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Not quite in the workshop... #20: The weather is holding out, and a big list for the weekend...

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Blog entry by dbhost posted 1511 days ago 714 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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The rain has stopped, the sun came back out, and the former swimming pool that was my yard is now looking more like a yard again, so if this hot spell holds, I have a few items on my “Git R Done” list for this weekend…

#1. Run by Lowes and grab 4 more sheets of R-Max R5 foil backed 3/4” foam board (to finish garage door insulation project). Some 2×12’s for a scaffolding deck, and a single piece of Hardi Soffit, no holes, Cedar Mill texture. #2. I have the initial cleat started, so start running the straight / level line to existing posts, trim them to height, and measure / mark / cut and install the top, middle, and bottom rails,rot boards, and pickets as far as I can go. #3. On Sunday set 2 remaining posts and pour the concrete. Finish staging materials out of shop and into back yard ready to finish up. #4. Measure between corner post and first post for gate opening, finalize sizes and build gate frame. #5. Finish leveling new posts, installing rails, and final batch of pickets. #6. Install gate latch hardware. #7. Mow, edge, and weed eat my lawn. #8. Mow and weed eat BILs lawn. (he is unable to, thank God he doesn’t have any edge work…) #9. Measure and cut Hardi material for the post between, and the trim around the garage doors. #10. Start on the upsizing the Thien cyclone separator ports. I have the template for the side inlet ready to go, and I have a 5’ joint of snap lock pipe, just need to cut it to length, mark and make my cuts in the plastic, and do the install, and plug up the top hole for the original elbow…

Now that I have a list, we will see if any of this actually gets done.

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



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#1 posted 1511 days ago

Good luck on that list. Mine isn’t quite as ambitious.

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#2 posted 1510 days ago

Welll the progress so far, like usual, has been a mixed bag…

#1. Run by Lowes and grab 4 more sheets of R-Max R5 foil backed 3/4” foam board (to finish garage door insulation project). Some 2×12’s for a scaffolding deck, and a single piece of Hardi Soffit, no holes, Cedar Mill texture.

Done.

#2. I have the initial cleat started, so start running the straight / level line to existing posts, trim them to height,

Done.

and measure / mark / cut and install the top, middle, and bottom rails,rot boards, and pickets as far as I can go.

Not quite yet…

#7. Mow, edge, and weed eat my lawn.

Done, added trimmed the hedges and weeded the flower beds, trimmed back a demon of a rose bush that just won’t produce roses, it just sucks up water and fertilizer and tries growing for the sky…

#10. Start on the upsizing the Thien cyclone separator ports. I have the template for the side inlet ready to go, and I have a 5’ joint of snap lock pipe, just need to cut it to length, mark and make my cuts in the plastic, and do the install, and plug up the top hole for the original elbow…

Does getting the stuff for that project out of the truck and into the shop count as progress?

As you can see I have a LOT further to go, and not much weekend left…

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

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