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post #11 of 24 Old 08-18-2003
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Are the special tools generally available for do it yourselfers? Where did you find/get yours?

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Please disregard the above...one of these days I''ll learn to read the WHOLE thread!

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Isn''t it great to have plan go together.Tools made to do the job are what makes the job go a lot easyier than without.Glad the instructions worked out and the job ended the way you saw it in your mind when you started this. makes you want to tackle another project. To answer the question last on this thread no you don''t have to have the tools we talked about to do laminating,You can exchange some for experience.fair winds all.
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Thanks again, Ken. I''ve got a whole list of projects that are "next".....

On the tools, you can exchange experience for tools, but getting that experience is painful without the tools. Catch 22. I did one counter top years ago without the right tools, and it was not good. So, to an amateur--BUY THE TOOLS!!


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As a carpenter I am ok framing but when it come to finish work and I want it to look good... I hire it done
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As a carpenter, I am glad I have a day job. I have the worst possible set of characteristics--I''m very fussy, a perfectionist, have little experience, less skill, and am willing to try anything (on the boat only--wife won''t let me touch the house). The end result is VERY slow projects............
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As a cabinet maker for thirty years I''ve started some jobs that I regret but gianed experience through them an old craftsman told me that a good carpenter,cabinetmaker can fix a botched job and make things look like they belong there. I agree buy the tools, but be able to think outside of the box if you don''t have or can''t get what you need. End of sermon
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Counter top...and sinks, etc

Guys:

appreciate the advice. how does one do the above, with a sink in the middle of it? Same process ? yank the sink, yank the trim, sand, clean, glue, then route / dremel the edges (including the holes)?

Also, out of curiousity...what's the formica / wood color of choice? white / white paint, or white / varnished teak?

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Geary...3 year old thread but yes...with the sink the answer is the same. Suggest an off white patterned Formica as it will show less wear and look cleaner...set off by varnished teak. Something like this:

Say whatcha want...Hunter knows how to put together an interior with eye appeal and spouse appeal!
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