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Posted: 03/22/19 09:34pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

twichers wrote:

Might be way off-base but you might want to look into what is used in safes...




Will do, thanks for the suggestion! [emoticon]


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Posted: 03/22/19 09:41pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Some days, when all the stars aligned, the planets are aligned, and nobody passes gas up the street, everything just comes together, works like a champ, and the round peg fits in the round hole.

Today, somebody farted up the street.

Yup, didn't work! Lol.

Let me 'splain it to ya. (If ya don't know what 'splainin is, ya need to watch a few shows of Lucy).

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Posted: 03/22/19 09:47pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

You remember th old saying, "measure twice, cut once"? Well I did that today, and still cut it wrong. Duh! Lol.

I had 2 pieces of steel that I needed to cut, so I measured them, marked them and then cut them to length. I measured both twice before marking where I needed to cut them, and then proceeded to cut them both.

I took them inside, put the first one in place, and it looked good.

I took the second, went to put it into place, and it didn't fit! Say what? I measured twice.

The fortunate thing in this situation was - I cut it long, not short.

Evidently, after measuring and marking both pieces, on the one piece, there must have been a mark that I mistakenly took as the mark I put on there, and cut it to that length, but it was wrong. Oops.

This is the piece I cut.



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Posted: 03/22/19 09:50pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Taking a second look at the piece, I discovered the original mark I put on the steel, so I marked it piece on all 4 sides and then proceeded to cut it to the correct length.

Where I was supposed to cut it is shown in this pic. Duh. In my defense, I only had a tiny mark on the steel when I marked it wrongly.



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So, I finally did get it cut correctly, and it fits like a glove, as they say. Don't know who "they" are, but it does fit.

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Posted: 03/22/19 09:53pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My original plan was to do some painting, but the weather had other plans. It looked like it would be nice, and it was, and suddenly changed to sprinkles, then sun, then sprinkles mixed with snow flakes.

I eventually gave up, and decided to do some other work instead of trying to paint. Maybe tomorrow.

That's it for tonight. As you can see, everything doesn't always go according to plan, but it is still moving forward, and that's a good thing.

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Posted: 03/23/19 08:47am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Isn't it fun to watch somebody else screw up? Lol!

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fulltimin wrote:

Isn't it fun to watch somebody else screw up? Lol!


Yup. Falls in the same category as “I cut it twice and it’s still too short!”


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nohurry wrote:

fulltimin wrote:

Isn't it fun to watch somebody else screw up? Lol!


Yup. Falls in the same category as “I cut it twice and it’s still too short!”



Yea. This was fortunate that I cut once and it was too long. Usually not the case.

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Well, apparently, nobody farted up the street today. Lol. While I would have been happy to get even more work done, I at least did get some done. That's at least a step in the right direction.

I finished fitting a couple of pieces of steel that I want to weld into place before putting these pieces of plywood where they belong, next to the pilot and copilot seats. Didn't take any pictures of those yet.

I also got some painting done with Por 15 on the plywood that I plan on putting along the seats. Yee Haw!

First up is a couple of pieces of plywood which are small pieces that will finish the front areas next to the seats. I painted the edges of them which were exposed after cutting them to size.



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Second was to paint the plywood that will go on the passenger side next to the copilots seat.



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