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Hide/Bug-out site construction thread, Part 2
« on: March 11, 2016, 09:30:15 PM »
OK, Part one got a cleaned up property with usable fields, a decent road, and finally a camper and a large shed.

So that part doesn't get impossibly long, I'm starting with part 2.

So with the shed freshly completed, I am ready to start transporting all manner of widgets, tools, peices/parts and whatcha-ma-call-its.

So I'll need storage and a work area. So with that in mind, first up is the construction of two simple work benches.

Starting with these stacks of lumber:
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Re: Hide/Bug-out site construction, Part 2
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2016, 09:31:01 PM »
Oh, and I threw down the final coat of paint on the Privy
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Re: Hide/Bug-out site construction, Part 2
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2016, 09:32:40 PM »
I cut eight legs for two tables 35" long and notched the ends for a lateral 2 X 4
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Re: Hide/Bug-out site construction, Part 2
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2016, 09:34:31 PM »
I assembled the fronts and backs using screws and glue. The joint was tight!
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Re: Hide/Bug-out site construction, Part 2
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2016, 09:35:20 PM »
Here's a stack of legs, if you ever wondered what that might look like!
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Re: Hide/Bug-out site construction, Part 2
« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2016, 09:37:43 PM »
I then assembled the side piece and made a four legger out of the pile of stuff
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Re: Hide/Bug-out site construction, Part 2
« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2016, 09:38:52 PM »
Looks good don


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Re: Hide/Bug-out site construction, Part 2
« Reply #7 on: March 11, 2016, 09:40:27 PM »
I cut all those notches on that cool Bosch construction table saw.

Next the tops went on, same technique...Glue, drill, screw the thing together
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Re: Hide/Bug-out site construction, Part 2
« Reply #8 on: March 11, 2016, 09:43:41 PM »
Next I screwed in and glued reinforcements everywhere

Afterward the tables were as if they were one piece...no movement.

And just to test it, while I was working on the next project, one of my mid sized rangers came flying in the shop and hopped up on the table. It didn't even wobble!
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Re: Hide/Bug-out site construction, Part 2
« Reply #9 on: March 11, 2016, 09:46:12 PM »
Those two are two feet wide by four feet long. Ill use those as end pieces and attach a center four foot section to make a nice twelve foot long work bench. You could be reloading thirty round magazines on one end while performing surgery on someone on the other...Plenty of room!
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Re: Hide/Bug-out site construction, Part 2
« Reply #10 on: March 11, 2016, 09:47:22 PM »
So right away, I put them to work as, work benches. Here you see four legs, six feet long for the upcoming storage cabinet.
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Re: Hide/Bug-out site construction, Part 2
« Reply #11 on: March 11, 2016, 09:50:19 PM »
I marked them out for notching. I'll cut a notch in them and a corresponding notch in the shelves so they fit together in many planes which will provide a lot of surface to glue a strong joint.

I am still using my circa 1940 carpenters square to mark it out
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« Reply #12 on: March 11, 2016, 09:52:28 PM »
Double notching makes a very strong joint which is screwed and glued in two different planes

It went together snugly and held a good square
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Re: Hide/Bug-out site construction, Part 2
« Reply #13 on: March 11, 2016, 09:54:04 PM »
I just added a shelf at a time, three total and later on screwed a top to the contraption
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Re: Hide/Bug-out site construction, Part 2
« Reply #14 on: March 11, 2016, 09:55:32 PM »
Then the other two legs
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Re: Hide/Bug-out site construction, Part 2
« Reply #15 on: March 11, 2016, 09:57:32 PM »
And finally the top.

It is by no means completed. Nossir, there is plenty of sawdust yet to embed in my aging ear canals before I'll called this donkey whipped, so stay tuned, or don't, but I'll finish it anyway!
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Re: Hide/Bug-out site construction, Part 2
« Reply #16 on: March 11, 2016, 10:00:58 PM »
Nice work
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Re: Hide/Bug-out site construction thread, Part 2
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Re: Hide/Bug-out site construction thread, Part 2
« Reply #18 on: March 12, 2016, 12:53:11 AM »
You're not messin around. Those are really well built with everything notched like that. Nice work!

Oh and those star bits are all I buy now. So much better than Phillips or square drive.

Grip Rite even started making them I noticed


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Re: Hide/Bug-out site construction thread, Part 2
« Reply #19 on: March 12, 2016, 08:10:59 AM »
Nice construction there Don!  I'll speculate that the shelves get a longitudinal edge front and back and angular bracing on the ends? 
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Re: Hide/Bug-out site construction thread, Part 2
« Reply #20 on: March 12, 2016, 08:14:40 AM »
Nice work, I use those same screws all the time.....
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Re: Hide/Bug-out site construction thread, Part 2
« Reply #21 on: March 12, 2016, 10:19:16 AM »
Star bits. smh




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Re: Hide/Bug-out site construction thread, Part 2
« Reply #22 on: March 12, 2016, 10:28:27 AM »
I understand Ken, I'm sure when they introduced the Phillips screwdriver it as well was a huge shock for you..... ;D
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« Reply #23 on: March 12, 2016, 12:20:14 PM »
Might as well call those crosspoints. smh




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Re: Hide/Bug-out site construction thread, Part 2
« Reply #24 on: March 12, 2016, 12:31:30 PM »
Torx, star bit. Potato potahto


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Re: Hide/Bug-out site construction thread, Part 2
« Reply #25 on: March 12, 2016, 02:58:17 PM »
don't forget

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« Reply #26 on: March 12, 2016, 04:30:11 PM »
Ken "what difference does it make?"
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Re: Hide/Bug-out site construction thread, Part 2
« Reply #27 on: March 12, 2016, 09:32:44 PM »
Nice construction there Don!  I'll speculate that the shelves get a longitudinal edge front and back and angular bracing on the ends? 
Close!

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« Reply #28 on: March 12, 2016, 09:32:52 PM »
hahahaha. I think we have officially taken over this thread. Sorry Big D.
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Re: Hide/Bug-out site construction thread, Part 2
« Reply #29 on: March 12, 2016, 09:34:10 PM »
DOTs-----Termites

Which does the most damage?
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Re: Hide/Bug-out site construction thread, Part 2
« Reply #30 on: March 12, 2016, 09:41:01 PM »
OK, gonna try and squeeze in a few shots from todays business

Subject Shed floor

Wife said we were going to the farm, so I sez to meself, we're going to the farm!

Anyhow I'll be putting things all over the place down there in a shinny minute, so I thought I'd put something on the floor beforestarting.

After thinking about it for awhile, I thought I'd experiment and lay down some floor epoxy and see how that works on plywood. My reasining: Wood has many pores so the stuff ought to stick, right? Secondly softwood based plywood is, well, soft. Epoxy on top would be like adding a huge callouse to the whole thing. Toughen it up like when you start doing man work and you know you're a paper pusher or switch switcher (like me!)

So I'll be using a prepackaged 2.5 car garage system designed for concrete
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Re: Hide/Bug-out site construction thread, Part 2
« Reply #31 on: March 12, 2016, 09:41:50 PM »
In a tan color
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Re: Hide/Bug-out site construction thread, Part 2
« Reply #32 on: March 12, 2016, 09:42:21 PM »
It comes with sprinkle color flakes
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Re: Hide/Bug-out site construction thread, Part 2
« Reply #33 on: March 12, 2016, 09:43:06 PM »
Just starting
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Re: Hide/Bug-out site construction thread, Part 2
« Reply #34 on: March 12, 2016, 09:44:08 PM »
Getting close
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Re: Hide/Bug-out site construction thread, Part 2
« Reply #35 on: March 12, 2016, 09:44:58 PM »
And all done!
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Re: Hide/Bug-out site construction thread, Part 2
« Reply #36 on: March 12, 2016, 09:47:48 PM »
Looks like it worked pretty good. You gonna try a 2nd coat or is it GTG?
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Re: Hide/Bug-out site construction thread, Part 2
« Reply #37 on: March 12, 2016, 09:48:01 PM »
So I don't know if it is going to adequately cover the porous plywood with one coat, time will tell that fable. But I did lay down the flakes just in case I was "Done with one."

If not, then a second kit is $109 minus my SLOWES 10 military guy discount, I'm slidin in home plate for just under a C note

Still have a big obnoxious pile of trash to burn!
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« Reply #38 on: March 12, 2016, 09:50:39 PM »
Interesting
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Re: Hide/Bug-out site construction thread, Part 2
« Reply #39 on: March 12, 2016, 09:51:43 PM »
Looks like it worked pretty good. You gonna try a 2nd coat or is it GTG?
I'll be down there sometime next week to make that determination. It looks thin but after drying, who knows

One thing about this Hide Site "Build" I am shooting for the lowest cost. I want to recycle things, and get essential things done in a "makes sense" sort of way.

Case in point is the Cistern. I got to looking at it and ya know, by golly, I might be able to reuse it. I could pump it out then pressure blast the livin' snot out of it. THen patch up cracks if they're are any, then coat it with cistern paint and plug that sucker right back in!
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Re: Hide/Bug-out site construction thread, Part 2
« Reply #40 on: March 12, 2016, 09:53:28 PM »
I think I know where I can come up with a lot of "Seasoned" lumber to panel out the interior of the shed:
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« Reply #41 on: March 12, 2016, 09:57:59 PM »
I thought the Frau said no to that idea.......?
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« Reply #42 on: March 12, 2016, 10:00:52 PM »
Better to ask forgiveness than to ask permission!
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« Reply #43 on: March 12, 2016, 10:21:44 PM »
Copy, worth noting we used some reclaimed tongue & groove flooring that came out of an old school house used as a make shift barn for years prior to us salvaging it. Being its prior age & use my step dad was spraying it with some sort of pesticide prior to us installing it in his loft. Basically to make sure things like termites etc would not be contaminating his new barn. You may want to look into such an application before installing in the new shed.
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Re: Hide/Bug-out site construction thread, Part 2
« Reply #44 on: March 12, 2016, 10:31:18 PM »
Hmmm...

Found a use for that jug of DDT finally!
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Re: Hide/Bug-out site construction thread, Part 2
« Reply #45 on: March 12, 2016, 10:33:18 PM »
Those the neighbors in the distance in the last pic? Thought they were further away?
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« Reply #46 on: March 12, 2016, 10:36:35 PM »
That's his tobacco barn falling apart
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« Reply #47 on: March 12, 2016, 10:40:09 PM »
That's his tobacco barn falling apart

Past that. 2nd and 3rd treelines.
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« Reply #48 on: March 12, 2016, 10:42:22 PM »
Copy, good eyes. How many acres Don say he had again 100?
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Re: Hide/Bug-out site construction thread, Part 2
« Reply #49 on: March 13, 2016, 08:37:51 AM »
Copy, good eyes. How many acres Don say he had again 100?
91 right now

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