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Shelf Project [Oct. 18th, 2005|11:28 pm]
Brad Fitzpatrick
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Me with half of shelfDavid, Dina, and I went to Home Depot after work. David needed to replace a party-broken light fixture, and Dina and I were just bored.

Frustrated after not finding any shelving for my bins, I found a piece of trash cardboard and made a plan for a shelf.

David pointed out that I lacked a lot of tools to make said plan, so David helped me find a chop saw, chuck key (I'd lost mine), new bits, screws, and L brackets.

We managed to fit seven (6+hot spare) 2x4x8s in his car, putting down the back right seat and passenger seat. Dina and I got friendly in the back left seat behind the monstrously tall David who gave us an extra inch of legroom from normal, leaving us with about 3 inches.

Anyway, mission success... check it:
http://www.picpix.com/brad/gallery/000bgqkb
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[User Picture]From: adamthebastard
2005-10-19 06:59 am (UTC)
Too bad your mum sandy wasn't around. She might have been able to work on the aesthetics a little. :)
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[User Picture]From: brad
2005-10-19 07:08 am (UTC)
If she were around, I wouldn't get to do anything.... she'd hog all the toys.
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[User Picture]From: sandy
2005-10-19 02:59 pm (UTC)
Kind of like when ever I wanted to learn something on the computer. I would ask Brad to show me. He would then sit in the chair and start doing it at such a fast pace that I would never figure out what he was doing.

I even found a paper that he wrote years ago for me. It is titled. The "I never listen to Brad" Sending-A-Fax reference. (I Hope you can read)

Then at the end it says: Follow the dummy-proof MS Fax wizard instruction. Thats it. Gimme a dollar every time you use this guide.

Of course we never had anything set up too easy on our computers in the early days.

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[User Picture]From: dakus
2005-10-19 07:06 pm (UTC)
Gimme a dollar every time you use this guide
LOL, that's awesome. Did you ever pay him?
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[User Picture]From: sandy
2005-10-19 08:11 pm (UTC)
I don't think I every did pay him, nor do I think I used his guide. I found the paper in a drawer that is hardly ever used. Thought it was pretty funny. Brad started his flippant attitude early, and it only has gotten worse.
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[User Picture]From: grumpy_sysadmin
2005-10-19 11:52 pm (UTC)
I'm afraid we're all like that. No, really. Especially to parents.
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[User Picture]From: sandy
2005-10-19 11:56 pm (UTC)
Yea, and we parents still love our kids, but we wonder why sometimes. Like I used to tell them. "I will always love you, but I may not like you at times".



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[User Picture]From: dpb
2005-10-19 08:12 am (UTC)
Would have been nervous working around the A6!
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[User Picture]From: brad
2005-10-19 08:36 am (UTC)
Oh, I reminded David often.
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[User Picture]From: jwz
2005-10-19 08:59 am (UTC)
You know, there was a time when people would build shelves and not even take pictures of the whole process. The Internets sure are funny.
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[User Picture]From: brad
2005-10-19 09:07 am (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: grahams
2005-10-19 01:19 pm (UTC)
hot spare... nice. =)
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[User Picture]From: olliejeff
2005-10-19 03:31 pm (UTC)
Is that carpet you park you car on in the garage?
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[User Picture]From: brad
2005-10-19 03:46 pm (UTC)
Yeah, who knows.... came with the place.
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[User Picture]From: ydna
2005-10-19 04:46 pm (UTC)
I have hundreds of those blue-lidded Contico Tuff Crates. I keep everything that'll fit in them. Then I had to start bar coding them. Made tons of special shelving just for them. Conveyer belts and robot fork lifts are next.
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[User Picture]From: brad
2005-10-19 04:49 pm (UTC)
Hah. nice.
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[User Picture]From: grumpy_sysadmin
2005-10-19 11:53 pm (UTC)
It's time to worry when you subcontract to Spherion for crate library operators and periodically eject crates to send to Iron Mountain.
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[User Picture]From: ljkrissy
2005-10-19 05:29 pm (UTC)
Nice work y'all. I like how Major was helping there in the beginning.
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[User Picture]From: dakus
2005-10-19 07:05 pm (UTC)
I've always wanted one of these...

prolly $$$ tho...
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[User Picture]From: sandy
2005-10-19 08:12 pm (UTC)
Wow, I want one of those.
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[User Picture]From: dakus
2005-10-19 08:34 pm (UTC)
I know!!! I ended up going with the cardboard folding type bins and some wood shelves.
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[User Picture]From: politicianjon
2005-10-20 03:39 am (UTC)
Impressive Brad! Good work on that. At first when I read your LJ I thought you were making the shelving out of corrugating cardboard and I immediately thought of the corrugated cardboard computer case I've seen online and also on TechTV. So, I thought "COOL! But, he's gonna need a lot more corrugated cardboard than that." Silly me.
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