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What kind of gravel is that? We're putting in a patio right now and I'm trying to figure out what kind to use. I don't want brown pea gravel.

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On 5/2/2020 at 11:44 PM, Your Mom said:

Those are great looking chairs!

I built 3 bike ramps for the kids and me. And a beer drinking table just for me.
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Yeah I drink fruity-ass beer sometimes.


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17 hours ago, Okie State said:

What kind of gravel is that? We're putting in a patio right now and I'm trying to figure out what kind to use. I don't want brown pea gravel.

If you have to ask you can't afford it.

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Carpet is out and carpet tacks are up. Next will be painting the ceiling and walls. While that’s happening, I’ll be washing the rubber mats. I went with the horse stall mats. They have been outside and don’t smell much. Going to lay them out a few more times before I install.

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5 minutes ago, Goofyboy said:

Carpet is out and carpet tacks are up. Next will be painting the ceiling and walls. While that’s happening, I’ll be washing the rubber mats. I went with the horse stall mats. They have been outside and don’t smell much. Going to lay them out a few more times before I install.

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Has your carpet been picked up by trash yet?  Did you happen to cut into strips around 6’ wide?  Asking for my deer blind I’m about to start building. 

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It has not been picked up. There are two large sections. And one smaller one. I’m outside of Houston if you want them.

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2 hours ago, Goofyboy said:

It has not been picked up. There are two large sections. And one smaller one. I’m outside of Houston if you want them.

Briefly discussed on TOS, I’m only about 1000’ from you.   If it’s not on the curb for tomorrow, I’d be interested in grabbing it. Starting to build a blind in the next few weeks. 

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Briefly discussed on TOS, I’m only about 1000’ from you.   If it’s not on the curb for tomorrow, I’d be interested in grabbing it. Starting to build a blind in the next few weeks. 

It’s yours man.

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First I was all, who wants some one else workout sweat and dander soaked carpet but then realized a raccoon will be shitting on it in 6 months and realized it would be fit for purpose.

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On 5/2/2020 at 11:15 PM, UTexasFight said:

Finished these a month ago.
Got a fair amount of use out of them during the cool spring evenings during the quarantine.

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Those are pretty awesome. How's the back/bottom braced?

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I painted one of the walls in the garage with 24’ of greatness.

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1 hour ago, RMac5 said:

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I painted one of the walls in the garage with 24’ of greatness.

I dig it. I love big graphics 

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1 hour ago, RMac5 said:

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I painted one of the walls in the garage with 24’ of greatness.

Nice, my wife and kids painted my son's room with a TX flag when I was on an overseas trip.  One wall is the flag and the others red, white and blue.  Around the ceiling are flags from about 20 countries I visited for work.  Looks pretty good.

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58 minutes ago, Onboard 2.0 said:

I dig it. I love big graphics 

I got your big graphic...right here.

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13 minutes ago, deadshank said:

I got your big graphic...right here.

Hey man.... I like ya... just not in that way.. sorry big fella....  I always heard you roofers swung both ways ....

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Those are pretty awesome. How's the back/bottom braced?

Pretty much nada
The front of the seat is screwed/glued onto the front cross support piece you see
Same for the back (bevel cut on the top piece running behind the back)
Where the two pieces of plywood meet in the back/bottom, a bunch of pocket holes/screws and glue.

The bottom “frame” on the floor is tied together with a cross piece to give the overall chair some extra support (i.e. the bottom is an H)

We’ll see if this is a “one season” chair or if I’m going to get some life out it

I wish I could say I came up with the plans myself, but I’m pretty much a wood working novice and not creative at all. I can, however, follow high level directions pretty well. Found the plans for $10 on some diy YouTube channel I can send you if interested.

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10 hours ago, UTexasFight said:


Pretty much nada
The front of the seat is screwed/glued onto the front cross support piece you see
Same for the back (bevel cut on the top piece running behind the back)
Where the two pieces of plywood meet in the back/bottom, a bunch of pocket holes/screws and glue.

The bottom “frame” on the floor is tied together with a cross piece to give the overall chair some extra support (i.e. the bottom is an H)

We’ll see if this is a “one season” chair or if I’m going to get some life out it

I wish I could say I came up with the plans myself, but I’m pretty much a wood working novice and not creative at all. I can, however, follow high level directions pretty well. Found the plans for $10 on some diy YouTube channel I can send you if interested.

OK, I can see how that works now.

Appreciate the reply and I might hit PM you for those plans if I can get my list of "fun" projects out of the way. Or if I can get my carpenter friend freed up from table-making...

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13 hours ago, UTexasFight said:


I wish I could say I came up with the plans myself, but I’m pretty much a wood working novice and not creative at all. I can, however, follow high level directions pretty well. Found the plans for $10 on some diy YouTube channel I can send you if interested.

Love the chairs.  What's the link?

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4 hours ago, Okie State said:

Getting pretty good at building these. Could probably sell them all day long on Nextdoor at a loss.4ee0fec5faa6613e1780065539fe9b89.jpgd018f6f2afe3cafed40bd58fa3d24e66.jpg

I’ll buy one or two at a loss. 

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So wife and neighbors wife want to do one of those fold down, fence bars. It's not a bad idea, we spend a lot of time with them and we'd put it to good use. I don't want to do the super simple ones I've seen on social media, where it folds down on one side so one neighbor has a bar/seating area and the other has to stand up. Trying to think of an idea so it pivots down and both sides have a table area. It's a 6' fence. Was thinking maybe I could just have the top 3 feet on a rail that can pivot and raise or lower but would like advice from people with a little more engineering background than myself

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Been repairing my back porch. Previous owners didn’t take care of it and it was falling apart. Have been pretty pissed working on it.

 

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42 minutes ago, NateHitch said:

So wife and neighbors wife want to do one of those fold down, fence bars. It's not a bad idea, we spend a lot of time with them and we'd put it to good use. I don't want to do the super simple ones I've seen on social media, where it folds down on one side so one neighbor has a bar/seating area and the other has to stand up. Trying to think of an idea so it pivots down and both sides have a table area. It's a 6' fence. Was thinking maybe I could just have the top 3 feet on a rail that can pivot and raise or lower but would like advice from people with a little more engineering background than myself

Yeah, rails that allow it to accordion downward so you get some "bar" on either side of the fence might work. I'm imagining something like a garage door track with rollers at the top and middle, and two or three sections hinged opposite one another.  For a 6' fence you could have the bottom 3'-4' stationary and then 2 or 3 sections at the top that collapse down onto one another providing a little bit of bar to either side of the fence centerline.

 

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Been repairing my back porch. Previous owners didn’t take care of it and it was falling apart. Have been pretty pissed working on it.
 
I get pissed all the time at things the previous owners screwed up on my house.

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Yeah, rails that allow it to accordion downward so you get some "bar" on either side of the fence might work. I'm imagining something like a garage door track with rollers at the top and middle, and two or three sections hinged opposite one another.  For a 6' fence you could have the bottom 3'-4' stationary and then 2 or 3 sections at the top that collapse down onto one another providing a little bit of bar to either side of the fence centerline.
 

You could have a small section of fence pivot in the middle so that it ends up on both sides of the property and is open under it. Cut that section loose and use some pipe with clamps for it to rotate on. Or get fancy and use an actual shaft with bearing on either end.

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On 5/2/2020 at 11:15 PM, UTexasFight said:

Finished these a month ago.
Got a fair amount of use out of them during the cool spring evenings during the quarantine.

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Were you working from plans on these or did you just wing it?  I like the looks of those and might have to make a pair for myself.

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On 5/2/2020 at 11:15 PM, UTexasFight said:

Finished these a month ago.
Got a fair amount of use out of them during the cool spring evenings during the quarantine.

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Were you working from plans on these or did you just wing it?  I like the looks of those and might have to make a pair for myself.

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You could have a small section of fence pivot in the middle so that it ends up on both sides of the property and is open under it. Cut that section loose and use some pipe with clamps for it to rotate on. Or get fancy and use an actual shaft with bearing on either end.
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I don't understand these fence table/bars.  You like your neighbors enough to have a drink  with them but not enough to actually invite them over to sit on the patio under some shade? WTF?

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5 minutes ago, davidg said:

I don't understand these fence table/bars.  You like your neighbors enough to have a drink  with them but not enough to actually invite them over to sit on the patio under some shade? WTF?

What, you think they should actually have a gate or something?  Why do that when you can Tim Toolman Taylor it up in this bitch?

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1 hour ago, davidg said:

I don't understand these fence table/bars.  You like your neighbors enough to have a drink  with them but not enough to actually invite them over to sit on the patio under some shade? WTF?

In the times of social distancing, I suppose I can sort of understand them. 

Before that though, if I wanted to spend time with neighbors in a backyard, it was either ours or theirs.  And it included comfortable chairs, around a table, under a covered patio or out by the pool, or in the pool, or whatever.

 

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I don't understand these fence table/bars.  You like your neighbors enough to have a drink  with them but not enough to actually invite them over to sit on the patio under some shade? WTF?
I don't really either, it's just something the wives saw and liked and it'd give me something to do. I might do it or might not

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18 hours ago, NateHitch said:

So wife and neighbors wife want to do one of those fold down, fence bars. It's not a bad idea, we spend a lot of time with them and we'd put it to good use. I don't want to do the super simple ones I've seen on social media, where it folds down on one side so one neighbor has a bar/seating area and the other has to stand up. Trying to think of an idea so it pivots down and both sides have a table area. It's a 6' fence. Was thinking maybe I could just have the top 3 feet on a rail that can pivot and raise or lower but would like advice from people with a little more engineering background than myself

Saw this on reddit today:



 

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50 minutes ago, heso said:

Saw this on reddit today:



 

What happens when you get in a shooting war with your neighbor?

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On 5/15/2020 at 11:59 AM, McFly said:

Love the chairs.  What's the link?

 

On 5/15/2020 at 12:18 PM, UTexasFight said:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On 5/26/2020 at 11:19 AM, The Royal We said:

Were you working from plans on these or did you just wing it?  I like the looks of those and might have to make a pair for myself.

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I get pissed all the time at things the previous owners screwed up on my house.
Along this same vein, I do not like when dumbfuck previous owners hire dumbfuck contractors who do a shitty job. Or maybe it was the dumbfuck homeowners trying to DIY when they had no business DIYing. Just wasted half my day fixing bad irrigation joints that I uncovered while prepping for the patio I'm putting in. From what I saw it looks like only the pressure from the surrounding dirt was holding them together at all. This is the type of shit that causes me to never finish any projects in a reasonable amount of time. Fuck I need a beer.

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On 5/26/2020 at 5:47 AM, Okie State said:
On 5/25/2020 at 10:25 PM, Jkwellborn said:
Been repairing my back porch. Previous owners didn’t take care of it and it was falling apart. Have been pretty pissed working on it.
 

I get pissed all the time at things the previous owners screwed up on my house.

Fucking this. 

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