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Hello from the D.C. area. Eons ago I refinished cast-offs because, well, we could afford "free" when we started out. I was (and remain) self-taught and worked projects the hard way. The NOVICE way. The WRONG way. Now a zillion lifetimes later--having faced the blessing of growing children, health crises, burying pets, leaving jobs, welcoming grandkids, collecting too many items with a spouse who has done likewise, and a desire to get back to basics (including to love and respect our Creator)--we have come full circle and can afford mostly castoffs. So it's time for the non-wage earner (me) to learn how to CORRECTLY fix broken floating stairs, refinish wood floors, build shelves from salvaged wood, improve our home's thermal envelop, etc. I'm terrified but love working with my hands; problem is, my "home fixes" don't last. Not good, given we have elderly family members living in our home. So ... time to get input from those who have experience--y'all. I hope "dumb" questions are welcome.~KMarie
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post #2 of 6 Old 09-23-2008, 02:54 PM
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...I hope "dumb" questions are welcome...
If they weren't, they would have kicked me out months ago...

Welcome... LOTS of good information here for sure...

I cut that board three times and it's STILL too short!!!...
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Thanks much, Terry (or do I call you "OH!" for short?) for your kind reply. An angler? Or are my eyes novice as well?
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post #4 of 6 Old 09-23-2008, 03:43 PM
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Welcome to the forum!

Newbie questions are welcome here! Or at least they haven't given me the heave ho yet either!

Don't worry if you think a question is dumb... The dumb questions are the unasked ones...

Interested in my woodworking, workshop and whatnot? See http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com, want to see my other interests such as hunting, fishing, off roading, and camping? See http://wildersport-outdoors.blogspot.com
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Yep, Novice... you're right....

Fly angler...
Hunter...
Woodworker...
Guitar player...
IT technician...
Short story author...
Ripple connoisseur...
Smoked meat chef...
Wet tee-shirt contest judge...
Fry cook...
Brain surgeon...
Former double naught spy...
Jello wrestling referee...
Crumudgeon in training...
AND.... I stayed at a Holiday Inn Express...

I cut that board three times and it's STILL too short!!!...
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Great...just great...a new guy comes along, all full of honesty, integrity, and good intentions, trying to be a contrite and productive new member of our community....







and Terry gets his hooks in him, first thing right outta the gate. There's no hope for the rookie now....but Novice, I'll have you know...I'm right there with you on the love and respect our Creator part.

"Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you..." says He.


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(by the way, I'm just kidding.....Terry's one of our better contributors with a wide and appreciative sense of humor....)

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