Gary Beasley

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    Marietta, Ga.
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    Woodturning, scrollsaw, anything else wood related.

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  1. Find some cypress or other extremely weather resistant wood to make it from if marine ply is too hard to source.
  2. Ever seen a female eastern hercules beetle? Huge!
  3. Found a bumble on the bee balm.
  4. You done cut all the fancy wood in the area and are left with nothing but blue collar wood to work on?
  5. I hope that staff member availed themself of a free covid shot at some point. Having and recovering from Covid is no guarantee you generated enough antibodies to prevent getting it again. Every little bit helps. Still that patient needs to learn a bit of tact, staff has enough stress in life without being verbally attacked!
  6. I found a neighbor to sell it to for 2k, I didnt want to put any more sweat into it. The inside of the roof needs stripped and redone. Ive got better things to do with my time.
  7. Maybe it needs some mass to the setup to keep the wood hot. A slab of cast iron between the sawdust pan and the element will hold the heat even while the element cycles on and off. Just checked your picture, that cast iron pan should be doing okay. Maybe some of those iron briquets like goes in the grill can be put in with the sawdust.
  8. Also the next step CRAFT. Cant remember a f***ing thing!
  9. Yeah, its an off road toy hauling camper. We dont do much with it any more so Im sprucing it up to sell it. I already had to rebuilt the galley five or six yeas ago. It simply fell apart while packing it down at the campsite. Put together with luan, staples and a dab of construction adhesive. It got rebuilt with plywood, box joints and wood glue. Cant tell it was redone at first glance.
  10. Started work on repairing my Fleetwood Evolution 2 camper, starting with the hauling deck. It was built with osb covered in a plastic coating on top that was bolted onto the frame. Unfortunately they cheaped out and only covered the top of the osb so moisture got in and rotted the ends off under the plastic. Another really annoying thing is the size is six inches wider than a four by eight plywood sheet so I had to buy two sheets at $54 a pop to do the job. Then I also got a can of Deckover textured deck paint to approximate the original surface and waterproof the wood. I painted both sides of the wood for good measure. Thats all drying in the basement now, may put another couple of coats on just to beef it up a bit. Next two days are supposed to be a bit rainy so I might not get much done for a bit.
  11. The larger the pipe the lower the velocity of the air, go too far with that and particles will start to fall out of the airstream. Why are you going with the six inch? If its like mine with a large impeller inlet with a y fitting directly on it you probably wont be improving airflow that much. As long as the terminal ends are 4” everywhere I would see little point to it if you only use one port at a time. A better improvement is to be sure the elbows in the pipe are large radius to reduce turbulence. If you are using pvc I know they come in two different radius sizes, the more common tight bends are not the best choice.
  12. Sound like she needs plants with the polystyrene dna. They grow VERY slow and never need to be watered.
  13. I didnt have any gaps to speak of on my project. I just needed to clamp them properly to pull the faces together.
  14. Thought that was pretty good. Too many of my joints had that problem. I never thought about the burnishing technique.
  15. We had those in our closet at the old house. Whoever installed them only put enough hooks and brace rods on them to keep them from falling off the walls. Of course my wife had them loaded to the ceiling with boxes of shoes and the hanging clothes were pretty much maxed out. Then one day we heard a loud noise from the closet and look to find the door blocked with the entire shelf ripped from the wall and everything on the floor. Took several hours of picking to get into the closet to evaluate the damage. The installer wasnt too picky about placement of the support hooks and basically was all expansion plugs in the sheetrock. We all know how strong those arent. When repairing it I put in a second tier of shelving and made sure to put the support hooks and braces into the studs in the wall. Problem solved. I think the biggest reason home builders use these is the extreme ease in installing the shelves.