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#16 tater195 ONLINE  

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Posted March 26, 2015 - 07:54 PM

They are starting to look like the pics now. I got one welded up and the clean up grinding done. Next is drilling for the rivets. I thought about stacking the angles and drilling 6 or 8 at a time. I ended up welding them in place and will snag the mag drill from work and drill them one at a time in place.

 

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Posted March 26, 2015 - 08:02 PM

Looks good!


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Posted March 28, 2015 - 02:45 AM

Its 2:30 am Saturday. I lost track of how many hours I have in this project (20+). I have one mostly fabbed up and deburred, not ready for paint. I still need to do the bonda (which I dont have). 

I work with a bunch of over educated idiots college "educated" engineers (that would learn more from 4 years on a farm) that like to do "lessons learned" meetings after a project. So this is what I have learned so far on this project......

1. "WE" doesnt always mean more than 1 person.

2. Metal shrinks when you weld it.

3. Dont trust your jigs.

4. You cant trim tile with metal working tools.

5. Bondo, welding wire and 2" trim hides a lot of sh!tty cuts and welds

6. Don Campbell can do more in one day than most people can do in a week.(I'd like to hire that guy, if he ever decided to move out of snow country)

7.House stuff is harder to build than shop stuff.

8.$250 for a crappy looking end table is still cheaper than you can make one.

 

Things I know but dont want to find out:

1.Tile breaks when you drop it and you have to spend another $30 to buy one more

2. Wife doesnt like your tables and spends $500 to buy the ones she wanted to start with

 

The only up side is 20 years from now when I'm dead and the kids are cleaning out the house, they can say "My dad made those tables". I still have the coffee table my dad made in high school in 1954.


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Posted March 28, 2015 - 07:27 AM

I really like them,,no doubt you could trade them for a nice tractor someday. Hope they sit level on your floor.

 

My son used 12" tile to replace the broken glass in a patio table.


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Posted March 28, 2015 - 09:36 AM

Good job
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Posted March 28, 2015 - 09:45 AM

 

 

Things I know but dont want to find out:

1.Tile breaks when you drop it and you have to spend another $30 to buy one more

2. Wife doesnt like your tables and spends $500 to buy the ones she wanted to start with

 

Are you saying she doesn't want to use them? After all that money and work?



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Posted March 28, 2015 - 12:22 PM

She hasnt said she doesnt like them. I ask for input and all she says is "whatever... its your project"
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Posted March 28, 2015 - 06:31 PM

She hasnt said she doesnt like them. I ask for input and all she says is "whatever... its your project"

That may not be a good answer!


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Posted March 28, 2015 - 08:50 PM

Uh oh....that answer isn't good, these may be shop tables. If my wife doesn't say yes she likes something anything else means I'm in trouble.
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Posted March 29, 2015 - 06:02 AM

Maybe once they are done and painted, she'll take a different stance.



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Posted March 29, 2015 - 07:43 PM

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Done welding on the first one. Bondo sanded, brackets drilled and bolted in. First coat of paint on the bottom and sides. Next is the fun part... cutting the heads off of 40 carriage bolts. After that, trimming and installing the tile with weatherstripping and clear caulk. 


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Posted March 29, 2015 - 08:07 PM

Sneak peek of what it will look like with carriage bolts. I dont have them smashed in yet, not done painting. The bondo is really sucking up the paint. I should have primered it first. I may have rushed the painting a little too. The Bondo has only been on for 7 hours. 

 

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Posted March 31, 2015 - 08:13 PM

The first one is done, about 30 hrs left on the second one.

 

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Posted March 31, 2015 - 08:32 PM

I guess she likes it. The first thing she did was take a pic and put it on facebook


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Posted April 01, 2015 - 06:18 AM

Looks good to me!


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