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  1. Finished the external electrical boxes today but this was the highlight.
    8 points
  2. Speaking of fishing, a friend and his wife were fishing a point and heard commotion several yards behind them. They checked it out and found these two guys. He netted them and brought them aboard. Both were still alive and they separated them and weighed them, then released them. An eight lb. bass trying to eat a five pounder.
    6 points
  3. This isn't likely to be an exciting thread as it'll just be standard cabinet build. Existing bathrooms and laundry room look like this. The new cabinets will be cherry, and I'm not a fan of the overlay design so all the doors and drawers will be inset. I have already made the lower cabinet carcass for the laundry room and 2 bathrroms. I have a deadline to make for the granite measurement so i have been steadily working on these. The laundry room above will be slightly modified. The cabinet will be shortened from the 6' that it is now to 4'. Where the sink currently i
    5 points
  4. I went back and forth on an alternate truss configuration to increase storage for quite some time. In the end there were a few contributing factors. - Where I live attic temps can reach 160 degrees for extended periods. - I have other outbuildings for storage. - I'm not getting any younger. - I had to make some tough decisions as to how to spend the budget. If I wanted that additional storage, and believe me I had a plan including it . . . decking, storage layout, access, etc. I could have gone with a full or partial different truss format, insulated differently or done some ot
    4 points
  5. Latest festool recon tool. First time using a cordless ros. Hopefully it’s not lacking in power. They make a pretty cool right angle attachment I may get in the future.
    4 points
  6. Finished product! Decided since this was my first time solely using hand tools for sawing, flattening, dimensioning, jointing, etc I’d start off with something pretty easy like a cutting board. It’s nothing special, but was a nice little training exercise.
    4 points
  7. Exactly the opposite of humans.
    3 points
  8. I tossed the idea about attic storage when I finished my garage and I came to the same conclusion. Attic space is just difficult to access and the cost is reduced insulation. Items that would go in an attic would be items i wouldn't use for years. My other thought is, if i need that much storage space my problem isn't the storage space it's the junk I'm storing and I'd be better served to ditch the stuff than create needless storage space.
    2 points
  9. My first Panto M &T. An amazing machine. The learning curve is steep here at the beginning. I imagine the curve will flatten in time. I intend to build a base unit when I can find the time. I ordered the plans. If you buy the all in package there is nothing else to buy.
    1 point
  10. That type of attic ladder is a Major upgrade over the old, flimsy wooden ones. I put one in the rental house, so two big guys could get a new air handler in the attic. It held all that weight with no ill effects. I like those platform ladders too. I ordered two taller ones, when Lowes had a ladder sale back around Black Friday, and they're still not here yet.
    1 point
  11. wow! that's cool @Coop and the fact that they survived is amazing
    1 point
  12. Could do something like this and modify it to your needs. https://thewoodwhisperer.com/videos/xl-big-green-egg-table/ Nothing wrong with solid wood outside. It's likely to hold up better than ply.
    1 point
  13. I wound up getting the jobsite pro from them. I wanted to check out the contractor saw but they didn't have one. I'm happy with the jobsite though. Thanks for the recommendation.
    1 point
  14. You mean you didn't have to count them before you signed for delivery?
    1 point
  15. I will have an outdoor switch and outlet at each door. I like the box just shy of flush and use a quick "jig" to help with alignment. These lockable covers will activate a "porch" light over each door and provide an outlet for whatever one may want one for in those areas.
    1 point
  16. I've never seen that stuff before. I built this coffered ceiling with MDF, and Powergrab-no other fasteners. Coffers are about 4x5 feet, were built in the shop, and put in place with two sheetrock lifts. I'll go to great lengths to avoid sheetrock.
    1 point
  17. Go over to Matthias Wandell's site, WoodGears.ca, and read about it right from the inventor. Matthias has a very analytical way of developing tools and jigs. Interesting to follow, IMO.
    1 point