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Old 01-19-2011, 10:29 PM   #121
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I just grab it and whack away.....a few pokes and stabs and I get it in
Just what the hell are you trying to nail?
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Old 01-19-2011, 10:31 PM   #122
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I say, hell yeah, the more vids the better...however, there better be some framers showin' up to the party, that's all I can say!

Lone 'n me can't be the only ones bangin' sinkers in!

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an unresponsive board....










sorry.......lets get back on topic........
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Hey Mac, really nice video. With your basic skills, you otta hang out with a hot shot framing crew down here & maybe you could pick up a little speed.
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I just grab it and whack away.....a few pokes and stabs and I get it in
That's how I've been doing it for 25 years or better.
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With your basic skills, you otta hang out with a hot shot framing crew down here & maybe you could pick up a little speed
Nah, my framing days are behind me...now I'm lookin' for some cush job w/ benes!

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I say, hell yeah, the more vids the better...however, there better be some framers showin' up to the party, that's all I can say!

Lone 'n me can't be the only ones bangin' sinkers in!

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I refuse to believe that I'm the only framer on board old enough to have framed homes without nail guns.

Please tell me I'm not the only one old enough.
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So from what I'm reading between the lines is that I could win some kind of prize if I dress to get attention and whack it as hard and fast as I can.

Am I reading this right? I could be talked into something like that.
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I refuse to believe that I'm the only framer on board old enough to have framed homes without nail guns.

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You are not the only one old enough.
I worked on a piece crew in the Sac valley where we SPANKED a crew using guns. Guns are an important part of framing & production, just not always the fastest.
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I refuse to believe that I'm the only framer on board old enough to have framed homes without nail guns.

Please tell me I'm not the only one old enough.
Not hardly. Just that we have gone a different direction in the last few decades. Got us some well earned rust in that swing by now.
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So from what I'm reading between the lines is that I could win some kind of prize if I dress to get attention and whack it as hard and fast as I can.

Am I reading this right? I could be talked into something like that.
That's the message I'm getting too.

I'm thinking some 70s basketball shorts, high tube sox with multicolored stripes, a headband.....

Ooohhh yeah, I can see the endorsement opportunities if I can just win this hammer challenge

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You are not the only one old enough.
I worked on a piece crew in the Sac valley where we SPANKED a crew using guns. Guns are an important part of framing & production, just not always the fastest.
Yeah, I've been on crews with the same pleasure of thoroughly embarrassing the gun crew.

I saw one of those guys the other day. He can still comb his hair one handed, unlike myself.
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Old 01-19-2011, 10:57 PM   #133
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I refuse to believe that I'm the only framer on board old enough to have framed homes without nail guns.

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No Bro you're not! {*_*} If they were a round we didn't have em and it was asses and elbows and even after we started to use im we still nailed th roofs by hand so it would be tight <"_"> I used to use a 28oz. framing ax !"_"!
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I have a few ideas. I'll come up with something I won't dance on your tube sock though, not to worry there.
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No Bro you're not! {*_*} If they were a round we didn't have em and it was asses and elbows and even after we started to use im we still nailed th roofs by hand so it would be tight <"_"> I used to use a 28oz. framing ax !"_"!
I started my first framing job with a 16 oz. Stanley claw hammer.

My foreman told me I'd need a bigger hammer, so I bought a 28 oz. Estwing milled face. I still have scars proudly displayed from that hammer.

Then I bought a 30 oz. smooth face, which gave me permanent shoulder problems.

I've had no less than a dozen hammers since then and really like the 20 oz. Vaughan fiberglass, although it does "give", it's been good for my "Tender"itis.
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I started my first framing job with a 16 oz. Stanley claw hammer.

My foreman told me I'd need a bigger hammer, so I bought a 28 oz. Estwing milled face. I still have scars proudly displayed from that hammer.

Then I bought a 30 oz. smooth face, which gave me permanent shoulder problems.

I've had no less than a dozen hammers since then and really like the 20 oz. Vaughan fiberglass, although it does "give", it's been good for my "Tender"itis.
Daing Lone, We grew up in different towns together, probably a few years apart.

I also started with a Stanley 16 oz'er. Then a 28, 30 & a riggin' axe, all mill face. Ended up with the weapon of choice with a 22oz Hart. Now days a 14 oz Stiletto. Wish I had the Stiletto 30 years ago. Been thru the tenderitis thing, elbow & wrist.
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where's larry haun when you need him?
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Since its just for fun, can we have a "creative nail gun" division?
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I nailed the wife 5 times last night, does that count?
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I nailed the wife 5 times last night, does that count?

Newlywed, huh!

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Is that why they call you, CONCRETE MIKE.

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