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    Well, I went with the barn wood. Still working on...

    Well, I went with the barn wood. Still working on it:

    https://instagram.com/p/B4NnaEXJ1Hm/media/?size=l

    I don't suppose there is a way to preserve the brown color?
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    Will ask if they treat the wood, they store it...

    Will ask if they treat the wood, they store it "indoors" but I don't know if they do any heat treatment, etc...

    Thanks! The interior is much nicer - white pine timberframe:
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    Thanks for the tips - will look at some Hardie...

    Thanks for the tips - will look at some Hardie this weekend. I have a finish nailer and stainless nails - but I also have some trim head stainless left over. Not necessarily hardie-specific, so might...
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    I should check into this - I only need about 26...

    I should check into this - I only need about 26 square feet.

    I've never worked with Hardy - but I have worked with Boral. Is Hardy board "fragile"? I found Boral to be crumbly.
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    What would you suggest I look into? I've read a...

    What would you suggest I look into? I've read a few guides on how to use composite wood in this sort of application (interestingly enough, they want an air gap in the back). But, I built a trex...
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    Is my rendering showing up? There should be two...

    Is my rendering showing up? There should be two photos in the previous post, and one computer render.

    Anyhow, I'm going to apply Ice+Water to the plywood around the door. This will create a...
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    My photo didn't post, attaching again. Sometime...

    My photo didn't post, attaching again. Sometime in the future the entrance will have an awning roof over it, but for now it will not. I would always appreciate some advice on that part (and will post...
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    Exterior wood wall - siding ideas?

    I'm finishing up my barn project, and decided to put a wood surround around the side entrance. The main siding is a blue steel siding, board and batten.

    I've attached a simplified rendering -...
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    Oh, and the cabinet had been in storage for...

    Oh, and the cabinet had been in storage for several months after repairing the base, I just recently set it up as a specialized tool storage unit.
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    So a final update... After repairing the base,...

    So a final update...

    After repairing the base, I found that all of the doors were sticking/binding. I inspected each section and did two things:

    1) sanded the metal runners at the top - though...
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    Fabrication and Shop Techniques Thanks! Or rather, should thank the CNC :P In...

    Thanks! Or rather, should thank the CNC :P In order to ensure the inner cylinder was hidden I milled a bigger opening, which really helped a lot. I did file and polish away at them quite a bit.

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    Fabrication and Shop Techniques And done*! 398835 Rotation: 398836 ...

    And done*!

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    Rotation:

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    Overall I'm happy. I think a more meticulous me would have spent more time grinding and polishing each to a scratch-free existence... but from afar they...
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    Fabrication and Shop Techniques More or less done - everything is polished (went...

    More or less done - everything is polished (went to the local jewelry tool supply store and picked up some compound/wheels) and lacquered. Waiting five days for that to dry/cure before epoxying the...
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    Fabrication and Shop Techniques Iíve been using my cell phone, but have a nice...

    Iíve been using my cell phone, but have a nice camera and lenses (including a macro) that Iíll use for final pictures.

    As for the color of the solder - it remains silver. It melts low enough for...
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    Fabrication and Shop Techniques Well, dapping/doming went well, as did the...

    Well, dapping/doming went well, as did the soldering. I used Tix "silver" solder with a butane pastry torch.

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    So... I'm not a jeweler, but from what I've been reading heating brass brings...
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    Fabrication and Shop Techniques Making progress! My productivity took a halt as I...

    Making progress! My productivity took a halt as I tried to work out the best way to proceed. For such a tiny project, you'd think I'd have this done by now...

    1) Switching to a ball-nosed mill...
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    Fabrication and Shop Techniques It worked! Though... horrible chatter part of the...

    It worked! Though... horrible chatter part of the way through the tube:

    Jig:

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    "Finished":

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    Fabrication and Shop Techniques I 3D printed a guide block to hold two tubes,...

    I 3D printed a guide block to hold two tubes, will run them off today and post results. I don't have any wax or cerometal, but like the idea of filling the tubes if this doesn't work out.
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    Fabrication and Shop Techniques They don't have a name per-se, but could be...

    They don't have a name per-se, but could be considered a "pocket shrine" or "french pocket shrine". General google searches should turn up things like:
    ...
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    Fabrication and Shop Techniques Here's a preview of the final product - I've...

    Here's a preview of the final product - I've already made the bases, caps will be hammered on a dapping block:

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    Fabrication and Shop Techniques Cool! This gives me some hope. I did an initial...

    Cool! This gives me some hope. I did an initial test with a small CNC on some flat brass stock (endcaps). Worked like a charm. I'm going to 3D print a jig to hold the tubes in position on the bed,...
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    Fabrication and Shop Techniques Size - small. 1/2" diameter MAX, hobby-sized...

    Size - small. 1/2" diameter MAX, hobby-sized brass tube.

    If I went with flat stock, I could certainly CNC the shape out - but would have to figure out how to roll it (dapping set? I've seen some...
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    Fabrication and Shop Techniques One other thing - this example may have been made...

    One other thing - this example may have been made with flat sheet that would then have been rolled. However, I've seen others online that use spent bullet casings, so I'm guessing there is a way to...
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    Fabrication and Shop Techniques Cutting shape out of tube stock

    I'm trying to figure out how to cut a shaped hole in brass tubing like this:

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    I'm guessing I can just dremel it - but the dremel will only be able to do so much. Also, I'll probably use...
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    So - the grain should be horizontal?

    So - the grain should be horizontal?
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