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Dallas

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06-22-2014 10:54 PM

Well, it has taken me over a week, given the distractions of mowing, working on upgrades to the office and a few other problems, but I got my table saw set back up! YAY Me!. 5 years ago I could have done it in a few hours. Now I do what I can, LOL.

I did clean the oscilloscope and the laptop with the viruses off my assembly table. Now I am tasked to make some hangers to hang our metal display racks on. 4” square mesh using 1/4” stainless solid round bars, 24” wide by 72” long. This stuff is heavy!

I will figure out what I actually want to make the hangers out of when I figure out how I want to make them. Or, I could just use 1” fence staples, LOL.

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!


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distrbd

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#1 posted 06-22-2014 11:37 PM

It’s just great to hear that you are back on making things,designing,,etc,,you have come a long way compare to a couple of months ago,as long as you don’t get carried away and overtax yourself.
I’m sincerely happy for you dallas.

-- Ken from Ontario

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DocSavage45

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#2 posted 06-23-2014 01:16 AM

I vote for fence staples. LOL! Maybe you can post a picture? It has to have a wood reference. :<)

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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DocSavage45

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#3 posted 06-23-2014 01:18 AM

Has stopped raining here for two days! Yippee skipee. Mowed the hay/grass. Had to postpone my mill work, again.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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gfadvm

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#4 posted 06-23-2014 02:30 AM

Very good news from the Dallas “camp”! Pace yourself!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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luv2learn

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#5 posted 06-23-2014 02:18 PM

Dallas, it’s good to hear that you are back in the woodworking saddle again..LOL!! Pace yourself buddy.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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Dallas

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#6 posted 06-23-2014 04:02 PM

Thanks all! Slowly but surely the shop and music studio are retaking shape. We have some ideas that will mean a lot of trips to our storage unit to pack junk in, but that will give me a dedicated clean spot to set up and learn to fix electronics and repair computers in.
For a couple of years my usual method of sawdust collection for the table saw was a box with a tube taped to the exhaust port. It worked OK, but a lot of fine dust escaped and settled everywhere.
I actually attached the saw to the dust collector the other day so that it can move when tilted and after cutting several large pieces of scrap I found no dust on the saw or any of the tables. I am still running the homemade aircleaner and the filters in it should last longer.

I am pacing myself, by the way. I don’t have a choice. After 10-15 minutes of moderate exercise I have to sit for about as long to get my breathing settled down.

Jeeez! In the Army I was the guy who averaged 5 minutes and 34 seconds in the mile. I didn’t breathe this hard after those runs!

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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DocSavage45

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#7 posted 06-23-2014 04:32 PM

How long ago were you in the Army? LOL! Even superman gets old or they change his character. LOL!

My dust collection system parts are still waiting.

Wear your dust mask! I do! Good you are focused and energized.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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Dallas

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#8 posted 06-23-2014 05:16 PM

US Army, 21-JUL-71 to 30-JUL-75. Charlie Co. 3/39th Inf., 9th Inf Div.

Unfortunately, the dust masks reduce my air intake so much that the Doc is afraid I’ll pass out from it.

She inspected my shop and gave it a ‘tentative’ go ahead as long as I get an air purification test done to it within a couple of weeks.

My wife and the Doc are friends and gang up on me. Woe is me!

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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Blackie_

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#9 posted 06-27-2014 12:15 PM

Good to hear that you are staying active Dallas.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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Dallas

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#10 posted 06-27-2014 01:15 PM

Thanks Blackie_, I’m still working on those rack hangers and almost decided to use a french cleat system instead, but I think this is going to work much better.

Monday is a Dr. day so I will be messing around there for half the day.

I hope you guys are getting some rain, I know they have gotten a lot in Waco, but 50 miles away we’ve only gotten about 1/2”.

I got another guitar bought, repaired and sold. This was a Takemine A/E with a lifted top and missing bridge. I don’t want to say what I gave or got for it because I would be mimicking the actions of a vacuum cleaner. It is enough to pay the medicine fees at the drug store for about 3 months. That takes a bit of a load off our finances.

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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