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Old 01-03-2021, 10:43 AM   #1621
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Yup, and you're a lot less likely to end up with food poisoning!
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Old 01-03-2021, 11:18 AM   #1622
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Interesting, it seems that hard polyurethane is food-safe once it cures completely (30+ days or so), so long as you're not cutting into it. I think I may go this route with all of it, since I never intended to use it as a cutting board.
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Old 01-04-2021, 05:15 PM   #1623
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Found this teak coffee table on Craigslist which I'm going to use for my desk. It's the exact length I need (53") and I'll trim a few inches off the back to make it 26" deep

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Back to work on the toilet.

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I don't know why a box would take more than one day, but this is far as I've gotten in two.
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Because you have to design, engineer, and then build. We probably would give engineers nightmares watching some of our builds. You’re making great progress Musigenesis. Keep the faith !!!
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Because you have to design, engineer, and then build. We probably would give engineers nightmares watching some of our builds. You’re making great progress Musigenesis. Keep the faith !!!
Thanks, man! I like to think that an engineer would at least sleep better after seeing my build than after seeing the guy who tried attaching his roof deck with double-sided adhesive tape.
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Old 01-04-2021, 06:46 PM   #1626
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Old 01-04-2021, 11:44 PM   #1627
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Nice looking teak table. *Almost* a shame to cut it. It will be a wonderful addition to your build.
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Old 01-05-2021, 06:57 AM   #1628
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Nice looking teak table. *Almost* a shame to cut it. It will be a wonderful addition to your build.
Thanks, although the more I look at it up close the less I like it. I thought it was not veneer but it clearly is. Oh well, it will be mostly covered by a desk pad anyway and I'll be able to easily replace it down the road if I feel like it.
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Old 01-05-2021, 05:17 PM   #1629
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Genius move here - realized I should stop walking 100 ft. to go cut every piece of wood in my shed.

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Stiffening the frame. This toilet is pretty overbuilt but I'm sort of practicing for the kitchen cabinets which will be built pretty much the same way.

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The lid for this is going to be 1" thick plywood but I still really want it to not sag at all, so this extra bit of frame will support next to the toilet seat.

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I was unsure whether I wanted to cut this piece off at an angle, but it was slightly floppy since it's just a corner of plywood and I think this looks a bit better, maybe.

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Thickening it up a bit since I think nothing says "plywood" better than a piece of wall that is plywood-thick.

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I have been making a huge number of off-by-1/4" errors in my carpentry and I think I noticed why today. I apparently have a tendency to read the 1/8" marks on the wrong side of the inch mark, so 18 1/8" becomes 17 7/8".

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This one was easy to pull out and correct, fortunately.

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Spent some time fitting this triangular piece perfectly.

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And then randomly grabbed it and cut a 2" wide strip off it that I needed elsewhere without realizing I was using my cut piece. I'm normally pretty mellow while working but this got some swear words out of me.

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These two pieces are bevel-cut at the corner, so I'll see tomorrow how decent I can make this look. I just want to avoid the tippy-tip-tap with a hammer stuff.

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Old 01-06-2021, 01:33 AM   #1630
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Thanks, although the more I look at it up close the less I like it. I thought it was not veneer but it clearly is. Oh well, it will be mostly covered by a desk pad anyway and I'll be able to easily replace it down the road if I feel like it.
It looks pretty good in he picture. So maybe it is not such a "crime" to cut it after all.
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Old 01-06-2021, 01:35 AM   #1631
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Genius move here - realized I should stop walking 100 ft. to go cut every piece of wood in my shed.

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LOL ... perhaps you were waiting for the fancy platform to be in place first!
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Old 01-06-2021, 04:05 PM   #1632
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I decided I need to stop painting everything before it goes in permanently. Just takes too much extra time. If it rots it rots.

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The mitred outside corner came out OK.

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This little partial wall is nice and sturdy, very glad I cut it at an angle like this.

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Figuring out where the seat is going to go.

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Can't install the hinge until the my rounded brass screws show up in the mail. Somehow Lowe's and Home Depot don't carry anything like it.

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I cut this corner piece off and it will be separately hinged at the back. This will let me access the sawdust and scoop or whatever so I don't have to open the whole lid.

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This little tab attached to the underside of the main lid will left up the small lid along with it.

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This thing is as solid as can be, feels like sitting on a rock. I thought I might have to add some stiffeners on the underside, but this 1" plywood has no give to it at all, even with the hole and the corner cut out.

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Four day toilet and it's not really totally done yet. I need to start scoping out a little ventilation fan for it.
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I wanted to install my 15 amp inlet in my sunken closet but I realized I needed to panel over the closet first.

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For some of these pieces there's nothing underneath and around them except XPS so I have to just sort of attach them to each other with these fishplates; they'll all later be locked into the cabinet that is built above them.

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Each vertical piece in the closet is held in at the top and middle by screws, and on the edges by the neighboring pieces; the bottoms are held in place by the bottom floor piece.

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Since all the pieces have beveled edges, this last piece had to be hammered down from above, which fortunately worked.

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The floor piece was very satisfying as it took about 10 seconds for it to waft down to the bottom on its own.

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I don't know why hole saws are such torture for me to use, but this especially sucked on the underside.

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This was really difficult to disassemble since I've never seen one before, but fortunately it went back together a lot easier.

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Viola.

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The inlet has a nice little rubber cup that goes against the wall and 20" of extension.

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It's going to be so nice to not have the wires all over the floor and not have to run the extension cord in through a window every morning.

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It didn't happen today at least, but it's just a matter of time until I drive off with the extension cord still plugged in.

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I don't know why hole saws are such torture for me to use, but this especially sucked on the underside.
If you're using the typical toothed hole saw, even the bi-metal ones, they do indeed suck on metal...especially thin metal, because as they break through they tend to grab. Heck, they grab even before they break through...and then want to take you skating across the surface.

I've had much better luck with the carbide tooth saws and I have a set of Greenlee hole saws which you'll find in the electrical section of Home Depot, because they work well punching holes into metal boxes. They aren't cheap, but they're worth it if you drill more than one hole.

Here's a photo of the type I mean, snagged from the DeWalt site:

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If you're using the typical toothed hole saw, even the bi-metal ones, they do indeed suck on metal...especially thin metal, because as they break through they tend to grab. Heck, they grab even before they break through...and then want to take you skating across the surface.
Ha, yeah that's my exact experience.

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I've had much better luck with the carbide tooth saws and I have a set of Greenlee hole saws which you'll find in the electrical section of Home Depot, because they work well punching holes into metal boxes. They aren't cheap, but they're worth it if you drill more than one hole.
Very cool, I'll check those out.
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I've always had shitty luck with hole saws, too man.
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It looks pretty good in he picture. So maybe it is not such a "crime" to cut it after all.
I realized today that it is indeed 53" - but that I actually need something 55". So the crime may be me cutting it up for firewood.
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Building some more window posts.

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The ones for the ends are a bit different.

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They sure do change the look of the windows. Interesting.
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