Tool thoughts #56: finally warm enough to get something done... & #facepalm moments

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Blog entry by NedB posted 03-11-2014 06:08 PM 1694 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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pics to follow… my phone died and I’m still in the middle of things (came in to warm it up & get a charger cable).

I’m finally getting to hanging my insulation out in the shop today. we’ve got temps in the 40’s finally… and while that’s not balmy to some, it is good enough for me.

I picked up some lumbah for the project last week… but the thermometer kept reading just under 30°. That meant that IN the shop it would be about 20°. Today it is in the low 40’s and that means the shop is just above freezing. (I’m not putting heat out there just for a quick one day project). Cool, but workable.

SO I get out in the shop, move the insulation out of the way, move the ladder, move the dust collector out of the way…dust off the tablesaw (huh? where’d all this sawdust come from… oh yeah, the cat tree project) turn on tablesaw for a second… nothing… #facepalm

move 2×4’s, move ladder, move dust collector again, go plug in the shop. (yes, I turned the saw off before I left it…)

get out the chopsaw, plug it in…

find 8’ 2×4 chop it in half (why not the tablesaw? there’s stuff in the way, chopsaw on an angle and I can get first cut done)

cut pieces for brackets to hold up the 12’ boards across the shop. find drill… where’s the )(&@# drill? Oh yeah, it’s in the house. schlep back to house, find drill, batteries, screws bring them out to the shop. put pieces together, split small pieces. mutter mutter mutter*...

cut more small parts. drill pilot holes, screw them together.

move ladder, climb up, mark 8’ and return to get driver and bracket… climb back up to screw bracket into place, realize that the design needs work… I’m 90° out of phase. pause project to think on how to fix this… sign on to LJ’s and blog about it.

Well,there’s the solution… why put a ‘support’ board up at all? I simply screwed three short pieces up to capture the cross piece.

And there’s the ‘other end’...

as to ‘weight’, it is only a 2” piece of rigid insulation…

voila, it works! :

-- Ned - 2B1ASK1

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Don Butler

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#1 posted 03-11-2014 06:31 PM

Wow, Ned, that sounds like my shop!


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#2 posted 03-11-2014 06:44 PM

I also know the feeling… :)

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#3 posted 03-11-2014 08:11 PM

figured someone would ‘get’ it… thanks guys!

now I have to trim down the third piece in the middle 7”. I’m thinking that the snow will be receiving a bunch of insulation dust from my cordless saw in a few minutes.

-- Ned - 2B1ASK1

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