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Mjölnir
08-05-2015, 01:45 AM
Have been on leave for 9 days ... have gotten really bored.

Made some pillars that I will be putting a double wide gate between when I fence in the back yard:

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f273/fjellmjolnir/10481807_10203297225590468_4701262859008301196_o_z psmtjwhyzr.jpg

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f273/fjellmjolnir/11831782_10203297225510466_4069050080531419410_n_z pspny3egsd.jpg

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f273/fjellmjolnir/10927169_10203297226510491_3092699382231015531_o_z ps8zni4wtv.jpg

Mjölnir
08-05-2015, 01:46 AM
http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f273/fjellmjolnir/11794437_10203297227710521_8130887053746181275_o_z psq2qasu3o.jpg

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f273/fjellmjolnir/11023440_10203297227630519_7189181839489307904_o_z psflcowjt8.jpg

Used the wood from one pallet and a junk 4x4 to make a signpost. Has places for where the wife, kiddo & I are from. Some Lord of the Rings references (favorite book) and an homage to the vikings.

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f273/fjellmjolnir/11796201_10203296755658720_8606425232429194968_n_z psfq7ocrw6.jpg

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f273/fjellmjolnir/11780012_1062716490405506_1648165880974723704_o_zp sk9qnhsp4.jpg

UncaRastus
08-05-2015, 03:39 PM
I like it, but I do think that your little red house could use a few more rooms, added on. ;)

Rainmaker
08-05-2015, 03:49 PM
http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f273/fjellmjolnir/11794437_10203297227710521_8130887053746181275_o_z psq2qasu3o.jpg

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f273/fjellmjolnir/11023440_10203297227630519_7189181839489307904_o_z psflcowjt8.jpg

Used the wood from one pallet and a junk 4x4 to make a signpost. Has places for where the wife, kiddo & I are from. Some Lord of the Rings references (favorite book) and an homage to the vikings.

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f273/fjellmjolnir/11796201_10203296755658720_8606425232429194968_n_z psfq7ocrw6.jpg

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f273/fjellmjolnir/11780012_1062716490405506_1648165880974723704_o_zp sk9qnhsp4.jpg

Impressive. Not only are you post grad from the McCourt school. But, You can build shit too? Much Respect. No Homo.

Love the sign idea. I'm stealing it, that's my next Mother's day present. Mrs Rainmaker digs that kind of shit.

Bos Mutus
08-05-2015, 04:17 PM
I'm stealing the sign idea, too.

Mjölnir
08-05-2015, 04:47 PM
Love the sign idea. I'm stealing it, that's my next Mother's day present. Mrs Rainmaker digs that kind of shit.


I'm stealing the sign idea, too.

Thanks ... I literally cost me 8 dollars to get the cap and finial on the top. I had all the paint already, the hardest part was tearing apart the pallet -- they are actually put together pretty well :\

I will pass this along, if you suck at freehand etc. Download and print out what you want to put on the sign, use a pencil and cover the back of the printing in pencil rubbings and it basically makes carbon paper. Put the paper on your wood, trace it out and it will transfer the image ... easy peasy.

Rainmaker, you will have to make a sign that says "Bunker 0 miles" that points straight down.

Absinthe Anecdote
08-05-2015, 05:32 PM
I like it, but I do think that your little red house could use a few more rooms, added on. ;)

This reminds me of an idea I had to use a few of those prefab sheds as hunting cabins. You can buy prefab cabins, but some of the sheds are nice enough to convert into camping style cabins.

With a little decorative work like @Mjolnir did, you could put a few of those sheds around a big gazebo and make a nice little place in the mountains to escape to on the weekends for not a lot of money.

I got the idea from the Russians who are known for keeping little shacks outside of town with gardening plots that they call dachas.

They go to them on the weekends to drink vodka, grill sausages, drink vodka, tend their gardens, and drink vodka.

Mjölnir
08-05-2015, 06:01 PM
This reminds me of an idea I had to use a few of those prefab sheds as hunting cabins. You can buy prefab cabins, but some of the sheds are nice enough to convert into camping style cabins.

I looked at those, when it was all said and done with all the remodeling we were doing we had all the 2x4s and plywood I needed ... I just needed some siding, windows and the cupola. The pilings I put the shed on I originally did too small (I increased the size of the shed after I poured the pilings) so I used cinder blocks to boost/support the edges. All told the shed cost me about $300 not counting the stuff I had as scrap from the house & detached garage. Add in the cost of that stuff ... about $500 - $600 and a weekend ... I had done the pilings about 2 weeks before and that took a whole day for 9 of them.

I will post some pics of the inside of the house that I did 3 years ago ... a lot of which is torn up from a water leak right now :(

Rainmaker
08-05-2015, 06:19 PM
I got the idea from the Russians .

yeah. I bet you did...Comrade Chairman Mao!

Absinthe Anecdote
08-05-2015, 06:49 PM
yeah. I bet you did...Comrade Chairman Mao!

That's even a better idea! Give the cabins an Asian inspired motif.

A few pagoda looking cabins set in the woods, surrounding a central pavilion to cook and party at would make a damned nice weekend retreat.

Thanks Rainman!

UncaRastus
08-05-2015, 07:00 PM
Well. Hmm. I thought that was your house!

Heh heh ...

Rainmaker
08-05-2015, 08:25 PM
That's even a better idea! Give the cabins an Asian inspired motif.

A few pagoda looking cabins set in the woods, surrounding a central pavilion to cook and party at would make a damned nice weekend retreat.

Thanks Rainman!


You know Abs, I think you're definitely out in front of the next potential Contractor growth industry!....

I can't believe you've been wasting this kind of entrepreneurial talent working with those bozos over at the DHS.

The Jesuit Anti-Pope will soon arrive to address the Congress critters on the immediate dangers of "Climate Change"

Rainmaker can forsee Millions of Millennial hipsters all lining up to volunteer to live in little yurts Mongolian style, so they can smoke Mary Jane and commune with Gaia.

Officially, It'll be named FEMA Camp 4108A..... But, the locals will affectionately refer to it as "Obamaville".....

Absinthe Anecdote
08-05-2015, 10:13 PM
You know Abs, I think you're definitely out in front of the next potential Contractor growth industry!....

I can't believe you've been wasting this kind of entrepreneurial talent working with those bozos over at the DHS.

The Jesuit Anti-Pope will soon arrive to address the Congress critters on the immediate dangers of "Climate Change"

Rainmaker can forsee Millions of Millennial hipsters all lining up to volunteer to live in little yurts Mongolian style, so they can smoke Mary Jane and commune with Gaia.

Officially, It'll be named FEMA Camp 4108A..... But, the locals will affectionately refer to it as "Obamaville".....

So what do you like?

Is there anything that you don't lambaste and accuse of having a socialist agenda?

I think your vintage handgun is a communist liar, it promises you a false sense of security.

Rainmaker
08-06-2015, 12:52 PM
So what do you like?

Is there anything that you don't lambaste and accuse of having a socialist agenda?

I think your vintage handgun is a communist liar, it promises you a false sense of security.

Rainmaker is All along the watch tower.

Rainmaker
08-06-2015, 02:28 PM
Well. Hmm. I thought that was your house!

Heh heh ...

If Rainmaker's house was that small, He'd probably go with a .38 snub nose for home defense gun.

Rainmaker
08-06-2015, 02:32 PM
Rainmaker, you will have to make a sign that says "Bunker 0 miles" that points straight down.

Good idea...But, the bunker is deeper than that.... I think Rollyn01 is digging his way to China.

UncaRastus
08-06-2015, 02:36 PM
Rainmaker,

Whoa, dude! You actually listen to Jimi Hendrix music? I pictured you as more of a Lynyrd Skynyrd fan.

Gimme Back My Bullets:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xk83VHblPhE

All Along the Watchtower:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TLV4_xaYynY

Mjölnir
08-06-2015, 02:42 PM
c'mon ... let's keep religion, politics, guns etc. out of at least one thread ... especially the one with my cool signpost ;)

UncaRastus
08-06-2015, 02:51 PM
All right, then. When I see your tiny house, I think of this.

Every morning when you raise the mini flag on the small flagpole,

National Anthem by Jimi:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fjwWjx7Cw8I

Things could be worse. Here, every morning, at 0800, the anthem played is this, from Deliverance (along with dialogue, they love the dialogue):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1tqxzWdKKu8

Rainmaker
08-06-2015, 03:18 PM
Rainmaker,

Whoa, dude! You actually listen to Jimi Hendrix music? I pictured you as more of a Lynyrd Skynyrd fan.

Gimme Back My Bullets:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xk83VHblPhE

All Along the Watchtower:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TLV4_xaYynY

Hey Joe, I said where you goin' with that gun in your hand...

UncaRastus
08-06-2015, 03:25 PM
Rainmaker,

The Man said to stay off the gun thingy... ;)

Rainmaker
08-06-2015, 03:33 PM
Rainmaker,

The Man said to stay off the gun thingy... ;)

Well I'm standin' next to a mountain....


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jrs9WTnNa-0

UncaRastus
08-06-2015, 05:08 PM
STEVIE!!!

Let me just kick on back and grooooove ...

Mjölnir
10-17-2015, 07:55 PM
More old palette things ...

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f273/fjellmjolnir/turkey_zpszetckwo7.jpg[/URL]

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f273/fjellmjolnir/jack%20o%20lantern_zpsx9fpypvc.jpg

am trying to think of a funny epitaph for this one:

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f273/fjellmjolnir/tombstone_zpsy0bsfpdz.jpg

UncaRastus
10-17-2015, 09:15 PM
May I suggest, 'Graveyard for the Great Pumpkin'?

Absinthe Anecdote
10-18-2015, 07:54 AM
More old palette things ...

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f273/fjellmjolnir/turkey_zpszetckwo7.jpg[/URL]

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f273/fjellmjolnir/jack%20o%20lantern_zpsx9fpypvc.jpg

am trying to think of a funny epitaph for this one:

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f273/fjellmjolnir/tombstone_zpsy0bsfpdz.jpg

There is a house up the street from me that put up about 15 tombstones with funny names on them.

I can't remember a single one of them, but I'm sure you can find stuff like that on the Internet.

They also have two witches at a caldron with a recording playing talking about vegan recipes. It sounds dumb, but it had me laughing.

Mjölnir
01-04-2017, 11:26 PM
Finally got around to finishing putting pavers down at the top of the driveway over Christmas ...

This was how I left it over a year ago:
http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f273/fjellmjolnir/IMG_1064_zps38tytz8h.jpg

And the stone to finish it:

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f273/fjellmjolnir/Driveway1_zps8lwatyct.jpg

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f273/fjellmjolnir/Driveway2_zpsb9j1b577.jpg

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f273/fjellmjolnir/Driveway3_zpse6eypld9.jpg

Mjölnir
01-04-2017, 11:27 PM
http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f273/fjellmjolnir/Driveway4_zpsjggugmik.jpg

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f273/fjellmjolnir/Driveway5_zpssxlukzai.jpg