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Offline Bruno of NH

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Re: Started the build.
« Reply #420 on: June 29, 2017, 07:55:47 am »
door looks great
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« Reply #421 on: June 29, 2017, 08:56:39 am »
Really like the door fishfighter!  Heck, I like the whole project (not the heat, don't like that at ALL!)
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« Reply #422 on: June 29, 2017, 09:05:08 am »
Thanks guys. Was planning on some work today, but it turn out to one of those days I have to just chill and rest. Past a bad night. :( Besides that, it's raining cats and dogs. Just when things were drying out. >:(

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« Reply #423 on: July 07, 2017, 01:43:04 pm »
Kind of been under the weather the pass week+, but started feeling a bit better yesterday. So, I took it easy and started building wheel sets for the bathroom door. I priced a complete set with tracks. No way this old boy would pay $149 + taxes. :o

Well, this is how I made a wheel set using 1/4"x2 1/2" steel plate.

 

 

The wheels came from casters that is rated to 200lbs.That cost was $3 each. Bought some nylon bushing for spacers. That was $1.00. Bought a 1/4"x36" steel rod. Cost $3.00. The steel cost me $2.00.

Total cost, about $10 for a pair. ;D

Today, I built the track. Made out of 3/16"x 2" angle and a piece of 1/16"x1" flat bar. Total cost for the steel was $15.

 

 

Track is 72" long.

 

 

Wheels on the track.

 

 

Done sanded everything and threw on the first coat of paint.

Now, as to why I used the 2"x2" angle. That will off set the door away from the wall and give enough space for my trim.

Best part about this, built the complete tracking system for $25. A lot stronger then what is sold for $150. ;D

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« Reply #424 on: July 07, 2017, 04:14:55 pm »
Saved $125 and had some fun too!  Couldn't beat that with a stick!
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« Reply #425 on: July 07, 2017, 11:38:10 pm »
But, but, but... Think of the children! Your contraption won't wear out and create jobs for robots to make more self-destructing tracks! You're ruining the industry.
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« Reply #426 on: July 08, 2017, 07:13:20 am »
Well, with all the taxes I pay, I really don't feel to bad. ;D

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« Reply #427 on: July 10, 2017, 02:30:35 pm »
Well, the track system and door are hung along with the door jam trim. Rolls real nice, smooth and easy. ;D

 

 

Good look how it matches out. ;D

 

  

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Re: Started the build.
« Reply #428 on: July 11, 2017, 06:33:22 am »
That looks very nice Paul.  Is it a pocket door or exposed on the other side?
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« Reply #429 on: July 11, 2017, 07:17:32 am »
Exposed on the other side. It slides into a area were there will be a stackable washer/dryer in a cove. I will get a picture of the other side. I do have to take everything back down. Still haven't threw mud up in the bathroom. Also, I need to cut the length of the track. I knew I was going to have to do that, just wanted to make sure I had enough. ;D

Was super HOT yesterday. Planed out a lot of oak boards for trimming for windows. I am still wanting to use live edge base boards and trimming around everything. I sawed a bunch about 7 months ago that has been stacked and stickered. I am going to pull some today and resaw, plane and past the edges on the joiner. I will then see what is what.

On a side note. Weather wise. That DanG invest TD4 that is hanging way out east. They are calling it for it to come in the gulf and hit Louisiana. No real winds, but a big rain maker. :( Heads up Lynn.

Also, I feel in love with my joiner. Working with rough sawed lumber, I just don't see how one can do without one. ;D Makes things so much easy. ;D

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« Reply #430 on: July 11, 2017, 07:46:50 am »
I *like* that door.

It's just in the wrong location. You could greatly improve its artistic dash, structural integrity, and architectural trendinosity by moving it a wee bit nor'eastward. Say about 800 miles?
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« Reply #431 on: July 11, 2017, 07:54:48 am »
 :D  Now you are sounding like my wife. The more she sees how things are going, the more she is hinting of remodeling our house. Just ain't happening. ;D

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« Reply #432 on: July 11, 2017, 12:48:40 pm »
I'm feeling some powerful door envy myself.  I really enjoy reading and seeing the progress you've made.  Quite the testament to fortitude and ingenuity.

I still owe you the Kasco blade I promised.  I haven't forgotten.  Well, in truth I forget every day, but then remember when I'm reading your posts.   :P
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« Reply #433 on: July 11, 2017, 04:09:46 pm »
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I still owe you the Kasco blade I promised.  I haven't forgotten.  Well, in truth I forget every day, but then remember when I'm reading your posts.   :P

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« Reply #434 on: July 11, 2017, 05:14:32 pm »
I'm feeling some powerful door envy myself.  I really enjoy reading and seeing the progress you've made.  Quite the testament to fortitude and ingenuity.

I still owe you the Kasco blade I promised.  I haven't forgotten.  Well, in truth I forget every day, but then remember when I'm reading your posts.   :P

When you get a chance. Really haven't been sawing anything lately. :( DanG shame I been walking right by it 3-4 times a day and I hear it calling my name. :D

This is pictures from inside the bathroom.

 

 

Door open into the washer/dryer cove.

 

 

Today I trimmed out the other window jam in the livingroom. After that, raided my stock pile of live edge oak boards and haul them up to the house. Sawed one board that was live edge just on one side. All of my live edge stock is 4/4. After checking the moisture level which was 15%, I felt good to use it. Debarking in a couple spots was a bit tricky. :( Then I got a call to go do blood work. I'm still not up to par. :(

Anyway, after sawed more then what size I needed, I went to plane it out. DanG planner didn't want to run. :o Dangit. After checking switches, a rock hit me in the head. Check the brushes. Pulled and clean and back together. Bad boy fired up. ;D

Planned that one board out down to 7/8" which I really want 3/4", but rain was coming. Could hear the thunder. :(

 

 

Same board as door trim.

 

 

If I go that way, I would saw the board down to 3 1/2" wide.

Now using live edge as a topping on wainscoting with a piece of 3/4"x 2" oak.

 

 

Another.

 

 

Over all, I really didn't like it around the door, but I loved it on the wainscoting. Still going to plane out a few more and tack them up just to see and then go from there.

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« Reply #435 on: July 11, 2017, 10:57:53 pm »
I like it but not my wife. She likes the bathroom door but not the live edge.

"No live edge in my house!" Says she.  I'll be building it for her so the live edge will be relegated to the outside of the house. Even that sounds risky. :D
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« Reply #436 on: July 12, 2017, 06:20:24 am »
I like it but not my wife. She likes the bathroom door but not the live edge.

"No live edge in my house!" Says she.  I'll be building it for her so the live edge will be relegated to the outside of the house. Even that sounds risky. :D

Heck, at our age, you should know to always keep the boss happy. ;D If you need help as to how I built the door, let me know. I can take pictures step by step.

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« Reply #437 on: July 12, 2017, 04:02:20 pm »
Got out this morning and plane my butt off till after 1pm. Just way to HOT even with a fan on. Planed out a easy couple hundred BF. Just a start for cabinets. I will need a lot more. Didn't take any pictures, but haul off around 4 55gal drums of shavings. That stuff burns off very fast. ;D

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« Reply #438 on: July 17, 2017, 10:22:58 am »
Got a good start on the kitchen island. It's size is 33 1/2" x 72". Well the slab top is that size. The island is 24"x68" with arms to reach out the over hang of the slab for support. Got this done Saturday.

 

 

Yesterday, I started the front. First was to grab some rough lumber. These boards are from my pile of first cut lumber when I first got my sawmill. ;D

Had to rip some boards and saw up my cut list.

 

 

Once all sawed up, I past them all thru my planner.

 

 

From there, broke out my hand joiner. Sawed everything to size and glued it all together.

 

 

I hope to get it finish some time this week.

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« Reply #439 on: July 21, 2017, 06:30:23 am »
Update on the island. Just about have it finish. It has been so hot that it has took it's toll on me. :o But overall, I am very happy with this project. ;D

 

 

 

 

 

 

Got to order some hinges for it and enough for the rest of the cabinets. Also I have to pick up some caster wheels for the island so I can move the island back away from the wood stove in the winter months.

All the rest of the cabinets thru out the house will be built just like this too!

On a side note. I will forgo the live edge on all the trim and just trim it out with finish boards.