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Forum topic by Zuki posted 06-28-2009 11:52 PM 2062 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Zuki

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06-28-2009 11:52 PM

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After making a recent post showing me on a ladder at a less than perfect angle, and after reading Padre’s post on his ladder incident I decided I would add another layer of safety to my ladder work.

I made this anti-kickback out of a scrap piece of 2×2, 4 8” spikes and a short length of rope. I don’t think I have to get into the details of construction . . . you can pretty much figure that out.

When I put the ladder in place I will put the AKD on an angle at the feet of the ladder and pound it into the ground with a hammer. The rope will enable me to pull it out of the ground. Here I have just tapped it with my foot so you can get the idea. If the ladder does decide to kickback this puppy should catch the feet so that I can come down safely.

I will let you know how it works.

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Russel

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#1 posted 06-29-2009 12:34 AM

Yeah, Padre’s story got my attention after all the time I’ve spent on a ladder over the years. Looks to be a workable add-on. Hope you never need it.

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lew

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#2 posted 06-29-2009 12:56 AM

Neat!!!

As Russel said- hope you never need it!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#3 posted 06-29-2009 01:31 AM

Hey Zuki
Looks like a great Idea. Could send me plans LOL

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Zuki

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#4 posted 06-30-2009 12:09 AM

Yea Dave . . . great idea . . . you can then send it to Jim.

Might as well send it to Russel and lew as well.

:-)

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Karson

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#5 posted 06-30-2009 12:15 AM

looks good.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia karsonwm@gmail.com †

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#6 posted 06-30-2009 02:51 AM

Patent it!

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pitchnsplinters

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#7 posted 06-30-2009 12:08 PM

Videotape your test, just so we know it works.

-- Just 'cause a cat has kittens in the oven, it don't make 'em biscuits.

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Splinterman

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#8 posted 06-30-2009 12:29 PM

This is way too complicated….......explain it again Zuki….!!!

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