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Old 04-20-2013, 09:38 AM   #3041
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Jack, some project looks great! I do some sewing as well, I will have to show my wife I', not the only nut! Also kind of nice to see you're shop and side area a mess, you are human! How's the Jeep, still going?
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Old 04-20-2013, 05:31 PM   #3042
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SPECTACULAR!!!! That's all I can say. I showed my wife and I got the anticipated response. "WELL, get busy". I agree with her 100%. I'm already rethinking our entire outside space. Thanks for the inspiration.
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Old 04-21-2013, 12:27 AM   #3043
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Thanks!

The shop wasn't just a little bit messy. I had done a bunch of work on the car's suspension right up to the last minute for a track day. Then I got back, parked the car, and started right in on the deck with no clean-up. The deck work meant metal dust, wood dust and broken stone pieces all over the place.

Then I got volunteered to lead a woodworking project for a group in my son's preschool. What do you do with 4-year-olds who want to bang on nails? Well, my first thought was to just bring in some 2x4 scraps, nails and hammers. But then I also did some Googling and came up with this little dinosaur that can be made out of a 7" length of 2x4. I did the cutting in advance so they could assemble and then screw (or nail) the arms and legs onto one of these bad boys. I called it a Wood-o-saurus.



It turned out to be a lot more popular than banging on nails. I had to make four more kits for the following day.

And that meant more sawdust.

But the place is clean now. Lots of sweeping.

And the deck got its first guests. Everyone liked it.
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Old 04-21-2013, 12:54 AM   #3044
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Really nice! A beautiful space to entertain your guests. Would be great to do something like your covered space in the PacNoWest, but then, we would need to plan on a way to handle all the moss on the canopy......

Great work and an even better design.

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PS: Wonderful "Wood-O-Saurus!
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Old 04-21-2013, 07:40 AM   #3045
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Love that outdoor living space! As mentioned earlier, great for entertaining and a great area to just be outside.

That is a really cool idea with the kids doing the wood project, I might steal that idea for the grandson if you don't mind!

By the way, this has got to be the longest thread I have seen. I keep checking in every week or so and catch up on the posts that have been made. Plus, you still have time to contribute valueable info on other forums as well.....I spend a bit of time on the welding forum as well.

Keep up the great work!
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Old 04-21-2013, 07:42 AM   #3046
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Haha, I just realized that since I joined in 2009, I have finally made my 100th post and now have become a "senior member". How fitting it was to be made on your thread!
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Old 04-21-2013, 01:30 PM   #3047
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Damn Jack, do you have to be a good Dad too! ha ha.

But seriously, that's very nice. I bet the little ones got a real kick out of those.
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Old 04-21-2013, 05:28 PM   #3048
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Doesnt it rain in LA?
How is this going to handle rain?
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Old 04-21-2013, 09:42 PM   #3049
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Doesnt it rain in LA?
How is this going to handle rain?
Basically, no. Not from now til October, possibly November. Seriously.
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Old 04-21-2013, 11:06 PM   #3050
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That is a really cool idea with the kids doing the wood project, I might steal that idea for the grandson if you don't mind!
I swiped the idea in the first place. It's intended for older kids as a way to teach them about making angle cuts. But for a group of 4-year-olds, I thought that wouldn't work very well. The instructions and a template are [ur=http://www.finewoodworking.com/woodworking-plans/article/kids-woodworking-project-a-t-rex-figure.aspx]at this link.[/url]

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Basically, no. Not from now til October, possibly November. Seriously.
Dan's right. But when it does rain, we can get many inches of it at a time. The shade fabric will not stop the rain, although it will break it up a little and pretty much stop any lateral movement. So everything on the deck is weatherproof. I don't expect any surprises, since I've had a similar shade canopy over our front patio for years.



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Old 04-22-2013, 09:21 AM   #3051
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Jack, do you have to worry about the shade fabric staining for leaves, birds, etc, or does the rain keep it clean? That fabric in the last picture looks brand new!
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Old 04-22-2013, 09:36 AM   #3052
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Does it also prevent dust/pollen from collecting on your furniture? Or maybe that's just a Kansas problem...

(also just commenting to turn the logo next to your thread green to make it easier to find)
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Old 04-22-2013, 09:56 AM   #3053
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Does it also prevent dust/pollen from collecting on your furniture? Or maybe that's just a Kansas problem...

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Not sure about LA, but the Lowcountry SC is finishing up one of the worst pollen years I've ever experienced.
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Old 04-22-2013, 11:00 PM   #3054
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What's "pollen"?

Kidding, but pollen isn't a huge problem in SoCal. But dust and crap off the freeways IS. At least where I am and its only 10-12 miles from Jack's neighborhood.
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Old 04-23-2013, 01:57 PM   #3055
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Sounds like you're going to need a bigger place soon Jack!
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Old 04-25-2013, 12:44 AM   #3056
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Old 04-26-2013, 11:43 AM   #3057
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It's a very awesome garage!! I'm excited! Your job and your garage is an icon of style for me. It's rather difficult to make such things In Russia, but I try not to let down. I can post my garage, but it's not so cool.
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Old 04-27-2013, 11:56 AM   #3058
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... It's rather difficult to make such things in Russia, but I try not to let down. I can post my garage, but it's not so cool.
You've got a garage IN RUSSIA! How friggin cool is that?!

Post those pictures. Everyone is cool here and will be helpful, ESPECIALLY Jack. Not to speak for him (Well, it IS his thread) His wasn't always like it is now.
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Old 04-27-2013, 06:26 PM   #3059
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Thanks, guys.

The shade fabric on the front patio has held up fine. I guess it's been almost three years, now. It's polyethylene, which is pretty resistant to just about anything sticking to it.

Today I got a chance to get started on one of the two gates for the deck. This one is going to be steel, and is going to have some concentric gothic arch shapes on it. So I had to curve some 1" square tubing with my $111 Harbor Freight roll bender. Zeke on this board helped me out by widening out some of HF's 1/2" dies.

Here the thing is with some of the stock I used for the pergola:



And here is a single 20' length of 1"x1" tubing, cut up and curved.



It took less than an hour to do all those pieces.

Of course, it's going to take longer than that to make this gate. But these are the pieces that will make it look cool.

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Old 04-27-2013, 09:06 PM   #3060
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Here's the basic layout of the gate. The candle will have a flickering LED in it to simulate being real.

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