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Today I decided to improve upon yesterday’s techniques by adding a few extra steps. Not sure if they will stand the test of tomorrow 😜 but here they are at this present moment.

# 1 > Seam Edge Helmet: to protect the edge during delivery.

# 2 > Cutting Machine Sucker: to keep the work space and truck a little bit cleaner.

Photo # 3 > I’m paying KUDOS 🙇‍♂️ 🙇‍♂️ to the Mohawk factory working who made this crops seam…… What cross seam ? Exactly 👍 … The one directly in line with the cutting groove.
 

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Had to glue up some tiles the other day. That’s a sticky mess so I made a jig to set the tile in before I rolled it with adhesive. Worked out real nice. The jig held the tile in place and kept the edges from getting gooped up with adhesive boogers while I speedily did my job.

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Sometimes we don’t improve 😜 … I gave my helper the stair measurement in feet/ inches ( 3’ 3.50” ) and he cut them 33.50” 😳 …. Next time I’ll give him a coffee break and improve by cutting them myself 😝
 
Sometimes we don’t improve 😜 … I gave my helper the stair measurement in feet/ inches ( 3’ 3.50” ) and he cut them 33.50” 😳 …. Next time I’ll give him a coffee break and improve by cutting them myself 😝
I have done that and I was the guy doing the measuring. Easy mistake, all the numbers are the same.
 
Sometimes we don’t improve 😜 … I gave my helper the stair measurement in feet/ inches ( 3’ 3.50” ) and he cut them 33.50” 😳 …. Next time I’ll give him a coffee break and improve by cutting them myself 😝

Was that 4’3” or 43”? Classic.

Have you ever heard of the FIS system? Feet, inches, sixteenths. You would call out, or write down, 10, 5, 4. That would be 10 feet, 5 inches and 4 sixteenths. Yes 4/16 is 1/4 but that’s not how the system works and now you’re adding confusion to the mix, just stick to the system! You always use the same method of F,I,S, and if everybody is on the same page, it helps to prevent stupid mistakes.
 
Was that 4’3” or 43”? Classic.

Have you ever heard of the FIS system? Feet, inches, sixteenths. You would call out, or write down, 10, 5, 4. That would be 10 feet, 5 inches and 4 sixteenths. Yes 4/16 is 1/4 but that’s not how the system works and now you’re adding confusion to the mix, just stick to the system! You always use the same method of F,I,S, and if everybody is on the same page, it helps to prevent stupid mistakes.
NICE 👍 IMPROVEMENT 🙇‍♂️ C. J, thanks for sharing.
 
My Kreg jig is screwed down so it stays put. I’ve had the dust collection hooked up for some time but the hose has always been wherever, in the way. I drilled a hole, ran the hose through and zip tied it up underneath the table, out of the way. Been thinking of doing that for way too long😂 That’s my improvement for the day.


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Today I decided to improve upon yesterday’s techniques by adding a few extra steps. Not sure if they will stand the test of tomorrow 😜 but here they are at this present moment.

# 1 > Seam Edge Helmet: to protect the edge during delivery.

# 2 > Cutting Machine Sucker: to keep the work space and truck a little bit cleaner.

Photo # 3 > I’m paying KUDOS 🙇‍♂️ 🙇‍♂️ to the Mohawk factory working who made this crops seam…… What cross seam ? Exactly 👍 … The one directly in line with the cutting groove.
Sorry I'm late to the party. 🫣
That protective hat for the carpet....
You may need a big piece of cardboard, but here's an idea. Make a cardboard cylinder and draw a line part way down, say 8 inches. Be fairly exact.
Make cuts every 2 or 3 inches all the way around, then fold them inward and tape them... Or hot glue.
Before putting on the hat, cut a piece or two of 1/2 inch pad about the diameter of the carpet roll.
Maybe a crappy picture is worth a thousand words. 😁
 

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Do you ever feel like just making tools or improvements instead of performing actual work? 🫣
Yes, but In a world that promotes ‘ cheep and fast ‘ there isn’t much demand for improvements 😢

They removed the ‘ Cutting Machine Sucker ‘ ( Suck her up Now 😜 ) probably because the improvement needed improvement 😜 The bosses son is 6’6” 😱
 
Yes, but In a world that promotes ‘ cheep and fast ‘ there isn’t much demand for improvements 😢

They removed the ‘ Cutting Machine Sucker ‘ ( Suck her up Now 😜 ) probably because the improvement needed improvement 😜 The bosses son is 6’6” 😱

There’s always room for improvements! I’m always thinking about how I can do something different. Faster? Maybe slower but cleaner or eliminates a step later?

I only had a couple cuts. Wasn’t worth digging out and setting up the wet saw for so this is my work around. Quick, easy and I got a clean, straight cut.

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Yes, but In a world that promotes ‘ cheep and fast ‘ there isn’t much demand for improvements 😢

They removed the ‘ Cutting Machine Sucker ‘ ( Suck her up Now 😜 ) probably because the improvement needed improvement 😜 The bosses son is 6’6” 😱
That's a man I would very look up to.
I'm 6' 3 😁
 
There’s always room for improvements! I’m always thinking about how I can do something different. Faster? Maybe slower but cleaner or eliminates a step later?

I only had a couple cuts. Wasn’t worth digging out and setting up the wet saw for so this is my work around. Quick, easy and I got a clean, straight cut.

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Absolutely worth it. I don't worry about minutes and seconds. The result is simply better. That's my only concern. IE: someone is living with your work possibly for decades. It's only yours for a moment in time.
 
Is it worth experimenting to wrap and heat form metal with LVP skin? (Wear layer)
Yes and no...
The knife edge or long side of the metal both loose it's knife edge and the metal thickness doubles after wrapping, from .062" to .0120"
After wrapping tightly to the metal, the knife edge is rather thick...... But it looks 100x better that aluminum or gold metal.
Super 77 is soooo much nicer to use than the tape I was using on my first experiments.
 

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