The Pier

Postby fbcota » Tue Jun 14, 2011 11:57 pm

Badger: That is at least 3 awesome points in my book!

Foxfur: Driving chopsticks is a pre-requisite for any friend of mine :). I think we can arrange those items and the consumption of food!
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Postby Anpu2001 » Sat Jun 18, 2011 12:32 pm

OOohhhh i saw it on the schedule Who/what/Where guide on tuesday morning at 8am, they are planning to lure you to drown with other mean Sea creatures coming along to laugh!
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Postby ehcsztein » Sat Jun 18, 2011 7:46 pm

Foxfur wrote:
fbcota wrote:He could have changed that. Shit, mine says Reno, Tahoe and Somewhere else. Up to 2 months ago that meant Indonesia smarty pants. And yours says Horus Left Armpit, which I was sure was somewhere in Syria.

If you are on the Oregon coast we may be able to come and get the items, we have a builder from Portland!

Actually, I'm closer than the coast. I could meet your co-conspirators at Tanasbourne or something. Better know how to drive a pair of chopsticks. There's a full-auto mecha-robo sushi joint down the road.

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mmmm mecha-robo sushi... This should be pretty easy to arrange.

If I am the OR. builder in question (suddenly suspicious of a ninja pier group member stalking around the greater PDX area and NOT having pints with me)

And I can in fact drive chopsticks :D
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Postby Foxfur » Fri Jun 24, 2011 1:59 pm

Hi Ehcsy!
Yay! I gathered up all the goodies. Not as much as I thought but it's really neat.
And another Yay! My transmission is fixed and 100 miles of offroad testing confirms it's a WIN!
Let me know when you are available. I'm totally job free so almost anytime is grand.

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Hippie Fishing

Postby chiefdanfox » Fri Jun 24, 2011 7:49 pm

Maybe a visit to St. Vincent De Paul to pick up some old poles and creels for some afternoon Hippie Fishing? Bait? blinky things? Baggies of oregano (called weed on Telegraph Ave. in Berkeley)? Dead Head shirts? Catch and Release? Maybe an 8 track of American Beauty would work?
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Postby theCryptofishist » Fri Jun 24, 2011 8:42 pm

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Re: Hippie Fishing

Postby Foxfur » Fri Jun 24, 2011 8:52 pm

chiefdanfox wrote:Maybe a visit to St. Vincent De Paul to pick up some old poles and creels for some afternoon Hippie Fishing? Bait? blinky things? Baggies of oregano (called weed on Telegraph Ave. in Berkeley)? Dead Head shirts? Catch and Release? Maybe an 8 track of American Beauty would work?

Catch & release? Please.
After a good washing I'm gonna mount that hippie :shock:
Might hafta find a mafia taxidermist... :roll:
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Re: Hippie Fishing

Postby Sic Pup » Sat Jun 25, 2011 3:52 am

Foxfur wrote:After a good washing I'm gonna mount that hippie :shock:


I'm glad you found a way to augment the dearth of men's toys!



Foxfur wrote:Might hafta find a mafia taxidermist... :roll:



Oh.... THAT mount...... nevermind.... carry on.
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Postby lucky.bastard » Sun Jun 26, 2011 8:10 pm

i was thinking about taking hippie fishing to the next level... issue permits.., have people ask the hippies their height and weight and give citations for the biggest hippie caught........
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Postby fbcota » Sun Jun 26, 2011 9:28 pm

I would be soooooooooooooo happy if you issued permits. Please, please, please :).
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Postby Foxfur » Sun Jun 26, 2011 10:13 pm

Hippy. Fishing. Derby. :twisted:
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Postby Sic Pup » Mon Jun 27, 2011 2:11 am

What's the height at the apex again?


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Postby fbcota » Mon Jun 27, 2011 3:18 pm

10ft. At the very end. Clearance should be about 9ft 2in at the end.

We have been working all week to make the 4x6's look another 100 years older. Properly fucking exausted.

Anyone know of a good staining option that will grey the wood but keep the contrast (whitewash isn't working, neither is a baking soad water mix).
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Postby Foxfur » Tue Jun 28, 2011 3:11 pm

fbcota wrote:10ft. At the very end. Clearance should be about 9ft 2in at the end.

We have been working all week to make the 4x6's look another 100 years older. Properly fucking exausted.

Anyone know of a good staining option that will grey the wood but keep the contrast (whitewash isn't working, neither is a baking soad water mix).


Hey there!
I have used hydrochloric acid with great success. You can get it at a pool or hdwe store.
I'd advise wire brushing (on a drill or better yet on an angle grinder) with the grain so you have ridges that stand up.
Then spray it with acid with a graden sprayer or such.
Let it set for a while and rinse with a hose nozzle.
Test it out on some scrap pieces first to make sure it'll work on your particular flavor of wood.
You might have to neutralize with baking soda, test that too. The wood might have a sharp smell from the residual acid but I think you can just leave it out in the sun and rain and it will go away.

I've also heard of using either lime or quicklime. I've never done it with them though.

Umm, I think we deserve some pictures. We've been patient thus far but the peanut gallery is plotting revolution... :shock:
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Re: The Pier

Postby snake » Tue Jun 28, 2011 4:06 pm

i scored a foam 'barrel' (was a pickle barrel costume) from pinemom's stash. perhaps you could use it to cover a trashcan, or whatever to make it look like a barrel of rum?
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not The Pier but a pier

Postby MyDearFriend » Wed Jul 06, 2011 8:29 pm

Sorry guys but I got a good pier pic in my mom's backyard this past weekend and wanted to show you.

That lower level on the side is called a "Lady Pier" where I come from, very popular with young men for some reason.

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fbcota wrote:Anyone know of a good staining option that will grey the wood but keep the contrast (whitewash isn't working, neither is a baking soad water mix).


Bird shit seems to work. Try scattering seed on it, and see what you get back...
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Re: The Pier

Postby FIGJAM » Wed Jul 06, 2011 8:39 pm

Redheads are magical! :wink:
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Re: The Pier

Postby Asherbeez » Thu Jul 07, 2011 7:15 am

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Postby Bob » Thu Jul 07, 2011 9:08 am

fbcota wrote:We have been working all week to make the 4x6's look another 100 years older. Properly fucking exausted.

Anyone know of a good staining option that will grey the wood but keep the contrast (whitewash isn't working, neither is a baking soad water mix).


Portland cement & water (dilute) might turn it gray/dark gray.

Or a wash of gray paint & water, about 50-50. You can get recycled gray paint in 5-gallon buckets at some waste facilities. I think the one at the dump in SF near Candlestick is open Thur-Sat, there's a container shed on your left as you drive in to the scales. Streak it with black & white to simulate tar and bird poo.
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Re: The Pier

Postby fbcota » Fri Jul 08, 2011 5:41 pm

Thanks Bob. We tried a really diluted white wash but we lost too much contrast.

I think we are going to try a grey stain. We have a friend with an excess of used stain, so hopefully that will work.
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Re: The Pier

Postby Foxfur » Fri Jul 08, 2011 11:24 pm

Heyyy...
I got some more rope for the peir. I found about 25 feet wrapped around an old douglas fir stump overgrown with salal. Couldn't ask for better weathered rope, no you couldn't. Indeed.
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Re: The Pier

Postby jella » Sat Jul 09, 2011 12:25 am

here let me google that for you :)

http://www.crosskeysantiques.com/Trade_ ... e_pine.htm

I can't wait to see the Pier ♥


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Re: The Pier

Postby Foxfur » Sat Jul 09, 2011 12:56 am

Jella, how do you do the cute symbols? Like!
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Re: The Pier

Postby jella » Sat Jul 09, 2011 1:09 am

hehe yeah me too :) it's alt 3
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Re: The Pier

Postby fbcota » Sun Jul 10, 2011 8:19 pm

Not the color we want. Its easy to age wood to a pleasing furniture aged color. A little harder to get sun bleached neglected for 50 years. :(.
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Re: The Pier

Postby Bob » Mon Jul 11, 2011 10:53 am

Start with a gray wash, streak it with black with an old coarse brush for grain, then apply white with a coarse sponge or texture roller around the water line to simulate barnacles.

Once you start with any paint or stain, it's all or nothing.
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Re: The Pier

Postby fbcota » Tue Jul 12, 2011 5:15 pm

Thanks Bob. We just started to hit it with a really watered down Grey wash and its looking pretty good. I think we have finally got the look we wanted :). My only complaint is we just don't have the man power to grind the entire length of the 4x6 beams. I am getting sooooooo excited. This Pier is going to be so cool!
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Re: The Pier

Postby Bob » Wed Jul 13, 2011 12:19 pm

Belt sanding across the grain w/ coarse grit is faster, or sandblasting. Tough if some of the wood is still green, though.
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Re: The Pier

Postby Sic Pup » Wed Jul 13, 2011 2:06 pm

fbcota wrote:Thanks Bob. We just started to hit it with a really watered down Grey wash and its looking pretty good. I think we have finally got the look we wanted :). My only complaint is we just don't have the man power to grind the entire length of the 4x6 beams. I am getting sooooooo excited. This Pier is going to be so cool!


Your excitement is contagious, can't wait to stroll it's length and maybe snag me a hippie.

One question, did either Maxine, LaVerne or Patty make the cut? I'm missing those song birds and it would be sweet to reunite at BM (if only briefly).
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Re: The Pier

Postby Irreverent Moniker » Wed Jul 13, 2011 2:28 pm

fbcota wrote:Thanks Bob. We just started to hit it with a really watered down Grey wash and its looking pretty good. I think we have finally got the look we wanted :). My only complaint is we just don't have the man power to grind the entire length of the 4x6 beams. I am getting sooooooo excited. This Pier is going to be so cool!


are you guys in reno or sf? if you're close enough to sacramento, i could possibly come help on weekends. I have very little skill, but I love trying to contribute.

I was involved in a complete house rebuild, but i spent most of the time getting beer and keeping the other guys from smoking weed while using power tools.
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