Garage Re-Do #19: Somewhere . . . someday . . . somehow . . .

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Blog entry by MyOldGarage posted 03-27-2009 05:47 PM 1073 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 18: Super Sucker Completed Part 19 of Garage Re-Do series Part 20: Re-arranging the garage . . . again »

I guess spring fever must have hit, last weekend I spent some time changing the plugs in my truck . . . luckily a four banger with plenty of access. While I was out there I saw two eyesores beside my shed . . . testimonies to past “What was I thinking?” projects.

One was a boat step and the other was a boat . . .uh . . . air conditioner setup. The step worked, but since the boat moved and there was a plank to the dock, some people didn’t quite appreciate the movement of the two in concert. The air conditioner setup was a feeble attempt at building a “self contained room cooler” for use on the aforementioned boat. After experiencing numerous problems in cooling properly, I ditched that setup and went with my own “hatch air” setup and had a nice cool boat. (Lesson learned—someone engineers stuff for a living and you should go with your gut and follow them . . . not what someone else thinks could work.)

But I digress . . . (and sound bitter, which I’m well past) . . . and these two lumps of wood were still harboring memories and taking up space. I got busy with my drill and dismantled them both, but the frame for the boat step ended up being a perfect height to go above the motor on the “Super Sucker Dust Collector”. I grabbed some bungee cords and began a fastening fest to attach the wood frame to the platform for the dust collector. I put the garbage can with the cyclone separator on top of that and viola—a self contained solution. (Pics coming soon!)

Another snow storm is barreling down on the midwest . . . the last time one was forecasted I ran out and got the wood for my cabinet project. The wood is still in the garage . . . we’ve been busy every weekend since. I’m hoping that it does snow and we can curl up and make some sawdust. :-) I’ll let you know how it goes!

-- Bradley Miller, Blue Springs, MO -

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#1 posted 03-27-2009 09:33 PM

Good luck on your wood working projects. I’ve got more projects than time.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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