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Upper Deck #6: Bits n' Pieces

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Blog entry by Zuki posted 07-10-2009 11:50 PM 1025 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Here are a few bits and pieces I did this week (July 6th)

I finished the last two boards on the deck. I had to notch out around the posts. I must have made 30 trips up and down over the stairs. What a workout.

I then started on extending the posts. I am making the first cuts here. Cordless tools are great . . . when the batteries don’t die. Mine kept dying. I had to resort to a not overly sharp hand saw.

Close up of the cut. Its 1 ¾’ deep.

A finished post. Boy my arm was tired.

The finished cuts

This was my biggest worry . . . how to get down through the house covered in fine sawdust without DW catching me.

Here are a couple of finished post pictures. I cut the posts to length and notched them to go over the cuts made earlier (see above). I put three lags in each post to hold it in place.

Next I will be working on the railing.

-- BLOG - http://www.colorfulcanary.com/search/label/Zuki



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Russel

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#1 posted 07-11-2009 02:49 AM

Okay. I was a little confused by the first pictures. It looked like you cut a 2×4 out of your 4×4 so that you could put a 2×4 in it’s place. I didn’t understand, but I figured you know what you’re doing and I don’t. A closer look at the last picture shows a rather long lap joint. (Stupid bi-focals) Now I understand.

I see you did the cross cut with your circular saw, did you do the rip cuts by hand?

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#2 posted 07-11-2009 02:55 AM

I was wondering if you were not able to get 4×4 s long enough to go all the way up to saftey rail level, so you could have just cut them to height.

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#3 posted 07-11-2009 01:43 PM

Hey ZUk,
Lot of hard work there to gain the extension required but looking good…....love the green tree’s at the back.

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#4 posted 07-11-2009 02:06 PM

great work ,
we’ll be out there with morning coffee soon !
thanks .

-- 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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Zuki

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#5 posted 07-16-2009 01:24 AM

Yes Russel I did crosscut with the csaw and the rips were by hand. What a workout.

Jim . . . the longest length we can get around here are 12’ . . . and they were hard to come by.

Tks Splinter . . . but I can’t take credit for the trees. :-)

David . . soon . . . very soon. By this weekend it should be done.

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