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Old 01-03-2012, 05:00 PM   #1
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First off, I am NOT a carpenter. Just a glorified hack homeowner with some tools. Today I built a ramp for my mom who is now wheelchair bound. It's just a small one step for her to get to the garage. It was kind of nice to be doing something outside of painting for a change.

Also got a chance to put my new Festool CSX to work. I know I was pushing what it was designed for, but it handled it just fine. Very happy with the purchase!
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First off, I am NOT a carpenter. Just a glorified hack homeowner with some tools. Today I built a ramp for my mom who is now wheelchair bound. It's just a small one step for her to get to the garage. It was kind of nice to be doing something outside of painting for a change.

Also got a chance to put my new Festool CSX to work. I know I was pushing what it was designed for, but it handled it just fine. Very happy with the purchase!
Good for you, bet your mom is proud of her boy!
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Nice job Paul! Doing it for your mother makes it something special and I bet she's very grateful. Ya done good.
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Thanks guys. Its kind of bittersweet though. My moms on the decline now, and my dad has his hands full as her caretaker. I guess you could say half of it was just to make my dads job a little easier. I'm always looking for an excuse to visit, and this was just one of those. Was done by noon and just hung out for a few hours after.
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Thanks guys. Its kind of bittersweet though. My moms on the decline now, and my dad has his hands full as her caretaker. I guess you could say half of it was just to make my dads job a little easier. I'm always looking for an excuse to visit, and this was just one of those. Was done by noon and just hung out for a few hours after.

There is that and just think what a REAL carpenter would have charged you
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...like the final shot...building karma buddy!

Excellent pic of the drill. You have the green illness don't you?
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Excellent pic of the drill. You have the green illness don't you?
It is so addicting.
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Nice job "Mom" projects are my favorites
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Must be nice to have a "handy" son.

I'm gonna stick my neck out, and guess that's your dad pushing her down the ramp?
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I'm gonna stick my neck out, and guess that's your dad pushing her down the ramp?
LOL. Thanks Steve. I was waiting for you to say something.

Yes, that was my dad.
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Paul its cool you get to do things like this for mom. Not a bad job for a painter either. Even added on bumpers.

I will have to dig up pics of the wheelchair ramp I build for my aunt almost a year ago.
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LOL. Thanks Steve. I was waiting for you to say something.

Yes, that was my dad.
I'm sure you realize that "No, that's me" would have been a better/funnier reply.

..but far be it from me to try and orchestrate the comedy around here.

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Simple and effective, I like it. good job.
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Isn't that tom silva's drill driver? it sure looks like his work! What a kind hearted thing to do.
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