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Crandell's (Selector's) New Layout Progress Thread

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Posted by Motley on Wednesday, January 18, 2012 12:27 PM

Oh oh Crandell's building a new layout? WOW!

I know you've been talking about it.

Me like the others are dying to see how this turns out.

Looking Good so far, keep up the great work!

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Posted by twhite on Wednesday, January 18, 2012 11:45 AM

This is a great idea.  When I saw the photo of the loft in WPF I just started drooling.  So I'm really looking forward to seeing the progress as this new layout develops (I was a huge fan of the old layout). 

I know what Crandell's talking about as far as the weather--that blizzard that's hitting him in BC right now is due to drop south and hit us down here in SunnyCal this evening for about 4 or 5 days, so it's going to be overcoat time in my garage for a while. 

At least your loft looks INSULATED, Crandell, LOL!  Stick out tongue

Can't wait to see the progress!

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Posted by BATMAN on Wednesday, January 18, 2012 11:39 AM

selector

 I had the place to myself (mwahahahaaa...!), and didn't have to watch endless reruns of HGTV's House Hunter series with her.

 

            Hey! Why don't you and Crandell start a support group?

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Posted by BATMAN on Wednesday, January 18, 2012 11:31 AM

selector

 

 I had the place to myself (mwahahahaaa...!), and didn't have to watch endless reruns of HGTV's House Hunter series with her.

Crandell

I thought I was the only male on the face of the planet that had to endure the agony of these shows. Until HGTV hit the airwaves, wives did not require new kitchens and bathrooms every six months.Mischief

Nice room Crandell. I am imagining that Selkirk plying its way around it now. The space appears to be about 25' x 12'. Am I close?

Like others I am looking forward to watching your progress. Hey maybe this should be on HGTV! I would certainly stop squirming and would sit down with a cuppa.Smile

Good Luck!

 

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Posted by tstage on Wednesday, January 18, 2012 10:48 AM

If you are needing to do that often, Crandell, I would take advantage of that.  It will give you a nice clean joint.

The other option is to make yourself a 16-degree jig out of a few scraps of wood and drywall screws.  Just make sure it clears the motor housing on the circular saw.  It works; it just takes a little more time. Big Smile

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Posted by selector on Wednesday, January 18, 2012 10:27 AM

Tom, yes I guess that's the right term, mightinger...mitily, metric,....miter.  Smile   The angle is 16 degrees, and I have to do it freehand with a circular saw.  My Dad has a chop saw with a mitering capability in his garage, I wonder if I should ask to use it.

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Posted by tstage on Wednesday, January 18, 2012 9:55 AM

Crandell,

Are you mitering the ends so that the fronts angle down and inward?  Or, is that just a distortion of the picture.

Ooooooooo...a new layout.  The suspension is killing me...Stick out tongue

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Posted by selector on Wednesday, January 18, 2012 9:42 AM

(Warning: whines to follow...)

1.  You guys are killing me!   Who could live up to such pressure and scrutiny? Embarrassed

2.  It is actually quite cold for the left coast, with temps around a bone shaking 27 degrees F!  It's even snowing, and I have to do all my cutting on the deck outside the sliding door.  If I had wanted to be a real construction worker, and not a soldier, I would have worked outdoors all my....wait, disregard that.

3.  My wife is home from her (too) short visit with her mother, during which I had the place to myself (mwahahahaaa...!), and didn't have to watch endless reruns of HGTV's House Hunter series with her.

3. Did I mention its darned cold out?   It is painful to handle a circular saw for any length of time out there.

4. I'm having second thoughts about using the loft.   This morning, three families of mice were pounding on the sliding door asking for their home back.  It was the little ones, you know...? Indifferent

Okay, okay, here is a first image.  I am not a carpenter or cabinet maker, so my work will be a little Huh?  This is an angled join.  I am flaring the main yard module by 6" at each end, and this was the second cut and screw.  The first was the 10 foot rear member joined to the cut side member which appears coming from left in this photo.

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Posted by saronaterry on Wednesday, January 18, 2012 9:24 AM

I'd enjoy it, also!

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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, January 18, 2012 8:24 AM

I was very much impressed by Crandell´s old layout and I am looking forward to see, how the new layout evolves.

Keep us posted, please.

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Posted by tstage on Wednesday, January 18, 2012 7:42 AM

I think that's a great idea, Mark..  I'm up for it, Crandell...Big Smile

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Crandell's (Selector's) New Layout Progress Thread
Posted by Pruitt on Wednesday, January 18, 2012 5:06 AM

For those who saw WPF for the weekend of 13-15 Jan (2012), you know that Selector is starting an ambitious new layout.

I thought I'd help him out by creating a thread where he can post progress reports to keep us all up to date. Gift

How 'bout it, Crandell? Ready to share? Angel

Mark B.

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