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Old 05-30-2010, 11:00 AM   #1
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The kids wanted a skateboard ramp. Never built one before. I thought, How hard could it be?

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.



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

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Old 05-30-2010, 11:13 AM   #2
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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!


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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.
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This was my building area.



One down and three more to go. 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.
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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.


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







Kids getting antsy
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it's not big enough!!
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I wish I could have gone bigger, But it would have gotten too expensive. I could add on later I think.
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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
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The kids trying it out.




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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.
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They usualy wear pads. I didn't even notice they weren't wearing them.
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Very nice weekend project... and all i did was take my kids to the zoo! (it was a 6 hour round trip though :P )
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What a cool dad!
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It's really cool! If I were your kid, I would be happy very much )

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