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Posted: 09/14/20 08:18pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Then, it was time to step on the (doo-hickey), while on the scale.

The first part shows a little over 240 lbs.



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The second shows about 345 lbs.



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That was a trip trying to balance on one foot, on a board with only 1 screw on each side, (can u say - not stable), all while trying to take a picture. Lol.


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Posted: 09/14/20 08:34pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

So, the 2 x 3's didn't collapse in the center. By the way, the 2 screws in the bottom were just screwed in from the side, and I did not use the Kreg jig to drill pocket holes.

What's the point of all this?

Well, according to a question the other night about weight being supported by 24 screws.......

And that set my mind a runnin'..........

So, a preliminary conclusion would amount to - if I wanted to push this a little, 330 lbs divided by 2 = 165 lbs of weight being held per screw on the outside.

That would mean, 165 * 24 = 3960 lbs for those 24 screws. I would think that putting 600 lbs on that scaffold would be safe, since we have the equivalent of 3360 lbs of excess holding ability.

But, alas, I digress. Do NOT do this at home, based on what you read here. Do your own research, make your own decisions, based on your research, not mine. Ok? Ok.

That isn't the only test I plan on doing, so hopefully within a few days, I can get the other one done as well.

Thanks for the question, Pastor C!

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Posted: 09/15/20 08:15pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Whatcha gonna do, whatcha gonna do, whatcha gonna do - when ya need to cut a bunch of pieces of 2 x 4's the same length?

Clamp yer miter saw to a secure object, clamp yer stop block to same secure object the correct distance from saw blade, and cut 'em up.

Lather, rinse, and repeat.

Cut one, slide board, cut again, repeat.

I cut my 2 x 4's for the scaffold railing legs today. Yay!



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After cutting a number of them, I decided to secure 'em with Kreg pocket holes and screws.

Next step is to mount jig to, (drum roll), same secure object with a couple of clamps.



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Posted: 09/15/20 08:23pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Mount said 2 x 4 into Kreg jig. I lined up the 2 x 4 with the left side of the jig - red arrow.

I then proceeded to drill 2 pocket holes - yellow arrows.



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Next is to move the 2 x 4 to the left, and line up the right side with the jig - red arrow again.

Then I proceed to drill through this hole - yellow arrow.



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Posted: 09/15/20 08:27pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

When done properly, the 3 holes wind up looking like this.



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If, on the other hand, you're not paying attention to what you're doing, it ends up looking like this..... Oops....



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Posted: 09/15/20 08:34pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Today, I added my "Y" bracing on the drivers side - red arrow.

I then proceeded to add the scaffold railing, which is 33 - 1/2 " high. Why 33 - 1/2? Because the 2 x 4's were 16 feet long, and by cutting them 32" long, yielded 6 of them from 1 piece of lumber.

Anything longer or shorter than that, would have resulted in a bunch of wasted wood. Add the 1.5" on top, and we have a railing 33.5 inches high.



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I also added the railing across the back, and I needed to add a short piece of plywood - red arrow - to complete the floor. There was about a 6" gap there, which needed filling.



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Posted: 09/15/20 08:38pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

And finally, I installed the railing on the passenger side as well.

YeeHaw!



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Almost ready to get started on finishing the roof.

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