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Worked on the doors today, but had to clean up the shop and clear off the workbench first. Got the outside edges done and ply on top. Then put the hinges on the doors. Forgot how much I enjoy using hand tools. Couldn't find my mortising bit, so I cut it out with a chisel. Took some extra time, but really a pleasure. Hinges are perfect! I'll get the doors hung on Tuesday, have to head to San Diego tomorrow.

I haven't connected the DC yet, have to move everything out of that breezeway to get the linoleum down first. Last bit will be cutting the return air port and installing the grilles. Going slow, lots of distractions, but at least I got the tools back in place.

Pix of SDD mounted on drum in breezeway and pix of the door frame before covering with 1/4 ply, assembled with pocket screws.
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Got a door up today. Found out just how far out the door jamb on one side is. Will have to loosen and square it up. Slowly coming along.
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Putting on square and plumb doors is showing all the irregularities in the walls, roof and floor of the breezeway. Used up a package of shims already, need to get another pack to do the second door. Ordered a half inch mortising bit (Yonoco) with a quarter inch shank to install hinges. Much easier than chiseling it out. Off to HD yet again.

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Looking good Tom. I finally opt for the 4” version with the smaller barrel. Works like a charm. Also spent about an hour cleaning the Wyn canister.
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Looking good Tom. I finally opt for the 4” version with the smaller barrel. Works like a charm. Also spent about an hour cleaning the Wyn canister.
I can imagine it would. If you wished to have a larger drum, you could probably use some ply to adapt the smaller lid to a larger one.

Managed to get the second door installed. Fiddling with my third pack of wedges to align the jambs. Installing some stops tomorrow, then some decorative trim. Realized I probably need to have some kind of a light in there too, maybe solar LED with motion detection.

Really tired today. Lots of odd twisting and turning in the confined space today. Have to remove the DC equipment to lay in linoleum and seal off the air leaks. Once that's done, I can install the SDD and Harbor Freight DC unit. My shop is full of sawdust right now, so the DC will get a real workout cleaning all that up.

I think I should work out the air return so I have the option to try again. The vent will come in around the same height as the wiring. My plugs are set at 4 feet. Thinking out loud.

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Dang, one of the doors just doesn't line up with the jamb--half an inch gap on top. Something's off. Investigate and fix today before my energy runs out.

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Good luck with the door and jamb Tom. Those used to drive me crazy.
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Good luck with the door and jamb Tom. Those used to drive me crazy.
What's funny is that I am really good at putting in doors. Learned in my early teens spending summers with a finish carpenter. But the breezeway has such crazy angles, what I thought was plumb, isn't. That's why we have crowbars. I think the problem is at the top of the frame. Got to get a fairly tight seal.

This is turning into a busy week and the project is probably going on hold or will inch along this week.

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What's funny is that I am really good at putting in doors. Learned in my early teens spending summers with a finish carpenter. But the breezeway has such crazy angles, what I thought was plumb, isn't. That's why we have crowbars. I think the problem is at the top of the frame. Got to get a fairly tight seal.

This is turning into a busy week and the project is probably going on hold or will inch along this week.
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In the process of remodeling a lot of older houses we became very familiar with “ unplumbness and unsquareness “ to coin a couple of words. Like you, I spent time with skilled finish carpenters and soon learned the easier routes to solving those problems. As for “ crowbars” I recall once using a pair of 24” pipe wrenches to take the twist out of a stringer. Problem solving can be fun.
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Fun! Well, I am having fun with this project. I really like problem solving. I'm going to adjust the frame to the door. The door IS square. Thus, the crow bar.

Jon, sounds like you have a lot of experience making sawdust and bent nails?

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