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3 legged dog 05-30-2010 10:00 AM

My Memorial project
The kids wanted a skateboard ramp. Never built one before. I thought, How hard could it be? :whistling2:

So I started. Here are the ends. I started to cut these with a jig saw but that was super slow (3/4 ply). So I broke out the sawzall with a wood blade. :yes:

I cut 4 sheets of 3/4 ply. Got some bonus surf board things.

3 legged dog 05-30-2010 10:13 AM

We (the wife) Leveled the ground, and I built a frame for the base from prussure treated studs. It was geting hot out, high 80's I think. Not sure what I'm going to do with that grape vine on the left. It doesn't stand a chance there! :no:

3 legged dog 05-30-2010 10:29 AM

I used this ladder for my work bench.

Started putting the ramp together. We cut about 44 of those 46.5" studs. Had to buy a new saw blade

Here is a compleated frame. :thumbup:

3 legged dog 05-30-2010 10:44 AM

This was my building area. :)

One down and three more to go. :thumbsup: My wife leveled this one while I built the next.

Started the 2nd one. This one went much faster due to I traced the markings from the first one. No measuring or figuring.

2 down, 2 to go.

3 legged dog 05-30-2010 10:57 AM

3 Down and one more to go. All this was done yesterday, and by this time I was beat.

All 4 done. The frame complete. By now I'm getting sunburnt and very tired. But there is plywood to be carried in so I trudge on.

3 legged dog 05-30-2010 11:19 AM

So I started laying the plywood sheets. Two 3/4 sheets and eight 3/8 sheets. And a lot of screws.

Kids getting antsy

nap 05-30-2010 11:25 AM

it's not big enough!!

3 legged dog 05-30-2010 11:35 AM

I wish I could have gone bigger, But it would have gotten too expensive. :yes: I could add on later I think.

3 legged dog 05-30-2010 11:44 AM

Well it got late and dark quick yesterday and I didn't get any pictures of my progress, So I got up this morning and got some pictures of what I did.

The top of this side still needs more work, but for the most part it's done.

That poor grape vine is doomed :(

3 legged dog 05-30-2010 12:28 PM

The kids trying it out. :thumbup:

nap 05-30-2010 01:44 PM

I think I see helmets on those kids but I do not believe I see knee and elbow pads. Those are really a good idea IMO.

3 legged dog 05-30-2010 02:23 PM

They usualy wear pads. I didn't even notice they weren't wearing them.

gmhammes 06-01-2010 12:51 PM

Very nice weekend project... and all i did was take my kids to the zoo! (it was a 6 hour round trip though :P )

eemichael83 06-01-2010 07:18 PM

What a cool dad! :thumbup:

MagicalHome 06-02-2010 09:45 AM

It's really cool! If I were your kid, I would be happy very much :))

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