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3 legged dog 05-30-2010 11:00 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:

http://lh4.ggpht.com/_2G4C1OSMxfA/TA...0/102_2029.JPG

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

3 legged dog 05-30-2010 11:13 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:

http://lh3.ggpht.com/_2G4C1OSMxfA/TA...0/102_2033.JPG

3 legged dog 05-30-2010 11:29 AM

I used this ladder for my work bench.

http://lh5.ggpht.com/_2G4C1OSMxfA/TA...0/102_2030.JPG



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

http://lh4.ggpht.com/_2G4C1OSMxfA/TA...0/102_2042.JPG


Here is a compleated frame. :thumbup:
http://lh4.ggpht.com/_2G4C1OSMxfA/TA...0/102_2035.JPG

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

This was my building area. :)
http://lh5.ggpht.com/_2G4C1OSMxfA/TA...0/102_2045.JPG


One down and three more to go. :thumbsup: My wife leveled this one while I built the next.
http://lh3.ggpht.com/_2G4C1OSMxfA/TA...0/102_2043.JPG


Started the 2nd one. This one went much faster due to I traced the markings from the first one. No measuring or figuring.
http://lh3.ggpht.com/_2G4C1OSMxfA/TA...0/102_2047.JPG


2 down, 2 to go.
http://lh4.ggpht.com/_2G4C1OSMxfA/TA...0/102_2048.JPG

3 legged dog 05-30-2010 11:57 AM

3 Down and one more to go. All this was done yesterday, and by this time I was beat.
http://lh4.ggpht.com/_2G4C1OSMxfA/TA...0/102_2054.JPG


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.
http://lh5.ggpht.com/_2G4C1OSMxfA/TA...0/102_2055.JPG

http://lh4.ggpht.com/_2G4C1OSMxfA/TA...0/102_2056.JPG

3 legged dog 05-30-2010 12:19 PM

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

http://lh6.ggpht.com/_2G4C1OSMxfA/TA...0/102_2057.JPG

http://lh4.ggpht.com/_2G4C1OSMxfA/TA...0/102_2058.JPG

http://lh6.ggpht.com/_2G4C1OSMxfA/TA...0/102_2059.JPG

Kids getting antsy
http://lh3.ggpht.com/_2G4C1OSMxfA/TA...0/102_2061.JPG

nap 05-30-2010 12:25 PM

it's not big enough!!

3 legged dog 05-30-2010 12:35 PM

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 12:44 PM

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.

http://lh4.ggpht.com/_2G4C1OSMxfA/TA...0/102_2062.JPG


The top of this side still needs more work, but for the most part it's done.
http://lh5.ggpht.com/_2G4C1OSMxfA/TA...0/102_2063.JPG

http://lh3.ggpht.com/_2G4C1OSMxfA/TA...0/102_2064.JPG


That poor grape vine is doomed :(
http://lh3.ggpht.com/_2G4C1OSMxfA/TA...0/102_2065.JPG

3 legged dog 05-30-2010 01:28 PM

The kids trying it out. :thumbup:
http://lh4.ggpht.com/_2G4C1OSMxfA/TA...0/102_2072.JPG

http://lh6.ggpht.com/_2G4C1OSMxfA/TA...0/102_2073.JPG

http://lh3.ggpht.com/_2G4C1OSMxfA/TA...0/102_2068.JPG

nap 05-30-2010 02:44 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 03:23 PM

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

gmhammes 06-01-2010 01:51 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 08:18 PM

What a cool dad! :thumbup:

MagicalHome 06-02-2010 10:45 AM

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


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