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Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 01-03-2015, 10:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 958
Posted By pinwheel
Man, what a great way to spend the day.

I was invited to join a few good friends on an upland bird hunt yesterday. Couldn't have asked for better weather, better company or better bird dogs. We had an awesome day afield.

Makes me feel...
Forum: General Discussion 12-30-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 682
Views: 79,453
Posted By Tom M
When I was growing up I worked as a laborer for...

When I was growing up I worked as a laborer for dad or some of his contractor friends. We did a lot of dormers people wanted to expand their living area as they grew a family. That kind of evolved...
Forum: General Discussion 12-17-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 10,613
Posted By Lugnut1968
I don't worry about the global economy... I don't...

I don't worry about the global economy... I don't worry about the US economy... I don't worry about my 401k (odds are most of us will die before we get to actually use the thing).... I don't really...
Forum: Framing 10-18-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,552
Posted By totes
Posting to give respect you old school framers out there.

This long post has no question or enlightening knowledge. Just wanted to share 2 well known lessons, I have been taught again this year. They are easy to forget.
-Never judge a craftsman's skills...
Forum: Business 10-16-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,967
Posted By WBailey1041
He means don't try to compete. A huge percentage...

He means don't try to compete. A huge percentage of clients don't want cheap, fast, and now. Double their advertised price and say that you fix $350 paint jobs.
Forum: Concrete & Paving 10-15-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,345
Posted By CConcreteEx
Just one pass, lift it up and set it down on the...

Just one pass, lift it up and set it down on the next pass. One thing I was thinking about it it probably wouldn't work great if it was starting to set up on you. Maybe it would, I don't know but it...
Forum: Concrete & Paving 10-03-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 9,863
Posted By pritch
We have been having good luck with these floors...

We have been having good luck with these floors lately. As the popularity of polished grows, there are more and more heads thinking about how to reduce cracking. We have discovered that everything we...
Forum: Business 09-18-2014, 01:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,525
Posted By pcplumber
The best method for finishing a job on time is to...

The best method for finishing a job on time is to put someone in charge who knows what he is doing and a person with the most experience is not always the best person.

There are many experienced...
Forum: Decks & Fencing 09-13-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,567
Posted By SLSTech
Are you a member of NADRA, you might want to join...

Are you a member of NADRA, you might want to join & tie into their Deck Safety Month which is in May
Many here offer similar packages which can also include sealing/resealing the decks
Forum: General Discussion 09-07-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,800
Posted By Texas Wax
because it's not a framing square, a 50 year old...

because it's not a framing square, a 50 year old or so cabinet square.
Forum: Tools & Equipment 08-31-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,107
Posted By KillerToiletSpider
Go buy half a gallon of 108 octane racing fuel...

Go buy half a gallon of 108 octane racing fuel and put it in your lawnmower, it will run like a raped ape for about 45 seconds, and then the head will blow off the block.

Use the remaining $190.00...
Forum: Tools & Equipment 08-31-2014, 12:29 AM
Replies: 19,161
Views: 1,999,879
Posted By Unger.const
117638 I got this tool. 117639 For...

117638
I got this tool.


117639
For this tool


117640
And I look nothing like him.
Forum: Business 08-06-2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 19,755
Posted By tedanderson
Have every applicant take a selfie from behind....

Have every applicant take a selfie from behind. The guy with the exposed butt crack is the guy that gets the interview.
Forum: Business 08-01-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 18,905
Posted By thom
Quality.... It's called tax evasion, it's a...

Quality....

It's called tax evasion, it's a felony, your friend is a felon. You would be foolish to trust him.

As for getting away with it, he will, until he gets caught. It is unlikely but,...
Forum: Vehicles 07-26-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 39,227
Posted By Inner10
I'm sure we all could have until the payments...

I'm sure we all could have until the payments started. :laughing:
Forum: General Discussion 07-13-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 21,392
Posted By Tinstaafl
Hallelujah! The "door" is a...

Hallelujah!






The "door" is a small storage cubby under the stairs. She had looked there more than once; I hadn't. She was SO convinced the sounds were coming from overhead.
Forum: General Discussion 07-12-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 21,392
Posted By m1911
the cat's, for going in there...

the cat's, for going in there...
Forum: Tools & Equipment 07-07-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 1,730
Views: 656,115
Posted By Ninjaframer
I have a customized set of crevasse bags- there...

I have a customized set of crevasse bags- there nice.
Forum: Finish Carpentry 07-03-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 12,371
Posted By Quad Racer
That's a good point you make about not having it...

That's a good point you make about not having it square. It would be better to have an octagon shape for better seating, but it looks like the bench is already too short IMO to even do the 90. Not to...
Forum: Finish Carpentry 06-29-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 12,371
Posted By rrk
Folding chairs are nice :whistling

Folding chairs are nice :whistling
Forum: Finish Carpentry 06-29-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 12,371
Posted By pinwheel
I've cut down several church pews. None of them...

I've cut down several church pews. None of them that I've worked on were built to come apart easily. That one looks turn of the century of before when there was no such thing as power tools.
Forum: Finish Carpentry 06-29-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 12,371
Posted By Leo G
Those little cubbies below the seat are really...

Those little cubbies below the seat are really gonna make it difficult for you.

I'd tell the person there is a chance that you are going to ruin this seat bu attempting this cut. Or it may just...
Forum: Business 06-20-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,513
Posted By PoleBarnsNY
Employees leaving, looking for a raise, better offers and coming back?

Old timers have heard all the songs below but new contractors, you might want to listen up.

The oldest trick in the book for street smart employees is make up a story about a better offer to try...
Forum: Business 06-20-2014, 06:19 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,900
Posted By Spencer
We've got to be careful quoting labor rates...

We've got to be careful quoting labor rates across such a wide demographic. I would guess that a 19/hr laborer in California is the equivilant of about a 13/14/hr laborer in Indiana. I know lots of...
Forum: Business 06-20-2014, 05:41 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,900
Posted By Stephen H
my suggestion is that you hire a youngster who...

my suggestion is that you hire a youngster who wants to learn to be a plumber-and start him at $13-$14/hour----and keep him busy 35 hours a week at least.

If you don't have production work for...
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