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    • January 21, 2018 8:09 PM EST
      • Chaco, Paraguay
         
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      looking up all the builds and pitying myself, that again i'm not participating, i thought, how many coffee stirrers might be in a 1:32 scale 2x4?

      allowing for sawdust production - the result would be at about 1,000 stirrers.

      divided by the 31 actual building days that would be about 32 stirrers per day.

      or, to be more precise... one stirrer every45 minutes.

      but, if we discount time for eating, sleeping, working and so on, a building day has a max of 8 hours. meaning glueing down a stirrer every 15 minutes.

       

      and that does not count in, makeing the base, one glues the stirrers to, nor the time needed to wirebrush in the grain, or washing in the weathering...

      (not even to mention windows, doors and/or other things.

       

      conclusion:

      if i would participate, i would be so stressed out, that i wouldn't find time for essencial calculations like this one.

      This post was edited by Korm Kormsen at January 24, 2018 9:11 AM EST
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    • January 23, 2018 11:55 AM EST
      • Candlewood Valley, Connecticut
         
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      I managed to get all my wood cut and pinned together with no bloodshed. Possibly a first for me!  The last cuts made yesterday evening were the scariest - trying to rip 3mm wide slices off a 2x4x7 chunk.  It would have been smarter to go to a bigger piece but I was trying to stay within the original wood allotment and that 7" chunk was the last of it.

       

      At work I keep this mangled piece of aluminum on my toolbox to remind me of the danger cutting small pieces on big saws. This chunk whizzed by my head a few months ago...

       

      EDIT to add - YES - I know it's spelled wrong!  That way if the image is stolen I know that it's mine

      This post was edited by Jon Radder at January 26, 2018 5:48 PM EST
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    • January 23, 2018 5:44 PM EST
      • East Brunswick, N J RRR#22
         
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      Well, I said I was in, but I haven't decided what to do. Was thinking it would be appropriate to build The Procrastinator's Club House, but we'll put that off.

    • January 23, 2018 11:09 PM EST
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      • Farmington, New Mexico
         
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      Like that Lou!    Maybe someday I'll add that to my Pike.

       

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    • January 24, 2018 1:48 AM EST
      • Vail, Az
         
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      Lou Luczu said:

      Well, I said I was in, but I haven't decided what to do. Was thinking it would be appropriate to build The Procrastinator's Club House, but we'll put that off.

      As a Professional Crastinator, I was just congratulating myself for labeling the timbers on my sketch, now to scrounge them up should the weather be encouraging.

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    • January 24, 2018 9:13 AM EST
      • Post Falls, Idaho
         
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      Instead of a club house make it a union hall. Professional Crastinator Union local 9876.

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    • January 24, 2018 7:00 PM EST
      • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
         
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      Well, really, that could be modeled with the lumber still strapped to the pallets. Talk about a simple build.

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    • January 24, 2018 9:12 PM EST
      • Cape Cod,
         
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      With all the talk about table saw safety  I would add to watch out for your nail guns.

       This morning I decided to attach a few beams to my build before heading to the office and I have been using my 18 gauge nailer with 1" brads.  I have used nail guns for many years and always remember to make sure that I keep my fingers far enough away in case the brad pops out at a funny angle or something. Well I thought I was OK holding the 2 pieces of wood together, pulled the trigger and the brad busted out the side of the wood and hit my finger just enough to cause a drop of blood.   That was a very close call and it will serve as a reminder to me. 

       

      Be safe guys. 

       

       

    • January 24, 2018 9:34 PM EST
      • Peoria, NW of Phoenix, Arizona
         
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      My pin nailer has been doing that a lot, and I have resorted to holding pieces way back from length of pin for a buffer zone.

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    • January 28, 2018 7:27 AM EST
      • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
         
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      Formally withdrawing

      Guys, I am formally withdrawing from the contest. This "cold" that I have been fighting has turned into something more severe, pneumonia. Friday on my way to work, I dozed off for a moment, and my van rolled into the car in front of me. No one was hurt, and the damage was very minor. That was my wake up call to go see a doctor. When he diagnosed my condition as pneumonia, I really wasn't surprised. I am now on medication for the pneumonia, but I am still sleeping most of the time.

       

      I would have liked to participated in this year's challenge, but I have lost too much time, and I do not know when I will be awake enough, long enough, to play with power tools.

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    • January 28, 2018 7:43 PM EST
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      Get better Soon!!! David. I didn't have pneumonia, but the flu sure did put me down for about week and half. Take care of yourself.... 

    • January 29, 2018 5:05 AM EST
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      3 Weekends Down

      2 To GO

       

      TIME TO START WORRYING!

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    • February 4, 2018 4:52 PM EST
      • East Brunswick, N J RRR#22
         
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      OK, I got it! I know what I'm gonna do!

      [Could you wait any longer?]

      Near the small log cabin where I was born, there was "Tessie's Grocery". Grandma would cross Hwy #1 to get there for whatever she needed and conversation - neighborhood gossip. I thought it was so big with 3 whole aisles! When I post the picture, you will see that it was a one car garage building, but being all of 3 or 4, to me it looked big! A true bit of my childhood.

      I will start the build when I find the photo and a clean napkin.

    • February 4, 2018 5:39 PM EST
      • Pinon Hills, California
         
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      What a great challenge project! Anxious to see it!

    • February 5, 2018 2:25 PM EST
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      LAST WEEK GUYS!

      The final countdown starts.

       

       

      TIME TO START SWEATING

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    • February 5, 2018 2:30 PM EST
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      OK ok, I'm nearly ready to start!

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      The older I get, the less I know, please don't make me prove it.

       

       

    • February 5, 2018 6:56 PM EST
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      John Caughey said:

      OK ok, I'm nearly ready to start!

       

         What's the hurry?

       

       

       

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    • February 5, 2018 7:07 PM EST
      • Vail, Az
         
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      Hmmmm maybe yore right.... break time!

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      The older I get, the less I know, please don't make me prove it.

       

       

    • February 8, 2018 12:12 AM EST
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      • Farmington, New Mexico
         
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      Just a gentle reminder.

       

      4 DAYS TO GO!

       

      Other then that it's just a piece of cake..

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    • February 8, 2018 12:21 AM EST
      • Waverly, Alabama
         
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      Dave, please tell me you are just testing to see if we are paying attention .  My rudimentary math skills tell me we have 6 days until 2/13  

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