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 Post subject: Course improvements
PostPosted: Sat Apr 09, 2011 4:57 pm 
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I went to delete my April fools topic but accidentally deleted Zip's topic about hole 17. Sorry.

Anyway I'll work on making a walkway from 16 to 17 soon.


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 Post subject: Re: Course improvements
PostPosted: Sat Apr 09, 2011 5:15 pm 
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morgan, i was hoping to tackle that project for you. if you really want to do it feel free, but you certainly put in more that your share.

i think i can make it up there next sat.

what's the snow like up there?

do you have any materials laying around? just want to know what i need to bring.
anyone else have some materials? we will buy what we don't already have, but in the interest of frugality and environmental consciousness it would be great to reuse some material. basically what we need are either landscape timbers or 4*4s to lay lengthwise on the trail, and a series of planks to span them. the planks should be ~24" and ideally 2*6.

my cordless drill recently shinola the bed so i'm either going to need access to power or a cordless drill from someone.
i have a chop saw, but the blade is just a smidge too small to make it through landscape timbers in one pass. i can use it, but if someone has a larger one (or a larger circ saw) that would be great.
with the help of one guy i imagine we can knock this out in about an hour. anyone want to volunteer?

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 Post subject: Re: Course improvements
PostPosted: Sat Apr 09, 2011 5:21 pm 
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jZip wrote:
my cordless drill recently shinola the bed


HAH! damn censor.

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 Post subject: Re: Course improvements
PostPosted: Sat Apr 09, 2011 6:05 pm 
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Anyway, I was going to cut trees and use thin straight trees for timbers because they are free. Bringing wood to Hyzer is like bringing snow to...uh...Hyzer. I like your idea of cutting 2 x 6's into 24 inches pieces and use them as cross boards for peoples feet. I can cut the long ones easily and lay them out 24 inches apart. I'll be here sat with beer.


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 Post subject: Re: Course improvements
PostPosted: Sat Apr 09, 2011 6:06 pm 
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I have lots of 2 x 4's that I used to pour concrete. We can cut them into 24 inch pieces.


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 Post subject: Re: Course improvements
PostPosted: Sat Apr 09, 2011 6:08 pm 
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Bring 5 pounds of nails, probably 10 penny hot dipped


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 Post subject: Re: Course improvements
PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2011 12:15 am 
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I have abucket of two inch drywall screws. They work great for everything. I have a cordless hammer screwdriver. There are two batteries alone charges while the other gets exhusted. I also have a corded circular saw. I can help some, but some of the stuff I just can't handle with my back. If we have straight trucks/timbers and the leftover frames it sounds like we are in business. Let me know if you need other supplies.

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 Post subject: Re: Course improvements
PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2011 12:05 pm 
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There are about 10 long timbers here now, around 8 or 10 feet each, and today I cut around 50 two-foot boards (2x4 and 2x6) for nailing. Need nails about 4 inches long and hot dipped in zinc for outdoors. Drywall screws wont work.

Big work party saturday, Jeff will be crew leader. This will be awesome!


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 Post subject: Re: Course improvements
PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2011 12:41 pm 
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Well, 2X4's are an inch and a half thick, and if you sink a 2" screw a 1/4" into the wood, you have 3/4 inch scuring a board that is getting mostly down force. Always worked for me. But you will get no arguing here as I will not be around.

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 Post subject: Re: Course improvements
PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2011 6:14 pm 
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I have dozens of 2 foot long, 2 by 4s and 2 by 6 or 8, some pressure treated.
Will be at Campgaw on Sat. Willing to come up on Sunday. Any other projects?


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 Post subject: Re: Course improvements
PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2011 9:29 pm 
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3/4 inch protruding into log timbers barely gets through the bark. Need to go 2 inches into the timbers. Also they are not rust proof, outdoor construction requires hot dipped fasteners.


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 Post subject: Re: Course improvements
PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2011 9:32 pm 
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Greg, when we run out of 2 foot boards we will probably need yours. Bring them on.


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 Post subject: Re: Course improvements
PostPosted: Thu Apr 14, 2011 5:51 am 
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I'll buy a box of screws on the way up. Got my batteries charged and screwgun ready.

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 Post subject: Re: Course improvements
PostPosted: Thu Apr 14, 2011 1:38 pm 
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Sandy at Village Pizza is having her 60th birthday party at 2 PM that day so if we meet at noon and bang it together we can get pizza, get drunk, and be ready for a round of disc golf by late afternoon.


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 Post subject: Re: Course improvements
PostPosted: Thu Apr 14, 2011 1:55 pm 
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Sounds like a plan.

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