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Old 08-02-2008, 02:21 PM   #31
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There's a pic ~6 posts up.
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Old 08-02-2008, 03:13 PM   #32
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There's a pic ~6 posts up.
LOL, that doesn't count. I feel like your holding out on us.

Patience is good, but this has gone too far

Are you testing us?
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Old 08-02-2008, 03:37 PM   #33
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Oh, alright fine. Does this make you happy?

Here's the latest pickup from Ziggy yesterday afternoon.




And, here's today's project. Any guesses what it's going to be? lol

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And, here's today's project. Any guesses what it's going to be?
I knew you were holding out. Your sneaky, looks like your building a tree fort with a 72G aquarium. Your son will love you for that.
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Old 08-02-2008, 04:13 PM   #36
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New tools. Well, let's see. On the right you see the clamps next to the "green truck" as my son calls it. At the top of the picture you can see the legs of my new table saw that will probably never get used again after this. lol. Left top is the box, that counts too, right? only 1 bad cut so far. One of the center crossbeams I cut 1/8" too short. Oops, still getting used to alignment on the table saw.

Allen thanks for all your help with designing this thing so it won't collapse under the tank!

The last woodworking I did was when I was about 11, I built some birdhouses. Other than that, once a year for the past 2 years I've helped my daughter create pine car racers out of a little block of wood, but all I ever used for that was a hacksaw, dremel tool, and a sander.

BTW, for it only being 87 today I'm sweating my gonads off out there. I should've gotten a fan too.
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New table saw. $99 special at HD. Portable, it's definately not a heavy duty thing, but for cutting 2x4's it's working well.



Wood in the yard waiting for it's chance to have it's heads cut off too.


And finally, current status. Completed the bottom and top pieces. Not bad for 2 hours work from someone who doesn't do this kinda stuff.
Quick cool-down break, then it's time to start putting them together.
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Old 08-02-2008, 05:49 PM   #38
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Man, I swear I could convince people I knew what I was doing. Just look at this expert clamping right here.

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Naturally, my cordless drill just ran out of juice.

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Alright, done for the day. Here's where we got.



Levels aren't 100% perfect, but then again I don't believe my flooring is either.
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And finally, Zachary wanted to go in his "cage"
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