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  1. Those are super nice Ron. I can see why your critic is happy with them
  2. This is a week of outside work and planning for completion of the living room/dining room. Last week, @FlGatorwood was gracious enough to send some rain our way. I am not sure how much as my gauge only holds five inches and it ran over. The Macon TV stations reported 7". Following that rain I have been wanting to build a fire and get shed of a bunch of limbs, sticks, scraps and such. That day is today! I will spend most all day watching and feeding the fire, about 4:30 or so I will wrap a couple potatoes in foil and bury them in the coals for tonights supper. I would have already done this but it has been a bit windy/breezy; supposed to be pretty calm today. In anticipation of today I got the shop cleaned out yesterday, toted out a couple armfuls of scraps to the burn pit and used the leaf blower to finish up the job. I have a dr. visit tomorrow. Following that I will run a few errands and pick up/order the final pieces of trim for the LR/DR. There is the large air return duct for the HVAC which ugly thing takes up prime real estate and just looks "bad". I have been wrestling with what to do to fix the ugliness for a year now. Time to make a decision and move forward... That project will be on my mind all day today so that I can get the trim necessary to make it more better, at least more better than it currently is...
  3. Steve, I am glad and relieved to see you back! And very happy that you were able to weather the storm without a huge loss. It is tough to see those images on tv of areas of flooding (or other natural disaster) and see people that lose everything but themselves. I have two drawers like this, one (over) full of screwdrivers and one (over) full of various pliers and vice grips. I think I will take a two pronged solution to this; weeding out a bunch of screwdrivers, I mean do I really need that old one I found on the side of the road as a kid that obviously was used to open paint cans? I did use it though not too long ago - for opening a five gallon bucket of primer... And following @p_toad advice and getting another drawer for the vice grips, or some kind of rack for them. That should free up some space for a few more pliers
  4. No doubt that 800 grit takes you to a super smooth surface. I don't usually take bare wood to anything over 220-240 and only to that level if it is getting stained or dyed. I would use the 320 between coats of finish. I imagine the 40G might be ok for paint or rust removal. Overall, that assortment would leave me with a lot of extra discs that might never get used. Not being critical of your purchase Andrew, but not for me. Keep those reviews coming! And your projects, I am enjoying your growth as a turner here.
  5. I do hope we hear from him soon. It looked like his area was going to catch the worst of the storm... From what I know of Steve, if he is ok he is likely busy helping his neighbors and such.
  6. That's good Lew and likely accurate to boot! Just have to put the hinges back on and hang the door and I do call it "done". At least until move in time, and window treatment time, and hang the TV time, and, and, and...
  7. @Jeroid Morris - Have a great time of it out there Jeroid!
  8. Good pics Ron, what did you take them with?
  9. Pretty slick Mark, a great and useful addition to the counter top.
  10. I have not seen those mats. I would be concerned about moisture being trapped under it - but we live where the humidity is normally quite high...
  11. Have to flip the MBR door over to paint the other side today, hang trim around the closet doors and install pulls - and the MBR is ready for move in! Except for blinds, not sure yet what the boss wants for window treatment. I will spend the rest of the weekend doing yard work and cleaning up the shop and likely some planning for tackling the LR-DR area flooring.
  12. Hey Kevin, I made this halloween decoration one year. A dime store doll and a little red paint finished it off... Digital photography has sure come a long ways!
  13. Andrew, if you follow Lew's link it was a VA system that was hacked into. Nothing to do with the AL.
  14. Thanks Gerald. It is a question specific to my brother's service as shown on the form. John Morris is looking at it for me.
  15. That right there is impressive Beautiful work!
  16. Wow, what a project! What type of equipment do you have to move this monster when it is completed?
  17. Cal

    Shoe Rack

    Looks great Gunny. I don't know why, I wouldn't have thought about painting the wire shelving. The copper color is a nice touch!
  18. Thanks John, you can expect a PM shortly. I really appreciate it. @Gene Howe - a belated happy birthday to Phyllis. Glad to hear that she had a good one! @PostalTom - I am very sorry for your loss. Words fail me at the moment @FlGatorwood - hunker down Steve! I hope that you are on some high ground, or what may pass as high ground in your area. Looks like you may get the worsts of this storm. Projected path takes it right through middle Georgia. Maybe this is the rain you tried to send us a few weeks ago? In 1994 a storm came through Georgia like this and really slowed down in west Georgia, dumping some 20+ inches of rain in some areas. That one caused major flooding in middle and south Georgia. We can use the rain, but I do hope the storm just passes through and doesn't linger.
  19. Very cool, and great craftsmanship Paul.
  20. Cal

    Shoe Rack

    Looking pretty darned good there Gunny
  21. You come up with some of the coolest danged featured images each week John! RIP Hugh Ray. His photograph looks so familiar, I wonder if our paths may have crossed? We have quite a few Ray families here in middle Georgia. If Hugh was a woodworker, perhaps we crossed paths at one of the Atlanta woodworking shows. On a related issue, I have a copy of my brothers DD214. Like a good many veterans I know and have known, he never talked much about his service time. I would like to understand his service better and would appreciate it if someone could tell me what some of it means. My own DD214 is pretty simple. My week ahead is flooring in the MBR. I have started putting down laminate flooring, but it takes awhile. I do have a goal to complete it this week. That would be flooring, base and shoe moulding, hang closet doors and trim around them and get the furniture back in there. There are other small jobs that crop up too; today I need to trim a drawer in the kitchen island; tomorrow I have a dental appointment and will take the time to run a dozen errands while I am out and about. And the forecast is calling for some rain! We need some and will welcome a couple soakers if we get it.
  22. Over the past week I got 7 of 8 doors painted - and the lawn mowed a couple of times. Holding off on the last door as it may need trimmed after the flooring is put down. I have the MBR all prepped for laminate flooring, may get a few courses done today...
  23. It surely is David. Do you think it will actually get used for cutting?
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