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  1. Piano > bookcase off project, a memory box for the family that donated the piano. She said it was her mother's from childhood, ca. 1932. Made from sections of the keyboard cover (with logo) and the music stand. Will deliver later today.
    10 points
  2. Had a two egg sandwich with Gouda cheese at 04:30. Thought that would give me enough energy to make it to noon. Almost made it. Been trimming pallet boards for the stud wall. Two rip cuts per board. First one on a carrier to get 1SE then, one on the opposite side to get uniform widths. Get a bunch done then, switch to the mite saw to get square ends. Think I got about 40 or 50 done before I just totally pooped out at about 11:00. After lunch and an obligatory siesta, I MAY venture back out there. Then, again,?.?.? Us old guys have learned that manana is sometime good enough.
    5 points
  3. Well I had to wait for daughter's family to get back in town, now we have to wait for help to get the bookcase up the steps. Besides being heavy, it's very awkward.
    5 points
  4. Oh wow! Way to go Keith! Wonderful thought!
    4 points
  5. Superb work, @kmealy! Pictures of it in it's new home??
    4 points
  6. Fine gesture. Kudos . Great looking box and incorporating the logo into it pushes it over the top.
    4 points
  7. kmealy

    chester draws

    Yes, I grew up outside Youngstown (Hi, @HandyDan). There were a lot of Italians (alumni of Wazza Matta U?), eastern Europeans (Polish, Croatians, Hungarians), and British/Scot/Irish, with a bit of Pittsburgher thrown in. A lot of people worked in the steel mills or offshoots (General Fireproofing - made steel office furniture) or Packard Electric (made wiring and harnesses for autos).
    4 points
  8. Thanks, was my plan. One side I have to dig a trench so that is side I will bang the 1 1/4 pipe through. In theory this should be simple, how that holds up to real life application only time and some sweat will tell.
    4 points
  9. Dig a hole on each side and drive a pipe larger than the air connection (with one end plugged) under the walk. Then run air line in pipe. @Larry Buskirk you left the grenades out of Squirrels jaw pouches. Always there you just have to look. Had a full day with two doctors appointments. Then out to lunch with the wife. This afternoon filled a couple holes where plants removed. Then work on adding a vacum connection at my carving station. Got the parts laid out and now have to put it all together and cut into old vacum lines. Last thing was to install cover over the exposed sewage line which was covered by hedge. Pictures at 10.
    4 points
  10. I roughed this bowl last fall or early in the spring, really don't remember which. It's about 8" diameter so I left it about an inch thick figuring to turn it to about 1/2" or so after it dried. I thought it was ready to finish and started to mount it on the lathe but the more I handled it, the more I liked the feel and heft of it. To be honest, after roughing it I didn't much to this bowl but sand it a bit and remove the bottom. I guess it just spoke to me. It's so much thicker than what I would usually do but for me, with this bowl, with this piece of wood, it just works. About 8" diameter, a couple or three inches deep and about 1" thick. Finished with gloss wipe on poly applied while spinning.
    3 points
  11. Got a couple of more bowls made today. Got to try out my woodcut coring tool. .40
    3 points
  12. Well went out this morning to get pics of this project. anchored the post to brick Hose still dirty from 20 years on the ground this cypress box covers the sewer drain from bonus room which had been covered by hedge. This is the new look. Still thinking about cutting that clean out much shorter. A friend has one sticking up like this too. The plumber who did this house was an idiot and I heard he was run out of county later.
    3 points
  13. Very true with the temp issue. One thing my Dad noticed with his small set up was that the exposed PVC got whacked on by different things and of course cracked. Learning from this I put my CPVC inside the walls and transitioned to a metal coupler when I came out to install the coupler. Solid bracing is recommended, I didn't on a couple of them and had to go back and fix that mistake. I would switch to PEX as it is convenient and flexible. Maybe next shop. For the moment the budget says stick with the supplies you have on hand. LOL
    3 points
  14. I'm planning to unplug from all things digital and do some turning in the shop. Quality time in the MAN CAVE. Mrs Boss wants to go shopping for a new rug for the parlor. I think I'm going to sprain my ankle by accident...just bad enough to need some ice and elevation during the proposed shopping window. Jury duty on Monday. Says Judicial District Court (that is felony court in Texas) criminal trial, juror #16. .40
    3 points
  15. Thoughts on putting a tool like this with a handle and using it for a roughing tool? https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08GC642WD/?coliid=I2S5SZWVNLVCKN&colid=NYT47X9AHMES&psc=1&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it .40
    2 points
  16. lew

    Norway maple burl bowl

    I like it! I think the thicker look goes along with the inclusions and grain. Also, I really like the slight angle on the rim that leans into the bowl. Beautiful!
    2 points
  17. FlGatorwood

    chester draws

    I grew up in East Tennessee and most of that is difficult to understand. But, when I heard some Brits talking, I was lost. They slaughter their own language. For example: Americur vice America Boot for trunk War for electric wire Warsh for wash shedule vice skedule as we pronounce it.
    2 points
  18. Yep on the rain, I'm back to watering the garden and flowers.
    2 points
  19. Masonsailor

    Boat Life

    Fortunately it probably won’t need to be done again in my lifetime ! Paul
    2 points
  20. Sunny 70s again today. Enjoyable but we need some rain again.
    2 points
  21. Wow, first a squirrel and now this! Stay focused Gene & Congats.
    2 points
  22. Yard Sales this morning...was on the look out for a TV to replace the one the GrandBRAT broke.....found that. A "BRAVIA" for $20...... Found a white plastic tub today with this sign on it.. So, got it home, and tossed out the junky stuff, and still had... Well, the claw hammer...was a FUBAR.. When the striking face is a Mushroom...off to the trash it goes....handle had more cracks than a city sidewalk... Went shopping for a new clothes dryer....it will be delivered next Monday...and the pile of junk that was the old one will get hauled away..minus the cord, of course. New dryers do NOT come with their own cords... Shop time today? Nada. Oh well...see how tomorrow goes..
    2 points
  23. Jesse, age and heat will degrade PVC within a couple years. So will sun light. Running it undergound eliminates much those things. Knew a guy that owned a tire shop up north. He went cheap with sked 40 PVC. The second summer, she blew. Of course, it was often well over 73 degrees in there with lots of sun through those bay doors. Normal pressure was around 200 PSI all day. His brother ran a plumbing shop and had advised him to use PEX. He ended up with PEX!
    2 points
  24. Gene you said that about air pressure with pvc can't handle much air pressure. The next time you are in a lumber yard or HD or Lowes take a piece of paper and pencil with you and jot down what a 1/2" and 3/4" and 1"is rated for then come back on line and tell us what you found? I have two brands in my shop for future use and and both brands states the same pressures. 1" PVC sch 40 is rated at 450 psi at 73 degrees of weather 3/4" PVC sch 40 is rated a 480 psi at 73 degrees of weather 1/2" PVC sch 40 is rated at 600 psi at 73 degresss of weather "What I'm wondering is where you found an air compressor that would blow any one of these sizes of pipe. My 2 stage compressor cuts off under 200 psi and a single stage compressor cuts off about 120 to 140. All pvc pipe is rated at 73 degrees for that is what most all pipe buried in the ground will see at the highest temp. But now in the cold north in the winter one should burry their PVC way down there to be safe!! Also lately I have read where a guy said they were probably buying cheap pvc from a dealer that was getting their pipe from cheap places and thats the reason for all the folks getting hurt. Most all the garage owners tried to use 3" PVC sch 40 where I sold tools for much more air volume when they had a few more mechanics but the problem was after applying the pvc glue then trying to push it all the way together before the glue would set was about impossible by just using two people twisting and pushing and a group of people on each end could never work together that quickly. Me being involved using pvc sch 40 started in about 1965 and probably earlier and I have never had any air line I was involved with to come apart. And for sure I have never heard of any exploding like some here have told about.
    2 points
  25. I've got the belt and idler out of the Ridgeline. Was going to use them to do the air pressure leak down test before getting more parts. Don't know if I should trust any of the parts from that first kit.
    2 points
  26. If you are putting t belt back on turn by Hand say, 2-3 revolutions. If it turns you could skip test and just crank it. If it runs good, no problem. If it skips isolate that cylinder and check compression. If will not start then you need to check each cylinder. Now if it will not turn at some point go other direction. If same result, that would be bad. I have done 3-4 with broke belts on that 3.5 engine. All ran after replacement.
    2 points
  27. Larry Buskirk

    Rank Names

    Now this is CRAZY! The software now has me as a "Community Regular". And all this time I've been told I was.... ABBY NORMAL!
    2 points
  28. Doe's anybody have it on sale? Made the boneyard run and got all of parts to replace the damaged ones out of an 07 Ridgeline that I missed seeing the previous times I was there. Hard to tell what it was with what was left of it. Forgot my 6' pipe to remove the damper bolt but the yard owner had his employee blast it loose. Man I have to get me one of those Milwaukee cordless Impact Wrenches took that bolt loose in about 5 seconds. So, $31.65 lighter but I've got enough parts to get set up for the air pressure test.
    2 points
  29. I have. Here is the thing. Have plenty of PVC and fittings from these vans I clean our for a guy. With stock like that I have no money tied up in using it. Just time. Which I still need more of.
    2 points
  30. Problem: SWMBO birthday on the first and my bench top looks like this: Thinking about laminated wood rings. And, of course, the restaurant/venue of her choice.
    2 points
  31. Hey Gunny! Have you considered PEX for your airline? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6c84zNlq5Cc https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YLvxQl36h3A
    2 points
  32. Working on cleats to install under steps for staircase to roof. Paint work expected to be done this weekend. Next project up is to run a air supply line from shop to finishing room. Has to be buried. Largest obstacle is a 40 inch walkway it must go underneath. That promises to be a fun excavation project. Son comes in tonight from Alabama. Tomorrow evening we get to put timing belt on my PT Cruiser.
    2 points
  33. Look what came today! A real surprise. I had no idea I'd won anything. Thanks to Easywood and the PWW!
    2 points
  34. Yesterday, between coats of poly on the bench, was spent trying to organize smalls. Made a dent in that job but, still a looong way to go. Now that the last coat of poly is dry, the bench will be in service as a staging area for more pallet boards to be trimmed. Sometime in August, they should become a wall! That is barring any more episodes of my ADD, (Attention Deficit Disorder). That will be the final step to the construction phase of the tin can rehab. Oh, look, a squirrel.
    2 points
  35. I'm (maybe) trying to stain my deck. Spent quite a bit of time over the last week cleaning it. This is all a first for me, we've never had a wooden deck before we bought this house....at this point I wish we didn't have this one. Weather condition look acceptable for the process though, so I'll start today unless something else shows up.
    2 points
  36. Most of the days, we have had afternoon showers. While painting, the winds would feel cooler than the regular temp. The last few days, we are under severe heat warnings. Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi, southern Alabama (the part they took from Florida) and the Florida panhandle are all under this severe or excessive heat warning. Heat indices are in excess of 110. I have never acclimated to this temp in the last 50 years. Giving up on that dream.
    1 point
  37. One more section of the front wall to paint. Now designing a fence to keep neighbor off the lawn. She likes to walk over here on my property even though it is clearly marked. Trash, tools, mowing is going to stop with the fence. Then will start on trimming the house. In the meantime, will get some shop time while some things set. Folks, with all these heat warnings and severe heat warnings, please be careful to keep cool and stay well hydrated. If your urine is not near clear, you need to drink more.
    1 point
  38. Artie

    Boat Life

    I know there’s a joke here, poop deck came to mind, but that looks to be such an amount of work, that maybe your sense of humor might be in short supply. I wouldn’t want you to have to sail all the way to Bahsten to give me a whack in the head. Tis beautiful when done, but that’s a ^$$&* of work.
    1 point
  39. HandyDan

    Tabs on the Weather

    Got a few sprinkles yesterday that hardly got the pavement wet. 70s and cloudy today.
    1 point
  40. lew

    In The Beginning

    The bowl drying adventure continues...... In the beginning, all my knowledge came from books. Isolated in the northern end of the Cumberland Valley and before high speed Internet and YouTube, even written publications on the subject were few and far between. Cheap tools and a cheap lathe were able to produce some rudimentary turnings including some small bowls- of which most cracked. To me drying meant just that- set it up on the shelf and wait. As fate would have it, somewhere along the line, I was introduced to the idea of bagged shavings. This procedure spared a lot of bowls from disaster. It wasn't perfect, but, having more successes gave me a reason to continue. The biggest drawback was the time involved. Having worked my entire career in the field of electronics and computers, I learned to think in time spans of micro and nanoseconds as a long time. Waiting months for a blank to dry was not in my mindset. So, my journey to discover a reliable and speedy method of drying bowl blanks began. My successes and failures will be documented, sources will be cited, videos from turners will be posted. My hope is that the reader will find something new and interesting. So...
    1 point
  41. I think I have one of those , but also the Nova version which I prefer. Nova Flexible point drive For large blanks the Nona Jumbo Drive center is great. Nova Jumbo Drive Center
    1 point
  42. 77° now, 100° later. It rained a bit earlier. Radar shows clear skies for the rest of the day.
    1 point
  43. steven newman

    chester draws

    Just imagine, being caught between a couple Troppies from "Ark-kee-SAW...and an Instructor from New Hampsheer......
    1 point
  44. Gerald

    chester draws

    Well here is another: frogstrangler==heavy rain knee deep to a grasshopper==shallow water we all know that roundtuits are hard to come by lower than a snakes belly===that is a very low down person or trick Then riding shanks mare home===have to walk home
    1 point
  45. lew

    chester draws

    One of the jokes I used to tell my kids at school
    1 point
  46. With some roots in southern KY, growing up my mom (who is not a briar) always called it a chester drawer, but she also pronounced "peonies" as "pine-ee". So as my confusion with the English language grew in school classes I learned that regional versions of our language were a real thing, and it doesn't pay to figure out if that word (or pronunciation) is correct.....just go with the flow.
    1 point
  47. Al B

    Boat Life

    I always said, a boat is a hole in the water that you pour your money into. Yes, it's time for people to get back to work. No more free lunch.
    1 point
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