Vertigotech router – Controlling noise and dust

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Routers are painfully noisy and throw dust everywhere. If I wanted that, I’d go to Burning Man (again). So: Step 1 – Dust Shoe Vertigo do a dust shoe to stop chips flying everywhere. They were kind enough to give this to me for free, as the magnets aren’t perfectly aligned, but it still grips …

New workbench

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From wood left over from the house build, bolted to wall and floor, and flat and level. Possibly making the top from three layers of 18 mm ply is overkill. Possibly not.

This weekend, I will mostly be sanding this piece of wood

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Yeah, and next weekend too.

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You know it’s been a good weekend when you have to clean the van out with a shovel. Thanks to Joel, Wendy, Polly, Tommy, Thomas, Jodi, Will, Mike, Johanna, Walter, and Annabel. And thanks especially to Cliff and Mighty Mouse the tractor. And as well as wood hauling, there was laying of dance floors, rigging …

Wood hauling day on the 12th

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Okay, as everyone seemed to a) get plenty of wood, and b) enjoy themselves, there’ll be another wood hauling day planned in for Sunday, the 12th of this month. Now that we’ve got a system sorted, I think we can get even more wood out of the gulley. Cliff the builder will be bringing the …

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That was such an awesome weekend. Thanks and hugs to all involved.

Wood!

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Thanks to Thomas, Kim, Will, Joel, Yvette, Yvette’s mate, Jen, E, Mike, Jodi, Polly, Wendy, Tommy, Rhiannon & Sasha for coming and taking away some of our wood. I think we managed to fill three trailers, four cars, and two vans. Also, no injuries and the only breakages were two $10 ratchet straps, which can …

Onwards!

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We’re still on. Weather is a tad chilly, but the site is comfortably sheltered from the wind. You may wish to bring warm clothes for when you’re standing around drinking tea.

Prep for wood hauling

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I think I’ve everything ready for hauling firewood on sunday. See you all at 10 am*. Please bring barrows, axes, possibly a chainsaw if you’ve got one, safety equipment and mugs for tea. I’d been pfaffing about with sub-millimetre engineering for too long. It was time to get some inch thick bars of steel (thanks, …

Free firewood

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OMFG we’ve got so much firewood. It’s seventy-year old pine and macrocarpa, you can’t buy wood like this. It burns beautifully, splits easily and we want to give it away for free. This sunday, the 22nd, we’ll be up at the section in Brooklyn, trying to get rid of as much as we can. Come …

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The amount we’ve done at the section deserves a proper post. So instead, here’s a pic of a very tiny tatjna and a very large wood pile.

House progress

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After three years, we’re finally starting on the house, though by “house” I mean section, and by “starting” I mean moving stuff so that we can start, at some point, in the future. But hey, progress! With gratefully received assistance from Trevor and Daniel, I’ve been sorting out the wood in the gulley, and by …