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A journey into the workshop. #67: The flimsy shelves are GONE... And I HURT...

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Blog entry by dbhost posted 09-05-2010 04:44 AM 939 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Well, I managed to pull my stacks of old construction grade 2x material, and BORG S4S pine and oak out, not to mention the stacks of cedar, and other misc sawdust waiting to be made. I also yanked out probably a quarter of a yard of various plywood, pine, and other misc cutoffs…

And when I finally got to the wall, I managed to pull what little remained of the material that was on them, and removed the bad shelving units (woo hoo!).

I have taken the drill press, and band saw and moved them into their final destination spots, which is good, and put in another one of the large black plastic heavy duty shelving units from Lowes, and rearranged the wall mount hooks for my lawn and garden tools. I now have for the most part, lawn and garden compressed into a 4’ wide x 6’ deep niche in the garage, small enough of a space that I feel comfortable keeping all of that material in my shop. Yes the extra space would be nice, but I can live with it like this…

Next up on the agenda, is to move the remaining lumber scrap SOMEWHERE for safe keeping. Since I need to move it out of the shop for a while, I was considering talking some of those construction grade 2×4s, and building a lumber rack, that I can store my material on, and cover with a tarp…

I guess the big question is, what do I need to make sure of when I set this up? What do I need to be careful of when I set this up? How to best protect my lumber while it is outside?

FWIW, moving all that lumber, lawn equipment and whatnot has got my muscles good and sore, yet again… I have several days off ahead of me as it is, and have much more to do. God willing and the creek don’t rise as it were…

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



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Jim Bertelson

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#1 posted 09-05-2010 04:25 PM

............why that sounds as satisfying as…......squeezing a big zit…................(-:

Perhaps the analogy isn’t too far off…...........(-:

Got waylayed, while preparing to rout slots in the project table top, by the sudden need to design another shop project. You, know, a totally unique one off Rube Goldberg thing. A portable plenum for the dust collection system. Just for portable tools. This ought to really be fun…...............so later…......

Do you suppose I will finish something this weekend?

Jim

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#2 posted 09-05-2010 05:02 PM

Who knows? I am enjoying progress, but nothing is totally complete. I am not sure if it’s the heat, my weight, residual damage from car accidents, but I certainly end up feeling MUCH older than I ought to after a full day of hard physical labor… This coming from a guy that had his first career as a mechanic, which is a very physical job…

I need to figure out how to reinforce any uprights on the to be built lumber rack just so it doesn’t simply slide apart when some pressure is put on it. I have plenty of 2×4 and 4×4 stock to do this, I basically just need to “git ‘r done” as it were… Probably not going to happen today. (the whole Sunday thing….), Thank heavens I tacked comp time days to this holiday weekend, I can get through today, and still have a couple of days off left to get work around the house done. I might just have the gate, and outdoor lumber rack finished before I go back to work…

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

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#3 posted 09-05-2010 11:40 PM

I am enjoying a 4 day weekend…......I didn’t realize it until Friday when Sherie noted it was Labor Day weekend. So I spent 5 hours designing my thigamabob, and tomorrow morning I will build it. Don’t think it will be to difficult. I usually engineer things for ease of construction. I print out a SU plan complete with dimensions, that helps a lot. So have a good day…....

....later

Jim

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#4 posted 09-06-2010 01:04 AM

We’ve been without power since early today, power company guys just left. Blew the heck out of the entire neighborhood… Nothing got done, HOWEVER…. I did get to enjoy Vampires Suck, which was a LOT of fun, and then The Other Guys, which was even funnier… All in all a good afternoon… However, no power, no crock pot, no crock pot, no pot roast like we had planned for dinner. I am thinking tonight might be a good night for tacos…

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

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#5 posted 09-06-2010 04:43 PM

.......or hamburgers and fries from the nearby hamburger joint…...........(-:

May the Power be with you…................

Jim

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#6 posted 09-06-2010 06:36 PM

I am so mad I could spit. I had planned to get that gate finished and up this weekend. That requires power tools in the back yard, no power yesterday, and now it’s raining today and tomorrow! I did manage to get 4 of the stays for my lumber rack cut, and waiting for the other 4. I might have to go back to using a hand saw to finish this if it is going to happen today though…

The plan is to basically take 2 of the surplus 4×4x8 posts, lay them 18” apart, then 2’ in from the ends attach basically a wooden square “hoop” of 2×4s, so that there is a slightly less than 4’ spread between them. Once assembled, fill with surplus fence pickets, 2×4s, 2×8s and various trim and molding pieces, and worthy of saving cutoffs. Even my plywood cutoffs should fit in it… I can then cover that up with a tarp, and secure it down with the old 4×4s that are past protecting.

This will provide the access I need to the west wall. The long and quite anxiously awaited wall access…. Oh well, I guess I have waited this long to be able to get this far, I can be patient a little longer….

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

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#7 posted 09-06-2010 07:28 PM

I think we had rain for about 40 days in a row here this summer. Not that it rained all day, it just rained every day. Just got Sherie’s new printer installed, and reorganized the wiring in her computer center, took almost two hours when everything was said and done. Now will have do reinstall her AV stuff, but not today, unless it is very late.

Off to the shop…..............

Jim

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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