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Forum topic by Vance posted 09-16-2015 02:12 PM 1593 views 0 times favorited 33 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Vance

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09-16-2015 02:12 PM

I posted a question about PTL, it got many views but only three responses; one questioning methods which was cool and too that had nothing to do with my question. I get it; the masses as a whole don’t like PTL. I’ll not be posting anything PTL related again. Genuinely sorry about hitting a nerve.


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#1 posted 09-18-2015 01:48 PM

111 views and no comments or suggestions?

I did post this on another site, (not really a wood group but a guitar builder’s group) but really wanted to hear something from this crowd as this group REALLY knows woods. The few that responded elsewhere stated that clean, stacked, cribbed and out of the elements, I could expect to be able to start working the wood in saws and such in about a week. Anyone want to confirm or deny this? Otherwise, I’m off to the races.

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#2 posted 09-18-2015 02:24 PM

I’m not building a bench from pressure treated wood. No way! No how!
Bill

-- bill@magraphics.us

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#3 posted 09-19-2015 05:24 AM

I hate to answer a question with a question but…..............is that stuff even straight at all after all that? If that were stored here like that those 4X4’s would be twisted like licorice sticks. I wish you luck with this.

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#4 posted 09-19-2015 05:41 AM



I m not building a bench from pressure treated wood. No way! No how!
Bill

- Bill White

Yea, and I’m not buying one either!

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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#5 posted 09-19-2015 12:37 PM

Yeah, it is straight. Or at least as straight as when I started. Thanks for staying on topic.

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#6 posted 09-19-2015 12:46 PM

Sorry, what’s the question?

In any case do whatever you want in my opinion.

-- -Dan

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#7 posted 09-19-2015 12:59 PM

In college (I think legal writing class) I was told to always define an abbreviation before using it. I had to read a couple of replies before I figured out what the abbreviation PTL stood for. Many people might not take the time. So if the question was of the form ”... Pressure Treated Lumber (PTL) ...” then more would understand and reply.

-- "I love it when a plan comes together" John "Hannibal" Smith

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#8 posted 09-19-2015 01:10 PM

I have customers that talk to me using web forum acronyms as actual words in their sentences, drives me nuts! Makes me want to have sirens go off and confetti drop from the ceiling for the next guy that uses the most acronyms in a sentence.

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#9 posted 09-19-2015 01:14 PM

Since religion is a taboo subject here, you should not discuss The PTL Club.

-- “Big man, pig man, ha ha, charade you are.” ― R. Waters

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#10 posted 09-19-2015 01:16 PM

I hate to admit to being so slow on the uptake but I didn’t know what it meant either. So I just went on down the road to the next one.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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#11 posted 09-19-2015 01:20 PM

Chuck and I had the same first thought. :-)

Like WoodNSawdust said, always try to make sure your initial post is clear. Otherwise, most people will skip right over it.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Vance

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#12 posted 09-19-2015 01:36 PM

I’m pretty sure my original post stated pressure treated lumber, (PTL). I know I’ve done it that way in other threads. Clearly the two who simply threw out opinions without a qualifier as to why they said what they said knew what it meant. It took me several times seeing SYP that folks posted in another thread before I got it so I understand this well.

From my take on this site, it’s as much about learning from others as anything else. So to state an opinion without the reasoning behind it is as pointless as possible. Why bother?

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#13 posted 09-19-2015 02:04 PM



In college (I think legal writing class) I was told to always define an abbreviation before using it. I had to read a couple of replies before I figured out what the abbreviation PTL stood for. Many people might not take the time. So if the question was of the form ”... Pressure Treated Lumber (PTL) ...” then more would understand and reply.

- WoodNSawdust


AMEN!

-- "You may have your PHD but I have my GED and my DD 214"

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#14 posted 09-19-2015 05:32 PM

I posted a question about PTL, it got many views but only three responses [...] I get it; the masses as a whole don t like PTL. I ll not be posting anything PTL related again. Genuinely sorry about hitting a nerve.

I’m having trouble following your logic on this one. How does the lack of responses indicate that something is ‘taboo’ or hitting a nerve?

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - To be old and wise, you must first be young and stupid

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#15 posted 09-19-2015 05:57 PM

There are a lot of topics and projects that get very few responses. It is a little troubling when you post a project and no comments but that is just the way it goes.

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