Ye ol' sage carpenter's advice
Question: How do you hold those little
bitty nails without hitting your thumb?
Mr. Tommy's Answer: Place the nail between
the teeth of a comb, then frail away at it without fear.
Question: Will you quote my materials by
the square foot?
Mr. Tommy's Answer: Square foot values are
used by the PVA office to determine your tax base. It is not a good way to
estimate your construction cost. There are a large number of variables to
consider and you are always better informed when you bring in your materials
list or your blueprints and allow us to put together a price list.
Question: How much lead time do I need to
allow for a delivery?
Mr. Tommy's Answer: We provide delivery
in Trigg County for a minimum of $10 or $1 per mile . Usually the delivery can be made
within 2 or 3 hours. If you call the day before we can schedule the
delivery to fit your needs.
Question: I often split the wood when I
drive a nail. What's the problem?
Mr. Tommy's Answer: Don't drive the nail so
close to the end and choose an appropriate size nail. It also helps to
blunt the point before you drive the nail; this causes the nail to cut through
the grain rather than spreading it apart.
Question: I seem to have so much trouble
painting. Obviously I don't understand Paint. Can you
Mr. Tommy's Answer: There is a lot to learn
about paint. My best advice is to always use the best paint and
equipment you can afford. Most people have troubles because they try
to cut corners. Try looking over this web site, Porter
Question: What's the most valuable thing
to have in one's tool box?
Mr. Tommy's Answer: Your doctor's phone
number. (Nyuk, nyuk, nyuk.)
Question: OK. What's the
trick? I just keep bending nails.
Mr. Tommy's Answer: Keep your eye on the
nail, not the hammer. Don't hold the handle so close to the head, and
don't push the nail in - drive it.
Who's Mr. Tommy?