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Old 08-07-2011, 01:29 AM   #5206
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After much consternation and conflagration I got the living room floor cleared right off.

The sealing is now underway, and once three coats are on I will get to the grouting.
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Also, at long last, the first of two floats is together, with foam installed underneath to keep it floating high.

One to go...
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Also, at long last, the first of two floats is together, with foam installed underneath to keep it floating high.

One to go...
That is really neat, I can't wait to see it in action, how are you going to anchor it?
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Old 08-07-2011, 11:08 AM   #5209
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That is really neat, I can't wait to see it in action, how are you going to anchor it?
One end will be tied to shore either with a stout rope or some chain. The other end I might just set an anchor and put some heavy chain on that.

It really can't go anywhere, as any wind we get into the bay would only drive it on to shore where it is already anyway. Winds that blow out of the bay - in other words from the south east - don't affect our end of the bay at all.

I also will have to make some sort of gangplank to get from where the lift is to the float itself. Just a short one, it's only about 6 or 7 feet.

Last night I finished the first seal coat on the living room floor...and the second one has been done this morning. Now I'm nearly out of sealer, so yet another trip over to get some more some time today.
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Well, it seems after an awful lot of cutting, both on the mill and the tablesaw, plus all the planing, that I might just have enough wood to build the bed.

Definitely enough for the top boards to make the platform part from, which will require these nine boards.
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In the process I manufactured four bags like this...not to mention there's probably another bag full sitting under the planer. And I didn't get to the table saw yet...
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Just managed to catch this when I was moving a wheelbarrow load of scrap down to the woodshed.
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...and this was in the other direction.
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i know you talked of this in the past, still amazing to me you are off grid knowing how much power tools draw. do you read and eat by candles a lot
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i know you talked of this in the past, still amazing to me you are off grid knowing how much power tools draw. do you read and eat by candles a lot
Tim, as long as the sun is shining, we can draw the power out quite heavily.

You know, I'm not even sure if we have any candles here, because we have never had a power failure.
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I knew you must have been busy and I was right looking at the shavings you have bagged up. That is some good looking lumber.

Thanks for the great pictures buddy, we appreciate them.
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Hi Jim:

I'm hoping to get the big boards all glued up today. Just plain ran out of time and energy yesterday. Gotta go and find my biscuits now - everything got moved when I cleared the stuff away to tile the floors.
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I'm hoping to get the big boards all glued up today. Just plain ran out of time and energy yesterday. Gotta go and find my biscuits now - everything got moved when I cleared the stuff away to tile the floors.
You should see my shop, I can't hardly find the floor.
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You should see my shop, I can't hardly find the floor.
That makes two of us!
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Trying not to embarrass myself I will chime in to say that I have been so busy for the past three years that my garage/shop has turned into isles only. I couldn't find a usable bench-top if my life depended on it right now.

I try to keep the doors closed all the time just so no one can see in there. It is full of "good stuff" and job residue materials that I may need someday. Yow right!!!

My hobby-ing and honey-dos (that would require shop space) have been on hold for a long time.

I promise...I am going to clean it up when I get a round tuit. Biggest problem is I don't know where to get a round tuit.

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