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09-02-2012 09:20 PM
wrathfuldeity
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Backstop, That patio looks great! That kind of work is AZZ-BUSTING! Two years ago, I put in a similar paver patio with two paver staircases out to the backyard, and four terraced, raised garden beds. It's incredible how a hand dug hole in the ground absorbs a pickup truck load of crushed stone. It's brutal doing it with a shovel and 5-gallon buckets. You deserve a case or three of your favorite suds.

This year's projects were much more funner for me. I built two skin-on-frame kayaks. One 17'9" ultra-low volume West Greenland kayak, and one 13' recreational kayak. Over 150 yrs in the Greenland and over 100 yrs in the rec.



Paddling the Greenland.



A riverine kayak camping trip with my oldest and our Warbonnet and Hennessy hammocks.
Those look great...how much do those babies weigh and how much time? I'd love to rig a sail to the 13 footer...I like to float not paddle
09-01-2012 09:02 PM
backstop13
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Backstop, That patio looks great! That kind of work is AZZ-BUSTING! Two years ago, I put in a similar paver patio with two paver staircases out to the backyard, and four terraced, raised garden beds. It's incredible how a hand dug hole in the ground absorbs a pickup truck load of crushed stone. It's brutal doing it with a shovel and 5-gallon buckets. You deserve a case or three of your favorite suds.
AAA, those are some badass looking kayaks. That's some fine work you did there.

and you're right, it's amazing how much crushed stone you need building a footer. I only made my footer 4 inches deep, because it won't have vehicles on it, and it seemed to take forever.

as far as suds are concerned, I probably drank a case or 3 while i built the damn thing!!
09-01-2012 07:40 PM
slyder AAA those look so cool and you made them even better yet !!!!!
09-01-2012 06:24 PM
AAA Backstop, That patio looks great! That kind of work is AZZ-BUSTING! Two years ago, I put in a similar paver patio with two paver staircases out to the backyard, and four terraced, raised garden beds. It's incredible how a hand dug hole in the ground absorbs a pickup truck load of crushed stone. It's brutal doing it with a shovel and 5-gallon buckets. You deserve a case or three of your favorite suds.

This year's projects were much more funner for me. I built two skin-on-frame kayaks. One 17'9" ultra-low volume West Greenland kayak, and one 13' recreational kayak. Over 150 yrs in the Greenland and over 100 yrs in the rec.



Paddling the Greenland.



A riverine kayak camping trip with my oldest and our Warbonnet and Hennessy hammocks.
08-31-2012 10:26 PM
slyder
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Beware, plenty of men out there who can't change a car tire
So true. I was at work mid summer I saw a girl with a flat tire and a guy that stopped to help her fix it. I drove by 10 minutes later and the girls car was lying on the ground with no jack or tire on it and the guy was gone. Guy put the jack in wrong, didn't use e-brake and the car fell to the ground. He could have really gotten hurt or hurt her. Luckily no damage to her car. So he broke her car more and just left.

I had her spare tire on and on the road in under 10 minutes.
08-31-2012 10:14 PM
HoboMaster
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I might consider one of these husband things in the future as a cheaper alternative.
Beware, plenty of men out there who can't change a car tire
08-29-2012 10:45 AM
mixie nice work Slyder.

I painted my living room. Im thinking about painting the trim.


Your wife is lucky, I've been restoring my house for oh...ten years! I hire contractors which is expensive and a pain in the ass. I might consider one of these husband things in the future as a cheaper alternative.
08-29-2012 10:22 AM
HoboMaster Totally know what you mean, we bought our house unfinished and did all of the labor ourselves (my dad does every trade). It's a fantastic way to gain a lot of home equity without spending much. Grant you the housing market is still shit here so that investment seems like a whole lot of nothing atm , but what comes down eventually goes back up.
08-29-2012 06:43 AM
slyder Ive only done drywall repair not tape/mud an entire area like this. I can skim coat great, lots of practice with that on the last house we rehabed.
I figure I"m still saving money I have to do it.
This $5000 investment is netting me a return of nearly $40K in increased value. Its worth the suffering, and the reward of the kids having a place to go and keeping the noise away from parents, priceless ....
08-28-2012 09:42 PM
backstop13
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Hah, hanging drywall is only the somewhat shitty part, wait till you have to mud it . Ceilings suck for everything though, whether you're hanging or painting.

Luckily, he hired someone to tape and mud. I helped in paint it and you're right, ceilings suck!
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