May be Getting a Dog
Replies: 66
Views: 45896

Re: May be Getting a Dog

Yes he is huge for a Yorkie but he stands 13" high (floor to shoulder) and is 2ft nose to tail - He could never be a show dog but he's the perfect size for us. LB I guess I really don't have much room to talk as our Airedales are WAAAYYYY too big for show also. Otis is 30" at the shoulder and weigh...
by BobG
Mon Dec 26, 2011 1:19 pm
Forum: The Hangout Forum
Topic: May be Getting a Dog
Replies: 66
Views: 45896

Re: May be Getting a Dog

We use positive reinforcement for our Airedales. When they potty outside, they get a treat, right then and there. If they potty inside, no treat. I will add that they have only had 2 accidents since we got them in January, and we didn't see who did it (and therefore could not scold). The first was (...
by BobG
Fri Dec 23, 2011 12:01 am
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Entry Lock Dilemma
Replies: 6
Views: 2643

Re: Entry Lock Dilemma

My door is the same way, and I just went to our architectural salvage, bought an old but functional mortise lockset with a night latch, took it apart, cleaned it up and oiled it, and put it back together. BUT ... I reversed the set so that it could mount upside down (with the key below the knob) and...
by BobG
Sat Dec 17, 2011 10:59 am
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Repairing A Gouged Door
Replies: 19
Views: 4262

Re: Repairing A Gouged Door

Wow, poor doggy. Last January, we rescued two Airedales, and they get SO EXCITED when I come home from work, that they tend to jump on my front door. Since Otis is 90lbs, his nails manage to scratch the door pretty good. This is a door that I spent about 250+ hours stripping and refinishing. But you...
by BobG
Tue Jul 19, 2011 8:13 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: How do you air condition--or do you?
Replies: 42
Views: 7300

Re: How do you air condition--or do you?

We don't have central air, although it is in the plans, cause we already have the ductwork from the old forced-air heating system. That being said, we have three window units upstairs (6KBTU, 10KBTU and an old 220V 16KBTU AC/Heater) and one downstairs (15.1KBTU). The house stays comfortable. We run ...