We have some unwritten/unspoken rules:
All projects accomplishments and new tools must be accompanied by a photo(s). This rule is frequently mentioned ... Without a photo, it didn't happen. Posting photos can be an issue, so keep trying.
You location is important to help determine where you might go for resources, the type of climate you have for determining moisture content in the materials you choose, and generally we just want to know about your location. I see you have already mentioned that Bartow, Florida is your home.
Questions with long verbal descriptions sometimes confuse the older generations and the less patient ones, so a sketch that illustrates your issue or a photo that simulates it is really helpful to we who are also trying to be helpful.
Drinking is allowed when posting, but rudeness will not be tolerated. I swear some folks drink when posting and those operations don't mix well for them. We are a sober bunch if not somber as well, Fuzzy cut lines and staggering about the shop is a safety issue.
Stories with humor are always welcomed.
Gory photos of in the shop mishaps have their own special place in a thread called "Let's see some damage".
When you appreciate or even just agree with a post there is a Thanks
, a small red button you can click on to express your appreciation without writing a thank you note, but those are always welcome as well.
All we are here is just a mass of experience and opinions, nothing all that special. We do our best to be helpful and as you will see don't agree on the means or the methods to solve your issue. There is often more than one good approach to the same problem, thankfully.
When possible do your own research before asking us, as we will just have to do if for you and that often strikes a wrong note, for me at least. Where to buy "stuff" is easily researched online Google. How to build "stuff" is You Tube for actual videos... seeing is believing. Plans for "stuff" that are free can cause some issues. Beware of anything called Ted's plans.
A lot of us just "wing it" when building something and there are no plans as such.
Enough for the rules, Heh?