Quantcast

What I did today -instead- of Rocketry.

The Rocketry Forum

Help Support The Rocketry Forum:

TopRamen

SA-5
Joined
Aug 9, 2013
Messages
9,948
Reaction score
79
Shop is built.
Sorry folks if I make to big of a deal out of it but I'm really looking forward to building and sharing with all of you again. It's been a few years, but I plan to make an honorable comeback to this forum and be able to once again contribute to the Rocketry Community.
My shop will be pretty well equipped with a 36" bandsaw, 12" bandsaw, tablesaws and jointers, grinders and polishers,,...

Oh, and yes, Lathes!!!
Plenty of toys to play with soon, for making precision parts. I got Starrett and Mitutoyo on my side.
 

Attachments

TopRamen

SA-5
Joined
Aug 9, 2013
Messages
9,948
Reaction score
79
If you can't build something like that and brag about it then there is something wrong with the world. :)
The Contractor did everything but apply the Cabot Australian Timber Stain to the components pre-construction. They had to cut trim and do nailing so I chased everything as best I could today, but then they got got stuck with their tool trailer in my yard, and thankfully my neighbor helped up get that fixed. Neighbor happens to be a contractor, and after we recover the tool trailer and get it on its way, I invite him to inspect my new building. He tells me they did a good job and did not "cut corners" on the framing and siding.

As in it looks like it got done right
 

mikewrt

I feel like a noob... again...
TRF Supporter
Joined
Dec 16, 2019
Messages
177
Reaction score
143
Location
Arizona
Just got home from work and we are bracing for a nasty storm. 80+ mph winds, quarter sized hail, and radar indication of tornados.
Nice screen capture from MyRadar! I use the same app.
 

NateB

Well-Known Member
Joined
Nov 6, 2012
Messages
1,062
Reaction score
719
Location
NE Indiana
Welcome to summer storms in the Midwest. I'm hunkering down here, you do the same and be safe.
We were safe, the worst part of the storm with rotation went just South of our neighborhood by a couple miles through a sparsely populated area. Unfortunately there was a fatality from this storm on the other side of the city. The line hit the Midwest hard, so I hope most people were safe.
 

John Kemker

Well-Known Member
TRF Supporter
Joined
Aug 25, 2019
Messages
1,537
Reaction score
648
Drove folks to Gainesville, GA from Stone Mountain to inventory a Michael's. Was highly disappointed that Michael's didn't have any model rockets. Harrumph!
 

SCooke123

Well-Known Member
Joined
Dec 30, 2014
Messages
211
Reaction score
56
Great looking garage - I'm jealous!!!! Should make a nice workshop. I'm looking forward to see how you set it up.
 

TopRamen

SA-5
Joined
Aug 9, 2013
Messages
9,948
Reaction score
79
Touch ups on the trim staining. If you have mineral spirits near by they can clean the drips off, but also lighten the stain considerably as the wood absorbs more pigment.
Also a place to put my extension cord through that is water tight.
I'll get it wired properly as soon as can be afforded.
 

Attachments

Last edited:

jqavins

Joseph Avins
TRF Supporter
Joined
Sep 29, 2011
Messages
3,789
Reaction score
1,348
Location
Howard, NY
The fasting for 36 hours. Yeah, the nuke laxative... twice. The wiped out post ansthesia day. Waiting for the bad news (which probably won't come, but I'm rather carcinophobic, so I'm sure it will.)
 

jqavins

Joseph Avins
TRF Supporter
Joined
Sep 29, 2011
Messages
3,789
Reaction score
1,348
Location
Howard, NY
No, I keep trying to think negative. The completely expected polyps went to the path lab, and I'm thinking negative.
 

TopRamen

SA-5
Joined
Aug 9, 2013
Messages
9,948
Reaction score
79
Made and installed trim for my entry door and built a small simple bench to work with for now until I can afford more supplies next month to build everything according to plans. I'm already having such a great time having projects started and in progress. I was so bored just cutting trees/firewood everyday.
 

Attachments

OverTheTop

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jul 10, 2007
Messages
4,133
Reaction score
1,346
Location
Melbourne Australia
You going to put a permanent dust extraction system in your new wonderful workshop? That's something on the list for mine, for about the last 20 years. I suspect I will wish I had done it years ago when I finally get it in.
 
Last edited:

TopRamen

SA-5
Joined
Aug 9, 2013
Messages
9,948
Reaction score
79
In the name of safety YES!!!!
The shop as I need it would not work without positive air and even flow hoods. I don't need any more exposure to inhalable poisons than I've already had with burn pit exposure in Iraq.
I'm a safety snob and care about my health. I met a guy that never had safety equipment, but ran a successful woodworking business til' at 34 his lungs were destroyed.
 

Cape Byron

The BAR formerly known as Skippy-2
TRF Supporter
Joined
Aug 4, 2019
Messages
423
Reaction score
299
Location
Northern Rivers, Australia
Some of the trees in the Mango orchard haven't been effectively pruned for some 30 years. Selected seven of these for cutting to waist level. These will regrow and produce fruit in 3-4 years.

Now... cutting down 10metre (30ft) trees in a crowded orchard is a good test of your chainsaw skills. Four down today, another 3 tomorrow.
 

rharshberger

Well-Known Member
Joined
Oct 13, 2014
Messages
9,573
Reaction score
1,608
Location
Pasco, WA
Some of the trees in the Mango orchard haven't been effectively pruned for some 30 years. Selected seven of these for cutting to waist level. These will regrow and produce fruit in 3-4 years.

Now... cutting down 10metre (30ft) trees in a crowded orchard is a good test of your chainsaw skills. Four down today, another 3 tomorrow.
Many years ago after a hurricane in Florida we got a contract with a Mango orchard to "replant" the trees blown over, method was to "hatrack" them, wrap a strap around the long stump, put it back in the hole cover the roots with dirt then move to the next one, evidently Mango trees are very hardy.
 

OverTheTop

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jul 10, 2007
Messages
4,133
Reaction score
1,346
Location
Melbourne Australia
Some of the trees in the Mango orchard haven't been effectively pruned for some 30 years. Selected seven of these for cutting to waist level. These will regrow and produce fruit in 3-4 years.

Now... cutting down 10metre (30ft) trees in a crowded orchard is a good test of your chainsaw skills. Four down today, another 3 tomorrow.
Mangos. YUM! We heard of a farm in Queensland when we were there years ago, up near Cape York, that had 28 different species of mango. Would be fun working though them to see which tasted best :).
 
Top