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Topic: satellite gazebo

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    kdshort
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    I had this old dish that was just begging me to do something with it..so it became a gazebo!

    Posted 5 years ago #
  2. TESIE

    TESIE
    Member

    do you have in pics?

    Posted 5 years ago #
  3. here's one I saw on a message board and was allowed to put it on my web site. The person who made this said:

    cheribelle from GardenWeb tells the story of her Gazebo

    This gazebo was built by me with some help from DH. The top is a 10 ft fiberglass satelite dish. I bought the 4X4 posts that hold it up. The rest was a porch my friend had taken off her house when she remodeled. Funny story. The carpenters she had hired to build her new wrap-around porch took the old one off and loaded it on my trailer for me. When I hauled it off they looked at me like I'm nuts. Then later, they came into the resteraunt where I was working. They recognised me and asked "What are you going to do with that old porch?" I said I'm going to build a gazebo. Professional carpenter says to me " A gazebo, huh? Those are cool, but really tricky." I said Nah, I have a plan. The look on his face was priceless, a waitress telling a professional carpenter she can build a gazebo??? To funny. heeheehee He has NO clue I have been using power tools and remodeling things for 25 years :0) The copper trellis on the front is one of my designs, one of many I have built. You can sort of see the bottle tree in the back, and the horse planter I just put in. We are still working on the broken concrete patio, lots of old stuff on this old farm place to work with, just takes time and WORK.

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  4. TESIE

    TESIE
    Member

    Wow I wish I were handy with power tools. I am actually skiddish around power tools. I worked at a lumber company in the office. I seen many a men get hurt. A few that were not pretty at all. I have tried using some smaller power tools. It is the power saws that scare me. The first time I used a air nailer, I didnt know a poof of air came out the back, and when it did I thought I shot myself in the forehead. my husband and I still laugh about it today. He said the look on my face was priceless.
    Maybe I will conquer my fear and work my way up to big girl tools. lol

    Posted 5 years ago #
  5. TESIE--
    I read your comments and just wanted to encourage you to keep learning to use the tools. It will open up a whole world of more junk possibilities the more tools you master. I've been remodeling and using tools for 25 years and have never hurt myself. You just have to pay attention and have a healthy respect for the tools. I'M GOING TO STEREOTYPE HERE (Sorry)-- When I took a builders license class, the instructor said he knew immediately some who would pass and he pointed to every women in the room. He said women allow themselves the opportunity to learn and study. Men think they already know what they're doing. (Yes, I did pass and got my license. I didn't want to use it professionally, just wanted to receive discounts at the lumber stores!) Glad you tried the air nailer, it's one of my favorites but is very scary the first few times. And the saws also make me a bit nervous, especially the table saw but sometimes it's the perfect tool. I'm really anxious to learn to weld next so I'm trying to find a cheap welder to buy. O, the possibilities!
    Have fun!

    Midge

    Posted 5 years ago #
  6. Christy is our resident welder, maybe she can give out some pointers. I also wish she'd post some of her projects.
    Margo

    View my blog at:
    http://robolady.blogspot.com/

    Posted 5 years ago #
  7. Thanks for the heads up. I suspected she was a welder but wasn't positive. I've been thinking about welding for some time, but when I saw some of Christy's junk ladies I was sold. First I've got to find me the machinery. After that maybe she can give me some words of advice and encouragement. Thanks!

    Midge

    Posted 5 years ago #
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    csudderth
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    OK, no talking about me behind my back, or rather my laptop screen (lol). Well, I don't know whether I would actually be considered a welder, but I do like to weld junk people. Probably couldn't build a fence that would hold any cows or horses in but what I do is really just tacking pieces together. Midge, you just need to find some welder in your area and ask them to show you how to do it. I took a class--you might check to see if something is available in your area. Margo, I really am going to post some of my projects--just haven't gotten anything finished in a while. Got several in the works but have been lazy lately.

    Christy

    Posted 5 years ago #
  9. I am a little skittish around my table saw. I have spent some time in the emergency room with skilled carpenters that got lazy and hurt themselves. I am very respectful of tools and that is what keeps me safe. The minute you let your guard down or get lazy, you have the potential to injure yourself.

    I have found my chop saw can handle most of my projects and it way less scary.

    I just learned how to use a pocket hole joiner this past week and it is a piece of cake. Not sure why I didn't know about it before.

    I am considering including an area in the community for experts to give advice on tools, products and building tips. What do you think? Mr. C, my mentor has offered to help out. It is amazing what you can do with a little knowledge and a few tools.

    Peace,
    Ki

    Posted 5 years ago #
  10. I think that would be great. Tools aren't just for men anymore..LOL. At lowes I always refer to the tool section as the toy section for men...I seen the pocket hole joiner on I think what was one of the TLC shows. They had a small blue one that was easy to carry with them. All we been able to fine is the bigger metal ones. I think it would be handy to have...

    Posted 5 years ago #
  11. Here's one a little different...

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  12. Well i'm 1 for 2...

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  13. If this soesn't work I'm giving up...

    Posted 5 years ago #
  14. Hmm, Leveta, I'm just catching up on some reading, saw your posts....I'm like that too! Can't seem to get it right! :) Keep trying! Sue

    Posted 5 years ago #
  15. LOL...Thanks Sue...

    Posted 5 years ago #

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