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Project by AkBob posted 06-17-2011 01:59 AM 1639 views 4 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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Willie1031

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#1 posted 06-17-2011 02:25 AM

That is great. I love porch swings to watch the sunset, or sunrise depending on where it’s facing.

-- A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval. -- Mark Twain

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devann

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#2 posted 06-17-2011 02:40 AM

Looks great. I never saw one using rope to hang it, always been a chain. I don’t think I could never get one to hang as straight and level as you did using rope. Good job.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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AkBob

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#3 posted 06-17-2011 02:48 AM

Thanks Darell. It was old shrimp pot line I had. Everything here is realy expensive or you can’t get it, so I try to use whats on hand.

Thanks Willie1031, Sun doesn’t set this time of year this far north, but I’m sure we’ll use it the same

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Willie1031

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#4 posted 06-17-2011 03:13 AM

I get it now…Ak “Alaska” got it. I tried to get stationed there, but didn’t get so lucky.

-- A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval. -- Mark Twain

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AkBob

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#5 posted 06-17-2011 03:26 AM

No prob Willie, you’d be surprised how many times I’ve had to explain to a sales person on the phone that Alaska IS a state. My favorite is when they tell me that the shipping is only good for the continental US. I then have to explain that were ARE on the same continent. Leaves them baffled until I throw them a bone and say “do you perhaps mean, ‘Contiguous US’.” Of course they agree, but I know they still don’t know the difference.

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lilredweldingrod

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#6 posted 06-17-2011 04:01 AM

Bob, are those nooses on the corners? Is this a new form of intimidation? lol That is a very nice swing.

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littlecope

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#7 posted 06-17-2011 10:46 AM

Nice Swing Bob!!
And like they say in the movie Goodfellas,
You’re a funny guy!! :)
Welcome to LJ’s!!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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Ken90712

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#8 posted 06-17-2011 10:56 AM

Nice, looks clean to me. Great sense of humor I like it! The only way they would know Alaska is a state now a days is to look it up on an I Phone LOL

I thought the same thing when I saw the rope, is it strong enough? The I thought well if it pulls up pots then of course it is! I didnt get the nickname Overkill overnight :>)

Well done!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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Scott Bryan

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#9 posted 06-17-2011 01:20 PM

Bob, this came out nice and I am sure you won a few brownie points with this swing. It sure adds a sense of welcome to your porch and looks like a great place to spend some time after a hard day in the shop.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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Roger

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#10 posted 06-17-2011 01:56 PM

i like the nooses Bob. i think we should have many o those in our court systems

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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dustyal

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#11 posted 06-17-2011 04:00 PM

well done… and it looks really comfortable… I like the rope idea over using chain… I think I would use a heavier rope, not for any additional strength, but because a larger diameter would feel a little better in the hand.

I think I will replace the rusty chain with rope on our front porch swing.

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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Richard

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#12 posted 06-18-2011 01:57 PM

I just have two words for this…

“Sa” and “Weeet”.

-- 'I sand, therefore, I am'. Richard. PNW.

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Slinky

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#13 posted 08-12-2011 05:31 AM

This is the best swing ever!

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