Thursday, November 08, 2018

Box Van's Cabinets

5:57 am:
This is the drawing that I have prepared for Box Van's first cabinet. I have not made the list of materials yet. I'll do that later today and update the drawing.





2:13 pm:
I changed from 1/2" thick to 3/4" boards because there is hardly any of the 1/2" in stock. My choice of 1/2" is arbitrary anyway.

I also changed the material for the drawer's bottoms from plywood to fiberboard because the plywood was in such miserable shape.

It was necessary to cut down the fiberboard to it's specified dimension [18"] before moving it inside Box Van. A 4' x 8' sheet takes too much space!

Fiberboard bottom material leaning on the roll-up door.


5:32 pm:
There is now a pile of backs, fronts, right and left sides ready for assembly.

I spent about two hours in order to figure out how to adjust the laser beam before I was able to commence sawing! It turned out that I was looking on the wrong side of the saw for the adjusting screw!

The Ryobi video showed the screw to be on the right side. But our Ryobi has the laser adjustment on the left side! Go figure!

I just have to hang in there in order to make progress!

Drawer parts ready for assembly.




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12 comments:

  1. I know you like playing with the old-school ways but
    If you look through Google or Apple play you'll find a lot of FREE sketch up's and or 3-D CAD
    You could uploadit on your computer or your iPhone
    No eraser needed

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    1. Ed,

      I like old-school ways because I am old-school.

      I started kindergarten in 1942.


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  2. George started kindergarten a year before me! He must be really old.😁😁. Wooden blocks were a big deal. Can't remember much else, except covering windows at might and a pail of sand in several places to put out fires. I lived at 5101 61st st. Long Island... we all had to memorize our address in case war came..... old memories.

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    1. Ernie,

      I remember:
      ➜ Building a 6'tall kite made from bamboo that grew around my East Los Angeles neighborhood.
      ➜ I remember loquat trees which grew wild around my home and bore deliciousluy sweet fruit.
      ➜ I remember going up the hill to search for trap door spiders. The City Hall of Los Angeles was visible from up there.
      ➜ My Mother did not need to walk me to City Terrace Grammar School because it was safe for children to walk to school.

      George

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  3. 1️⃣9️⃣4️⃣2️⃣ wow thats ⌛️. would you like to be called old. antique. vintage. or nostalgia

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    1. Ed,

      Yes! I am sooooo old!

      But I am still going pedal-to-the-metal down life's highway!

      When my last moment on Earth arrives, I pray to be found slumped over Box Van's steering wheel. A blissful smile on my face!

      George

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  4. People 80 to 110 give me hope for my future. I have a brother who will be 80 in a few months. I am looking forward to what's to come thanks to people like you George!

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    1. Hi LBM,

      It gave me pleasure to read this comment of yours!

      Thank you,
      George


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  5. For your fans George... at age 80 I ride a Trek bike usually 3 - 5 days a week...about 3 to 5 miles. Right now we are at Disney in our 40ft diesel class A rv. I carry 2 Golden Buzzaround EX scooters in my Silverado toad. We have FL weekday passes to Disney... we go M-F this week and M & Tu next week. Yes, slightly swollen ankles at night, but we recover on Sat & Sun. No sense slowing down too much. We use the scooters in Disney: Epcot, Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom our favorites. 122,000 miles on RV.
    George is my hero! Shows us all we can do whatever we think we can do.

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    1. Hi Ernie,

      You have long been a big support for me! I appreciate that support sooooo much!

      Your pal,
      George


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  6. George, could you consider sightly altering your imagination of your last moments. Taking your last breath while behind the steering wheel could also imply another accident. You were lucky last time and it didn't involve crossing center lines or impacting other drivers and their families. Not that we have any power over these things but going in my sleep just seems safer for those around me......

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    1. Christine,

      I don't get it? 😙

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