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#253153 - 03/22/09 08:23 PM Re: Got Wood? [Re: jakewash]
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Registered: 02/26/05
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Loc: Vero Beach, Florida
You guys are just way too talented. If the need ever arises I'd probably do *OK* with framing and rough out but with finishing, I'd have to leave to you experts.

Great stuff guys!
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#253158 - 03/22/09 08:59 PM Re: Got Wood? [Re: RickF]
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#253161 - 03/22/09 09:15 PM Re: Got Wood? [Re: Adrian]
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Not sure if any of you might be interested in this sort of thing but I am a member to this and there are some good benefits, monthly magazine, how to books(extra cost) especially for those in the States, special pricing on some things and such. You also get a chance to try out some new tools for reviews and such , if you are so inclined.

http://www.handymanclub.com/Main/default.aspx
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#253240 - 03/23/09 09:06 AM Re: Got Wood? [Re: jakewash]
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Registered: 07/23/04
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Mark,

Regarding your asbestos floor, I know a thing or two about abatement. I can give you tips for removing it safely, per regulation, but that will have to be via PM or phone.

Today is a road trip. I need to drive about 600 miles to get some more 'stuff'. I'm making bass traps this week.
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#253430 - 03/24/09 01:23 PM Re: Got Wood? [Re: MarkSJohnson]
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Loc: New Orleans
I don't have any pics handy, but I've knocked out a number of rough projects - large area decks, monster swing sets (w/ fire pole, rock wall, two towers, bridge, etc, etc) and some basic tables for outdoor use.

I built our kitchen table, but nature gets most of the credit. I found a 4 foot tall camphor burled tree trunk at a flee market. Cut it to size, and put a plate of glass on top to make a table for all our meals. I promise, there is no table like it. Love it or hate it, it is unique. Holes and colors and swirls - the damn think looks possessed and liquid, and I could not get it out of my head once I saw it. (Those without my undeniable creative genius might see wood impersonating dog crap! But what do they know...) All I did was cut it and oil rub the top, so I don't claim it as wood work really.

Needed seating so I built what I think is called banquet seating - think a bench in a corner with seating along two sides. The top opens so we gain a good bit of storage area at the same time, and can seat 6 or 7 for food and drinks.

My father was an inventor of sorts, DIY'er extreme, and owner of a manufacturing company so I had access to metal and wood tools all my life. I love to create things, but the practice of law has stolen most of my time for such pleasures. That project to redo the look of my speakers was actually one of the more fun projects I have done in some time. Nice to break out of the comfort zone every now and then. (And for the record, that swing set was the most difficult project I have undertaken...probably ever.)

Yes, yes, I'll try to get some pics!


Edited by Zimm (03/24/09 01:26 PM)
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#253449 - 03/24/09 02:40 PM Re: Got Wood? [Re: Zimm]
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Loc: Edmonton Alberta
 Originally Posted By: Zimm
monster swing sets


I see a lawsuit in someones future \:o
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#253465 - 03/24/09 03:30 PM Re: Got Wood? [Re: onn]
Zimm Offline
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Loc: New Orleans
 Originally Posted By: onn
 Originally Posted By: Zimm
monster swing sets

I see a lawsuit in someones future \:o

You have no idea how appropriate your comment is. I'll cut to the chase, but suffice it say we had a Griswold Family meeting. Everyone wanted one of those big play sets. Then I got the price. "9,000 what; Ma'am, I hope you mean pesos." So, I said "I can build one even better!" I had it mapped out in my mind, but the details kill you, and I had taken for granted the amount of R&D the big boys had access to. (Not to mention skill!)

Well, flash forward post construction. Many pints of blood lost, many complaints of "the one in the picture had this, and why is this here, and SHUT UP AND START SWINGING!"

You see, my brilliant idea was that instead of paying for some place to have the kid's birthday party, I would have the party at home and offset the construction cost. That worked. But when 35 5 and 6 year olds showed up and attacked the play set, all I could think was "how do I get all these parents to sign a waiver before some one bleeds without causing a panic". I actually started making mental notes of which parents had paid enough attention that I could argue they willing accepted the risk obviously presented by the swing of death.

And in my defense, the idea of a bridge, with monkey bars on the underside along with the swings, was very sound in concept. Who could known a 5 year old is too dumb young to realize crossing the monkey bars while another dumb equally young 5 yr old is swinging, while yet another is kicking sand on them from the bridge overhead would, without a doubt, result in a collision. Shocked, I know. Who could have seen it coming.

But, it is a cool play-set! Damn it.

*No children were harmed in the making of this satirical retelling of fact, so save the calls to Social Services!*


Edited by Zimm (03/24/09 03:34 PM)
Edit Reason: Legal Reasons
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#253466 - 03/24/09 03:38 PM Re: Got Wood? [Re: michael_d]
Zimm Offline
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Registered: 12/08/08
Posts: 1361
Loc: New Orleans
 Originally Posted By: mdrew
Mark,

Regarding your asbestos floor, I know a thing or two about abatement. I can give you tips for removing it safely.


Mark, the trick is to break it into very little pieces and transport them to the dumpster without a breathing apparatus. Wait; that might be wrong. Better check around.


*Obviously joking Mark, my DIY handbook says run from asbestos as fast as possible. *
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#253477 - 03/24/09 04:35 PM Re: Got Wood? [Re: Zimm]
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Really, having the "Bed 'O Spikes" under the Monkey Bars might have been mildly reckless.

"Thirty Five kids at this Party? Really? I only remember 33 actually arriving here. I honestly have no recollection of the other two. Try on what glove?"
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#253479 - 03/24/09 04:42 PM Re: Got Wood? [Re: michael_d]
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Registered: 09/27/04
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 Originally Posted By: mdrew
Regarding your asbestos floor, I know a thing or two about abatement. I can give you tips for removing it safely, per regulation, but that will have to be via PM or phone.

Today is a road trip. I need to drive about 600 miles to get some more 'stuff'. I'm making bass traps this week.


Thanks Mike! I didn't want to bother you with this yesterday, but I just might take you up on your offer! We've been here with this floor for almost 20 years, so there's no rush on my end. I have started to wonder though, whether I could tackle putting in a Pergo-type floor but of course I'd have to deal with removal of the old one first!
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