Two words of warning though. You'll want to avoid showing off your work while you are parked in the parking lot of the steak house where the dip cups came from--just kidding, and I don't think the dog has anything to fear until the lights go out and you have lost your night vision to those new lamps. Ha, Ha.
I did see a really neat stainless basket that a place I ate at delivered the french fries in. May have been TGIF, don't remember now. I even went on line to see if I could buy it some where, no joy. I thought it would make a neat light fixture. I enjoy making my own, am appalled at how much LED fixtures cost.
I got my generator install pretty much done. It's a 20HP Kubota running a 320A 12V DC alternator. I ran both AC for about a half hour until overtemp shutdown. With no load it runs steady 194° The two temp gauges on my control panel are upper-engine temp, lower-top of radiator for fan control. Right now I have overtemp at 219° F, but can't really find any spec on what would be too hot. Ambient air temp is 89° F. Biggest problem is it's too loud. Inside in the rear is 57db, I can get that down with some better sound deadener. But outside in rear it's 77db, not sure what to do about that. I think the alternator itself is a bit noisy, I'll have to take the belt off to check that. There is also a low oil pressure shutdown.
Video of it running.
Jack (ol trunt) suggested that he uses oil temp (194°F) for shut down. He also used horse stall mat to block noise.
This is a section of a walnut log that was left over after I sold a tree to a lumber company, they leave a lot. My bandsaw will only make a 5 1/2 inch cut so I made a guide to cut my logs down. Walnut is really heavy and tough to cut with a chainsaw. Mumsywumsy wasn't happy about all of the saw dust on here roses.
Here's a handrail that I made out of a cherry log. The log had a rotten center, this is about all I got out of a 7 inch log.
I just finished my sound system. I had been wanting to put in an old amp I had to power a bass speaker. Since the new awning has speakers I figured it was about time to redo the mess above the driver seat too.
Here's the radio cabinet which has the amp inside. It has my rear camera screen, XM receiver and new to me radio receiver. The new receiver has usb on front to play my books, also has bluetooth if I ever decide to pair with phone.
I recently got a new toy. It's a hand held CNC router. What better project than a grill for my speaker. This started out as what was left after I sold some walnut trees. (they leave a lot) I cut a piece with my chainsaw into a usable size that I could get into my bandsaw, cut the boards then plained, then edge glued a few together with some tenons.
The panel for the radio cabinet was also cut with the new toy. After all of that I still haven't hooked up the awning speakers. they are all wired but, I want to add a switch so I can turn them off. More wiring to figure out.
I can see the recent pics, but the older ones are still showing up as photobucket blocked - didn't know if you knew about that or not...
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