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ECF

Big Wall climber
The Frayed End of Insanity
Dec 15, 2012 - 06:01pm PT
That was the worst texture job I have ever seen, and my house was built during the depression by a chicken farmer...

Edit... So I just searched the forum for any sign of him, and found a two month old apology for bag tossing...
Breathe....
Let it go...
Say nothing...

Thanks, I needed a smile!
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Dec 15, 2012 - 06:14pm PT
Well ECF,

Oscar Wilde was supposed to have said on his death bed in a hospital,"Either those drapes go, or I do"... HAHAHAHAHA !

EDIT : in reference to plaster.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Dec 15, 2012 - 06:17pm PT
I didn't know that Oscar died in Canada.
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Dec 15, 2012 - 06:19pm PT
I don't either but he would have had a good time in Vancouver if he had lived another 112 years !
ECF

Big Wall climber
The Frayed End of Insanity
Dec 15, 2012 - 06:20pm PT
You gotta admire style!
Plaidman

Trad climber
South Slope of Mt. Tabor, Portland, Oregon, USA
Dec 17, 2012 - 01:35am PT
This is our current project at work. It's a 30ft.x80ft. walk in/freezer combo box. That steel beam is 30ft in length and about 13 ft. off the floor. Glad we had two lifts to get it up there.
Credit: Plaidman
First floor panel in place.
First floor panel in place.
Credit: Plaidman
197 wall panels in all. 4 doors with 2 sliding doors.
197 wall panels in all. 4 doors with 2 sliding doors.
Credit: Plaidman
We had a fork lift. Thank God!
We had a fork lift. Thank God!
Credit: Plaidman
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Dec 17, 2012 - 10:59am PT
I guess I'll have to post some pics of a 75' x 300' floating freezer. ;-)
drljefe

climber
El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
Dec 17, 2012 - 11:23am PT
I still can't show you what I've been building...

but I can tell you it's DONE!!!
1.5 years on this bad boy.

The completion of the project is bittersweet, though, as it is my mentor's last.
He's 77 and a legend, finally "retiring"(yeah right- we'll have to pry the spherometer and polishing compound from his cold, dead hands).
I feel fortunate to have worked with him so closely and grateful for the passing down of knowledge in what is becoming a lost art/trade/science.


ps- good job phyl.
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Dec 17, 2012 - 11:30am PT
Can you tell us, rather than show us?

My interest is piqued.
kennyt

climber
Woodfords,California
Dec 17, 2012 - 11:32am PT
Credit: kennyt
my crew
my crew
Credit: kennyt
Credit: kennyt
Credit: kennyt
Credit: kennyt
some wide plank flooring I installed and finished in my last project
mrtropy

Trad climber
Nor Cal
Dec 17, 2012 - 11:35am PT
Kenny T, very cool floor. Do you ever jump over the pass to Bear to do work?
drljefe

climber
El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
Dec 17, 2012 - 11:44am PT
Brandon-
sorry. nope. can't.

just thought folks around here could relate to that sense of accomplishment and also to the apprentice/mentor relationship.
kennyt

climber
Woodfords,California
Dec 17, 2012 - 11:44am PT
I'll go just about anywhere depending on the size of the job and its proximity to climbing. I just started a big job in Incline Village.
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Dec 17, 2012 - 11:45am PT
Nice looking floor? What are you using for a finish?

I like this,



http://www.timbertools.com/Products/LandArkWoodFinishes.html

And this,



Edit, Jefe, I hear you on the mentorship, it's a powerful thing.
eKat

Trad climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Dec 17, 2012 - 11:46am PT
YAY, Jefe. . . and kennyt. . . LOVE your crew!

:-)
kennyt

climber
Woodfords,California
Dec 17, 2012 - 11:47am PT
Yep, Waterlox tung oil 5 coats
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 17, 2012 - 12:18pm PT
So ECF, you've got me wondering who the heck you are.
El Cap Fool? Old nemesis on Supertopo?
Back under a fresh avatar?

Beautiful instruments you've made there, but too much pointy stuff
for me personally. I like "round" stuff.

Don't get me wrong, I admire the work. I couldn't do it. It's just a personal taste thing.

So do you really not want us to know who you are?
drljefe

climber
El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
Dec 17, 2012 - 01:53pm PT
I have an enormous amount of pride in what I helped create.
I'd love to be able to spray about it, I'd love to be in a press photo with my team. Oh well, some projects are like that.

Luckily, the next project is not classified and when completed will garner much attention.


The primary mirror is a 4.24-m diameter, 75-mm thick, off-axis paraboloid. The outer 12-cm rim is masked by the aperture plate, thus allowing a 4-m aperture. The mirror will be manufactured from Corning ULE‡ or Schott Zerodur glass. The two are functionally equivalent and the choice of material will be determined by competitive bid. Silicon carbide would be attractive for its superior mechanical and thermal qualities, but the technology to manufacture such large mirrors has not fully matured.

The size of the off-axis primary mirror is unprecedented. Several telescopes use segmented mirrors that result in off-axis components, but the largest are the 1.8-m wide, 75-mm segments of the 10-m Keck telescope. Although no other large, monolithic off-axis solar or astronomical telescope exists at this time, personnel have worked closely with the major mirror polishers to ensure the feasibility of the design.

The mirror will be polished to a 20-Angstrom surface roughness, comparable to that of Gemini and other large nighttime telescopes now in operation.
kennyt

climber
Woodfords,California
Dec 17, 2012 - 07:02pm PT
Sorry if Ive already posted this photo but it's one I finished up in Markleeville, Ca. last July
Credit: kennyt
mechrist

Gym climber
South of Heaven
Dec 17, 2012 - 07:27pm PT
Dats what I built recently... and a deck... not bad for a nerd...

Credit: mechrist
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