sjeff70

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About sjeff70

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  • Birthday 02/01/1970

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    St.Louis, MO
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    Period furniture reproductions.

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  1. I didn't want to be become dependent on the online, web version and then I'm under their thumb when they make changes. I want to be in control of my own destiny. Which is of course greatness. Thanks Bob!
  2. It looks like everything you discussed here is in your 'New Woodworker's Guide to Sketchup' that Mark J above mentioned. Can you use the e-book for Sketchup Make?
  3. Thanks Bob for responding. I was totally unaware you could do this. https://help.sketchup.com/en/sketchup/tracing-image As far as extracting elevations or sections from the model. Can you do this on the free version? Or the downloadable Make version for that matter.
  4. The purpose of a split jamb door is the jamb is adjustable width wise to fit various wall widths. I'm assuming you can widen the gap between the two jambs the width of the stop that will hide the gap.
  5. I'm not exactly sure how to widen/extend split jamb doors but if you cut the nails securing the trim around the door on both sides of the room shouldn't the jambs be adjustable? Provided the jambs aren't extended fully already.
  6. Sound advice. It requires customer loyalty to some degree which isn't my strong suit. There always seems to be something wrong with the service that prevents it. I might be a tough customer, I have to offer that, but I find myself continually looking for professional service I can live with.
  7. The concern is the continual drop in customer service across the board over the years. I mean it has continued to drop over the decades instead of leveling off at any point. Acceptance of poor customer service is okay for temporary setbacks but not on top of what we enjoy now as customer service. We might go back to our ways pre-covid but many companies have learned new ways to cut costs post-covid. So there will be continued degradation of customer service in some way. Collusion is the name of the game when new cost cutting schemes become part of the successful business model. Mea
  8. I picked up an early GW a few years ago. I'm not an expert but my understanding is they only made a scissor type equalizer, with different variations of it over the years. To identify the slide and/or cabinet I would send the pic to a business that restores furniture antiques.
  9. This is the sort of stuff I would like to build in the future. It has a period taste. I agree with Billy that there's a seam at the top. You only have to build one form. Oak is a relatively inexpensive hardwood. I don't know how many cabinets the company plans to make but wouldn't it be more cost effective if it was laminated hardwood? It weighs almost 200lbs. What we should do is draw up a 3 view plan, bill of materials, etc. and post.
  10. I can see that, the damp towels and whatnot. There are benefits to both. With everything I've done to this house I'm just over the builders grade crap in general. A friend of mine just moved into an upscale neighborhood (Lake St. Louis, MO for those familiar), ordered a brand new house through McBride (again for those familiar) and paid over $325,000 for the house. It has no trim around the windows or walkouts... And the wire shelving is just a constant reminder of that.
  11. I have a walk-in closet with wire shelving and I feel your pain. In this case I like Coop's closet system. I'm not fortunate to have space in my current house for a pantry but all of my other closets have the wire shelving that will be converting to solid shelving. My linen closet is full of small items that are stored in several different boxes because of the wire shelving. I got used to pulling the boxes out and searching for what I needed instead of buying small trays which could have helped. The added thickness on the front edge is a great tip. I also like how the shelve(s) can e
  12. I painted the bracket supports the wall color of the closet and I used 3/4 solid wood for the top. I think it's pine. I use the shelf to store tools (in their storage boxes) and it worked out great for that. When I sell the house the kid who lives down there will use it for a clothes closet. What you plan to store in your closet should be taken into consideration.
  13. I considered a small closet system when I finished my basement a few years ago but went with this instead. Works well for smaller closets.
  14. sjeff70

    Amazon Account

    I abuse Amazon's cart function. I shop on there and stick my desires in the cart. I store ideas in there too. If the desire is still there later when I visit I might buy, if not it stays in my cart until I delete it. I currently have pages of cart desires going back probably 15 years. Yes, I'm sick.
  15. I think so because computers run most of that stuff and hopefully there's more supervision. Lots of shortcuts are made in the field and trades with lesser experience are used to cut corners and save money. If you can limit that you should get a better build.