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A journey into the workshop. #84: The weekend plans, that I am aware of...

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So my weekend is looking pretty full… But assuming I get even half of it done, I will have accomplished a lot…

My pile of honey do’s that are scheduled for this weekend are…

#1. Tune up on the Saturn. Meaning… 1a. Change spark plugs, 1b. Change spark plug wires, 1c. de-gunk the Mass Air Flow sensor. 1d. Clean and oil the K&N air filter. It will take at least a day for this to dry, so I will drop in a temporary filter just to be able to use the car during that time. 1e. Dump the remainder of the SeaFoam engine cleaner in the gas tank. (Been using this stuff for years in my trucks. I don’t as often as I should in the Saturn…)

#2. Prep walnut and curly maple stock for a custom doggie urn for Deacon.

#3. Order inlay router bit / bushing set for above project. Never done router inlay before, but I want to inlay a dog bone piece in the top of the urn.

#4. S4S a mess of PT pine (the newer stuff, not the old Cyanide junk) fence pickets, left overs from the hurricane Ike damage to my “old” fence that stood for less than 6 months before that storm. I majorly overbuilt the new fence just to be sure!

#5. Glue up pairs of these fence pickets double, to eventually come out with 6” wide x 1” thick after milling x 6’ long stock. My thought is to use these for outdoor furniture projects, I need a couple of Adirondack chairs and a table or two for the yard, not to mention I need to get rid of all that old lumber somehow…

#6. Run to Sams Club to get some household supplies for the next few weeks.

#7. Run to Clarks Hardwoods in the pickup to get some white oak.

#8. Take the truck to the inspection station, I was informed this morning that my safety inspection sticker is expired. Ooops…

#9. Back to the Saturn, aim the headlights. I had to replace the drivers headlight a couple of weeks ago after the heat got to the adhesive holding the lens to the body of the light, and the lens fell off on the highway… Right now, the new headlight is looking at the ditch next to the car…

#10. Rack the oak in order to use it on the threshold project I have been tasked with…

#11. And I just remembered this, I need to run by a friend’s shop / business this weekend. They had a construction project that they finished with, and he has a bunch of extra uncut kiln dried 2×4 SYP. I am hoping if it is straight, I can use it for a new workbench…

I will be lucky if I get even half of this done… One of the bad things about being married, you never know what your wife has scheduled for you until about 20 minutes before the scheduled time to be wherever you two are supposed to go, and you are covered in sawdust…

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



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hodgepodge

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#1 posted 1083 days ago

Sounds like a busy weekend! I visited Clark’s for the first time last week, (first lumberyard ever in fact) I looked like a kid in a candy store.

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Jim Bertelson

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#2 posted 1083 days ago

Seemed kinda quiet down there for a couple of weeks…...now I know why….....you were writing up this list!!

I have no honey-do’s this weekend, unless I purposely forgot something. I made a fruitless trip to the speciality hardware store, and couldn’t find the gizmos for my DC stuff I wanted, but then made do with making a temporary into a permanent fixture (the multifunction bench which is too heavy to go anywhere without some planning). I am putting some features on my knockdown project elevator…......you know, to bring things up to a working height, this one elevates things about 18 inches. I built it to work on the multifunction bench, and now I am completing it for future use. Need I say what I am going to finish it with?.......(-:

I have to blog on the following items:

1) New DC manifold for the RAS….....that’s a winner….....wow….....probably less than 2% of the chips and dust to clean up…....idea courtesy of Jim Hamilton, about a year ago he suggested I take the manifold up the fence like he did. That takes some customization, and the blade goes right into the manifold when parked.

2) The project elevator

3) Using the super sled as a foundation for on the fly jigs….....do it all the time. Gotta have T-track in your sled.

4) Flip up stops for the super sled….....nothing innovative here

5) Scrap made rolling-long-thin-things storage, like my dowels, aluminum extrusions, angle iron, continuous hinge, etc.

I remember the days of putting….....spring shocks on my old Rambler to improve stability and cornering…...Changing my own oil…......Revamping the battery and electrical system in my motorhome…....replacing the carburetor with a rebuilt one…......etc.
...........no more…............(-:

I decided to increase my exercise program…......right….......my muscles in my abdomen and hip are preventing any more stand up activity for today…....courtesy of my scoliosis from birth and calcified facet from damage at about 5 years old, and the subsequent wear and tear over 70 years of standing and walking with a tilt. I am amazed how well I have done considering what I started out with. Think that is the result of a young body learning to compensate….....as opposed to your adult issues with your back and the auto accident, not so easy to compensate.

Hope to be around this weekend, between shop sessions, body willing….......

Later…........

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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dbhost

5378 posts in 1828 days


#3 posted 1080 days ago

Well the progress was better than expected, but far from complete…

#1. Tune up on the Saturn. Meaning… 1a. Change spark plugs, 1b. Change spark plug wires, 1c. de-gunk the Mass Air Flow sensor. 1d. Clean and oil the K&N air filter. It will take at least a day for this to dry, so I will drop in a temporary filter just to be able to use the car during that time. 1e. Dump the remainder of the SeaFoam engine cleaner in the gas tank. (Been using this stuff for years in my trucks. I don’t as often as I should in the Saturn…)

This is done, mostly. The K&N is still drying and will likely get oiled tomorrow… Now I remember what the little twin cam motor used to respond like. Now I remember why I liked this car in the first place…

#2. Prep walnut and curly maple stock for a custom doggie urn for Deacon.

I got some of the maple done, didn’t get to the walnut. Too much on my plate is all…

#3. Order inlay router bit / bushing set for above project. Never done router inlay before, but I want to inlay a dog bone piece in the top of the urn.

Done, and anxious to get it in and try it out. I really want to see what it needs depth wise for a template…

#4. S4S a mess of PT pine (the newer stuff, not the old Cyanide junk) fence pickets, left overs from the hurricane Ike damage to my “old” fence that stood for less than 6 months before that storm. I majorly overbuilt the new fence just to be sure!

This stock is sitting on end against my garage doors drying now. I used the pressure washer to blast off the debris from sitting in a corner of the yard uncovered for almost 3 years… It needs to dry before it hits the jointer and planer.

#5. Glue up pairs of these fence pickets double, to eventually come out with 6” wide x 1” thick after milling x 6’ long stock. My thought is to use these for outdoor furniture projects, I need a couple of Adirondack chairs and a table or two for the yard, not to mention I need to get rid of all that old lumber somehow…

Did not get this done…

#6. Run to Sams Club to get some household supplies for the next few weeks.

Done, and this HURT… I hate going to Sams Club. We price shop, and use the smart phones a LOT to compare prices where we can. Sams is cheaper on a LOT of items we use a lot of.

#7. Run to Clarks Hardwoods in the pickup to get some white oak.

Was unable to get there in their short Saturday hours, won’t be able to swing by there for at least 2 more weeks…

#8. Take the truck to the inspection station, I was informed this morning that my safety inspection sticker is expired. Ooops…

Truck stayed in the driveway all weekend… Sort of forgot it again…

#9. Back to the Saturn, aim the headlights. I had to replace the drivers headlight a couple of weeks ago after the heat got to the adhesive holding the lens to the body of the light, and the lens fell off on the highway… Right now, the new headlight is looking at the ditch next to the car…

Done as best as I can figure out how. I need to get it to my BILs body shop and have him point them right…

#10. Rack the oak in order to use it on the threshold project I have been tasked with…

Didn’t get it, so I couldn’t do it…

#11. And I just remembered this, I need to run by a friend’s shop / business this weekend. They had a construction project that they finished with, and he has a bunch of extra uncut kiln dried 2×4 SYP. I am hoping if it is straight, I can use it for a new workbench…

Friend’s baby got sick this weekend, so they were in the hospital. Probably had a snotty nose. First kid syndrome you know?

I did add a few items to the list that weren’t there on Friday.

Epoxy the key for the truck back together. The section of the key that holds the transponder chip fell off from the shaft of the key… Done.

Rebuild / repair a Littermaid self cleaning cat box. The contacts simply stopped, well… contacting… Dust from the litter gunked it up… NASTY job…

Built a table saw alignment jig specifically for the BT3100, my miter slot and sliding miter table are dead on now. We are however, not talking about the fence. I knew I was off, but boy oh boy how far off is SCARY… Part of my jig design is a through mortise. This stupid little project gave me the itch for a mortising machine so bad it’s not funny… The pieces were too small to set up with the hand screws effectively, and so I was mostly free handing it. Ugly, but effective… I think next pay period, a Central Machinery mortiser is being added to my shop…

What I did not get accomplished this weekend that I am most annoyed about, I needed to get at least 3 to 4 hours of study time for my RHCE in… Now I need to figure out how to squeeze that in…

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

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