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Porch Project #8: Back porch gets new steps

05-07-2019 02:19 PM by bandit571 | 2 comments »

Once I hauled all the toys, and lumber around back. Even had a trip to the Blue Borg….needed: a turnbuckle for the back gate a sparkplug for the mower a box of 3” screwsand..a pair of 2×4 x 8’ treated studs…straight as I could find in the stack. raked away more dirt, leveled some rocks….got the old step the “H” out of my way…idea was to build a box, tap-con it to the slab…add the outside of the box….more room for ...

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Porch Project #7: Finishing touches....gates, screendoor...

05-06-2019 01:52 AM by bandit571 | 1 comment »

Ok…decided the old screen door had to many issues to fix…and make it look right….Boss picked out a fancier, all vinyl version….my job was to install it….old door headed up to the curb… jamb on the latch side needed cleaned up..too many waves, and angles going on..had just the tools for the job.. Type 20 Stanley No.4c, from England…didn’t seem to mind the layers of paint…then the #78 leveled things out, back in the corners…yet n...

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Porch Project #5: Friday's Follies...

04-27-2019 08:01 PM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

Once the rain moved out Friday…hauled the toys back out to the porch.. Still under cover of the little roof. Somehow got a bundle of spindle off the ground, and onto the sawhorses…had a scrap of 2×4 as a spacer…one screw at the top, one at the bottom….holding the top of the spindle even with the top of the top rail….got the front railing almost done.. Added a post for the stairs’ handrail…cut a 2×8 to length. Mitered one end for a &...

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Porch Project #2: blocking, short post, flooring started...

04-25-2019 05:38 PM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

First task, besides a new computer monitor….was to add some blocking and short posts, and get the front two joists straighten out…. Got the middle joist straighter, then got the outside one straighter..by almost an inch….both were bowed in at the middle…Added a second set further down…joists are straight enough, now. First plank for the decking…was just cut to fit between the posts….didn’t feel like notching them…then added a few more...

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Porch Project #1: the plan..

04-25-2019 01:42 AM by bandit571 | 2 comments »

been working all week on this thing, plans were drawn up last week…..Single Brain Cell Sketch Up.. The “existing” porch was tiny, and dangerous… No railings, no hand rails, one step in 18”? decided to “add on” a bit, and add new railings, new steps with handrails suited to people with old, bad, knees…. Same view….new porch would also go across the existing concrete….tap-cons instead of screws. Across the front I wante...

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On Stage at Toronto Home Show! Woodworking Advice

02-23-2019 10:15 PM by WoodshopTherapy | 0 comments »

I spoke at the Greater Toronto Area Home and Reno Show this week. My son recorded the presentation so I thought I would share it for anyone interested. The topic is Woodworking Advice for Home Improvement Projects. https://youtu.be/G7Rlc2FrSXI

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Wall Shelf Build with Lap Joints for Garage Organization

01-27-2019 03:22 PM by WoodshopTherapy | 0 comments »

This week I finished installing wall shelves for recycling bins and a storage tote. They’re super strong – I even stood on them to test if they would hold my weight. Build Video – https://youtu.be/R3hrtPWMkXM In this video to show how to cut lap joints with a few different tools; circular saw, hand saw, and table saw. I also share some woodworking tips along the way. I hope people find it useful.

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That OddLots Ad #14: Making the top, part 1

09-19-2018 12:31 AM by bandit571 | 1 comment »

Can’t work at the bench, right now..so…I can cleaned of the top of the case, haul three planks to the shop… First two, I could carry in one trip…they are also the shortest of the three…60-61” Plank #3 was a bit longer.. Needed to rip one of the planks of about 1-1/2” wide strip…. There were two like this one. Could not reach my go-to saw… SKIL 6” saw….however, I do have another such Vintage saw.. Craftsman 7-1...

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That OddLots Ad #8: Dividers are done, and installed

09-12-2018 03:50 AM by bandit571 | 4 comments »

Had a morning road trip, and Lunch…did a bit of shopping for the shop.. Hand broom and dust pan set, since the last set got broken…gets rough in the shop, somedays. hauled two boxes to the shop, along with the clean up tools, and the camera…took two trips.. One box has the Stanley #45. That mallet? It is the red handled rawhide one I had been using lately. Taped up to keeps things clean. Handle for a better grip, head so it doesn’t “peel” anym...

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That OddLots Ad #5: Side panels are done

09-09-2018 12:07 AM by bandit571 | 3 comments »

Panel #2 came out of the clamps today. Jointed one edge straight…then got the idea to clamp panel #1 to Panel #2 And joint the edges til they matched…that was the plan….however.. With the other sides even..had this much to remove…more than “Just a little off the top”...wasn’t ready to push the No.7c THAT much…..got out an older jack plane, and roughed things down a bit.. Just to get things close.. For the other two planes to finish ...

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