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neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Sep 15, 2014 - 01:45pm PT
hey there say, pinckbrown... wow, what a NEAT house... thanks for sharing...
me, had not stopped in here, on the ol' building thread, for a bit... but, since i was just 'building this bell' so to speak, thought i'd post it, since i SAW this thread bump, :)

will go back and see what other neat stuff is going on, too, with the other folks here...


here is bell, just a rough start that i will learn to perfect... cut the wine bottle in half...
actually the bottle-neck part (which is usually used for this type of stuff), fell a bit to the floor, in the cut process, so i had to use the table-set side...
but, it turned out nice... it is a gift for one of my other brothers...


well, happy building to all, :)


Credit: neebee


and here, with a bit of light getting through it:

Credit: neebee
Gnome Ofthe Diabase

climber
Out Of Bed
Sep 15, 2014 - 03:35pm PT
Credit: Gnome Ofthe Diabase
[photo
Credit: Gnome Ofthe Diabase
id=377797] Have we got a winner?My 10yr old daughter
Actually made this ,it's cool! Daddy's got quite a Belly GRRR HA
rottingjohnny

Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca
Sep 15, 2014 - 05:55pm PT
pinkbrown...i hope you didn't leave the keys in your car...?
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Sep 15, 2014 - 06:05pm PT
The ladder in the gravel is even scarier (not to mention its angle)!
My bro-in-law is now paralyzed from a similar escapade 5 months ago.
A nice beefy boom lift is pretty cheap comparatively.
pinckbrown

Trad climber
Lake Tahoe, CA
Sep 16, 2014 - 05:19pm PT
Reilly - I am so sorry to hear about your brother in law. I wish him the best. I checked on a boom lift - 1 day including deposit and delivery/pickup - $850.
Seemed like a lot at the time, but obviously the much wiser choice.
Angle was extreme, gravel was dangerous.
Bob Pinckney
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Sep 16, 2014 - 05:40pm PT
The ladder in the gravel is even scarier (not to mention its angle)!

No shitz!
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Sep 16, 2014 - 05:53pm PT
Yeah, because of a ladder he went from flying F-16's and B767's to flying a wheelchair.
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Canada
Sep 16, 2014 - 06:28pm PT
Wood frame house builders need to up their game and join the modern world.

I avoid building wood frame structures and the contractors that play this game. It's because of the halfassed nature of framers regarding what they believe is an OK way of doing things. 2x4 scaffolding while instructed to skimp on nails, 40' ladders without fall restraint, non GFCI power in a field of mud, no cohesive plan if someone gets injured, etc.

All predicated on the odds that OSHA or Worker's Compensation Boards have bigger fish to fry regarding commercial buildings and leave the bo-jang neighbourhood stick frame clusterf*#k masters to chance.

Pay the freight.

neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Sep 16, 2014 - 06:33pm PT
hey there say, gnome of the diabase... very NICE grandaughter-share, there... :)
rottingjohnny

Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca
Sep 16, 2014 - 06:37pm PT
Pink...Nice house by the way...rj
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Canada
Sep 16, 2014 - 06:45pm PT
I agree. It's a very nice house.
wilbeer

Mountain climber
Terence Wilson greeneck alleghenys,ny,
Sep 16, 2014 - 07:21pm PT
That is a great looking damn near microhouse pinck.

Try not to be lucky with ladders,be smart.

Credit: wilbeer

Since 82 I have been building houses ,1 accident.Stacked drywall [not by my crew]fell over and broke a mans ankle while building kitchen soffits on a rain day.

Some have balance and brains to work off ladders ,some do not.

To generalize about "framers" with such a broad brush must mean you are a painter.
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Canada
Sep 16, 2014 - 08:09pm PT
No I'm not a painter. I do respect painters and what they require to be effective. All trades get the same level of obligation from me to provide a safe environment to work in. Everyone is there to make money, not be a hero.

As for my opinion based on multiple experiences with wood frame builders, I'm comfortable feeling the way I do.

wilbeer

Mountain climber
Terence Wilson greeneck alleghenys,ny,
Sep 16, 2014 - 08:22pm PT
Sorry for your experiences.
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Canada
Sep 16, 2014 - 08:49pm PT
Yeah, I am too.

With all things there is the ability for people to excel at what they do in ways that may not pay the bottom line. I know there are people who build houses and employ things like remote control cranes,boom lifts and secure steel or aluminum scaffolding.

It's a fact, at least up here in Canada that if a project is a stand alone single family dwelling in a suburban neighbourhood there isn't much civil oversight other than mandatory building inspections based on progress milestones. The odds of sanctions against cutting corners are gambled on during 6 weeks to completion.
ruppell

climber
Sep 16, 2014 - 09:04pm PT
Some people cut corners, some don't. Framers aren't the only ones that do this. Singling out one trade is bogus.

Every see a dry wall guy mudding while standing on a spackle bucket? Ever see an electrician make a hot tie in? Ever see a backhoe operator on way to steep of a slope? Ever see concrete guys using ply instead of lvl's for tall forms? I have.

I was a framer for a long time. Never had a job related lost time injury. I worked with pros and we used the proper tool for the job.
rottingjohnny

Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca
Sep 16, 2014 - 09:05pm PT
Ruppell,...Ever seen a grown man naked...?
ruppell

climber
Sep 16, 2014 - 09:08pm PT
Yep. Even a few times on the job site. lol
sandstone conglomerate

climber
sharon conglomerate central
Sep 16, 2014 - 09:09pm PT
A little something I've been working on:

Credit: sandstone conglomerate


nah000

climber
canuckistan
Sep 16, 2014 - 09:14pm PT
JB: while you have a point, regarding mindless and/or macho safety cultures, i'm sure you'd agree there is a balance in there... i recently had a good conversation with a safety consultant who discussed his view that there is a bit of a returning tide within the safety industry... that being, that the historically speaking, relatively recent trend towards rule oriented attempts at the elimination of risk can be in certain situations as counterproductive as mindless or ego driven risk acceptance...

i always find it interesting how much overlap there is between risk and safety discussions in construction and those regarding safe climbing...
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