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Re: Hide/Bug-out site construction thread, Part 2
« Reply #50 on: March 13, 2016, 12:18:38 PM »
looks nice, but I would be worried about it peeling?
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Re: Hide/Bug-out site construction thread, Part 2
« Reply #51 on: March 13, 2016, 12:36:38 PM »
If that doesn't work look up tnemec epoxy paint. We used to use it to coat steel components in sewage treatment systems. Stuff is so hard after curing I could take a 4# hammer to the paint & not chip it. Respirator required & you'll still kill off some brain cells after a day of spraying this stuff.
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« Reply #52 on: March 13, 2016, 01:52:08 PM »
Looks good, Big D!


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Re: Hide/Bug-out site construction thread, Part 2
« Reply #53 on: March 13, 2016, 04:25:00 PM »
looks nice, but I would be worried about it peeling?
Dunno Nate, call this a calculated test with a hopeful owner.

Epoxy is epoxy, so that shouldn't matter or change any.

As far as adhesion, you have to wonder, since it is designed to adhere to bare concrete which is pretty smooth, if it might not work even mo-better on wood since wood is mucho mo-porous!
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Re: Hide/Bug-out site construction thread, Part 2
« Reply #54 on: March 13, 2016, 09:36:10 PM »
Church and Sunday dinner, but I still managed to scrape out some time in my wood shop.

Getting right back at it, next up is the creation of the work bench center section to give me a full 12 foot table.

The first thing I built was some doubled up jack studs which will act as a secure rest for the table section
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Re: Hide/Bug-out site construction thread, Part 2
« Reply #55 on: March 13, 2016, 09:37:42 PM »
Then the construction of the center panel. 3/4" plywood with a 2 X 4 sub structure glued and screwed to the top
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Re: Hide/Bug-out site construction thread, Part 2
« Reply #56 on: March 13, 2016, 09:39:28 PM »
Ill leave the center section unsecured so some smart-butt kid horsin' around doing some work bench surfin' will make an unpleasant discovery  ;D 8)
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Re: Hide/Bug-out site construction thread, Part 2
« Reply #57 on: March 13, 2016, 09:42:09 PM »
Naw, just ribbin' ya. Each side will get three ea, 3" screws.

Next I screwed and glued (S' n G for now on) sides made from 3.4" plywood just to ensure moving this thing around gives me a proper hernia!
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Re: Hide/Bug-out site construction thread, Part 2
« Reply #58 on: March 14, 2016, 10:34:18 AM »
Next: Longitudinal bracing in the back to stiffen it up and strengthen the shelves as well as sucking the bow out of them and making everything flat
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Re: Hide/Bug-out site construction thread, Part 2
« Reply #59 on: March 14, 2016, 10:35:55 AM »
The front of the shelves received a 2.25" stiffener as well
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Re: Hide/Bug-out site construction thread, Part 2
« Reply #60 on: March 14, 2016, 10:38:16 AM »
The doors will have a simple overlap and holes for pulling them open. I'm making the doors full length to keep out rodents from two pieces of 3/4" and some pine board
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Re: Hide/Bug-out site construction thread, Part 2
« Reply #61 on: March 14, 2016, 10:39:48 AM »
Safety break:  Don't leave anything laying around loose when sawing . The blade can catch it and hurl it at terrific speeds!
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Re: Hide/Bug-out site construction thread, Part 2
« Reply #62 on: March 14, 2016, 10:40:44 AM »
^^^^ It WAS a felt tip marker...
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Re: Hide/Bug-out site construction thread, Part 2
« Reply #63 on: March 14, 2016, 10:42:09 AM »
It's a simple door design...
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Re: Hide/Bug-out site construction thread, Part 2
« Reply #64 on: March 14, 2016, 10:44:27 AM »
It's held on by two hinges and is spaced 1/2" off of the floor
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Re: Hide/Bug-out site construction thread, Part 2
« Reply #65 on: March 14, 2016, 10:47:04 AM »
The overlap panel from the opposite door will (should) make for a more insect proof seal. Although come to think of it with the back being open, critters will be setting up a parking garage in amongst my chain saw parts!
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« Reply #66 on: March 14, 2016, 10:59:06 AM »
You going through that much effort, you should have a biscuit joiner....


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Re: Hide/Bug-out site construction thread, Part 2
« Reply #67 on: March 14, 2016, 11:06:17 AM »
Those cabinets look really good don
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Re: Hide/Bug-out site construction thread, Part 2
« Reply #68 on: March 14, 2016, 11:12:47 AM »
You going through that much effort, you should have a biscuit joiner....


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Re: Hide/Bug-out site construction thread, Part 2
« Reply #69 on: March 14, 2016, 11:14:25 AM »
Those cabinets look really good don
Which brings up the question (And follow on discussion), Kyle...Should I plant them like they are or paint them up?

Wife says plain. But then again all she can think of right now, is who gets the rose tonight!
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Re: Hide/Bug-out site construction thread, Part 2
« Reply #70 on: March 14, 2016, 11:23:37 AM »
It's a simple door design...

Brother, you don't do anything "simple"!
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Re: Hide/Bug-out site construction thread, Part 2
« Reply #71 on: March 14, 2016, 11:24:23 AM »
It's a simple door design...

Brother, you don't do anything "simple"!
I know...

Sometimes a bit of a problem...
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Re: Hide/Bug-out site construction thread, Part 2
« Reply #72 on: March 14, 2016, 11:28:48 AM »
Another thing.

Here's my 1957 Model GW Dewalt Radial Arm saw

In the past I think I said it was a 1945 unit, but I was mistaken, I stand corrected.

So it was in a production cabinet shop (My Uncle's) for all of his working life.

It still runs, but the rubber insulation is questionable after almost 60 years.

I am thinking of having the motor reconditioned and hauling it down to the farm to use there. Thing is, the DeWalt 12" chop saw I have now is much better and quicker. Do I take the new one or the seasoned one down there?
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Re: Hide/Bug-out site construction thread, Part 2
« Reply #73 on: March 14, 2016, 11:41:49 AM »
That's is a cool saw! I didn't even know that Dewalt had been around that long.
I think I would take the new one to the farm, with the amount of work you have, it might be more efficient.
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Re: Hide/Bug-out site construction thread, Part 2
« Reply #74 on: March 14, 2016, 12:35:13 PM »
x2 for the new one going to the farm. Just 'cause I wouldn't the historical piece to be at risk of being swiped.
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Re: Hide/Bug-out site construction thread, Part 2
« Reply #75 on: March 14, 2016, 01:12:58 PM »
I would take whichever one that you DON'T mind having stolen to the farm.........my Grandfather in So. Missouri had his shop tools liberated when he was hospitalized for awhile before he passed and when he got home to fiddle in the shop, noticed several large items missing!

As far as keeping out the critters, with the doors off the floor that much and an opened back, they'll squeeze in there if the have a reason to!  For some reason, mice like to pee on stuff humans don't want to rust......probably their method of protesting the invention of De-Con......
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Re: Hide/Bug-out site construction thread, Part 2
« Reply #76 on: March 14, 2016, 02:05:23 PM »
Those cabinets look really good don
Which brings up the question (And follow on discussion), Kyle...Should I plant them like they are or paint them up?

Wife says plain. But then again all she can think of right now, is who gets the rose tonight!

My opinion is to either stain and seal, or just seal... not paint. You bought nice pine and nice plywood... don't cover it up.

I would take a more compact mitre saw out there... Those radial arm saws are nice, and incredibly precise, but you probably don't need that level of precision cutting on the farm, and it will eat up space (and risk getting stolen). Resto it and run it in your basement, where you can enjoy it and not fear that it'd get stolen.

BTW until this year, i ran a DeWalt 10" mitre saw i got at a garage sale for $10 bucks... it was blue, probably from the 70's. Still running like a champ when i gave it to my Aunt when i upgraded to a 10" sliding compound. They don't make em like they used to...
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Re: Hide/Bug-out site construction thread, Part 2
« Reply #77 on: March 14, 2016, 02:14:58 PM »
I agree go buy a 10" Bosch, craftsman or hitachi for the farm, a good used one should be easy to find on homos list....
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Re: Hide/Bug-out site construction thread, Part 2
« Reply #78 on: March 14, 2016, 06:37:12 PM »
I probably need to take the new Dewalt. It is attached to a 10 foot expanding table already so it will handle lots of cutting. It's a compound sliding 12" model.

So today, first up I built the other door and hung it
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Re: Hide/Bug-out site construction thread, Part 2
« Reply #79 on: March 14, 2016, 06:42:06 PM »
The overlap will work well to keep things tight. The cabinet got a lower brace tying the legs together
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Re: Hide/Bug-out site construction thread, Part 2
« Reply #80 on: March 14, 2016, 06:43:07 PM »
The top got a piece of trim
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Re: Hide/Bug-out site construction thread, Part 2
« Reply #81 on: March 14, 2016, 06:44:24 PM »
Four magnetic catches help keep the doors closed, although they are marginally effective
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Re: Hide/Bug-out site construction thread, Part 2
« Reply #82 on: March 14, 2016, 07:17:49 PM »
Next up is the door latch, a simple affair but holds those doors securely closed
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Re: Hide/Bug-out site construction thread, Part 2
« Reply #83 on: March 14, 2016, 07:20:40 PM »
Almost done...
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Re: Hide/Bug-out site construction thread, Part 2
« Reply #84 on: March 14, 2016, 07:22:39 PM »
Got a bit bored and slapped a piece of baseboard maple trim onto the front of the work bench. That one simple addition tripled the value of the bench and elevated it to fine furniture status!
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« Reply #85 on: March 14, 2016, 07:24:49 PM »
There is a rule about trim:

Trim begat trim

Meaning, simply, if you start with trim, the process never stops...is never finished!

I started trimming out the upright storage cabinet:
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Re: Hide/Bug-out site construction thread, Part 2
« Reply #86 on: March 14, 2016, 07:28:54 PM »
That bevel cut acts as a door stop...I intended it to do that. That way, when one of the pre-Rangers slams open the door, that piece will generate enough force to pry the hinges out of the frame. That will anger me. I will respond with anger and maybe the young mischief maker will get scared and run away, leaving me with sufficient monthly savings to buy two tires or two wheels a month!

Not satisified with that simple bevel cut, I rounded the thing off.

Much better(er)
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Re: Hide/Bug-out site construction thread, Part 2
« Reply #87 on: March 14, 2016, 07:30:19 PM »
Then I stained the wood with a golden oak color and followed that with some satin poly Urethane
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Re: Hide/Bug-out site construction thread, Part 2
« Reply #88 on: March 14, 2016, 07:33:35 PM »
I had just enough left over to do the table as well.

I had planned to repair the Bush Hog drive shaft, but it was Spaghetti-Thirty and the pre-Rangers were making unusual noises, so I abandoned my project driven bliss and became "Domestic-Man"

...And made some Spaghetti
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Re: Hide/Bug-out site construction thread, Part 2
« Reply #89 on: March 14, 2016, 08:01:50 PM »
Just for reference non of our fine furniture has exposed dry wall screws thru the trim pieces. Not that I technically own any fine furniture as that is impossible with three kids......
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Re: Hide/Bug-out site construction thread, Part 2
« Reply #90 on: March 14, 2016, 08:14:28 PM »
I like the stain... looks great.
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Re: Hide/Bug-out site construction thread, Part 2
« Reply #91 on: March 14, 2016, 10:41:47 PM »
Those aren't screws dummy.


...they're lags!



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« Reply #92 on: March 14, 2016, 11:00:13 PM »
A Hillary fan would know a screwing I guess......
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Re: Hide/Bug-out site construction thread, Part 2
« Reply #93 on: March 15, 2016, 08:16:38 AM »
Just for reference non of our fine furniture has exposed dry wall screws thru the trim pieces. Not that I technically own any fine furniture as that is impossible with three kids......
It's the new style.
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Re: Hide/Bug-out site construction thread, Part 2
« Reply #94 on: March 15, 2016, 08:17:57 AM »
A Hillary fan would know a screwing I guess......
Now...You two...
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Re: Hide/Bug-out site construction thread, Part 2
« Reply #95 on: March 15, 2016, 11:05:53 AM »
A Hillary fan would know a screwing I guess......
Now...You two...

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Re: Hide/Bug-out site construction thread, Part 2
« Reply #96 on: March 15, 2016, 03:05:57 PM »
Well you already did it but I was going to say just oil the cabinet. I like the way that looks.

I have a biscuit joint machine and I use it more than I ever expected. Those bicuits swell up tight when glued and make a monster strong joint.


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Re: Hide/Bug-out site construction thread, Part 2
« Reply #97 on: March 15, 2016, 04:06:20 PM »
Well you already did it but I was going to say just oil the cabinet. I like the way that looks.

I have a biscuit joint machine and I use it more than I ever expected. Those bicuits swell up tight when glued and make a monster strong joint.


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OK, good enough!

I'll go pick one up. I have so many build projects coming up, I'll certainly benefit from one
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Re: Hide/Bug-out site construction thread, Part 2
« Reply #98 on: March 15, 2016, 04:20:40 PM »
I agree on the biscuit joiner. You wouldn't believe the difference it makes, and it's easy to do.
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Re: Hide/Bug-out site construction thread, Part 2
« Reply #99 on: March 16, 2016, 07:18:00 AM »
instead of a biscuit jointer, my vote would be for pocket screws using a Kreg jig.