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Link Posted: 2/3/2022 4:31:29 PM EDT
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I love it when there is no fitting of the KAC triggerguard to whatever lower I'm working at the moment.

In this case, it is one of my LMT Defenders slated to become a SAM-Rish gun.

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Link Posted: 2/7/2022 8:54:25 AM EDT
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I milled out a few gnarly pieces of cedar for my great grandpa's old Remington #4 (and took a horrible pic):
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I was tired of having to drag out the soft sided bag that came with my cordless tool set every time I needed to drive a single screw, so I built a tool rack:
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Link Posted: 2/7/2022 10:01:01 AM EDT
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Decided I needed to remodel my bathroom. It's finally starting to look like a bathroom again. A few more days and she'll be done.
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Link Posted: 2/9/2022 6:36:40 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By MrHiggs:
Decided I needed to remodel my bathroom. It's finally starting to look like a bathroom again. A few more days and she'll be done.
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Looking good, I need to do mine but have been dreading it.
Link Posted: 2/9/2022 9:03:05 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By MrHiggs:
Decided I needed to remodel my bathroom. It's finally starting to look like a bathroom again. A few more days and she'll be done.
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I like the rectangular tiles.
Link Posted: 2/10/2022 1:57:47 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 2/23/2022 9:03:24 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By MrHiggs:
Decided I needed to remodel my bathroom. It's finally starting to look like a bathroom again. A few more days and she'll be done.
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pay attention here folks, this is how you do a proper modern shower;
the whole thing should be completely waterproof before you start setting any tile.

Link Posted: 2/23/2022 10:04:24 AM EDT
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Prepping for grout today. Floor was a pain in the ass. Couldn't find self leveler in time so tried the trowel on stuff and it sucked. Also, can you spot my mistake? What do you get when two tired physicists do tile?
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Link Posted: 2/23/2022 11:26:44 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By MrHiggs:
Prepping for grout today. Floor was a pain in the ass. Couldn't find self leveler in time so tried the trowel on stuff and it sucked. Also, can you spot my mistake? What do you get when two tired physicists do tile?
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Corner not supposed to be staggered? looks pretty good to me.
Link Posted: 2/23/2022 8:13:04 PM EDT
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Corner not supposed to be staggered? looks pretty good to me.
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It's hard to see in those pictures but we accidentally phase shifted from 1/2 offset to 1/3 offset from wall to floor
Link Posted: 2/26/2022 6:30:43 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 3/6/2022 10:23:08 AM EDT
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It's been almost two years now since a tornado took my weekend house (while I was in it), the house was built on top of the garage. Initially we just needed to get a roof over the garage so we'd have somewhere dry to store what was left. We built a more traditional home next door to the garage and live here full time. I'm finishing out the room over the garage now. It'll have a couple of beds, full bath, sink, and a small sitting area. It's 34'x16' to the short walls. Storage behind the walls.

After the framing & roof I've done all the work myself so it's moving at a snails pace. The pine siding isn't my favorite but the interior of the old house was all pine so it's for nostalgia as much as anything else. I used the salvaged siding in the second pic to build a small room inside the garage below.

I hope to have all the walls except the inside of the bathroom finished today. The plumbing isn't finished yet. I'm a plumber go figure

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Link Posted: 3/16/2022 9:30:37 PM EDT
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@217 Im sorry, but this is one of the baddest fucking things Ive seen. Great uniqueness to it. I would buy two in a heartbeat. How long does it take?
Link Posted: 3/17/2022 9:31:30 AM EDT
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@217 Im sorry, but this is one of the baddest fucking things Ive seen. Great uniqueness to it. I would buy two in a heartbeat. How long does it take?
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@217 Im sorry, but this is one of the baddest fucking things Ive seen. Great uniqueness to it. I would buy two in a heartbeat. How long does it take?



Thank you! It’s not super difficult; I just copied and modified some techniques from a few YouTube videos. It’s hard to tell exactly how long it takes, because I would work in them as time permitted during the week. If I had to guess, I’d say a total of 6-8 hours…
Link Posted: 4/6/2022 9:19:32 PM EDT
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Finished up the pine, painted the drywall, clear coated the pine, and got a lot of the flooring in. Also dropped off an old claw foot tub to get powder coated. I should be wrapping up on this guest room by summer. It's the last of my tornado recovery projects.
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Link Posted: 4/14/2022 10:34:51 AM EDT
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It looks like a DeWalt catalog blew up in there! Props for taking on the renovation though. Need me to repair the car or weld on the plow? Fell a tree? Cool. Drywall? Nah.
Link Posted: 4/24/2022 11:19:38 AM EDT
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Not 100% done but this project is no longer priority 1 for me. I moved the tools down this morning. I still have some cabinets to find, ceiling fans to install, a couple of circuits to tie in etc but the heaving lifting is done.

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and we do have indoor plumbing as of yesterday

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Link Posted: 5/27/2022 2:07:10 PM EDT
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I bought a LMT 4 position milspec tube from an arfcommer locally and decided I wanted to make it a 5 position RE.

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Link Posted: 7/4/2022 9:33:04 AM EDT
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Installed the tub/shower in my (guest)room over garage yesterday. I'm going to fab up a shower curtain rod from 3/4" copper tubing but I'm afraid it's always going to be a trick taking a shower without flooding the bathroom. I finally put the ceiling fans up too. When I started this project in Oct the goal was to be completed by Sept. I still need to find something to mount a lavatory in the bathroom and sink in the "kitchen area".
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Link Posted: 7/15/2022 5:28:40 PM EDT
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This dishwasher is gonna give me a stroke.

Link Posted: 9/1/2022 5:58:19 PM EDT
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I was given this Ryobi table saw many years ago and the original switch would not stay on without propping it up.

I looked up how to change that to a light switch and got the rewiring done today.

The original setup had the white wires from the motor and cord being coupled together and black wires going to the switch.

I put the power cord's black wire onto the black screw of the switch and the other black wire from the motor onto the gold screw.

Wrapped electrical tape around the switch and kept testing it until I was sure I could button everything up.

If and when I have to do that again, it'll be much easier next time.

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Now I've got to figure out why my compressor is making a leaking noise inside the motor housing
Link Posted: 9/3/2022 9:36:25 PM EDT
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I bought this from my SIL on Wednesday on my way to the range.

She'd purchased this house as an historical restoration a few years ago and has been working on it the whole time.

When I saw it in the dungeon of a basement, I asked if I could do a restoration on it.  That was probably in 2018 or 2019.

I finally decided to make a cash offer on it last week and she attempted to give it to me as a birthday gift.

I refused and we agreed the cash would go toward paying her sons, my nephews, for work done on the home.

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I've been on the hunt for a Wilton bullet for 5 years.

It will take a lot of work to get it in the condition it deserves to be in, but I'm o.k. to take some time to get it done right.
Link Posted: 9/13/2022 8:46:12 PM EDT
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Progress made today.

Got the weld ground off and old jaws removed.

I was not sure if the C0 jaws had a pin in the middle like other Wilton vises do.

I basically ground off top down until I saw the jaw line across the top and cleaned up the sides after.

Approximately 1/8" was removed from the top.

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I was not sure how the jaws were installed on the vise, as some Wiltons have an index pin in the middle of each jaw.  This model does not.

I need to get some new jaws made now and decide whether or not to make them from aluminum or some other soft material.  I could go with new steel jaws and get some copper wraps to go over as a secondary material.
Link Posted: 9/22/2022 3:21:18 AM EDT
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Because we live in an extremely dry area, I installed an 1,100 gallon water storage tank so we can drink rainwater all year round.

(we also built the house)


It easily connects to the rain gutter downspout after the first rain of the wet season washes the dust off the clay tile roof. It only takes 6 inches of rainfall to fill it up
Link Posted: 9/22/2022 12:52:27 PM EDT
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Dishwasher day.



Everything looks fine to me.



O.K., maybe the filter is just a little bit plugged.  That explains why the dishwasher wasn't filling with water.



A new water inlet valve and about an hour of time, and the dishwasher was back up and running.  It almost sounded happy, being able to run a complete wash cycle again.
Link Posted: 10/1/2022 1:39:50 PM EDT
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Just received a set of jaws for my C0 in the mail today.

I want the jaws to sit a little proud of the body so there's going to have to be a little material removal on the right side.

I also need to figure out the best way to straighten the jaws so they are parallel vertically and when closed.

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Link Posted: 10/1/2022 5:29:08 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By tooter:
Because we live in an extremely dry area, I installed an 1,100 gallon water storage tank so we can drink rainwater all year round.

(we also built the house)
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It easily connects to the rain gutter downspout after the first rain of the wet season washes the dust off the clay tile roof. It only takes 6 inches of rainfall to fill it up
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Question.....I live in an extremely dry area as well.  Though I have no rain gutters, I could install some under the right circumstances.  How to you deal with the dust and dirt
that washes down from the roof in rain runoff?
Link Posted: 10/3/2022 9:36:27 PM EDT
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Made a little more progress on the Wilton C0 today.

When I went to measure for the end cap, I was getting different measurements on my calipers. Some were 1.64, some were 1.66, etc. I hunted down 2 Dorman expansion plugs and bought a 1.643 and 1.67 OD.

The 1.643 could be made to work, if the OD were flared out a little. I went with the 1.67 (part number 555-110) for my vise, however.

https://www.oreillyauto.com/detail/c/dorman-autograde/hardware---fasteners/expansion-freeze-plug/expansion-freeze-plug-kit/f7a4da40e238/dorman-autograde-expansion-plug/dag0/555110

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Link Posted: 11/4/2022 9:41:38 PM EDT
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Built a gate next to the shed.

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Link Posted: 11/9/2022 5:17:27 PM EDT
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Getting my electric pedalboard together.

I'm using an outdoor mat with a rubber backer.  Hook-side velcro works well with it.

I'll be installing the Voodoo Lab ISO-5 power supply on underside of the board with velcro and I'm also waiting for a Walrus Audio Slö to arrive to go between the Yellow Fall and DD-6.

I'm also going to be putting a Sonicake noise gate in prior to the RC-20XL.
Link Posted: 11/22/2022 12:05:28 AM EDT
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I hate plumbing repairs.  I despise metal plumbing repairs.   Just before supper my wife informs me the bathroom sink plumbing is leaking.  I take a look and the p trap is rusted through.   Taking the thing a part I end up with pieces.   Steel P trap rusted to heck.   Luckily the hardware store had the exact replacement part.

Did I say I hate plumbing repairs?
Link Posted: 1/2/2023 7:06:03 PM EDT
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Installed a decorative glass insert in my front door.

Took about 2.5 hours to measure, cut & install the glass and another hour to tape & paint the trim.

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Makes a big difference with light in the entryway and looks great with the contemporary design of my house.
Link Posted: 1/3/2023 1:51:00 PM EDT
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Getting my electric pedalboard together.

I'm using an outdoor mat with a rubber backer.  Hook-side velcro works well with it.

I'll be installing the Voodoo Lab ISO-5 power supply on underside of the board with velcro and I'm also waiting for a Walrus Audio Slö to arrive to go between the Yellow Fall and DD-6.

I'm also going to be putting a Sonicake noise gate in prior to the RC-20XL.
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That is nice.  I like the mat idea for the Velcro.

I know nothing about guitars or the pedals, but my friend asked me to make one for him.  I made it how he drew it out.

I used .25 aluminum.
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The handles are to make it easier to remove from the Pelican case
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He asked for a second one that is more narrow.  I found that McMaster also has the handles in black.  I think it looks better.
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I asked if he wanted feet or it angled.  He said he likes it flat, so I put some rubber strips on the bottom to prevent it from sliding.
Link Posted: 1/3/2023 3:29:45 PM EDT
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Question.....I live in an extremely dry area as well.  Though I have no rain gutters, I could install some under the right circumstances.  How to you deal with the dust and dirt
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I connect the tank right after the first rain of the season washes the dirt off the roof and gutter. There are no overhanging tree branches anywhere around the house so not even one leaf gets up there. The roof is all clay tiles and the gutter is galvanized so the water stays clean. The tank is sanitation rated for drinking water and is opaque so no algae can grow. I'm not certain how well this idea would work with asphalt shingles.



It only takes 6 inches of rain to fill it up so even in the dryest years. 1,100 gallons is more than enough drinking water to last until the next wet season. There's an automatic overflow that drains into an underground pipe connected to a seasonal stream. There's a simple little faucet at the bottom with a short hose to conveniently fill containers.

It's kind of poetic drinking distilled water that falls freely from the clouds.
It's like God is giving it to us to sustain us and we are truly grateful for it.
Link Posted: 1/7/2023 1:30:10 PM EDT
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Dude that's awesome - I was just looking into building a pedal board out of wood for myself.
Link Posted: 1/7/2023 1:52:39 PM EDT
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Decided I needed to remodel my bathroom. It's finally starting to look like a bathroom again. A few more days and she'll be done.
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Nice neat shower pan.

I love tile.
Out kitchen, bathrooms, livingroom, and closets are all tile.
It can get wet, cleans up easily, always looks the same...

...and the wood stove doesn't need a hearth.
Link Posted: 1/7/2023 1:55:09 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By M4ger:
I bought a LMT 4 position milspec tube from an arfcommer locally and decided I wanted to make it a 5 position RE.

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Brilliant idea!

I'm gonna do mine, too.
Link Posted: 1/7/2023 2:32:13 PM EDT
[#38]
Swapped out air cooler for 240mm AIO


Link Posted: 1/9/2023 9:39:03 PM EDT
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That is nice.  I like the mat idea for the Velcro.

I know nothing about guitars or the pedals, but my friend asked me to make one for him.  I made it how he drew it out.

I used .25 aluminum.
https://www.ar15.com/media/mediaFiles/213346/D7E0F492-B44A-4418-9636-EEC400E6E7E7_jpe-2659174.JPG

The handles are to make it easier to remove from the Pelican case
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He asked for a second one that is more narrow.  I found that McMaster also has the handles in black.  I think it looks better.
https://www.ar15.com/media/mediaFiles/213346/4356D0FC-5672-4368-88EA-543CCA4E592E_jpe-2659186.JPG

I asked if he wanted feet or it angled.  He said he likes it flat, so I put some rubber strips on the bottom to prevent it from sliding.
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Thank you.

Pretty darn cool pedalboards you built as well!
Link Posted: 1/9/2023 9:40:11 PM EDT
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Brilliant idea!

I'm gonna do mine, too.
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Originally Posted By M4ger:
I bought a LMT 4 position milspec tube from an arfcommer locally and decided I wanted to make it a 5 position RE.

https://www.ar15.com/media/mediaFiles/401845/LMT_buffer_tube_mods_jpg-2398886.JPG


Brilliant idea!

I'm gonna do mine, too.

5/16 forstner bit is what I used.
Link Posted: 1/26/2023 8:48:45 AM EDT
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I am trying to make a handmade wallet but because I don't have enough equipment, I am struggling. :(
Link Posted: 2/12/2023 7:00:41 PM EDT
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Got my Wilton C0 installed yesterday.

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Link Posted: 2/19/2023 4:03:30 PM EDT
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Did a little cleanup on the lead screw handle via wire wheel.

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Need to get some copper soft jaws made for it out of that 3/4" pipe.
Link Posted: 2/19/2023 7:57:44 PM EDT
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Finished a couple “impact awards” I was working on
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Craftsmanship.

You have it.
Link Posted: 2/19/2023 9:58:06 PM EDT
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Thanks. Each one gets better as I’m learning technique. I notice smaller imperfections that the recipients probably won’t but will try to make the next ones a little nicer. These are for adult Scoutimg volunteers hence the 12 knots in the lanyards
Link Posted: 3/7/2023 12:20:27 PM EDT
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Plumbed a new wash sink in the laundry room.

I bought the sink and thought I would give a local outfit some business since my schedule is always booked with meetings.

Got 3 quotes ranging from $300 - $350 labor and materials. I went to Home Depot on Saturday and did it for less than $60.





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Link Posted: 3/15/2023 4:03:03 PM EDT
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I have to say, I really enjoy seeing the diversity of skillz here!


This was my latest project.  I replaced the craptastic OEM Harley compensator with a Darkhorse Man O' War.  This involved upgrading the rotor cover to a newer style--that required pulling the inner primary cover.  Since I was already in there, I replaced the primary chain tensioner, starter, primary shaft bearings and seals/gaskets, including the 5 sealed bolts that hold the primary to the motor.  

4 hours of my time, but now I don't have the HD starter 'clunk' when I start it up.  The primary noise is much quieter while running, and the bike starts much easier when hot.  No oil leaks or seeps--I'm pretty pleased with the way it all worked out.

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My next project is to pour a cement pad.  Jacking up any vehicle on grass is sketchy.
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