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#41 gasser59

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 12:09 PM

Thanks for the comments Glu. I sure had fun amassing all of the parts, laying out the space and putting it all together.

Now back to your regularly scheduled program. Carry on.

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 04:40 PM

I bet! That's one thing I definitely lack...any abundance of scale tools. I'll have to remedy that when I get to the big build.

Not much new tonight other than a bunch of nasty little tedious carp out of the way. Took a little head scratching to figure out how to make those little sleeves without destroying them in the process. Finally figured out to score the aluminum tube first then let the drill separate the pieces as it bored the inner diameter larger. Good little trick to remember for down the road...I'm sure it'll come in handy again on other things.

I need to scratch up two outlet boxes, then I can start painting and weathering this stuff.

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 02:07 PM

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 02:34 PM

Oh man !!

That outlet box looks gerat !!

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 05:44 PM

Oh man !!

That outlet box looks gerat !!


Agreed. Can't wait to see what's next.

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 06:50 PM

for the next one, remember the Z brace on the door goes from outside top to hingeside bottom. that way, when the door starts to sag, and they all do over time, the Z brace comes under compression and somewhat arrests the distortion.

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 10:12 PM

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I take it more printer plate used here? You make a row of these first then cut, or cut, then shape/drill?

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 02:34 AM

Thanks, guys. I appreciate the good words.

Yep, more printing plate. Cut a strip, and bend a 90 near one end. Then I taped a scrap piece of the rod they'll be used with to a wood stick, and with the 90 up against one side of the rod just bent it over and pushed the other 90 in with my fingernail. A quick push in on each 90 with the end of a file to make it nice and crisp, drill and trim, and that's that.

Funny you mentioned that, Joe! You're completely correct. I actually built doors for two years. I started to lay this one out as a proper z-frame, then while looking at pics of sliding barn door hardware (which I almost did for this), I came across one with this design and thought it was really sharp. So I went with it. :)

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 12:10 PM

This is really outstanding work, Chris.
I'm gonna go back and re-read all this thread.
I like it !!

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 12:56 PM

Thanks, Jim. Glad you like it.

I just have one thing holding me back on finishing it all up - we have no oven cleaner in the house that I can use to weather all this aluminum! Who'da thunk'it, eh? I guess that's what happens when you have a self-cleaning oven. So, next trip to the store...

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 02:36 PM

LOL, I learned the hard way sometime back about oven cleaner and it's weathernig affects on alluminium. Had a painted glasspack I had made, needed repainted, and well, let's just say that it would have been great for a midwest road driven grim chewed muffler. LOL

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 03:59 PM

Haha! I think I'd be alright with that...so far my test piece has been in the stuff for an hour, and it's not looking like it's doing much.