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07-29-2019 01:52 PM

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How did you spend your weekend?

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#1 posted 07-29-2019 02:00 PM

Messing around in the shop. Trying to choose the right design for a small wall cabinet for a lot of bottles of shampoo, lotion, etc. for my niece. Her floor stand for everything is in the way and real toe cruncher. Later a little adult beverage.

-- Bob, FL Keys

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#2 posted 07-29-2019 02:06 PM

a little yard work before the heat and humidity made it too miserable.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#3 posted 07-29-2019 02:18 PM

Building a 90” tall by 40” wide upright pantry out of walnut for a client’s kitchen remodel.

-- There's no such thing as a careless electrician

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#4 posted 07-29-2019 02:37 PM

Yardwork, Jeep Poker Run and Boating. Zero shop time, and that’s fine sometimes!

Edit: and the video asked ‘Enjoy am adult beverage?’ Lawl.

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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#5 posted 07-29-2019 02:44 PM

Cleaning up the parking lot at my office. Cut the grass at home. Went to Total Wine in the next city because we needed wine annnnd I found a Woodcraft store that I wanted to check out. Bought some Maple for my Moxon vise project and did some work on that.

That deck build in the video…I would never break every other board on the same joist. Stuff like that drives me crazy.

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#6 posted 07-29-2019 05:38 PM

I spent the weekend trying to get Marty outa jail

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#7 posted 07-29-2019 05:40 PM

Building a greenhouse in 105° heat. Not a lot of fun.

-- Greg, No. Cal. - "Gaudete in Domino Semper"

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#8 posted 07-29-2019 05:40 PM

I spent and have been spending several weekends taking my property from this:

to this:

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

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#9 posted 07-29-2019 05:55 PM

Finishing up some yard work and then replaced some rotted planks on the deck. Began the prep work to re-stain the entire deck and hope to get that done soon before my long-awaited project for the year / final frontier for the last 15 years: clean out, repaint, and set up a new workshop in my cluttered garage!

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#10 posted 07-29-2019 06:37 PM

Spent most of it in the shop, BUT, taking a break from the workbench project and the on going organization of the new-ish space. Believe it or not, I spent time using scraps of 2X4s cut at 45 and 30 degree angles making “trenches” for a small collection of “dimestore” lead soldiers. Wooden coffee stirrer “boards” behind, sawdust “earth” glued on the front. Using a bit of 2X4, a broom handle, and the spring from a ball point pen, I also made a “howitzer” for the little guys. (vintage ones cost anywhere from about $20-55, so I preferred to make mine, “free-ninety-nine”) After some experimental firing, it seemed a little under powered. (OK, I didn’t have any dowels on hand of the correct “caliber”, so I used smaller ones for “shells”, which were a little light weight for this gun) Anyway, I decided to increase fire power by adding a second pen spring.
WHOA! Talk about a weapon of “mass destruction”! There was a “little mis-fire” before I could secure the breech cap to the plunger, and it shot about eight feet, slamming into the roll up door with a loud “Bang!”. NO, I DID NOT SHOOT MY EYE OUT….;-P , but I WILL be returning to a single spring with the proper sized shells. Can’t have some smart ass loading a BB in there and doing some REAL damage!
No lead soldiers were harmed during the development of this weapon.

-- OleGrump

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#11 posted 07-29-2019 09:26 PM

Smitty – Whaaat? An adult beverages ‘am be good ’! Especially after a long day.

Gary – So, you’re the guy who bailed me out! Many, many thanks! I owe you an adult beverage.

Got too damn hot! (around 100 with the RH. Same for today and tomorrow.) I ‘looked at’ many projects in the works and made mental notes on those that are to follow and organization. I’ll get there! Did do a little outdoor plumbing and worked on the pool. Figured playing with water was the way to go….

-- Marty, Long Island, NY

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#12 posted 07-30-2019 02:18 AM

Trying to get some yard work, etc., done. Has been a VERY hot summer lately, a week or three ago we had 5/6 days up around 105 degrees, heat index around 110/117 degrees. Lately around upper 90s. During hot part of day, goofing off in shop, ( air conditioned ), praying for snow !!! Mel

-- MEL, Kansas

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#13 posted 07-30-2019 04:34 AM

Yeti, is that Kudzu you hear so many Southerners cussing about? Or just plain average overgrown? How did you get it gone?

We’ve been staying in the AC except when grass cutting drags us outside. Too darn hot. I can work in the shop from daylight to about Noon, then it’s getting a bit toasty.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#14 posted 07-30-2019 04:40 AM

Been building a desk…..and getting a sore knee worked on…

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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#15 posted 07-30-2019 06:40 PM

It’s mostly blackberries and other random thorny things with miscellaneous weeds mixed in. I started with a weedeater, then got a grass gator head for it (think tiny brush hog) that works fairly well but very slow. I tuned up a beater push mower and started using that some too, also painfully slow and a bit of a workout but at least it sort of mulches everything up. Had it looking ok in March and didn’t head up there for ~7 weeks during which time everything came back with a vengeance. I scored a used riding mower from my grandma and got it running again, it’s been a beast despite using it for something it clearly wasn’t designed to do. The latest project has been clearing all the rocks from the area that will be mowed ongoing as regular maintenance. Cutting unseen rocks in half with the mowing deck is proving kinda rough on the new blades I put on it a couple months ago, more so when the rock wins and it shears both blade bolts knocking it off the spindle. It’s a slow and arduous process but it’s great exercise and all quotes I’ve gotten so far to fix everything have been $20K+ which would put me on a pretty well equipped compact tractor.

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

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