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GT350

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421 days ago

It was interesting last time I posted this so I thought I would start it again. I’m out camping so nothing is happening in my shop this weekend, the piece I’m working on will be done next week though. Here’s my view for the weekend.
Mike


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NiteWalker

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#1 posted 421 days ago

Nothin in the shop until monday. Too hot.

-- He who dies with the most tools... dies with the emptiest wallet.

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Charlie

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#2 posted 421 days ago

I just now cleaned up and put stuff away. Been working on the wife’s garden shed since 8:30 this morning.
It’s over 80 out there and I FEEL like I’m over 80 so it’s time to take a break. Probably won’t do anything more until Monday. Tomorrow I’m either going to be manning the grill for my wife’s union softball tourney, OR… if I’m not cooking, it’ll be because they got rained out as right now the weather is still predicting thunderstorms tomorrow.

In case of rain, I’ll be enjoying a frosty beverage and watching TV or something equally unproductive. :)

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Gary

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#3 posted 421 days ago

Rain

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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muleskinner

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#4 posted 421 days ago

This morning I finally got tired of splitters in outlets and extension cords strung across the shop. So I scrounged up enough parts to change a couple single duplex to double duplex. Then it was on to my overhead retractable cord reel which had been balky for a while and then gave up the ghost about six months ago. Tore it apart and found the hot burned off the brush rigging. Soldered things up and went to put it back together. Spent 30 minutes looking for a pop rivet with no luck. So now I’m steeling myself for a trip to town. I hate going to town.

-- Visualize whirled peas

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whitebeast88

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#5 posted 421 days ago

great view you have there.

i’ve been in the shop all morning mainly straigthening up.i got my leecraft dado insert in the mail today and installed it and made practice cuts.my first time using a dado.so now i need to build a project using it.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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RonInOhio

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#6 posted 421 days ago

Since the last “whats happening in your shop” , I am continuing progress on a lean-to on the back
of my shop.

In between the heat and rain I have managed to make some progress. Still working on it. Sometime
this evening I will post my progress.

@nitewalker

I went to the link you have on your homepage. Simplecase.org. I followed the about links to find out more about Simplecases . Well there is lots of info, but nothing explaining what a custom arcade stick enclosure is .

The website seems well done , except for the omission of a brief explanation on what a arcade stick enclosure is. Sorry, maybe I just overlooked the product explanation ?

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oldnovice

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#7 posted 421 days ago

Too hot! Cut the grass in the backyard earlier this morning while it was still bearable outside.

Stay in work on CAD for a new picture frame design until the grandkids invade later today!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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TravisH

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#8 posted 421 days ago

My shop is in a horrible mess with an assortment of “projects” scattered everywhere making things impossible (honestly dangerous at this point) but I will manage to clean (shove stuff in a pile) a spot big enough to finish working up the wood for my future milkman workbench.

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endgrainy

76 posts in 489 days


#9 posted 421 days ago

I am working on an end grain cutting board. Things were going smoothly until I started cleaning up some of the mess with my shop vac. About five minutes into a “total floor vacuum”, I noticed the air in the shop seemed to have taken on a thicker consistency than normal.

It seems the filter on my shop vac had detached itself from its housing – so I was blowing the fine dust collected over the past few weeks all over the shop. Now I’m taking a break to literally “let the dust settle.”

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coachmancuso

256 posts in 532 days


#10 posted 421 days ago

It is really hot hear but I am finishing a picture frame and 42 pair of earings

-- Coach Mancuso

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Howie

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#11 posted 421 days ago

Nothing in the shop. Motorcycle riding classes.

-- Life is good.

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Woodmaster1

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#12 posted 421 days ago

Opening the pool, not a hard job just time consuming.

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MrFid

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#13 posted 421 days ago

My new lathe got some use this week with some pens. Might do one tonight after the baby goes to sleep. I had some time to clean some stuff up. I also need to get around to making a shooting board out of a piece of melamine at some point. Also, in the process of setting up my Oneway Wolverine jig.

-- Bailey F - Eastern Mass.

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firefighterontheside

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#14 posted 421 days ago

Mount Shasta?

Just came in from working on a storage shelf unit for LP’s. That’s right records. Someone has hundreds of records in his collection and is having me build a 3 tiered unit with a cabinet below with frosted glass so he can put a light in it and have the doors light up. It should be able to hold about 350 records. Heavy.

After that went to check for eggs in the coop and found a 5 foot black snake. He’s dead now. I hate to kill it but he can eat a lot of eggs.

-- Bill M. I love my job as a firefighter, but nothing gives me the satisfaction of running my hand over a project that I have built and just finished sanding.

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Willeh

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#15 posted 421 days ago

Working on the roubo… glued up the last section of the top after figuring out the wagon vice. Milled all the legs to size and started milling all the wood for the stretchers. If all goes well, should be able to glue up the whole top tomorrow!!

-- Will, Ontario Canada. "I can do fast, cheap and good, but you can only pick two... "

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