In my last blog post, the floor installation was completed, along with a preview of my new Rikon 10-325 14” BS with a 1-1/2HP motor and 13” of resaw capacity!!!
I have since not only picked up the mess, but I also traveled the 3.5 hours to pick up my new Rikon 10-325 14” BS with a 1-1/2HP motor and 13” of resaw capacity and traveled the 3.5 hours home. The trip down was filled with anticipation, the expectation of taking possesion of my new Rikon 10-325 14” BS with a 1-1/2HP motor and 13” of resaw capacity, along with the “Kid in the Candy Store” feeling of setting foot in my first WOODCRAFT store (with a $100.00 gift card, no less)!!! As I drove from the Green Mountain State to Springfield in the Bay State, I was also anxiously awaiting a Homer Simpson sighting! Duh! He don’t live in Massachusetts!!! I was not disappointed though, with the WOODCRAFT visit. I did get my saw, roamed the isles and even drained the $100.00 gift card and then some (like that was going to be hard to do, Duh!!!).
The trip back was a harrowing 5 HOUR ordeal, due to blinding snow fall and an icy interstate! Well, not for me, for the 5 or 6 vehicles that I saw that had slid off the road, I’ll bet some undies were stained. There was even a pick up truck, that had to up the anti and perform a rollover!!! Don’t fret, I & my new Rikon 10-325 14” BS with a 1-1/2HP motor and 13” of resaw capacity, made it home safe & sound!!!
I bet all y’all want to see some pics of my new Rikon 10-325 14” BS with a 1-1/2HP motor and 13” of resaw capacity!!!
Ok, Just one for now!!!
TEASER ALERT: I’m only teasing you cuz I CAN!!!
You would think that a tool gloat is in order, but NOOOOO!!! I had work to complete before I would assemble, tune and reveal my new Rikon 10-325 14” BS with a 1-1/2HP motor and 13” of resaw capacity!!!
First I must detail the “finish” work that needed to be done; paint, baseboard, caulking the perimeter of the basement shop, aka the Dungeon (soon to be a wood worker’s Lair!).
I’ll admit that reading and viewing the latex based color enhancements to a basement floor is kinda like watching paint dry. Strike that, IT IS watching paint dry!!! But you know the policy: NO pictures, It DIDN’T happen. I’m just a minion following LJs “Picture Policy”!!!
Prepped & ready to paint:
On A Roll Now!:
If you’re done watching paint dry…..
Needless to say, two coats were applied and allowed to dry, prior to installing the baseboard. Again, I’m just a minion following LJs “Picture Policy”!!!
A Little Base, Please!:
I just love my CO2 Regulator!!! NO NOISY COMPRESSOR!!!
There were a few PIA areas, that needed extra effort:
Walls & Corners are “Plumb & Square”, Yeah Right!!!
The cinder block wall was another PIA! As it needed to be predrilled with a hammer drill for Tapcons, along with predrilling & counter sinking the baseboards. But with the right tools, it is quite managable.
I don’t know if it is the phone camera or the beer, but the above shot was blurry!!!
One of the three cinder block walls!!!:
After all of that, I’m too tired to unpack & assemble my new Rikon 10-325 14” BS with a 1-1/2HP motor and 13” of resaw capacity!!! Told ya I was gonna tease ya!!! Y’all are just gonna have to wait for the Machine Gloat!!! Assembly will be in my next blog installment. Well, that’s the plan at least!!!
The Dungeon to Lair metamorphosis is taking place!
-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow!