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    Thanksgiving day... Holy ! I was up from 11am yesterday till 8 this morning then I slept till 10. I have been cleaning my trainwreck of a room...

    We were supposed to have thanksgiving at my aunt's in Dallas, TX, but she just got outta chemo and Mom wasn't feeling very well, so we decided not to risk it. But now we're gonna have it at Furr's. Meh, it works, I think...


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    Quote Originally Posted by freeflashstuff View Post
    Thanksgiving day... Holy ! I was up from 11am yesterday till 8 this morning then I slept till 10. I have been cleaning my trainwreck of a room...

    We were supposed to have thanksgiving at my aunt's in Dallas, TX, but she just got outta chemo and Mom wasn't feeling very well, so we decided not to risk it. But now we're gonna have it at Furr's. Meh, it works, I think...


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    Well at least you spent it with family. Me, I was so tired from taking care of 115 dogs, that I slept from 11pm to 2:30 pm Thanksgiving. Then had to go back to Petsmart at 4:00 pm, but thankfully I got out at 9 pm. Tomorrow I am off from both jobs, so I am going to go fix my Fathers PC since we never really liked each other, and are finally getting along.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HiJackZX1 View Post
    Tomorrow I am off from both jobs, so I am going to go fix my Fathers PC since we never really liked each other, and are finally getting along.
    So why not really "fix it" and see how interesting the relationship gets then
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    Working on getting my room cleaned up so maybe I can start the fabrication soon. I'm grounded until I get it cleaned, and I really want to go see "Faster" tomorrow, so I'm trying to get it done.
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    Bezel

    I got the frame for the bezel done tonight. I froze my off, but I got it done. I plan on getting it sanded down, fiberglassed, and (maybe) primed tomorrow. Also, I relocated my radio.

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    Bezel (put together with plastic weld epoxy stuff)

    "Frame" made from the front of a CD case. I used my Dremel to cut the pieces.

    Front "bottom" view:


    Front "top" view:


    Back views:



    Clearance tests in the truck:



    Close up shots (gave me an excuse to test out the "macro" mode on my camera )




    "Back seat" shots:



    New radio location. (Still need to put the wires in the looming)
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    Lesson and more pix

    I got the fiberglass jelly on the bezel today, but I didn't get much sanding done.
    Here's why:

    I borrowed my dad's air compressor so I can blow the sanded "shavings" off so I can see how it all really looks. I had my laptop hooked up so I could use my XMPCR outside, the air compressor, my power sander, and my Dremel all plugged in on my shop plug extension roll thing. (Can you see where this is going yet?) All of my stuff outside, plus the 27" CRT TV in the living room, the dogs' floor heater, the fan (light) in the living room, and the outside light are all on the same circuit. (Obvious enough yet?)

    I blew a fuse. Yes, a fuse. A 30 amp one, in fact. My house is so old that we still use fuses... I spent most of today after church hunting a fuse and finally got it replaced right before church started tonight. I think I'm gonna move the air compressor to the front yard plug because it is on the same circuit as the fridge, freezer, carport light, and half of the kitchen ( *cough* the half we never use *cough* ) Maybe I won't blow anything if I do that. Or maybe I should just shut the compressor off while I'm using the Dremel or the power sander. Meh, I'll figure something out.

    (TL;DR, I blew a fuse cause my house is so old it still uses fuses)

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    If you look at the previous pictures, you'll see that the wires going up from my stereo were very unorganized. I fixed that today. I also put my digital voltmeter in my ashtray. (Thank God I have no other use for it )

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    My house was built during WW2, so parts of still use those fuses. Your talking about the ones that screw in like a light bulb socket? Thankfully only the back of the house uses that, which is mainly the sun room and the AC for that sunroom.

    I thought you where going to build a center console that holds everything?
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    Quote Originally Posted by HiJackZX1 View Post
    My house was built during WW2, so parts of still use those fuses. Your talking about the ones that screw in like a light bulb socket? Thankfully only the back of the house uses that, which is mainly the sun room and the AC for that sunroom.
    Yep, those kind exactly... It sucks cause the fuse box is in our storage room/spare bedroom and we have to move a bunch of stuff to get to it.

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    I thought you where going to build a center console that holds everything?
    I was, but I already had all the stuff to do the radio relocate and I had all of the fiberglass and plastic stuff to do the bezel. I figured this would be cheaper than buying a load of MDF. Plus the last time I used a circular saw, I nearly took Mom's finger off. (It's her fault for putting her hand in the way, but still... )
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    Quote Originally Posted by freeflashstuff View Post
    . . . the last time I used a circular saw, I nearly took Mom's finger off. (It's her fault for putting her hand in the way, but still... )
    That's a gutsy woman you live with. Most people head for the hinterlands when they hear a sawblade whine. I think it's pretty neat she'll even stay in the area.

    For most MDF work, you can use the circular saw if you go very carefully and accurately, but you're really better off using a small table saw because it provides the straight edges that match and glue nicely. On the other hand, if all you have is a circular saw, it does do the job.

    I'm going to have to look at that fiberglass jelly; it looks almost too easy. Does it dry hard, or is it more like a Bondo material that stays crumbly? What's the brand?
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