Jerri Mcmahon Harbor Freight December 11th, 2019 - 02:30:12
Monthly bills are piling up, gas prices are at all time highs and we are all looking at ways we can save ourselves some money. We should start by looking at ways we can make our homes more energy efficient and maybe a starter solar DIY project. Harbor Freight and Northern Tool and Equipment both have solar DIY kits starting at around $200 going up into the thousands. For those who want to find the real savings, building your solar system yourself is the way to go. Spend $20 to $40 and get a high rated solar DIY guide. Let's start saving money.
Router: 1 1/2 to 2 HP find a good used one, unless it's been dropped and kicked around a lot a good router lasts a long time, two things to look for first brushes that can still be bought and easily changed and two both a 1/4 and 1/2 inch Collete. a router that uses only a 1/4 Collete is of very limited use. if you can a new router of good quality can be bought for $100.00 and you really don't need a plunge router ( but they are nice ).
Use the inner brush to clean the battery posts thoroughly, along with the cable end. If the posts are caked with a crust, you should purchase felt washers that fit around the base of the battery terminal posts. Another suggestion is to coat the terminal contact surfaces with a special battery grease that is available from any auto parts store. Replace the positive terminal first, again this is to minimize sparking.
Differing construction techniques to select from can also allow you to choose something that matches your budget. Mayhap you don't need a concrete foundation, if this true your project just got a lot simpler and less expensive. Yet even if that is the case, you may still need a building permit depending on size of the structure and what local government requires in your area. And should you decide to add electricity, plumbing and or a phone you'll want to know what the code is for these as well. Forethought and exact planning of every detail will have this all go much easier and again this is where a good set of woodworking plans with diagrams makes all the difference in the world.
Another large plus of grommet is that while you are happily making holes for nails and hooks you might not realize that you are also putting in holes made perfect for bungee cords, the grommets intended purpose. Now you can suspend your cardboard walls overhead and make them ceilings. Shifting walls and ceilings are easily made by stretching out a sheet of cardboard so it is suspended mid air. Using a PVC or 2 x 2 lightweight frame to stretch and anchor the bungee's to. Moving the frame can easily be accomplished with air rams or motors. Even easier is to suspend the sheet on a frame and have it anchored so you can manipulate the cardboard itself. Probably somewhat safer as well.
Be sure to lubricate all moving surfaces with oil, WD-40™ or a dry film lubricant (You can use a light grease on the two lead screws, but if you grease the sliding rail, I think you'll find that the grease will probably be a sawdust magnet!). Be sure to lubricate all sliding or rotating joints and connectors, especially those added washers on the legs where they mount to the sideplates.