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Online Alex

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Re: Alex's Major Home Improvement Thread
« Reply #180 on: February 14, 2021, 05:30 PM »
I also enjoy your dumpster diving adventures-probably because I have done the same.

Scavenging, recycling, repurposing ... yes.  [smile] Dumpster diving ... no. We don't even have dumpsters here anymore. Normal garbage goes into big underground containers you can't access. And for big garbage like this you make an appointment with the city recycle company and they come pick it up. This time I just recycled it before they did. It is amazing how with a few tools you can make old stuff new again.

and making very good use of the lockdown. 

Gotta do something, and it's the only thing I can do right now.

But, hrm.. your sanders are dusty [scared] [tongue]

It's what they do ... make dust. And they're all close to 15 years old by now. All that dust is like a medal for their accomplishments.

A knight in shining armour .... it is shining because he never did battle.

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Online Alex

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Re: Alex's Major Home Improvement Thread
« Reply #181 on: February 14, 2021, 06:06 PM »
Front window primed.



And the door.



Have to fix a miter like this.  [huh]



Time to make all the plinths white too. Got a bit industrial here. A painting station and a storage area.












Offline Bob D.

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Re: Alex's Major Home Improvement Thread
« Reply #182 on: February 14, 2021, 09:05 PM »
That's man glitter, not dust.  [big grin]
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Offline Imemiter

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Re: Alex's Major Home Improvement Thread - DS 400 Sucked to the ceiling.
« Reply #183 on: February 14, 2021, 10:30 PM »
By the way, I was sanding in the living room today with 180 grit paper on the DS 400, and an odd effect occured. Made a video of it. Shows why it is important that you can dial the suction of your vac down.

I am just holding the hose to prevent it from wandering off, the sander is stuck to the ceiling all by itself.



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Online Alex

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Re: Alex's Major Home Improvement Thread - DS 400 Sucked to the ceiling.
« Reply #184 on: February 15, 2021, 01:09 AM »
Is there anything the DTS 400 can't do?

Iron your clothes?

Offline FestitaMakool

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Re: Alex's Major Home Improvement Thread
« Reply #185 on: February 16, 2021, 03:57 PM »
Alex, in the army we polish our boots, every day, even more than once a day - and we proudly force our boot trough snow, slushy snow, sand, soil, mud, water... then we polish again.

Imagine, your sanders, reaching for them in their cosy home in each systainer.. 15 years, still looking good after countless hours of hard work, scratches are memories [wink]  [big grin] [big grin]

- Will you do the windows in gloss finish?
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Online Alex

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Re: Alex's Major Home Improvement Thread
« Reply #186 on: February 16, 2021, 04:09 PM »
Alex, in the army we polish our boots, every day, even more than once a day - and we proudly force our boot trough snow, slushy snow, sand, soil, mud, water... then we polish again.

Like I said ... knights in shining armour never seen battle. Please show me your boots after 15 months of heavy shelling in the trenches.  [tongue]

Imagine, your sanders, reaching for them in their cosy home in each systainer.. 15 years, still looking good after countless hours of hard work, scratches are memories [wink]  [big grin] [big grin]

I don't have to imagine, that's exactly how it is now. They simply look dashing. [cool]

- Will you do the windows in gloss finish?

Yes.

Offline FestitaMakool

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Re: Alex's Major Home Improvement Thread
« Reply #187 on: February 16, 2021, 04:58 PM »
Haha, good Alex - Well, I like shiny paint, even that applied with a brush. Keeps the man in charge of preparation on his toes [big grin]
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