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Blog entry by patron posted 1335 days ago 1176 reads 0 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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NOT THAT GUY’S !

this is a mexican scaffold

one sheet of ply (or wafferboard) two 8’ 2×4’s two 4×4’s (different length’s
for different height’s) one 2×10x?

cut sheet into 4 triangles
nail (or screw)
to two 4’ 2×4’s
(i leave an ‘ear’ up
to screw to house
top and bottom)
insert 4×4 from inner corner
can be adjusted for height
by moving 4×4 in or out
attach plank (2×10x?)
with 4 screws
to keep it from twisting
and up you go




now i can repair the weather side of my house
and have them for any repairs needed later
cheaper than renting scafolds

around here the plasterers
take all of them
from the rental places
they put in for them months in advance

blog on the repairs to follow soon

hope this helps someone
on a tight budget

happy holidays !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle



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degoose

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#1 posted 1335 days ago

VERY INGENIOUS.
I think you have too many ideas…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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woody57

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#2 posted 1335 days ago

That is very cool
I never would have come up with that
Around here construction is down to where you can rent about anything at any time.

-- Emmett, from Georgia

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grizzman

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#3 posted 1335 days ago

i thought you were going to sprinkle some of the …uhhh hum…will call it medical powder on the ground…put your plywood on top of it and watch it spring up into the air…...but i guess not…...but…your idea is a great one…very practical…and usable next time…..glad to see things on the rise there….lol…i hate to see a good wood worker down…and out….......so ill say…keep your chin up…...:))..and get those repairs done…....grizz

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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Dennisgrosen

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#4 posted 1335 days ago

looking scary to use…LOL well on the other hand I can´t even get on to the first step on a latter…LOL

take care David

Dennis

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nmkidd

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#5 posted 1335 days ago

Good to see your getting up in the world!!!

You must have a long timer on your camera to be able to get up there and still get a pic….......mine only has about 15 seconds!!!

Be safe!!!!

-- Doug, New Mexico.......the only stupid question is one that is never asked!........don't fix it, if it ain't broke!

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SPalm

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#6 posted 1335 days ago

That is so Cool. So many tricks to learn.

Thanks David, but do take care.
Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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Bob Kollman

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#7 posted 1335 days ago

I thought New Mexico was warm and sunny. The weather side of your house looks like it

was hit by an Arabian sand storm!!! And I think you made post about snow….what happened to

my illusions of WARM-SUNNY-HAPPY New Mexico???

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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Bob Kollman

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#8 posted 1335 days ago

Be careful….if you fall off your own scaffold no one to sue but yourself!!!!

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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patron

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#9 posted 1335 days ago

thanks guys

about to use it now

no timer use yet
neighbor came by
this is a strong back to flaten
the warped siding
(i didn’t have money for 2×6’s
for blocks when i built the house)

it will screw to studs
and pull the paneling to it

bob
it is sunny right now
was 10 deg this morning
snow coming
it was here last week

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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Dennisgrosen

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#10 posted 1335 days ago

just so you know
freezing -4 to -6 on the island no snow yet
but in some part of this tiny country they already have 20inches
and gonna be worse tommorow a nice little blitz to remind us off
how the winther can bee….Brrrrrhh cold

Dennis

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patron

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#11 posted 1335 days ago

dennis

it can (and does sometimes)
get to -10 F here
then it might be 45 F
in the afternoon

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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ellen35

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#12 posted 1335 days ago

Brrrr!! Even in good old New England, we are in the 40’s right now!
Batten down those hatches, David!

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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patron

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#13 posted 1335 days ago

ellen
started at 10F this morning
got to 47F
by noon
clear sky all day
like the sky
over my head
in the pickture

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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Joe Lyddon

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#14 posted 1335 days ago

Very clever geometry there, David!

Leave it to you to come up with something like that… Superb!

Really COOL way to go!

Looks like you’re spending your Sander $$ on fixup jobs!

Take care!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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RonPeters

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#15 posted 1335 days ago

Got to 6 degrees last night in Colorado Springs….brrrrrrrr just a bit chilly!

That’s one creative genius there with that Mexican scaffold! Where in the world did you come up with that idea?

-- “Once more unto the breach, dear friends...” Henry V - Act III, Scene I

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