Dad level: Elite.

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Jakedog, Apr 13, 2021.

  1. burntfrijoles

    burntfrijoles Poster Extraordinaire

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    Well said.
     
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  2. Rich_S

    Rich_S Poster Extraordinaire Gold Supporter

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    That front safety rail would make a good pedalboard.
     
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  3. mkdaws32

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    Looks great!
     
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  4. burntfrijoles

    burntfrijoles Poster Extraordinaire

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    That’s a lot of pedals!
     
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  5. archetype

    archetype Fiend of Leo's

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    Tape the hex key to the back of the head board.
     
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    carpenter Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

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    Well done.
     
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  7. mkdaws32

    mkdaws32 Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

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    I totally get that and that works for you, which is great. I also agree with your take on pride and wisdom - bang on.

    BUT... I LOVE fixing and building stuff myself. My philosophy is there’s nothing I can’t break that a professional and some $$ can’t fix. And there’s only one time that didn’t turn out to be true, but the that’s an entirely different story.

    There are some car mechanic things I won’t try and I certainly wouldn’t try to be my own lawyer or surgeon ;) Another thing I insist on is having the right tools - if I don’t have the right tools for the job, I don’t do it - that’s just frustration and trouble waiting to happen.

    But I do take on quite a few things I had never tried before and it almost always works out. I’m a bit of a perfectionist, and a stickler for safety - I won’t do a job if it’s unsafe to do without proper training, of it the resulting work could be unsafe.

    But like I said, it’s something I enjoy - if I didn’t, I would not hesitate to find a “guy”. :)
     
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  8. telleutelleme

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    Definitely a time to stand in the living room, pound on your chest and give that Tarzan yell. Not too many times, it can actually hurt after a bit and then you look Dad foolish.
     
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  9. Jeru

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    Good on you, JD. Your post made me think of something funny.

    There’s this recurring bit that they did on the TV show The Wire. Two of the cops in the show had children that they only sometimes had custody of/time with. At different points in the series, there’s a point at which each cop had to assemble their kid’s IKEA-type bed or dresser or something. Each one has a montage of the cop all excited at first, reading the directions, organizing the pieces, taking a slug of whiskey, getting at first just a little frustrated and then more and more agitated, Turing the directions upside down etc., taking another slug of whiskey, and eventually throwing the 1/3-built furniture across the room in a rage.

    I’m ever so glad you had a better result. CHEERS.
     
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  10. Mark617

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    My oldest wanted something very similar. It had a built in table / desk combo. I tried explaining that with her box spring and mattress, her ceiling height was too low
    Nope , what does dad know
    4 hours to put together
    5 minutes to slam her head on the ceiling.....lol
    Another 2 hours to dismantle

    Wishing you the best
     
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    Congrats on the build! You did well. My kids are gone and my wife still has me assembling stuff and I grumble every time.
     
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    Amen, brother!
     
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    I grew up in a world where we couldn't always afford to hire people in to do jobs/tasks that we could learn to do ourselves...

    it's not a macho thing , it's a cost saving thing...;)
     
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  14. jvin248

    jvin248 Doctor of Teleocity

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    It's not 'Elite' ... That order is how you get the courage and the patience to tackle an Ikea project ;)

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    That right there is known in the trade as "The thin edge of the wedge". You are on your way my friend. :D:D
     
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    is that bed alder or ash?
     
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    dang shoulda read the thread
     
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  18. jondanger

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    JD is on the path to ultimate dadness:

     
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  19. James Knox

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    Bad Ass Dad Alert!
     
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  20. Bruxist

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    Good job!

    Assembling pre-made furniture is almost harder than building it yourself from a pile of lumber. For real.
     
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