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Michael asks…

Does it bother you that all people who take narcotic pain meds seem to be vilified?

I use narcotic pain meds to treat the pain from herniated discs in my neck from an auto accident (not my fault) 5 yrs ago. I have numbness in my arm and have a horrible time sleeping unless I take a muscle relaxer, because of the extreme stiffness I get in the muscles between my shoulder blades. The stiffness causes horrible headaches that can be incapacitating. I don’t like to take them and although prescribed more, only try to take them when I can’t function with the level of pain anymore. The problem is that with the authorities jumping on the anti-pain med bandwagon, finding a “real” doctor who will prescribe them is very difficult. If a tylenol or advil helped I certainly wouldn’t waste the money going to a doctor, or put myself through the pain of getting numbing injections directly into the back of my neck. I last went to a board certified anesthesiologist last year when I had medical coverage. I signed an agreement not to go and doctor shop for more pain meds, and I have followed this. People look at you and think you are a druggie if they find out you take narcotics. A lot of doctors won’t prescribe at all due to liability. I personally think it is BS. My pain is real, but because of some bad apples, I have to jump through hoops to get the meds. Same thing with cold medicine from the pharmacist. I’m out of luck if I want to use bath salts in my bath water. There are those people out there that will find a negative use for just about anything out there. There was a professor who changed a reciprocating saw into a sex toy. Maybe now we need to ban those tools, or require ID’s every time a carpenter needs to buy it. Maybe we should license it. An urn of ashes was stolen in a robbery because the idiots thought it was coke. Maybe cremation should be banned too. I think that pain is not understood by those that don’t live with it every day. I think attention needs to be brought to this. People who require narcotics to feel normal because of a medical condition are being discriminated against. Sooner or later, no doctor will prescribe the meds. What do you think? Are you tired of the gov’t pushing real doctors to not write the Rx’s because of the local junkie?? There will always be an unscrupulous doctor out there that will write a script for 5000 pills a month. Go after those doctors and the pill mills. To me it is like the gov’t not going after the doctor that commit Medicare fraud, but going after all doctors. I think that needs to stop.

Dusty answers:

I’m so sorry you have to deal with pain on a daily basis, so do I. I can tell you that this guy who answered your question tells everyone the same thing. He even told a guy who was constipated
to contort his body as he told you to move his bowels. Now, unfortunately, you have to deal with
people like him who literally is making fun of you.

Know that I care and your not alone. I just had a spinal cord stimulator implanted which interrupts the pain signals from the spine to the brain. There are alternatives to medicine and I sought treatment to get out of the prescription drug perceptions that people and doctors have.

I will pray for you. Please go to a website. Inspire.com and you will find the support you need, not from this site. Good Luck

Sharon asks…

How do I build glass sides and doors for a reptile enclosure or cage?

I have a chinese water dragon. He is still a baby but I’m looking to build him a bigger cage as he will grow to possibly three feet in length. I’ve searched the net for ideas on his cage and I’d like to use glass or plexi-glass on the sides and front of the cage. Even though I’ve looked at all the youtube videos I can find and any free plans I can find, I can’t find a good way to build doors with glass, or plexi-glass, in them.

I might just go with a sliding door but I’d prefer a door or two similar to a cabinet door. The opening is most likely going to be about 4 feet high. I also can’t figure out how to attach the side, glass/plexi-glass, panels.

I have basic tools but I don’t consider myself a great carpenter. In other words, it needs to be simple.

Any suggestions/help would be wonderful.

Dusty answers:

I would go with the plexi. That way you could make a wooden frame (or metal if you wanted) and then just drill the plexi (very slowly as to not crack it) and then screw it into the frame that you have made. Once you have that done you can focus on the doors. I would suggest making them in the same fashion. Once you have everything assembled you should seal it up. For this i suggest using “aquarium silicone” (use this because it is animal safe). You can get it any Lowe’s or Home Depot (it should be near the paints and glues). *NOTE* -If you plan on building this way it is very important to remember that you need air holes or screening so the animal can breathe. For this you can either drill more holes in the plexi, or use some sort of screen for the roof-

I hope this has given you some more ideas on how to make an enclosure that will not only house your larger animal, but also look decent doing it :)

Steven asks…

How to build a cage using glass/plexi-glass?

I have a chinese water dragon. He is still a baby but I’m looking to build him a bigger cage as he will grow to possibly three feet in length. I’ve searched the net for ideas on his cage and I’d like to use glass or plexi-glass on the sides and front of the cage. Even though I’ve looked at all the youtube videos I can find and any free plans I can find, I can’t find a good way to build doors with glass, or plexi-glass, in them.

I might just go with a sliding door but I’d prefer a door or two similar to a cabinet door. The opening is most likely going to be about 4 feet high. I also can’t figure out how to attach the side, glass/plexi-glass, panels.

I have basic tools but I don’t consider myself a great carpenter. In other words, it needs to be simple.

Any suggestions/help would be wonderful.

Dusty answers:

What about going to a second hand store and finding a old dresser or armoire the size you want then converting it to an enclosure.as for the doors if you go with an armoire and if the doors have raised panels you may be able to remove the panel and insert a piece of plexi glass.if you can you like the one pictured here
http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://images.oneofakindantiques.com/6322_French_armoire_1.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.oneofakindantiques.com/catalog/6322_french_loire_valley_cherry_double_door_armoire_c_1760_1.htm&usg=__uMPlegqsy8MwsiOKif3pAW236ww=&h=640&w=431&sz=58&hl=en&start=8&um=1&tbnid=bmL4F0y8b6W0bM:&tbnh=137&tbnw=92&prev=/images%3Fq%3Darmoire%26hl%3Den%26rls%3Dcom.microsoft:en-us:IE-SearchBox%26sa%3DN%26um%3D1

Thomas asks…

what is the time?

A man is strolling past the mental hospital and suddenly remembers an important meeting.

Unfortunately, his watch has stopped, and he cannot tell if he is late or not. Then, he notices a patient similarly strolling about within the hospital fence.

Calling out to the patient, the man says, “Pardon me, sir, but do you have the time?”

The patient calls back, “One moment!” and throws himself upon the ground, pulling out a short stick as he does. He pushes the stick into the ground, and, pulling out a carpenter‘s level, assures himself that the stick is vertical.

With a compass, the patient locates north and with a steel ruler, measures the precise length of the shadow cast by the stick.

Withdrawing a slide rule from his pocket, the patient calculates rapidly, then swiftly packs up all his tools and turns back to the pedestrian, saying, “It is now precisely 3:29 pm, provided today is August 16th, which I believe it is.”

The man can’t help but be impressed by this demonstration, and sets his watch accordingly.

Before he leaves, he says to the patient, “That was really quite remarkable, but tell me, what do you do on a cloudy day, or at night, when the stick casts no shadow?” The patient holds up his wrist and says, “I suppose I’d just look at my watch.”

Dusty answers:

7:22 PM EDT

ha ha ha

here is a star and the time when I am typing this message

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Sharon asks…

What do you think i should do ? Car buying?

Might be a stupid question

Okay i’m looking at getting a new (used) car. I’m 19, an apprentice carpenter. At the moment i use a really crappy vw lupo which isnt big enough for all my tools and is a ridiculous car for a carpenter to use. I cant really buy a van because insurance would be too much. So i’m looking at getting a estate/wagon. I think i have two options,

Put up with my crappy car for a year while i save up for a really nice car

or

just get an old beat up one now

What would you do ?

Do you have any suggestions for decent wagons ?

Dusty answers:

I don’t know why carpenters and other construction workers think they need big cars and trucks. How are you going to pay for the fuel if your contractor wants you to drive 50 miles one way? I can fit all of my tools in the back of my 2-door coupe. While I’m getting 30mpg, everyone else is getting 16-20mpg. Your tools are 4′ level, Framing square, raingear, and a couple 3′ tool boxes. On top of that you will want to keep that sh1t concealed so it doesn’t get stolen.

I’ve seen poorer carpenters lose their job because they were driving a bucket that couldn’t make it to and from work. Obviously, your main concern needs to be reliability. I wouldn’t spend money on a car that would cost you even 1 day of work. If your Lupo can make it to and from work everyday until you save the money then I would hang onto it. You’re being employed because of your production level, reliability, and how well you fit in with the crew, not the car your drive.

Right now, I have a pickup and a commuter. I can fit all of my tools in my gas sipping commuter. The pickup does not see a lot of action. I get moved from job to job frequently. I’ve had 5 mile commutes and I’ve had 80 mile one way commutes.

It also depends on the weather you will be dealing with during the winter. If it’s always snowy and icy during the winter then you could look at a 4wd Subaru Outback or another 4wd vehicle that gets decent gas mileage such as a Ford Escape. I would do some research on these used cars because some of them are problematic. The Subaru Outbacks that were made from 98-2002 had problems with the headgaskets.

I would save the money, for sure. When you buy a car, do you plan to buy with cold cash or are you going to need a loan? If you need a loan then you should join a Credit Union. Before you go out and buy a car you would need to make sure your credit is cleaned up and you have a decent credit rating. Then you can get a pre-approved car loan from your Credit Union. When you walk onto a car lot with a pre-approved loan, it’s as good as having cash. The car dealers will still try to find you a loan because they get a cut if you apply for teh loan through them.

Whatever car you decide to buy, I would research it. MSN autos used to give very good details about cars. I was going to buy a Honda Accord V6 until I read that they have huge problems with the transmissions. You don’t want to buy a car that’s going to break down at 120k.

Mary asks…

What should I get my boyfriends parents for Christmas?

Yes, getting them presents is appropriate. We’ve been on Vacation together *as a family* and they will one day soon be my in-laws.

His Dad is a jokester type, funny guy full of laughter and puns. Hes a Master Carpenter, but im pretty sure he has all the tools in the world. I’m leaning towards a funny gift for him, but I’m not sure what.

His Mom is a Teacher for middle school students, mostly math and science. She doesn’t have many hobbies, other than reading, and her books come from the library. She is a very serious person.

They are both 60 years old.

HELP!

Dusty answers:

For his mom I suggest getting her some school supplies and some books as I am sure she loves to read. Possibly those books with school activities or just books to read for fun.

For his dad is a bit more complicated. I would suggest maybe a prank book? (lol i know that was a lame idea) Maybe a bottle of wine? Or some tools

Maria asks…

My father is very ill and i don’t know how to feel about it…………………..?

it’s almost as if it’s just some random person. I feel bad for him, but not like most people would. he has done some good things for us(my 2 older brothers and i) but the bad outweighs the good by a mile. i the past he has said ugly things to us and believed (and repeated) ugly things that people have said about us without even finding out if they were true or not. i just last year started going to see him again after he said something out of the way to me. i only started to go back because i wanted my children to know their grandfather(he’s actually good to strangers and kids). Yesterday he went to my brothers house and gave him all of his tools except for 1 hammer. he’s been a carpenter almost all of his 75 years , so a move like that makes me think that his cancer has come back and whatever the Dr. said on wensday wasn’t good. am i bad because i feel indifferent about the whole thing?

Dusty answers:

I really hate to here of your father falling ill once again. Let me tell you just last week my father was told that he has cancer of the pancreas.It is a scary time for all involed but most of all the patient. I went to see my father just last year after 24 years, we had some bad issuses between us as well does my sister and brother does with him. I feel better that I went I can honestly say that I have no regrets. You feel how you feel and you can only do what you feel is best towards your dad. Always remember that you tried your very best towards him. May god bless you and your father, put your trust in him and he will lead the way. Good luck.

Donna asks…

it works for us do you think it will work on my kids and next generation?

My dad is greek and had a unique way of dicipline. whenever we did something wrong we had a family meeting after talking about it we decide about physical dicipline for instance my sister one time got spanked for 45 minutesfor coming late around 2 am when she was 16 , …and every single member of family should contribute ) mom or dad hit ,rest hold the person ) that way everyone saw the consequence of doing wrong,one at a time, in this discipline and spank or cane the “bad” person… but we all turn out to be ok people we are all college graduate, drug free EVEN my rebel sister.. my dad has different stick from different materials which call it “tame tool” that a carpenter made for him,( oak is the most painful one trust me I couldn’t seat for a week) is which was/still is my dad’s closet, and we had to go on top of table in frog position and they hit you or depends on your punishment, palm of our hands or sole of our feet

Dusty answers:

I think its a great way… I spank my kids all the time and they turn out to be fine…i mean discipline should be in a way that remember not in sissy way… Never tried stick but belt work fabulous

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Donna asks…

WHICH ROTARY HAMMER DRILL TO BUY?

i personally never really needed a rotary hammer drill until now( iam a carpenter) so i need a heavy duty tool.

the problem with buying off the net is you dont have the feel for the tool, just the specs, i have 2 options and would like your opinions plz

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/270752822767?…

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Milwaukee-SDS…

i like how option one comes with drill bits

but for option two i like how its slim and has a higher power output ( which is strange because i always thought that vertical piston was more powerful)

anyone encounter these two tools before?

thanks guys!

Dusty answers:

I do a fair bit of engineering work mainly metal which sometimes need anchoring into concrete. I generally use Hilti products for all of my fixing work. But, in saying this as one of the guys said the Ozito brand that Bunnings sell are surprisingly good. They have plenty of power, reliable and a 3 year warranty and cheap. I could buy 6 Ozito hammer drills for the price of one of my Hilti’s. Would I purchase an Ozito over a Hilti, I have. But in saying this it is nice to have quality gear too. Good luck.

David asks…

Tradesmen/women: 1) What’s your favourite tool + why? 2) Any funny stories about…?

…your tools etc?
This is for part of a uni project so would be grateful for any information that anyone could provide. Just some details on your professional tools would be great as well. This applies to any builders, plumbers, electricians, brickies, carpenters… anyone really. Thanks in advance for any help =)

Dusty answers:

Without question, my cordless screwdriver. I am a widow and this tool has been a god send. I have learned to do many things which I didn’t think I was capable of but with my trusty screwdriver I, at times, amaze myself at what I can fix. I think it should be a law, no woman should ever be without one.

Daniel asks…

Tradesmen/women: 1) What’s your favourite tool + why? 2) Any funny stories about…?

…your tools etc?
This is for part of a uni project so would be grateful for any information that anyone could provide. Just some details on your professional tools would be great as well. This applies to any builders, plumbers, electricians, brickies, carpenters… anyone really. Thanks in advance for any help =)

Dusty answers:

Without question, my cordless screwdriver. I am a widow and this tool has been a god send. I have learned to do many things which I didn’t think I was capable of but with my trusty screwdriver I, at times, amaze myself at what I can fix. I think it should be a law, no woman should ever be without one.

Ken asks…

What should I build ???

I have a large 25×25′ room off the back of my house not being used. I want to make something but what? And I got to make some money on whatever I do. I have carpenters and auto mechanics tools. What can I make with my hands and feed myself to ???

Dusty answers:

Maybe a storage place, or if you get kids it could be a playplace for them, mine sure do love those kind of things! OR a mini office, or whatever you need for your house.

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Ken asks…

Freezing a box of chocolates?

I just bought a box of tools-shaped chocolates for my carpenter dad. I think he’ll like them, but I’m hoping that they can last till I give them to him on Father’s Day. Should I freeze or refrigerate them or do you think it’s okay for me to leave them out? It’s still pretty cool inside my place, so I don’t think they’ll melt.
He won’t find them – I don’t live with my parents. He’ll get them when I go to their house for F’s Day. And it’s very cool in here, so i may just keep them out. Thanks to all! = ]

Dusty answers:

I am a former chef and have made many types of choclate fancies, and the seocnd lady and last gentleman are right, the chocolate can get with spots from the cocoa butter solids.

Chocolate melts at a bit above 100 d F, so fond a nice dark drawer or the back of your pantry or cupboard, they will last for a month or 2 and with Fathers day only a week away, they are fine left out, just keep them cool.

Nancy asks…

i need help with my geometry homework!?

so we have a worksheet with everyday sentences, but they’re missing a geometry word, but you can only use point, line, or plane.

i’m stuck on a few:

a carpenter‘s tool consisting of an adjustable blade for smoothing and leveling is called a ___.
a flat surface is also called a ___ surface.
the members of a baseball team who are chosen by the manager to start the game are in the ___. (but she said it’s not line up :/)
a long tapered stick is called a ___.
a meaningless or irrelevant comment is ___.

thank you for your time!

Dusty answers:

The last ones line, and i think the baseball one is point.

Jenny asks…

Help me find this movie!! I want it, badly!!!?

I remember this scene from this movie, see, and I forgot where I saw it. It showed this crazy and sick dentist guy, strapping this screaming girl down in a chair, pulling out all of her teeth (with a pair of pliers, which you would normally find in a carpenter‘s tool box), shaving off all of her hair, until she’s bald, taking a drill and drilling into the top of her head, sticking a device into the hole that scrambles her brain into a shake or pudding (sorta like a larger version of the in-the-shell egg scrambler, which they used to sell on T.V., by Ronco), sticking a clear glass tube into the hole, and sucking up & drinking her scrambled brains, like a bloody milk shake.

Dusty answers:

…you’re definitely talking about a scene from the oh-so bloody & gory, and dark-humored 1976 horror shocker, entitled “Bloodsucking Freaks”…..

David asks…

carpenters and remodelers? why why why?

this is for professional carpenters and remodelers. Why do so many of you tradesmen use silicon caulk? I am a painter with 26 years under my belt and I want to go into a rage when I find silicon applied by a pro when it is adjoining a paintable surface. SILICON IS NOT PAINTABLE AND PAINTABLE SILICON CAN NOT BE TOUCHED BY YOUR SKIN TO TOOL IT OUT (IT BECOMES UNPAINTABLE).You tradesmen would be saving money and get better results and painters would not go bezerk if you would start using caulks like Geo cel or some copolymers,they perform better.So my question is why do you use silicon?

Dusty answers:

I have heard that lament enough times now to know that it saves me money to use siliconized caulk when it it permissable.
It is paintable and holds a lot of the properties of silicone.

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Jenny asks…

Why didn’t Jesus shave his beard?

He was a carpenter. He’s experienced with tools.

Dusty answers:

“You shall not round off the hair on your temples or mar the edges of your beard.”

Mary asks…

Why didn’t Jesus shave his beard?

He was a carpenter. He’s experienced with tools.

Dusty answers:

Ever try to shave with a saw? Biblical people wore beards because razors were virtually non-existent.

Ruth asks…

Problem at work… what do I do?

I need advice on how to go about an issue at work. I am in a position that requires me to enforce policies on purchasing and obtaining equipment for a college; however, whenever I see somebody violating these policies and try to enforce them, my manager tells me to let it slide and we’ll get them next time. This has been happening at least once a week for the past 10 months. Not only do I feel that there is something odd about that, but it removes my incentive to work. Two weeks ago we lost all power, including to our security cameras. Conveniently, all the tools of two employees (a carpenter and a HVAC tech) came up missing, and they have ordered about two thousand dollars worth of tools to replace them. I suggested that they investigate what happened with those tools, but I was told that we can’t do that. There have also been numerous blatant violations, and whenever I went to report the incidents, my management told me they just didn’t know better, and to not worry about it. I know that they know better, considering I’ve gone over the policy multiple times with these people. When I moved up the chain of command, they just changed the policies. When I try to enforce these, the same excuses are given. So I feel as though I have no purpose at my job, and that every time I attempt to do my job, I am scolded. So anybody have any advice on what to do?

Dusty answers:

You have a few options.

1. Look the other way, and become like your co-workers. Be prepared to take the fall. You’re being set up.

2. Stand up for what you believe is the right thing to do, by bringing it to the attention of the President of the University

3. Find another job.

Lisa asks…

car??? van??? colege?

Ok im in a aprenticeship at the moment and im really struggleing for money to fund a car of van and i need 1 of them to carry tools in as am a carpenter, Im now really down, My grandad is dirty rich but wont help me out unless i pay back with intrest and the boss is starting to complain about picking me up, i do get on the bus as far as i can but i see where hes coming from, if anybody has any idears of what i can do it would really help.

Many thanks

Dusty answers:

You will just have to keep taking the bus. Hope your apprenticeship course includes learning English and spelling.

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Sandra asks…

Are these sentences correct?

Someone in the Boy Scout troop camped near poison ivy and has gotten it all over THEMSELVES

A few of the carpenters had brought tools with THEM

My dog was among the winners in the show that had ITS picture taken

Dusty answers:

The firs sentence is not correct.
The second one is correct.
And the last one is not correct.

Michael asks…

Thank all of you for pointing out how stupid I am because I am interested in how words effect our lives!?

If you are a carpenter, and it does not make any difference to you how you use the tool, that Hammer,then I do not want to buy your house, let alone live in it. Same thing goes for your words. I am interested in talking to people who realize how powerful the words that they speak are. If you are not one of those people, just do not respond. It’s that simple!

Dusty answers:

Huh? You lost me

Sandy asks…

Is this the right time to go self-employed?

im a 23yr old female kitchen fitter/carpenter. I’ve been working with a company since feb, and have picked up laying all types of flooring, do you think i could go it on my own fitting complete kitchens inc, flooring and tiling on my own. I have my own van and tools. or should i wait for things to pick up?
im from the u.k by the way, Wales in fact

Dusty answers:

I’m by no means the right person to ask as financially my own business is not very successful, but i was moved to answer by the bad advice i saw here.

I’m also in the UK. In a way, a recession is the best time to go self-employed because if your business doesn’t fail during a recession it will probably work OK afterwards, so you’d be talking about a quick failure which you could “get out of the way” at a time when you could reasonably explain it away if you need to find employment from a boss in future.

The real reason i’m commenting on your question, though, is this. The person who said word of mouth doesn’t cut it nowadays is completely wrong. Whereas you probably do need to do some advertising, most of my clients come from word of mouth and the main reason i advertise is that my market consists of people who don’t have many contacts themselves, so i have to keep bumping it up, so to speak. I’ve personally tried lots of different kinds of advertising and the only one which has brought me results is the Yellow Pages. Anything else is a waste of money for me. Another thing you have to watch out for is that advertisers in a particular classification can get talked into paying more because everyone else is. If you are in a professional body, i suggest you start off with a corporate ad which mentions you and everyone else in the area, as that’s the best value for money.

You need to impress clients who are in some kind of social network. What’s worked for me is churches, specifically the Jehovah’s Witnesses. If you can find some kind of social group where there are lots of conversations and trust, use that. Other examples might be Freemasons or a local school.

You also need to start off with reliable clients, so you need the contacts before you leave your company. That’s probably obvious. However, don’t try to work for them independently until after you’ve left the company.

Don’t try to grow too quickly either. Make sure you can pay for everything without getting an overdraft. I started my company without any loans at all, and although it means i haven’t made much money, there’s no way anyone can come in and take any of the company’s assets, because i never owe anyone anything past the first thirty days.

Oh yes, another thing. Don’t try to stockpile materials. If you do that and can’t get rid of them because you haven’t got the work, you will end up with your money tied up in useless stock rather than working for you. You need to establish some kind of cycle where you buy an affordable quantity of stuff which you can use up quickly in jobs, purchase a little more with the profit from that and use the rest as drawings. You can tolerate debt up to the thirty day limit, but if you get beyond that you’re in trouble and you will end up a slave to the bank. Please forget about any idea of loans and for goodness’s sake do not try to get a loan secured by a mortgage. Raise money some other way, from your own savings or from friends and family.

When you set your prices, if you go too low it will look like there’s something wrong with your work and people will be suspicious, but if you go too high, obviously people won’t use you unless they don’t realise what the going rate for your services is. Also, look at what people expect to pay for the materials you use if they were to buy them in a DIY shop and undercut the cheapest price you can find, then break your bill down into separate goods and services so they can see you’re doing that. Your competitors may not be the companies around you offering to do the work, but clients who think they can do it for less (even if they can’t, they probably think they are competent), so you need to show them they will save money by using you instead.

Make sure also that you understand what they want to “buy”. For instance, they might be buying convenience rather than the kitchens.

Finally, take everything i say with a pinch of salt. I’ve been running a business for ten years and it’s not financially successful. I make a profit from it but it isn’t enough to live on. This is, however, typical of my line of work and i imagine it isn’t of yours.

Linda asks…

Does negative beliefs cause people to experience negative results?

In recent days I have witnessed several people get tools stolen; two cases involved carpenters where the chain was cut and the gang boxes were taken. One of them, an apprentice lost more tools on this occasion and one other a few months ago than a friend who is an atheist and believes people are inherently good honest and ethical lost in forty years as a carpenter.

These people are zealously religious; I wonder if others have had the experience where it looks as if people with a negative view of humanity suffer extreme personal losses?
Savage serenity:

Inferring? No I am stating a fact; Christians claim that all of humanity is sinners which are a negative assessment and if you need further proof just open your eyes.

Those that deem others evil creates evil by their own philosophy whether there is evil present or not.

Dusty answers:

Negativity breeds negativity.
I was discussing this today with my partner- he read somewhere that someone making negative personal comments about someone is perceived by others as having these same negative characteristics themselves. Makes sense.

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Donald asks…

How to cross two two by fours?

I want to cross two 2x4s so that they are flush. I know i need to mortice (not sure if that’s the correct term) them out equally, but I only have very basic woodworking tools (hand saw, skilsaw, plane, drill.) What’s the best way to do this?

Dusty answers:

Twenty or so passes across each and flake with hammer slick up bottoms use a swanson slide over each pass do both side by side

Chris asks…

I had a dream that I was in a woodworking shop that sold crucifixes, what does it mean?

I was raised catholic mind you. In my dream I walked into a shop that was filled with finished and partially constructed crucifixes (the ones with jesus actually on them). Most were veiled in shadow, but there was one without arms or legs propped up on a workstation with a light on it and some woodworking tools nearby. I approached it and it craned its neck and started to open and close its mouth. I grew frightened and started to back out of the room. As I did this, the rest of the crucifixes started to move and lurch towards me in a startling manner, the ones with arms reaching out to grasp me. I awoke as one began pulling itself off of its cross in order to block my retreat. I don’t usually have dreams this vivid and this one kind of has me spooked. What do you think it means?
Gary gary gary……its cause they do, duh! Its pretty much commonly accepted that dreams are a manifestation of the brains subconscious. Very one dimensional response. Tsk Tsk, thumbs down.
jehovah lover: Until you provide me with empirical evidence to the contrary, I think I’ll stick with the concept that has been accepted by psychologists and psychiatrists throughout the world. Why has it been accepted you ask? Because it has been tested throughout time by observation and experiment. But feel free to stick to your world is flat analogy…which didn’t hold up to any kind of scientific scrutiny and was discarded as a theory.

Dusty answers:

Dreams are your subconscious working. They reveal nothing as predictions, however some shrinks believe they can be certain psychoses manifesting themselves.

Ruth asks…

i want to start a hobby woodworking?

i want to start woodworking, i just wanted to know what tools i should get, and what materials. Also what projects should i do to get better at woodworking.

Dusty answers:

I would say the most important tools are a jig saw, drill, stapler, and sander. A fun project would be a poker table because you would have fun building it and using it. I would also reccommend checking out this site for ideas http://lumberjocks.com/

Laura asks…

need advise on on re-doing woodwork on old singer sewing machine cabinet?

want to re-do the cabinet, the laminite is coming apart. the wood frame appears to be sturdy including the drawer frames. i have most woodworking tools but have never attempted anything this detailed before. would appreciate advise from anyone with this type knowledge Thanks

Dusty answers:

If your referring to the “old” style the one with the foot pedal i had to redo my grandmothers but heres was just the top section or table section

you can either get a solid wood section from a hardware store probly have to order it like solid oak or cherry then measure the old piece and use a roughter to redo the edge work on it sand it smooth and restain and polly coat it

OR
you can get the very thin wood panel’s from like home depot i mean thinner then 1/8 inch
if you do that all you have to do is remove all the pealing area until your at a smooth surface sand it down and use a lamanite type glue and apply the wood panel and use like a rubble rollar to make shure it is apply furmly and get all access glue out etc allow up to 48 hrs to cure then start sanding the edges where the glue came out and then refinish the piece with fresh stain and pollyurothain

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Donald asks…

What to get my Grandpa for Christmas?

Okay, so I’m going Christmas shopping tomorrow, and have no clue what to get my Grandpa. He’s like 74, he’s a carpenter, I usually get him tools. But he has every tool known to man.. Plus, that’s what I get him every year.
He’s like, an alcoholic, but I don’t know if getting him booze would be appropriate. Plus that’s expensive.
He likes to bake a lot, too. But his kitchen isn’t very big and is already full of cooking things.
He doesn’t like sports, either. He watches like, Coronation Street and C.S.I .. So I’m pretty stuck on what to get him?

Dusty answers:

Full season dvds of CSI to watch at his leisure. If that was my favorite tv show, I’d love you lots.

George asks…

Im 13, what should i buy for my family? And more, 10 POINTS!!!?

My budget: 150$ (a portion of years of saving. don’t say I’m spoiled since i don’t even get allowance)
My budget within my mom,dad and brother: 100$ ( i dont wanna spend a lot on the rest)

My dad is a handyman kind of guy, he’s almost 45years old. But he has everything a handyman can have: about 10 toolboxes, carpenter glue, and tons of tools i have never heard of. So tools isn’t gonna do it.

He like to cook, especially with spices! He even cooks waaaaaaaay better then my mom, lol. I was thinking of spices or something, but i have no clue where to get that.
He’s born and raised in Lebanon so he’s used to stuff like Lebanese Coffee. I was searching for that also, with no success.

Now, my mom. She’s also near 45 years old. I thought of a wool scarf. I think it costs around 20 to 30$. Maybe i should buy her scented candles? It comes cheaper and matches with my budget but i bought that last year too. I though of spa but its near 50$ for the cheapest thing. That’s half my budget!

For my older brother (almost 16yrs old) i decided to buy a 1gigabyte memory card for his MP4. But since that doesn’t cost more then 5$, I’m thinking maybe of buying him a video game too? We have a PS2 and he has a brand new laptop of his own.

For my younger cousin (7years old boy), i don’t know what to buy him at all. His parents bought him a telescope so i guess he is into space and rockets. Maybe i should get an illustrated book? But he’s got tons of that at school, it’ll finish in a day.

For my youngest cousin (2 and a half years old girl), that’s where I’m stuck the most. Clothes? She seems to like it, but i don’t know what to get (size isn’t a problem, I’ll ask the mom). I don’t know what she is into.

You dont need to have all 5 to have 10 points cuz im certainly not a 13year old Santa Claus!!!
Its so hard to chose best answer…Each member from my family is a suggestion from a different person. But i decided this:
Brother: 1gig Memory Card + Video Game
(he can watch movies for free)

Mother: Bath Candles + Pedicure

Dad: Spice Rack + maybe Indoor Spice Garden (garlic chives)

Older Cousin: I found a cool shirt from the site the first comment. http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=34922547&ref=cat1_gallery_11

Younger Cousin: a Teddy Bear will do.

And i come with a total of an average of 105$ for all of it! Only 80$ for my mom, dad and brother!!! Thanks so much all of you, im using less money then i expected. I would put thumbs up but im not a high level enough.

Dusty answers:

Youre so thoughtful!! How sweet :)

if your dad like to cook and hes into spices AND hes lebanese I would get him some iranian saffron, or vanilla beans from madigascar. You could also get him some little gifts like gourmet wild rice to go with the saffron- that would be delicious for everyone.

For your mother- nail salons will usually do a manicure and pedicure for $30- thats in budget and you could wrap up the gift card creatively- I am sure she would appreciate a little relaxation and pampering! You could always just do the pedicure, too, if she doesnt get her nails done. All women love pedicures!! If you could learn how to knit or sew i bet your mother would LOVE it if you made her a scarf! Fabric is cheap and she would love to have something so special.

Your brother would love a movie to watch in his new laptop… And there are a lot of good DVDs coming out that are very reasonably priced. If he’s 16 I bet he would love The Hangover or Dark Knight- they were both really popular movies this year. If he likes sci fo or hes a little nerdy I bet he would love the movie “Moon”- its really good! You can ask your parents if the movies are OK, and they are all available on amazon.com- i am sure your mother or father would help you order it!

Your 7-year old cousin could probably use a star map or some cool glow in the dark stars to stick onto his ceiling if he is into astronomy.

As for your baby cousin- you could get some or play doh really cool blocks or a little doll or something. Little kids like anything thats colorful, makes noise, and is fun to play with! Little kids LOVE play doh, its enriching, and its pretty inexpensive.

Ruth asks…

What would you do if?

Ok so i bought my 2 year old daughter a big wooden kitchen set at a community yard sale, one of the volunteers working there was also an employee of the kids playcenter we go to all the time and she and i have become friends.
The kitchen set was solid wood and really cool my daughter was so excited…..but it was pretty worn out so I said this will be great once I paint it, then my friend said she and her man can do it because he is a carpenter and has all the tools

This was 4 weeks ago, it was only supposed to be a couple days so i asked her about it yesterday and she said its still only half done( which was done the first day she had it) and that one part of it was at a friends house finished and the other part is in her backyard and is in a mess….I am so pissed off about the situation because my little girl keeps asking about it and now she even says “its getting painted mommy”,plus i could have done it myself in a day or two but she offered and told me they would make it all nice and pretty.

I tend to over react when it comes to my daughter so I’m just wondering how other parents would feel in this situation and what you would say?

Dusty answers:

You’re not over-reacting at all. Your friend promised to do the job in a couple of days and took way longer. It isn’t worth losing a friendship over, but you’re quite reasonable to want it back.

Just tell her you want to give it back to your daughter and you’ll be round later to pick it up, thank her for the job she’s done so far but you’d like to finish it yourself.

Sandy asks…

My 3 yrs. old son has phobia with spiders and because of this he`s afraid to go to the toilet its been 2 days?

I have a 3 yrs. old son.. He has fear of monsters and he considers spiders as monsters.. we were getting our roof fixed .. he was about to poo and suddenly a very loud sound , the carpenter dropped one of his tools, my 3 yrs old son was so scared , he thought it was a big spider .. Because of that he did not poo at all that day.. Today he was saying “i have to poo , i have to poo” , when we were walking towards the bathroom he stopped , he won`t go in the bathroom so it told him , let`s just use your potty trainer , he refused and went back playing. Yes , I did the calm talk , it didn`t work . What should I do ??

Dusty answers:

The best way to solve this is to stay in the bathroom with him when he sit on the toilet,then he will get the idea there are no spiders around if there is someone with him sing a tune so that he can see you are relaxed about it ,these phobias can last a good while or they could disappear just as quick . He need to be reassured that the bathroom is a safe place. I would go with whatever he requests and hopefully it will go as do most childrens fear of different situations,afterall he is only 3 .

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Sandy asks…

Is there a way to attach crittertrail tubes to a 10 gallon tank?

My rat lives in a tiny 10 gallon tank and I know she is not happy, especially since my idiot ex boyfriend lost her sister in the woods. I however am not allowed to get another one so I figured more space and interesting toys would make her happy. So is there a way that if I got another tank I could run crittertrail tubes (or the big ferret ones when she gets bigger) through the tank to another (I am willing to cut holes through the glass or screen top, but how? I know I could find the right tools my dads a carpenter I’m sure he could help.

Dusty answers:

I’m not sure if you can attach the tubes onto a tank, but you could use a tank topper if your rat doesn’t have enough room. Here’s an example of a tank topper: http://www.amazon.com/Super-Pet-First-Home-Topper/dp/B0006IUL64/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=home-garden&qid=1256358533&sr=8-1

Donna asks…

Who does this for boredom? What is your method?

Travels somewhere ?

Travels really far if really, really bored?

Throws an an expensive and wild party?

Drinks a licorice gin fizz and slides down the banister?

Plays pop the balloons with Fido?

Spies on the Great Lakes squirrel population?

Reads a good detective or spy novel?

Makes a Crackerjack-Black Walnut Sundae?

Puts a cranberry, a green olive and a cherry in the cat’s dish at the regular time to see what happens?

Finally decides to start hang gliding or sky diving lessons?

Gone fishing or turkey hunting?

Collects all the scrap wood pieces, tools and gorilla or carpenter‘s glue and sees what can be done?

Does a watercolor of the fire hydrant and the bush out front, including the pothole in the road?

Wonders if there is something forgotten which needs to be remembered — now! ?

What is YOUR method?

Dusty answers:

Only those cheap ones that u mentioned. We couldnt afford some of these…
Also….sleeeeep! We have this uncanny ability

Mandy asks…

r YOU a TAX expert? help me, a lost student?

Finch Construction Company provides its employees who are carpenters w/all the required tools. However, the company believes that this has led to some employees not taking care of the tools and to the mysterious disappearance of some of the tools. the Company is considering requiring all of its employees to provide their own tools. Employee’s salaries would be increased by $1,500 to compensate for their addt’l costs.

Write a letter to Finch’s managment explaining the tax consequences of this plan to the carpenters.

Dusty answers:

There would be no tax consequences, because the employees who get the 1500 increase in salary would be able to save receipts for those tools and deduct the 1500 back off their salary as “work related expenses.” Therefore it would not affect their income tax.

The only way it could affect it is if they don’t save receipts, or don’t buy 1500 worth of tools that year. It is just more hassle to the carpenters to do it this way, but doesn’t affect them financially.

Carol asks…

Can I get some help of what to get for my geometry homework?

Ok I have a scavenger Hunt for ENRICHED Geometry and I would like to know what Can I use for these 6 items? I only need 3 but some are kinda hard of what to use.

1. A cooking utensil that has 2 hemispheres.
2. A cylindrical storage container containing a hexagonal Prism.
3. An object that has a Rotational symmetry but no reflectional symmetry.
4. a carpenters measuring tool with English units, or Metric Units.(not both)
5. an abacus or slide rule. (No clue what these are)
6. an object with reflectional symmetry from a Non-European culture.

Thanks if you guys can help.

Dusty answers:

SI (metric) prefixes:

k (kilo) = x1000 = e3
M (Mega) = x1000000 = e6
G (Giga) = x1000000000 = e9
T (Tera) = x1000000000000 = e12
P (Peta) = x1000000000000000 = e15
E (Exa) = x1000000000000000000 = e18
Z (Zetta) = x1000000000000000000000 = e21

d (deci) = /10 = e-1
c (cent) = /100 = e-2
m (milli) = /1000 = e-3
µ (micro) = /1000000 = e-6
n (nano) = /1000000000 = e-9
p (pico) = /1000000000000 = e-12
f (femto) = /1000000000000000 = e-15

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metric_pref…

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Sharon asks…

Which of these jobs would you prefer if you had the choice? And why?

Ok im starting tech school in the summer, and there arent too many things to choose from. I want to start a career in something that i like and also pays good. But i cant decide.If you can please tell me wich job you would prefer and weigh the pros and cons for me please. This is very important to me. The careers im going to choose from are
1. Graphic engineering
2.Welder
3. Web designer
4.major in business
5.criminal justice
6.machine tool
7.construction management
8.carpentry
These are not in any specific order.
These are just some of my choices out of the careers my school has to offer.Please help me with the pros and cons.

Dusty answers:

1 and 3 are probably the safest choices. The internet and graphical media aren’t leaving any time soon, so demand for those will always exist.

2, 6 and 8 are all respectable trades. Trade work is another thing that the world will always need, and it can pay very well if you advance through the levels and have the skills to do well.

So, I think if you’re looking for non-trade jobs, 1 and 3 are the best. If you’d rather do trade work, then carpentry and welding are always fine choices.

Charles asks…

What type of tool did Jesus have?

How old was he when Joseph gave him his first Tooling session and showed him how to knock up his first Pine dresser?

Why did Jesus bother learning Carpentry when he could have just magicked furniture?

What Jeez think of IKEA crap if he could see it?

Dusty answers:

Get your head out of your sphincter then talk

George asks…

Are there any ladies out there that enjoy wood….?

working? I like to do a little carpentry work on the weekends but I never see any women enjoying it. Its very relaxing.

I like gaining more experience with my tool.

Society & Culture > Holidays > Valentine’s Day

Dusty answers:

I’ve been thinking about starting to work with wood, i like working with newspaper and make things out of paper mache’. I make flowers, and some characters for halloween. I would love to try working wood, and now that i know it can be relaxing i will try it, thanks.

Daniel asks…

How can I get my husband to take me seriously?

A few years back when I was married to my ex husband, our house burnt down and we had to rebuild from nothing. My ex showed me how to use every tool known to mankind, and taught me a lot, from running electrical, to plumbing, to carpentry skills, and I think for a woman I’m pretty handy with a saw. Now I’m married to this guy that I love immensely, but he doesn’t think I’m capable of doing anything around the house. We are in the process of remodeling the bathroom, and he had to strip it down to the floor joists because the floor was rotted out. I want to jump in there and help, because I live for home improvement and I have some really good ideas, but everytime I try to help he says, just be quiet and go sit down, or go in the kitchen and look pretty. I HATE THAT. If he would just listen to me I know what I’m talking about, meanwhile he stands around with his brother (who’s helping him) and discuss for hours how to do something, then end up doing exactly what I would have told him to do in the first place if he had just listened to me. I hate being treated like the pretty little woman who can’t do anything but cook and clean and look pretty. He says it’s not that he thinks I’m not capable, he doesn’t want me to get hurt. How do I convince him that I’ve done more carpentry work than he ever has, and have even done roofing with the guys and I won’t get hurt?
How am I being controlling-this is OUR project, not just his. It’s my house too.

Dusty answers:

Compromise is the key to a successful marriage. I make suggestions and my husband implements them if they are sensible to him. He is a carpenter and I am the designer. We are a match made in heaven. You should do the decorating but first draw the plans that you want to implement, hand them to him and then discuss the practicalities and the applications that should be done so you are both in agreement on how to proceed. It is a joint project and you should have some say in the process.

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