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Blog entry by Rustic posted 06-22-2009 10:41 PM 1383 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Some one at my new job has asked if I could build a bat house. So I am going to find the plans that I have and show him and let him decide which one he wants. Boy it sure does help to promote yourself.

The final design for the bed has been approved by SWMBO. Now it is on to buy the wood that I need. (and maybe a few new tools) ;-)

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#1 posted 06-22-2009 11:01 PM

Of course new tools are always a necessity when given a special project by your wife, after all you only want what is best for her!!!! I know that you will enjoy getting the wood and I hope that you can leverage some tools with the “commission” as well.

I hope the bat house works out for you as well.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#2 posted 06-22-2009 11:39 PM

I know that I am going to need a straight edge to cut all the plywood.

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#3 posted 06-22-2009 11:53 PM

Don’t get them mixed up and make your wife curl up in the bat house.

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

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#4 posted 06-23-2009 12:03 AM

Rustic, new tools are a part of the quoting process, so find something good.

-- Working at Woodworking

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#5 posted 06-23-2009 01:53 AM

like i said, I am looking at a straight edge clamp to help me make straighter cuts on the plywood

Karson—- I know better than that since SWMBO deigned the bed and if behave i can sleep in it too.

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#6 posted 06-23-2009 08:50 PM

Is a bat house for live bats or baseball bats? Please excuse my ignorance

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#7 posted 06-23-2009 09:52 PM

No problem it is for live bats

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#8 posted 06-24-2009 12:02 AM

Next you will be doing bat caves. Sorry i couldn’t resist. Hey rustic It sounds like you will be making a lot of tight louver type slots for those little critters , will you dado them or just but joint them.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#9 posted 06-24-2009 03:11 AM

I am looking at several designs. I am keaning towards dados. Does any one have a very simple plan?

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#10 posted 06-24-2009 03:34 AM

what i have done , is dado the edge of stiles , .
bevel the edge of slats .
width is determined by angle and width of dado
make filler strip that is same as dado,
cut filler strip to angle of bevel slats and in short pieces put 1 filer , 1 slat , 1 filer , 1 slat , on up the ladder !
attach rails and you have a stile and rail ” door ” that you can use as you wish .
i hope this is clear , if not talk with me .
it is realy very simple and quick ,
without special tools or setups .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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