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Posted: 10/13/21 06:11am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

ro_sie wrote:

Always happens at the best of worst times.




Lol. Well, at least no serious damage was done. Just a momentary delay, in addition to a bunch of others along the way.

Just part of the process, I guess.


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Today I picked up a replacement router bit. That means that I finished the sawhorses today!

I can hear the cheering in the background! Yay, no more sawhorse pics after tonight. Well, maybe. Lol.

Just a quick side note on the Ryobi portable saw. A 15 degree cut is about maximum to still be able to cut through a 1.5" thick piece of wood.

My saw only has a 5 - 1/2" blade. Some of the newer versions of this saw have a 6 - 1/2" blade, and one has a 7 - 1/4" which should be able to cut through 1.5" lumber at 45 degrees.



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Posted: 10/13/21 07:52pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Here is a side pic of the completed sawhorse. You can see I used chain to keep the legs from separating. The legs are currently set at about 17" apart an the bottom, measuring from inside to inside of the legs.



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Posted: 10/13/21 07:54pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Top view...



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One set up, and another folded, leaning against the wall.



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Posted: 10/13/21 07:59pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Here, you can see the top piece is screwed on, but only on the one side, to allow for the legs to fold.

The screws are sunk nearly 1" so that when using a saw, the saw blade won't contact the screws.

If the top piece gets too damaged, it is easily replaced.

I did allow the hinges to protrude from the top a little, as I knew I was going to cover the top with a plate, and it would not matter.



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Posted: 10/16/21 08:40pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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Sometimes a convenient clamping place is right where it's needed.

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Posted: 10/16/21 08:47pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

And yes, I am still working on the wooden sink, periodically. I knew inquiring minds wanted to know.



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Posted: 10/18/21 09:03pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Sometimes when working on a project, when stumbling upon a situation that requires some outside the box thinking,,, it can be enjoyable coming up with a solution to said problem.

Such was the case while I was gluing and needed to apply more pressure than my regular plastic clamp could deliver. 2 different ways to handle the situation.

One was to add a block of wood to increase the spring pressure....



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The second was to add some pressure from an additional clamp, like so...



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Why not just use a steel clamp?

The clamp I actually added pressure to was larger than this one, and the throat of the steel clamp was not deep enough to clamp the wood, but was deep enough to add pressure to the plastic clamp.

Obviously, I need more deeper throat clamps. Lol.

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Posted: 10/19/21 09:02pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Going to update the spreadsheet finally. Haven't done that for a little while.

The sawhorses cost me a total of $39.37. They are 36" wide, and about 37" tall. I dislike short ones, as I find myself always bending over, and after a while, my back hurts, or, when I stand up, it feels really weird. Safe to say, I don't like short ones.

That cost includes nine 2" x 3" x 8' lumber, 4 hinges for the pair, and about 16 feet of chain, of which, I had a couple of feet left over.

I also spent $15.88 on a replacement 1/4" router bit for the one that I broke.

My prior total expense was $11,236.38. Add an additional $55.25 and our new total is $11,291.63.

I should have some time to work tomorrow, and I can't wait. Wahoo!

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