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Old 06-03-2021, 04:38 PM   #1521
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Looks great RobbieB! That is an interesting collections and they need to be in a show case. Nice!
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Mini Keg Fridge Stand
Old 06-04-2021, 04:00 PM   #1522
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Mini Keg Fridge Stand

This is a far cry from cabinetry, but I threw it together last night after dinner.

The purpose is to get the mini fridge off the ground for an upcoming camping trip.

I got the mini fridge off Craigslist for $40. My 6 liter mini kegs wouldn't fit, so I bent the cooling element to allow one in serving position and one in storing position. Anyway, back to getting it off the ground...

My late FIL made a folding table once, and I kind of remembered how it worked. With scrap from the sauna project, I put together this table, and I think it's going to work!
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Old 06-09-2021, 05:52 AM   #1523
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This is a far cry from cabinetry, but I threw it together last night after dinner.

The purpose is to get the mini fridge off the ground for an upcoming camping trip.

I got the mini fridge off Craigslist for $40. My 6 liter mini kegs wouldn't fit, so I bent the cooling element to allow one in serving position and one in storing position. Anyway, back to getting it off the ground...

My late FIL made a folding table once, and I kind of remembered how it worked. With scrap from the sauna project, I put together this table, and I think it's going to work!
Nice. I always like things that fold flat for space savings when not used.
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Old 06-09-2021, 05:55 AM   #1524
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Made an in-wall mount medicine cabinet for a client. Small spaces are fun to work with.
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DGD helped me paint a new game.

It's a French import friends taught us, Tac-Tik...

Had some old white oak lying around and decided to make one. It's a 4 or 6 player option board.
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Old 06-09-2021, 06:28 AM   #1526
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Nice projects sengsational & Surewhitey!
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Old 06-10-2021, 11:15 AM   #1527
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A couple of years ago we bought a mountain cabin that was built in the 70's by my uncle after the previous cabin at the site had collapsed under the weight of the heavy snow load. Before finishing the cabin, my uncle had a bicycle accident and became handicapped, so some of the final touches to the cabin were not completed. One of these was the staircase to the upstairs sleeping loft. The plans called for a spiral staircase, but what was installed was a steep staircase almost like a ladder.

I decided that my first real project at the cabin would be to design and build the spiral staircase to make it easier to get up-(and especially down-) stairs. The plans called for a 48" diameter staircase with 22.5 degree stairs. This sounded too cramped for a bigfoot like me, so I decided to build a custom staircase to fill the entire 53" x 57" opening with 30 degree steps. I bought some old 2x12 fir floor joists taken from a torn down local mill, and spent a couple of months over the winter making the steps, spacers, and railings for the project. I then set them aside until the snow melted and we could open the cabin for the summer season.

This past week my brother and I opened the cabin, and then spent 3 days trimming to size and installing the stairs.
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I also built and installed a small new dock out of a tree near the cabin that died a bark-beetle death and was felled last year. The boat on the right side was a winter plywood/fiberglass project a couple of years ago.
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I'm always amazed at the talent this group has, great projects to all of you!
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Old 06-10-2021, 12:48 PM   #1530
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Nice work Scrinch!
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Nice projects Scrinch! How do those stair treads fasten to that pole?
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How do those stair treads fasten to that pole?
There's a 1-1/4" galvanized pipe threaded through holes cut in each tread to hold them in place, and then a 6-1/4" ABS 4" pipe spacer between the treads for vertical support. The spacers also have four 6-1/4" long 1x2's inside them to keep the ABS centered around the galvanized pipe.
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Got it. Thanks.

Great design to make that work!
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scrinch >>> thanks for that illustration and workmanship. Very nice!
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There's a 1-1/4" galvanized pipe threaded through holes cut in each tread to hold them in place, and then a 6-1/4" ABS 4" pipe spacer between the treads for vertical support. The spacers also have four 6-1/4" long 1x2's inside them to keep the ABS centered around the galvanized pipe.
Very cool! I think you were wise to try to use the entire space rather than the available 48" treads. Even as is, it looks a little towards the tight side (maybe not in person though). You wouldn't want to give up any more space.

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Old 06-10-2021, 09:39 PM   #1536
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That stair rocks! Very cool and very smooth -
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Excellent work and thanks for the idea. I'll use it one day. I love reclaimed old wood. Just need a planer to bring it back to life.
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Very cool! I think you were wise to try to use the entire space rather than the available 48" treads. Even as is, it looks a little towards the tight side (maybe not in person though). You wouldn't want to give up any more space.

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You're right. Even now it's a little tight. That's why there's no handrail installed at this point. A handrail would push the user several inches away from he wall to the narrower part of the treads while providing the security of a handhold...a tradeoff between greater foot stability versus greater hand security. I'm going to let people use it for a while and then solicit input as to whether they think a handrail is desirable. The handrail is all made, and the brackets are on location waiting to be installed.
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My second one turned out better. Walnut scraps from a j*b...gonna be gifting these to friends who like to play.
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Not really a difficult piece of work, but I needed a dolly for my Jeep top to be able to move it around the garage. Just raise the top off from the Jeep by hoisting it from the garage ceiling, then drive out, then lower the top to the dolly.
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