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post #1 of 34 Old 03-27-2020, 08:29 AM Thread Starter
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what is your new QUARANTINE project ??

many of us are in LOCKDOWN mode due to the Covid-19.
do you have a project planned just to keep busy during
these trying times ?? something new - something that you
would not ordinarily do if things were back to normal(ish).
woodworking - mechanical - home project, gardening, etc.
be safe everyone - please take this situation seriously.
tell us your anticipated project and follow up later with photos.

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Finally I am very happy in my home.. My college did close until end of May.. I did work part-time at a boat factory.. My factory did close.. They will open 2 month later.. We are stay in our home allday.. I did back my old wood working projects.. I just finished angle grinder organizer .. It didn't dry yet.. I will share its pictures on tomorrow..

I guess my next project will be wooden toilet paper extra storage.. Iol


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Was going to build 4 walnut end tables but now with daycare closing till the 13th I'm babysitting..
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My current plans are: Raspberry planter box, put a handle on my machete, attach sandpaper to a glass plate for sharpening, sharpen everything, prep lumber for a better workbench, maybe carve my wife a ladle?

I've already built a gate for my front porch to keep the baby from flinging herself off of it:

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My current plans are: Raspberry planter box, put a handle on my machete, attach sandpaper to a glass plate for sharpening, sharpen everything, prep lumber for a better workbench, maybe carve my wife a ladle?

I've already built a gate for my front porch to keep the baby from flinging herself off of it:
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Good plans, btw, and good idea on the gate - keep that baby safe!

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Had to put a gate on the back deck last year as the 2 year old wanders the deck. Instant play ground....
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I had to turn my wood working shop into a mechanic shop for the time being. I have rebuilt the engine in our car that we bought back in June. This engine is not the right engine for this car. The fellow I bought it from put a different engine in and mixed the parts so it is two different engines in one.

Shortly after getting the car, it spun a rod bearing so I had to pull the engine. It is rebuilt now and back in the car but the catalytic converter I ordered was defective so hopefully I will get that part back today so I can finish this rebuild.

I am an old 60s mechanic, these new cars are a challenge to say the least. I have sure learned a lot and still am learning. I want to get this behind me so I can get back to my wood shop.
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First off surviving is my primary concern. I fall into several high risk categories. Our family is currently split up. My wife and our disabled daughter are staying with her 87 year old father making sure he is taken care of. We visit each evening via FaceTime. I hope everyone here stays safe and healthy.

My daughter in law asked me awhile back if I knew how to make whirligigs. I don’t. Not exactly a sophisticated wood working project but they do present a challenge. In the past few days I have figured out the design of the propellers and a way I want to make them. In the next day or two I will make a couple of these propellers then move on to the “bodies” of the project.
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House Arrest Projects

I started this John Bellamy Eagle a few years ago and it slowly
fell to the rear of the herd. did a little more of it last year and
had to take another detour. (actually, too lazy to sharpen the
appropriate gouges & knives to carve it correctly).
so when the House Arrest started yesterday, I sharpened just
the tools that I need to at least get a grip on it.
it is 28" wide and will be of a military theme.
more photos next week. I'm also painting my old aluminum boat.
and when the eagle gets old, I will be making wooden slat seats
for the boat made out of cypress.
13 days to go on the quarantine !!
be safe people.
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The parts for the propellers. I still need to round the corners of the hubs before assembly.
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Making a bed to match the rest of the bedroom set I made. Bed will be yellow poplar finished with Target Coatings EM6500 black laquer.
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I'm in the middle of a trim and moulding project so I'll continue that this weekend. I've purchased a 4" long, drum sander that fits in a drill chuck, my idea is to build a small riser to go on my RAS table then mount the accessory chuck on the RAS and put the drum sander in the chuck and feed the trim through/under it as a makeshift drum sander.
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I'm going to teach myself how to do nickel and gold plating while plating a cira-1970's Llama 1911 32 acp. After the plating, I'll make some custom wood grips. It will be like the little brother to my Star BM9 that I've had for several years, and has a factory nickel plate. They're both Spanish imports from the early 70's and 80's, respectively.

Just to test whether I could pull it off, I started with just the trigger, and plated that a couple hours ago. With that success, now comes the fun task of stripping and polishing all of the other tiny parts to prep them for the plating. The plating is easy, it's the prep work that sucks. The plating takes less than 10 minutes, and I'm using a combination of both brush and bath plating.


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Sounds like a great project. looking forward to seeing it when done. maybe by then, my internet speed will pick up

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I'm going to teach myself how to do nickel and gold plating while plating a cira-1970's Llama 1911 32 acp. After the plating, I'll make some custom wood grips. It will be like the little brother to my Star BM9 that I've had for several years, and has a factory nickel plate. They're both Spanish imports from the early 70's and 80's, respectively.

Just to test whether I could pull it off, I started with just the trigger, and plated that a couple hours ago. With that success, now comes the fun task of stripping and polishing all of the other tiny parts to prep them for the plating. The plating is easy, it's the prep work that sucks. The plating takes less than 10 minutes, and I'm using a combination of both brush and bath plating.


The last picture is my Star BM9
Excellent work, Rick! I'd love to see more on the process if you ever want to do a thread on that. Btw, a couple of months ago my BIL showed me his 100 year old 1911 and it's in pristine condition.

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Not so much a quarantine project as a honey do project that has been on the list for oh, maybe 4 years and which I promised to do while she was in PR this winter. I'm putting wide-pine flooring in our upstairs hall. She is coming home a month early which doesn't help, but I will get it all done except stain and poly today. I cannot do that while she's here and the house is closed up for winter because she has pretty crappy lungs and bad asthma, so it'll have to wait until she goes to her parents again or all the windows can be open for a few days and nights.

My wife says I never finish anyth

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I have to clean clean my workshop tomorrow.. My angle grinder holder did finish..

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I started this John Bellamy Eagle a few years ago and it slowly

fell to the rear of the herd. did a little more of it last year and

had to take another detour. (actually, too lazy to sharpen the

appropriate gouges & knives to carve it correctly).

so when the House Arrest started yesterday, I sharpened just

the tools that I need to at least get a grip on it.

it is 28" wide and will be of a military theme.

more photos next week. I'm also painting my old aluminum boat.

and when the eagle gets old, I will be making wooden slat seats

for the boat made out of cypress.

13 days to go on the quarantine !!

be safe people.

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Good job sir.. I like it.. Is she a sailboat?

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thanks faith michel.
no, not a sailboat. we call it a Jon Boat. just a small 14' aluminum
boat with outboard motor for family fun. not really made for fishing.

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I'm going to frame a temporary wall to divide a room in our house so my college daughter has a room to herself. It'll be anchored to the walls and ceiling (I'll have to go into the crawl space above and screw in an extra ceiling joist). It will friction-fit at the floor so as not to screw into the hardwood. Believe it or not, this is a common modification.

We'll take it down in a few months.

One hitch in the plan is that our county is now under a stay-at-home order, and I'm not entirely comfortable with going out to the Big Box store to buy 'non-essential' items. Although when I called the store the guy said they were still making deliveries, and I'm pretty sure making modifications to living conditions would be considered a legitimate reason to go shopping.
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