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Forum: The Garage 04-13-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,412
Posted By henrymartin
Well, the greenhouse is coming along:...

Well, the greenhouse is coming along: http://hmwrites.blogspot.com/2014/04/a-greenhouse-project-part-2.html
Forum: The Garage 04-08-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,412
Posted By henrymartin
I checked my can of ATO, and it has Linseed Oil,...

I checked my can of ATO, and it has Linseed Oil, Tung Oil, Alkyds, Mineral spirits, and proprietary solvents.

The new ATO seems to have only Linseed oil and pigments and mineral spirits.
Forum: Canada 04-08-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 169
Posted By henrymartin
Thanks. Although I'd rather give the business to...

Thanks. Although I'd rather give the business to an inmate, I'll check it out.
Forum: Canada 04-08-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 169
Posted By henrymartin
Vacation rental in NS or PEI

I thought of trying here first, just in case an inmate has a property or knows of a good property. Personal connections are always best.

Looking for a vacation rental in either NS or PEI - Nova...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-07-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,731
Posted By henrymartin
I'd rather have them powdercoated before I lay my...

I'd rather have them powdercoated before I lay my hands on them. Otherwise, I would have to go through the whole sandblasting/coating thing again to remove the rust where I touched them.

Does that...
Forum: The Garage 04-06-2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,450
Posted By henrymartin
I bought a little pancake compressor about eleven...

I bought a little pancake compressor about eleven years ago from HD, Porter-Cable. It came with a red rubber house.

Hundreds of hours of use and eleven years later, the same hose is still...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-06-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,731
Posted By henrymartin
I would not do a cross brace. The weight does not...

I would not do a cross brace. The weight does not ride on the racks at all, and a bent rack is easier to fix than a twisted subframe.

Tom, never mind what CJ says, he just needs to learn not to...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-06-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 541
Posted By henrymartin
A sunrise ride (again) sounds good.

A sunrise ride (again) sounds good.
Forum: The Garage 04-02-2014, 06:23 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,412
Posted By henrymartin
Can't help you there, as the only product I used...

Can't help you there, as the only product I used that did not fail within a year or two is the Australian Timber Oil. I have no experience with the new acrylic or latex stains. The ATO applies...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-01-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,731
Posted By henrymartin
I think you are just waiting for the snow to melt...

I think you are just waiting for the snow to melt so I drive up there and you don't have to ship them :rofl
Forum: The Garage 04-01-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,412
Posted By henrymartin
In the greenhouse. The PT will sit at the bottom,...

In the greenhouse. The PT will sit at the bottom, just for ground contact, and will have no way of leeching out into the soil I'm using for plants. I did not want PT frame to prevent...
Forum: The Garage 04-01-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,412
Posted By henrymartin
Sitting on a PT frame, which will sit on concrete...

Sitting on a PT frame, which will sit on concrete posts.

Yeah, no epoxy, don't worry. I want it to breathe.
Forum: The Garage 04-01-2014, 06:28 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,412
Posted By henrymartin
I build my living room floor from mahogany...

I build my living room floor from mahogany decking (after I ran it through the planer), and it is not what mahogany used to be. My buddy built his pergola from mahogany two years ago - he has some...
Forum: The Garage 03-31-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,412
Posted By henrymartin
I found a couple more options I'm considering....

I found a couple more options I'm considering. Woodlife Creocote and Woodlife Coppercoat. They are both approved for greenhouses, and both claim to work above and below ground for non-treated wood....
Forum: The Garage 03-31-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,412
Posted By henrymartin
:huh There is a huge difference between...

:huh

There is a huge difference between moist and wet environments. A piece of pine (untreated) under an overhang lasts years and years, but the same piece of pine rots within 2 years in soil...
Forum: The Garage 03-30-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,412
Posted By henrymartin
Here are a few pics of the walls waiting to be...

Here are a few pics of the walls waiting to be stained before the windows go in.

8x10ft greenhouse.


The windows I'm using are 24x31, 36x31, 24x60, and 31x60. I have one more wall to frame,...
Forum: The Garage 03-30-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,412
Posted By henrymartin
So, have you actually used it? And, if so, on...

So, have you actually used it? And, if so, on what wood and with what results?

Thanks.

I'm framing the walls in my garage, and want to finish them before the ground thaws. Than I can just pour...
Forum: Thumpers 03-29-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 41,279
Views: 7,692,328
Posted By henrymartin
Yup, that's the stuff. So far, so good.

Yup, that's the stuff. So far, so good.
Forum: Thumpers 03-29-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 41,279
Views: 7,692,328
Posted By henrymartin
52 fits. All you have to do is to lift the...

52 fits. All you have to do is to lift the chainguard by an inch. Easy, with a piece of flat aluminum stock. Just make four holes and bolt it up.

I run 52 on mine. But yes, nothing larger will...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-29-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,731
Posted By henrymartin
Tom, I think it looks great. Higher is...

Tom,

I think it looks great. Higher is okay, especially considering some of the places we go to on these little bikes :)


Now, get on with it and make the right side. I can't wait to try...
Forum: The Garage 03-29-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,412
Posted By henrymartin
Thanks. Both the Cabot Stain and the...

Thanks.

Both the Cabot Stain and the Australian Timber Oil I have are the pre-recent changes products. So, while illegal, they are still good.

Paint will allow moisture through easier than...
Forum: The Garage 03-29-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,412
Posted By henrymartin
Thanks. I saw that before, and was...

Thanks.

I saw that before, and was wondering whether it would actually work.
Forum: The Garage 03-29-2014, 05:15 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,412
Posted By henrymartin
Good suggestion, but I was told by a trusted...

Good suggestion, but I was told by a trusted paint guy that the formula was changed (to be compliant with the new rules) and that boiled linseed oil no longer protects the way it used to. He claims...
Forum: The Garage 03-28-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,412
Posted By henrymartin
To clarify - the wood will be off the ground,...

To clarify - the wood will be off the ground, with concrete posts and PT base frame, isolated from the KD lumber with flashing. I already have the SPF lumber in my garage and two walls already built,...
Forum: The Garage 03-28-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,412
Posted By henrymartin
Forget about any of those woods around here. Not...

Forget about any of those woods around here. Not available.

Even so, I installed cedar round rail fence around the backyard (for deer, mostly) and quite a lot of it rotted within 3-5 years to a...
Forum: The Garage 03-28-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,631
Posted By henrymartin
I use the Eco friendly paint thinner from a...

I use the Eco friendly paint thinner from a hardware store (Home Depot also carries it). Non flammable, it is milky white with a very slow evaporation rate. I soaked an old o-ring chain in it for 4...
Forum: The Garage 03-28-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,412
Posted By henrymartin
Ground contact is no issue as I'm building...

Ground contact is no issue as I'm building concrete posts and using PT sill between the concrete and the KD. The plants will be in raised beds, so the PT will not contact the planting soil, but I did...
Forum: The Garage 03-27-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,412
Posted By henrymartin
Wood preservative

I'm building a greenhouse from recycled windows and some polycarbonate sheeting for the roof.

Basic frame is 2x4, with roof from 2x6, spaced 24" OC. I'd doing a 12 pitch, so I'm not worried about...
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 41,279
Views: 7,692,328
Posted By henrymartin
I stopped using it when they changed the formula....

I stopped using it when they changed the formula. It used to be DRY lube, then they changed it and now it attracts mud and sand. I switched to Liquid Wrench Chain lube that costs about the same, but...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-26-2014, 06:31 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 6,615
Posted By henrymartin
I guess my reputation precedes me loaded with...

I guess my reputation precedes me loaded with misinformation. Hungarian?

Never take anything said by drunk Belorussians for a fact. :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2014, 06:28 AM
Replies: 41,279
Views: 7,692,328
Posted By henrymartin
Yup, my CO is set at +6 or something like that. ...

Yup, my CO is set at +6 or something like that.

I went back to the suspension last night, and I realized I have it 17 clicks from dead stop at soft, or, in other words, 7 clicks from hard.
...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-25-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 6,615
Posted By henrymartin
Tim, I'd like to put my name in the hat (as...

Tim,

I'd like to put my name in the hat (as tentatively in), plus CJ (if I can get him up there). Both on small bikes, so....

The only conflict I foresee is my daughters performance that is...
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 41,279
Views: 7,692,328
Posted By henrymartin
Mine kept stalling unless it was revved up. Then...

Mine kept stalling unless it was revved up. Then I changed the gearing to 14/52 and now it likes low rpms and difficult terrain.
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 41,279
Views: 7,692,328
Posted By henrymartin
Alstead NH? Looks less crappy than some of...

Alstead NH?

Looks less crappy than some of the trails I found in Hillsborough, NH:deal




Not sure, but I think the attachment is going to be similar to the Wolfman setup. Either way, 2 or...
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 41,279
Views: 7,692,328
Posted By henrymartin
It was the High CR bend. If you need the...

It was the High CR bend.

If you need the stock bars, let me know via PM.
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 41,279
Views: 7,692,328
Posted By henrymartin
I set my forks at 17 clicks from start (top), and...

I set my forks at 17 clicks from start (top), and it works out well on stuff similar to what the above picture shows.
Forum: Thumpers 03-24-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 41,279
Views: 7,692,328
Posted By henrymartin
Jackpiner is currently developing racks for the...

Jackpiner is currently developing racks for the WR. I'm waiting for my pair - the first real world test. If anything, his racks are superb, so I can't wait to get my hands on them.

Unless you are...
Forum: Thumpers 03-24-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 41,279
Views: 7,692,328
Posted By henrymartin
Well, it the whole 1/4 mile test drive, it felt...

Well, it the whole 1/4 mile test drive, it felt good. I don't want to take it on the salt-covered roads (for obvious reasons), and the woods are covered in snow. I'll know better in a couple of...
Forum: Thumpers 03-23-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 41,279
Views: 7,692,328
Posted By henrymartin
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-zGDC2m450Hc/Uy-la9cIBPI/...

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-zGDC2m450Hc/Uy-la9cIBPI/AAAAAAAABxc/pB5VYUgnxf8/s1600/005.JPG
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-19-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 691
Posted By henrymartin
Last year I spoke with the Nh trails bureau, and...

Last year I spoke with the Nh trails bureau, and I was told that motorcycles are NOT ALLOWED on the network that was established in the northern part of the state. There is about 700 miles of trails,...
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