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Unread 07-12-2011, 07:31 AM   #1516
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Scott I think the time you and Clay are spending on the tub will be time well spent. The 2x6s really out to take care of the bed area. The bottoms of all of that will have glass fiber layered over it I assume? Should you tie them together to keep the bottom from bowing? Or will that be a problem.

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Unread 07-12-2011, 05:19 PM   #1517
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Scott I think the time you and Clay are spending on the tub will be time well spent. The 2x6s really out to take care of the bed area. The bottoms of all of that will have glass fiber layered over it I assume? Should you tie them together to keep the bottom from bowing? Or will that be a problem.
Yeah... the glass will cover the whole area. All the wood will be encased in glass. I could have ripped the center stringer down to a couple of narrower pieces, which would have been more than satisfactory, but I didn't feel like unburying my table saw! The wood will not bow once the primary glass is layed. We could hold a barn dance in the back!
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Unread 07-13-2011, 06:20 PM   #1518
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Nothing new to report on the Jeep, BUT...


Clay got home from his welding class just a bit ago and gave us the good news.

He passed his overhead groove weld with backing plate. Both of his test coupons passed the stress test. His instructor told him this evening, with a great pat on the back, that Clay is the youngest person he has ever instructed to become ASW Certified! Geeez, I about started crying! No kidding!! My son has officially passed my ability! I'm really proud of him. He receives his certification at the conclusion of this semester. Next semester he starts with MIGS. I told Mom that we need to start laying in some metal fab equipment. Clay wants a pipe bender so he can start on a cage and bumpers. How I hate being poor!
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Unread 07-13-2011, 06:25 PM   #1519
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Nothing new to report on the Jeep, BUT...


Clay got home from his welding class just a bit ago and gave us the good news.

He passed his overhead groove weld with backing plate. Both of his test coupons passed the stress test. His instructor told him this evening, with a great pat on the back, that Clay is the youngest person he has ever instructed to become ASW Certified! Geeez, I about started crying! No kidding!! My son has officially passed my ability! I'm really proud of him. He receives his certification at the conclusion of this semester. Next semester he starts with MIGS. I told Mom that we need to start laying in some metal fab equipment. Clay wants a pipe bender so he can start on a cage and bumpers. How I hate being poor!
Tell Clay WELL DONE!!! KEEP IT UP!



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Unread 07-13-2011, 06:31 PM   #1520
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Tell Clay WELL DONE!!! KEEP IT UP!



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Unread 07-13-2011, 06:35 PM   #1521
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Way to go CLAY!!!
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Unread 07-13-2011, 07:02 PM   #1522
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Nothing new to report on the Jeep, BUT...


Clay got home from his welding class just a bit ago and gave us the good news.

He passed his overhead groove weld with backing plate. Both of his test coupons passed the stress test. His instructor told him this evening, with a great pat on the back, that Clay is the youngest person he has ever instructed to become ASW Certified! Geeez, I about started crying! No kidding!! My son has officially passed my ability! I'm really proud of him. He receives his certification at the conclusion of this semester. Next semester he starts with MIGS. I told Mom that we need to start laying in some metal fab equipment. Clay wants a pipe bender so he can start on a cage and bumpers. How I hate being poor!

Great job Clay
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Unread 07-13-2011, 07:35 PM   #1523
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I usually try to not get too deep into things on here BUT. With what seems like a whole world full of young people that don't care whether they even get out of bed in the morning I have to say that I feel very fortunate to know Clay. He's done what allot of people have no ambition to do. Not only learning a trade that will help him throughout his life but doing it with flying colors!! He's applied himself and moved forward in life. I wish the best for you Clay and am proud of what you're accomplishing.
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Unread 07-13-2011, 08:11 PM   #1524
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Next semester he starts with MIGS. I told Mom that we need to start laying in some metal fab equipment. Clay wants a pipe bender so he can start on a cage and bumpers. How I hate being poor!
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He's (Clay) done what allot of people have no ambition to do. Not only learning a trade that will help him throughout his life but doing it with flying colors!! He's applied himself and moved forward in life. I wish the best for you Clay and am proud of what you're accomplishing.

I have to agree with Jim that it is great he found something he is interested in doing and is tackling it head first.

As far as you being poor from buying some metal fab equipment, don't forget you have to spend money to make money. If you can start selling your services it makes for a nice little side income.

I posted welding service on CL and made $220 in just a couple hours on two small projects for people. I charged one guy $80 and he gave me $100. I charged the next guy a $100 and he gave me $120. Working odd hours on short notice and doing a good job makes it worth it to people.

So to Clay,
Congratulations on the certification and to how fast you are excelling through the different welding skills. Won't be long before you'll be the go to guy for roll bars in FL.
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Unread 07-13-2011, 10:34 PM   #1525
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I usually try to not get too deep into things on here BUT. With what seems like a whole world full of young people that don't care whether they even get out of bed in the morning I have to say that I feel very fortunate to know Clay. He's done what allot of people have no ambition to do. Not only learning a trade that will help him throughout his life but doing it with flying colors!! He's applied himself and moved forward in life. I wish the best for you Clay and am proud of what you're accomplishing.
Truer words were never spoken. Way to go, Clay!

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Unread 07-15-2011, 05:10 PM   #1526
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Great job Clay
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I usually try to not get too deep into things on here BUT. With what seems like a whole world full of young people that don't care whether they even get out of bed in the morning I have to say that I feel very fortunate to know Clay. He's done what allot of people have no ambition to do. Not only learning a trade that will help him throughout his life but doing it with flying colors!! He's applied himself and moved forward in life. I wish the best for you Clay and am proud of what you're accomplishing.
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I have to agree with Jim that it is great he found something he is interested in doing and is tackling it head first.

As far as you being poor from buying some metal fab equipment, don't forget you have to spend money to make money. If you can start selling your services it makes for a nice little side income.

I posted welding service on CL and made $220 in just a couple hours on two small projects for people. I charged one guy $80 and he gave me $100. I charged the next guy a $100 and he gave me $120. Working odd hours on short notice and doing a good job makes it worth it to people.

So to Clay,
Congratulations on the certification and to how fast you are excelling through the different welding skills. Won't be long before you'll be the go to guy for roll bars in FL.
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Truer words were never spoken. Way to go, Clay!

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GUYS! Wow. Thanks so much. I really appreciate your consideration for Clay. We are proud of him, and he is maintaining his 4.0 along with Intro to Business and Macro Economics. But I have to say, his smarts came from Mom. He got MY good looks!

WUZ planning to sandlblast the tub underside tomorrow, BUT now we have to move the Wider Woman that lives down the road a piece. At least it is a paying job.

Mike- sure would be cool to be the "Go To Guys" for Rollbars! It could happen...
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Unread 07-16-2011, 07:47 AM   #1527
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Way to go Clay. Keep up the good work!!
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Unread 07-16-2011, 03:08 PM   #1528
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Not much to show for a Saturday, but Clay got some sandblasting done between showers. Especially the wheel well area. He sandblasts like my 12 YO cuts grass... randomly!
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Unread 07-16-2011, 03:29 PM   #1529
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DAVE! DAVE! Dave's not here...

Peppers for your viewing pleasure, Buddy!

Remember those boxes I knocked together? Here is a great example of gardening by the foot, or container gardening... whatever you want to call it!

Pretty in Purple ornamental/edible pepper... which I don't know anything about yet, but it looks nice. Wifey will make pepper sauce with them because they will look good in the bottle! And...

Red Apple pepper, which becomes very red. They are now in the chocolate stage (transition from green to red is brown in appearance). Description says "sweet, juicy, mild and fruity". They are similar in appearance to an Ancho, which are, IMO, the best on a grill.

Seeds came from johnnyseeds.com. A little pricey on some things but great quality.
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Unread 07-17-2011, 09:54 AM   #1530
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Holey cow man, you got them things to grow… I can never get anything to grow like that. My stuff starts to grow then shrivels up and dies… My dad got one of those topsie tervie things, he was able to grow some nice tomatoes, I've been thinking about using something like that!!!
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