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Off-Brand 7 Day Challenge = DeWalt M16 1842

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Re: Off-Brand 7 Day Challenge = DeWalt M16
« Reply #30 on: November 29, 2018, 01:28:25 AM »
You're off to a great start  :like: :tu:



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Your cabinet is looking sweet !    :hatsoff:
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Re: Off-Brand 7 Day Challenge = DeWalt M16
« Reply #31 on: November 29, 2018, 02:07:05 AM »
Many thanks, Steve! :cheers:


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Re: Off-Brand 7 Day Challenge = DeWalt M16
« Reply #32 on: November 29, 2018, 03:25:51 AM »
I was to preoccupied with the plier test that I overlooked that beautiful chest while looking at this thread on my phone :drool: Is this the one yopu are going to use to store MTs now or is it a piece that you have been working on at work :think: either way it is awesome :dd: :like:
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Re: Off-Brand 7 Day Challenge = DeWalt M16
« Reply #33 on: November 29, 2018, 03:36:41 AM »
Many thanks, Poncho! :cheers:

It is for the MT collection at home. :woohoo:
If it was a work project, I couldn't have spent so much time on the special color of finish. I could have slathered a dark mahogany stain and finish to make it look presentable. But, without work-profit an issue, the mahogany now has an English walnut color which turned out well. :)
At work, I'd be considered $200+ into the piece(labor and materials). :ahhh


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Re: Off-Brand 7 Day Challenge = DeWalt M16
« Reply #34 on: November 29, 2018, 03:42:57 AM »
Well worth the effort :salute: it is a thing of beauty and the MTs that will be housed there will be in a very nice house indeed :D
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Re: Off-Brand 7 Day Challenge = DeWalt M16
« Reply #35 on: November 29, 2018, 05:43:40 AM »
Well worth the effort :salute: it is a thing of beauty and the MTs that will be housed there will be in a very nice house indeed :D
Thank you very much, Poncho! :cheers:

I want to bring it in the house and start loading it with MTs, but it'll smell like Minwax if I don't coat it.  :rofl:

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Re: Off-Brand 7 Day Challenge = DeWalt M16
« Reply #37 on: November 29, 2018, 08:49:07 AM »
Well worth the effort :salute: it is a thing of beauty and the MTs that will be housed there will be in a very nice house indeed :D

+1 :like:

More pictures of that one? :)

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Re: Off-Brand 7 Day Challenge = DeWalt M16
« Reply #38 on: November 29, 2018, 03:20:54 PM »
Thank you, RP and Vidar! :) :cheers:

Definitely more photos to come when the clear coat is applied, fine sanded, coated again, and finally sealed. :)

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Re: Off-Brand 7 Day Challenge = DeWalt M16
« Reply #39 on: November 29, 2018, 06:45:28 PM »
:dd:

 :popcorn:
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Re: Off-Brand 7 Day Challenge = DeWalt M16
« Reply #40 on: November 29, 2018, 07:36:10 PM »
 :dd:

+1 :popcorn: :popcorn:

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Re: Off-Brand 7 Day Challenge = DeWalt M16
« Reply #41 on: November 29, 2018, 07:38:56 PM »
Day 4:
M16 hadn't failed yet. File works fine on wood, even though it is tiny.




Couple more beauty pics.


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Re: Off-Brand 7 Day Challenge = DeWalt M16
« Reply #42 on: November 29, 2018, 07:49:33 PM »
Good one GLBM  :like: :tu:
That file is very small  ???

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Re: Off-Brand 7 Day Challenge = DeWalt M16
« Reply #43 on: November 29, 2018, 08:28:30 PM »
Good one GLBM  :like: :tu:
That file is very small  ???
Thanks, W! :cheers:
Hehe. It makes the SOG PA file look big. :rofl:

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Re: Off-Brand 7 Day Challenge = DeWalt M16
« Reply #44 on: November 29, 2018, 08:37:21 PM »
What about the M16's file's quality as compared to the PAD's non-file's  >:D ?
Awesome challenge BTW, takes some guts I gather :D

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Re: Off-Brand 7 Day Challenge = DeWalt M16
« Reply #45 on: November 29, 2018, 09:37:39 PM »
What about the M16's file's quality as compared to the PAD's non-file's  >:D ?
Awesome challenge BTW, takes some guts I gather :D
Thank you,  D_T! :cheers:

It is a bit more aggressive than the double-cut side of the PAD file on wood. Haven't tried any metal with the Walt file.
The only issue is that the files on our PADs were of different cut-quality(SOG's wonderfully consistent QC  ::) ). Mine being better than the file on yours. I was able to somewhat easily file some mildly hardened steel with both sides of my PAD file, even though it didn't feel aggressive on my fingertips. The chrome plated double-cut file on the DeWalt may or may not be able to file hard metals. I'll be trying that today or tomorrow. :ahhh

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Re: Off-Brand 7 Day Challenge = DeWalt M16
« Reply #46 on: November 29, 2018, 09:51:43 PM »
That could be interesting  :popcorn:

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Re: Off-Brand 7 Day Challenge = DeWalt M16
« Reply #47 on: November 30, 2018, 04:00:58 AM »
Didn't try the file yet, but tried out the bottle opener flat driver. Stripping parts from lamps that won't sell. :)



Oh. Yes. Boss let me spray the chest today in the spray room before work. I brought it home and it turned out great. Sorry for the bad lighting. I don't want to handle it too much before the enamel clear coat cures.

But, this is the final appearance. Just need to get some green felt to line the drawers.  :)




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Re: Off-Brand 7 Day Challenge = DeWalt M16
« Reply #48 on: November 30, 2018, 10:13:19 AM »
That is a very nice cabinet! I'm looking forward to seeing it all finished.

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Re: Off-Brand 7 Day Challenge = DeWalt M16
« Reply #49 on: November 30, 2018, 10:14:24 AM »
Nice... was that originally for storing plans in?

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Re: Off-Brand 7 Day Challenge = DeWalt M16
« Reply #50 on: November 30, 2018, 10:42:53 AM »
 :drool: :drool:
Didn't try the file yet, but tried out the bottle opener flat driver. Stripping parts from lamps that won't sell. :)
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Oh. Yes. Boss let me spray the chest today in the spray room before work. I brought it home and it turned out great. Sorry for the bad lighting. I don't want to handle it too much before the enamel clear coat cures.

But, this is the final appearance. Just need to get some green felt to line the drawers.  :)

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Re: Off-Brand 7 Day Challenge = DeWalt M16
« Reply #51 on: November 30, 2018, 11:13:30 AM »
 :popcorn:
This is going along nicely. :cheers:
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Re: Off-Brand 7 Day Challenge = DeWalt M16
« Reply #52 on: November 30, 2018, 12:44:06 PM »
That storage box is gorgeous  :dd: :like:
Good work with the MT GLBM  :cheers:

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Re: Off-Brand 7 Day Challenge = DeWalt M16
« Reply #53 on: November 30, 2018, 01:36:24 PM »
That is a very nice cabinet! I'm looking forward to seeing it all finished.
Thank you,  Vidar! :cheers:

On a side note; I was looking at rolls of felt and realized there are many different colors. Narrowed it down to green, light orange, or black.  :ahhh :)

Nice... was that originally for storing plans in?
Thank you, Syncop8r! :cheers:
It could be used for that if the plans were folded, but the 7 & 3/4" depth and 22" width of the drawers seems to be for a watchmaker tool chest, as the drawers were filles with C & E branded cardboard dividers.

:drool: :drool:
Thank you, Sam

:popcorn:
This is going along nicely. :cheers:
Many thanks, RP! :cheers:

That storage box is gorgeous  :dd: :like:
Good work with the MT GLBM  :cheers:
Thank you much, W! :cheers:

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Re: Off-Brand 7 Day Challenge = DeWalt M16
« Reply #54 on: November 30, 2018, 08:35:39 PM »
That storage box is gorgeous  :dd: :like:
Good work with the MT GLBM  :cheers:

 :iagree: :drool: :like: :like:

and light orange :dd:

 :D
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Re: Off-Brand 7 Day Challenge = DeWalt M16
« Reply #55 on: November 30, 2018, 10:49:33 PM »
Alright Poncho. I must admit. I intentionally decided when I wrote that post to go with whatever the first recommendation was. Light orange felt it is. Thank you. :cheers:

Day 5:
Cleaned up an old advertisement piece and bent the busted enamel edges back in to keep them from cutting a customer's hand. The steel is the lower end of mild hardness.
The file was able to clean up the burrs and uneven edges to make them smooth. Small file took some effort, but it did the job and the file teeth are unmanaged. Tomorrow I'll try it on some harder steel to see how it does.




And carry photo for the day.

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Re: Off-Brand 7 Day Challenge = DeWalt M16
« Reply #56 on: November 30, 2018, 11:09:58 PM »
Great work GLBM  :like: :tu:

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Re: Off-Brand 7 Day Challenge = DeWalt M16
« Reply #57 on: November 30, 2018, 11:36:53 PM »

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Re: Off-Brand 7 Day Challenge = DeWalt M16
« Reply #58 on: December 01, 2018, 03:01:48 AM »
Glad that Walt is earning his keep :like:

and that light orange will look so good with either SS or BO :drool: Green is traditional but I figured you wanted something a bit more edgy :D and black would have washed any BO models out to live in the background ;) so that is why I though the light Orange would be best :like:

oh and.........................................................GBO :whistle:

 :rofl:
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Re: Off-Brand 7 Day Challenge = DeWalt M16
« Reply #59 on: December 01, 2018, 03:29:13 AM »
Glad that Walt is earning his keep :like:

and that light orange will look so good with either SS or BO :drool: Green is traditional but I figured you wanted something a bit more edgy :D and black would have washed any BO models out to live in the background ;) so that is why I though the light Orange would be best :like:

oh and.........................................................GBO :whistle:

 :rofl:
:rofl: and thank you. :cheers:

I found some orange felt on amazon fairly reasonably priced. Will order a small bolt to cut up. I have a craft guillotine somewhere to cut it with. :think:

For now, I crudely cut some ugly old towel up to figure out the maximum number of tools I can fit in it. :)

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