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Old 08-22-2011, 02:16 PM   #5296
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Good story. Wouldn't it have been easier though if he's just switched to Reese's peanut butter cup or some other less likely to roll candy? At first I didn't recall the M&M story, and I've read this entire thread. FOr what it's worth, doing an advanced search for posts by cocobolo containing M&M returns all of your posts in which you used the letter M. If anyone else is interested in (re) reading the M&M story it was posted on 1/4/2009.
Nope...he likes M & M's.

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when we would start a job we would pull every tape out on a 2x10 and make adjustments to the tape end so all were reading the same. not hard to do and saves a lot of passing back and forth of materials, also saves on expletive air I'm also a big fan of 6' stick rules with a sliding tip
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when we would start a job we would pull every tape out on a 2x10 and make adjustments to the tape end so all were reading the same. not hard to do and saves a lot of passing back and forth of materials, also saves on expletive air I'm also a big fan of 6' stick rules with a sliding tip
That's not a bad idea Tim. Just a little late for me this time.

However, when I checked the wood after it was screwed to the platform I was in luck...thank goodness.

Those two tapes I showed have a 1/16" difference, but - as you suggest - it is all in the end. I will sometimes bend the tip just a little to do an adjustment...is that what you do?

And while we are yakking about tapes, if you ever lose a rivet in one - chuck it.
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Somewhere on this website (not too long ago) is a thread where I said that not all tape measures read the same all the time. If I remember correctly I underwent a mild crucifixion (if there could be such a thing) before others in the know chimed-in and agreed with me.
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Hi Keith!

Dont mind me, Im just going to subvert your thread for a moment to talk to Barb:

Many thanks for your package Barb - as mentioned in my pm, Id like to send you one of my zipper-pulls/charms or key-rings so please pick which one youd like (the first picture is just to show the size of the turtles).

They are all hand-knotted by moi, using nylon fishing twine that I dyed using acid-fast dyes, so theyre pretty tough little critters - now you must choose!
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That's quite OK Jules...btw I have found a set of three star drills for you.
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That's quite OK Jules...btw I have found a set of three star drills for you.
No kidding - that's awesome!

Thank-you, thank-you, thank-you!

Once I have rock drills in my possession I will be completely unstoppable (well, I suppose exhaustion from hammering will stop me eventually lol).
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You're quite welcome three times.
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-- Aren't the wonders of the internet amazing? Instant communications.
I read through about 8 or 9 pages of the thread, looking at pictures, etc., figured I was close to the end --- UNTIL I glanced down and saw [Page 8 of 353- ] whoaa!! will take quite a bit more time. Terrifically beautiful scenery. You mentioned in first couple pages that your 'health was failing' and was limited to certain tools, etc. Hope your health is stable. If I can help, let me know. I know a couple things about this and that.
Cheers from muggy, sweltering hot, mosquito-buzzing Louisiana.
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Well now - firstly welcome to the thread.

Now about those 353 pages, how about a little sympathy for the poor old goof who had to put all that stuff together?

As for the health, I'm a survivor. One way or another I'll get through all this foolishness. My wife is the one in trouble right now.

And as for the mozzies, I hope you don't think you have a monopoly on those little critters, do you? We have our fair share even here in paradise!
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This afternoon I took a shot at turning the bed platform over in one piece. I had added all the arbutus side pieces to the platform which made it very heavy.

It went fine until the platform hit the curved beam overhead. On to plan B.

Once I slid the bed away from the beam it was a whole lot easier. I must admit I was a little nervous trying to flip this thing by myself..it is after all some 50 square feet in size. The worst part was changing sides when it was right up in the air, not much to grab hold of when it was coming back down again.

Since this pic I have put the first coat of varnish on, and as always with arbutus it looks terrible.
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If you're wondering why the bed is sitting up on four paint cans, it just makes it easier to reach the underside frame to get the finish on.
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Good idea putting it up on the paint cans.

When you move, will you be able to take the bed apart so you can take it with you?
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Hi Keith!

Dont mind me, Im just going to subvert your thread for a moment to talk to Barb:

Many thanks for your package Barb - as mentioned in my pm, Id like to send you one of my zipper-pulls/charms or key-rings so please pick which one youd like (the first picture is just to show the size of the turtles).

They are all hand-knotted by moi, using nylon fishing twine that I dyed using acid-fast dyes, so theyre pretty tough little critters - now you must choose!
Thanks Jules, this is so nice of you.

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Good idea putting it up on the paint cans.

When you move, will you be able to take the bed apart so you can take it with you?
I suppose I could, but since it is built for this place I think it is going to stay here.

Trying to move a king size bed over here would be a real problem, not to mention outrageously expensive.

I can always make another one when we move.
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I could just feel the bed balanced as you went to the other side to let it down when you turned it over. I hadn't thought about trying to bring a bed that size over from the main land. I bet that mattress was a bear to handle alone.

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