Big Barn’s Retirement Farm Shop

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Had to make a tilt /slide/drop bracket for my new welder today.

I used 14 gauge steel to form the tray.

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   / Big Barn’s Retirement Farm Shop #4,802  
^^^^ Does that welder ever talk...or is he more the strong silent type?

(Nice Terry! Your work always seems purposeful - well thought out...)
 
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This 75 foot Grand Fir was compromised and leaning towards two neighboring houses so it had to come down.


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   / Big Barn’s Retirement Farm Shop #4,804  
Wow! Unusual for a a fir in this area to hollow out like that, at least on my property. Best that you cut it like you did. (y)

Looks more like Doug than a Grand but not enough close up. Either way you did right.
 
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I always assumed it was a hemlock because of the white on the underside of the needles but the two arborists confirmed it was a Grand Fir.

Everything is protected around here so a permit has to be obtained and a deposit secured.

I have to replant a tree anywhere on the property and my deposit is refunded in one years time provided it is healthy and thriving.
 
   / Big Barn’s Retirement Farm Shop #4,806  
I can only imagine the hold-on-tight ride enjoyed by the guy in the top of your tree after he cut off that last big limb!

Impressive...always amazed with how big PNW trees get.

My "big tree" from yesterday...we just push 'em over...and no permit required!!!
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My 20 year old daughter bought a new love seat and wanted to stain and clear vinyl
upholster a pallet to raise it off the floor.

Sounds easy enough except for the fact she lives in Lower Manhattan.

Step 1. Free pallet from the Home Depot...

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Step 2
Sanding and staining on the rooftop patio of her building when no one is around. ...

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I suggested that perhaps she could mount a couple of 4x4s flat under the pallets to raise it up a bit more and have HD cut them to size for her.

Interesting factoid: The Manhattan Home Depot does NOT offer material cutting services! LOL


She is texting me updates with the entertaining logistics....
 
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   / Big Barn’s Retirement Farm Shop #4,808  
"Interesting factoid: The Manhattan Home Depot does NOT offer material cutting services! LOL"

Well now she has an excuse to buy a skill saw...
 
   / Big Barn’s Retirement Farm Shop #4,809  
Rent a Zip car, run out to a HD in Jersey, get them cut and be home by supper time.

Only downside is the $15 toll to get through the Lincoln Tunnel.

(or)

"Handsaw, handsaw, handsaw" (say it 3 times fast, and it kind of sounds like a handsaw!)

(or)

"Dad, can you cut me a couple and ship them over-night?"
 
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"Interesting factoid: The Manhattan Home Depot does NOT offer material cutting services! LOL"

Well now she has an excuse to buy a skill saw...

I can pretty well guarantee there isn't a neighbor in a 10 mile radius that owns one....
 
 
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