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Re: Workshop and fixit stuff
« Reply #465 on: April 16, 2019, 08:31:39 PM »
Nice! I laid a slab in the back yard of my previous house, in small sections that I could mix up in a 1-sack mixing machine. The learning curve was there for all to see.

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Re: Workshop and fixit stuff
« Reply #466 on: April 16, 2019, 09:59:24 PM »
That's a damn sight better than I could do and that last row looks better than some professional jobs I've seen.
 

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Re: Workshop and fixit stuff
« Reply #467 on: April 17, 2019, 03:18:07 PM »
A slab sounds simple, but any amount of bumbling can easily ruin the whole thing. Most I've ever done with concrete is for posts or pouring it inside walls around rebar, not too difficult compared to a slab.

Thanks, JJ, might not look that great on a closer look but since it's the top part of the wall I think it's good enough.

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Re: Workshop and fixit stuff
« Reply #468 on: May 15, 2019, 10:34:59 PM »


I started in my homemade punching bag today. Still have two more tires to bolt on.
 

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Re: Workshop and fixit stuff
« Reply #469 on: May 15, 2019, 11:26:05 PM »


I started in my homemade punching bag today. Still have two more tires to bolt on.
I think I want one of those.
But I also want a bat.  :notsure:
It's like a really strong piñata.

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Re: Workshop and fixit stuff
« Reply #470 on: May 16, 2019, 01:01:44 AM »
They're cheap to make, and any stick will stand in as a bat. For a while at least.
 

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Re: Workshop and fixit stuff
« Reply #471 on: May 16, 2019, 02:51:52 PM »
Put in some pavers in my front yard.




Wasn't too bad. I'm planning on putting in a lot more in the backyard.

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Re: Workshop and fixit stuff
« Reply #472 on: May 16, 2019, 03:32:14 PM »
What did you use as a base?
 

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Re: Workshop and fixit stuff
« Reply #473 on: May 16, 2019, 03:40:18 PM »
It's near winter so it's safeish for the pale skinned to venture out in their lunch hour.
I'm in need of a walking stick.  I want a tall one, about nose high.
Ye that maybe higher than necessary but I can always trim it.
I work near here, ten minutes walking and I'm in the forest.
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Re: Workshop and fixit stuff
« Reply #474 on: May 16, 2019, 05:06:18 PM »
What did you use as a base?

I was going to use landscape clothe, paver base, paver sand, then pavers, but then I found some mats where the recommended base was different. Landscape clothe, paver sand, paver mat, then pavers. I'm not sure how that will hold up over time, but it was a little bit easier on the digging and installing. It was also a little bit cheaper by about $1 per sqft.

I haven't sealed them yet, I plan to this weekend.

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Re: Workshop and fixit stuff
« Reply #475 on: May 16, 2019, 08:18:40 PM »
It's near winter so it's safeish for the pale skinned to venture out in their lunch hour.
I'm in need of a walking stick.  I want a tall one, about nose high.
Ye that maybe higher than necessary but I can always trim it.
I work near here, ten minutes walking and I'm in the forest.
https://www.google.com/maps/@-31.4862957,152.722854,754m/data=!3m1!1e3

Nice! Where I live, if I walk for ten minutes I'm in the desert (if I get past the houses).