I know my videos are not very much in length or production value, but I am still learning. I like keeping them kind of short.
I went out today with Sally and did a bit of shopping. One of the things I bought was
I will be keeping the old B&D but this one is easier to adjust for height and angle. It was on sale and I ended up paying about $68 with tax. I couldn't say no.
Yesterdays work included cutting the 10' 6 x 6 in half in order to make pieces to lengthen the 16' ones to 20'. I did this by cutting 1/2 lap joints with the old circular saw and the reciprocating saw. Not the best cut joinery ever. I coated the raw wood with end cut preservative and fastened the joinery with 1/2" x 5" galvanized lag screws. The wood is pressure treated and requires an ACQ rated fastener. I also added PL Premium construction glue to the joints. These things will not be coming apart. I have used PL to hold a concrete base of a fountain together.
I have said for a quite a while now that I can still do a good days work, it just takes me a week to do it.
I have Sally's camera charging, and some more half laps to cut. I am hoping to make a video of cutting the joints with the machines, vs cutting them with the hand saws. I did have to clean up the joints I made with a chisel and plane a lot because of how bad the cuts come out with a reciprocating saw, so it may turn out easier to do them with hand tools if they go together right off the saw.
So, until next time
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