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  1. For the first time in a long time I spent the whole weekend in the shop!! Not going to lie it was awesome First I glued the first layer of 1/2" MDF to the door slab. I used wood glue on the edges/middle and GG everywhere else. adding mass to the door will help contain the bass inside the theater. Next I drew a quick plan for the door jamb since the door is thicker than a normal door this has to be custom made. First thing I realized is that the opening was a 1/2" to narrow A few minutes with a sawzall, prybar, and various other tools and that problem was solved. This w
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  2. The owners of the 1850 house, that we put the Cypress Shingle roof on, have had on their to-do list for me to make two pairs of window sash. They are to replace some made in 1982, that don't come close to matching the rest of the originals left in the house. We completely redid all the old ones. For several years, they have asked when I was going to get to it, but other stuff kept coming up. We had taken some of the unused (now that we have new trusses holding the sagging roof back up to a flat plane) brace posts that were in the attic, as part of a poorly designed structure, to get wo
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  3. I will! I'm just taking inventory now to decide on where to start. I think a full width chisel holder may be the first one I tackle. Here's a good chunk of the collection, although there's a fair number of stragglers in the basement or other drawers. I'm thinking I should have dropped a couple of gallery spots in favor of a taller saw till. My bigger saws will need to live in the doors now.
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  4. Jigs, jigs, jigs. Now that I've created a perfectly sealed and airtight box, it's time to cut a bunch of holes in it. This is an adjustable jig for routing the pallet slots in the lower table.
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  5. Ok, you’re either in the business and/or know your stuff! You’re correct. There is an equilibrium. Emptying too soon is not good nor is taking too long. Also how much chemical is wasted while trying to aim at the base of the fire. Classes will be given by Mark, Kev, Dave and I at the end of each month at the Dairy Queen!
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  6. We do classes on a regular basis and are surprised at how many people want to cradle the extinguisher like a baby or try and squeeze the handle without pulling the pin or trying pull the pin while squeezing the handle. Kind of like me learning to use my spray gun while reading the instructions while it was still in the box. Had to practice to see my mistakes. And yes, PASS is a good acronym. For those unfamiliar, look it up under fire extinguishers as it will probably stick with you better than reading it on here.
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  7. I would take them and practice with them. Take them out back somewhere downwind from autos, etc. and declare an object of some sort like a board or bucket a fire and let you, your wife and children actually use them to get the feel. The chemical compound is very similiar to fertilizer used on lawns so it won’t hurt the grass but not real good for the lungs so have the wind to your back. Once used, even if they still have chemical and pressure in them, set them aside as the remaining pressure will leak out. Once they no longer have pressure in them, you can toss them in the garbage.
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  8. I finally have finish on the cabinet, and it's mounted on the wall. I used Tried and True varnish oil, with 2-3 coats depending on whether it was a wear surface or not. This gave a very nice finish, close to the wood, but it brought out the figure. I did find it went much better onto the maple than the other side of the plywood, since it was less porous. I took everything up to 320 grit. These are the outer doors open - this will probably be for less used tools. It doesn't look nearly as good as the maple, but it's fine for storage. Finally, here's the inside view
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  9. Glad to see some specks of dust and detritus on the floor Kev. It looks fantastic - a great space. It looks like you are in a dark sky site judging by the views out of the windows? Another hobby of mine is astronomy and I've recently got into deep space astrophotography. I sure wish my urban location had darker skies. We have it spoilt by LED streetlights
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  10. Not always, depends on the eyes looking at it. I made a step stool for my daughter that “looked right” but flips over if she stands on the edge. Agreed, definitely want the legs to be offset inward, probably not even in the same plane as the table edge. the Illustrated Cabinetmaking book recommends 14-18” knee room to allow seating on the ends. This book has a lot of good info on ergonomics for a variety of furniture.
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  11. Sites like this one can provide a good deal of useful information to guide your designs.
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  12. As an added aid to the garbage dudes you might wire tie the trigger in the "squeezed" position. Leaves the valve open and is visually obvious that the unit is fully discharged.
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  13. So many changes to the new shop that I thought I'd drop a shop tour mid year.. I will do another at the end of the year because there's a lot more changes coming..
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  14. I know of a township that is trying to sell their fire truck think they want like $12k for it.
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  16. Slow but steady progress, made the cap for the top of the base that will hold the light fixture, it will be just screwed on to allow removal of the fixture if ever needed. here's the link to the fixture http://www.globalindustries.com the product# is B515704, they have all kinds of stuff for lamps and about exerting else, only $18.00 for the fixture. now i wait for a decent day to fume and wait for the shellac flakes to arrive and do some tests before the real deal.
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  17. I use thin often, to soak into a void packed with sanding dust. I used to make guitar picks from wood. Flooding with thin CA forms an extremely durable finish for that application.
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  18. It would be great practice on a live fire, fire pit or whatever, you can really see what they can do.
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  19. The resort where we often stay when visiting the Smokies has (pine) log cabins managed by at least 4 different companies. The company we like best keeps their places looking very nice, but claims they apply fresh stain (semi-transparent) SEVEN times a year. Food for thought.
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  20. I can't recall how many times over the years I've taught classes on PASS and explained it to my family many times.. I'd still bet my family doesn't understand my lesson! This is a great piece of advice Coop!
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  21. The only thing in the diagram above that would give me pause is the legs appear to be wider then the top. If that's the case it would be a tripping hazard and probably needs to be adjusted.
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  22. Linseed oil alone is not typically used as an outdoor finish. And it imparts a good deal of yellow to the wood. But it is simple to apply, so the necessary frequent re-application won't be difficult. Beware, it takes a while to dry. Personally, I'd go with a clear deck sealer. Something that soaks in and repels water, but doesn't form a film that has to be scraped or sanded off when it gets ugly. Sun is going to bleach the wood, period. Moisture will encourage / accelerate fungal growth. Do what you can to limit exposure to sun and water to extend the life of any finish you decide to
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