My Battery / Tongue Box - Build Progress Added

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My Battery / Tongue Box - Build Progress Added

Postby Mary K » Mon Oct 16, 2006 10:06 am

I am building a battery box using the scrap leftover from my floor. As usual, I am waiting for payday to get started on the sides walls, but in the mean time I am getting some practice with my skill saw and other tools for the main build.

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Not to shabby, but not perfect, for only my third time with a skill saw AND making 45 degree cuts to boot... (lots-o-wood filler) :thumbsup:

I will post pics when I get'er done!!

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Postby forestfrog » Mon Oct 16, 2006 10:14 am

Wow, great job!! :thumbsup: :applause: :thumbsup:
Those are some clean cuts/joins. I wish I were that handy with a saw, I've used almost as much wood filler as real wood, LOL!
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Postby Mary K » Mon Oct 16, 2006 10:33 am

Thank you Kristi!!

Oh, looks can bee deceiving!!!! :)

Its called wood filler and a belt sander!!! Thanks goodness for Belt sanders!!!

If dont ya have one...get one!!

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Postby b.bodemer » Mon Oct 16, 2006 10:57 am

Nice work MK. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Postby Classic Finn » Mon Oct 16, 2006 1:23 pm

Nice work there Mary K... :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

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Postby Ira » Mon Oct 16, 2006 1:33 pm

You wanna drop dead? VERY nice!

How are you gonna finish her off? Matching the TD skin?
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Postby Mary K » Mon Oct 16, 2006 1:51 pm

Ira wrote:You wanna drop dead? VERY nice!

How are you gonna finish her off? Matching the TD skin?



Ira, Thanks!! I know that's a compliment coming from you!!! ;)
I think I just got lucky, really. I'm using up my beginners luck now, so when I do get to building on the TD I'll screw it all up I'm sure. :lol:

If I can get the lid on right, I'm just going to seal it with exterior primer paint and then spray paint it glossy black to match the trailer. Honestly, I expect to be replacing it in the future. I wanted a curved top box, like you see on some, but that was over my head...for now.


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Postby SkipperSue » Mon Oct 16, 2006 3:30 pm

Looks good to me too. :thumbsup:
I've been thinking about you today Mary, I don't know why but I've been thinking about "Pootiehoe" :lol: :lol:
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Postby tonyj » Mon Oct 16, 2006 3:53 pm

Loking very good. Filler and sanders are a woodworker's best friend. In fact, we are not so much woodworkers as we are wood sanders.

By the way, if a flaw doesn't show itself in a picture, or in person from 4 feet away, you get to call the work craftsmanship. Good work Mary K(raftsman).
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Postby Mary K » Mon Oct 16, 2006 4:42 pm

SkipperSue wrote:Looks good to me too. :thumbsup:
I've been thinking about you today Mary, I don't know why but I've been thinking about "Pootiehoe" :lol: :lol:


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tonyj wrote:Loking very good. Filler and sanders are a woodworker's best friend. In fact, we are not so much woodworkers as we are wood sanders.

By the way, if a flaw doesn't show itself in a picture, or in person from 4 feet away, you get to call the work craftsmanship. Good work Mary K(raftsman).


Gosh, thank you Tony!!! :oops:

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Postby Miriam C. » Mon Oct 16, 2006 5:05 pm

:shock: And she mitered it. :o
Great job Mary. Time you get all this done you may decide to keep it.

Keep up the great work. :thumbsup:
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Postby Podunkfla » Mon Oct 16, 2006 5:32 pm

Very nice work there Mary K... looks beefy. How are you going to finish the outside?

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Postby Mary K » Mon Oct 16, 2006 9:56 pm

Miriam, Thank you! Thank you! :D

Brick, thank you too! Just going to seal it with primer, and paint with some glossy black spray paint, after I sand and sand and sand it!!

Sorry to hear of your woes, :( I hate it when something interferes with my treadrop time!!! I was outside just now working on the "box" and its all windy and rainy, and I hear this crrrrraaaaaack!!! Its half my beautiful river birch Its trunk is a V and one side of the V broke off :cry: :cry: :cry:

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Re: My Battery / Tongue Box

Postby Joanne » Mon Oct 16, 2006 10:20 pm

Lookin' good Mary! I get the feeling you have a nice trailer in your future. Filler putty and belt sanders are tools to be used! I can't wait to watch your build. :thumbsup:

Are those new sawhorses I see? Weren't you working on an old table before?

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Re: My Battery / Tongue Box

Postby Mary K » Tue Oct 17, 2006 9:48 am

Joanne wrote:Lookin' good Mary! I get the feeling you have a nice trailer in your future. Filler putty and belt sanders are tools to be used! I can't wait to watch your build. :thumbsup:

Are those new sawhorses I see? Weren't you working on an old table before?

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Thank you Joanne! :)

:thinking: The 2 SH are new, but I got them right before I started building. But I still have to use them an old ratty table for the big stuff. :o

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