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  • Old RonOld Ron Senior Member Posts: 3,551 Senior Member
    My smaller projects are coming along. I think I need a bigger drying rack !

  • Old RonOld Ron Senior Member Posts: 3,551 Senior Member
    timc wrote: »
    I hate masonry work, took me two months to complete this wishing well, 90% of the delay was the brick laying, I hate it! The finished product came out nice.

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    Just seeing that made me make a wish. " I wish I had one like that at my country land. "
  • timctimc Senior Member Posts: 6,535 Senior Member
    That actually is the well for my house. The pressure tank is in the garage. I didn’t want a big ugly well house in my front yard so this is what I built to hide it.
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  • timctimc Senior Member Posts: 6,535 Senior Member
    Old Ron wrote: »
    My smaller projects are coming along. I think I need a bigger drying rack !

    Looking good!
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  • Old RonOld Ron Senior Member Posts: 3,551 Senior Member
    timc wrote: »
    That actually is the well for my house. The pressure tank is in the garage. I didn’t want a big ugly well house in my front yard so this is what I built to hide it.

    If they have to replace the well pump does that all lift off to get in there ?
  • timctimc Senior Member Posts: 6,535 Senior Member
    Old Ron wrote: »
    If they have to replace the well pump does that all lift off to get in there ?

    Two nylon straps around the roof and it all lifts out with the boom on the well truck, only the brick stays.
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  • Old RonOld Ron Senior Member Posts: 3,551 Senior Member
    That is a good idea. I was thinking about putting a outhouse over mine complete with the 1/4 moon door on it & a pump spicket inside....... Your idea is wayyyyyyy better.
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  • jbp-ohiojbp-ohio Senior Member Posts: 9,271 Senior Member
    timc wrote: »
    How deep is the pit

    Was 20''. Moved it up to 12'' so it could be seen. Still couldn't feel any heat unless you stood right beside it......

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    "The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not." Thomas Jefferson
  • timctimc Senior Member Posts: 6,535 Senior Member
    jbp-ohio wrote: »
    Was 20''. Moved it up to 12'' so it could be seen. Still couldn't feel any heat unless you stood right beside it......

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    I do think I need to drop 4” off of mine. The warmth will be a little different on mine, the steel should wam up and give off good heat. Thanks for the info!
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  • jbp-ohiojbp-ohio Senior Member Posts: 9,271 Senior Member
    When/if I do another it will be a lot simpler. Buy an insert and dry stack some blocks.............

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    "The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not." Thomas Jefferson
  • Old RonOld Ron Senior Member Posts: 3,551 Senior Member
    A guy called yesterday & asked if I would want a small metal lath . I said yes without a thought. It needs a motor & a stand , not a big deal to set up. Problem comes with where I will find a place to put it. I could use it to make dowel plugs for barrels that I am hot blueing. It's for metal but I think it could work with wood too. A 1/2 hp or 1 hp should run that just fine. All depends on what I find in my electric motor pile.
  • timctimc Senior Member Posts: 6,535 Senior Member
    I need friends like that!
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  • cpjcpj Senior Member Posts: 39,583 Senior Member
    Old Ron wrote: »
    A guy called yesterday & asked if I would want a small metal lath . I said yes without a thought. It needs a motor & a stand , not a big deal to set up. Problem comes with where I will find a place to put it. I could use it to make dowel plugs for barrels that I am hot blueing. It's for metal but I think it could work with wood too. A 1/2 hp or 1 hp should run that just fine. All depends on what I find in my electric motor pile.

    A 1/2 HP or smaller even will work fine. And yes, they work fine for wood. But then you get to clean the sawdust.
    "I'm here for the guns, hunting, and skirt wearing men."
    Zee
  • Old RonOld Ron Senior Member Posts: 3,551 Senior Member
    cpj wrote: »
    A 1/2 HP or smaller even will work fine. And yes, they work fine for wood. But then you get to clean the sawdust.

    Seems like no matter what I do ........a lot of clean up is needed.
    Had a meeting in Chicago yesterday so no idea if he stopped by or not with the lathe will need to look through my tool box & see what I have left for cutters. I had a bucket full & gave them away. ( figures )
  • timctimc Senior Member Posts: 6,535 Senior Member
    I hear ya, my shop is a mess right now. I haven’t been able to get anything done since last Saturday, got a rough case of sciatica going on. My doctor has me on steroids, muscle relaxers and some pretty awesome pain killers. I’ve been hurting all week but seems to be easing up some today. I think I’ll be able to get back on the fire pit this weekend but going to take it slow.

    I got a tube roller in today, been waiting on it for a couple weeks. Nice little tool to have around. I want to buy a nice powered tube roller but it will have to wait until bonus time later this year.

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  • Old RonOld Ron Senior Member Posts: 3,551 Senior Member
    Now there is a tool I don't have.
    If back or feet go there isn't much you can do until it lets up. Hope you get better soon .......more projects to do !
  • timctimc Senior Member Posts: 6,535 Senior Member
    Old Ron wrote: »
    Now there is a tool I don't have.
    If back or feet go there isn't much you can do until it lets up. Hope you get better soon .......more projects to do !

    Thank you sir, hopefully I’ll be good enough in the next day or two to get back at it at least enough to make a stand for the roller.
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  • Old RonOld Ron Senior Member Posts: 3,551 Senior Member
    Stands in my world with wheels on save my back a bunch. ( painted too ) I am still working on stocks & find that steel is a lot faster process than doing wood stocks. Maybe once I have a better idea what I am doing I will like wood as much as steel work.
  • timctimc Senior Member Posts: 6,535 Senior Member
    Old Ron wrote: »
    Stands in my world with wheels on save my back a bunch. ( painted too ) I am still working on stocks & find that steel is a lot faster process than doing wood stocks. Maybe once I have a better idea what I am doing I will like wood as much as steel work.

    I really like working with wood doing projects like the wishing well. I really need to add wheels to the stands.
    I managed to get some work done in the shop today. I finished the weld out on the outside and got everything ground down, still need to finish the weld out on the inside and grind then I’ll make the grill and legs. Hopefully all but paint will get finished this weekend.

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  • cpjcpj Senior Member Posts: 39,583 Senior Member
    Why you weld inside and outside? It ain't going anywhere...
    "I'm here for the guns, hunting, and skirt wearing men."
    Zee
  • timctimc Senior Member Posts: 6,535 Senior Member
    cpj wrote: »
    Why you weld inside and outside? It ain't going anywhere...

    Just hiding the seams to give it a little more finished look, this one is for me!
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  • Old RonOld Ron Senior Member Posts: 3,551 Senior Member
    That is shaping up nice !
    I seem to do a lot of extra things to my projects that most would not do. When I short cut something I see it all the time & it bugs me until I do it the way I planed in the first place. When you build things you see things that others never see. I look at my work with a 10x glass & if I'm happy with it then I know others with a naked eye won't see a thing. I do get a lot done but each project really is slow . All in different stages keeps it interesting. Here it is the end of another month & I managed to only get 1 done stamp on. Oh well maybe next month I will get more.
  • timctimc Senior Member Posts: 6,535 Senior Member
    Made a lot of progress today with one big booboo.
    Got the legs mounted, finished the weld out and got brave enough to cut some designs. I was all pleased with myself until I realized I laid the pattern backwards. Oh well it is what it is!
    All in all it it coming out nice. I still have a lot of finish work. On top of everything else the dew point is just right for my floor to sweat and the shop is a messs. Going to finish everything then give the floor a good pressure wash.

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  • Old RonOld Ron Senior Member Posts: 3,551 Senior Member
    Looking good there timc !
    You are going way faster than I am .............you usually do !
    Today I plan to hit it better than the last week. My shop clean up is wayyyyyy behind. I want to do some more work on the tins ( before I do coats on wood ) I got that backaswords a few times last week & didn't want to take the chance of dust in the air. A paint booth with filtered air would be nice. Oh that's right NO ROOM ! I did score a freebee yesterday. It is a pool table lift that I gave to a bar owner years ago. It has great wheels on it. It might be good for under a bench welded on then I could pick up the bench , roll it where I want & then drop it on the legs & it wouldn't have a chance to move.I will snap a pic of it sometime today & see what you think of it.
  • timctimc Senior Member Posts: 6,535 Senior Member
    Old Ron wrote: »
    Looking good there timc !
    You are going way faster than I am .............you usually do !

    Thanks, I am making good progress but paying for it in pain, my back is still giving me trouble. I was in the shop from 07:00 yesterday morning till about 20:00. About 18:00 a buddy showed up with a growler of some really good IPA so we had a brain storming secession and finished it off.

    Taking the wife to breakfast this morning, woke up too late to make it to church. I owe her some quality time since I’ve been spending so much time at work and in the shop. When we get back it will be back to the fire pit. I think I will finish cleaning up the designs I cut out in it and build the outside rails.
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  • Old RonOld Ron Senior Member Posts: 3,551 Senior Member
    It really is tough to get the interesting things in with all the other things we do every day. I am making a little progress with the want to dos today. I did get some primer on the tin so I had to move the wood projects out of the room. I actually made a couple clean spots on the floor too ! Here is that cart I was telling you about. Even down it is kinda tall .....but it has wheels ! lol

    The 2016 tobacco is ready to process now too.

    Compared to the 2017 this is nothing . The 2017 will take me a couple months to process.
  • Old RonOld Ron Senior Member Posts: 3,551 Senior Member
    A friend just dropped off that little lathe I was talking about. Cute little thing .........& FREE !
  • timctimc Senior Member Posts: 6,535 Senior Member
    Old Ron wrote: »
    It really is tough to get the interesting things in with all the other things we do every day. I am making a little progress with the want to dos today. I did get some primer on the tin so I had to move the wood projects out of the room. I actually made a couple clean spots on the floor too ! Here is that cart I was telling you about. Even down it is kinda tall .....but it has wheels ! lol

    The 2016 tobacco is ready to process now too.

    Compared to the 2017 this is nothing . The 2017 will take me a couple months to process.

    Yep I need to add some wheels to stuff, more and more I find the need to rearrange while working. You have way too much cool stuff! That metal lathe is going to be a cool toy when you get it up and running.

    What kind of tobacco its that? I don't know much about it. I smoked for almost 30 years before quitting I've been smoke free since march of 2003 and While I do not miss cigarettes I do miss a good cigar.
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  • timctimc Senior Member Posts: 6,535 Senior Member
    Made big progress this weekend but not where I wanted to be. Gaining a lot of confidence in reviving my metal working skills, between the benches and shelves I made and now this fire-pit, its all coming back to me. Cutting the designs out took a lot of courage, ahem, I mean beer to get the nerve up to start cutting but it came out awesome. I may have to make another brick patio to put this monster on but that won't be too hard. I sure am having a ot of fun with this project.

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  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 18,769 Senior Member
    That's some damn fine metal work there! :worthy:
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
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