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Old 09-25-2014, 11:57 AM
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Doesnt shapeways have all kinds of 3d material 3d printing at this point? I keep getting spam for their new materials. Last thing i remember was 3d printing using gold.
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I'm sure that UPS is not set up to do anything other than FDM (extrusion of molten plastic), however there are processes such as SLM and SLS which are suitable for the fabrication of metal


Shapeways uses the SLS process for metal, which is not suitable for high-strength parts like turbines and rocket engine parts, but adequate for bottle-openers and ornamental pieces. Here's their schpiel: Design rules and detail resolution for SLS 3D printing - Shapeways



And their materials list: 3D Printing Materials: Plastic, Metal, Ceramics and More - Shapeways
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SO I am ripping the carpet out of my basement and replacing it with a combination of paint (on the stairs) and laminate (on the floor).

My stairs were built in 1940 and the drywall was put up sometime after 1940, meaning that the drywall hangs over the stairs and there is a visible gap that was formerly covered by the carpet. It looks something like this:



Should I:

a) not give a **** and just pack it full of whatever wall repair material I choose (e.g. plaster) and just cut the line when the wall is painted.

b) do it wrong with zigzag trim like this guy:
http://festoolownersgroup.com/index....ch=39282;image

c) spend a lot of effort with some 1x12 and do it right like the geniuses here do
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Note that this is a basement and not many people are going to GAF.
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Old 09-26-2014, 11:25 AM
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If owned, get the proper solution. If rented, don;t give a frack.
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Best, solution c.

Easiest, tear out existing molding, install 1/4 round at the floor, patch wallboard, paint.
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I like the c solution.
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Originally Posted by rleete View Post

Best, solution c.

Easiest, tear out existing molding, install 1/4 round at the floor, patch wallboard, paint.
^^This
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you jerkwads can easily pick C since you aren't the ones doing the work. it's probably what I'd do anyway, I just wanted permission to cheap / lazy out.
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Originally Posted by y8s View Post
you jerkwads can easily pick C since you aren't the ones doing the work. it's probably what I'd do anyway, I just wanted permission to cheap / lazy out.
C

Don't be a lazy **** like me.
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The good news is that C is intended to be a "well everything else is already done anyway" type of job so I can choose later.
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Originally Posted by y8s View Post
SO I am ripping the carpet out of my basement and replacing it with a combination of paint (on the stairs) and laminate (on the floor).

My stairs were built in 1940 and the drywall was put up sometime after 1940, meaning that the drywall hangs over the stairs and there is a visible gap that was formerly covered by the carpet. It looks something like this:



Should I:

a) not give a **** and just pack it full of whatever wall repair material I choose (e.g. plaster) and just cut the line when the wall is painted.

b) do it wrong with zigzag trim like this guy:
http://festoolownersgroup.com/index....ch=39282;image

c) spend a lot of effort with some 1x12 and do it right like the geniuses here do
Scribing Skirt Boards | THISisCarpentry

Note that this is a basement and not many people are going to GAF.
If you're going to actually use the basement (and own the house),put a skirt board down. It's actually not a big deal if you pop the treads + apply the skirt board + put them back down and butt up against the skirt board. Paint the skirt board and sand + stain + refinish the treads looks "real nice Clark".

The skirt board then covers up the drywall/plaster edge.
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Remodeling is like building a car in that you need to decide ahead of time what your goals are and then handle all the details in ways that are compatible with each other.

One legitimate goal is to do it as cheaply and easily as possible, then just use whatever you find at Mr Seconds and slap it in then cover in off-white paint.
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First off, I do own the house.
Second, the basement is primarily a storage room with occasional workouts and laundry.
Thirdly, I'm not popping up 75 year old stair treads. I would sooner saw the nose off and install a second tread on top. The treads aren't in good enough condition to return to wood with finish. And since there is a false floor built up, adding an extra 3/4" to each step would actually help make the bottom step taller and the top step shorter (it already has extra height to match the kitchen floor up top).

Previous owners have applied various evil things to them over the decades and while they will make a good "true distressed" look, it wouldn't accomplish my personal satisfaction.

Here is a photo of them prior to scraping and sanding old paint (tested neg for lead btw):


Pans at the bottom are preventative. Cat has used the stairs and floor as a cat box for a very long time. I'm hoping that all of my work eliminates and/or covers the smell where it may have soaked into the wood.

Also note the stack of boxes at the wall. Those are all various sizes of speaker drivers and my childhood stuffed bunny. Anyone here build speakers and need a shitload?
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True story:

I will never understand why the same people who refuse to drive a 20 year old car have no problem at all buying a 50 year old house.

Not indicting anyone in this thread, just a general observation.
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I will never understand why the same people who refuse to drive a 20 year old car have no problem at all buying a 50 year old house.

Not indicting anyone in this thread, just a general observation.
What if I told you that you could drive your 100+ year old house?



I wont bore you with photos of people living in cars. Though I will admit it was easier to find a photo of driving an old house than someone living in a new car.
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lol that stairway looks exactly like my exes parents house basement stairs.
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Decided an iPhone 6 plus is not worth the durability risk or monster size and cancelled my preorder. Not sure what to upgrade to next. Considering the Note4 but not sure if android will satisfy me. I saw the iPhones at Costco today and wasn't entirely impressed with them. Also, people broke the display phones because they aren't allowed to let people hold them before buying...they're screwed down to the table with clamps on each side.
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any iphone is ****.. compare the specs.. 2010 technology.

1 gig of ram, 1.4ghz processor, shitty video card with shared ram, 8mp camera, no expansion slot... list goes on.

Note 4 on the other hand,
3gb ram, 2.7ghz processor, great video card with some dedicated ram, 16mp camera, expansion slot..
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Putting aside all biases and prejudices, I'm honestly surprised that Apple still doesn't support the use of any type of inexpensive removable media (eg: microSD) in the iThing product line.

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Had to laugh at this one:

?You Can Accidentally Commit A Felony With The Corvette's Valet Mode


1st world problems, but I think I'd just hang a note from the rear view mirror disclosing their Miranda rights.
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It's as good as they say it is.
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