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Old 05-22-2020, 08:58 PM
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Over the last couple days I started on a project for SWMBO. It's something I wanted to knock out for awhile. But, various bits never lined up. This time of year my hours are usually between 48-55 hrs. Not so during the Covid Shit-Show. Which is a double edged sword.Time and energy to work but limited resources I got off work at 10:30 on a Fri. Memorial Day Weekend So, I finally am not exhausted come Fri. But, money is a little tight. So, Mama's project is going to utilize a lot of resources from the "Pile-O -Stuff" Most of today was spent creating angle iron from Chinee bed rails. Which should work out fine unless I actually need to make a hole in it. Which is not planned at this point. Basic mock up layout is happening on the front sidewalk which is the only decent size flat space I have.
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Old 05-23-2020, 10:15 AM
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Looks like a good start to a raised planter. Your "Pile-O-Stuff" has served admirably.
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Old 05-23-2020, 02:13 PM
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One side is fit up and tacked
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Old 05-23-2020, 04:37 PM
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Pondering my next move regarding mounting legs. Triangle mounting plate flat on each corner and weld the square tube legs to the plates or a chunk of 3" channel across the the bottom of each end and legs welded to the channels. It would be major overkill but save me a lot of time. The weather is supposed to take a turn for the worse tomorrow so I'm leaning towards overkill it's past 3:30 already and I'm getting tired and thirsty too.
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Old 05-23-2020, 07:32 PM
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Got chased in by what looked like real rain of course it blew over by the time the tools were stowed away. Still I made decent progress I need to pull the small channels supporting the barrel halves and drop them down another 1/2". I want the top edge of the barrels below the top of the angle iron frame so I can drop in some boards around the inside of the top edge to clean things up and bring the dirt up more. I ran a few welds before I quit for the day. Man am I rusty looked like they were run by "Blind Melon Chitlin"
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Me thinks she will be very pleased.
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I see you're using CAD. Concrete Assisted Design.

I also use CAD. Cardboard Assisted Design.


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Just about got this project wrapped up. Only a few more details as far as fab work. I'm pretty happy at this point with how it's come together. Not perfect but, plenty good enough.
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As long as mama is happy! Sometimes just getting out to the shop to build something wanted is good.


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You are very right on that I had sort of forgotten how much I like fab work. I build shit in my head and fly with it. There is not one drawing or plan for any of this. I ponder what is or isn't working through my days and while I'm sleeping. It's amazing how many times what seemed really gnarly one day is simply solved the next after sleeping on it. I like "Mental Blueprints"
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