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Link Posted: 1/8/2020 5:49:14 PM EST
1991 S10 now with more power

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Heck of a start to pg. 25
Link Posted: 1/12/2020 11:17:44 PM EST
Got the walls textured today. Next weekend, we paint!
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Walls textured?

Texturing applied under the paint?

I'm not a painter but never heard of that?
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Walls textured?

Texturing applied under the paint?

I'm not a painter but never heard of that?
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Texture applied before paint. It's basically thin mud sprayed from an air gun with hopper. The rest of the house is that way so I just imitated the pattern of orange peel I have.
Link Posted: 1/13/2020 8:09:06 PM EST
I plowed today.
Link Posted: 1/25/2020 8:35:06 PM EST
Floors arrived. Delivery guy and I could not get them up the driveway. So work smarter not harder.
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Carried 60 of those 55lbs boxes the last 35ft. My back may never forgive me.

Putting crown molding up in the living room tomorrow and next weekend we start floors.
Link Posted: 3/7/2020 1:36:17 AM EST
Bought some oak, a little pine, and poplar.

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Started on another flag. Below is the first one I built.
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My driveway was in rough shape after this winter.   I spent 6 hrs on the Kubota filling potholes, grading, and compacting my driveway.
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Finally..Got my tree work done.  Had two I couldn’t do myself.  One was hanging over the chimney making it dangerous in the fall with dry leaves and drafting issues when having a fire along with huge roots heading into my basement wall and hanging over my new roof.





This one started life as a Holly “bush” and previous owners let it grow into a tree.  I had to get if off my siding and under control.


So I had it taken down to 3-5’ stumps so it can regrow and I can keep it trimmed at a decent level.


Now I have a lot of work to do on the side yard to get it prepped for some sod.

I HAVE NO IDEA WHY THESE ARE LOADING SIDEWAYS!  They are normal on my iPad.  
OK loaded them up to my Imageshack account and posted them. Direct from my iPad is now loading sideways.
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I laid some tile.  I priced some carpet for the master bedroom and it would seem the formerly reasonable local carpet shop, is trying to pay all their bills on this single job.

So, I bought tile.  $1K for carpet pro-installed, about 220 sq ft, or $800 for wood grain porcelain tile and all the materials.  

My knees told me to NEVER lay tile again in this lifetime.  Well, I set 1/2 the room on TH.  Not too bad.  Set the second half on FR. Very bad.  My back and hamstrings almost made me an invalid after it was done.  Grouted on SA.  Not quite as bad.  

Moving around OK today at work.  Wife will do the mopping and cleanup.  Knees actually survived pretty well.

We also painted the walls, ceiling, baseboard, and removed a shutter window covering that required some drywall patch and texture.  It has been quite a while since I sprayed texture and I didn't mix it long enough.  Lumps are unforgiving in the hopper.

I will reinstall the baseboard tonight and the new 72" ceiling fan comes in Monday.  Next is a new mattress, which is what started off the project.



I will be immediately selling my tile saw.  No more tile for me.

eta:  We used 1/32" spacers, which apparently no longer exist.  Couldn't find them anywhere, so we trimmed up some retired casino playing cards, three cards are 1/32".  It worked, we already removed a bunch of them at the time of the photo.  
Link Posted: 4/28/2020 10:02:32 PM EST
Alright fine I’ll jump back in 🙂

Chicken pen & chicken coop nearing completion.

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Hey jacobsk what kind of chickens you going to be herding?
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Hey jacobsk what kind of c­hickens you going to be herding?
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We have 25 red rangers in the basement at the moment with a plan to opt for some buckeye’s later this summer.

Last year our coop & pen was pretty pitiful.

On another note, on another “hobby” our Nuc’s arrived (honeybees) Sunday and I needed a way to feed them. Built some holders for quart jars 🙂

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So you are going to teach the bees to fill the jars with honey without any bees wax.   Amazing.

I think my Grandma kept red ranger chickens.
Link Posted: 4/30/2020 11:23:27 PM EST
My sister has been using her iPhone as a document camera while holding online meetings from my house.  She had been using stacks of books to get the right height.  

I threw this together today out of some stainless rod and an indicator clamp I had laying around.  

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Action photo

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It breaks down for easy storage
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Link Posted: 5/1/2020 2:00:10 PM EST
Roof vent mounted last night, and roof sheeting completed as well. Steel to go on top hopefully today.


One rule with this random chicken coop project is that I spend zero $ on materials.

Hence the reason for building it board & batton style - I had a pallet of waste plywood cutoffs amidst a load of wood one week not too long ago. I burn cutoffs and wood material from the manufacturing of pallets to heat our home.

Every piece of wood in the structure is pallet or pallet processing refuse.

Windows were free from an old house 🙂

I did cheat and spend $40 on exterior stain to attempt to preserver it for at least a few years.

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The vent was salvage, and since I didn’t have any 12” duct it conveniently fit atop an old cut up 5 gal pail 🤣

Hey, ya work with what you’ve got!

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Link Posted: 5/4/2020 10:04:03 AM EST
We raised about 30 red rangers a couple years ago..
Kept them 8-10 weeks before chop-chop.
We let them free range but they stayed close to the coop.
We didn't de-feather, We skinned and packaged.. MUCH EASIER, Neater as well.
They came in at the 5-7 pound range.. Great tasting meat.
Kudos on the coop... Lookin good.
Link Posted: 5/4/2020 10:32:33 AM EST
All finished up, no more chickens in the basement!

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I think the chickens enjoy watching the kids as much as the kids enjoy watching the chickens.

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Link Posted: 5/4/2020 10:44:39 AM EST
I've gotten tons of stuff done during the strangest vacation I've ever had. Currently working on stripping painted over 1968 wallpaper in the kitchen. I don't know why someone didn't just strip this before. I had to dry scrape because the steam wouldn't penetrate the painted paper. It's been a pain in the ass. Someone also did some skim coating of the edges, likely to keep them from coming up after paint. That has made it worse. After the top layer was scraped it was on to steaming and scraping the backing off. You can kind of see the pattern in the backing. I've done the first skim coat in the areas that messed up the drywall and today I have to sand and do the second and hopefully finally coat. The it will be on to texturing, priming, and painting. After the kitchen is painted I should be basically done with drywall work in this house which has been a ton of work.

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Link Posted: 5/5/2020 4:34:27 PM EST
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Originally Posted By jacobsk:
All finished up, no more chickens ­in the basement! 

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I think the chickens enjoy watching­ the kids as much as the kids enjoy watching ­the chickens. 

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Man that really turned out KICK ASS!   You do great work.
Link Posted: 5/18/2020 5:56:48 PM EST
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Originally Posted By jacobsk:
All finished up, no more chickens ­in the basement! 

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I think the chickens enjoy watching­ the kids as much as the kids enjoy watching ­the chickens. 

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'grats!
Link Posted: 5/30/2020 10:42:21 PM EST
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Goncalo alves on antique brass

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Macassar ebony

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Spalted ash on antique silver.
Link Posted: 6/16/2020 7:53:43 PM EST
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Made good progress on my router table today, still have to build some doors and a fence

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I need to build one of these. Did you use a kit or find plans? Or just wing it?
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Link Posted: 6/21/2020 9:57:07 AM EST
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Time to make a new stand/table for my table saw

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Is that a Columbian vise on the corner of the workbench on the wall?
Link Posted: 6/22/2020 6:56:23 AM EST
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No, a craftsman
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Originally Posted By M4ger:

Is that a Columbian vise on the corner of the workbench on the wall?


No, a craftsman
Really cool piece of history there.

I'd love to find one of that style and do a little restoration.
Link Posted: 6/22/2020 12:57:40 PM EST
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Think I found it at a garage sale about 25 years ago, never really did any research but it's been a great vice
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Really cool piece of history there.

I'd love to find one of that style and do a little restoration.


Think I found it at a garage sale about 25 years ago, never really did any research but it's been a great vice

There is a lot of good information available on Garage Journal regarding the history of those vises.

Guessing it falls in the 518X model range maybe with the long C logo.
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Originally Posted By M4ger:

There is a lot of good information available on Garage Journal regarding the history of those vises.

Guessing it falls in the 518X model range maybe with the long C logo.


You aren't wrong

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I'm always on the hunt for something cool.
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Link Posted: 7/11/2020 1:47:51 PM EST
Installed a trigger guard

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Link Posted: 7/19/2020 9:35:37 AM EST
Rather than buy one of those big $250 mosquito traps I built an even bigger one for way less $ 🙂

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gonna need some info on that one

hows it been working? (obviously the chickens not doing his job )
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Looks like I have a new project.

Thanks.
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