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Discussion in 'Battle Scooters' started by CashCow, Mar 31, 2019.
That looks like fun , good sized group.
Wonder why they came in 4 wheels instead of on 2 ??
Several brought their wives.
One wife recently had surgery to repair a broken arm. Another wife has had back surgery.
But several drove for no real reason.
Since we can ride all year here, riding to each event is not as critical.
The Blue Angels were in town this weekend.
Sarah and I went to the show with some friends who live at the beach.
Love me some air shows and the Blue Angels are the pinnacle.
I also like the Roy Orbison version.
Man, that was a lot of work!
A year and a half in the making, but finally done.
Off to permitting today.
Holy shit, that's just a couple more pages than the drawings for my house!
The roll is three sets, but each set has 49 sheets of 30 x 42 paper.
And every sheet is packed with information.
I spent close to 500 hours working on it.
I took architectural drafting in HS and I still have my drawing from a house I designed in 11th grade. lol
I am certain that it was a beautiful house.
What a difference from when I built my first house. I looked through the books of house plans at the supermarket and found a plan than was very close to what I wanted. Sent away to get a set of stamped plans-they were so old that the architects stamp was from Jamaica 25 (before zip codes!)NY- but our town accepted them and I built it. i had three copies made of the original, for my own use. I think I still have one set downstairs somewhere and that was three houses ago!
Awesome. It is always a great feeling to finish a project and in your case, to see it built and the end result!
here is a picture of my house plan. It is 1 page! I drew it, built it and living in it for 22 months. It really is the perfect house for me.
Tony in Tn (06 Majesty with car tire, 07 GTS with car tire)
I can draw a stick figure.
Tuesday night scooter ride.
Tonight a miserable, traffic filled, eight lane ride down Beach Boulevard.
I hope the fish and chips are worth it.
Oh my gosh! I love fish & chips.
The fish and chips were very good.
We were the only diners tonight, so you better come soon should you want to try the place.
It may not be there much longer.
And the ride home was fun. A light drizzle at times but riding solo in light traffic was good.
Florida Georgia Football Game.
The big game has been played in Jacksonville since before I was born. It is a big deal in the city.
Friends have been inviting Sarah and me for the past several years.
We pull for the Gators, our Alma Mater.
they aren’t looking good at the moment. 13 to 3 at the half.
We will see how it ends up.
Our home, I purchased a copy of a log kit companies prints, then payed a drafting student from my school $25 to reverse the entire set manually. Before CAD, mind you. I made a few changes to their design when/as I built it while working a FT job in 1979-80. My wife was kind of busy with 3 babies under 3 years old, so not much help, aside from her valued opinions.
I scratch built my kitchen cabinets in the kitchen along with all the doors too. All the floors (wide board oak), paneled interior, partition walls and all millwork along with rafters, floors T&G 2x6 ceilings/sheathing are all from locally sourced direct from the wood trees. My windows I bought.
The 300 plus 16' (equivalent) logs were hand peeled with a draw knife.
Not to be a "story topper" but it took me slightly more than 500 hours overall...
2005 I added a 500 Sq ft timber frame great room. I took a chainsaw to my old living room, removed three windows and created a new room over a 2 year period. The KY company who milled my 2x6 T&G was out of business so I designed a set of 1/2" router cutters and ran my own 2x6's from western white pine-about one bundle of it.
While I was PT'ing from a THR I designed an off grid cabin to be built on our land. It has been "thought of" in at least three sizes so far and drawn up on graph paper to scale. The final version is 16 x 20 with a full 8' porch. It will have "D" logs sawn on my Woodmizer sawmill from our own timber and have full dovetail corners using a jig plan available on the web from a man in MT.
2-stories with a small loft, think of (if yer old enough?) a Lil'Abner design and you'll be close to this one.
The build site is flat out beautiful and has existed a long time now since I payed to build my woods roads. It was a "bulldozers mistake" and generally sits on the first bench below the ridgeline, meanwhile the real road now lies about 75 yards below the site. Got a nice circular turn around and huge tress all around, mostly chestnut oaks and sugar maples. Very heavy, one hundred year rains slowed me down as large trees fell across my access road past two years. Some days lately I'm in process on leveling it off. My rock collection is now ~ 5 tons of mostly stuff a man can pick up so I decided to hire a backhoes to dig my pier foundation holes. My son in Knoxville is a civil engineer and while he doesn't design one percenter homes, he does design some quite large projects in a several state area. He calculated my wall loads for my piers. He says he wants to get in on the build but 3 rug rats and long hours get in his way.
I do feel that KY could have beaten both FL & GA if the cookie had broken that way.
IMO, FL is a better overall team than GA and the one no call was seriously sucky.