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Old 10-01-2011, 03:14 PM   #21
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Ok.. here are the pictures from my work yesterday. This is my first time ever using a router.. so you will see some burning on a couple of pieces, but all and all I was pleased with the results. None of the boards have been glued down in these pics, I am going to work on that today.













Next up (hopefully today) I have to glue down those trim pieces, router the spot for the drip tray and cut holes for the plumbing. After that it will basically be tile, plumbing and stain for the most part. I am really hoping that this is a done deal in another week.

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Old 10-01-2011, 03:34 PM   #22
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looking good

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Old 10-01-2011, 05:34 PM   #23
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It's looks very good.

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Old 10-01-2011, 06:16 PM   #24
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That is some nice work for someone who only has experience with birdhouses

Looking forward to more pics.
+1 Nice Job man. Looking forward to seeing the progress. We never got to see the lovely assistant btw (jk)

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Old 10-01-2011, 11:11 PM   #25
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Looking great!

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Old 10-02-2011, 03:45 PM   #26
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Really nice cabinet work ... looking forward to seeing the final result!

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Old 10-03-2011, 12:57 PM   #27
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Morning everyone.. hope you all had as good a weekend as I did! I had my little girl this weekend so I didnt get as much done in the garage as I wanted.. but I did make good progress.

My rope light came in.. so got to work on installing it.


Used the router to make an escape hole for it


Here it is in action..


After that I could drill the tap holes


And a nice little teaser picture of it coming together some


I also went and picked up a sheet of backer board and started cutting it to fit. Used a skill saw to cut it.. that SUCKED! If you go this route find a way to secure it down well.. the vibrations will kill you and WEAR A MASK!

I am going to have a 1" gap on each side because my top is 2" wider than the board.. but I figure that will not be enough stress to cause any cracks.. at least I am hoping not!


Tonight I am going to try and drill the holes for the plumbing and start figuring out how I am going to space the tile out. I have no experience cutting tile so expect me to try to find pieces that mostly fit in smaller areas than trying to cut a bunch.

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Old 10-03-2011, 03:05 PM   #28
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Just a small and quick word of advice for anyone trying to pick out tile and grout. If you go to Lowes or Home Depot and pick a tile you like it will tell you what grout they used with the sample. Before you buy the tile go make sure they have that grout in stock in a reasonable size! I bought my tile and now I am about to have to buy a 25lb bag of grout to do my 15sq ft.. lol. I could special order a smaller bag that will cost more after shipping than just buying a huge bag. I guess if I ever decide to tile my kitchen I can try to buy tile to match the grout I have.

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Hey Bentley.....they make a carbide tipped scoring tool for the backerboard that you score it a few times with and then snap it like drywall. Cutting that stuff with a skill saw is murder on the blade and the particulate dust is not exactly healthy to breath. The tool costs a few bucks and works with both standard cement board and the Hardi Backer board. I didn't run into the same troubles with the grout, because I also used the same travertine stone tile for the back splash in my bar. If you plan on doing any future tiling projects, bite the bullet and purchase a cheap wet saw at HD for around $80. Works like a dream and I was able to tile my entire home (4 baths, backsplash in kitchen, bar floor, etc., etc.) with one cheap wet saw. Just as long as it has a decent blade, your golden.

In response to your PM....I used a Love TSS2 temp. controller that has dual inputs and dual outputs. I have 2 temp. probes....one in the coffin and one in the keezer. Each channel controls a seprate outlet. One probe controls the temp. in the coffin, by powering the plugs that the fans plug into. The other probe controls the temp. in the keezer, by powering the plug that the compressor plugs into. The TSS2 was $73 and I love the fact that my coffin is controlled 100% independently of the keezer. Wasn't hard to wire at all and I can help you with programing if needed. Good luck.

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When cutting backerboard with skilsaw turn the blade around...butter.

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