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About MattF

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  • Birthday 04/21/1977

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    : Mill Creek, Wa
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    Trying to increase my skill set.

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  1. Kinda been doing the same thing. During conference calls I come out and do small things like router setup etc etc. I will say I am getting alot of shop time with this working from home and stay at home order. That order just got extended to May 4th.
  2. Thoroughly enjoying the build right now. Hard to get actual work done when I am sitting on the other side of the wall from the bench. I just want to get out there and keep going. So close to the finish line.
  3. I havent updated this in a while, but much progress has been made due to being shutdown. I am fortunate in the fact that I can work from home, counting my lucky stars on that. With no commute and no where to go, shop time has increased significantly. Leg vise has been fitted, tested and completed Base is complete. Laid out mortise locations for the slabs yesterday and hope to cut those this afternoon.
  4. Been working from home since the 13th here. That was also the day that they shut down the school district til April 27th. Everything that everyone else has said is the same here in the Seattle Metro area. Normally I am a home body, but this crap is wearing on me. Not a lot of human interaction, just with wife and son. We have been in the market for a new puppy and figured this would be a good time since we will be home for the 6 weeks minimum. Starting to think that wasnt such a great idea. Wife and I split the schooling duties in order for us to keep working. School schedule does include an hour of woodshop. We are building him a toolbox, which started with a little bit of design work using Solidworks. Yesterday we did auto shop instead of woodworking. Found a smoking deal on a set of wheels and tires that I have been hunting for a while.
  5. MattF

    Feet Up Rev 2

    Nice Kettle! I have the same color.
  6. I would like to play with one and will probably build one at some point. Just waiting for a drum to fall in my lap.
  7. I looked in to the Pit Barrel cookers when I was smoker shopping. They are nice and people love them. What turned me away was the limited access to the fuel. I ultimately went with the Weber Smokey Mountain 22".
  8. My son and I spent the day finishing up his Pinewood Derby car and practicing a little baseball.
  9. MattF

    New Lumber Hauler

    This happened to me yesterday at the store. Jumped out the truck and locked the doors. Came out 5 minutes later and it was still running.
  10. MattF

    New Lumber Hauler

    The new Suburbans are nice. My wife wanted to replace our Tahoe with a new one. I stood my ground on getting a truck. Same comfort level as a Tahoe or Suburban but more utilitarian. Not everyone needs a pick up.
  11. MattF

    New Lumber Hauler

    We were told that the Ram fobs were almost $500 to replace. WTF!
  12. MattF

    New Lumber Hauler

    The prices my change your mind. Felt sick to stomach signing the paperwork. I didnt know Honda made a truck. The ride quality is off the charts for a 1/2 ton truck. Interior is best in class in my opinion. Mine does not have all the bells and whistles, just what I need. Honestly, I could get by with a mid size truck. Our travel trailer only weighs 3k dry so it can be pulled by a lot of smaller vehicles. I looked at the Colorados and felt that they were a nice truck until I sat inside. It felt to small for me. We are planning some long trips with the travel trailer, so interior room and comfort was big on the list. I am constantly scanning my mirrors while towing. I can normally drive a vehicle for 12 hours easy, but like to limit to 8 while towing. Had to explain to my wife that it is more exhausting while towing because there is a lot more going on. Constantly scanning mirrors, monitoring the gauges, looking out for idiot drivers. Looking at tonneau covers for now. Probably going to pick up one that wont break the bank and see how I like it. I prefer the full truck caps, but they are [proud of them things. Thanks. The Eco-Diesels are nice.
  13. MattF

    New Lumber Hauler

    Trailer shouldn’t be a problem at all. Hoping to not even know it’s back there unless I look.
  14. I no longer have to load lumber in the back of a Tahoe or strap plywood to the top. 2019 Ram Bighorn Picked her up Thursday night. Took it on a small road trip to the mountains yesterday and we are extremely pleased with the ride quality and comfort level. I have been a Chevy guy my whole life. After looking at Rams, Chevys, GMCs and Toyota, the Ram won.
  15. My end cap has slight gaps also. Should not affect functionality at all. Bench looks good so far.