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Paul asks…

How can I find plans for a harp guitar or acoustic guitar?

I’ve been playing guitar for about 3 years and have gotten pretty good at it. I recently became interested in the playing the harp, but unfortunately I can’t afford to pay thousands of dollars for one. I heard about harp guitars which sound like a perfect alternative to getting a harp because not only would it be cheaper, it’s also a lot easier to carry around, and would allow me to play guitar as well. However, no local music stores sell harp guitars, and the only ones I could find online cost thousands of dollars, and as with the harp I can’t afford to pay that much for it.

That’s why, instead of buying a harp guitar I’d like to try to make one. I’m sure it will be difficult and it might not turn out that well, but it seems like it would be worth a shot and would be fun to do. I’m not very experienced with woodworking, but if I have trouble my dad is very experienced with it and I’m sure he would be able to help me out. He also has a very vast collection of tools that he’d allow me to use.

Where can I find some plans for a harp guitar? If I’m unable to find any I might be able to make some by modifying plans for an acoustic guitar, I would much prefer to find harp guitar plans though. I’ve noticed that there are many videos on youtube that show someone building an acoustic guitar, and there are even a few videos of people making harp guitars. I can also probably find plenty of information on how to make an acoustic guitar online. Unfortunately that probably won’t be enough so I need some plans so I know what parts I need to make, the proper dimensions for all of the parts, and the best type of wood to use for each part.

Also, how expensive will it be to make a harp guitar? Wood probably won’t be a problem for me because I have a lot and it won’t be too much to get more, although i suppose it could if I need to use a more expensive type. I’d like to make one that would look a lot like this: http://www.bkahn.us/hg.htm with somewhere around 20 strings. How much would it cost for all of the tuning pegs, frets, bridge, levers, and saddle? I know I could get guitar strings for the guitar part of the harp guitar, but what sort of strings would I use for the rest and how much would it be to get those?

Dusty answers:

The Guild of American Luthiers have plans for sale for harp guitar as well as a host of other instruments. The plans cost in the region of $30
http://www.luth.org/plans/harp.htm#plan7

Maria asks…

For Woodworkers. Can I use tenon cutters with a portable drill?

My husband just purchased a 12 Volt DeWalt DC759 portable drill – 1/2″ VSR. Must have two speeds as it states 0-450/min 0-1500/min RPM.
I would like to know if it is possible to use tenon cutters ( 1″ and 2″ sizes) with this drill. Same goes for the 1″ and 2″ frostner bits. All of the cutters state “use with electric drill” I’m hoping a portable qualifies.
If yes, will it run my (I mean his!) drill down really quickly?
If no, what about an impact gun? 7.5A 1/2′ square drive, 2100 RPM.
And finally last resort, anyone have any experience using the hand cranked ol’ fashioned type drills? I’ve seen one at Lee Valley Tools that is supposed to do the job.
FYI: I’m looking to try my hand at making a few pieces of rustic furniture – as well as some railing for the cabin’s loft. Please note, I have zero woodworking experience, this will be learning experience for me. THANK-YOU!!!

Dusty answers:

Yep have a 1/2 vsr i use to cut tendons but a 2 ” might give you a fit, i cut mine at 3/4 ”
are you building beds? They take a 2″ chairs take 3/4″
a electric drill will give you more torque
yes a hand drill or auger will work with bits thats how they use to drill holes,

Mary asks…

How can I tell if I need new floor boards and joists?

I recently inherited my grandmother’s home, which is in disrepair, I’m planning on doing most of the work myself, and have some experience in woodworking and carpentry. The house is 900sq ft, and was built sometime in the mid-fifties in memphis, tn. I’m fairly certain no work has been done on the joists since it was built though my uncle did a little bit of work on the floorboards about 10 years ago, I haven’t inspected, but my father seems to believe the floor joists need replacing; I don’t think there’s been any water damage, but I can’t be certain. I plan on replacing all the drywall and some of the plywood floorboards, would I be able to completely clear the flooring off a room and just pull the joists out and replace them with similarly sized boards one by one, or would I have to use a special tool of some sort to support the walls and ceiling?

Dusty answers:

Except for the “structural engineer” (which I have the utmost respect for) I agree with Jeff. Any decent home inspector (especially an ASHI member) can determine the structural condition of your joists, as can a contractor (though the contractor may be a bit biased if he needs work). Span tables are readily available which designate joist sizing.

It is normally not a good idea to remove all of your floor joists at one time as they may be tying your walls together, thus a building pro should evaluate. There is seldom a reason to remove floor joists as it is time consuming, can be difficult and even dangerous. The most common practice is to “sister” or “scab” another joist along side the joists that are sagging, cracked, undersized or otherwise damaged.

Good luck to you.

Thomas asks…

I would like step-by-step instructions on making a VERY LARGE cork bulletin board.?

Please- no suggestions about where to buy one (I am making this about 6′ square, it simply has to be custom). Please, no suggestions about knitting a felted square, or making a fabric-covered ribbon board (this is not for a 6 year old girl’s bedroom). Please, no suggestions about a decorative wine cork thingy- this is not for kitchen decor. I specifically want to use cork, so please no suggestions about using fuzzboard or steel and magnets, or whatever. I would appreciate some serious answers here from crafty/woodworking people! We do have a decent amount of tools in our home, although nothing large and permanent like a table saw or jigsaw! Thank you!
Again, I would like step-by-step instructions. I know that you can buy self-stick 12×12 cork tiles. Not helpful. “Just make a frame and get a backing”= not helpful because it doesn’t answer the question H O W? There are businesses that do nothing but framing- why? There must be more to making a frame than just “making a frame”- you know, like instructions. What do I use for backing? How do I affix it to the frame? Or do I only attach it to the cork? Etc etc…

Dusty answers:

You can purchase 12″ x 12″ cork tiles. They usually come with a sticky peel of back or double stick tape. You can just stick them directly to a wall or purchase molding to make a frame and a piece of plywood or masonite and make a back panel. Sticking directly to a wall is not a great idea if you decide to remodel in the future. You can find these tiles on-line or at most home centers and larger hardware stores.

Http://www.buyhardwaresupplies.com/?t=5&m=9&itemNumber=59701

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Paul asks…

What kind of tool should I use?

I am trying to make this nail go into the piece of wood but I can’t figure out how to do it. I tried a screwdriver and that was shit and the shovel wasn’t that great either. I am thinking about a measuring tape?? Lol and they say Jesus is a carpenter.

Dusty answers:

Try to borrow a black powder rifle, load it with about 200 grains of fff, and then the nail, pack it tightly with cotton, and aim.

Mark K: your idea is right except you failed to tell him to be sure and get a “metric” wrench, a necessity in this case.

Robert asks…

Carpenters in Myrtle Beach, SC want to take on a small side job soon?

I would like an addition added to my entry porch. Aprox 6′ x 8′ with full width steps and tin roof. Any one care to supply the brawn and tools for this undertaking — if I promise to stay out of the way!?! Oh, cash job.
Location = Longs, near Red Bluff

Dusty answers:

Check your local newspaper for handymen. Make sure that the person you hire is licensed. Also you may need a building permit from your township.

Ruth asks…

What should I get my hubby for Valentines day?

He is a carpenter and I don’t want to get him tools!

Dusty answers:

I don’t know of anything a guy likes better than a good back, and maybe foot rub and a booklet of certificates for pleasurable things you can do for him. Get creative, enjoy! You can make the coupons on the computer, or even buy them in a card store.

Have fun, Enjoy!!

Thomas asks…

Is the Ryobi Blue electric 750w planer any good.?

I’m a carpenter and just had some of my power tools nicked.I had the 4mm dewalt before but can’t be laying out £200.00 out for a new one. The Ryobi is 750w which is powerful and only £75 quid. Any ideas? And it must be 110v.

Dusty answers:

I dont use a planer, but I have a number of Ryobi power tools (drills, angle grinder, jig saw etc) and have found all of them to be O/K and good value for money.

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Ken asks…

What kind of tool is this?

It has two pieces, is made of cast iron, is painted black, and has spots of rust. I do not know if it is missing parts or not. It came in a toolbox from a garage sale from a man who used to make keys, although his abundance of woodworking tools tells me he worked in other areas as well. Provided below is a link to some pictures of the tool on Flickr:

Unknown Tool

I have added two pictures to Flickr that show the length of the tool, and opposite it is a handle for a metal file. The tool (or handle, I am unsure), is roughly 7 inches in length. I originally thought it was a frame in which to hold files and raps; however, the tool is loose and can be split into two parts, and the opening mouth is not adjustable. Again, I do not know if there are parts missing.

Dusty answers:

In the UK we know it as a Fisherman’s Creel or iron basket.

Michael asks…

Woodworking question: Using a jointer. I know I would be better served with a planer, but….?

Here is my situation:

I have about 300sqft of oak flooring. It was pulled up from an existing home (victim of imminent domain). Therefore, it has a varnish or urethane coating. I am trying to shave off a 1/16″ or so to get rid of the existing finish.

The planks of hardwood flooring are the standard 2″ wide and vary in length from 2 ft up to 14 ft.

I know a planer would be a perfect tool to shave the wood. However, I don’t have one, nor do I want to spend $300+ on one for this one project. I am able to borrow a jointer from someone to help me along.

Any tips, advice, pointers?

Anyone have experience using a jointer?

Dusty answers:

If you are planning on reinstalling the timber as a floor, then leave the varnish on, reinstall the floor (maybe a rebating plane – hand or power can remove the varnish from the tongues and grooves) then have it sanded and polished after it is installed.
If you machine it now then install it, you are still going to need to sand it to take out any proud edges and you don’t want to take off too much timber.
If you just want to have some nice timber to use ‘some day’ then maybe a coarse grit belt sander across the grain then a fine one along it will work (you also need time with this option), although this could cause rounding on the edges…
Or maybe bite the bullet and buy a thicknesser/bench planer… Or look into hiring one? A thicknesser would be a better option if you are going to reuse it as a floor, this will give you a precise thickness across your pack of timber, a power planer may leave little grooves (as a result of only having 2 blades) and will need to be sanded after.

Linda asks…

Cabinet refinishing book recomendation?

I want to refinish my cabinets my self. I have little to no woodworking experience. I am an experienced electrician though, so i have no problems with basic hand tools or tasks.

What is a good book series to use. One with diagrams and step-by-step instructions is appreciated.

Dusty answers:

If you have a Lowe’s or Home Depot near by…they have hundreds of How To Books.

Daniel asks…

cabinet refinishing book recomendation?

I want to refinish my cabinets my self. I have little to no woodworking experience. I am an experienced electrician though, so i have no problems with basic hand tools or tasks.

What is a good book series to use. One with diagrams and step-by-step instructions is appreciated.

Dusty answers:

I agree with the contractor above about the process and that there are literally thousands of books to choose from. But, I really think the Sunset books are about the most useful because they provide materials lists, diagrams and photographs, troubleshooting when problems ocurr and are very detail oriented. You find them near the front of the store in both Lowes and Home Depot.

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Charles asks…

My step-dad just left us. How can I make my mom feel better?

He took all his stuff at 6am and hasn’t been back since. He took his boat, clothes, tools (he’s a carpenter) and hygiene stuff. We don’t know when he’ll be back or if he will be. I don’t even know how my mom is feeling. She seems fine but I think she’s faking because it must be hard having your husband leave you. How can I make her feel better?

Dusty answers:

Tell her the only love she needs if from her children.

George asks…

What to make of this religious bumper sticker?

A white Ford F-150 with a tool box in the bed and ladders on the side pulls in front of me at the light. I notice a bumper sticker that says, “My Boss is a Jewish Carpenter” and another one with a number to call to report bad driving. The light turns green and I switch lanes and pull up next to the truck. On the doors is painted, “Fishbein Construction”.

Dusty answers:

Maybe the boss put both stickers on there.

Mary asks…

Want to renovate an old cottage, where can I learn some pointers?

Hi, thinking of buying an old country cottage made of stone and wood that needs wall and floor renovation. I’m not bad with the tools, but was wondering are there any DIY books or videos to help me save a few bucks instead of calling in carpenters and masons?
Thanks for all references.

Dusty answers:

Believe it or not youtube have many self help vid’s that will give you good tips and you could sign up for some volunteer project around your town/city which involve what you need to know. A couple of days labor could be worth a life time of knowledge

Chris asks…

why can’t i save in the tools menu?

there is no save button . i can’t send e-mail so i’m trying to change port 25 to 587 i’ve spent alot of time trying to send e-mail but no go. its driving me crazy . please help i’m a carpenter not to good with computers thanks www.framer_tuff@yahoo.com

Dusty answers:

Sounds like you are trying to setup MS Outlook or Outlook Express.
Contact your internet supplier. They will supply you, & guide you through, with IMAP or POP3 account settings.

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Daniel asks…

Is the Yahoo tool bar a good place to hang out and meet carpenters?

Should I wear my tool belt?

Dusty answers:

Old Chinese Sage says:

Yahoo Bar have too many geeks.

For carpenters, find good wooden bar, and bring sandpaper to avoid slivers.

(There is an old, very bad, very dirty, Pinocchio joke about wood, sandpaper and slivers. But I know you are all much too sophisticated here at Y/A to want to hear it. Still, you may be able to search for the proper question….)

George asks…

which word completes the sentence?

The ____ has been stolen from their unlocked trucks, so they all had to buy new ones.
a-carpenter‘s tools
b-carpenters tools
c- carpenters’ tools

Dusty answers:

C- carpenters’ tools

because carpenters is plural (‘from their unlocked trucks’) so the apostrophe goes after the s :)

Betty asks…

What do you buy your husband for your anniversary?

i always buy tools cause hes a carpenter but i want to get him something else this year, What do you buy them?

Dusty answers:

I bought him a photo album for our first anniversary. Every year I add a new picture of us together into the album. It’s nice to look through it each year and see how we have changed over the years and how long we have been together. He always looks forward to seeing which picture I have added.

Laura asks…

What category of business expenses for parts which you need to keep on hand.?

Carpenters need a supply of screws and nails and things which you need occasionally but don’t use up all at once. This can add up to thousands of dollars of stuff. Are these in the same category as tools? How do I deduct these?

Dusty answers:

Claim them on schedule C line 22 – supplies not included in part II

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Nancy asks…

How do Carpenters Keep Projects Level Over Roughly 100 Feet?

Over the past few decades, what techniques have carpenters used to keep homes and other buildings level over say 50 to 100 feet?

Would it be correct to assume that bubble levels can lead a project to be off by several inches over 50 or so feet?

(I realize that new lazer tools have dramatically increased accuracy in recent years.)

Dusty answers:

A simple water level can establish level over enormous distances. The only factor is the length of hose you use.

Jenny asks…

carpenters? best tool to get framing nails out of a 2 X 4?

have to separate two 2 X 4′s that are nailed together with 3″ framing nails, i have a lot to remove, i have a short cat’s paw, what’s better?

Dusty answers:

If you want to reuse 2×4′s and they are heavily nailed, you will have to use a good sharp cats paw. A crowbar will just destroy them

Charles asks…

I AM GOING TO ENTER TJ FROM SAN YSIDRO WITH LUGGAGE OF TOOLS .FLY TJ TO CANCUN WHAT DO I EXPECT?

OK I AM MOVING TO CANCUN. I AM A CARPENTER AND WILL BE WALKING THRU SAN YIRIDO BOARDER WITH TWO LARGE SUITCASES FULL OF TOOLS APP 800.00 DOLLARS WORTH AND TAKING A FLIGHT FROM TJ AIRPORT TO CANCUN ON THE 24TH WHAT DO I EXPECT AT BOARDER CROSSING DOES ANYONE KNOW PLEASE HELP.

Dusty answers:

Aside from SHOUTING at us. You have left a few things out . Are you Mexican? Are you American? What is the nature an purpose of your vist. If the airline takes you , they are responsible for the cost of returning you.
If and when you get to Cancun you will have some Splanin to do. You can Not do anything renumerable while in Mexico on a Tourist Permit if you are a foreigner.
If you get a red light and your luggage searched you will have even more Splanin to do.
Never listen to that Jim guy!!

Carol asks…

can a school take a professional’s tools away?

like a plumber’s wrench, a carpenter‘s saw, or a electrician’s knife. Anything that could be a “weapon”

Dusty answers:

Yes,we are expected to have the common sense not to bring weapons to school.regardless,if they are professional or not.
One of my peers was expelled from my community college,for bringing a big knife-it was for cutting a cake we brought for a potluck,for class.our instructor warned us not to bring knives and to precut things,but she did not heed his warning.he didnt turn her in,someone else saw it ,and reported her to campus police.

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Charles asks…

Help capitalizing/constructing a title for an enlgish essay?

A Carpenter is Only as Good as his Tools, or is He

this is my title, its supposed to be in MLA format, is this correct, how can I fix it?

Dusty answers:

Well, you could probably say something like “Is a Carpenter Really Only as Good as His Tools?” Without the quotes, of course. :)

William asks…

I am a cancer survivor and need help to pay for my treatments. I am retired and 69 years old. where can I get?

help? Can I get a job some place? I am a fully equipped carpenter with air tools and all. Please give me advice!

Dusty answers:

Hank is another victim of American healthcare! Looking for work at 69, live the dream!

Maria asks…

Is it true that cops rub their butts after their shift, due to their “tool belt” causing discomfort?

Husband who is a carpenter, took his tool belt off the other evening, and started rubbing his butt.
I asked him what he was doing, and he said all carpenters do this. I had a visual of cops all around the world doing this after their shifts.

Dusty answers:

Haha never heard of it referred to a tool belt for police officer.

I don’t know about rubbing our butts. Carpenter’s belts hang lower and they spend a whole lot more time sitting, crouching, and laying than we do.

Many police officers end up with lower back problems from their gun belts. Sitting on all that gear is never good. That is why we are encouraged to carry a minimum on our back and the majority to the front or sides. Not to mention if you end up on the ground, falling on it can injure you badly.

Unfortunately, that’s not really an option for us small-waisted people. If you only have so much room on your belt, it’s got to fit somewhere, so I see a chiropractor regularly.

Donna asks…

Men what would you prefer for Christmas?

Ok my husband is a carpenter and it’s about time his tools were updated, henloves getting new tools too.

However I know he really wants an iPhone.

So I have been looking around and found an iPhone for 800 but for 300 more I can get him a combo kit of 6 power tools in the brand he uses for work.

I can afford to spend the bit more on the tools for him but I can’t afford to get both.

Dusty answers:

You know Christmas isn’t about money or material things. Its about being together and sharing love.

I’d say one of the most important things for him, probably though you know him better, is to know you love him without a cell phone or tools.

If he’s a really good guy, a nice night of happy times and intimacy might just be as good as a phone and or tools.

Honestly, you can see what he needs, ask him if you like. But really if you’re going to really give him something special, well love’s the most valuable thing you can give him.

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Robert asks…

Whrer to get Kreg woodworking tools?

where to find Kreg woodworking jegs

Dusty answers:

Rockler.com
It is the best online source for Kreg products.

Susan asks…

woodworking tools in Jesus time?

Where can I find drawings and descriptions ?

Dusty answers:

Http://www.dartmouth.edu/~rogerulrich/tools_woodworking.html

Donna asks…

How many boxes of tools can a man own before he’s considered obsessive?

I have my big woodworking tool box, my wrench box, my painting box and two of those Army Surplus ammo cans filled with assorted hinges, rollers and other hardware. I’ve seen some guys garages, I really don’t think I’m bad at all at this point.
And the miter box and the case that the cordless drill is in – almost forgot about those.

Dusty answers:

Your tool collection is a blip on the radar of my husband’s tool collection. It spans two floors.

Laura asks…

What are the tools needed for woodworking?

Dusty answers:

Wood is a good start.

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Laura asks…

What kind of tool do I need for woodworking?

I don’t know anything. That being said, I’m looking for a powered blade that I can use while doing woodwork. I need to be able to turn the blade while cutting. It’s not for anything intricate at all, and I don’t have much money.

Thanks.

Dusty answers:

The Dremel is a great tool that I use for all sorts of projects. It is very easy to control and can turn in just about any way you can turn your wrist.

It isn’t for sawing planks or thick boards (ie 2x4s) but it is great for sculpting anything or cutting thinner woods to specific shapes.

The review below is of one of the more expensive kits and the other link is to one of the kits on amazon.com (about $90) but you can find kits for much less than that if that is out of your buget

Lizzie asks…

Is there much of a demand for wooden boat carpenters in Alaska?

I remember when I was up there years ago most of the boats were pretty utilitarian and metal.
Down here in the lower 48 there are quite a few ‘snob’ boats that wanted trick woodwork, somehow I found a niche in this market.
Is there much of a demand for trick boat woodwork up there?
Juneau more so than Anchorage? Ketchikan?
I’ve had it with the lower 48 and I’m wondering where my chances might be best.
I’m a jack of many trades, but it would be nice to put my woodworking tools to use up there.
Thanks for any suggestions.

Dusty answers:

The few wooden boats are older commercial fishing boats and some sailing craft, so you would likely be replacing planking,etc. Not sure if you could make a living at it. Some people take their boats to the shipyards at Port Townsend, WA in the winter for maintenance. Anchorage does not have a harbor–sea ice in winter. Seward, Homer have harbors. Also, Kodiak, Ketchikan, Juneau, Sitka.
As you know, with the economy, people aren’t putting money into custom work right now, whether it’s cabinetry, custom furniture or work for shipwrights. When housing picks up, you might be able to do some custom finish work. Your best bet might be to see if you can find a gig restoring a building or vessel that’s on the National Historic Register. Keep a portfolio of your past work to show prospective clients.

Chris asks…

what is the difference (in appearance) between a masonry drill bit and a woodworking drill bit.?

I am putting up a tool rack on a solid block wall. Have a variety of drill bits but don’t know whether they are for woodworking or for masonary. Its taking a long time to drill even 1 hole. Any advice would be appreciated – I am using a hammer type power drill.

Dusty answers:

The masonry bit has a harden cutting tip. The tip is bigger than the bit size itself. With a hammer drill and the correct bit you should have it done in no time.
Here is a link that has more details: http://www.diydata.com/tool/drillbits/drillbits.php

Hope this helps

William asks…

Has anyone ever made their own baby toys, or had them custom-made?

My SO is quite crafty, and we have a basement full of saws, sanders, and various woodworking tools.

I thought it would be a fun project to try and make some toys for our baby (6 mos.). Has anyone tried this, or have any info about it?

How would I know if the materials/paints were safe? Anything to specifically avoid using?

Dusty answers:

Http://www.make-baby-stuff.com/homemade-toys.html

http://www.thriftyfun.com/Make%20Your%20Own_Toys_629_657.html

http://www.topbabypages.com/ezinearticles/ActivitiesforPreschoolers.html

http://www.make-your-own-baby-stuff.com/make-baby-toys.html

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Helen asks…

How is the size of a house related to the amount of wood used to build it?

i have a math project so ineed to know that and
what different types of wood are needed for cabinets, floors and roofs?
what tools do carpenters use to make these items?

Dusty answers:

The amount of wood used to build a house is roughly proportional to its floor area. Therefore, a house that’s twice another’s size will have 4 times the amount of wood, approximately.

Lumber used to frame a house is generally softwoods such as fir or hemlock, although pine and spruce are sometimes used.

Hardwoods such as maple, oak, and cherry generally make up the finished products used in a house such as flooring and cabinets.

Most trim moldings now use medium density fiberboard (MDF), although that material does have a tendancy to absorb water and distort unless properly sealed; its main advantage is uniform paintability.

Sheet products such as plywood and oriented strandboard (OSB) are used for wall, roof, and floor underlayments.

Carpenters use a wide assortment of tools for construction including, but not limited to, radial arm saws, table saws, miter (chop) saws, skillsaws, hand saws, drills, pnuematic nail guns, hammers, tape measures, carpenter’s squares, etc., etc. A carpenter can never have too many or too large an assortment of tools. Each has a specific function that makes their work faster and more accurate.

Daniel asks…

will i find work as a qualified carpenter in australia, i have 5 years experience?

going to australia perth in may on a whv, i know i need to get my white card and tax file number, but would it be worth humfing my tools everywhere if im not likely to find work, any input will be most appreciated
basically are carpenters in as much demand as you hear about

Dusty answers:

If you were prepared to go to towns in the country, away from the metro areas of bigger cities you would get heaps of work.

A friend of mine is a carpenter & he is working for Rio Tinto, out from Karratha in WA’s north….as a maintenace worker at the minesites & rail lines. Not the general run of the mill carpentry but making heaps of money.

Small country towns, especially in growing area, are crying out for tradesmen…so if you are handy at renovations etc there is work everywhere — it’s just that most don’t want to be away from the big cities & the night life.

Linda asks…

which fits the blank best to complete the sentence?

The ____ has been stolen from their unlocked trucks, so they all had to buy new ones.
a-carpenter‘s tools
b-carpenters tools
c- carpenters’ tools

Dusty answers:

C). The fact that the sentence says “they” means it’s referring to plural (IE more than one) carpenters.

When you pluralise a noun and then indicate possession (with an apostrophe) it goes after the S, eg: carpenters’ tools. So it has to be C).

James asks…

how can i make a hockey stick out of leftovers?

i went to a leafs game and players stick broke and i got the blade ( it was a full composite stick… not a 2 piece). i have a wooden stick shaft because i sawed off the blade. i want to make the wooden shaft to stick into the composite blade… but i cant figure out how to skin down the bottom of the wooden shaft, how can i do that

PS i am no carpenter ( no major tools)

Dusty answers:

You can’t……. Sorry.

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