Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > DIY Repair > Project Showcase

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 04-02-2011, 12:51 AM   #4546
Member
 
cocobolo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Gulf Islands, B.C., Canada
Posts: 6,630
Share |
Default

Gulf Island Building.


I have been up the proverbial creek without a paddle for a week now.

Both drive belts on the tablesaw broke. Actually, I didn't even know there were two until the second one broke.

I think I might be entirely to blame for their demise, as I was trying to rip some arbutus 4 x 4 down into 1" boards. Cutting just over half way through and then flipping the 4 x 4 to the opposite side. I finished the job with an electric hand saw instead. Not nearly as accurate, but the planer fixed the difference. The wood is destined for the closet in the master bed room.

The outfit in town has been having difficulty lately getting parts from Sears for the Craftsman tools. The saw is a Craftsman but made by Ryobi. After a week of non-action, Sears said to go directly to Ryobi for the replacement parts. Couldn't they have said that immediately, instead of wasting a week?

The Ryobi supplier is back in Toronto...might as well be in Siberia for all the good that will do. Another 10 day wait from today...

Behr is no longer making their marine spar varnish. They don't say why, just a typical corporate response asking me to use their other products. Which, I hasten to point out, are not varnish.

But I did manage to find some Helmsman spar varnish on sale locally!! Good deal.

__________________
Just an old guy messin' with bits of wood...
...the friendliest thread on the site! Come on by.
http://www.diychatroom.com/f49/gulf-...uilding-34958/
cocobolo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2011, 06:24 PM   #4547
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 193
Default

Gulf Island Building.


CoCobolo: To quote Ed Iskendarian..."injection is nice..but I would rather be..oh never mind!
Cheers
Syd
scoggy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2011, 10:28 PM   #4548
Member
 
cocobolo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Gulf Islands, B.C., Canada
Posts: 6,630
Default

Gulf Island Building.


I remember seeing that on T-shirts for a long time, but I didn't know it was the camfather who started it.

BTW, a 671 is old hat these days. The Magnacharger TVS 2300 looks almost like a modern F.I. system sitting on the engine. Low profile and really efficient. If that doesn't do the trick, try a couple of 61mm hair driers from Turbonetics. On a 388 small block, it makes 1,000 hp on pump gas. 1,400 if you turn up the boost and use goody fuel.
__________________
Just an old guy messin' with bits of wood...
...the friendliest thread on the site! Come on by.
http://www.diychatroom.com/f49/gulf-...uilding-34958/
cocobolo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2011, 06:06 AM   #4549
DIY staff
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Kane county,Illinois
Posts: 21,614
Default

Gulf Island Building.


I thought you might fine this article on out door finishes interesting.---Torture Test for Outdoor Finishes - Powered by Google Docs

----Mike----
__________________
New members: Adding your location to your profile helps in many ways.--M--
oh'mike is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to oh'mike For This Useful Post:
gma2rjc (04-03-2011)
Old 04-03-2011, 07:16 AM   #4550
STAFF
 
BigJim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: East Tennessee
Posts: 7,391
Blog Entries: 1
Default

Gulf Island Building.


Quote:
Originally Posted by cocobolo View Post
I remember seeing that on T-shirts for a long time, but I didn't know it was the camfather who started it.

BTW, a 671 is old hat these days. The Magnacharger TVS 2300 looks almost like a modern F.I. system sitting on the engine. Low profile and really efficient. If that doesn't do the trick, try a couple of 61mm hair driers from Turbonetics. On a 388 small block, it makes 1,000 hp on pump gas. 1,400 if you turn up the boost and use goody fuel.
Now you got me drooling, I hope you got a good rear end and trany in that bad boy. I thought a 427 running twin double dumps was bad.
__________________
New members: Please consider adding your location to your profile.

Jim
BigJim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2011, 11:47 AM   #4551
Member
 
cocobolo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Gulf Islands, B.C., Canada
Posts: 6,630
Default

Gulf Island Building.


Quote:
Originally Posted by oh'mike View Post
I thought you might fine this article on out door finishes interesting.---Torture Test for Outdoor Finishes - Powered by Google Docs

----Mike----
Hi Mike:
When this test was done they ran the article in the magazine.

I think it is misleading due to the fact that the number of coats varied so much from one product to the other, not to mention the price difference.

Over the years I have always done my own testing and have found that to be a much more realistic way of arriving at results which are accurate for where I live.

I do realize that each manufacturer makes the suggestion for the amount and method of application, but I must suggest that anyone putting less than 7 coats of ANY varnish on should not expect it to last. Further to that, you need to do at least a single maintenance coat annually after that.

Speak with any boater down in the Florida area, and they will tell you that varnish starts to degrade in only 6 months. It is the sun which does the damage, not the rain/sleet/snow etc.

As for the oil type finishes, we used to use Watco on cedar deck surfaces up this way (West coast Canada). Not by choice...but because Watco used to advertise this as being a good way to finish the deck. Certainly once the third coat was applied it looked pretty decent. By the end of the first year, the surface would start to look somewhat ratty. Trying to convince any customer that they needed to do maintenance coats annually was completely futile.

Oh sure, they would say they would attend to it, but not one time did I ever see anyone come through on that promise.

Putting any clear finish on exterior wood requires ongoing maintenance no matter what the product.

As you may know by going through this thread, I always use 7 coats of varnish on an exterior application, for a clear finish that is.

Stained surfaces I follow the manufacturers suggestion. Even at that, I find that maintenance is still needed on a regular basis, just not annually.
__________________
Just an old guy messin' with bits of wood...
...the friendliest thread on the site! Come on by.
http://www.diychatroom.com/f49/gulf-...uilding-34958/
cocobolo is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to cocobolo For This Useful Post:
oh'mike (04-03-2011)
Old 04-03-2011, 11:50 AM   #4552
Member
 
cocobolo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Gulf Islands, B.C., Canada
Posts: 6,630
Default

Gulf Island Building.


Quote:
Originally Posted by jiju1943 View Post
Now you got me drooling, I hope you got a good rear end and trany in that bad boy. I thought a 427 running twin double dumps was bad.
I won't be needing any blower Jim. The LSA already puts out 430 H.P. or 480 if you opt for the bigger cam. And the torque is out of this world.

The rear end is undecided (likely a 9") but the tranny to be used is built to go with the engine.
__________________
Just an old guy messin' with bits of wood...
...the friendliest thread on the site! Come on by.
http://www.diychatroom.com/f49/gulf-...uilding-34958/
cocobolo is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to cocobolo For This Useful Post:
BigJim (04-03-2011)
Old 04-03-2011, 03:26 PM   #4553
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 193
Default

Gulf Island Building.


CoCo, isn't it 'neat' when you put 'something' ...out there,..and people remember? I am 'making notes', of the ..'power train'..prolly a Power Glide, would be nice...said the 'spider to the fly' ====8^)
Cheers
Syd
scoggy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2011, 09:03 PM   #4554
Member
 
cocobolo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Gulf Islands, B.C., Canada
Posts: 6,630
Default

Gulf Island Building.


Quote:
Originally Posted by scoggy View Post
CoCo, isn't it 'neat' when you put 'something' ...out there,..and people remember? I am 'making notes', of the ..'power train'..prolly a Power Glide, would be nice...said the 'spider to the fly' ====8^)
Cheers
Syd
I know that you can build a Powerslide to take some big numbers. But this engine has a 4L85E trans built for the job. Fourspeed, with the top gear a .75 to 1 overdrive so you can pass the occasional gas station. It comes with a 2300 stall converter. Tranny is $2640 in Washington State, not sure up here. With our good $ it should be less, but we all know how THAT works. Then you need the controller as well...didn't have the guts to see what that cost.
The 4 speed makes the vehicle far more streetable than the 2 speed 'Slide. With a 2300 converter and decent first gear, you'll be in the power band in about 1 second. Drawback? It weighs 255 lbs. But the engine is only a little over 400 lbs! Should go like the proverbial B.O.H. (Bat Outta Hell for those unaccustomed to such automotive terminology).
__________________
Just an old guy messin' with bits of wood...
...the friendliest thread on the site! Come on by.
http://www.diychatroom.com/f49/gulf-...uilding-34958/
cocobolo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2011, 09:21 PM   #4555
Member
 
cocobolo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Gulf Islands, B.C., Canada
Posts: 6,630
Default

Gulf Island Building.


How about a little woodworking for a change?

OK...I've been working on the closet design and various parts thereof.

Each end of the closet is different...that shouldn't come as any surprise to anyone.

The wood shown here is one of 21 such pieces going between the closet doors and the wall. It is arbutus wood, and is shown here in the vise getting sanded through the grits. I went up to 180, which has yielded a nice smooth wood to varnish.
Attached Thumbnails
Gulf Island Building.-closet-wood-1.jpg  
__________________
Just an old guy messin' with bits of wood...
...the friendliest thread on the site! Come on by.
http://www.diychatroom.com/f49/gulf-...uilding-34958/
cocobolo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2011, 09:24 PM   #4556
Member
 
cocobolo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Gulf Islands, B.C., Canada
Posts: 6,630
Default

Gulf Island Building.


The wood at the other end of the closet is quite different...still arbutus, but the shape is not the same.

Here is the first piece shaped, sitting in front of the remaining pieces which will get the same treatment.
Attached Thumbnails
Gulf Island Building.-closet-wood-2.jpg  
__________________
Just an old guy messin' with bits of wood...
...the friendliest thread on the site! Come on by.
http://www.diychatroom.com/f49/gulf-...uilding-34958/
cocobolo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2011, 09:35 PM   #4557
Member
 
cocobolo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Gulf Islands, B.C., Canada
Posts: 6,630
Default

Gulf Island Building.


The closet wall is at an angle from the back wall of the bedroom, and therefore, it was necessary to sit the end closet wall at something less than 90 in order to make it look right. You can see in the above pic that there is an angle cut at the right hand end to facilitate this.

For anyone not familiar with trying to duplicate a series of curved cuts using a jigsaw - or even a bandsaw for that matter - here's a hint.

Don't cut in the middle of the line, by that I mean do not deliberately try to run the line in the center of the blade, it won't work. Keep the blade cutting so that the edge of the blade splits the pencil line in half. When you get done, you won't see any part of the line. The line will be so thin (use a sharp pencil) that less than 1/100" will remain. You won't see it.

Besides, the edges of these boards are going to be routed with a quarter round bit on both sides.
Attached Thumbnails
Gulf Island Building.-closet-wood-3.jpg  
__________________
Just an old guy messin' with bits of wood...
...the friendliest thread on the site! Come on by.
http://www.diychatroom.com/f49/gulf-...uilding-34958/
cocobolo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2011, 09:37 PM   #4558
Member
 
cocobolo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Gulf Islands, B.C., Canada
Posts: 6,630
Default

Gulf Island Building.


Here's the pile cut to shape, now they need to be rounded over.
Attached Thumbnails
Gulf Island Building.-closet-wood-4.jpg  
__________________
Just an old guy messin' with bits of wood...
...the friendliest thread on the site! Come on by.
http://www.diychatroom.com/f49/gulf-...uilding-34958/
cocobolo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2011, 09:41 PM   #4559
Member
 
cocobolo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Gulf Islands, B.C., Canada
Posts: 6,630
Default

Gulf Island Building.


I use the router upside down fixed in to a sheet of plywood.

By using a bit with a bearing for a guide on the tip, I don't need any sort of fence. With curved wood, this is especially useful...in fact, it's essential.

Start the wood very carefully at the left hand end so it feeds into the cutting edge of the bit. If you try feeding it from the opposite side, the bit will try to rip the wood out of your hand very quickly.

That's a mistake you'll only make once.
Attached Thumbnails
Gulf Island Building.-closet-wood-5.jpg  
__________________
Just an old guy messin' with bits of wood...
...the friendliest thread on the site! Come on by.
http://www.diychatroom.com/f49/gulf-...uilding-34958/
cocobolo is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to cocobolo For This Useful Post:
shumakerscott (04-03-2011)
Old 04-03-2011, 09:44 PM   #4560
Member
 
cocobolo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Gulf Islands, B.C., Canada
Posts: 6,630
Default

Gulf Island Building.


Hmmm...sorry...I thought I had pics of the finished pieces. I'll get some in daylight tomorrow.

Because all these pieces - for each end - need to be as identical as possible, I used a jig to cut them to length. I'll get pics of those as well and explain how they were used on a miter saw. Simple, but effective.

__________________
Just an old guy messin' with bits of wood...
...the friendliest thread on the site! Come on by.
http://www.diychatroom.com/f49/gulf-...uilding-34958/
cocobolo is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
glue down hardwood flooring along gulf coast sbmcclean@sbcglobal.net Flooring 6 12-21-2008 01:55 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.