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#1 DuncanDad

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Posted 07 February 2020 - 05:44 AM

So, to follow up on the Projects 2019 thread...

 

W/G wants a cold frame to start garden plants. We head out to HD to do some pricing out. We got to 150.00 real fast and we stepped back a bit to consider. We were looking at plexiglass but that stuff is stupid expensive. Regular glass was out of the question since it would likely be broken by a tossed rock or stick by the mower.

 

I went to the Habitat ReStore and they had an insulated glass door. No price on it so, I asked. The guy said, "Ehh, what will you give me for it?"

$35.00 OK with you?

"Sure. It's Wednesday so, it's half off. 17.50".

 

Score! 2 Pieces of tempered glass, 72X34 inches. Picked up some solid brass hinges for .50 each while I was there.

 

I'll post up some photos when I get it done.


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#2 Stains_not_here_man

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Posted 07 February 2020 - 06:03 AM

So far in 2020 my focus has been on organization and prep. Getting the shop ready for the warm season...

Hung up a bunch of tools...
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Organized a bunch of nails, screws, and odds and ends into these little drawers and reorganized and labeled all my cabinets and drawers... and built the spline jig/sled you can see in the foreground

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Built a moveable outfeed table for the table saw...

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Next up, going to build a crosscut sled for the table saw and considering making a small one for the router table as well.

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#3 Dave

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Posted 07 February 2020 - 07:13 AM

Whatcha gonna use to reach that grabber high up on that wall?


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Posted 07 February 2020 - 07:19 AM

My long ####in arms!
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Posted 08 February 2020 - 03:11 PM

You need more clamps.

You can never have enough clamps.


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#6 JKor

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Posted 08 February 2020 - 03:43 PM

In 2020, I may finish some of the projects I started in 2019.  Perhaps some 2018 and 2017 projects, as well.  :)


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Posted 08 February 2020 - 05:08 PM

I've been working on a number of projects, both personally and for School ( I am one of the 'maker' teachers and help manage our two maker spaces for the High School).

 

For school, I built the table saw crosscut sled: 

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Then I used the crosscut sled to build the drill press table:

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I also used the CNC to make a chisel holder for my upcoming woodworking classes with students:

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For my personal projects at home, I've done more penmaking, and then  started on another live edge bench. This was a flitch of sweet gum I chainsaw milled 2.5 years ago and have been aging in my garage/basement, and needed to surface with my router sled:

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Since it had significant checking/cracks, and bark inclusions that created voids, I started filling with epoxy and will also stabilize with purple heart butterfly inlays:

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Once I finish with the inlays, I'll take the bark off, sand for days, and then apply finish (I will either use Total Boat Gleam 2.0 or General Finishes Exterior 450. I have both on hand, and haven't decided which to use yet). For legs, I'll just be using metal hairpin legs.


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Posted 08 February 2020 - 06:08 PM

I've been told to put my entire life on hold between April and Sept for a big project at work.  <_<

 

No projects here.  Mostly little stuff I can knock out in a weekend, finishing up details on our renovations.



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Posted 08 February 2020 - 06:12 PM

I've been told to put my entire life on hold between April and Sept for a big project at work. <_<

No projects here. Mostly little stuff I can knock out in a weekend, finishing up details on our renovations.


If someone told me that, I'd put my ethical subroutines on hold during the month of March. The March of dime bagz
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Posted 08 February 2020 - 06:57 PM

I've been working on a number of projects, both personally and for School ( I am one of the 'maker' teachers and help manage our two maker spaces for the High School).

For school, I built the table saw crosscut sled:
49507552703_bcd92716a9_c.jpg

Then I used the crosscut sled to build the drill press table:
49508285572_def5192fbb_c.jpg

I also used the CNC to make a chisel holder for my upcoming woodworking classes with students:
49508277112_2f0ba71250_c.jpg

For my personal projects at home, I've done more penmaking, and then started on another live edge bench. This was a flitch of sweet gum I chainsaw milled 2.5 years ago and have been aging in my garage/basement, and needed to surface with my router sled:
49508059001_b8e2ec4305_c.jpg
49508057251_6014657854_c.jpg

Since it had significant checking/cracks, and bark inclusions that created voids, I started filling with epoxy and will also stabilize with purple heart butterfly inlays:
49507547098_0796d69e70_c.jpg
49508302892_dfa3341be4_c.jpg
49508276422_088e2d138c_c.jpg

Once I finish with the inlays, I'll take the bark off, sand for days, and then apply finish (I will either use Total Boat Gleam 2.0 or General Finishes Exterior 450. I have both on hand, and haven't decided which to use yet). For legs, I'll just be using metal hairpin legs.


I almost never say this, but I'm impressed by how big your stuff is.
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Posted 08 February 2020 - 07:12 PM

I have to replace the cabinet in the guest bath, paint, and fix the plumbing in there. Not looking forward to it because it's the first of 3 cabinet projects which include the master bath and the kitchen. I get so fecking anxious about doing these things, but it feels great to finish them.


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Posted 08 February 2020 - 10:41 PM

I almost never say this, but I'm impressed by how big your stuff is.

Thanks! Build projects are always fun for me.


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Posted 08 February 2020 - 11:29 PM

I have one major project, build a shed, looking like the goal is 16x20, should have it done by end of March
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Posted 08 February 2020 - 11:48 PM

Yay! I get to replace a 21 year old water heater tomorrow. Why are small ones more expensive than big ones?   :facepalm:


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Posted 09 February 2020 - 07:47 AM

I don't mind changing out water heaters ( or, hot water heaters for that matter).

Much better than doing anything out in the yard and I'm good at soldering, etc


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Posted 09 February 2020 - 08:05 AM

 

 

 

For my personal projects at home, I've done more penmaking, and then  started on another live edge bench. This was a flitch of sweet gum I chainsaw milled 2.5 years ago and have been aging in my garage/basement, and needed to surface with my router sled:

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49508057251_6014657854_c.jpg

 

 

 

 

So you are basically using your router as a planer? That's pretty cool but, time consuming. I can understand not having a large planer. I don't have the space for one.


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Posted 09 February 2020 - 09:08 AM

Yay! I get to replace a 21 year old water heater tomorrow. Why are small ones more expensive than big ones? :facepalm:


Damn. 21 years is awesome for it to have lasted.
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Posted 09 February 2020 - 09:46 AM

Damn. 21 years is awesome for it to have lasted.

damn, I think I found the leak, the cold water inlet flex hose was a tad loose, one of the fancy corrugated stainless types with the rubber washers. It was seeping a bit when you ran the hot water long enough. This was trickling down around the nipple opening in the jacket and collecting at the bottom of the tank in the casing and dribbling out through the screw holes.

 

to replace, or wait until summer?


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Posted 09 February 2020 - 10:59 AM

Cool stuff. 

 

Not much here. I’ve basically been sick since New Years. After I finish up a little project, planning to do some cleaning/organizing in the basement while it’s cold out.


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Posted 09 February 2020 - 11:06 AM

Damn. 21 years is awesome for it to have lasted.

I got a new one last year. The old one was from ‘94


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