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Offline deuce4

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New Shop!
« on: March 08, 2012, 07:52:50 pm »
Just finished my backyard shop.  Built three walls to extend our covered garage, and now have room for some real prototyping.  Here's some pics.






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Re: New Shop!
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2012, 09:05:36 pm »
Nice! Congrats on all those "additions."

Let the madness flow...we're receptive. : )
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Re: New Shop!
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2012, 11:16:40 pm »
That's a badass space. The potential is mind boggling.
I like little boys shop space, too. Learn from a Master. He's watchin' you, John.
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Re: New Shop!
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2012, 05:47:31 am »
When Deuce posted these pics on Supertopo he mentioned that he built that portaledge off an old design just to test out the new shop and to get some practice.  That's pretty impressive for a practice run.

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Re: New Shop!
« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2012, 11:28:47 am »
Love the picture with your boy and his son-sized workbench. Made me miss my own father when he'd make me tear apart owl pellets on my own smaller "workbench" made from a cheap coffee table.
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Re: New Shop!
« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2012, 07:11:13 pm »
sign me up for a duecy ledge!

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Re: New Shop!
« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2012, 07:15:08 pm »
very cool


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Re: New Shop!
« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2012, 08:46:56 pm »
Wow, looks great... I can almost see the New "A5" ledge coming to the market soon... Lighter, stronger, faster, etc...

The old A5 double ledge is still the best one ever made. I don't know how many times people have offered to buy mine, especially when they compared it to the boat anchors of today.

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Re: New Shop!
« Reply #8 on: March 13, 2012, 01:53:40 pm »
Right on John! Let the bigwall love flow!

Did you ever see that triangular portaledge design? Made by a fella named Mike I think from the east coast? there was a thread somewhere with a video of him setting it up, and I saw it in person when he came to solo Zodiac(had a film crew with him and was going to do it as a tribute to his wife who died of cancer--ring a bell anyone?). Looked pretty cool--three longish poles and a little more room for junk.

Other Yo Biggee wishlist items:

simple t-bar like you had at one time to keep a hammock off the wall that you put at the clip in point to the portaledge, but with a longer bar(two parts) that sticks out over the width of the ledge and you can string a tarp over in the summer or use as  double roof when the going gets rough.

fancy slung up, insulated water cooler, maybe with some separate cold storage for cheese, ect. for the trades.

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e

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Re: New Shop!
« Reply #9 on: March 13, 2012, 02:05:49 pm »
John-

BRING BACK THE A5 VISORS!!!!!

WOOOOHhOHHOOHOO

oh yeah and the expedition fly's

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Re: New Shop!
« Reply #10 on: March 16, 2012, 03:52:41 pm »
Thanks to the big walls forum
Its inspired me to start making up some new ledges
Heres one below


[img]fastandlightledge.jpg/img]

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Re: New Shop!
« Reply #11 on: March 16, 2012, 04:33:16 pm »
G, you need to load your image to a host that is online, then copy the URL into the tags.

John's got a spot if you want to load them here...

http://www.bigwalls.com/forum2/gallery/index.php

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Re: New Shop!
« Reply #12 on: March 17, 2012, 06:53:21 am »
well I've up loaded it , just trying to post it now

[img]http://www.bigwalls.com/forum2/gallery/uploaded_files/799fastandlightledge.jpg/img]

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Re: New Shop!
« Reply #13 on: March 17, 2012, 11:46:05 am »
gazza it needs to end with a [/img] you just left out one [


is that ledge stubby? if so and either way looks like a killer belay ledge...


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Re: New Shop!
« Reply #14 on: March 17, 2012, 02:48:32 pm »
Sweet ledgette, gazza. BTW, Welcome to the small fire.

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Re: New Shop!
« Reply #15 on: March 18, 2012, 05:37:15 am »
Hi there
this ledge is a 4 ft by 2 ft ledge which collapses in the middle to make a small 27inch package.
the specs are very similar to excellent a5 ledges.
My  reason for this ledge are

1) hard multipitch projects that require a resting platform between shots and
2) for alpine routes again that are long and committing but require  a stance so you can rest, brew up and may be get a little sleep.  Thats why they are 27 inches in the bag so thay can go in a day pack for the 2nd to carry or jumar with.

I also  live pretty close to johns house and he inspired me with his work.  ive built a couple now and at the moment almost finished a fly for its.
its made from 6061 and weights about 2,5kgs. not sure in pounds.
take care guys and thanks for all the help
Gazza