Carpenter Talk

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by disconnected, Jan 22, 2016.

  1. zipweed

    zipweed Been here awhile

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    I like the eye bolt idea. Think I'm going to mount some artsy blocks (leftover redwood scraps) on the fence, and one of them will be hinged with a cable going to the latch pull - I might try the eye bolts to get the block away from the latch (more secret).
  2. Kevin K

    Kevin K Adventurer

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    That came out excellent. In my experiences, there is as much time in the recesses as there are in the walls
  3. MrBob

    MrBob Knee-jerk liberal

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    I spent my weekend driving this thing around a customer's house while I repaired soffits and facia. Maneuvering in really tight spots was entertaining.
  4. SnoDrtRider

    SnoDrtRider I've been lost here before...

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    Does that one have 4 wheel steering? I have used a few that had it and it made tight spots go away.
  5. MrBob

    MrBob Knee-jerk liberal

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    Two wheel steering, but amazingly nimble anyway. I had the homeowner's permission to drive on their sandstone patio and the 36,000 pound machine was not friendly to the stone, but the patio is scheduled for replacement. We used sheets of plywood under the wheels on the lawn.
  6. SnoDrtRider

    SnoDrtRider I've been lost here before...

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    My buddy has a 42' JCB lift that has 4 wheel steering, Front Steer, Back Steer and Crab Steer. Makes it nice when positioning a load especially in a tight area.
  7. MrBob

    MrBob Knee-jerk liberal

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    Crab steering would have been awesome. The lift I ended up with was overkill. A 25' reach would have been best but after shopping around the Boulder area this is what was available. Because I'm a solo act, I had no one to help me with scaffolding and I'm about a year too old to spend all day up on a ladder :lol3
    In the basket with me were the tools and materials I needed so I could travel around the outside of the house and replace damaged facia. In the end, it cost about the same to rent the machine and pay my hourly wage as it would have cost to pay me to climb up and down an extension ladder a million times but not be as safe.
  8. SnoDrtRider

    SnoDrtRider I've been lost here before...

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    I hear ya on the ladder... I'm about ready to stop carrying my 30 foot extension all the time. I have a Warner version of the Little Giant and when that is in extension mode it's about 10 ft. I'm thinking that would be a good max height to work from now on.

    I did make and install the first wall of built up Craftsman/Art Deco style crown yesterday on a 17 ft high wall but that was in my own house.

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  9. MrBob

    MrBob Knee-jerk liberal

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    Now where did I put that caulk?
  10. SnoDrtRider

    SnoDrtRider I've been lost here before...

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    Do your best... caulk the rest!
  11. HardWorkingDog

    HardWorkingDog Harvey Mushman

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    ...and leave it for the painters :lol3
  12. SnoDrtRider

    SnoDrtRider I've been lost here before...

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    I am the painter, electrician, plumber, HVAC, tile, flooring, drywall, framing and whatever else contractor.
  13. trailer Rails

    trailer Rails Washes hands before going to the bathroom

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    I am sitting on the bumper of my van. Trying to talk myself into plowing this thing down. I set out this morning to install a new sliding door. The door had to be upgraded because I got a new tractor that did not fit (look close at the hole I hacked into the opening to fit it in).

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    I am trying to come up with a plan to replace one wall at a time but I don't know why I am trying to preserve the roof.

    Ugh.
  14. HardWorkingDog

    HardWorkingDog Harvey Mushman

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    This is a troll, right?

    I hope it is, at least...
  15. trailer Rails

    trailer Rails Washes hands before going to the bathroom

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    I am cheap. It pains me but I am tearing it down.
  16. HardWorkingDog

    HardWorkingDog Harvey Mushman

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    :thumb

    You won't regret it.
  17. HardWorkingDog

    HardWorkingDog Harvey Mushman

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    You can reuse the roofing :)

    That'll help your inner cheapness (DAMHIK).
  18. trailer Rails

    trailer Rails Washes hands before going to the bathroom

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    The roofing is holy.

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  19. HardWorkingDog

    HardWorkingDog Harvey Mushman

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    Praise doG for holy roofing.
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  20. trailer Rails

    trailer Rails Washes hands before going to the bathroom

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    Speaking of cheap, check out my sweet milk crate collection

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