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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by disconnected, Jan 22, 2016.

  1. nuggets

    nuggets It's all my fault...

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    Nice build. Maybe try an eye bolt on either side of the compressor, then run a cam lock strap over it. Would make it easy to get it out if you need to. Or install little cups for the feet to sit in?
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  2. MrBob

    MrBob In the Pines. Supporter

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    The access panel was not missing. The center section of stile above it was missing. A table saw and my oscillating cutter helped make a clean repair.
  3. jar944

    jar944 Long timer

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    Started on some built-ins for a home theater
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    Had to order some new 4mm tubing for my hinge / line boring machine. The previous owner lacked any and all mechanical skills.
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  4. Camarodude

    Camarodude Been here awhile

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    I need to clean the green and black stuff that has accumulated mostly on the flat (horizontal) surfaces of my deck railings.
    Trying not to remove the finish, as its in pretty good shape.
    Any recommendations on a product or home brew, that wont strip the existing finish?
  5. elcabong

    elcabong Been here awhile

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    I scored this Hegner Scroll saw for free yesterday. Built in 1997, the model is a Multimax 18 that works perfectly. The only thing missing was the variable control knob/shaft to control the RPMs however I can shove the back end of a 000 paint brush into the hole to change the speed.
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  6. Camarodude

    Camarodude Been here awhile

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    I got it. :) Just needed to a little more time reading online.

    1 cup TSP
    1 cup Bleach
    2 Gallons Water

    Upper section of handrail, i sprayed down the the railings with water, and scrubbed with a brush and this mix.
    The next day, I sprayed that mix on the remaining handrail, let it soak, and hit it with the pressure washer.
    Being careful not to get too close.
    About the same results of getting the black & green stuff off.
    Scrubbing may have took a little more finish with it.
    Will go over the whole handrailing with this:
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    and all of the exposed framing with this:
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    I used those two products originally two years ago, and other than it just being dirty, and the black & green crud, the finish still looks like it was just put on. The cleaning has removed some of the product, but overall i think it had been a good product.

    As far as the decking goes, its so nice to have installed composite decking, scrub it or pressure wash it, and its clean.
    No having to refinish. Yay!!
  7. Camarodude

    Camarodude Been here awhile

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  8. jar944

    jar944 Long timer

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    Working on more cabinets
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  9. MrBob

    MrBob In the Pines. Supporter

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    Old school guys, I'm about two generations behind them.
  10. HardWorkingDog

    HardWorkingDog Super Ordinary

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    I love seeing old photos of carpenters...wearing collared shirts and ties. These guys aren’t quite old enough, kinda hard to tell on the right though :lol3
  11. MrBob

    MrBob In the Pines. Supporter

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  12. MrBob

    MrBob In the Pines. Supporter

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    When I was an apprentice, the two Master Carpenters I worked with were Bud and Dick; two Minnesota old time carpenters, and decent people. I hadn't been in the Trades long enough to realize that they were going to be the last of a breed. I've been at it for a little over 30 years and try to maintain some of their traits, and certainly their work ethic.
    Now I'm a dying breed. :lol3
  13. MrBob

    MrBob In the Pines. Supporter

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    I built this stairway several years ago for a startup IT company outside of Boulder. It was a fun job.
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  14. DeepBarney

    DeepBarney International Bumbler

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    I added some storage space above my workbench in the garage. Lumber came from a large discarded crate at a site I was working at this week. My place is a rental so I can't justify spending a lot fix up the garage, but I've managed to do a lot with only having to invest my time and some boxes of screws to the cause.
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  15. nuggets

    nuggets It's all my fault...

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    I made this workstand today. It took just a few minutes to knock together with materials I had on hand.

    I built it so I can work on repainting the trim on my house.
    It's an 8'x3' platform. 45 inches tall. Ugly but functional. It was a pain to move around.
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    Since the workstand was difficult to move, I borrowed the wheel off of my wheelbarrow and made this.
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    I can pop it onto one side of the workstand, and it makes it easy to move the stand around.
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  16. Yinzer Moto

    Yinzer Moto Long timer Supporter

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    I think I spy some recycled pallet material. :imaposer

    There is a house next door to where I was working this morning, they built something that looks very similar to what you made except it is 3 stories tall, to reach all of the woodwork. It was really scary looking. :lol3
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  17. nuggets

    nuggets It's all my fault...

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    You mean the boards with the grooves in them? No pallets were harmed for this.

    Those came with the kit for this:
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    I built this shed from a kit a couple of weeks ago. The kit came strapped to those 2x4s with the groove cut in them.
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  18. Yinzer Moto

    Yinzer Moto Long timer Supporter

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    Nice looking shed, where did you purchase it?
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  19. nuggets

    nuggets It's all my fault...

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  20. MrBob

    MrBob In the Pines. Supporter

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    A day in the life of a handyman.
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