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« on: May 04, 2010, 08:47:46 PM »
It has been said on here that pineywoods gets involved in a lot of projects for an ole retired fart. Truth is, I do get involved in a lot of worthwhile projects, but I have a lot of help. I'm retired and hang out with a bunch of ole retired farts. Somewhere along the way, we got labeled as the grumpy old men, after the 2 main characters in the movie by that title.
I guess the name fits, we get in each others face at times but still remain the best of friends. The size of the bunch varies, sometimes as many as a dozen, with a wide variety of talents. A few aren't even retired yet. I thought I might post some of the projects as an encouragement to others to get off your duff and do something useful.

Here's the latest project
It was a coming home surprise to one of us who has been in the hospital for 2 months recovering from colon cancer surgery. The structure is pine, the floor 2 inch cypress, and the railing and trim eastern red cedar, all from donated logs. roof is metal.
 



This one for an older gent who needed a place to keep his "stuff" out of the weather. two by six framing with 1X12 board and batten siding, from yard logs, metal roof, dirt floor.
 

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« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2010, 09:03:01 PM »
Piney,when we get old, grumpy and eating are all we have left. Frank C.
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« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2010, 09:41:22 PM »
You guys probably have a great time putting these structures together. ;)
Looks like the Grumpy old men got a soft spot for helping people out.
Good on you guys.  The world needs more of what you got. :)
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« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2010, 07:33:27 AM »
Way to  go guys!

We should all be so fortunate to have neighbors like that. :)

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« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2010, 10:01:51 AM »
Shoot, thought you were gonna talk about me and DanG.
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« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2010, 12:03:12 PM »
No, you two don't fit that category.  You belong in the GRUMPIER old man category or maybe the GRUMPIEST. ??? ::) ;D ;D ;D ;D

Grumpy old man Bruce  ;D ;D ;D

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« Reply #6 on: May 05, 2010, 02:46:36 PM »
I maintain that I am not getting grumpier merely less tolerant of the increasing number of fools in the world
A very wise man once told me . Grand children are great, we should have had them first

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« Reply #7 on: May 05, 2010, 03:07:48 PM »
When I saw the title I thought somebody was talking about me again. ;D

Have to agree wholeheartedly with Ernie though.
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« Reply #8 on: May 05, 2010, 06:51:08 PM »
Wayne, that is first class.
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« Reply #9 on: May 05, 2010, 07:27:25 PM »
it would be hard to stay grumpy if some of my neighbore would come over and build me a porch like that while i was gone from home.
  of course some would complain that i was not big enough or that it was in the wrong place. some people cant be pleased.

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« Reply #10 on: May 05, 2010, 08:58:23 PM »
Hey fellas. Piney is settin' the pace for everybody! He's a wealth of knowledge and ingenuity, and has a a helping spirit that is contagious. Way to go Pineywoods! Oh yeah, and he ain't really so grumpy.
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« Reply #11 on: May 05, 2010, 09:41:43 PM »
here's a couple more projects that turned out OK. We won't mention the ones that flopped  ;D

One of our bunch built a new house, 2 car garage which promptly got filled up with tools and other good stuff. So we built him this shop. Mostly post and beam, metal siding, metal roof, concrete floor. Sadly, he has developed alzheimers, already can't remember how to use most of his tools. This is a guy who has built 3 homes and a business with his own hands.

 




A local sawmiller moved his fixed operation to a new location. Needed someplace to keep tools, parts, etc and an office. Grumpy old men plus 3 days = one sawmill office/shed. All cypress except the porch posts, which are knotty cedar.
WDH will probably recognize it, he's been there.
 




Then there's always a bunch of these. Lots of elderly poor folks in this area. Word has gotten around that there's a bunch of grumpy old men who can fix you up. Pressure treated 2X6 pine and exterior plywood.
 


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« Reply #12 on: May 05, 2010, 11:06:35 PM »
WDH will probably recognize it, he's been there.
 

That is a fact, and I was most impressed.  Y'all represent the best in people and neighborhood.  I am proud to be associated with such fine people, even if it is on an Internet Forum.  You are inspiring.
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« Reply #13 on: May 06, 2010, 07:15:21 AM »
Its not the old grumpy guys that make me nervous its those gladhanding salesman types you meet for ten minutes and their like a long lost cousin.Good work Piney theirs nothing more rewarding than working with a good bunch of guys doing good,or even getting into mischef.Frank C.
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« Reply #14 on: May 06, 2010, 09:19:55 AM »
Shoot, thought you were gonna talk about me and DanG.

Naw, what's the old saying "people who live in glass houses shouldn't throw rocks"
I'm older than either one of you, you'll have to ask the wife about the grumpy part.  ::)
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« Reply #15 on: May 21, 2010, 09:02:52 PM »
This  is one of our more successful projects. Nestled in the rolling hills of north Louisiana is a place called Camp Harris. Originally a rural school, it was closed down and offered for sale. A group of churches in north La and south Ark went together and bought the entire property, and turned it into a well equipped church camp/retreat. Over time, the military surplus double decker bunks in the dorms had gotten in sad shape. We got volunteered to build replacement bunks. Made 28 of these. They had to be stout enough to withstand a bunch of rowdy kids. Posts are 3X6 pine, rails are 2X6. All put together with deck screws and gorilla glue. Finish is dark poly stain.
Here's the first one headed for the paint shop
             



We needed the dollies, the bunks weighed over 200 pounds


Delivery required 3 trailer loads
         



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« Reply #16 on: May 22, 2010, 07:41:03 AM »
Boy you folks are always busy, good job! :)

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« Reply #17 on: May 22, 2010, 07:50:08 AM »
It's all about "giving back".  Everything that you give back has a way of coming back many times over.  One way or the other.....It just happens.
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« Reply #18 on: May 22, 2010, 09:03:37 AM »
Pineywoods, you set the bar high. 

Sometimes my daughter says "you know, he's not as grumpy as he looks" 8) 8)
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« Reply #19 on: May 23, 2010, 08:56:37 AM »
Good work.

It is my belief that no good deed will go un notated.

No doudt there will be some grumpy old menís names in the book of life and you shale reap your rewords there, but until then thank you for your work from Alabama.



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