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  • Originally posted by PStechPaul View Post
    One more course completed:


    Finished, just as dusk fell, making the flash necessary:


    This is how they looked almost 20 years ago when I first started working on them. Originally, there were just some concrete blocks.



    I'm taking a break now...
    Break time is over I suggest replacing that fascia with composite/PVC.

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    • Originally posted by 3 Phase Lightbulb View Post
      Break time is over I suggest replacing that fascia with composite/PVC.
      Maybe his paint brush fits his hand perfectly??

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      • Rain, had a few minutes so i popped all new seals, rings, wipers into the hydraulic ram. First one, didn’t go bad. Will see how it does under pressure!



        "Good judgment comes from experience, and often experience comes from bad judgment" R.M.Brown

        My shop tour www.plastikosmd.com

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        • Finished up my clamp system for my HF bandsaw. Here is the build video.
          https://youtu.be/94t-xrOtSwU


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          • Sigh...

            So... background... shop is across town from the condo where I live. Lots of restrictions at said condo, but I can have a BBQ on the balcony. I don't BBQ. So, I picked up a "side of the road" BBQ, gutted it, and put a workbench ontop the grill. Works pretty good, mostly. Anyway, the condo gets all the 'B' tools, including an old Dremel scrollsaw that has a little disk sander off the side of the motor. That, I seem to use a lot, for lack of anything better, though it's a pain to set up and take down. Anyway, I figured taking that little disk sander attachment and sticking it on a motor that I could have permanently at the ready on the top-grill of said BBQ would be handy. Maybe put a wire wheel on it too when I needed it. Found an AC motor that had the right sized shaft, 3D printed a control box and mount for it, set it up, turned it on, and the disk blew apart in 3 pieces, near instant. Looked up the part number on the motor, vacuum, 10-20k rpm. Didn't think of that. Not a good day. No blood mind you, no expensive repairs, so not a BAD day either. But, whatever. So, screw it, I figured I'd just go buy a second 1x30 belt/disk sander for the condo and be done with it.

            Before I managed to spend any money, I had the bright idea of just mounting an angle grinder and using that as a stationary tool... disk sander, wire wheel, grinder if I need it. Cheaper than the belt sander anyway. A little research, and I find that Home Depot is selling Milwaukee 4.5" units for $60, which is not a bad price. Cheapest junk was $25. So, I buy the Milwaukee (making angle grinder #5) and swap it into my shop for some old Crappy Tire grinder I picked up because I needed a new grinding stone on the quick, a decade ago, and they wanted $7 for a grinding wheel, or $20 for a grinder, with a grinding wheel.

            Anyway, I stared at the grinder, found a nice clamping hinge I had salvaged out of something, and came up with various elaborate mechanisms that would allow me to mount said grinder in such a way that I could put a cutoff disk in it and use it as a chopsaw if I needed to... even though the hinge actually weighed more than the grinder did. I went through several design options, from ridiculously complicated down to stupid-simple... ended up drilling 4 holes in an chunk of aluminium angle and screwing that to a block of wood. Done.

            So, yeah, I went shopping after changing my mind and doing a bunch of research, then sat in my shop thinking, changing my mind over and over again... until I drilled 4 holes. That was my shop-day. 4 holes, fairly close to the right place even. Deburred holes too, mind you. I don't remember who said it here, but that old German accented "zzz hole is not complete until it has been deburrrrred" keeps running through my mind every time I drill a freaking hole now. Cursed, I am.

            Sigh.. there are times when I think I know what I'm doing. Today was not one of them. But, I got a nice new 4.5" Milwaukee angle grinder to go with its big brother now That's something.

            David...
            http://fixerdave.blogspot.com/

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            • Did the last major job on my workshop refurbish, fitted a roller shutter to replace an old up and over garage door. Good feeling that I have no more huge building jibs to tackle!
              Man who say it cannot be done should not disturb man doing it! https://www.youtube.com/user/philhermetic/videos?

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              • Originally posted by hermetic View Post
                Did the last major job on my workshop refurbish, fitted a roller shutter to replace an old up and over garage door. Good feeling that I have no more huge building jibs to tackle!
                We don' SEE no steenkin' workshop. No pics...it ain't done yet!
                Milton

                "Accuracy is the sum total of your compensating mistakes."

                "The thing I hate about an argument is that it always interrupts a discussion." G. K. Chesterton

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                • I went to Home Depot and picked up some Primer/Sealer and some floor paint for my new shed. I just finished rolling on a gallon of primer/sealer. I'll roll on two coats of floor paint tomorrow as I'm completely exhausted now.



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                  • Love the shed. I am a bit sore about shed as I got my (small) deposit ripped off on a cl shed. Still working though that deal

                    Today I reinstalled the rebuild case hydraulic cylinder ( works great but now I found one on the bucket to do!) and investigated some excess rear sway in the dodge. Found one raised bracket that ties the rear-end to a link broken. Thought about welding but wrote to BDS for a replacement

                    "Good judgment comes from experience, and often experience comes from bad judgment" R.M.Brown

                    My shop tour www.plastikosmd.com

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                    • Yall ain't got yer tow mirrors flipped up.
                      Andy

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                      • Not sure if u mean me Andy?

                        Started cutting spot for sawmill location

                        "Good judgment comes from experience, and often experience comes from bad judgment" R.M.Brown

                        My shop tour www.plastikosmd.com

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                        • More work, "step by step"...








                          I think I had used high strength type S mortar when I built these steps ~20 years ago, not knowing that the indoor bricks would deteriorate as they have, and it is sure mighty hard to chisel out. I used new concrete bricks for the additional width on the left side, but for this repair, I have been using good clay bricks. There are still some old bricks that are not too bad, and I didn't feel like digging those out, too. There is yet more work to do.
                          http://pauleschoen.com/pix/PM08_P76_P54.png
                          Paul , P S Technology, Inc. and MrTibbs
                          USA Maryland 21030

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                          • Working on resurrecting a Bainbridge 712 horizontal bandsaw. Got it running, blade still has some issues with derailment. However, I'm getting there.
                            On the hunt for ALL things Wade 8a Lathe. If you have ANY leads for parts, tooling, etc. Please send me a private message.

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                            • Originally posted by PStechPaul View Post
                              More work, "step by step"...








                              I think I had used high strength type S mortar when I built these steps ~20 years ago, not knowing that the indoor bricks would deteriorate as they have, and it is sure mighty hard to chisel out. I used new concrete bricks for the additional width on the left side, but for this repair, I have been using good clay bricks. There are still some old bricks that are not too bad, and I didn't feel like digging those out, too. There is yet more work to do.
                              An air chisel would probably make quick work out of them.
                              OPEN EYES, OPEN EARS, OPEN MIND

                              THINK HARDER

                              BETTER TO HAVE TOOLS YOU DON'T NEED THAN TO NEED TOOLS YOU DON'T HAVE

                              MY NAME IS BRIAN AND I AM A TOOLOHOLIC

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                              • Wrote an obituary for my dad, only to find that they charge by the column inch. $400 to extol his virtues is kind of steep. Brother wants me to shorten it. I think a web page will work better in this day and age anyway.

                                This is a test. It is only a test. I passed it. It's the first time this week that I've been able to broach** the subject. No comments or condolences needed. It's just the first time I've been able to vent.


                                Dan
                                ** broach is the machinist content that makes this on topic.
                                At the end of the project, there is a profound difference between spare parts and left over parts.

                                Location: SF East Bay.

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