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post #1231 of 1780
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Originally Posted by RTROSE View Post

I know sometimes I get carried away. Sorry for the rant (even if I'm right ) still not really the place to vent.

Surely Hanes can find an appropriate photo for the occasion.

We're mad as hell, and we're not going to take it anymore!!!


post #1232 of 1780
Why isn't it the right place? It impacts our budget so I think it's a topic which is fair game!
post #1233 of 1780
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Originally Posted by cane.mba View Post

Why isn't it the right place? It impacts our budget so I think it's a topic which is fair game!

I agree with you in principal and your right it does affect the bottom line.

However, I tend to stick with something my grandparents used to say. You should never talk about religion or politics in a mixed group, it will usually lead to trouble. I just try to stay middle of the road here in a public forum as there are all viewpoints represented here and we are all entitled to our point of view. I have seen people get heated and irrational in a debate over LCD vs. Plasma so I can only imagine how it could go if I/we started talking politics and religion. Now if Hanes wants to chime in since it is his thread more power to him!

Of course we all know HE has a screw loose!

Regards,

RTROSE

Regards,

RTROSE
post #1234 of 1780
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Originally Posted by RTROSE View Post

Now if Hanes wants to chime in since it is his thread more power to him!

Of course we all know HE has a screw loose!

Damned right I want to chime in ...



Sincerely,

Mr. Loose Screw
post #1235 of 1780
I'll bite my tongue until we all have the occasion to have a beer sometime
post #1236 of 1780
Oh and what a meeting that would be. I would actually like to sit down with all of you over a nice ice cold beer we could very easily solve most of the worlds problems in an evening.

Regards,

RTROSE
post #1237 of 1780
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Oh and what a meeting that would be. I would actually like to sit down with all of you over a nice ice cold beer we could very easily solve most of the worlds problems in an evening.

Regards,

RTROSE


and I propose we have the meeting at my bar!!



O'Shea Bar Build Thread.
post #1238 of 1780
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Brian,

If your wife and her friend in this photo below would act as bar tenders again, that's a tempting offer ...

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My wife is the one in a white t shirt, with a cigar in hand.


... if only your bar wasn't located like a gazillion miles away!!

Still, welcome to the Madness! Glad you found your way ...

post #1239 of 1780
I am sure having those two bartend can be arranged. Sorry about the whole gazillion miles away thing.

Oh, and I wanted to say sorry about the floor. Holy cow with all the trouble you went through with the drainage and have that happen..I feel for you man. I really do. But like the rest of the problems earlier in your build thread, you handled it with style. Your outlook on life is great and I look forward to more build posts from you. I for one am happy you are going slow...I am enjoying this thread.
Take your time, do it right, don't settle just to get it done. I am also taking my sweet ass time with my bar so that I only have to do it once. To me it is not a bar build or theater build...it is more like a bar hobby or theater hobby. Enjoy the process, take a little more time to save up for the nicer reciever, or the nicer light control thingy. It will be worth it.
post #1240 of 1780
I'm with Hanes if those two are bar tending count me in! Gotta love a woman who knows her way around a bar! Make mine a double!

Cheers!

Regards,

RTROSE
post #1241 of 1780
Read all 42 pages yesterday. You are one very sick and very entertaining man! I knew there was a reason I was drawn to this thread,you're just like me!(In case you're wondering, that's not necessarily a good thing.)
post #1242 of 1780
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I for one am happy you are going slow...I am enjoying this thread.

Slow? SLOW?! I'll have you know that in just a few short years I've accomplished what has taken others here months to do!

So there!



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Read all 42 pages yesterday.



You know they have drugs for that sort of thing now, right? Regardless, here's a little insider's tip (which I learned myself just a few pages back) on how to cut in half the time you waste cruising this forum: go to user settings and increase the number of posts viewable on a page from 30 to 60. That simple little trick will reduce my thread to a mere 21 pages ... ergo cutting in half the amount of time you would otherwise waste on my thread!

You're welcome. But don't try this yourself at home; I am a highly trained professional.



Now, for a WAY off topic post ...



... an update on something <<remotely>> related to my HT build!

Every now and then even the best of us get bogged down and lose momentum. So you can perhaps imagine just how bogged down those of us who are not "the best of us" can get. Or if you don't want to imagine, just visit this build thread once in a while.

So after months of toiling and attempting to finish the rest of the basement other than my HT - and making enough progress to convince the voices in my head that I deserved a break - I decided that it was time to allow myself some time on something related to the HT for a change. Yes, amazing as it may sound to many of you who long ago forgot the dribble that was written in posts from a year or more ago, I actually do have a portion of the basement build that is a semi-finished HT. << GASP!! >>

I know some will say that HT progress predictably stalled when I made the old mistake of hanging the projector. Not so. HT progress stalled long before I hung the projector. Long, long before.

Like when I was too busy procrastinating for months. Or when I spent months trying to bribe my buddies into donating skilled labor on the build. Or when my gypsy-in-laws transformed the HT into a temporary bedroom for months while they camped out with us. Or when my son moved back home and into the middle of the basement project. Or when ... well, my point being that hanging the projector was merely the icing on my Procrastination Cake - not the cake itself. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

But now that the rest of the basement is finally in the home stretch of completion (defined as "some day"), I decided to try my hand at something relatively easy (for those who know what they're doing) ... something like building the rack for the equipment closet. Since my experience in rack building - or other woodworking project - was the same as my experience with doing the rest of this renovation project (i.e. none, alas!), I approached this with the same reckless disregard for reality as I had the rest of this fiasco of a build: with a leap of faith.

Geronimo!!



My first inclination was to make a rack out of an old frig, but for some reason my dear bride was not taken with that look.



So a DIY build was needed. Here's the hole in the wall just outside my HT that will hopefully one day be transformed into a simple home made rack. First a shot right after the drywall went up. Notice the strategically (mis)placed 2x4 that is right smack dab in the middle of the opening. That's going to have to go.



Here we see said 2x4 after it has been mortally wounded by a partial amputation. Pay your respects quickly, as this won't take long.



And from the inside looking out ... note also the green support post on the right which dictated the positioning of the rack opening.



And now one with the recently deceased 2x4 gone.



Then, having duly stolen ideas from a couple of AVS'ers here, I began building the simple rack. I had never heard of a Kreg Jig before (the small blue do-hickey below), but man do they make easy work of this sort of thing. Thanks to rafa1552 for this approach.





And before I knew it I had the rack shell assembled.



I used some peg board as a template to drill doles in the sides of the rack for pegs for adjustable shelves, but apparently I didn't get any photos of that. I stole this idea from VA3EAM here.

Next I test fitted the shell in the opening, as I had zero reason to think it would actually fit once I got done with it. Amazingly, I was wrong - it fits perfectly!!





That's where I left off for the evening, as I was so astonished that I didn't screw it up that I had no choice but to celebrate with copious amounts of alcohol, as befits the occurrence any miraculous event.

"This bloody thing just might actually *#@&%'ing work!" I was heard muttering into the bottom of my empty cocktail glass, right before passing out.

Stay tuned ...
post #1243 of 1780
Congratulations on your apparent successful beginnings to making a rack! I'm right there with you when it comes to those kind of things that happen to work out for some unapparent reason. I like to point out to people where our carpet and laminate meet perfectly at the first 22.5 degree corner in one of our walls as evidence of our superior planning. Really, we only went that far out with the laminate because we happened to have extra, and the hallway on the other side of the wall is 'off' and is 48.5" wide instead of 48", but enough wrongs apparently make a right. And It's been two months since I finished hooking up the plumbing. I'm still checking under the sinks regularly because I can't believe they don't leak...(anymore)...
post #1244 of 1780
Wow,

Actual, full fledged, no excuses, real progress (for a change) on this thread! Holy Smokes! What in the Sam Hill is the word coming to? Time to buy a lottery ticket, my luck is about to change.

Ok, ok, excellent work on the rack. I'm unabashedly stealing my rack idea from several here so I don't think you'll need to worry. Nice work. I plan on seeing the bottom of several cocktail glasses over the long holiday weekend myself. Congrats on some progress and enjoy your holiday weekend.

Regards,

RTROSE
post #1245 of 1780
I was lucky, I got a used MA rack off of eBay from a local guy for a whopping $37.50!
post #1246 of 1780
Nice rack!
post #1247 of 1780
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Nice rack!

post #1248 of 1780
Ok, for the record here is what SHOULD come to mind when the average MALE comments about a "Nice Rack"



OR



OR



AND FINALLY



NOT PEE WEE. But alas at least Hanes didn't post a NAKED picture of Pee Wee!

Regards,

RTROSE
post #1249 of 1780
RT, You hit the nail on the head! However, this one is for Queen in case she stops by the thread...



and one more so I can retain my man card.. actually a 2fer!



Not that anyone will ever read anything posted below her photo, but good work Old Man! It looks like a winner to me! Question though, are you planning on staining or painting the outside before you install the rack?
post #1250 of 1780
I want to give your rack a closer inspection:

post #1251 of 1780
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Oh, oh ... now I'm in danger of losing my PG rating again. This calls for a very subtle blend of psychology and extreme violence. I hate to use this on a fellow officer, Brian, but ...



Now boys - don't make me call in the Big Ship ...




Updated pictures of my MEDIA rack to follow. Got it? MEDIA rack.

It may be a while though because believe it or not our damned puppy just chewed right through my laptop recharer cord as I sat writing this! Another few minutes of power and I'm dead in the water!

I love my macbook pro, but I hate the way apple has all these specialty, proprietary accessories. A replacement cord for the recharger will probably cost 3 times what it should.

P.S. Anyone want an almost new puppy?
post #1252 of 1780
Sounds like your puppy needs a time out......
post #1253 of 1780
Wow talk about 'racks' and all sorts of long lost big footed friends turn up!

Welcome back BWCA
post #1254 of 1780
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Sasquatch!



Good to see you haven't abandoned us entirely, now that your build is long over! Any progress on finding the game table you were looking for a while back?

Oh, and thanks for the puppy training tip. I definitely have to try something new, as the current routine doesn't seem to be yielding desired results.

post #1255 of 1780
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Good call on bwca coming back out of the witness protection program as soon as people started posting more interesting photos, Mike!

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Originally Posted by armaraas View Post

Congratulations on your apparent successful beginnings to making a rack!

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Originally Posted by RTROSE View Post

Congrats on some progress and enjoy your holiday weekend.

Thanks, boys. Miracles can happen.

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Originally Posted by RTROSE View Post

But alas at least Hanes didn't post a NAKED picture of Pee Wee!

Eeeeeuuuuuwwww! Yuck! Gag!!

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Originally Posted by cane.mba View Post

Question though, are you planning on staining or painting the outside before you install the rack?

Funny you should ask ... I made a bit more progress this weekend on it. Painting it Default HT Color (black, of course!). I'm hoping that painted black, with with the lights off in the closet and everything in the shelves, you won't be able to see through to the closet, so I don't have to mess with a back to the rack.










I still need to attach it to the framing and paint the shelves, but it's looking promising so far.

Who could have predicted it?
post #1256 of 1780
Wow that actually looks professionally done. So what has happened in the universe that has caused such a paradigm shift of normalcy? Is Pluto in line with Uranus or some other cosmic line up? Who'd a thunk it. Real progress back to back and the result is really, really nice. Congrats man, I think this build and I dare say this thread have hope. There is a bright shining star shining down on Hanes for once. Take advantage my friend, take advantage.

Regards,

RTROSE
post #1257 of 1780
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RT,

Of course it looks professionally done! I relied heavily on the handyman's secret weapon: duct tape!



Well, that plus photoshop.
post #1258 of 1780
Nice Rack!! At leaset you picked a rack broad enough to hold all your gear.... Very nice Indeed!!! This might turn to a Sticky....

Keep up the great work!
post #1259 of 1780
What Rack...??
All I saw was scantily clad young ladies.

Did Hanes actually get some work done (perhaps my eyes glazed over)....
post #1260 of 1780
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Oh, oh ... now I'm in danger of losing my PG rating again. This calls for a very subtle blend of psychology and extreme violence. I hate to use this on a fellow officer, Brian, but ...

Sorry about that. I thought I was pushing the envelope a bit, but I figured a PG -13 rating was not so bad either.

Congrats on the progress! I like how you painted all the sides black. For the faceplates, I used clear plexiglass cut to the dimensions of whatever piece of equipment being faced, and then painted the plexiglass black. Looks like metal, and no one knows except for me. And well, now you guys. But saves alot of money as you all know the Mid Atlantic racks are expensive.

I made some progress on some outside projects myself. Stop by my blog when you are done procrastinating around your HT.
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