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Old 03-19-2020, 06:59 PM   #601
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My old 66 Trade Wind had the world's worse toilet. A porcelain bowl and a steel slide valve housing with a crazy actuator. The thing was heavy. Mine was leaking and rotted out the subfloor. I was very glad to get rid of that thing and replace it with a light weight 5 gallon pail. I put a sack of cat litter in it and called it a composting toilet. Hey, it fit the budget.

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Old 03-22-2020, 08:54 AM   #602
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Our old toilet looked the same. That actuator spring was scary, triggering fearful memories of the mayhem that lurks in strut springs.



On another note, yesterday was devoted to a vent cover and cutting out a hole for the bathroom sink. The counter top will be laminated with bright white formica, a testament to my sore lack of ingenuity. The space between the vent cover and the street side wall will be filled by a towel rack. A test run of the LED lights on the bottom and top of the medicine cabinet confirmed my bright idea to install them for their indirect lighting effects. Now I just have to find a creative way to hide their 12v wires running to the electrical panel a few feet away. Who could have envisioned that medicine cabinet lighting in the early stages and run wires behind the wall? Obviously not me.
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Old 03-24-2020, 05:48 PM   #603
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I've disassembled struts before. If that spring gets away, mayham does happen. Same with garage door springs. Stored energy is dangerous to the inexperienced like me.

Your vanity cabinet, medicine cabinet look awesome. You have class woodworking skills.

Nice weather here, keep the project going. No goofing off. At least our trailers aren't virus contagious.

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Old 03-25-2020, 07:20 PM   #604
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Thanks for the kind words, David. Actually, I've never made cabinets before, but I kind of enjoy trying, even though an orthodox cabinet maker would surely smile at my amateurish attempts, as well as the time it takes accomplish them. The weather here was nice today, but all I managed to do was clean out a bunch of clutter and make a bathroom towel rack. I ripped a couple of 20" 1x2 mahogany boards, drilled out some 1/2" deep 3/4" holes in them and stuck a couple of 3/4" aluminum tubes in between them. The drill press came in handy for this. Now that vent cover does not look so awkwardly out of place.
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Looking good slats!
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Old 03-28-2020, 06:43 PM   #606
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I agree with ttbikes: Looking good. Hey, what tool did you use to make a flat bottomed hole for your towel bars? End mill?

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Dale and Terry get a '66 Tradewind

Probably a “forstner bit”. Makes a very precise flat bottomed hole, best used in a drill press. Has a small pilot point and flat cutting blades. Big box home improvement stores stock them.
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That is exactly the kind of bit I used in my cheap Harbor Freight drill press. I just set the stop at 1/2" and drilled away.
Yesterday I added some aluminum corner molding to the plumbing vent cover, with which I seem to have become obsessed. I do like the way it carries on with the aluminum towel bar theme. I also like the light produced by the LED bars above and below the medicine cabinet.
A start was made on roughing in the plumbing wall for the shower tub, the end of the line for the Pex.
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Pro level work, Dale! Looks great.
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Thanks, Brian. Your compliments are directly deposited to the memory bank.
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