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« Reply #440 on: July 21, 2017, 03:26:30 PM »
That's looking really good!

Did you say those air dried for 2 years?

Don't know what kind of top you're going to put on it, but please knock the sharp edges off. My wife slipped one morning and hit her head on the corner of a (bought) bedpost. Scared the crap out of me. I took a spokeshave to that idiotic thing.


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« Reply #441 on: July 21, 2017, 08:18:14 PM »
Ouch.

Yes, air dried over two years. Moisture meter has it at 10%. The top will be granite. The slab is 3cm thick and is 38"x 72". Bought enough for the complete kitchen counter tops for $125 last fall. A lot of people were remodeling their homes after a big flood.  ;D


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« Reply #442 on: July 25, 2017, 07:15:38 AM »
I did finish up that island cabinet. Took my wife, daughter, son and I to load it in my truck and to install it in the camp. One heavy sucker. :o

I did forgo the caster wheels. I just couldn't find any that would fit under and be able to carry the weight. A light went off when I was shopping for the wheels. Saw some of those Teflon pads that one can put under anything to slide things on a floor. Bingo. ;D Added some blocking at the corners and just nailed a pad to each corner. 8) One can not see them and only lifts the island up about 1/8" off the floor.

Kind of been under the weather again. DanG heat is very bad. Got to the point of having very bad legs cramps every night. Them things HURT.

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« Reply #443 on: July 25, 2017, 10:42:36 AM »
Kind of been under the weather again. DanG heat is very bad. Got to the point of having very bad legs cramps every night. Them things HURT.

When you get leg cramps, try eating a dill pickle.  If you're like most people, you'll be amazed at how well and how fast it works.
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« Reply #444 on: July 25, 2017, 02:17:05 PM »
Did that along with drinking the juice, even drinking vinegar. Little to no help. Blood work all shows good too. No lack of potassium.

Got out a little this morning doing a inventory on oak lumber. Getting a bit low. :o Now did my saw list for the rest of the kitchen cabinets. Just maybe I can start on that tomorrow. That is a lot of wood planning I am looking at. :o

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« Reply #445 on: July 26, 2017, 09:12:34 AM »
Looks like you have been sorta busy while I have not.  Nice kitchen island.   ;D
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« Reply #446 on: July 26, 2017, 03:17:33 PM »
Thanks Lynn. I'm backing off this so I can get a roof over my sawmill shack. This DanG heat is just unreal. With the rain( which now helps the heat) I need a roof. ;D

sawed up my first log in over three months today. That was real work. :o

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« Reply #447 on: January 14, 2018, 07:30:54 AM »
After 5+ months, I had not did anything on this build due to life changing events. It is still very hard for me to even go to this house. But. I started back working on it and hope to try to finish it.

So I been building the kitchen cabinets.

Built the upper first.

 

 

 

 

 

 

And I have the bottom cabinets just about done. Only have the sink base cabinet picture, but there are two more That I had built.

 

 

One bad thing, well two bad things I had to fix was moving some plug outs. They were off about 8". :( No real biggie, but just a little extra work. One of them was for the stove which will be electric and the wire is 10/4 ga. That was a bit tricky. ;D

Forgot I had these.

 

 

Of course it has been extra cold here as everybody else this winter. I do have a ac/heating window unit in the front bedroom, but not big enough for everything. I do have to run it just for my air compressor. That sucker was freezing up. :o

But working in the kitchen/living room, I been feeding this sucker. ;D

 

 

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« Reply #448 on: January 14, 2018, 10:31:05 PM »
It's good to see you back on this project Paul.   :)
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« Reply #449 on: January 14, 2018, 11:10:17 PM »
Fishfighter, the guy that keeps on keepin on.  That's a quality to be admired!
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« Reply #450 on: January 15, 2018, 08:21:51 AM »
Thanks guys. It is real hard doing this. My wife has a lot to do with me going back to finish.

I have a doctors appointment this morning in New Orleans today. My blood work from last Friday wasn't all that good. :(  Besides that, It's been very hard for me to just to catch my breath after a short walk.

Anyway, I did finish that last base cabinet yesterday. Got a little lite sanding on everything and then varnishing it all. Problem there, this DanG cold weather. I wanted to spray but doing that, I couldn't have any open flames. :o

 

 

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« Reply #451 on: January 15, 2018, 05:29:42 PM »
those cabinets are very nice.
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« Reply #452 on: January 16, 2018, 03:52:23 AM »
Price is even better. Got about $75 in them for a couple sheets of 3/4" plywood for the shelves. Other plywood, my son had got it off a job for free. Have way more then what I need to build all the draws. ;D

Going to be a backwards weather day with a very good chance of snow here today. A inch of that shuts everything down here in the south. :D We are not set up for ice or snow. :o

Doctors appointment went so so. Back on another med that should help, I hope.

Got a question. Anybody ever recut granite counter tops? I been checking on how to do it videos. Yesterday afternoon I did make my templates. The granite I have is 3 cm thick. I do have a stone blade for my saw and a small 4" blade for my grinder. Used these blades for the Hardiplank I installed. I will make up a GFCI extension cord to feed it. Besides that, the power feed is already GFCI protected. I will fix up a 5 gallon bucket with a small tube and valve to feed water real slow as I cut. That should be just enough to help keep the blade clean and cool. Also, I will use a wet vac to help suck up extra water to help keep things on the dry side. Don't want to get shocked. :o  Of course I will have to wait till next weekend for the weather to warm back up. Suppose to get back up in the low 70's. ;D

For the sink, I am really kicking the idea of using a very very old time wash board kitchen double cast iron sink I have. I would have to refinish it with epoxy which I had done before. ;D I will get a picture of it today.

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« Reply #453 on: January 16, 2018, 08:55:07 AM »
When you get done, I'd like to hear what worked best for you as I will be doing the same in the spring.
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« Reply #454 on: January 17, 2018, 10:45:55 AM »
I've only cut granite tiles, less than a cm thick.  But slow and wet worked just fine.
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« Reply #455 on: January 17, 2018, 10:52:42 AM »
Yep, slow thin cuts at a time till thru all the way is the plan.

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« Reply #456 on: January 18, 2018, 11:07:35 PM »
I cut some old granite toilet partitions about 1" thick to use for fireplace hearths at camps. Used a diamond blade in a skil saw. Two or three cuts.

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« Reply #457 on: January 19, 2018, 08:26:43 AM »
That is my plan. ;D Now if it would just warm up. I did install the draw runs yesterday and if it warms up like it suppose to, I will get all the sanding done today.

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« Reply #458 on: January 19, 2018, 01:30:48 PM »
Had a chance of plans. Success  ;D Did cut up the granite tops. Very happy on the out come. 8)

Before I started I had made templates of the counter top with 1/8" luan  plywood.

 

 

As you can see, when the people that had removed the top, they crack it. Well that really doesn't matter due to this piece and the joining piece was way to long.

First cut, I had set the blade less then a 1/4". I life saver is that guide that I bought from HF. Paid $15 and well worth it. ;D Using a pump sprayer with water helped a lot. Two people cutting this would go a lot faster, but it only took me about two hours having to take the time to wet out the cuts. Made 7 cuts.

 

 

It took 5 passes to cut thru. Big NOTE here# MAKE SURE THE SLABE IS FULLY SUPPORTED UNDER IT. I used some pieces of OSB. That way on the final cut the blade didn't have any problems cutting that. Another NOTE# Keep a lot of pressure down on the saw. If not, it will try to jump up a little. This helps for a very clean cut. ;D

 

 

Stand a loan cabinet with it's top.

 

 

I still haven't cut for the sink. Undecided  if I will used an old school or just buy a new SS one. One way or the other, it will be mounted on the top. I don't want to have to drill this stuff. DanG drill bits cost a arm and a leg. Way more then what I paid for the granite in the first place. :D

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« Reply #459 on: January 19, 2018, 10:59:40 PM »
That looks fantastic.  When will you and the Mrs be moving into this building?  :D
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