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Had a interesting time yesterday hauling brick - had a blowout on I-10 in the middle of nowhere in West Texas, load was too heavy for my jacks, wouldn't lift the trailer high enough to change the tire. Called Good Sam's roadside service and they said my Platinum plan didn't cover utility trailers, which is BS, their website and brochure both state clearly that they are. Was on the phone for an hour getting the run around - it was hot and the traffic was 80 miles an hour and the blowout was on the drivers side. Finally got them to send somebody - got back on the road after 2 hours.
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Now you've went and done it, now I gotta have one of those finish nailers. You and smooth gonna have me tool broke.

My nail gun is Harbor Freight junk, not even worth trying to use. Won't do finish nails, shoots one nail, no nail or two nails, never know what you're gonna get. Thinking of putting it in the next yard sale.

Like this one even better, no air hose to mess with, handy for small jobs unless ya want to have a couple extra batteries and a charger with ya.

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I got a 15 ga PortaCable that runs off of a gas canister (show's y'all how old I am) that I'd give ya, but I don't know if they even sell the gas canisters any longer. Also when I used my 16 for trimmin, I carried a 5 gal. air tank to power it. I never ran much trim at any one time so this way I didn't need to lug the compressor along. I still have that tank and it's over 25 years old now.

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If your dad is old to you I can't imagine what you would say about me. He looks just a bit older than my son! :D
 

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Had a interesting time yesterday hauling brick - had a blowout on I-10 in the middle of nowhere in West Texas, load was too heavy for my jacks, wouldn't lift the trailer high enough to change the tire. Called Good Sam's roadside service and they said my Platinum plan didn't cover utility trailers, which is BS, their website and brochure both state clearly that they are. Was on the phone for an hour getting the run around - it was hot and the traffic was 80 miles an hour and the blowout was on the drivers side. Finally got them to send somebody - got back on the road after 2 hours. View attachment 91181
Doncha just hate it when that happens. Them radials sure unravel when they blow.

I remember a long time ago I was traveling across NV. with my 40' race car trailer with my dragster inside when I saw a tire and rim pass me on the left. It was about 2 in the morning. Next thing I knew something was wrong when the trailer sorta jerked. We got it slowed down and stopped without ruining anything. Although it took a while to get another spindle and fix the trailer. We never did find that tire and broken spindle, and we looked hard for it.
 

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Working man nightmare Silver.
 

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Well She's not gonna win any beauty contests, but pretty functional for a mess of dimensional lumber (and cheap!). A lot of guys will spend 100's of hours and a lot of money on hardwoods building a show piece for a work bench that would put most fine furniture to shame. But thats not me, this thing will get abused. Ask a guy what tool He uses most in His shop, and a likely answer would be some sort of saw. But the truth is you need something flat and heavy that you can walk around. I'll need to build some drawers to fit underneath and find a vise eventually.
 

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Well She's not gonna win any beauty contests, but pretty functional for a mess of dimensional lumber (and cheap!). A lot of guys will spend 100's of hours and a lot of money on hardwoods building a show piece for a work bench that would put most fine furniture to shame. But thats not me, this thing will get abused. Ask a guy what tool He uses most in His shop, and a likely answer would be some sort of saw. But the truth is you need something flat and heavy that you can walk around. I'll need to build some drawers to fit underneath and find a vise eventually.
Nice work bench! When I started building furniture 30 years ago, the 1st thing I made was a work bench. I had a couple of slabs of hardwood and some salvaged 4 x 4 's and few skills, but I managed to join the slabs for a top and made a mortise and tenon base. Your bench is much better made - it should serve you for a very long time.
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Will, what do you think about these high grade numismatic pieces for trade? All graded by a respected chemest i know.
 

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Wows! Tell your "friend" no sniffing his chemicals while he grades anymore.

Dial for realz though, like i said when you called and i was at the game store during the pokimon tournament yesterday. I would have sent the gun to you, like Lt., for nothing.

Now the coins. In a word, overgraded. Too funny on the Ms 90 Kennedy but I love those. The half oz prospect is a sweet coin with a good premium when buying and I don't have one.

The Canada coin actually looks close to a 70, very nice looking silver piece and would be my first of those also.

The walker, one of my favorite halfs, is a nice example as well.

I like them Dial are you sure you want to part ways with them sir?
 

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Deal then Will. ttazz? the person who graded them i found from Angies list pretty sure i got my monies worth.
 

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Thanks Wanka,
Great thread!! I enjoy seeing the projects you, 'dial, smooth & others are workin on.
Hope all is well with you & yours.
@BigJim#1-8, just seen that you had like a post here. Good to see you around these parts. How's things been, long time no see?
 

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Thanks Wanka,
Great thread!! I enjoy seeing the projects you, 'dial, smooth & others are workin on.
Hope all is well with you & yours.
Well don't be a stranger BiggyJ the more the merrier and you know your more than welcome here sir.

My bunch is doing fine, kiddos growing like weeds, thanks for the well wishes.
 

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I'm working on a paint touch up job right now for a pain in the ass i dare not show any pictures they belong in the yet to be released "working chump " thread. Hey Big Jim good to see you here!
 

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That sunroom has to have an opened porch, (no roof), and at least one step down to ground level. Picked up materials this AM, no excuse now.

The roof on the sunroom was a porch, we had a metal roof put on the whole house supposedly by a pro. Some pro! I really need to take the whole thing off and redo it right. I did manage to fix where it was leaking so far it has only rained 1/4" so I can't finish off inside until I am sure the leak is really fixed.
 

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That sunroom has to have an opened porch, (no roof), and at least one step down to ground level. Picked up materials this AM, no excuse now.

The roof on the sunroom was a porch, we had a metal roof put on the whole house supposedly by a pro. Some pro! I really need to take the whole thing off and redo it right. I did manage to fix where it was leaking so far it has only rained 1/4" so I can't finish off inside until I am sure the leak is really fixed.
Ugg...love metal roofs.....hate em if they are screwed up...good luck
 

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Ugg...love metal roofs.....hate em if they are screwed up...good luck
Love standing seam metal roofs, the rest of the choices in metal, especially older roofs, are all fraught with problems. The only other metal I like is heavy gauge corrugated, screwed into high part. I'm dealing with replacing failed metal roofing right now - R Panels screwed on the flat part, on a almost flat roof. Replacing with torched down roofing - over Ice and Water membrane on the entire roof.
 
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Started a remodel on a detached 2 car garage with a loft upstairs today. Putting in a staircase on the gable wall outside up to a window, which will become a door.

Then taking down and 18' wide 8' tall garage door and will be framing in the hole adding a door and 2 windows, guy says i can have the garage door and opener if interested, i love free crap!

It's got that fake log siding which will have to be redone on the front.
Also will be doing demo of the stairs inside to make room for a bed and bath.

Cutting holes and installing 2 window style air units also, we should have started with that, was a hot fecking bastard today.
 

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I took a day off. Well, not the whole day, but hey.

I'm bored. Think I'll paint the basement ceiling.
I went to a large gravel pit and blew shit up. It was hot, I'm whooped....
 

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Love standing seam metal roofs, the rest of the choices in metal, especially older roofs, are all fraught with problems. The only other metal I like is heavy gauge corrugated, screwed into high part. I'm dealing replacing failed metal roofing right now - R Panels screwed on the flat part, on a almost flat roof. Replacing with torched down roofing - over Ice and Water membrane on the entire roof.
I attached corrugated roofing panels on the bottom of a deck that is over another deck to create a ceiling. Worked out quite nicely.
 

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Just had a buddy and his hardleg gal stop by and fish for a bit.
Have known this guy my entire life, mom would babysit him when we were tikes. So he tells me this incredible story of having his truck stolen last week from "Dude's 38 Special", a gas station on Highway 38 just a few miles from home.

The kind of place you nearly always see someone you haven't seen in awhile and rarely is it a quick in and out.

This was such an occasion for my bud as he runs into Scooter, another fellow we both know well.

They shoot the shit for a spell and walk out where C notices his 96 Chevy is just flat gone. Tells Scooter, who ask " Was it that maroon truck that about hit that pole pulling out 2 minutes ago""?

They give chase but not before pumping the 45 bucks in fuel that Scoot had already paid for earlier, tic toc.

C tells Scoot that his gauge is broke, flat on E, and whoever the sorry sob was will be hitting another station if he's got any sense atall but that it had 5 or 6 gallons in it.

Scoot says the guy driving the truck was talking to some fat gals in a black Tahoe outside before he seen the truck speed away.

They head east down 38 toward the Buttlerville junction. There's a Dollar store and two fill up outfits at the 4 way, and a black Tahoe... without fat gals.

At this point Scoots truck overheats and they cup water in for the lack of a hose while douche puts rubber to the road likely going one of three way at the all stop, if not turning on one of the roads now behind them.

Got the truck watered and they rolled the dice proceeding north to Beebe up 31, about a 10 mile ride.

They get there and the truck overheats again, same senerio, cup by cup. By now 45 minutes had passed and C says feck it, take me home.

Coming down the main drag in Beebe he spots his brand new low pro diamond plate toolbox glistening in the rays of the afternoon sun. Against considerable odds there slinks that low down fella hunkered at the gas pump, more worried about that gauge than the smoking truck now pulling along side him.

They block him in, C jumps out says "you steal my truck Mf'er" Fellas response was " I had one just like it". Whammy! Bust dudes stuff and gives chase as he picks himself up and runs instead of taking the full whopping he deserved.

As C tires of the chase he turns back toward the truck and the guy then says " what you want some"

Turns and tells dude " naw Mf'er I want it all"
Guy runs yet again and this time keeps going.

C had warrants and a suspended dl so he just finished pumping the fuel that fella had paid for and bounced.

Can't make this shit up. I found it an entertaining story. Hope yall get a kick out of too.
 

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38 special was an old rock roll group.
 

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I own a little snub nose .38, nothing special about it....
LOL... Just gave my Daughter a little .38 Special snubbie... accurate out to 5 yards
 

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Bought the wife a .38 SP snubby, had to return it as she couldn't pull the trigger, to stiff for her.
 

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Bought the wife a .38 SP snubby, had to return it as she couldn't pull the trigger, to stiff for her.
I changed the spring in mine, works smooth and crisp, doesn't misfire. (S&W) Gunsmithing is supposed to be like work, so not off topic..., not to far anyway.
 

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I got myself into a real freaken dandy. Daughter's dwelling in need of.... well alot
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Smooth you need some walk board action suspended off some ladder jacks on that project there. I'd bet you've already cussed that funny lookin ladder thing several tymes.

Don't work too hard Mr.
 

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Well we finished the stairs Wednesday and got the window turned into a door, very basic set here. Builders call on attaching directly to the structure via 4 inch treated lags. 2x8 on handrail seemed like overkill but the lumber was there Tuesday when we arrived. It's ok, but I would have liked to put some risers on there at least and prefer spindles to the duce by four but whatev. Despite sitting on pad blocks its remarkably stout just kinda plain looking to me.

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Got the inside stairs removed, garage door taken out and the wall stripped of siding today. Took an early lunch and waited half the day for lumber to show.

Homeowner lady decided to raise the entire floor downstairs instead of just the bathroom.
Got about half the joist down today before saying feck it.

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