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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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Here is a name plaque, a small "extra" birthday gift for one of the young people in our family.

The board came from a disassembled oak table. They kept the top but gave me the rest to harvest the wood, so I thought it would nice to return part of it. I did the letter cuts using a Rockler "State Park" sign kit with a compact router. The edging is "classic Roman ogee." The rear slot was made with a 3/8 inch hanging slot router bit on the router table. Having made a few slots with a single plunge hole in the past, I decided this time to try a double hole. The double hole may be more convenient and less confusing. It took two plunges.

Spouse did the painting and final finishing. Pink is the recipient's favorite color, and the gray wash matches their "country/rustic" room decor. The plastic bag has two different screws and a nail to offer a choice and make it convenient for their mom to help hang it.
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Here is a red oak shelf, designed to match an existing shelf from the 1970s, which Spouse owned before I met her. This shelf is a scaled down version of the original, made by request from Spouse.

Decades ago, red oak was the cheapest hardwood available. It was all that us poor students could afford. We would pool our funds, order a huge truckload of boards, get it dumped on the driveway, and divide the boards among us. I don't remember how many truckloads we bought during those years. I was so burned out on red oak. This shelf came from the first red oak board I have bought in many decades. I enjoyed it, mostly. The shelf had some interesting twists and curls in the grain, not shown.

The corbels were rough cut using a bandsaw, then trimmed to shape with a top/bottom bearing router bit. I made a pattern from 1/4 inch MDF. I forget which bearing I used. I used a 1/8 inch roundover bit on the corbels, like the original shelf. The edging on the shelf and bottom board is "classic Roman ogee", a close match to the original shelf.

I glued only the back of the shelf to the bottom board and the back of the corbels. Unlike the original, the rest of the shelf is not glued to the front of the corbels. It was my idea to allow for wood movement. I have not seen that done before, so we shall see if it works.
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Sometimes cutting red oak smells like dog poop. Other than that, it is a good value. easy to work with. A blind man can edge 2 boards together and they will look like one. Great grain matching ability. I like to make furnitiure with contrasting wood. My favorite is padauk tops and drawer fronts with red oak apron and legs. I have sold tons of that
Red oak also works great with walnut.
Some people like a black lacquer table or desk with the grain showing through.
The pores are deep enough that if you use a paste wood grain filler (not the normal wood filler) of a different color, it changes the whole appearance.

BTW, GREAT job on the shelf.
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I have been on a box joint binge this past week. Made 3 more sets last night. I can cut 24 of these box sides at one time. They are just 1/4" but it's doing what I wanted it to do. Moving on to some solid woods soon. I need to get some of the air drying walnut out of the shed and resaw it down to 3/8" first!

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