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Dungeon to Lair: That's the plan at least... #5: A Herc-U-Lean Effort & 3/4's Done!

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Blog entry by DIYaholic posted 02-12-2012 09:48 PM 4362 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I HAVE made some progress in my fight against airborne contaminants. The 3/4” ply that I’m building my air cleaner out of has all been cut to size. I have to say, I don’t enjoy the process of cutting sheet goods down to size. I don’t have a panel saw station, no sliding tablesaw, not even a track saw. Yeah, full sheets won’t get into my basement without putting up a fight, it wasn’t a knife fight but it did involve a “blade”. I put the ply in it’s place and cut it down to size. It’s place was on top of saw horses and clamped down. Did I tell you it is 13° outside and I must work in the UNHEATED garage to work the 4’ x 8’ sheets. Let’s just say I don’t want any “Frozen Margarittas” right now, Brrrrrr!!! Hmmm, perhaps some Bailey’s in my COFFEE is called for. Rex, you want some Bailey’s & Coffee?

Panels cut for Air Cleaner

The only cutting left to do are the cleats that hold the filters & Blower/Motor in place. Then it will be time to break out my new Kreg Pockethole Jig Master Kit! Pocket screws ARE indeed endorsed by Stumpy!

Today’s title ”A Herc-U-Lean Effort & 3/4’s Done!”, hints at the fact I have all the 3/4” ply panels cut, not that the project is 75% complete. Now then, what could the “Herc-U-Lean Effort” refer to? Wielding the heavy 4’ x8’ 3/4” ply sheets, possibly but NO. Could it refer to dealing with the “Frrriiidddggiiidddd Cccoooold”, I think not. Hey, This is Vermont I’m used to it. The “Herc-U-lean Effort” is indeed waiting for me in the very near future.

In the next few days I need to muster ALL my strength, in order to get my “New (to me) Craftsman 113.298030 Table Saw” into my Basement, It WILL NOT be an easy task, but it will be a very rewarding endeavor, none the less! More on that later.

First, I MUST show you all a few pictures of my saw;

Opps!!! That’s not my Craftsman, it’s my DeWalt “Mobile Shop”. Yeah, don’t I (we all) wish!!! I really need to rename & organize my pictures!!!

Found ‘em, here they are.

Nice “Rear End”!

Not Susan Vega!

Not A Roman or Greek!

Found it on CL, the guy is moving to Florida. I got this saw for the “Un Godly” (remember Hercules) price of …....$125.00! There you have it. My Tool Gloat for the day! One part of the “Herc-U-Lean Effort” that I speak of, is relocating the saw from the fridgid garage, across the yard, through & down a bulkhead stairwell and into my basement shop. Once properly transported and hopefully safe and in one piece, round two of the “Herc-U-Lean Effort” takes place. I need to do what I hope is a minor rehab of the saw. You know, clean, lube, oil/filter change, make it hummm!!! Well, that’s the plan at least!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?



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#1 posted 02-12-2012 10:38 PM

I look forward to the next instalment of the dungeon saga…

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#2 posted 02-13-2012 02:11 AM

Glad you liked it.

I look forward to experiencing it & then documenting it & then rinsing and repeating!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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#3 posted 03-11-2012 10:21 PM

Oh man, you actually mentioned Suzanne Vega! http://youtu.be/VZt7J0iaUD0
Absolutely beautiful voice, but hauntingly sucky lyrics… Reminds me of the rough time several of my friends had growing up…

Not a big DeWalt fan, but I think I would put up with that mobile shop thingy just fine…

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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#4 posted 03-12-2012 12:05 AM

dbhost,
I’m a big Vega fan! Not neccessarily of the Susan variety, I’m thinking more along the lines of Chevy Vega!!! Lol.

I like DeWalt tools, I hope so, as I have several. One of my favorites is this:

It neeeds a little, OK a lot of TLC.

DB, take it easy on your version of “Home Improvement”. Don’t pull a “Tim Taylor” and end up in the ER!!! Besides you don’t have an AL to repair/clean up behind you.

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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