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We have a lot of bats in MT, I'm not sure where they go during the day but at night they fly around our porch, never really bother us at all. I love them so I bought a bat house off Amazon that houses up to 300 bats. They're not that big at all and they seem fairly straightforward construction wise. The instructions say to face the house where it will get the majority of sun from early am to mid afternoon.
I got 3 mosquito bites just tonight so I'm going build one ASP.

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Started putting corrugated metal roofing on my new garden shed, but then realized that I may have a problem. I really didnít care about the shed being square because the roof was going to overhang and think it would show. Now I see that I donít have a square reference point to start my panels.

This happened to me 48 years ago on a 30í x 100í steel prefab building. It was just a little out of square, but the front roof edge looked like saw teeth and I had to cut the roof panels so it looked straight. So now Iím trying to set up a string line or something to use as my squared straight edge.

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Helped build a custom cabinet for my daughter with help from her boyfriend. It would probably have been faster alone but they learned a lot.
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I finished building cabinets for my garage.

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I got 3 mosquito bites just tonight so I'm going build one ASP.

I have made many for people, just keep in mind it may take years before the bats find them.
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I have made many for people, just keep in mind it may take years before the bats find them.
I'm all for the bats. Wife and I went to an outdoor film festival in North Carolina a couple of years ago. They had some huge bat boxes near the roof of their building, maybe 20 feet up. When the sun set the bats came pouring out like a cloud! The announcer stated that there wasn't a mosquito for at least a mile around. We all sat on the grass, watching the films, till about 1am. Not a Skeeter bite on anyone.

Any how, I ain't been on here in awhile. I started building a wood strip canoe January 1stbuilt my strong back. I used as scrap and refurbished material I could to keep the cost down. I am using saw mill, air dried and local wood. Planed the boards and cut the strips. 1/4 inch thick by 3/4 wide by however long I can get them, which was anywhere from 4' to 9' long.cut out my formsand started strippingmore strippingmore strippinggot it closed uplots of glue scraping, hand planing and sanding. I forgot to mention I did bead and cove each strip. I have some areas to fill and then finish sand before epoxy and fiberglassing. But first I need to finish a display cabinet for my wife.
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Today I got to hear my 1988 Jeep Cherokee run for the first time in two years. Hope to have it back on the road soon. I cleaned up the shop and didn't have enough sawdust to put on the power steering fluid drips on the floor...


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I'm all for the bats. Wife and I went to an outdoor film festival in North Carolina a couple of years ago. They had some huge bat boxes near the roof of their building, maybe 20 feet up. When the sun set the bats came pouring out like a cloud! The announcer stated that there wasn't a mosquito for at least a mile around. We all sat on the grass, watching the films, till about 1am. Not a Skeeter bite on anyone.

Any how, I ain't been on here in awhile. I started building a wood strip canoe January 1stbuilt my strong back. I used as scrap and refurbished material I could to keep the cost down. I am using saw mill, air dried and local wood. Planed the boards and cut the strips. 1/4 inch thick by 3/4 wide by however long I can get them, which was anywhere from 4' to 9' long.cut out my formsand started strippingmore strippingmore strippinggot it closed uplots of glue scraping, hand planing and sanding. I forgot to mention I did bead and cove each strip. I have some areas to fill and then finish sand before epoxy and fiberglassing. But first I need to finish a display cabinet for my wife.
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That is beautiful, great job
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Thank you Referred. Hoping to glass the outside of hull next week. Never done that before, so I'm a little hesitant.
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Maple Resaw

A friend at work cut down a big ole Maple tree and he asked if I wanted some of the limb logs. Sure. So I picked up 3 of them this Saturday morning and then resawed them over the holiday weekend. My son came in to town and gave me a hand on the resaw. It was a fun project. I spent Monday cleaning up and making firewood and stickering. Just need to dip the ends of the boards in parfin wax and sticker and then store it out in the shed for a year. The resaw table is winch and weight sled pulled. I have 4 pallets of 4' long lumber of oak, walnut, cedar and now maple. 2 of the pallets have air dried enough now. Can pull the stickers and stack it now.
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That is beautiful, great job
Stupid spell check. Thanks for compliments Redeared.
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Final coat of poly on this, and loaded it up. Now I can move on to warm weather sports...
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That's really heavy ...
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