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498 days ago

I know a lot of you guys and gals are members of both forums. I also know that most of you have many home improvement projects that have gone along with your woodworking. Most of my projects, being a remodeling contractor, are more along these lines. I would like to see more action on that side of the fence regarding swapping knowledge, projects, renovation disasters and miracles.
If any newer members have not been there yet, give it a try and throw some posts over the fence.

-- Gary; Marysville, MI...Involve your children in your projects as much as possible, the return is priceless.


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Dallas

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#1 posted 498 days ago

I actually logged in over there this morning.
I agree, more input is needed, but I’m probably not the one to do it.

I work for a living as an RV park manager, dealing with wiring, Sodium lamps, septic systems, grading roads, building functional furniture for outdoor use here on the property, plumbing, gardening, and backing some campers into a spot.

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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#2 posted 498 days ago

“backing some campers into a spot’.....That has to be frustrating and hilarious at the same time.. LOL
I pull my work trailer nearly everyday and it’s second nature to back it up. I have friends that I have tried to coach to no avail. Just keep telling them “which ever direction the bottom of your steering wheel is going, that’s the direction the trailer will go”.

-- Gary; Marysville, MI...Involve your children in your projects as much as possible, the return is priceless.

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Manitario

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#3 posted 498 days ago

I’ve made a few posts over there; thankfully my home renos are not an ongoing issue…I find it hard to get as excited about rewiring or replacing baseboard as I do about the ww I post here…

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

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#4 posted 498 days ago

Rob..I know what you mean. WW is a little more satisfying than installing fiberglass insulation..itch…itch

-- Gary; Marysville, MI...Involve your children in your projects as much as possible, the return is priceless.

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#5 posted 498 days ago

Gary, some of these campers buy the big Dually Frieghtliner DL-70’s, 40’ fifthwheel RV’s, pull a toad behind it and have no idea how to back up at all.
I watched one guy spend 45 minutes trying to back up his rig as mentioned above, before I went out and told him, “You can’t back up with triples”.
I unhooked his toad, moved his toad and had him parked and set up in 15 minutes.

He told me he had never had to back up in 5 years of RV ownership.

Teaching people as a Driver-Trainer I taught them all to put their hand on the bottom of the wheel to back the trailer. It will automatically turn in the correct direction.

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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Manitario

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#6 posted 498 days ago

lol Gary. Yeah, it’s tough getting too excited about a lot of the home refurb projects at my house; when I drag wet insulation out of the cramped attic b/c the roof is leaking, I’m not really thinking about taking pics and posting it.

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

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#7 posted 498 days ago

Dallas…just peeked at you profile. Looks like your plenty qualified to give out HR advice.

Rob…Been there, done that. Cramped wet crawl spaces, crawling through wet blown in cellulose in attics, etc. In fact just pulled out a bunch of wet fiberglass out of a wall where a pipe froze and burst just last week. Oh, the fun…

-- Gary; Marysville, MI...Involve your children in your projects as much as possible, the return is priceless.

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#8 posted 498 days ago

Yeah, I have been trying to dual post my stuff lately.

Being a remodeling contractor and custom woodworker is my profession. I would say that the fine woodworking is my passion and I am not real excited about remodeling.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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#9 posted 498 days ago

Todd…I post my responses to your posts on HR to try and get some activity over there. I wish I could get more woodworking projects than renovation jobs but in this area there is little to no demand for it. The MI economy sure does not help. Seems we’re at the bottom of the barrel in the “Housing Recovery”
Thanks for being ‘around’....

-- Gary; Marysville, MI...Involve your children in your projects as much as possible, the return is priceless.

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#10 posted 498 days ago

Gary – Man you do nice work and I really respect your position. I can see you are the real deal.

I will continue to try and share more over there. Much of what we do works for both sites.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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#11 posted 498 days ago

i signed up for the garden tenders. i can see myself getting into growing some vegetables in some raised garden beds this year after failing miserably last year. which is actually funny because that is what initially got me into wood working after seeing how crappy nailing 2×4’s together (i had no idea how to mortise & tenon wood).
home refurb… hmm. that would be also part of the reason why i got into wood working to ‘enhance’ or edit some things around the house. i’ll go check that out.

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GaryL

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#12 posted 498 days ago

Holbs..I should follow your lead and get more into Garden Tenders also. My little 12×12 plot did not fair to well last year ether. If was more from not having time to attend to it properly….that’s my sorry excuse anyways…..

-- Gary; Marysville, MI...Involve your children in your projects as much as possible, the return is priceless.

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#13 posted 498 days ago

I’m swamped getting my woodworking tools and shop set up but I always have lots of questions about home improvement projects since I grew up in an apartment. Most of which I’m sure would be a piece of cake for you guys. I probably won’t be much help answering questions there unless its something I already researched and tackled like grading soil. I also have a 4’x12’ by 3’ high raised garden bed so the garden tenders will help at some point too. The 3 feet of depth really helps with the health of the plants.

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Kreegan

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#14 posted 498 days ago

Yeah Garden Tenders is rather dead too, which is sad because this is the time of year when I start ramping up getting ready to garden. My first woodworking project last year was a planter that I used for tomatoes.

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Dallas

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#15 posted 498 days ago

I never posted on Garden Tenders, mostly because no one really understands the conditions here.
That isn’t whining, it’s just that unless you are in a certain place you have no real idea of what they are.
For instance, we have seen it rain 1 1/2 miles up the road. We’ve also seen it rain 1/2 mile down the road.

But none here….. for months.

We even saw it rain 400’ away out on the highway in front of our place…... no rain here.

The most interesting rain we had was 30 yards to our north. enough rain to fill the pool to over flowing, none on our porch or yard.
None behind the house and none out to within 50’ of the road….. but the road was also soaked.

We have a bubble over our house and yard somehow and have had for the last three or four years.

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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