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Julie Mo

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  • Birthday 04/26/1951

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    Charlotte County Florida
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    Woodworking, guitar building, sailing, golf

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  1. Dishes. Windows. Vacuum. Laundry. And the list goes on...
  2. Finally finished the cockpit table. I was surprised to learn I had set it aside for almost a year! Trying to flatten the epoxy frustrated the enthusiasm out of me. My SO finally stepped in and did the flattening so I could finish. The hardware kit I bought even came with hooks to keep the table wings closed when in the stored vertical position I have to make a new pedestal cover before installing the table on the boat. We're researching materials and colors as we speak.
  3. We did peel and stick tiles in our basement in the last house. When the floor was poured, they laid visqueen down first but that often gets pinholes when the pressure of the concrete presses on the 3/4" limestone below. So you could say the floor is questionable when it comes to being sealed from moisture wicking up. IIRC, the tiles were installed in the early 1990s. And they were still there when we sold the house in 2015. The only tiles that came loose were the ones that had something heavy dropped on them, like my son's weights. I was really surprised how well they stayed down. If you decided to go this route, I'd seal the floor first. That should give the tiles a good surface to adhere to. But if there is any give to the floor, that could present some problems. BTW, when we were selling the house, a couple realtors suggested we replace those tiles. This picture will tell you why.
  4. I had a Craftsman 6" jointer for years. It had the power to handle whatever I threw at is as long as I adjusted the depth of cut accordingly. But after a while it became harder and harder to keep the table halves coplanar. I ended up giving the jointer away and bought a Lie-Nielsen #62 low angle jack plane. It changed my attitude toward woodworking. It made it much more enjoyable. While it takes longer, I get more satisfaction from the end result. (I also ended up buying more L-N planes, so you have to be careful going this route. It's addictive!)
  5. Varnishing, varnishing, varnishing! When will it ever end? Hopefully, soon. Now that the table is done, it's 34 year old washboards for the companionway and a folding cockpit table I made. The heat and humidity here have made this a very slow process.
  6. The last time I removed wallpaper was also the time I vowed never to put it up again.
  7. Remember the days when there was no left and right for science and medicine?
  8. Hank, The problem with laminate flooring is it requires conditions typically found indoors, particularly in the temperature range. So sitting on a floor that may be substantially colder than the air temperature could cause problems. Sheet vinyl would be a good choice. But you would need a glue unaffected by vapor or temperature swings. Exterior grade paint is always an option. You could insulate the base of the shed with foam boards typically used for the exterior of basement foundation walls. That would reduce the temperature swings which would help minimize moisture issues. If you were building new, you'd lay down insulating board and put a vapor barrier over that. But I think if you insulate around the perimeter of the base, that could work well enough. Julie BTW, SO is significant other
  9. So if your spouse or parents or children were killed by the virus, that is how you would react?
  10. You're doing a really nice job, Hank. So nice you may have to put in a Murphy bed because I don't see you wanting to leave for a while after it's done. As to the floor, is it well insulated? What about a vapor barrier? Is the plywood fir or SYP? My SO is in flooring and recommends wood planking.
  11. The fight to save lives has been ubiquitous throughout the history of mankind. I've never heard anyone say, "Well malaria kills a lot of people but a lot of people also survive." Nor have I heard that about any other disease, until this one. Why have we suddenly found it acceptable to diminish the death of another human being by making comparisons? Would you still be saying the same thing if your parents or spouse or kids died from this disease?
  12. This was the intended spot for the table, with a couple more chairs around it. The woods are exterior grade and the finish is boat brightwork 2-part poly. But now I'm having reservations about it being an outside table. Maybe just for when it's in use. Should have made it bigger, though. Social distancing and all.
  13. A lot of people look at the medical advice given like it was meant to protect them. When it's main focus is to slow the spread of the virus so the medical community can best treat those who contract it. When our hospitals and doctors are overloaded, deaths can be as much as 10 times higher. People who shun medical advice need to ask themselves, "Am I okay with possible hastening the demise of another human being?"
  14. How long would it take to sail from SW Florida to your house? We can start tomorrow. Maybe I can stop there on the way. Stock up on the rum, guys. It's a necessary element to making stuff.
  15. I work very hard at being lazy! But I think I finally got her done. Last coat of varnish went on today.

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