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Blog entry by Dennisgrosen posted 08-21-2011 12:39 AM 11692 reads 0 times favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch

hey foks
have I been cheaded again ….or is it so that even iron has started to scrink
becourse of tooooo much rain over the summer …..................
after a little flood in the basement …......I just had to ordre new steal shelf units to
replace the old made of cheap sheetgoods (spoon) all know what happen to that
when it get wet :-(

I was very excided when my doughter over the phone said a pallet with goodies has arived
I just cuoldn´t understand why she laught at me when I got home …......

but she is right ….....someone has run with the messurment the packet shuold be alot taller than Silke

the pump in the background …was the one that didn´t work when the haevy rain came down
just my usual luck …I gess :-)

look she said to me …. someone has cheaded you … its not 180 cm …...............

and when I was trying to figur it out … to be able to asample the shelf with the newbought
tool they told in the instruction was the only I needed ….................right …. NO
.............every new project demand a new tool ..right ….....BUT A RUBBERMALLET …...
who shuold have thuoght that ….....
Silke continued to make fun of me and did take this picture
demanding it had to be posted on L J of all places ….......becourse I ´m not allways as smart as
I let her think …...................hmmf teenagers :-) .... but here it is ….FEEL FREE TO LAUGH WITH HER…LOL

and as you can see there is still a few corners with water but don´t worry too much over the box´s
its mostly plasticbottle´s with different Cemi in like acetone , cleanings , paintremover , etc

have a great sunday

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#1 posted 08-21-2011 01:03 AM

You should have been wearing a GREEN outfit and you would pass for Mr. Greenjeans who is Captain Kangaroo’s sidekick! LOL Old TV program in the states years ago when my kids were little. Hope you get this figured out!

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#2 posted 08-21-2011 01:09 AM

maybe when you get it figured out
it will grow to 180cm

if you have to much trouble
a couple of good whacks
with the rubber mallet
to the head
might help

keep him laughing silke

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#3 posted 08-21-2011 01:11 AM

Straighten those shelves out Dennis! A rubber mallet can be very persuasive;)

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#4 posted 08-21-2011 01:24 AM

LOL… are you pulling your hair out dennis or scratching ….so sorry the shelves didnt measure up…get it…measure up…..silke will measure for you from now on..we all know how much teenagers know over us old folks…..thank goodness for them…how would we ever make it… you rent her out, i need her to manage the house duties here…can she wash dishes…or sweep…or is she just a trainer wood worker…lol…..i have an extra rubber mallet i can send…would it help….grizz

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#5 posted 08-21-2011 01:31 AM

Looks like you have a great helper there, Dennis! I agree with Grizz – Silke can be the new foreman around there. My friend Cari and I put together lots of gym sets and toys and furniture – and we were seldom without our rubber mallet! Our motto was “if it doesn’t fit – use the rubber mallet!” Worked every time!

I hope Silke doesn’t work you too hard! Maybe if you give her some ice cream she will go easy on you!

Have a fun time together assembling your shelves! Take care and stay dry!

Sheila :D

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#6 posted 08-21-2011 01:34 AM

Dennis.. Perhaps the shmart a$$ could be a perminant shelf support ? At least until graduation..I’ve heard even the suggestion makes a BIG difference in attitude ?


-- Glen, B.C. Canada

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#7 posted 08-21-2011 01:44 AM

I know how you feel, Dennis.

I recently replaced a pump like that. It was probably 30 years old. It was getting loud and running a lot. It had a leak in the out pipe, leaking back into the sump, making it run more than it needed to. I haven’t heard the new one yet.

Never surrender!

-- I still love you baby, but I sure don't want you back... Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown

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#8 posted 08-21-2011 02:45 AM

I am sure that you will have fun making them fit…

-- Be safe.

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#9 posted 08-21-2011 03:13 AM

My Dad always said “don’t force it, use a bigger hammer”.

I’ve put a few of those together. All you need is a couple of extra hands and a lot of patience.

-- Dan - Valparaiso, Indiana, "A smart man changes his mind, a fool never does."

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Martin Svaabeck

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#10 posted 08-21-2011 03:20 AM

I think that you should have received with the `pack`, 8 leg sections approx 100 cms, or, 12 legs of approx 70 cm, lengths so that you have approx 10 cm`s over-lapping joints. They do this down here to keep packaging to the smallest possible size. Did they supply sufficient quantity of screws,washers & nuts. I must say that ALL Danes were `clever` & `innovative`, or, you are suffering from `early aging` or too much ACQUAVIT. (did I spell that correctly ??)

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#11 posted 08-21-2011 04:11 AM

The shelves are fine. You and the house are just growing.

The second photo of you is classic!

-- Entertainment for mere mortal woodworkers.

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Jim Bertelson

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#12 posted 08-21-2011 04:25 AM

Hmmmmmm. Little chardonnay does here. Yes, it is an erector set, like what I had as a grade school kid. It will grow as you construct it. Finally, I see what you look like. Your daughter did a good job.

I am basically as you see in my avatar, or some of my pictures from Hawaii.


We didn’t know you were so handy… true blue……

Let’s not get into that. We don’t want the the girl LJ’s to go GAGA.

Tomorrow will be blogomania, if I am in the mood. A few items to do….pictures are taken.

........but your pictures…........

You know the problem with kids, they see it as it is…....we don’t get to posture and dissemble. Oh, well.

..........reality is highly overrated.

I’ll continue with my fantasy….........

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#13 posted 08-21-2011 04:34 AM


The shelves will grow. You still have water in the basement, so just leave a light on for them. Silke is a petty thing. You’re lucky to have her. Now put her to work.


-- Steve in KY. 44 years so far with my lovely bride. Think I'll keep her.

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Mary Anne

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#14 posted 08-21-2011 04:43 AM

You are lucky to have Silke’s expert guidance in putting the shelves together. And if that doesn’t work, laughter and smiles are always a good thing to share with her.

Good luck with growing your shelves!

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#15 posted 08-21-2011 06:55 AM

I have one on my desk, yes the rubber mallet. No one bother me when I am thinking.
That happens rarely.

I am glad you getting back on your feet after the floding. Keep that pump as a souvenir.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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