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Old 07-16-2020, 09:25 PM   #1141
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You are welcome. They make replacement "leads" as well. You really need two of the pens 'cause they are never where you wat them. The nice thing is they stay marked even through welding.

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Old 07-17-2020, 08:33 PM   #1142
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Got about halfway done with welding the screws down on the front section.

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Just had an annoying online shopping experience. Decided I need different screws for this plywood (since the ones I was using are are stripping out so easily), more like decking screws. I need 1.5" screws for the ones that go straight down, and 2" for the ones that have to angle into the dowels. Could not find any place - Amazon, Home Depot, Lowe's etc. - that has the same kind of screw available in both 1.5" and 2" lengths.
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Old 07-17-2020, 08:35 PM   #1143
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Is the picture viewer thing on this website broken for anybody else? It used to be I could click on a photo for an enlarged version that overlays the thread, and then use the next and previous button to cycle through the pics. Now it will still do that to the end, but after that any click on "next" or "previous" just makes the whole viewer go away.
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Old 07-17-2020, 10:53 PM   #1144
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Old 07-18-2020, 03:55 PM   #1145
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Front screws all welded down and covered.

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Hung four bolts that I might use later to hold the cage for my propane tanks.

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Another coat of Oshpo.

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Old 07-20-2020, 10:05 AM   #1146
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My cute little helper, daww! Just kidding, these are vile creatures and I crush them whenever I can. I tried to flatten this guy and missed, but he jumped into a spider's nest which was very cool. I took a video of the spider wrapping it up and I'm going to post it as soon as I figure out how.

They're up to the advanced nymph stage and are about to become the big nasty flying versions. I'm going to need to keep my mother inside for the next six months.

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Testing out my clamps. It's so convenient to have all sorts of random scrap metal floating around, even for woodworking stuff like this.

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This scribe pen works great, I tested it here on one of the uncleaned, rusted brackets from the underside of my bus. I needed this thing a year and a half ago.

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I don't think liquid nails is necessarily the best thing to use, but it's all I have around the shop. Fortunately this is the only bit of delamination I have to fix on this batch of floor panels.

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I think I've finally got the right kind of fasteners for my floor. These don't strip and they don't need pilot holes, even into the oak dowel. I'm worried that the heads are a little small in diameter, but they grip solidly and I don't have to bother with countersinking.

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Old 07-20-2020, 10:25 AM   #1147
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what are those bugs.. ive never seen them?


I love watching stuff fly into spider webs.. fascinating to watch the spider go in for the kill..
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Old 07-20-2020, 10:34 AM   #1148
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what are those bugs.. ive never seen them?


I love watching stuff fly into spider webs.. fascinating to watch the spider go in for the kill..
They're these things: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spotted_lanternfly. They're a new invader pest from Asia, first showed up here about five years ago. I saw my first few last year and then a ton this year.

They're very cool-looking in an evil, alien sort of way. Right now they're wingless so they can only jump, but they seem to be able to steer their jumps a little bit in the air and sometimes they come right at your head when you try to smash them.
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Old 07-21-2020, 03:44 AM   #1149
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My cute little helper, daww! Just kidding, these are vile creatures and I crush them whenever I can. I tried to flatten this guy and missed, but he jumped into a spider's nest which was very cool. I took a video of the spider wrapping it up and I'm going to post it as soon as I figure out how.

They're up to the advanced nymph stage and are about to become the big nasty flying versions. I'm going to need to keep my mother inside for the next six months.

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They do look strange, and pretty at the same time.


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This scribe pen works great, I tested it here on one of the uncleaned, rusted brackets from the underside of my bus. I needed this thing a year and a half ago.

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Ah well, if I only knew you needed them, I would have let you know about them earlier.


Thankk you for the picture ... my wife and I enjoyed it!
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Old 07-21-2020, 08:41 AM   #1150
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Good call on the metal markers! They do work great.
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Old 07-22-2020, 05:51 PM   #1151
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Reference pic for the layout of my floor panels.

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The sill piece across the base of my side exit door prevents the bottom bar of the door latch from fitting, so I need to shorten it.

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A grinder and paint ...

Unfortunately, I welded the piece on backwards (doesn't show in this pic, but the cylinder on the bottom ended up on the wrong side of the bar).

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Had to cut it, flip the bottom and re-weld it. Lost the motivation to keep taking pics at this point.

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They're these things: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spotted_lanternfly. They're a new invader pest from Asia, first showed up here about five years ago. I saw my first few last year and then a ton this year.

They're very cool-looking in an evil, alien sort of way. Right now they're wingless so they can only jump, but they seem to be able to steer their jumps a little bit in the air and sometimes they come right at your head when you try to smash them.
Puts a new twist on "what's black and white and red all over?"
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Unfortunately, I welded the piece on backwards (doesn't show in this pic, but the cylinder on the bottom ended up on the wrong side of the bar).
That's what I love about metal!! Cut it and reweld it!!! No worries! Lol
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Old 07-25-2020, 02:27 PM   #1155
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I'm sorry they look like little cheese cubes. And I'm just laughing like crazy right now.

But awesome innovation.
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Old 07-25-2020, 03:39 PM   #1156
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I'm sorry they look like little cheese cubes. And I'm just laughing like crazy right now.

But awesome innovation.
I just need something that looks like celery sticks and peanut butter to go along with them.
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Old 07-26-2020, 12:21 AM   #1157
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Let's hope the mice do not think they look like cheese cubes.
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Plywood is finally all ready. Had to do a huge amount of repair work on it with epoxy wood filler. Using this Craigslist plywood was a big mistake, even with how cheap it was.

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Let's hope the mice do not think they look like cheese cubes.
I've got an ant infestation, actually.
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Old 07-26-2020, 08:18 PM   #1160
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wow. just... wow.

I just finished the whole thread. This is awe inspiring work. I'm super impressed with it.

I really like the dowel/cube idea for spacing with the insulation. I might borrow that in some variation.

I can't wait to see the rest of the progress.

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