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Richard asks…

Separating with fiancé do you think it’s right to ask him to repay me?

My fiancé of 5 years and I are separating we have 2 children a 4 month old and a 19 month old I received a compensation payout 4 years ago when we were dating and I used 145000 of it as a deposit on our home which we sold we ended up getting 100000 back and last year I compromised and spent 10000 on my car and 30000 on his as he is a carpenter and was setting up to be self employed u also spent about 15000 for his trailer and tools I had also previously paid out his 12000 and 10000 car loans he has just started being self employed but now we are separating and part of me feels as though he should repay some of this as he will no longer be supporting us and has a great car and all his tools for work and no loan where most people would when I have an average car and no longer any savings as I invested pretty much all of it in him :( do you think I am horrible as I intend to ask him to repay 200 a fortnight over the next 4 years so that he eventually repays me 20000? I would like to put 5000 in a trust account for each of our children and have 10000 to be saved so I can hopefully look at buying a home down the track when I can start/finish uni and stet working again. Please if you feel it’s not right do not be hurtful emotionally I can’t handle it I would just like some constructive advice thanks in advance :)

Denny answers:

It wouldn’t hurt to ask/seek repayment. But let it be a lesson to you to not ever do something like that again, unless of course you are married and will be entitled half of it anyways ;) Good luck hun.

Donald asks…

Why didn’t Jesus do this?????

Many Christians on here have said that Jesus and God are the same spirit, the same thing. If this is the case, then Jesus was all knowing, and all powerful. From what I understand, the Bible supports this because of the miracles he preforms, along with the knowledge of the people around him and his own death.

I would then have to imagine a God like this, that is walking Earth to save souls and better people’s lives, wouldn’t do it a the extremely small way that he did.

Why didn’t Jesus not only speak of God, and how to live your life through God, teach us some things about Math, Science, Culture. Why didn’t he teach knowledge to the farmers, teach them new ideas of farming, new tools. Why not teach them the REAL world on which they lived? He was a carpenter right? Why not teach people to build easy buildings with structures that could only be destroyed by God with the materials at hand? Why not teach them things in medicine or health like bacteria. Certainly he could have told them not to go to the bathroom in the rivers they drank from.Overall, why not give them practical things besides a religious belief to help better their lives.

I just think that if peoples’ lives were better in those aspects, they would be happier, less likely to sin, and therefore more people would go to God for eternity. Why not do that for every single person? He had the power, the knowledge.

Help the world and give everyone an equal chance, or spit in people’s eyes one face at a time? I just don’t understand.

Denny answers:

His purpose was to further His Fathers Kingdom, not mankind’s.

Ken asks…

Building an electric guitar in wood shop?

I was wondering if anyone had ever tried to make a guitar in high school wood shop. I’m just talking about the basic components not all electronics or paint job. Do you think it’s possible in one semester? Do you suggest avoiding it all together to prevent enormous failure? haha. Please help. My dad is a carpenter and I help out all of the time so I know quite a bit about construction and tools if that’s any advantage. I want to make my own Les Paul right now because I won’t be able to afford my own Gibby until after this summer of working, I don’t need any information on how to build one, just how long it would take.

Denny answers:

Took me 6 months

Sharon asks…

How Do i Get all the mexicans standing outside oF Homedepot deported?

Im A carpenter and have had a hard time looking for work do to the fact that a guy from homedepot will do the work for less than Half. He doesnt have a mortgage, car payment, taxes taken out of his check, he doesnt have to show up to work every day because he just shows up when he wants work, He doesnt have to maintain a s#it load of tools, people are willing to give theese guys a screwdriver and a hammer for the day..Because of those beaners @ Home Depot i have to sell myself for less or collect unemployment.

My solution to this problem is Get the illegals @ home depot deported so that people will have to pay full wages for professional work..They dont even know what a 2×4 is…and their building houses out here …all their work is as illegal as they are and im sick of it… so please tell me how do i kick theese mother phuckers out..

Denny answers:

Just yell out the migra is coming !!!

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Joseph asks…

We know Jimmy Carter was better than Reagan, but was he better than Jesus?

Jimmy Carter is a man of Jesus. In fact, he is better than Jesus because he does not lie to people. Jesus is well known to have boasted to be a carpenter. Funny thing about Jesus is that there is not one story in the Bible that says he was a carpenter. Not one. Zero. Zilch. Jimmy Carter builds houses with his bare hands for people in need. There is not any evidence in the Bible that Jesus built any thing, not even hanging a shelf or building a dollhouse. Carter is a man that knows his way around tools, clearly a skilled builder familiar on how to use a hammer and nails. Jesus was a man that lied to people; he clearly wanted to be his dad Joseph who actually was a carpenter. Sadly, the only exposure Jesus had to a hammer and nails was at the end of his life when the Romans were driving nails through his body on the cross. The irony of it all is that is this is probably the moment Christ learned how a hammer worked.

Denny answers:

Ha ha. Funny story.

Susan asks…

Are these the right tiling supplies for my bathtub surround?

Hey guys, finally did some research and went ahead and bought all my supplies from my local Lowe’s. Before I went ahead and started tiling my bathtub surround, I figured I would at least list out my tools and materials in case there is anything I bought that I shouldn’t use or if there is something major that I am missing since this is my very first time tiling (sorry for the long post). I appreciate your help greatly. If you don’t mind I’m going to list them out for you to see and if anyone has any suggestions, feel free. The area I will be tiling is about 70 square feet.

I do have 2 quick questions about cement board as well. I have heard some people use silicone in between all the joints of the cement board, then use the cb tape and thinset over the silicone to improve moisture containment. Is this okay to do?

Also, when putting up my cbu’s, do I put them in front of my tub flange and have them sit 1/4 inch above the tub by using 1/4 inch shims? The purpose of this is to then silicone the 1/4 inch gap, which will allow for tub expansion. Or do I have the cbu’s sit directly on top of the flange, but then let the tile hang lower towards the tub with 1/4 inch gap? I have heard both and don’t know which one is better or more recommended.

But anyways, here are the supplies. This should be my last post until I finish (unless I run into problems), then I’ll post pics of the end result

1) Whitish tile with some beige (about $1.49 per tile). They are porcelain (called capri classic) and are 12 x 12. Also got the decorative trim porcelain 4 X 12′s to go across the tiles horizontally at one point to make the tiles “pop out.”

2) 14 inch monocottura tile cutter by QEP with a titanium coated carbide cutting wheel.

3) 7 inch wet tile saw by QEP. Has 2 diamond blades. Does not list porcelain as a material it cuts (lists ceramic, marble, slate, and other masonry materials as what it can cut) but I talked to a carpenter that said it would work fine but I may need to change the blade more regularly.

4) Dupont Grout sealer – 1 quart. Covers up to 250 linear feet.

5) Heavy Duty Grouting sponge

6)3/16 inch spacers by Precision Components – 100 of them

7)1/4 inch by 3/8 inch by 1/4 inch Square notched floor trowel

8)9 and 1/2 inch by 4 inch molded rubber grout float

9) 25 pound bag of Mapei Keracolor S Sanded Grout with Polymer for joints 1/8 inch to 5/8 inch. It is pewter colored and it meets or exceeds ANSI A118.6 industry standards.

10) 50 pound bag of Mapei Ultraflex 2 Tile Mortar with Polymer. It is white in color. It meets or exceeds ANSI A118.4 and ANSI A118.11 industry standards.

11) I also have 5 diamond discs for my dremel tool to make some small cuts in the tile if needed. I have heard people use them for hole saws, but there is a process behind that which I would like to try.

12) A couple 3×5 Durock cement boards

13) Alkali Resistant Joint tape for my CB joints

14) I will use my ultraflex 2 thinset as the compound for going over the joint tapes in the durock

15) I did not buy a grout application tool, but I do have a small paint brush that I would like to try for this purpose.

16) A small mixer tool for my thinset that fits in my 3/8 corded drill.

17) Small bucket for mixing

Okay thanks guys for your help, let me know what you think of the supplies and if you have an opinion on my cbu questions at the top, feel free to comment. Take care

Denny answers:

Plastic sheeting for a vapor barrier behind your cement board.
No you don t have to caulk joints or between the cement board and tub. If the CB is over and beyond the tub lip water won t flow up and over the lip.
Your using sanded grout and with the size of tile you have 10# may be enough and 1-50 # thin set may not be enough. All that depends on the square foot your covering with tile.
You said yours is a rubber float . For sanded grout you ll need a hard rubber float. Soft rubber is for un sanded grout.
Don t use a 3/8# drill for thin set. You ll burn it up. Borrow a 1/2″ drill or mix by hand with a margin trowel. You ll need a margin trowel to mix the grout. Using a speed mixer in grout you can trap air and weaken the grout.
Between the hand cutter and the few wet saw cuts needed that small wet saw will be fine.
Do you want soap and or shampoo shelves? These are very handy and come in many sizes and styles.
Any questions you can e mail me through my avatar and check my qualifications there.
Plus I ve done 100s of tub surrounds. GL

Richard asks…

Help with Geometry question?

A carpenters square is an L shaped tool used to draw right angles. You need to cut a circular piece of wood into two semicircles. How can you use a carpenters square to draw a carpenters square to draw a diameter on the circular piece of wood.

Denny answers:

Drag the carpenters tool across the edge of the circle. When you find the spot that the measurement across the center is the longest thats the diameter

Daniel asks…

what is procedure when car is clamped for no tax in England?

My hubbys friend had his van clamped by DVLA for no tax.He is carpenter & after being unexpectedly laid off had no ready money to renew car tax so parked it on road by his home intending to tax within days. He knows & accepts this was wrong but felt no point in getting it SORN as every intention to tax back to 1st of the month anyway. He was alarmed to find the car had been clamped & promptly bought tax for it. However when he returned to put it on windscreen the van had been towed away with all his work tools inside. Can anyone advise where he stands about getting his van & his tools back. How much is it likely to cost & can he get his tools back if he cannot afford to pay all fees immediately? These tools are his livelyhood, if fees/fine are exorbetant, without his tools he cannot work to earn money to pay the fees? Helpful answers only please, remember we can all have sudden unfortunate financial circumstances thrust apon us at times & he did not actually drive the van without tax.

Denny answers:

You are allowed to retrieve personal items from the vehicle.

There will be a fee for the towing and a daily fee for each day it is in the compound (both subject to VAT)

As he now has a tax disc, the vehicle can be released when the fees are paid. Obviously he wants to do this before more daily fees are added.

If he doesn’t pay the fees the vehicle will be scrapped.

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Maria asks…

Was Jesus Christ a Taoist?

Anyone else noticed the parallel between the teachings of Jesus and Taoism? Not to mention Tao means “The Way” just like how the bible says that Jesus is “The Way.” Jesus also traveled to the far east, and the possibilities are great that it had a great impact on his teachings.

There’s a lot of verses from the bible that the resemblance is uncanny.

Bible
Those who live by the sword will die by the sword.

Tao – Chapter 74
People who try to take the executioner’s place are like people that try to take the Master Carpenter‘s place.
If you use the Master’s tools, you just cut your own hands.

Bible – Mathew 5:5
Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.

Tao – Chapter 76
The soft and yielding (people) will prevail.

Bible – Proverbs 10:19
The more you talk, the more you are likely to sin.
If you are wise, you will keep quiet.

Tao – Chapter 5
The mouth, on the other hand, becomes exhausted if you talk too much.
Better to keep your thoughts inside you.

Did Christianity (mostly Jesus) borrowed from the teachings of Taoism? Also Taoism is pantheistic, and here’s a verse that just adds to it from what Jesus said.

Jesus answered them, “Is it not written in your Law, ‘I have said you are gods’? – John 10:34

I and the Father are one. – John 10:30

Pantheism is the belief that God is identical with the universe. All is God and God is all. You and God are one. What’s funny, Christians use that last verse to prove the trinity, even though the word trinity is never mentioned in the bible — the concept of the trinity is pagan in origin. Judaism is a monotheistic religion, while the trinity is polytheistic and that’s why Jews don’t convert to Christianity.

I’m sure Christians with their religious training will shut down critical thinking and dismiss the evidence.
I forgot to mention Taoism teaches humility, being frugal or living a simplistic lifestyle, and compassion. Something that Jesus talked about the most.
Right, and it’s impossible for Jews to believe in other religions and teachings…

Dusty answers:

It’s quite possible that Christ (whoever he may have been) was influenced by Taoist or Buddhist thought, since Jerusalem was part of the trade routes for silk and spice. He wouldn’t have had to travel all the way to China or the East to encounter those ideas.

Sandy asks…

What Can I Do About Theft Of My Intellectual Property?

Five months ago I lost my job at a university. When I went to my office to clean it out, I found 95% of my paper docs and 100% of my e-docs taken. Later I found out that the president had it confiscated in case I appealed my termination. The great majority of what they took was or pertained to research, papers, plans, and programs I had developed over a 20+ year career in academe. Again, the great majority was intellectual work generated before I arrived at this particular institution. It is one thing to fire the carpenter, but when you fire him and take all of his tools too it is very difficult to continue in his profession. I am running into the same thing. Literally hundreds of documents have been taken. If it was stuff I had developed for this particular institution and was sensitive in nature, I would understand, but again, most of it I brought with me – to inform new research, make new presentations, develop new plans, etc. What is my recourse? I believe this insitution has no right to refuse to turn those docs over to me. I have requested them four times now through my attorney. The loss of these materials is severely hampering my ability to continue my academic career and research. I would rather someone burgled my house such is their value.

Thanks,
JTP

Dusty answers:

You have the absolute right to these documents – especially the ones you wrote BEFORE you came to the University. They can keep those you wrote while you were there. However, it appears you will have to sue the University to get them back.

Unfortuantely, the university probablly has deeper pockets than you do. If they are a public university you probably can appeal with the Board of Regents or the State Department of Education. If it was a private university, you will have to take them to court. You might want to set up a meeting directly to the president, and give him letters that you will send to magazines like ‘The Chronicle of Higher Education” or to the local newspapers if they don’t cooperate and give you back your paper

You will have to decide how long to pursue this. Once it gets to the courts, it could be very expensive.

George asks…

Grrrr…Im mmmmaaaaddd!!!!! ggrrr..?

My dad is a carpenter && we live in a kind of ‘thieving neighborhood’ Anyways the other night someone stole 1300 dollars of my dads tools on the back of his truck!! GRRR…It was the best tools too!! && we had our bikes stolen too! I am mad. Soooo….we are moving ..(we were already going to but now we are going to work faster so we can move sooner =]] )
Dont u hate thieves!!!!!!!!!!!!
I know Lori. I agree with you. And we live on about a half an acre (almost less) strip of land and my dad actually pulls a trailer (not boxed…we dont have money for a boxed one rght now) && that is where he puts all his tools on…&& he backes it up where no one can see it from the road since the house and truck blocks it ..but i think someone saw my dad back up the trailer && they stole it that night. By the way…There WAS some mexicans working in the house next to us && having a party when my dad came home..i think it was them..
Im sorry t-chained but i cant feel that way towards them…..most of the thieves are on drugs && steal stuff to sell to get more money for drugs. && the other theives want better stuff without having to pay for it so they take other people hard earned items. =[[

Dusty answers:

Yep, I agree Lucy. People do not respect others property and the hard work that it took for them to get property.

Thomas asks…

BETHLEHEM HOME REPAIR (DAVID PALMER) IS HE RIGHT TO DO THIS?

I worked for a local contractor (Mr. Palmer of Bethlehem Home Repair) not to long ago after responding to an ad in the newspaper looking for a carpenters assistant “no experience necessary, will train with benefits”. I advised Mr. Palmer that I had no previous experience as a carpenter, but I was eager to learn. This was a small business (just him and I). As time went on, it all went down hill. Mr Palmer had purchased a set of basic tools for me that he told me would be mine even after I left his company. In the end, he requested these tools back and threatened me that if they are not returned he would file with the police as theft and hold my last check. Mr. Palmer started humiliating me in front of customers and calling me stupid and slow. He exposed me to dangerous work environment without proper protection (hazardous electrical w/o training or protection and dangerous fumes with out masks). Most of all, Mr. Palmer without notice would demand that I work 3+ hours past my scheduled shift. When I worked this demanded overtime, he would not compensate (base or overtime) me for my time because I supposedly did not put “effort” in. I was working very rigorous labor in extreme heat and when I would request a lunch, me palmer would get very upset and confrontational. On the job site, Mr. palmer would throw temper tantrums that involved him throwing tools across the room or banging them on customers property and cursing loudly (this was embarrassing). While still on the clock, he would demand that I drive his young kids around to mcdonalds or subway. I didn’t think I was a babysitter, should I have done this? should he have kept the tools he purchased for me? should I have gotten paid even if I didn’t meet his expectations (very high) for that day? Should he have provided me the proper protective gear and training? should he have hired me if he wasn’t willing to train even though it said “no experience necessary”? Is there anything I can do about this (IE; report to labor board, bring to small claims for owed money?)

Thanks

Dusty answers:

OSHA for unsafe conditions. Labor department for Fair Labor and Standards Act that requires overtime pay. That is a federal law. You can also go to small claims court. You would need proof of your hours which you may not have. It is always the Company’s responsibility to train and provide or require proper safety equipment. Good luck!

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Lizzie asks…

Was Jimmy Carter a better Carpenter than Jesus?

Jimmy Carter is a man of Jesus. In fact, he is better than Jesus because he does not lie to people. Jesus is well known to have boasted to be a carpenter. Funny thing about Jesus is that there is not one story in the Bible that says he was a carpenter. Not one. Zero. Zilch. Jimmy Carter builds houses with his bare hands for people in need. There is not any evidence in the Bible that Jesus built any thing, not even hanging a shelf or building a dollhouse. Carter is a man that knows his way around tools, clearly a skilled builder familiar on how to use a hammer and nails. Jesus was a man that lied to people; he clearly wanted to be his dad Joseph who actually was a carpenter. I would argue that Jimmy Carter helped more people on this earth than Christ did. Jesus just made all his friends quit their jobs and they were bums living off of other people.

Dusty answers:

It’s because he sucked. Jesus, that is.

Thomas asks…

portable air tank for pnuematic tools?

i saw a diy show where a finish carpenter was using a portable air
tank for his finish nailer. i cant find any other info on this, has anyone
used this and is it really a good idea?

Dusty answers:

I remember the show and the tank was carried on his belt. It was shown on Cool Tools on DIYnetwork. Great tool for doing moldings. You may want to search their site for the name and manufacturer. Under $200.

Lisa asks…

Is it a good idea to pose as a brain surgeon for money?

I was recently mistaken for a surgeon and ask to remove a brain tumor from an elderley man. Really im a carpenter but with my knowledge of tools i think i could pull it off and they offered a huge paycheck so can i do it without medical knowledge is it safe? I figured i could just cut his head a little bit and pull the tumor thing off.

Dusty answers:

Pretty bored over the holidays, are we?

Daniel asks…

Are Kobalt tools a good quality tool?

I’ve had cheap/random tools in the past while I was single and either lost them in the several moves I’ve had in the past or loaned them out and never got them back…now I’m about to get married and need a good set of quality tools for around the house maintenance/repairs. I see Kobalt at Lowe’s and they look good with the blue/grey color scheme but don’t know much about them. Are they worth the money or is there something better for someone who is not a professional carpenter/electrician?

Dusty answers:

As a general DIY’er, Kobalt tools will be more than adequate for your needs. The guys that make a living with their tools need the superior quality of Snap-On, Mac, Cornwell, Matco and the like. Its nice to have tools that have an unconditional lifetime warranty but will not hardly ever need it….

Kobalt tools are NOT made by Snap-On and it is highly unethical for Lowe’s to promote their tools as in the same family as Snap-On. The reality is that Kobalt was, at one time made by JH Wiliams; a division of Snap-On. Kobalt is now manufactured by the Danaher Corporation, which also makes Craftsman. The tool boxes sold as Kobalt are made by Waterloo….

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