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2022-05-27 4:28:36 PM  
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2022-05-27 4:37:51 PM  
As Dad's health is getting worse, I'm doing what I can to keep him self-sufficient. He hasn't been able to hold his arm up to shave for a long time, so he has to put his foot on the sink and use his knee to brace himself. Unfortunately, he can no longer get his foot up to the 36" pedestal sink, so it's time for a new sink cabinet.

Until I looked at prices. Jeez, even the cheapo prefab stuff from Home Depot starts in the mid-$200s, and those are 32" high and I need 30". Which no one is making anymore.

So I watched a few YouTube videos and said "I can do that" and then I priced lumber. 3/4" oak plywood is almost $100/sheet right now, so this is gonna be pine. And if you've ever tried to build anything from pine, you know that softwoods are prone to splinters and ragged edges. Anyway, the cabinet is assembled and faced and now I'm working on the insanity that is getting drawers to fit just right so that the slides will move. And if anyone asks, I'll say I was going for the "rustic look".

Anyway, take the Quiz and come back and tell us how you did and your experiences with amateur carpentry.

Don't forget the Easy Quiz!

Good luck, and let me know if you have any issues.
 
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2022-05-27 4:59:46 PM  
Woohoo!
11 out of 11 correct, total points = 1010
 
2022-05-27 5:05:07 PM  
There definitely is a correlation to how slow it is at work and my quiz scores.  Slower week = higher score.  This should surprise no one.
 
2022-05-27 5:33:24 PM  

ox45tallboy: As Dad's health is getting worse, I'm doing what I can to keep him self-sufficient. He hasn't been able to hold his arm up to shave for a long time, so he has to put his foot on the sink and use his knee to brace himself. Unfortunately, he can no longer get his foot up to the 36" pedestal sink, so it's time for a new sink cabinet.

Until I looked at prices. Jeez, even the cheapo prefab stuff from Home Depot starts in the mid-$200s, and those are 32" high and I need 30". Which no one is making anymore.

So I watched a few YouTube videos and said "I can do that" and then I priced lumber. 3/4" oak plywood is almost $100/sheet right now, so this is gonna be pine. And if you've ever tried to build anything from pine, you know that softwoods are prone to splinters and ragged edges. Anyway, the cabinet is assembled and faced and now I'm working on the insanity that is getting drawers to fit just right so that the slides will move. And if anyone asks, I'll say I was going for the "rustic look".

Anyway, take the Quiz and come back and tell us how you did and your experiences with amateur carpentry.

Don't forget the Easy Quiz!

Good luck, and let me know if you have any issues.


Have you tried Walmart?  Their online store has cheap furniture.
 
2022-05-27 6:25:32 PM  

NM Volunteer: ox45tallboy: As Dad's health is getting worse, I'm doing what I can to keep him self-sufficient. He hasn't been able to hold his arm up to shave for a long time, so he has to put his foot on the sink and use his knee to brace himself. Unfortunately, he can no longer get his foot up to the 36" pedestal sink, so it's time for a new sink cabinet.

Until I looked at prices. Jeez, even the cheapo prefab stuff from Home Depot starts in the mid-$200s, and those are 32" high and I need 30". Which no one is making anymore.

So I watched a few YouTube videos and said "I can do that" and then I priced lumber. 3/4" oak plywood is almost $100/sheet right now, so this is gonna be pine. And if you've ever tried to build anything from pine, you know that softwoods are prone to splinters and ragged edges. Anyway, the cabinet is assembled and faced and now I'm working on the insanity that is getting drawers to fit just right so that the slides will move. And if anyone asks, I'll say I was going for the "rustic look".

Anyway, take the Quiz and come back and tell us how you did and your experiences with amateur carpentry.

Don't forget the Easy Quiz!

Good luck, and let me know if you have any issues.

Have you tried Walmart?  Their online store has cheap furniture.


Emphasis on "cheap". I don't think they have anything sturdy enough for Dad to prop his foot on.
 
2022-05-27 9:51:33 PM  
I struggled with this question:


Two men were charged with charged with violation of parish ordinance, obstruction of highway commerce and criminal damage to property in Iberia Parish, LA this week when police discovered this abandoned and blocking the 400 block of Berard Road in Loreauville:

I think I was getting too big of a charge outta it.
 
2022-05-27 10:23:41 PM  

HammerHeadSnark: I struggled with this question:


Two men were charged with charged with violation of parish ordinance, obstruction of highway commerce and criminal damage to property in Iberia Parish, LA this week when police discovered this abandoned and blocking the 400 block of Berard Road in Loreauville:

I think I was getting too big of a charge outta it.


Okay, I discharged one of the charges.
 
2022-05-27 11:56:12 PM  

ox45tallboy: HammerHeadSnark: I struggled with this question:


Two men were charged with charged with violation of parish ordinance, obstruction of highway commerce and criminal damage to property in Iberia Parish, LA this week when police discovered this abandoned and blocking the 400 block of Berard Road in Loreauville:

I think I was getting too big of a charge outta it.

Okay, I discharged one of the charges.


Excellent! Three words better than "I love you"? All Charges dismissed.
 
2022-05-28 1:01:13 AM  

HammerHeadSnark: ox45tallboy: HammerHeadSnark: I struggled with this question:


Two men were charged with charged with violation of parish ordinance, obstruction of highway commerce and criminal damage to property in Iberia Parish, LA this week when police discovered this abandoned and blocking the 400 block of Berard Road in Loreauville:

I think I was getting too big of a charge outta it.

Okay, I discharged one of the charges.

Excellent! Three words better than "I love you"? All Charges dismissed.


I had to leave one charged because no charge doesn't make sense unless it's free.
 
2022-05-28 11:07:01 AM  
That sounds a lot like my autobiography, "Confessions of an Alcoholic,Intellectual Groupie".
 
2022-05-28 12:12:24 PM  
10 out of 11 correct, total points = 862
2 minutes (151 seconds)


Got the last one wrong. Probably still my best evar
 
2022-05-28 2:58:59 PM  

ox45tallboy: HammerHeadSnark: ox45tallboy: HammerHeadSnark: I struggled with this question:


Two men were charged with charged with violation of parish ordinance, obstruction of highway commerce and criminal damage to property in Iberia Parish, LA this week when police discovered this abandoned and blocking the 400 block of Berard Road in Loreauville:

I think I was getting too big of a charge outta it.

Okay, I discharged one of the charges.

Excellent! Three words better than "I love you"? All Charges dismissed.

I had to leave one charged because no charge doesn't make sense unless it's free.


STOP RESISTING!
 
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