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  • Stainless Steel Chimney Cap

    I had a sense from the “advice” of the housing inspector that a chimney cap might be necessary. It wasn’t until I experienced a few smokey blow backs, and had a couple fires snubbed out that I knew I couldn’t go another heating season without addressing the issue. Once I located the chimney cap of my dreams, I discovered that it only fitted on round pipe. What follows is the design and fabrication process of DIY stainless steel transition adapter to go from the 12″ square ceramic tile to the 8″ round stove pipe.

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    I used my arting & crafting powers to create a fairly accurate template of what my cap adapter will need to fit around.

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    Playing around with the cardboard helps me visualize how I will use one flat sheet to create the 3-d structure I am after with some forming.

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  • One-of-a-kind Folding Bar/Dining/Kitchen Table

    A buddy of mine came to me for some help in making his dreams come true. He had recently lost his kitchen table, and just could not find the right replacement. Enter SuperDave…..

    20140726_140009I went down to my favorite hardwoods store and found a pile of discounted 3/4″ MDF with a white oak veneer. I chose this over cabinet grade plywood because this solved the issue of the exposed grain around the table edge, and would produce a more consistent finish after routing. Before I left, I had the store slice up the rough cuts so it fit better in the truck.

    DSC_0080Once home, I preformed the final cuts by setting up my handy aluminum channel fence, and using my skillsaw with my clearance hardboard set-up seen in other projects.

    DSC_0153With the pieces cut, I used some remnants to erect the shelves in freespace which helped average out any misalignment incurred by trying to build something square on my sloped garage floor.

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