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Old 05-05-2013, 08:10 PM   #7561
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Wow was looking for some lite reading while waiting for some sheetrock mud to dry and got totally sucked in. 500+ pages later I spent the better part of today ogling your artistry. Its beyond craftsmanship. I have seem some impressive woodbending but this stuff is amazing.

Fantastic work Keith and such an incredible setting to be working in.


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Lite reading...Hahaha...that will teach you!

Thank you so much for the very kind words and a big welcome to the thread.

Just working on what I hope to be the last of the woodbending here, which will be the railing going around the divorce hole. You know where that is if you've just read all this foolishness that we do here!
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In between laying up the necessary layers of wood the the railing, I started today on the posts for the stairs inside.

The first thing to do is to cut out a narrow notch in the bottom of each of the posts, there will be 16 in this case, one for every tread. The notch just needs to be wide enough to provide a decent "stop" when it gets bolted on.

So, a cut using the table saw first, and you need to have some sort of reference mark right on the saw when you are doing something like this. Otherwise the blade might encroach on an area that you don't need cut.

So, here I have done the table saw cuts and will complete the cut using a Japanese saw.
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Here that section has been removed, and any mismatch in the cut line is cleaned up with a sharp chisel.
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It takes a little while to do the whole lot, but here's the completed pile on the bench.
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Next thing to do is to drill and countersink the holes for the lag bolts.

First up, mark out where the holes must be drilled. If you have a very hard piece of wood, it helps to use a sharp punch to prevent the drill from skipping away.
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Always remember to drill the countersunk part of the hole first. If you don't do that, then you have no wood in the hole to guide the drill bit. Try to get the hole the depth of the bolt head plus the thickness of the washer.
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Lastly, you will drill the clearance holes for the lag bolts. The holes should match as closely as possible the size of the bolt threads. So, for example, a 3/8" bolt needs a 3/8" drill bit and no larger.

When you go to drill a pilot hole in the secondary wood, it will need to be about 1/16" to 5/64" smaller, depending on how big your bolts are. Bolts up in the 1/2" range will need to use about a 1/8" difference.

When I go to install these posts, I'll show you how we do that the easy way.
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Lite reading...Hahaha...that will teach you!

Thank you so much for the very kind words and a big welcome to the thread.

Just working on what I hope to be the last of the woodbending here, which will be the railing going around the divorce hole. You know where that is if you've just read all this foolishness that we do here!
He's lucky he didn't start reading mine dorf dude...
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He's lucky he didn't start reading mine dorf dude...
Just give him time...he'll get there. But for now he's all worn out!
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Ooops...sorry about that! I should have looked at the spelling of the name more closely. My apologies.
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No drama mate I have been called many things in life and in todays internet world its so easy to do. I have been guilty of it on here myself.

As an aside, I have not been up your way but I did get to the east coast of Canada... Live in the US right now and the boss calls me one day and said "I need someone to go to Sydney" and me being from outback Australia was like "hell yeah - woooot I'm going home for a while" He's like "Ummmm no, the other one.........in Nova Scotia Canada........in December" One of the most beautiful places I have been even if I froze my rear end off. Would love to get up your way and Alaska - just seeing the sunsets over there are amazing and OMG the trees. Guilty of using the west coast as a stepping stone to get home. I need to stop there and head north one day.

Showed the hubby some of your work this morning and the insta response was "Don't even think about it...not happening!!"

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Showed the hubby some of your work this morning and the insta response was "Don't even think about it...not happening!!"

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For moi it the other way around but my daughter was reading this thread as well and she quote in French

"Papa, tu peux faire peu d'objets ce qu'il a fait sur ​​le forum? "

(Dad, can you do make few items what he did on the forum ? )

My reply is Oui.

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Showed the hubby some of your work this morning and the instant response was "Don't even think about it...not happening!!"

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I think you need to have a quiet word in his delicate little ear and show him who's really the boss!

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