What's been keeping me off the bike the last few months

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What's been keeping me off the bike the last few months

Post  madmax on Fri 21 Nov 2014, 12:39 pm

From this humble Pine tree (or one just like it)



I turned it into this


then this,


then,


to finally this




Now that its done I can finally get back to riding


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Post  gus on Fri 21 Nov 2014, 4:30 pm

Oh ,I don't think so. drunken
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Post  barry_mcki on Fri 21 Nov 2014, 5:08 pm

Bugger Parkes - we're coming to your place Laughing

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Post  Ewok1958 on Fri 21 Nov 2014, 5:15 pm

Good job Bryan - looks great. I'll be you're happy with that.

PS: I'm with Barry!
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Post  paul on Fri 21 Nov 2014, 6:16 pm

Top job .............looks great!

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Post  madmax on Sat 22 Nov 2014, 7:37 am

@barry_mcki wrote:Bugger Parkes - we're coming to your place Laughing

Hmmn,
Bar can only seat 4, accommodation is pretty limited, and no license so it would have to be BYO  Smile


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Post  madmax on Sat 22 Nov 2014, 7:38 am

Thanks for the comments guys, its been a long job (started in mid June) but I enjoyed every bit of it.

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Post  Kiwisteve on Sat 22 Nov 2014, 9:48 am

Looks the goods Brian
Have you given it a workout yet?

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Post  madmax on Sat 22 Nov 2014, 1:04 pm

@Kiwisteve wrote:Looks the goods Brian
Have you given it a workout yet?

Yeah its been operational for a couple of weeks, while I finished off the recess in the rear wall.

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Post  mtbeerwah on Sat 22 Nov 2014, 6:21 pm

nice work mate

come up a treat!!
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Post  Bosco15 on Sat 22 Nov 2014, 8:08 pm

That's wicked, mate. 
Have you got one of those stamps that glows under your black lights, to keep the rif raff out?

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Post  2wheelsagain on Sat 22 Nov 2014, 10:46 pm

Ripper job mate. Party at yours Laughing

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Post  madmax on Sun 23 Nov 2014, 7:31 am

@Bosco15 wrote:That's wicked, mate. 
Have you got one of those stamps that glows under your black lights, to keep the rif raff out?

No but I might have to hire bouncers

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Post  madmax on Sun 23 Nov 2014, 7:32 am

@2wheelsagain wrote:Ripper job mate. Party at yours Laughing

feel free to drop in if you ever over this way, just ring me first

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Post  Chook on Sun 23 Nov 2014, 7:34 am

Great work!!

It must have been the year for reno's keeping us of the bikes, I took 3 months long service to turn our old galley kitchen into a office and the adjoining dining room into a full sized kitchen.

2 corner chimneys removed, 1 old timber window replace with a aluminium one, brick walls built where chimneys were and completely rebuilt 90 year old walls with gal lintels above 2 doorways and the window, the original kitchen doorway bricked up and a new one cut into the passage wall, stripped paint from the architraves, sanded floors, repaired ceilings and patched where the chimneys were, built new floor the same as original where the chimney slab was

We still have a bit of finishing off to do, the splash back tiling would have been done if it wasn't for a $4500 transmission bill for the family car  Evil or Very Mad







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Post  paul on Sun 23 Nov 2014, 12:54 pm

So that would be 2 members I have now to call on for home renovations  Laughing

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Post  madmax on Sun 23 Nov 2014, 12:55 pm

Looks good Chook and a lot of work.

I bet the wife loves the new kitchen.

It took me 5 months to do the bar but then I was doing it on my days off

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Post  madmax on Sun 23 Nov 2014, 12:57 pm

@paul wrote:So that would be 2 members I have now to call on for home renovations  Laughing

Haha, A few people have said that I'm in the wrong job. Trouble is it takes too long for me to make a living out of it

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Post  SuzySuzuki on Sun 23 Nov 2014, 3:01 pm

Shocked  ooooooh nice bar!! I think ill be skipping the Parkes ride too. (Been out on the nsw back roads this morning, not the best)

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Post  Chook on Sun 23 Nov 2014, 5:15 pm

@madmax wrote:
@paul wrote:So that would be 2 members I have now to call on for home renovations  Laughing

Haha, A few people have said that I'm in the wrong job. Trouble is it takes too long for me to make a living out of it
I can relate to that.

I initially took 7 weeks long service leave, after that I went back for 3 weeks (still working before work and at night) and then took another 6 to get it ready for the cupboards to go in.
It wasn't too bad when we started, I managed to keep the kitchen partially functioning for 2 weeks then it was outside small fan heated portable oven and the BBQ on the back veranda but as winter set in so did the lack of understanding from the Mrs, even with the veranda tarped up like a extra room it was still bloody cold out there and I kept getting the "we should have paid someone else" I just had to keep reminding her if we'd paid someone else we would have run out of money with 2 1/2 finished rooms and no cupboards or appliances.
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Post  reddog on Mon 24 Nov 2014, 10:37 pm

I think most women forget the cost of reno type work. As stated once you get a builder/carpenter etc involved the cost of the materials is nothing in the grand scheme of the total cost to complete the job.
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Post  SuzySuzuki on Tue 25 Nov 2014, 4:01 pm

@reddog wrote:I think most women forget the cost of reno type work. As stated once you get a builder/carpenter etc involved the cost of the materials is nothing in the grand scheme of the total cost to complete the job.


Im glad you said 'most women', cause ive done a new kitchen and two bathrooms, and I know how friggin hard it is to get  anything done in a reasonable timeframe, so I paid tradies, and organised the lot.

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