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PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2022 11:36 
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Nice. Does it have shoulder buttons?


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That’s cute. Is it comfortable to use?

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DavPaz wrote:
Nice. Does it have shoulder buttons?

It does!

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That’s cute. Is it comfortable to use?

It's still a bit small for my mighty hands, but it's better than not having it.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2022 18:32 
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I was going to ask where you got it but realised you’d posted it in the DIY thread. It’s a really great idea.

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I fitted a large dog door into our back (kitchen) door so that our two doggos could use it to come in and out like they used to at the old house.

We bought a nice one, that has a little sensor and a magic 'tag' that they wear on the colour, so it locks and unlocks automatically for them and shouldn't let other animals in. It was a bugger to fit as part of the outer frame could be fitted in either orientation, but despite no warning or indication it would only work properly if fitted in a particular way (the 'wrong' way looks fine, but flexes the whole thing in a way that isn;t visibly apparent but is just enough that the locking mechanism becomes really unreliable).

I spent some time on it, and as well as the cost of the dog-door I had to go and but a new jigsaw (old one broke last year), so it wasn't a cheap endeavour.

The dogs don't use it :(

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I had one basically the same for my cats. It took a lot of training to get them to use it and even then if they tried to do it fast (running away from a bigger cat usually) they completely fucked it up and just kept banging their heads against it without ever unlocking it

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2022 22:33 
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I was going to say the stupid dogs won't go through it and will just stand looking at the door until we get up to open it for them. But maybe they aren't so stupid after all.

The mechanism is a bit noisy and our small dog is a bit nervous, so she's really reluctant.

The kids quite enjoyed 'helping' me though.


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Believe it or not this was the best possible outcome of swapping this socket. Everything is a cascade failure in this house, and unfortunately usually a much slower queue of success to resolve.


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Just needs a huge bezel around it and job's a good un

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2022 10:09 
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Sir Taxalot wrote:
I fitted a large dog door into our back (kitchen) door [..] The dogs don't use it :(


We have a dog door (left by the previous owner). The dog will use it if you stand on either side and tempt him with treats, or randomly if he's chasing a cat, but if he needs a wee he will just come and stand next to you and whine. :S

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Jem wrote:
Sir Taxalot wrote:
I fitted a large dog door into our back (kitchen) door [..] The dogs don't use it :(


We have a dog door (left by the previous owner). The dog will use it if you stand on either side and tempt him with treats, or randomly if he's chasing a cat, but if he needs a wee he will just come and stand next to you and whine. :S

If you remember, the dog door we have at the moment is the one I cackhandingly fitted in a shocking display of DIY skills ;)


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2022 12:58 
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OK, so for the sake of clarity and pedantry, the dog door hole was left by the previous owner, but we have since updated the dog door itself to a different model.

(Not sure that info was necessary for the point I was making :P )

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I didn't cut the dog door hole out particularly well (there are some wobbly lines), but it's straight enough that the frame of the flap fits and any scruffy bits are pretty much covered up.

Which reminds me, I really must look for tips on how to cut better with a jigsaw, as I always end up with a wavy meandering line

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Jigsaws are designed to cut wavy meandering lines. Circular saws are for straight lines.

You could get a jigsaw guide and a rail, but they're quite pricey.

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I'm not sure I trust myself with a hand held circular saw, Ive never used one. Are they easy to use and keep straight?

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Sir Taxalot wrote:
I'm not sure I trust myself with a hand held circular saw, Ive never used one. Are theybeasybtonuse and keep straight?

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Yeah, they are fine.

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I have an image of clumsily sawing straight through the door with one of those, almost Frank Spencer style.

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If you're not sure that you trust yourself then I think circular saws are probably something worth staying the fuck away from.


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As the tree surgeon told me when I said I'm scared of my chainsaw - "right answer." Doesn't mean you shouldn't use a tool.

Then he showed me the scar from where he'd cut off the top half of his hand and they'd sewed it back on.


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The woodwork technician at my school was missing a finger due to a table saw incident. Or at least that's what he said it was. Either way, it was an effective way of teaching people to be careful near the saw


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I have a table saw which I'm always very wary of when using, but it still doesn't scare me as much as a mandolin slicer. Fuck those things.

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My Grandad took part of his finger off with one of those. Horrid things.


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DavPaz wrote:
The woodwork technician at my school was missing a finger due to a table saw incident. Or at least that's what he said it was. Either way, it was an effective way of teaching people to be careful near the saw

Weird, so did mine.

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Maybe they had to remove a finger to be part of the guild. Like in Assassin's Creed


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We had a missing finger tech too!


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Grim... wrote:
Jigsaws are designed to cut wavy meandering lines. Circular saws are for straight lines.

You could get a jigsaw guide and a rail, but they're quite pricey.

Pro-tip. Festool jigsaw blades are standard fit to most jigsaws and the blades are thicker, so less likely to bend on thicker materials. I’ve just cut a curve on a 40mm thick bamboo work surface and the cut stayed 90° to the surface. Most other blades would leave you with a wavy edge as they flex.
You also don’t need a guide rail, just clamp a flat edge against the cut.
Though, obviously, I do have numerous rails, guides and what have you ;)

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Brother in law has a missing finger tip from a circular saw. Family friend has 2 or 3 missing (I think that was an accident with a chipper but not 100% sure). :'(

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I have a table saw which I'm always very wary of when using, but it still doesn't scare me as much as a mandolin slicer. Fuck those things.


eeeeeek every time you mention those things I cringe.

I used a chainsaw for the first time ever in Dec - a tree fell into our neighbours yard so I cut it up to get rid of it.

It's super impressive how quickly and easily the chainsaw got through big pieces of wood... and terrifying to think of the damage it could do to my poor flesh should there be a momentary lapse. After about an hour of chainsawing I decided to stop as I was getting tired and didn't want to push into risky territory.

My friends helpfully sent a link to a news article about a man that accidentally chopped his wife's head off while pruning trees with a chainsaw. That was not reassuring >:|

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Chainsaw trousers exist for a reason! Leg slicing is what you should be really worried about with a domestic saw.


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I learnt recently how and why the chainsaw got invented. It wasn’t for cutting wood.

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Grim... wrote:
I have a table saw which I'm always very wary of when using, but it still doesn't scare me as much as a mandolin slicer. Fuck those things.

I spent serious money on a table saw that has SawStop. I don’t ever want to find out it if works…

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What was the original intended purpose?

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It was gynaecological

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It was gynaecological

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It was gynaecological

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I'd like to think that those were very much smaller than the ones used by tree surgeons.


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We have a nice man over fitting us a smart thermostat and the wiring in our house was apparently done by DIY enthusiasts. He has nicely described it as "a mess".

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I wonder if they're related to people who owned this house.


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We have a nice man over fitting us a smart thermostat and the wiring in our house was apparently done by DIY enthusiasts. He has nicely described it as "a mess".

It was Joans wasn’t it?

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Mr Russell wrote:
We have a nice man over fitting us a smart thermostat and the wiring in our house was apparently done by DIY enthusiasts. He has nicely described it as "a mess".

It was Joans wasn’t it?


He's here!
He's there!
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I sanded down and re-finished this table today. Really quick job and it looks new again. It was looking perfect up until the patio table cover froze on to it in the snoes and in our infinite wisdom one of us (can’t remember who, but I suspect it was me) peeled it off, taking half the varnish with it.


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Nice job Mimi. That looks so much better.


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Yuck, my hot water has started having a slightly brown tinge. I think my coil in my hot water tank may have cracked. What a pain in the butt.


Bloody hell, replacing a hot water tank is a massive pain in the ass. Stupidly cramped and fiddly and annoying.


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Dr Zoidberg wrote:
Nice job Mimi. That looks so much better.

Thank you! It didn’t take long and I’m so glad it’s done ready for some warm lunches in the sun soon!

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Mimi wrote:
Dr Zoidberg wrote:
Nice job Mimi. That looks so much better.

Thank you! It didn’t take long and I’m so glad it’s done ready for some warm lunches in the sun soon!


We look forward to our BBQ in the sun :P


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