Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Pulleys, Bullies and a Strong Back...

Went to a yard sale at a neighbors on Sunday, turns out that he is an Organic gardener and is a retired equipment operator in the logging industry. It is nice to meet new friends with common interests. They have the cutest puppy a small breed (unknown) what a lot of energy! I was telling Eric that old rusty stuff is what I look for he pulled this box out of his shed...

This morning heard a knock on the door around 9 am it was a fellow from BC Hydro wanting to install the new Smart Meters I have a sign up saying no Smart Meters Keep Out!!

He was civil as was I we had a conversation and he went on his way. No doubt BC Hydro will be back soon with some bullying tactics... A Strong Back that is what this post is about....
Pulleys other bits and pieces brass split key ( my Dad calls it )
Love the box.
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While working on my upper deck I noticed that the post by the steps was rotting away this is what I did...
Cobalt old time preservative, lifting the post with old screw jack, made a strong back two pieces of 3/4 plywood screwed to 2by6 then screwed to post, rotten end and repair made.
    The flowers keep me going.
Have a Happy Day!

19 comments:

  1. Another good save. Your flowers are wonderful.
    Joy

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  2. Love the rusty bits and pulleys! Great use of an old jack! And your flowers are just lovely.

    Holly

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  3. LOVE the rusty pulleys! HOW cute! Good luck with icky hydro!!!

    Hugs.

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  4. My first visit to your site... very nice and beautiful blooms. I have a good sized collection of wooden pulleys that I don't use other than to have them hanging in the gazebo... need to put some thought into that... Larry

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  5. Wow! What a wonderful blog you have!
    I love all the beautiful flowers.
    Nice front porch make over! A little paint and a lot of elbow grease! goes a long way.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Will visit again soon.
    Elizabeth

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  6. Love the pulleys and the flowers! Thank you for sharing. Visiting from Stuff and Nonsense. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2012/08/make-it-pretty-monday-week-10.html Hope to see you a the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  7. Hello Rob--What lovely flowers you have in bloom now, and I love all the rusty implements. I grew up on Orcas Island--part of the San Juan Islands in Washington State, so nice to meet another islander! (Although I am a landlubber now!)

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  8. Awesome finds at the sale...you are right, it's so nice to meet new people you instantly have a connection with! Love all your pretty blooms especially that white scabiosa! so pretty in a garden! Thank you so much for linking up to the Garden Party yesterday! xoox, tracie

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  9. Lovely flowers! The pullies are awesome ! Thanks for shairng, Paula in Idaho
    http://bucketideasforgardening.blogspot.com/

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  10. Love the flowers. My husband would really enjoy seeing your bits and pieces.

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  11. Beautiful pictures - saw you on funky junk interiors. New follower!

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  12. Just Lovley.....like your stuff and flowers :)
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  13. Wow, you found some great things! I am loving those beautiful hydrangeas!! Such a beautiful color. :)

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  14. Thank you for sharing at The "Sunday Stop". As always your photos are great!!!

    Ok, I have a Question ... Is the jack there to stay or it was help in way of holding it until there is a permanent solution? If the jack is there to stay ... will it? I don't think it would move ....
    Thanks again for sharing ... you are always a welcome addition!
    Bj

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  15. I love the pulleys and the boxes. Great job on the porch fix!

    Visiting from Debbiedoo's party and looking forward to following you.

    Have a great week.
    Pam

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  16. hi Rob ... I always enjoy your flower pictures. Too hot here to have nice flowers. The pulleys are so interesting. I am sure you will find a creative use for them. Thanks for the tutorial on fixing the post. I will have to remember that one.
    Blessings,
    Audrey Z. http://audreyzumwalt.blogspot.com/

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  17. The Pulleys are great and yes, nice save on the rotted post! We have a huge sea pulley that's pretty neat. Thanks for sharing at Cap Creations.

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  18. Great post. I am hosting a giveaway to win a 50 dollar giveaway to the store HomeGoods. Would love for you to stop by My Dream Canvas. It will be nice to connect with you. Have a great week!!

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  19. hi Rob! You have been busy I see. Your gardens are looking awesome as always. I think even nicer than last year. Thanks so much for sharing with my party, always a pleasure to see you.

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Thanks for your kind comment.
Rob

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