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Old 08-10-2017, 11:55 AM   #2441
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Making my 2nd Adirondack chair

Started making my 2nd Adirondack chair - I use Norm Abrams design.
I use both Cedar and Cypress and finish with BLO and add some paste wax.
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here are pics of the first one...
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Old 08-10-2017, 12:22 PM   #2442
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Made much progress on cleaning up the basement. It will be nice, after seven years of living here, to finally set up my wood shop again and start building things like adirondack chairs. That looks great, btw.
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I love my summer gig, but it can be physically draining. After spending five out of the past seven days on the river I decided that today was a "no exercise" day to allow the body to recover.

I spent the morning working on a quilt project. After lunch I cleaned my mountain bike-- the last ride was very muddy and I hadn't had a chance to clean it up. Now I'm just being lazy on the deck, enjoying the weather and watching squirrels while I surf the web.
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Old 08-10-2017, 04:06 PM   #2444
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Beautiful chair, dirt_dobber! Thanks for sharing.

aja8888 - add me to the list of those who will be sending healing thoughts and prayers to you and your wife in the next weeks
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Khan. Your house looks awesome.
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dirtdobber, Beautiful chair.


Kahn, The house looks great. Do you have a move in date?


AJA, Best wishes to Mrs. AJA and you.
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Old 08-10-2017, 11:33 PM   #2448
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We packed a picnic dinner and went to an outdoor concert in a park with a rock and roll band from Sacramento called Apple Z.

Beautiful chair, dirt_dobber.

Lovely house, Khan. The elevated first floor reminds me of ones we used to see on Padre Island in Texas.
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Nice chair, dirt_dobber.

Nice house, Khan. I like that porch.
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Khan, what a pretty new house! You will never need to worry about flooding, being that high up in the air. I would imagine that those stairs will also have some sturdy handrails before long. I like that there is a landing on the way up.
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For all the time I've been flying radio control model airplanes (off & on since 1983) I've never had a model of a P-51 Mustang, one of the most famous airplanes that ever flew. Yesterday one arrived via FedEx and I flew it today, just as the first raindrops started falling.

Not surprisingly it displays many of the flying characteristics of the full-size airplane and with power fully off it needs a very steep descent to maintain flying speed. For me this is a good thing since I'm flying in the back yard, surrounded on three sides by "airplane-eating trees" similar to the ones that plague Charlie Brown's kites. Then add a bit of power to flatten the glide and power on for the flare for landing. With other airplanes I often end up doing a 360° turn on final to bleed off airspeed.

Aileron rolls are axial, and true to scale in a spin it comes down fast.

DW is mystified as to why I think this is fun, but to me it is.
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Started making my 2nd Adirondack chair - I use Norm Abrams design.
I use both Cedar and Cypress and finish with BLO and add some paste wax.
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here are pics of the first one...
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Got up on the roof with the chainsaw onna stick and whacked a bunch of limbs that were overgrowing the house.

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Speaking of storms - when I got home the other day DH said there had been a very close lightning strike. How close? Not sure. The power didn't go out, but he later figured out that it fried the surge protector for the RV.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

This is the link to the brand/style we have. It's priced higher now than when we purchased it. It has a lifetime warranty, so has been mailed in for repair or replacement. I imagine we'll get a refurbished one, but not sure.

So far, it seems most everything in the RV is okay - so it did its job for the most part - but the remote for leveling doesn't work. That will take some troubleshooting.
Progressive Industries sent us a brand new surge protector - and it was the newer model that came out after we purchased ours. They get an A+.

No easy fix to the remote (after conversations with the vendor that made them for a period of time back when; no parts, no manuals, no luck.) DH may rig a pendant control substitute.
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Progressive Industries sent us a brand new surge protector - and it was the newer model that came out after we purchased ours. They get an A+.
Progressive Industries is a first class company with a superb reputation for customer service. They really stand behind their product and go the extra mile when a customer has a problem.
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A while ago at Habitat I got a nice embossed hollow core slab door and some hinges to go with it. $10 and $3 each respectively. To replace a nasty old door on the linen closet.

Got around to hanging it today. First problem. Door is 3 inches to long and 1/2 inch to wide. No problem, I knew it was. That is an excuse to use my new-ish table saw. Take the door downstairs to my workshop and realize I had lent my outfeed table to my wife so she can cut glass for her new stained glass hobby. Okay, so cobble together a new outfeed table. Run door through table saw and mighty pleased with the results.

Bring door back upstairs to dry fit. The door opening isn't square (50 year old house) but it fits anyway. But then I stand there like an idiot and realize that there is no jamb on the closet door. Drywall only. Damn. I can't use it like this because the hinges have to be mortised. Decide then to use the old pivot hinges from nasty door instead.

Back downstairs to take the pivot hinges off old door and install on new. Only new door is a hollow core and I have cutoff all the frame from the bottom. Damn. So take the frame insert out of the cutoff piece, strip off the facing and backing and glue it back inside the hollow door. Get glue on shirt when clamping it.

Wait one hour for glue to dry on door. Glue on shirt dries almost immediately.

Drill holes for pivot hinges in new door and install. Take door back upstairs. Fits nice and pivots okay on the hinges and old track still in the opening. Also install the old catch from the nasty door.

All done and then realize that the door is pretty scratched up on one side because it caught on my jury rigged outfeed table. So, it has to be painted. Damn.

Take door back off of the pivot hinges and back downstairs to be painted. But that will be later in the week because this 45 minute job has now taken 3 hours and because now it is Rum O'Clock.
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...... this 45 minute job has now taken 3 hours.....
Yeah, that's me and ANY woodwork. I'm a great mechanic and can fix or rebuild anything, but don't let me work with wood.
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