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2019 Spring Surprise Project Swap

by EarlS
posted 11-28-2018 02:41 AM


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EarlS

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#4251 posted 03-21-2019 11:29 AM

Kenny – you are correct. The box size was determined by the clock face dimensions. Basically, work your way from the inside out. When you buy the clock movement you can choose the size of the hands. Before you do that, though, you need to know what size clock face you want. ClockPrints does a decent job of explaining some of the details.

OK – I know I need to start the clock build blog. I’m down to running the beer swap stuff through the planer to get a consistent thickness. This is the part where I worry that the hours of work will get messed up if something breaks or splinters or gets chewed up. If things go well tonight I should have some time later to work on the first part explaining all of this in more detail and also finding the various links and such.

Plans???? I don’t need no stinkin’ plan!!! I do intend to finish the SketchUp model as well. I’m almost through the worst of the packing so I should have more time. Neil might have to take some more pictures though so I can illustrate things.

I took another load of equipment to the storage place last night. The only things left are the large items and they are all on rollers. Not sure if it will all fit in a 10×10.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#4252 posted 03-21-2019 11:42 AM


Kenny – you are correct.
- EarlS

Careful telling him that


If things go well tonight I should have some time later to work on BBQ Swap Stuff
- EarlS

Fixed it for ya!


I took another load of equipment to the storage place last night. The only things left are the large items and they are all on rollers. Not sure if it will all fit in a 10×10.
- EarlS

Any of the big tools you want to upgrade? It’d be a great time to offload the old on Craigslist and shop for replacements ;-)

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#4253 posted 03-21-2019 12:19 PM

Want to upgrade – of course, need to upgrade, we’ll have to see. The local CL prices are pathetically low and everyone wants to offer even less. I got $100 for a 8.5 HP 27” snow blower. Same thing for a Stihl chainsaw that was $250 new, 4 years ago. Although, now you have me thinking. If I sell it because there isn’t room in the storage unit then I can tell my wife I need to get a new one later to replace it…... hmmm?? you might be on to something. Bandsaw, drill press, miter saw, and maybe jointer???

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#4254 posted 03-21-2019 12:19 PM

Thanks Earl :-) That simplifies things greatly in my mind. From the pics I’ve seen, I was having trouble figuring out how you integrated everything. Knowing that it’s essentially 2 pieces simplifies things for my monkey brain ;-P

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#4255 posted 03-21-2019 12:40 PM

Looks like I have preliminary approval to list the drill press, miter saw, and maybe the bandsaw. I suppose you are going to want a consulting fee for that brilliant idea??

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#4256 posted 03-21-2019 01:09 PM

Earl, in the DFW area at least, we’ve been having much better luck buying and selling on Facebook Marketplace lately. It doesn’t hurt to list in both but lately we’ve stop listing on CL. My theory is that since it’s not totally anonymous, you get a little better experience and fewer, though not zero, jerks trying to lowball.

Those clocks are just stunning. My wife has bought a couple of old clocks that look pretty bad and I’ve been thinking about removing the movements and making a new case for them. She usually finds them at thrift stores for under $10, though you may have to repair the movement or find a replacement pendulum or something. Something like you clocks would be a perfect way to retask an old movement.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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#4257 posted 03-21-2019 01:13 PM

I’m not sure about the chainsaw Earl, maybe the wrong time of year. I wouldn’t give $20 for a snowblower so I’d say $100 was great!
I’ll second Nathan’s Facebook comment- I prefer it to CL plus then you at least have a good idea who you’re meeting up with. I sold my DW734 in a few hours on facebook Marketplace!
The only consulting fee is a BBQ signup :-p

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#4258 posted 03-21-2019 01:17 PM

I want to use FB marketplace but, not bad enough to register on FB. I’m on a mission to be the last person on earth without an account.

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#4259 posted 03-21-2019 01:18 PM

You’ll have to battle me then. I’m not on FB either. Which is probably a good thing.

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#4260 posted 03-21-2019 01:35 PM

About the only things I use Facebook for is FB marketplace and sharing my LJ project postings with friends and family. When I first signed up about 10 years ago, it was kind of cool seeing what all of my highschool friends that I had lost track of were up to. Then I discovered that half of them have become a bunch of @$$holes. Either that or I have. You may be able to search FB marketplace without becoming a member (never tried that) but to respond or list, you will need an ID. You can do what one of my friends did and create an ID for your cat. Kenny, just use your opossum.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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#4261 posted 03-21-2019 01:47 PM

ooh yeah make the name Possum Hedges I like it

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#4262 posted 03-21-2019 01:57 PM

Little bastard stole my phone and made his own.

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#4263 posted 03-21-2019 02:28 PM



I want to use FB marketplace but, not bad enough to register on FB. I m on a mission to be the last person on earth without an account.

- HokieKen


You and Steve will both beat me to signing up! I’ve promised myself I’ll never sign up. I do occasionally cheat and browse FB marketplace on my wife’s account but I can’t message anyone as I don’t have an account and she’d kill me if I started buying crap I don’t need using her account. Every so often someone will list a phone number but that’s certainly the exception based on my observation. I can ask her to message someone for me but she’s got very powerful veto power on any of my superfluous purchases I’m planning.

Kenny, I’m working on my circular saw display just for you. Dad helped me yesterday to start my garage perimeter shelving project and we almost finished one wall (the most complicated wall). I still have to figure out how I’m going to orient my dust collector on the wall and where I want my tool box to reside. Oh, and I checked, of the working Skil worm drive saws I have, none would be reliable users. I have two that I’d really trust and those I’m keeping, the others might work for a little while but have major issues with wear parts no longer being manufactured. Even though it looks like there’s crap everywhere, it’s still a major improvement over how it was previously!

-- "Lack of effort will result in failure with amazing predictability" - Me

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#4264 posted 03-21-2019 02:28 PM

My wife has FB. I deleted my account right after Zuckerberg told Congress they weren’t smart enough to tell him what to do. That and all of the FB hacked accounts.

I might just use her account. That will make her feel like she is part of the process.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#4265 posted 03-21-2019 02:35 PM

Careful Earl, if she sees you sell one for $200 and the new one costs $2000 you might be sleeping with it

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#4266 posted 03-21-2019 04:22 PM

Earl, you just have to get her excited about finding good deals for you and you won’t need an account. I told my wife that I would like to get a Ringmaster and a few months later she found one for me on FBM and at a great price too. She also found the post drill for me for $50 after I showed here a beat up one at a thrift store that was too beat up and way overpriced. Of course my wife has always been a bargain hunter and her hobby is now finding cheap antiques and mid-century stuff and then sometimes reselling them after I fix them up for her.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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#4267 posted 03-21-2019 04:59 PM

I had a fb account. Shut it down over four years ago. My sweetie (though not then) emailed me asking if I had unfriended her. “Nope, shut the whole thing off.” We started dating shortly after that.

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#4268 posted 03-21-2019 06:08 PM

Yeti – that looks better than most of the walls in my garage and I’ve been in mine for 7 years so it could be worse ;-) That is quite the collection of circular saws! I ain’t above buying a parts saw or two if the price is right. I can machine a piece or two if it’s worth the effort :-)

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#4269 posted 03-22-2019 04:05 AM

No FB for me either. But my wife’s Facebook has been very useful on occasion.

-- I'd rather be a hammer than a nail

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#4270 posted 04-21-2019 09:16 PM

Massively late, I know. Way over-estimated my abilities. This is the item I sent Northy about a week ago. I apologize to the team for not holding up my end of the bargain.

-- Joe - I am not entirely worthless, I can always serve as a bad example.

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#4271 posted 04-21-2019 09:43 PM

Great job Pointer. Better late than never.

-- Dave - http://kelleycrafts.com/ - pen blanks - knife scales - turning tools

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#4272 posted 04-21-2019 10:38 PM

Who else thinks Kenny should of worn his outfit on the karts?

Rich

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#4273 posted 04-21-2019 11:18 PM

Over the top, Pointer. Very nice work, but next time take a smaller bite.

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#4274 posted 04-21-2019 11:46 PM

That is excellent work Pointer. Worth the wait. Hope the family issues all worked themselves out.

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#4275 posted 04-22-2019 12:11 AM



Over the top, Pointer. Very nice work, but next time take a smaller bite.

- Dave Polaschek

Dave, how is that branding iron? I’m going to work on a design this week.

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#4276 posted 04-22-2019 12:16 AM

Pointer – glad to see your project. Looks good.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#4277 posted 04-22-2019 12:41 AM


Dave, how is that branding iron? I m going to work on a design this week.

No idea, Steve. I still don’t have enough free bench space to plug it in and warm it up without setting the shop on fire. I’m praying for rain all next weekend so I won’t have to be out in the yard. After this weekend, I have a shovel and two clippers that need sharpening next time I get in the shop.

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#4278 posted 04-22-2019 12:43 AM

Lol, ok.

Question about designs. If I incorporate a hand plane, is that kosher even if I don’t use a hand plane all the time?

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#4279 posted 04-22-2019 12:18 PM



Lol, ok.

Question about designs. If I incorporate a hand plane, is that kosher even if I don t use a hand plane all the time?

- Steve

Yes. If someone’s logo had a hammer in it, would you expect them to use a hammer on every project? ;-)

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#4280 posted 04-22-2019 12:19 PM


Lol, ok.

Question about designs. If I incorporate a hand plane, is that kosher even if I don t use a hand plane all the time?

- Steve

Yes. If someone s logo had a hammer in it, would you expect them to use a hammer on every project? ;-)

- HokieKen

Haha, that’s true. Thanks. Lmao

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Dave Polaschek

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#4281 posted 04-22-2019 12:28 PM

If someone’s logo had a hammer in it, would you expect them to use a hammer on every project? ;-)

Well, yes. But only because I expect a hammer (or mallet or some form of percussive adjustment) to be needed in every project.

If a hammer won’t fix it, you’re not using a big enough hammer!

(And by fix, of course, I mean like a vet “fixes” a dog)

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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