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  1. #24844
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    Quote Originally Posted by jpsmith1cm View Post
    Nice stuff.

    Once I get the basement finished, I'm going to work on cleaning out the garage and setting up a slightly larger woodshop.

    I've been looking at a lathe, too.
    I check Craigslist all the time was look and email here and therf for a great deal and this one came along.
    If you help others then you are a Success

  2. #24845
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doug Lockhart View Post
    Those Micro-Lathes for metal are sure nice....very, very precision too......A guy might be able to make 'gun' parts too....
    I'd love a Metal Lathe but even low ones on CL is more then I dare spend.
    If you help others then you are a Success

  3. #24846
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    Quote Originally Posted by fcs View Post
    I check Craigslist all the time was look and email here and therf for a great deal and this one came along.
    I watch craigslist, too.

    I've just got a HUGE mess here to clean up.

    I mentioned here before that we're tying into municipal sewage.

    Well, that's done. Pipes tied in, basement floor cut, new lines run and roughed in for a bathroom in the basement. I paid for that work to be done. It was just easier.

    Now, to save a few bucks, we hauled all of the concrete out (and filled a dumpster with other crap that's been laying around) mixed and poured 24 - 80# bags of concrete in the basement.

    Now, I've got to finish cleaning the loose paint off of the walls and floor, prime and seal them, frame out, wire, plumb and finish a bathroom in the basement. We're also adding a walk-in closet for food storage because it will be better organized than what we currently have.

    After that, I want to build a rec room for the boys down there so that they've got a place to hang with their buddies and, once they're grown up and moved on, it turns into Dad's Cave.

    Once THAT is finished, then I'm planning to insulate the garage. That's going to be a MAJOR undertaking because the walls are already festooned with all of my junk.

    Sometime during all of that, Momma wants a new kitchen floor, paint in most of the upstairs rooms, a new tile backsplash in the kitchen, a new roof....

  4. #24847
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    thats it??????????





    Quote Originally Posted by jpsmith1cm View Post
    I watch craigslist, too.

    I've just got a HUGE mess here to clean up.

    I mentioned here before that we're tying into municipal sewage.

    Well, that's done. Pipes tied in, basement floor cut, new lines run and roughed in for a bathroom in the basement. I paid for that work to be done. It was just easier.

    Now, to save a few bucks, we hauled all of the concrete out (and filled a dumpster with other crap that's been laying around) mixed and poured 24 - 80# bags of concrete in the basement.

    Now, I've got to finish cleaning the loose paint off of the walls and floor, prime and seal them, frame out, wire, plumb and finish a bathroom in the basement. We're also adding a walk-in closet for food storage because it will be better organized than what we currently have.

    After that, I want to build a rec room for the boys down there so that they've got a place to hang with their buddies and, once they're grown up and moved on, it turns into Dad's Cave.

    Once THAT is finished, then I'm planning to insulate the garage. That's going to be a MAJOR undertaking because the walls are already festooned with all of my junk.

    Sometime during all of that, Momma wants a new kitchen floor, paint in most of the upstairs rooms, a new tile backsplash in the kitchen, a new roof....
    I WILL SELL WORK,GENERATE BUSINESS, GO GET NEW CUSTOMERS!
    YOU SHUT THE HELL UP AND QUIT RUNNING YOUR MOUTH!

  5. #24848
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    Quote Originally Posted by jpsmith1cm View Post
    I watch craigslist, too.

    I've just got a HUGE mess here to clean up.

    I mentioned here before that we're tying into municipal sewage.

    Well, that's done. Pipes tied in, basement floor cut, new lines run and roughed in for a bathroom in the basement. I paid for that work to be done. It was just easier.

    Now, to save a few bucks, we hauled all of the concrete out (and filled a dumpster with other crap that's been laying around) mixed and poured 24 - 80# bags of concrete in the basement.

    Now, I've got to finish cleaning the loose paint off of the walls and floor, prime and seal them, frame out, wire, plumb and finish a bathroom in the basement. We're also adding a walk-in closet for food storage because it will be better organized than what we currently have.

    After that, I want to build a rec room for the boys down there so that they've got a place to hang with their buddies and, once they're grown up and moved on, it turns into Dad's Cave.

    Once THAT is finished, then I'm planning to insulate the garage. That's going to be a MAJOR undertaking because the walls are already festooned with all of my junk.

    Sometime during all of that, Momma wants a new kitchen floor, paint in most of the upstairs rooms, a new tile backsplash in the kitchen, a new roof....
    Been there, done that and got the %#@%ing tee shirt....including when Brenda was 8.5 months pregnant, breaking and lifting off 25,000 lbs of concrete one night and dumping into a dumpster from our sun deck. Not enough support.... Brenda would not sit down, leave it alone and was purple by the time we were done at about 11PM at night.....thought she was going to calve right on the deck.....stubborn Italians!!

    JP...if your boys have a place to hang close to Mom and Dad with a conduit of communication, they'll hang at home where you can be part of their world....and continue to be an influence. Communication is key. We used to have a family meeting where everybody had 10 minutes to beef, bi!ch, bouquet, ask for more responsibility, etc with everyone taken seriously and no repercussions(hared on the old man--the disciplinarian).....that way when the tough girl/boy/sex/booze/drugs/parties crap happened the communication 'habit' had already been established.....It worked really, really well.
    FWIW...
    "The quality you deserve is not expensive---it's priceless"

  6. #24849
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    Good morning, Bret and everyone!
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  7. #24850
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doug Lockhart View Post
    Been there, done that and got the %#@%ing tee shirt....including when Brenda was 8.5 months pregnant, breaking and lifting off 25,000 lbs of concrete one night and dumping into a dumpster from our sun deck. Not enough support.... Brenda would not sit down, leave it alone and was purple by the time we were done at about 11PM at night.....thought she was going to calve right on the deck.....stubborn Italians!!

    JP...if your boys have a place to hang close to Mom and Dad with a conduit of communication, they'll hang at home where you can be part of their world....and continue to be an influence. Communication is key. We used to have a family meeting where everybody had 10 minutes to beef, bi!ch, bouquet, ask for more responsibility, etc with everyone taken seriously and no repercussions(hared on the old man--the disciplinarian).....that way when the tough girl/boy/sex/booze/drugs/parties crap happened the communication 'habit' had already been established.....It worked really, really well.
    FWIW...
    I like it...

    Might start something like that.

    We've tried to do the family dinner thing, and it works reasonably well, but I like that idea.

  8. #24851
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    g'morning, gents.
    \m/
    original member of the racoon brotherhood

  9. #24852
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    Quote Originally Posted by fcs View Post
    how is the heart.

    Better then the knee I hope
    yep. back to normal with the ticker, except for the vfd.
    \m/
    original member of the racoon brotherhood

  10. #24853
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    Quote Originally Posted by fcs View Post
    I'll have to post some pictures Andy's pretty good with the band saw. I think if he puts more time in on the lathe he'll be good on that as well.

    It; a great feeling being out in the garage with him. My Dad and I spent tons of hours working together in I hope to be 1/2 father he was.
    from what I read, you are doing a great job.
    however, Andy should be wearing shoes in the shop, Bret.
    \m/
    original member of the racoon brotherhood

  11. #24854
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    Quote Originally Posted by jpsmith1cm View Post
    I watch craigslist, too.

    I've just got a HUGE mess here to clean up.

    I mentioned here before that we're tying into municipal sewage.

    Well, that's done. Pipes tied in, basement floor cut, new lines run and roughed in for a bathroom in the basement. I paid for that work to be done. It was just easier.

    Now, to save a few bucks, we hauled all of the concrete out (and filled a dumpster with other crap that's been laying around) mixed and poured 24 - 80# bags of concrete in the basement.

    Now, I've got to finish cleaning the loose paint off of the walls and floor, prime and seal them, frame out, wire, plumb and finish a bathroom in the basement. We're also adding a walk-in closet for food storage because it will be better organized than what we currently have.

    After that, I want to build a rec room for the boys down there so that they've got a place to hang with their buddies and, once they're grown up and moved on, it turns into Dad's Cave.

    Once THAT is finished, then I'm planning to insulate the garage. That's going to be a MAJOR undertaking because the walls are already festooned with all of my junk.

    Sometime during all of that, Momma wants a new kitchen floor, paint in most of the upstairs rooms, a new tile backsplash in the kitchen, a new roof....
    think of how far you can get J, if you weren't tapping here.
    \m/
    original member of the racoon brotherhood

  12. #24855
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    I have an olde Craftsman wood lathe back in the shed for years. have not had the time, or the room to set it up.
    \m/
    original member of the racoon brotherhood

  13. #24856
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    Good morning everyone, hope you all have a great day! I myself am off to get some coolers a cooling. No rest for the best. Have a great day!
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