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post #451 of 772
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Originally Posted by Anthony A. View Post

okay, from an outsiders point of view then backing up is not her thing. the best way to avoid this from happening is to have her reverse into the garage so when she needs to get out she can just drive straight. you should though clean out your garage and make it out of rubber so its easier for her to reverse in!

She could back into the house. That backup thing is very true a problem for a lot of women drivers. But just can't stop wondering, how does she handle the daily parking/backing up in public parking lot? Some have very narrow space between two rows of parking slots that you have to back and forth several times to get out without hitting the cars park next to you or the cars park in another row at your back. My wife always has that problem so she parks far away spot with no cars near.
post #452 of 772
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Originally Posted by BIGmouthinDC View Post

From DR Phil
"So you basically always block that nice big driveway with your big A$$ truck. Every day is another reminder to her of your insensitivity. Finally one day she snapped.
You may want to keep your guns and knives locked up."

Thats just it, I basically never block the drive.. the only time she really needs to back up is when she's leaving her docking station.. I usually park in one of two spots in the front... she typically has a clear path as shown:



No point in hiding the guns and knives.. the car keys are her weapon of choice.....
post #453 of 772
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Originally Posted by theWalkinator View Post

Her car is only two years old? Does it come with backup/reverse sensors? If doesn't, buy a aftermarket system like this one: http://www.backupsensorshop.com/Car_Backup_QH24SM.asp and install on her car.

Your probably right.. I thought with the 3 mirrors, video camera, and dash display the car was adequately equipped for going backwards.. at least for short distances.. but then again
post #454 of 772
To cheer you up, this is not the worst thing happened to you, watch this video, you will be feeling a lot better, it happened in NYC this past weekend after the big snow storm:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kt_r-...layer_embedded
post #455 of 772
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Originally Posted by theWalkinator View Post

To cheer you up, this is not the worst thing happened to you, watch this video, you will be feeling a lot better, it happened in NYC this past weekend after the big snow storm:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kt_r-...layer_embedded

Yea.. I saw that on the news yesterday..unbelievable!!!

I'm really not upset about the truck.. I was a little "WTF" when it happened just due to the circumstances.. but after a couple of decades I've grown somewhat immune to it all... the rest of the rhetoric is just my sarcastic sense of humor.

with that said.. you should see her in action at a 4 way stop....

Back to the theater.................
post #456 of 772
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Originally Posted by KNKKNK View Post
Your probably right.. I thought with the 3 mirrors, video camera, and dash display the car was adequately equipped for going backwards.. at least for short distances.. but then again
Nothing that beeps at her when she is getting close to something though. It's all your fault!
post #457 of 772
LOL. Sorry about your truck. Years ago I bought a new car in August and my wife got a new mini SUV in September and by the time October hit she backed out of the garage and side swiped my care and damaged her bumper. Ever since my car has always been parked in the garage. To this day my wife still has trouble at times pulling the car in the garage straight. She thinks she has to turn th wheel when she's in the garage!
post #458 of 772
You know what, you should change your thread title to "No dear, I am down there working on your crafts room, it is canceled!" LOL
post #459 of 772
OK my story also deals with the reverse gear and mirrors that obviously do not work:

After successfully navigating 4x4 Suburban's for 12 years without a single incident, it was time to downsize to a new AWD Equinox.

Six months into this new ride she claims she doesn't know how she "bumped" into the pole at the gas station near our home. She said the car was making funny noises on the ride home but the damage was not too bad..

Wrong! The pole was the protection post at the end of the island that protects the gas pumps. The post was bent over 45 degrees, where her Equinox tried to climb up the post. The RR suspension "A frame" was bent in such away that the RR wheel was tilted in 30 degrees and it also looked like I had rear wheel steering as the wheel was also permanently steered in 25 degrees on that back corner . Damage was 4.5K$. Seems someone got frustrated in repeatedly pulling up to the pumps only to find that the gas fill was still on the opposite side of the car from what she was use to. I guess the fix was to back to the adjacent pumps and take out the post in the process.

post #460 of 772
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I just went and looked at the mirror on the passenger side of my wifes car..

It says "OBJECTS IN MIRROR MAY BE CLO..... WHOOPS... NEVERMIND"
post #461 of 772
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Wall Panels..

So I ran with this basic mock up for the wall concept.. (more like a slow crawl)



Cut Oak Ply into various size strips and pieces...


Biscuts/Glue/Clamp...



To make the panel frames...


X3 for this wall..



Glued and Nailed 6 pcs of blocking to the sides of each panel for mounting the column/grille covers, and spotted the panels on the wall..



Build the Column/Grille covers basically the same as the panels with the exception of an additional return for the corners... more biscuits and glue



Gotta try to picture it all with the red finish and the trim...But you can get the idea..



Just a couple screws holding everything up right now but this angle shows the profile of the wall fairly well.. I will need to add some more blocking on the walls later.


One wall down 2 to go..

I wanted to do the wall layout first so I can make sure I get the underside of the soffit layed out correctly.

I've been working front to back on the walls now I need to come up with the details for the Hush box and finish the soffits around the back side, so I can get ready for the rear wall.. I'll probably finish building all the basic panels for the walls before I start putting on the finish, at which point Ill pull everything back off.

Still no decision on the GOM color for the panels, or even if they'll all be the same (columns could be different maybee..) but Im still leaning towards black..

I wont call it a resolution but I'm gonna give an effort to commit 10hrs a week to the theater this year... Year 2 of this build has/is slipping by amazingly fast..

Thanks
Brad
post #462 of 772
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Originally Posted by KNKKNK View Post

Still no decision on the GOM color for the panels, or even if they'll all be the same (columns could be different maybee..) but Im still leaning towards black..

I seem to recall that you can get samples of GOM, or a sample book, from a supplier. You might even want to try the Sample Center at the Guilford of Maine web site. I have never used it but it looks like you can get samples from them there. With all that beautiful woodwork, I think you should be sure before committing to a color choice.
post #463 of 772
Just order samples from them online, they will send as many as you need. Dazian fabric will too.
post #464 of 772
Good lord man! That's going to be insanely gorgeous!
post #465 of 772
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Originally Posted by KNKKNK View Post

I wont call it a resolution but I'm gonna give an effort to commit 10hrs a week to the theater this year... Year 2 of this build has/is slipping by amazingly fast..

Thanks
Brad

I know what you mean Brad, I am past the 2 year mark myself but I only have a few weeks of work left. Hung the pj, installed the equipment and had some out of state friends over for New Years Eve. It felt odd to put down the brad nailer, and watch some movies. I just need to finish the panels in the lobby and a couple of small pieces of trim in the theater and lobby.

Keep up the good work, you will make it this year!
post #466 of 772
Brad,

Things are REALLY coming along VERY nicely. Sorry to hear about the truck but at least she didnt damage your theater. I really like the attention to detail and cant wait to see more.
post #467 of 772
Brad that looks amazing. The symmetry is perfect, and I can only imagine how good it will look with the GOM.

You know...if I knew my theater would look as good as yours does now, it would not bother me at all that it took 2+ years to get there.
post #468 of 772
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Originally Posted by tony123 View Post

Good lord man! That's going to be insanely gorgeous!

Yes indeed!

Brad - if you pull on one of those sconces, does it open a secret door somewhere?
post #469 of 772
The Only thing I can add, has already been said:

This looks fantastic, awesome work!
Go for it we need to see the finished version
post #470 of 772
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Guys.. Thank you.. I appreciate all the encouraging comments.. this forum is truly a motivating bunch...

I should be able to show some progress for a while.. the wall panels are easy, fairly quick to build and they cover alot of area.

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Originally Posted by kjlewie View Post
Yes indeed!

Brad - if you pull on one of those sconces, does it open a secret door somewhere?
.... actually yes, "I hope".. if it works out .. stay tuned

Thanks again guys

Brad
post #471 of 772
I feel your pain about the truck I just mangled mine today myself

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...8#post19763088
post #472 of 772
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Originally Posted by W00lly View Post

I feel your pain about the truck I just mangled mine today myself

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...8#post19763088

Dang it Scott!! ... I was'nt trying to start a club

But I think you may be on to someting with the Pole and Truck Combo

post #473 of 772
Your recessed lights from Menard's
The box says 3.5" high, Menard's website says 3" high.

Can you tell what the height of the light would be once recessed? I mean the height minus the trim ring.

Thanks.
post #474 of 772
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Originally Posted by GRBoomer View Post

Your recessed lights from Menard's
The box says 3.5" high, Menard's website says 3" high.

Can you tell what the height of the light would be once recessed? I mean the height minus the trim ring.

Thanks.

GR, the light measures 4" from the back of the housing ring to the top of the housing. So in 1/2 DW the light would be recessed 3.5".

The retaining mechanisms are designed to work in a variety of material thickness's. Most of mine are mounted in 3/4" ply but I dont see why they would not work in 1" or even 1 1/4" thick DDW, which would reduce the amount of recess also.

Brad

Just double checked the light.. 1" would seem to be the max for material thickness..
post #475 of 772
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Originally Posted by KNKKNK View Post

Dang it Scott!! ... I was'nt trying to start a club

But I think you may be on to someting with the Pole and Truck Combo


Dang!!! My dealer forgot to mention those two options. The pole isn't a bad idea either. That's it, I am taking mine back!!!
post #476 of 772
I told my wife and her dang friend not to wear those outfits anymore.....uurrrr!

post #477 of 772
Brad, the theatre is coming together real nicely. I'm sure it's gonna be a work of art when it's finished. The level of detail in your build simply amazes me - I might end up "borrowing" a coulpe of elements when I get to start on my build..

Keep up the good work! Looking forward to your next update!
post #478 of 772
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Originally Posted by KrisWS View Post

Brad, the theatre is coming together real nicely. I'm sure it's gonna be a work of art when it's finished. The level of detail in your build simply amazes me - I might end up "borrowing" a coulpe of elements when I get to start on my build..

Keep up the good work! Looking forward to your next update!

Kris, Thank you and welcome to the forum. Please feel free to "borrow" away, I've been shoplifting ideas from these guys for a couple of years.

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Originally Posted by KNKKNK View Post

I wont call it a resolution but I'm gonna give an effort to commit 10hrs a week to the theater this year... Year 2 of this build has/is slipping by amazingly fast..

Thanks
Brad

Well.. part way through the week I realized I had failed to properly define what constituted "Working on the theater".

Should time spent drinking beer, while waiting on glue to set up, count towards my 10 hrs?

Anyway... I built 2 more panel frames and 2 more column/grille covers for the opposite wall.. looks like 10 hrs worth to me..



Slow but slow....
Brad
post #479 of 772
This is a truly stylish room you are making here! Like the Flemish Lions a lot. Here's a pic of a Flemish Lion helping out a Walloon Rooster:
Attachment 198222
Yeah, we get along just fine here in Belgium. No problems at all between the Dutch speaking north and the French south...

You are so lucky to have a wife that helps you out so much. Why is my wife no Master Gardener? LOL, that post was about the funniest I read in a long while. Until her great driving skills were described, that is!
LL
post #480 of 772
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Originally Posted by KNKKNK View Post

Should time spent drinking beer, while waiting on glue to set up, count towards my 10 hours
Brad

Well Duh of course it does!
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