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Re: What Are You Working On?

Post by FredS » Mon Sep 21, 2020 4:12 pm

joegoat wrote:
Mon Sep 21, 2020 1:23 pm
Mowed the lower sections of grass earlier.
You're taking to the Gentleman Farmer role quite nicely. Start calling your wife 'Ma' and selling honey and sweet corn at the market on Saturday morning and you'll have it down perfectly. You and JMG should start a "Back To the Land" blog.






























[EDIT] JK - I enjoy seeing you guys doing the hard work to fix up your spot of land and build homesteads for your families.
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Re: What Are You Working On?

Post by joegoat » Mon Sep 21, 2020 4:14 pm

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joegoat wrote:
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Mowed the lower sections of grass earlier.
You're taking to the Gentleman Farmer role quite nicely. Start calling your wife 'Ma' and selling honey and sweet corn at the market on Saturday morning and you'll have it down perfectly.
The bees, orchard and garden are planned for next year. Trying to find a plow for the Cub.

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Re: What Are You Working On?

Post by Cleon » Mon Sep 28, 2020 11:03 am

Finishing up a privacy fence along the back of my yard that was destroyed in a storm this past spring. I will stop once the back is done and wait until this coming spring to finish the sides hoping that lumber prices go down. Lumber prices have effectively doubled in the last few months. At the local yard, a treated 2x4x8 is now around $9 and a treated 4x4x8 is now around 20. 8O
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Re: What Are You Working On?

Post by ReverendThom » Mon Sep 28, 2020 8:12 pm

Built a shed with my brother last week. He built most of it.

Turned out pretty good and we didn't even get into a scrap. Weird.
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Cleon wrote:
Mon Sep 28, 2020 11:03 am
Finishing up a privacy fence along the back of my yard that was destroyed in a storm this past spring. I will stop once the back is done and wait until this coming spring to finish the sides hoping that lumber prices go down. Lumber prices have effectively doubled in the last few months. At the local yard, a treated 2x4x8 is now around $9 and a treated 4x4x8 is now around 20. 8O
Yeah, treated lumber has gone crazy all over, when you can find it. We have a few projects around the ranch that were on hold because of it. Plywood too.
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Post by DepartedLight » Mon Sep 28, 2020 8:16 pm

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Post by AnungUnRama » Tue Sep 29, 2020 8:55 am

I am working on taming the remaining acre and some change of wild property we have. It is full of mulberry and bartlet pear saplings among other things. There is also poison ivy with vines as thick as my thumb in some places. The kids mistake it for trees sometimes despite me showing them repeatedly what the stuff looks like. Some day we'll get it all done and the rest of this damned barbed wire fence outta here. I want to put up a row of pine trees at the north end of the property to shield the house visually and aurally from the road.
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Post by GaryInVA » Wed Sep 30, 2020 10:31 am

Rebuilding a 1999 Klein Mantra bicycle with my 13 year old son. A former coworker gave me the bike a while back. It was in really bad shape. Been fun hunting down old parts (or new that will work). About 3/4 done.
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Re: What Are You Working On?

Post by Goose55 » Wed Sep 30, 2020 11:28 am

Couple of things.

One, yesterday and early this morning, removing mineral stains from the chrome on my new truck. I had gone out too late the other evening to wash the truck and it got too dark quick, to see what I was trying to dry. Grrr. But she's lookin' good now !!

Two, filling a deep tooth mark in a Vulcanite stem on an estate pipe, with StarBond. Took three days to fill. Apply, let dry and shrink, and cure,... over and over and over. Next: filing, sanding and polishing. I will post a pic when I am done.
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Post by Hovannes » Thu Oct 01, 2020 9:45 am

This morning---digging up an old half rotted railroad tie and dead heading a Tropicana rose bush before the smoke from the fires gets in the unhealthy to be outside range.
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Post by Fainn » Fri Oct 02, 2020 9:25 am

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Re: What Are You Working On?

Post by Goose55 » Fri Oct 02, 2020 10:11 am

Goose55 wrote:
Wed Sep 30, 2020 11:28 am
Filling a deep tooth mark in a Vulcanite stem on an estate pipe, with StarBond. Took three days to fill. Apply, let dry and shrink, and cure,... over and over and over. Next: filing, sanding and polishing. I will post a pic when I am done.
Deep tooth mark on this GBD International Billiard was near the button but is gone now....
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Great stuff, this StarBond. It is even rubberized/ flexible, like Vulcanite is. But, as I wrote above, it is slow to dry and cure so it takes a lot of patience applying small amounts at a time. Word of advise, though,... it you try the product be sure to first clean the cavity and general area well with Acetone. Otherwise, they'll be a white halo.
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Re: What Are You Working On?

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Goose55 wrote:
Fri Oct 02, 2020 10:11 am
Goose55 wrote:
Wed Sep 30, 2020 11:28 am
Filling a deep tooth mark in a Vulcanite stem on an estate pipe, with StarBond. Took three days to fill. Apply, let dry and shrink, and cure,... over and over and over. Next: filing, sanding and polishing. I will post a pic when I am done.
Deep tooth mark on this GBD International Billiard was near the button but is gone now....
Image

Great stuff, this StarBond. It is even rubberized/ flexible, like Vulcanite is. But, as I wrote above, it is slow to dry and cure so it takes a lot of patience applying small amounts at a time. Word of advise, though,... it you try the product be sure to first clean the cavity and general area well with Acetone. Otherwise, they'll be a white halo.
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Re: What Are You Working On?

Post by JMG » Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:32 pm

No before pic, but this was my Papaw's old welding table. It was covered in rust. I spent some time with the angle grinder today and a braided wire wheel. Looking forward to many more years of work with it.

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Re: What Are You Working On?

Post by Fainn » Sun Oct 11, 2020 8:13 pm

Waiting for my wife to return so I can fix the sink.
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Re: What Are You Working On?

Post by Fainn » Sun Oct 11, 2020 9:29 pm

Fainn wrote:
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Waiting for my wife to return so I can fix the sink.
Its only the stopper, but there is only a foot between it and the wall and my body can't bend that way.
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Re: What Are You Working On?

Post by coco » Mon Oct 12, 2020 10:38 am

JMG wrote:
Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:32 pm
No before pic, but this was my Papaw's old welding table. It was covered in rust. I spent some time with the angle grinder today and a braided wire wheel. Looking forward to many more years of work with it.

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Re: What Are You Working On?

Post by joegoat » Mon Oct 12, 2020 6:01 pm

Put down some laminate flooring at our old place. Finally ready to list it! This project was due to a couple cats that decided they liked pissing in some areas more than the litter box. Carpet and padding had to go. I sealed the daylights out of the subfloor. After sitting a couple weeks the smell was gone. I used a good underlayment as an extra precaution. It turned out phenomenal for a guy that did a small hallway with my dad 20 years ago.
All of the edges go under the baseboard and not one piece of that was removed. No quarter round. Masterful! If I do say so myself.

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Re: What Are You Working On?

Post by JMG » Mon Oct 12, 2020 6:23 pm

joegoat wrote:
Mon Oct 12, 2020 6:01 pm
Put down some laminate flooring at our old place. Finally ready to list it! This project was due to a couple cats that decided they liked pissing in some areas more than the litter box. Carpet and padding had to go. I sealed the daylights out of the subfloor. After sitting a couple weeks the smell was gone. I used a good underlayment as an extra precaution. It turned out phenomenal for a guy that did a small hallway with my dad 20 years ago.
All of the edges go under the baseboard and not one piece of that was removed. No quarter round. Masterful! If I do say so myself.

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Well done. Especially for getting it covered without quarter round.
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Re: What Are You Working On?

Post by joegoat » Mon Oct 12, 2020 7:32 pm

JMG wrote:
joegoat wrote:
Mon Oct 12, 2020 6:01 pm
Put down some laminate flooring at our old place. Finally ready to list it! This project was due to a couple cats that decided they liked pissing in some areas more than the litter box. Carpet and padding had to go. I sealed the daylights out of the subfloor. After sitting a couple weeks the smell was gone. I used a good underlayment as an extra precaution. It turned out phenomenal for a guy that did a small hallway with my dad 20 years ago.
All of the edges go under the baseboard and not one piece of that was removed. No quarter round. Masterful! If I do say so myself.

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Well done. Especially for getting it covered without quarter round.
The tool I used will be hung in my garage in a place of honor. It was a three foot 2x4 with a one foot piece of 2x4 nailed to one end. I put about five inches of carpet tape on the end of the long 2x4 that didn't have the short 2x4 nailed to it.
Placing the sticky end on the piece of flooring you're wanting to snap in and standing on it while you smack the short piece of 2x4 with a mallet will pop it right into place. I wish I could claim credit for the invention, but I found the idea online.

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