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Link Posted: 8/20/2017 9:25:27 PM EST
Here's a snapshot of the faucet, vanity, top, and new lights with the fresh paint.Attachment Attached File
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 9:37:38 PM EST
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looking good!

I have to ask, because we'll be putting a vessel sink on top of a wood surface in our half bath... did you treat the surface with anything special? I've always wondered how the drips/splash would affect a wooden vanity top.
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 10:02:43 PM EST
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looking good!

I have to ask, because we'll be putting a vessel sink on top of a wood surface in our half bath... did you treat the surface with anything special? I've always wondered how the drips/splash would affect a wooden vanity top.
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Originally Posted By ChuckD05:
Here's a snapshot of the faucet, vanity, top, and new lights with the fresh paint.https://www.AR15.Com/media/mediaFiles/215078/IMG_20170820_163048-285855.JPG
looking good!

I have to ask, because we'll be putting a vessel sink on top of a wood surface in our half bath... did you treat the surface with anything special? I've always wondered how the drips/splash would affect a wooden vanity top.
I didn't,  if it acts up, I'll shellac it. 
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 9:46:36 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/21/2017 9:47:00 PM EST by jacobsk]
Once again laid out the kerdi membrane. Measure and cut:


Measure out the curb and cut it to fit as well. It's sort of like wrapping a Christmas present:


Mortar it in, I had "tray" on my mind so I used the 1/4" square trowel rather than the 3/16" triangle so it was a little soft underneath. I decided I would wait to mud the seams tomorrow when this dries up solid.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 6:28:26 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/22/2017 6:31:23 PM EST by zegermanznew]
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Originally Posted By jacobsk:
Once again laid out the kerdi membrane. Measure and cut:
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Measure out the curb and cut it to fit as well. It's sort of like wrapping a Christmas present:
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Mortar it in, I had "tray" on my mind so I used the 1/4" square trowel rather than the 3/16" triangle so it was a little soft underneath. I decided I would wait to mud the seams tomorrow when this dries up solid.
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I really like that tile and color and the Kerdi looks like it came out nice.



I just mowed the lawn today (lol) and yesterday was my wife's birthday. We started the day with a range trip and then spent the day out, but here's some pics from the weekend.

We painted (mostly my wife painted) and she's actually a pretty good painter. She's done most of our trim and helped with all the walls. Sherwin Williams Emerald line makes the walls very easy to look like a pro (I painted my way through college).

An E1 and an apprentice that work for me came over this weekend and did my service upgrade with me. Went from a full 125A to a 200A with 20 some-odd open circuits. It's overkill for sure, I could have just got a larger panel but what's the fun in that. Now I've got all the room I could ever need to play with. I'm going to immediately add a circuit for the recessed lighting in the basement, and a few over the winter for a circuit of outlets and another of lights in the garage. And I'll need a few for the kitchen in the fall.

I got the wall up around it immediately, I'll do the trim when I do the other half of the basement.

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Link Posted: 8/26/2017 9:07:09 PM EST
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Originally Posted By zegermanznew:


I really like that tile and color and the Kerdi looks like it came out nice.



I just mowed the lawn today (lol) and yesterday was my wife's birthday. We started the day with a range trip and then spent the day out, but here's some pics from the weekend.

We painted (mostly my wife painted) and she's actually a pretty good painter. She's done most of our trim and helped with all the walls. Sherwin Williams Emerald line makes the walls very easy to look like a pro (I painted my way through college).

An E1 and an apprentice that work for me came over this weekend and did my service upgrade with me. Went from a full 125A to a 200A with 20 some-odd open circuits. It's overkill for sure, I could have just got a larger panel but what's the fun in that. Now I've got all the room I could ever need to play with. I'm going to immediately add a circuit for the recessed lighting in the basement, and a few over the winter for a circuit of outlets and another of lights in the garage. And I'll need a few for the kitchen in the fall.

I got the wall up around it immediately, I'll do the trim when I do the other half of the basement.

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Looking good! I've become a big fan of the Emrald paint. It's the product I put on trim because it lays so even and dries rock hard which really helps because I'm using soft pine for the trim boards.

Definitely a good call on the larger panel. You'll find uses for the extra space. Got a generator interlock yet?

I have a few updates since it's been a busy week:

Hired a crew to roof the house.


While I know better than to roof a house with 24' to the ground I did take advantage of the opportunity to rebuild the flat portion of our roof where a cupela once stood.

The platform is 6ft by 10ft and I wanted a solid deck that would allow me to build a cupela in the future when everything settles down.



Pretty cool to see the roof when done, the fellas we hired had a drone.


On Thursday the wife used vinegar to clean the marble bathroom floor. Not sure how or if I can repair the etch it left behind. Anyone have any ideas? This is a picture of the reflection of the ceiling light. You can see the right hand side is shiny because it hasn't been etched by vinegar.

This one you can see the reflection on the black tile:


And today I busted out the planer and jointer to clean up 20 boards for some door trim. It's amazing how good planets are at finding staples so @FN64GR looks like I'll be ordering a set of knives for the belsaw after all! (I put the guard on the planer too)
Link Posted: 8/26/2017 10:51:51 PM EST
Threw together a cabinet for small parts/hardware storage.
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Link Posted: 8/26/2017 11:57:51 PM EST
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Threw together a cabinet for small parts/hardware storage.
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I could use about 4 of those carts
Link Posted: 8/27/2017 7:44:27 AM EST
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Looking good! I've become a big fan of the Emrald paint. It's the product I put on trim because it lays so even and dries rock hard which really helps because I'm using soft pine for the trim boards.

Definitely a good call on the larger panel. You'll find uses for the extra space. Got a generator interlock yet?

I have a few updates since it's been a busy week:

Hired a crew to roof the house.
https://www.AR15.Com/media/mediaFiles/116241/IMG_1156_JPG-291293.jpg

While I know better than to roof a house with 24' to the ground I did take advantage of the opportunity to rebuild the flat portion of our roof where a cupela once stood.
https://www.AR15.Com/media/mediaFiles/116241/IMG_1155_JPG-291296.jpg
The platform is 6ft by 10ft and I wanted a solid deck that would allow me to build a cupela in the future when everything settles down.
https://www.AR15.Com/media/mediaFiles/116241/IMG_1164_JPG-291301.jpg
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Pretty cool to see the roof when done, the fellas we hired had a drone.
https://www.AR15.Com/media/mediaFiles/116241/IMG_1182_JPG-291304.jpg

On Thursday the wife used vinegar to clean the marble bathroom floor. Not sure how or if I can repair the etch it left behind. Anyone have any ideas? This is a picture of the reflection of the ceiling light. You can see the right hand side is shiny because it hasn't been etched by vinegar.
https://www.AR15.Com/media/mediaFiles/116241/IMG_1208_JPG-291321.jpg
This one you can see the reflection on the black tile:
https://www.AR15.Com/media/mediaFiles/116241/IMG_1209_JPG-291322.jpg

And today I busted out the planer and jointer to clean up 20 boards for some door trim. It's amazing how good planets are at finding staples so @FN64GR looks like I'll be ordering a set of knives for the belsaw after all! (I put the guard on the planer too)
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I suspect the wifey liked the new bathroom tile so much she googled a sneaky way to destroy the old one. Lol

Not sure how to fix that, maybe a compound buffing and a good sealer.
Link Posted: 8/27/2017 3:27:41 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/27/2017 4:13:08 PM EST by zegermanznew]
I got most of the trim up. I'm short a couple pieces for the doors behind me. The wife unit followed behind and puttied up the holes. I'll sand tomorrow or something and paint later in the week. I'm gonna go fishing now.




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ETA: Everyone should have one of these. Best $7 I've ever spent on a tool.

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Link Posted: 8/27/2017 5:30:31 PM EST
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Originally Posted By zegermanznew:
I got most of the trim up. I'm short a couple pieces for the doors behind me. The wife unit followed behind and puttied up the holes. I'll sand tomorrow or something and paint later in the week. I'm gonna go fishing now.




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ETA: Everyone should have one of these. Best $7 I've ever spent on a tool.

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When it comes to targeted ads I swear whoever sells those adjustable squares has my name on a list. I can't look at anything online without an ad for one of those things popping up!

Problem is I don't know what I'd use it for! Hell I'd pay $7 just to stop seeing advertisements for the dang things!

Good work on the trim. It's neat to see your basement almost done.
Link Posted: 8/27/2017 5:40:19 PM EST
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Originally Posted By GySgt_D:
About to scrape some bird guts off of a 767 nose landing gear

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Link Posted: 8/27/2017 7:17:57 PM EST
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When it comes to targeted ads I swear whoever sells those adjustable squares has my name on a list. I can't look at anything online without an ad for one of those things popping up!

Problem is I don't know what I'd use it for! Hell I'd pay $7 just to stop seeing advertisements for the dang things!

Good work on the trim. It's neat to see your basement almost done.
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Lol, it was the same thing for me, the ads were everywhere. One night I got drunk enough to order one and I'm glad I did. I use it for everything, my house was built in 72' so nothing is square. It saves me a couple trips out to the saw when cutting corner trim. It's nice being able to just capture the angle and bring it out to the saw with me to fit some pieces.




My wife must have figured I was trying to go fishing cause she made a massive meal and fed me like a glut. I didn't have the energy to go anymore so I just sanded and got some tape up.
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Link Posted: 8/28/2017 10:41:07 PM EST
Finally got the primer on the corbels tonight. What a pain in the rear end to spray

Link Posted: 8/29/2017 8:18:22 PM EST
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Finally got the primer on the corbels tonight. What a pain in the rear end to spray

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If you had to do it again, would you prime them before you put them up?



Clean up that work station!
Link Posted: 8/30/2017 9:59:41 PM EST
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If you had to do it again, would you prime them before you put them up?



Clean up that work station!
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Naw, unfortunately I have to sand everything after mudding it in place so paint has to happen last. Spraying is a challenge because I'm relatively inexperienced and it's pretty confined between the corbels.

Hey that work station is how I keep track of all the stuff I lose! If I can't find it then it's almost certainly in the pile

Primed yesterday and painted today.



I had posted earlier about a tub faucet which has failed from one of our bathrooms. Well I called Kingston Brass and told the gal what had happened and she asked for a picture. A few days later a new faucet kit arrived via FedEx I gotta say I'm impressed.

Yeah I'll have to install it, but I thought it was pretty cool that a company would drop a couple hundred dollar item in the mail like that.
Link Posted: 8/31/2017 12:07:20 AM EST
New man door for the Garage. Got rid of the crappy steel builder grade door. Will go much better with the new door  (also pictured) we have coming along with new windows in about 5 weeks.

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New front door and sidelights
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Link Posted: 8/31/2017 6:24:14 AM EST
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Naw, unfortunately I have to sand everything after mudding it in place so paint has to happen last. Spraying is a challenge because I'm relatively inexperienced and it's pretty confined between the corbels.

Hey that work station is how I keep track of all the stuff I lose! If I can't find it then it's almost certainly in the pile

Primed yesterday and painted today.
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I had posted earlier about a tub faucet which has failed from one of our bathrooms. Well I called Kingston Brass and told the gal what had happened and she asked for a picture. A few days later a new faucet kit arrived via FedEx I gotta say I'm impressed.

Yeah I'll have to install it, but I thought it was pretty cool that a company would drop a couple hundred dollar item in the mail like that.
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Looks great!

I love supporting companies with good CS.
Link Posted: 8/31/2017 6:24:38 AM EST
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New man door for the Garage. Got rid of the crappy steel builder grade door. Will go much better with the new door  (also pictured) we have coming along with new windows in about 5 weeks.

Old door
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New Door
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New front door and sidelights
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Gorgeous door, I'm showing this to my wife.
Link Posted: 8/31/2017 9:18:12 AM EST
@SouthernBeau that door looks fantastic!

There's something (maybe the proportionality) of the door to trim to brick that screams "this is what right looks like" good work.
Link Posted: 8/31/2017 11:03:11 AM EST
Thanks all. It's a new house for the wife and I. We bought well and it appraised +17k so we've been working to make it ours and put in a little extra value. I modded/assembled 3 John Louis Home closet kits to make our master closet. It's hard to get a good picture in a walkin but it's approximately 5x15 and came out super nice.

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The middle shelves (claimed by wife)
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Reverse wall 7ft and 4ft hanging shelves.
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Thanks all. It's a new house for the wife and I. We bought well and it appraised +17k so we've been working to make it ours and put in a little extra value. I modded/assembled 3 John Louis Home closet kits to make our master closet. It's hard to get a good picture in a walkin but it's approximately 5x15 and came out super nice.

Her side
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My side
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The middle shelves (claimed by wife)
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Reverse wall 7ft and 4ft hanging shelves.
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I didn't know closet organizers like that existed. I am NOT showing the wife those good work.

I was planning on using a bunch of antique 4 panel doors (rip them in half) as uprights to hold shelves and drawers but I like how the John Louis kits offer modularity.

I think I'm now going to try and mimic something like what you have. I really like how they're suspended above the base trim too.
Link Posted: 8/31/2017 1:22:02 PM EST
Search around. They have 12" deep and 16" deep kits and then they have different versions of those kits. I'm into the closet about $2k and approximately $1400 of that is the closet kits. New paint, new lighting, new flooring, some trim etc. I was quoted $5,800 for a "custom closet" and I wouldn't have been this nice in my opinion.

I think I ordered through Joss & Main. Watch for sales and search for coupon codes too.

I ordered two of these

And one of these

I have one 'open tower', a 7 ft and 4ft shelf and plenty of hardware and hanging rod left. Enough to do a standard closet upstairs.
Link Posted: 9/3/2017 9:27:40 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/3/2017 9:40:53 AM EST by RedSS454]
You guys all do some incredible work! I'm jealous of the skills you have.

My Saturday was spent making a firewood shelter. I decided last year to start updating my tool collection, so what comes after you buy tools? You find something to do with them. Was going to do a DIY thread but figured I'd pail in comparison to some here, and didn't take any build pics.

Overall I was happy with how it came out: Attachment Attached File


Used an old pallet for the base, 6 1'x1' concrete blocks, a bunch of 2x4's, a pound of screws, and 2 pieces of the corrugated tin roof. Some 1x6s will be going on in the next week or so as time permits to close in the sides a bit.

3 trips to Lowes later , and I was happy with it. Helpful hint: check you have the right length screws before you leave the store.

Next spring, I plan on a stone fire pit. Next weekend is a serpentine belt and oil change on my truck, before the weather gets to bad.
Link Posted: 9/3/2017 2:15:54 PM EST
Looks nice and functional. With only 3 trips to the hardware store I'm doubting your amateur status. My record is 5 trips before noon. I'm the absolute worst planner and am constantly making in the fly changes.  Post up your projects I'm certain we'd like to see them.
Link Posted: 9/3/2017 5:04:43 PM EST
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Looks nice and functional. With only 3 trips to the hardware store I'm doubting your amateur status. My record is 5 trips before noon. I'm the absolute worst planner and am constantly making in the fly changes.  Post up your projects I'm certain we'd like to see them.
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Thanks! I'm trying to ween down my trips to 1, I'll get there eventually. Luckily I have 3 hardware stores within 3 miles. I'm an awful planner. The above was done with looking at a few pics on line and going with the "F it, we'll do it live" mentality. You know how hard it is to cut the angles for the roof stringers with zero idea what your doing, and a miter saw?

Anything I do next I'll take some pics. Have a few projects in mind (half due to this site).
Link Posted: 9/3/2017 6:44:28 PM EST
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You guys all do some incredible work! I'm jealous of the skills you have.

My Saturday was spent making a firewood shelter. I decided last year to start updating my tool collection, so what comes after you buy tools? You find something to do with them. Was going to do a DIY thread but figured I'd pail in comparison to some here, and didn't take any build pics.

Overall I was happy with how it came out: https://www.AR15.Com/media/mediaFiles/179375/IMG_0537-297929.JPG

Used an old pallet for the base, 6 1'x1' concrete blocks, a bunch of 2x4's, a pound of screws, and 2 pieces of the corrugated tin roof. Some 1x6s will be going on in the next week or so as time permits to close in the sides a bit.

3 trips to Lowes later , and I was happy with it. Helpful hint: check you have the right length screws before you leave the store.

Next spring, I plan on a stone fire pit. Next weekend is a serpentine belt and oil change on my truck, before the weather gets to bad.
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That actually looks awesome to me. I'm probably going to steal that exact design for mine. I just need it to be 12 times larger but exact same concept/design.

About the multiple trips thing: the best way to overcome that is to just buy too much stuff on the first trip. I don't always know what I'm doing (I hardly know what I'm doing), so when I'm standing there in the aisle debating if I need this one thing or how much of what to get, I just buy all of it. If you think you might need it, or are not sure, just get it. Then keep a tidy pile of stuff to return at the beginning of your next project. Places like HD and Lowes don't require you to provide a receipt for returns if you have the same credit card you purchased it with. The transactions are saved.






I finally finished the basement. Tomorrow I'll scrub the floors and clear coat the ledge and then it's time to put the room back together. Just in time for football!!!

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Link Posted: 9/5/2017 8:29:34 PM EST
The room is back together. I'll take more pics tomorrow.

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Link Posted: 9/6/2017 9:56:03 PM EST
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The room is back together. I'll take more pics tomorrow.

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Good work! I bet that feels good!
Link Posted: 9/6/2017 10:04:08 PM EST
It's been a few since I've posted an update. Spent the weekend with the family up north and enjoyed a little R&R. Life's no fun without some cabin projects.

We picked up an old hatchet from a rummage sale for a couple bucks. Looked like someone had been splitting rocks with it so while the wife was off collecting hazelnuts me and the kids decided to bring it back to life.

Started by filing the deep gouges off the cutting edges and getting a shape back on it.


Next we cut the handle off (it was cracked) and got it glowing red with a torch:


After a dunk in some used motor oil my son was enjoying the warmth it retained. These projects are the best because it peaks his curiosity.


Turned out all right, we'll find a handle and get it fitted up next trip.
Link Posted: 9/6/2017 10:10:30 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/6/2017 10:11:57 PM EST by jacobsk]
This week we've continued on our saga to finish painting the house.

Spent a day taping the moldings off (I hate masking) but again the kids added their touch.

It's fun when they're engaged, not much else you can do with a project like this and having a 2&4 year old running around!


Wife picked up the last needed gallon of paint so there's really nothing holding us back now. I sprayed the sand texture about 2 hours ago.


Gosh I can't wait to be done with painting.
Link Posted: 9/7/2017 1:11:41 AM EST
Incredible work fellas. I picked up 4 large end tables for $142.00

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Then hung the new quick access "safe" in the closet.

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Link Posted: 9/7/2017 1:42:29 AM EST
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Then hung the new quick access "safe" in the closet.

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@SouthernBeau Who makes that safe?
Link Posted: 9/7/2017 10:43:57 AM EST
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Originally Posted By SouthernBeau:
Incredible work fellas. I picked up 4 large end tables for $142.00

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Then hung the new quick access "safe" in the closet.

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Hah, I can see the end tables!

I'm also eager to see who makes that safe
Link Posted: 9/7/2017 12:36:59 PM EST
Hornady makes it. I got it from Midway. Great so far. Going to work the RFiD hard (3 times a day) to be sure it works on demand to my satisfaction.

Safe HERE
Link Posted: 9/7/2017 2:35:36 PM EST
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Hornady makes it. I got it from Midway. Great so far. Going to work the RFiD hard (3 times a day) to be sure it works on demand to my satisfaction.

Safe HERE
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I like that a lot. Does it work with a 30rd mag inserted?
Link Posted: 9/7/2017 4:41:37 PM EST
Yes with 30 Rd mag
Link Posted: 9/7/2017 9:24:12 PM EST
I bought an axe at a flea market for $5.  When it started raining today I grabbed the axe and went over to the band saw to saw off the bad handle.   A friggin live mouse came out of the saw when the blade started spinning.  It seems the mouse decide to make a house out of the inside of my band saw.  Cleaned the saw out, then sawed the handle off.  The little sob got in where the dust collector attached.   Now I have to cap that.
Link Posted: 9/7/2017 10:14:53 PM EST
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I bought an axe at a flea market for $5.  When it started raining today I grabbed the axe and went over to the band saw to saw off the bad handle.   A friggin live mouse came out of the saw when the blade started spinning.  It seems the mouse decide to make a house out of the inside of my band saw.  Cleaned the saw out, then sawed the handle off.  The little sob got in where the dust collector attached.   Now I have to cap that.
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lucky guy! I was expecting a messy mouse ending!
Link Posted: 9/7/2017 10:15:35 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/7/2017 10:27:43 PM EST by jacobsk]
No more spraying paint for me





I'm getting worse at these ipotato pics
Link Posted: 9/8/2017 7:03:03 PM EST
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That looks awesome man! I can't wait to see it all put together. It's obvious the ceilings are high but I just realized how high they are. 20 stairs!?! Holy shit.

I can't wait to see that brick wall without plastic on it.
Link Posted: 9/8/2017 9:41:02 PM EST
Had to replace the glass insert trim on the front door, as a result of the kids always slammimg it, the weight of the glass breaking the trim over time.

Thankfully finding replacement trim was easy, didn't have to make it myself it.  http://www.allaboutdoors.com/Therma-Tru-22-x-64-for-1-2-or-1-inch-glass-Surround-Only-No-Glass-1-Lite

All done for now.  Next up is to pull the door, replace the weatherstripping and bottom seal and correct that plumbness.

Link Posted: 9/9/2017 7:48:57 PM EST
Damaged Italian marble & brass chandelier on Craigslist? Sure why not.  

Fixed this baby up.
They dont make stuff like this anymore.



Another damaged Italian brass chandelier on Craigslist? Well we're in the mood so what the hell.

This one is missing some of the crystal so we'll have to find a few.


I have a Craigslist problem...

I've been fixing up that panel saw for a while. I still have a CL search set up and one hit my radar yesterday. They seem to run $700-$1300 used which is why I was comfortable buying a rusty frame for $75 blasting, painting, adding a new saw for $130 etc. this saw was listed for $200

Being that I can't let a good deal invalidate my efforts I bought it so I now have a project saw and a saw ready to cut.

Did I say I have a Craigslist problem?


Oh and I sanded & painted by hand the edge of the deck where our stairway passes through.
Link Posted: 9/9/2017 8:06:24 PM EST
I also spent some time monkeying with the vacuum forming machine in an effort to make some pieces which could be used as trim above the arched windows. I have 36 to do so I was trying to avoid having to cast them all one by one.

I bought a medallion from Amazon warehouse to see if I could transfer the detail to the pvc sheet. Another question I had was if the foam medallion would be sufficient to take the heat from the machine.



Now I didn't drill any holes for the vacuum to pass through the pattern as I wasn't sure how much it would matter. I also only let the pvc bake for 10 minutes as I was trying to avoid such a large sheet from curling under the heat. It didn't take to the pattern very well.


The heat caused the foam pattern to expand and crack. I'll have to make a mold and cast one from plaster as a pattern if I want to try again.


Now to think of more alternatives...
Link Posted: 9/9/2017 10:09:38 PM EST
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Some super excellent work and some damn cool projects there. Super jealous of the panel saw. If I only had the room.
Link Posted: 9/10/2017 12:58:44 PM EST
Belt sanded the paint of some 60 year old doors and then cut them up to use for stock.Attachment Attached File
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Link Posted: 9/10/2017 1:58:18 PM EST
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On Thursday the wife used vinegar to clean the marble bathroom floor. Not sure how or if I can repair the etch it left behind. Anyone have any ideas? This is a picture of the reflection of the ceiling light. You can see the right hand side is shiny because it hasn't been etched by vinegar.
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Use a good sealer on the marble and it may cover the etching. Cleaning supply stores sell the good sealer. They have varying grades of flat vs shine.  

Next time try Oxy-clean.  It doesn't etch and makes my grout lines look brand new.  It pulls out so much filth that it makes the water look like coffee.  
Link Posted: 9/11/2017 8:05:29 PM EST
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Originally Posted By jacobsk:
I also spent some time monkeying with the vacuum forming machine in an effort to make some pieces which could be used as trim above the arched windows. I have 36 to do so I was trying to avoid having to cast them all one by one.

I bought a medallion from Amazon warehouse to see if I could transfer the detail to the pvc sheet. Another question I had was if the foam medallion would be sufficient to take the heat from the machine.

https://www.AR15.Com/media/mediaFiles/116241/IMG_1559_JPG-303422.jpg

Now I didn't drill any holes for the vacuum to pass through the pattern as I wasn't sure how much it would matter. I also only let the pvc bake for 10 minutes as I was trying to avoid such a large sheet from curling under the heat. It didn't take to the pattern very well.
https://www.AR15.Com/media/mediaFiles/116241/IMG_1564_JPG-303424.jpg

The heat caused the foam pattern to expand and crack. I'll have to make a mold and cast one from plaster as a pattern if I want to try again.
https://www.AR15.Com/media/mediaFiles/116241/IMG_1566_JPG-303431.jpg

Now to think of more alternatives...
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Why not make a mold from that casting?   Then cast with plaster, just like they would have done years ago?
Link Posted: 9/11/2017 8:11:00 PM EST
I finally finished this chair.  I hate doing the finishing stuff - I have no dedicated finishing room, so it ties up everything for a week or two.   I built it a couple years ago, and had it painted with milk paint, but it needed a couple coats of BLO.  
Very comfortable chair.  Does not stay outdoors.
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Link Posted: 9/11/2017 8:32:14 PM EST
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Originally Posted By wildearp:
Use a good sealer on the marble and it may cover the etching. Cleaning supply stores sell the good sealer. They have varying grades of flat vs shine.  

Next time try Oxy-clean.  It doesn't etch and makes my grout lines look brand new.  It pulls out so much filth that it makes the water look like coffee.  
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Related question: Would OxiClean work on countertop granite with haze/etching/whatever from water? I've fought our bathroom counters for the 4 years we've lived here, and can't get the areas around the faucets and knobs to be "clean". If so, how to use it? Make a toothpaste-putty out of it and scrub?
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