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About pghmyn

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  1. For the space and location of the blemish, neither of those would really fit. The runner was the first thing that came to mind, but then I tried really hard to make it work in my mind and I couldn't do it. I think I will end up trying to fill in the scratch with some clear coat. But I want to see if there is something that will help blend the current clear coat. I guess I'm thinking like when old shellac is gone over with new shellac and it "melts" into it. Thanks for the help, everyone. In the long run, I will probably plan to cut these pieces out and replace them with what I have l
  2. I think I'll try to disguise for now. And replace later. I mean, it sucks. It really just took my happy new furniture day and made me angry. I'll get over it, I guess. I've got other projects to focus on first before I think about going down the replacement rabbit hole. Thanks for the help gentlemen!
  3. Looks like it is just the clear. And it looks more "dented" as compared to scratched in most spots along the length. Any way to make the clear "flow" again? As for gluing in a new piece, I can't glue down to the sub floor because the rest of the floor will move and this will remain I'm in place. Maybe cut off the tongue parts and glue edge to edge.
  4. I would have plenty, but the joints are glued together. Is there any way to break the glue bond?
  5. Fellow woodworkers. I have not been around much to for posting content. More so lurking around. The house has been my main project for my free time. Walls came down. New woodwork went in. Stairs were rebuilt. Paint went up. And above all, all new engineered hardwood throughout the first floor. I went with a birch product, because it really fit well with our style. It is extremely durable, and hold up well to the dogs. I accidentally gouged the floor with a nail sticking out of a chair. Nothing I could fix with a close matching stain. I went with the "floating" method because I took o
  6. As little as I reply to threads on here, this deserves a huge congratulations! My wife has been attempting to sway me towards having our first child soon. I must say, she is getting close to persuading me! Best of luck to you in the future with your newest addition.
  7. I didn't think it would be quite that high, although I was expecting them to be my highest quote. I just didn't like that the guy seemed incredibly pushy. I was happy with what I saw from the local guy, but if something on the installation end malfunctions and this guy is out of business, who is going to cover my warranty?
  8. Company 1 was actually Feldco. I'm sure that I've made my decision, and narrowed it down to warranty reasons - along with quality. The last company that I called is the one that did the windows for my brother. This company happens to be Window World. They gave me a ballpark estimate over the phone without seeing my house, because I was just curious. He said the price of $5370 is the max, and it can only go down depending on what he sees when he comes out here, and options that I want. My brother paid $5500 for 14 windows, so I think that my price should go down just a little. Either way, I'm h
  9. Just got off the phone with the company that did the windows on my brother's house. $5370 he said was the max that would be charged to me. There is wiggle room to go lower, but it will not go any higher. This was an over the phone consultation, and he will be coming out this weekend to give me a more in depth viewing. All the companies that I went to do the work from the outside and do not touch the inside trim. I want to have the inside trim replaced since it is painted in some rooms, stained in others, some is very weathered from where previous owners let them get soaking wet. I will probabl
  10. Hello everyone. Long time since my last post, since I have had nothing interesting to speak of since school started and my life has been school, research, and work. But I come to you all as an unbiased source of information for my situation. My wife (I'm finally married!) and I decided the next big upgrade is windows for the house. Big cost expenditure, and a really worth while one as well. My windows are single pane glass with almost all the glazing dried out and cracking off. I have three different window styles in my house, and they are all terrible. I can sit on my couch and with enough of
  11. Thanks guys. Nurses said no to makeup on the cut because of the location. Any infection in this area would be bad news. I have a research position in my university's structural durability lab. Lots of heavy equipment. Smashed my finger with lots of blood involved. This caused me to eventually lose my balance and my face met a 10 ton crane hook and a plywood mount. Not the most manly way to get these wounds. But painful nonetheless.
  12. My wedding is this Saturday, and we are buttoning up a few loose ends. Everything was going smooth. Until this week. I was working in the lab when a series of events led me to having my nasal bridge bone visible through a large gash. Now I have 6 stitches and a handful of other superficial cuts across my nose and eye. Really going to make for great pictures if the stitches can't come out the morning before the wedding. That old saying just came true for me. Bummer.
  13. We were thinking the same thing about the poles with renting heavy equipment, or finding someone in the area. The concrete can wait, since getting a dry place to store our things is first priority. We will probably do a floor of crushed rock first, unless the concrete price isn't too bad.
  14. We want to put up a pole barn to store the boat and other toys up there. Is a pole barn kit easy enough to follow? We are going to price out having the work done for us, but if we can do it ourselves, that would save more money for other land prep things.
  15. My parents decided to purchase some land for my dad's impending retirement in the next couple years. They had a budget set aside, and were prepared for this. Family problems occurred, and a couple massive shifts and setbacks to add. Because of that, the search was put aside for awhile. Things were settled, and they found what they have been looking for! Just under 4 acres of land, about a 2.5 hour drive from our area. Mostly wooded with mixed hardwood and those row softwood trees. The land is in a huge private up-north subdivision type set up. There are 60 parcels of land over about 500 acres