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wilbeer

Mountain climber
honeoye falls,ny.greeneck alleghenys
Apr 25, 2014 - 08:05pm PT
How do you know I was on a ladder?

Edit:HA.
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Apr 25, 2014 - 08:14pm PT
Jefe, is that what you're building?

My carpentry skills pale in comparison to an undertaking of that sort. Chapeau!
wilbeer

Mountain climber
honeoye falls,ny.greeneck alleghenys
Apr 25, 2014 - 08:15pm PT
Hear that,Brandon
TheTye

Trad climber
Sacramento CA
Apr 28, 2014 - 06:15pm PT
I'm building a new steel gate for the Garden we planted in the back half of our driveway. Still a long way to go. I am going to start the decorative leaves and such this week.


hinges and main post
hinges and main post
Credit: TheTye
welding up the gate frame
welding up the gate frame
Credit: TheTye
got the lock, fill mesh and decorative side panel "vines" done
got the lock, fill mesh and decorative side panel "vines" done
Credit: TheTye
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Apr 28, 2014 - 08:06pm PT
Totally self congratulatory, but I kicked some ass at work today. I worked the tie-ins from the existing structure to the new one solo. I made soffit from the old building flow into the new one seamlessly, despite many obstacles. I tied a timberframe into a wall, and built the largest return on a gable known to man. Trimmed it as well.

I may not be the best builder, but this is one of those feel good days where you start to think that you're excellent. I'm sure I'll encounter something tomorrow that puts me in my place.

The Tye, I wish I knew how to weld, strong work!
TheTye

Trad climber
Sacramento CA
Apr 29, 2014 - 10:19am PT
It's fairly cheap to learn. Pick up a wire-feed frome Home Depot or Harbor Freight and a roll of flux-core wire. Get some free scrap metal from a supplier... spend an hour googling tutorial vids then go outside and weld some crap together!
Once you own a cheap wire feed welder you will find that it will help you on a ton of projects. The little ones don't even take special power supply.
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Apr 29, 2014 - 06:15pm PT
Tye, I'm going to have to do that. My brother and his friend rent space from me to build super fast Audis, and they have a small wire feed welder.

We poured some mud today, it was pretty interesting. No pump truck, so the barrel truck drove right up and put the chute through the window and door.

Credit: Brandon-
healyje

Trad climber
Portland, Oregon
Apr 29, 2014 - 08:46pm PT
Brandon, that pic helps, thanks.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Apr 29, 2014 - 09:00pm PT
How much water did the driver add per yer beseechings, huh?
Self-leveling!!!!!!!!!!! BwaHaHaHaHa! ;-)
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Apr 30, 2014 - 12:16pm PT
Dude, I had to tell the driver to stop adding water. The chute was low angle, but the slump he gave the mix was crazy! Super loose.

It was six hours before we could put knee boards out.

Edit; And, the boss brought his dog. Sure enough, the dog ran through the mud.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Apr 30, 2014 - 12:31pm PT
Yeah, you were prolly his last pour and he just wanted to make his clean-out
easier. Don't EVER trust a driver!

Check this out for a man's pour! New world record just a few weeks ago
for the footing for a 75 story hotel here.

World Record Concrete Pour

18' foot thick slab!

227 trucks servicing 6 mixing plants for a 30 hour pour

2120 truckloads = 21,200 yards!

To keep it from cooking off they installed 90,000 feet of plastic pipe
through which they pumped 40,000 gallons of water chilled to 45 degrees.
When done cooling they pumped the pipes full of slurry.

They took over 1000 cylinders. Why? If they fail are they gonna jackhammer it all up?

Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Apr 30, 2014 - 12:46pm PT
Healy, glad that it helps, deep walls are easy and add huge value to a home.

Reilly, pour days are super stressful, I couldn't imagine a hundred yard pour. (Or however many yards they poured.) one thousand cylinders? Eleven thousand yards?
bentelbow

climber
spud state
Apr 30, 2014 - 03:03pm PT
1985 RZ350.Last of the imported street two strokes.Total frame up resto. Had my hand on every nut and bolt, did the paint myself
Credit: bentelbow
FRUMY

Trad climber
Bishop,CA
Apr 30, 2014 - 03:15pm PT
Nice --- Very nice.

One of the truly greatest production bikes ever made.
NutAgain!

Trad climber
South Pasadena, CA
Apr 30, 2014 - 05:02pm PT
You can't see much of what I'm building, but you can hear it:
http://www.facebook.com/midlife.truckstop
http://www.midlifetruckstop.com/our-sound

Gunkie

Trad climber
East Coast US
May 2, 2014 - 06:40pm PT
More rocket motor madness. This time a 1/3 | 1/3 | 1/3, Mg/Al/Zn mix with ammonium perchlorate as the oxidizer + a burn rate accelerant + a high solids loading. This is probably the mix I will go with to the summer launches.

Edge

Trad climber
Boulder, CO
May 11, 2014 - 08:11pm PT
I'm heading for Sacramento next week to deliver some furniture (pics to come) and the client wanted two pair (4) bypass doors, paint grade. I knocked 'em together in 4 hours using MDF, maple strips, glue, and a 23 guage pin nailer.

The scale of the detail is lost in the pic, but the doors are destined to work four wide in a circa 1950's Cali home.

Ready for primer.
Ready for primer.
Credit: Edge
Flip Flop

Trad climber
Truckee, CA
May 13, 2014 - 07:17pm PT
Edge,
Just before your descent into Sacratomato you will pass through a noisy little highway town called Truckee. There's a crag known as Donner Summit with a variety of granite rock climbs for rock climbers to climb on. I'd be happy to give you a tour, hold the rope, whatever. Truckee is like Boulder without the intellectuals. We don't cotton to too much book learnin', 'ceptin a few fat climbing guide books.

As an aside. If you're interested in Japanese building, Len Bracket lives down the hill by Nevada City. I hear that he is sitting on 2M board feet of the finest woods. I'm a hack but you two might have stuff to talk about.
Mastery.
Mastery.
Credit: Flip Flop

wilbeer

Mountain climber
honeoye falls,ny.greeneck alleghenys
May 15, 2014 - 07:45pm PT
5 Months at my Doctors
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Finally,we are done friday.

Between carving a timberframe[at the shop],framing a HFH house and my doctors project,myself and 1.5 are chilling for awhile.[Still waiting on a basement].Cheers
healyje

Trad climber
Portland, Oregon
May 15, 2014 - 08:02pm PT
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