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Post by amckiwi » Sun May 10, 2020 1:34 am

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Post by 1954Selmer » Sun May 10, 2020 5:04 am

dukerules wrote:
Sat May 09, 2020 1:42 pm
Making a lot of bagels. Eating a lot of bagels. Both fun activities to do with the daughter. We decided we didn't care about the aesthetics for this batch.
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I can't make bagels, I sure love to eat them! That's a fun and awesome idea.
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Post by dukerules » Sun May 10, 2020 5:33 am

They're not really all that hard. Most difficult thing about them right now is finding bread flour and yeast.
Here is the recipe I use, and I know many people who actually know something about baking swear by this one:
https://www.sophisticatedgourmet.com/20 ... el-recipe/

By the way, I'm pretty embarrassed at the way those bagels look. If you exert any effort, they can look a lot better. But the taste is awesome. I highly recommend the Trader Joe's everything bagel seasoning mix for these.

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Post by HapaHapa » Sun May 10, 2020 9:07 am

That Trader Joe’s everything bagel seasoning is great
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Post by gwells » Sun May 10, 2020 9:15 am

totally is.

i make avocado toast occasionally and liberally shake that into the avocado. so many good things you can do with it. including adding it to everything bagels that don't have enough everything on them.

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Post by hobbit712 » Tue May 12, 2020 1:18 pm

dukerules wrote:They're not really all that hard. Most difficult thing about them right now is finding bread flour and yeast.
Here is the recipe I use, and I know many people who actually know something about baking swear by this one:
https://www.sophisticatedgourmet.com/20 ... el-recipe/

By the way, I'm pretty embarrassed at the way those bagels look. If you exert any effort, they can look a lot better. But the taste is awesome. I highly recommend the Trader Joe's everything bagel seasoning mix for these.
Well I thought these looked good and decided to try it for myself. So me and my 10 year old daughter became bagel bakers this afternoon. Not great looking but tasty. Thanks for the recipe.
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Post by dukerules » Tue May 12, 2020 1:19 pm

hobbit712 wrote:
dukerules wrote:They're not really all that hard. Most difficult thing about them right now is finding bread flour and yeast.
Here is the recipe I use, and I know many people who actually know something about baking swear by this one:
https://www.sophisticatedgourmet.com/20 ... el-recipe/

By the way, I'm pretty embarrassed at the way those bagels look. If you exert any effort, they can look a lot better. But the taste is awesome. I highly recommend the Trader Joe's everything bagel seasoning mix for these.
Well I thought these looked good and decided to try it for myself. So me and my 10 year old daughter became bagel bakers this afternoon. Not great looking but tasty. Thanks for the recipe.
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Nice! Those look tasty. Fun activity with a kid.

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Post by CGSshorty » Tue May 12, 2020 1:29 pm

HapaHapa wrote:That Trader Joe’s everything bagel seasoning is great
I put that stuff in my eggs. So good.
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Post by CGSshorty » Tue May 12, 2020 1:32 pm

I’m glad to see that recipe calls for boiling the bagels. A bagel that isn’t boiled is a roll with a hole in the middle.
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Post by hobbit712 » Tue May 12, 2020 2:05 pm

CGSshorty wrote:
HapaHapa wrote:That Trader Joe’s everything bagel seasoning is great
I put that stuff in my eggs. So good.
Got some everything mix at Publix. Will have to try it on other things as well.

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Post by BBK357 » Tue May 12, 2020 5:50 pm

dukerules wrote:They're not really all that hard. Most difficult thing about them right now is finding bread flour and yeast.
Here is the recipe I use, and I know many people who actually know something about baking swear by this one:
https://www.sophisticatedgourmet.com/20 ... el-recipe/

By the way, I'm pretty embarrassed at the way those bagels look. If you exert any effort, they can look a lot better. But the taste is awesome. I highly recommend the Trader Joe's everything bagel seasoning mix for these.
Thanks- I was about to ask you for the recipe. Looks so good.

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Post by BBK357 » Tue May 12, 2020 5:56 pm

Ryeguy wrote:My wife just suggested to my 10 year old son that we build a treehouse.

So much for me spending the summer lounging and enjoying my new hammock.... It’ll be a fun project, but damn, she just dropped that project idea out of the complete blue.

Last year I told the kids I would build a treehouse.


After researching, reading about 5 books from the library, I decided against actually building into a tree.
It’s very risky and any of your bolts could kill it.

There is a very expensive bolt system that is patented that you can buy. I decided to just do a fort.

I started digging the 3ft by 3ft holes last August. 7 of them. They took forever- by hand and unmolested woods area.

But it’s really taking off. I just came in from finishing the rails and corner piece by rock wall.

Waiting on the slide to come in.
Building the house on top deck next.
And little things after that.
Swing set on the other side.
Zip line from where the slide is going going to be installed.
The diagonal board is temporary, that’s the slide side.

Here it is today:

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Post by Ryeguy » Tue May 12, 2020 7:10 pm

Sweet fort!

I hate to say this, but the tree I’m using I’m not very attached to. If the bolts supply the coup de grace, so be it. I’ll plant three new trees to replace it. Plus, with the kids being 10 and 13, if we get 5 years out of this tree house, I’ll be surprised (maybe I’ll use it as a tree stand if this meat shortage keeps up).

I was planning to do a platform style tree house using one tree and two posts. Digging in NH is basically scratch the surface until you hit a granite bolder and call it good (you should see my basement).

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Post by HapaHapa » Tue May 12, 2020 8:01 pm

Ryeguy wrote:
Tue May 12, 2020 7:10 pm
Sweet fort!

I hate to say this, but the tree I’m using I’m not very attached to. If the bolts supply the coup de grace, so be it. I’ll plant three new trees to replace it. Plus, with the kids being 10 and 13, if we get 5 years out of this tree house, I’ll be surprised (maybe I’ll use it as a tree stand if this meat shortage keeps up).

I was planning to do a platform style tree house using one tree and two posts. Digging in NH is basically scratch the surface until you hit a granite bolder and call it good (you should see my basement).
I remember the basement/crawlspace under my uncle's rural home in Atkinson, NH. It was very rocky and very uneven.
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Post by matt.wu » Tue May 12, 2020 9:12 pm

BBK357 wrote:
Ryeguy wrote:My wife just suggested to my 10 year old son that we build a treehouse.

So much for me spending the summer lounging and enjoying my new hammock.... It’ll be a fun project, but damn, she just dropped that project idea out of the complete blue.

Last year I told the kids I would build a treehouse.


After researching, reading about 5 books from the library, I decided against actually building into a tree.
It’s very risky and any of your bolts could kill it.

There is a very expensive bolt system that is patented that you can buy. I decided to just do a fort.

I started digging the 3ft by 3ft holes last August. 7 of them. They took forever- by hand and unmolested woods area.

But it’s really taking off. I just came in from finishing the rails and corner piece by rock wall.

Waiting on the slide to come in.
Building the house on top deck next.
And little things after that.
Swing set on the other side.
Zip line from where the slide is going going to be installed.
The diagonal board is temporary, that’s the slide side.

Here it is today:

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You researched a tree house at the library rather than YouTube?!? :scratch:
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Post by BBK357 » Wed May 13, 2020 3:21 pm

matt.wu wrote:
BBK357 wrote:
Ryeguy wrote:My wife just suggested to my 10 year old son that we build a treehouse.

So much for me spending the summer lounging and enjoying my new hammock.... It’ll be a fun project, but damn, she just dropped that project idea out of the complete blue.

Last year I told the kids I would build a treehouse.


After researching, reading about 5 books from the library, I decided against actually building into a tree.
It’s very risky and any of your bolts could kill it.

There is a very expensive bolt system that is patented that you can buy. I decided to just do a fort.

I started digging the 3ft by 3ft holes last August. 7 of them. They took forever- by hand and unmolested woods area.

But it’s really taking off. I just came in from finishing the rails and corner piece by rock wall.

Waiting on the slide to come in.
Building the house on top deck next.
And little things after that.
Swing set on the other side.
Zip line from where the slide is going going to be installed.
The diagonal board is temporary, that’s the slide side.

Here it is today:

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You researched a tree house at the library rather than YouTube?!? :scratch:
I take the little one to the library a lot- well I did anyway.

And I hate YouTube. I only go to fix on my 4Runner. But I may be looking soon on how to frame this clubhouse together because I didn’t get far today.


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Post by Blaine » Thu May 14, 2020 11:46 am

Here, from the archives haha the tree fort I did with the help from the kids, father and friend. I can’t find the “addition” we did. Added a lower section, slide, climbing/swing rope and rope ladder and sand box when it was all send and done. No bolts were used to attach to tree, everything was built around it the oak. Even cut out a section of boarding to accommodate a large limb within the structure. A lot of fun. Sadly this beautiful oak, looking back at previous owners docs, roots were compromised when they installed the septic lines. The tree lived another 21 years after the fort was built. Have fun, a lot of great memories!

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Post by toxicavenger » Thu May 14, 2020 1:14 pm

BBK357 wrote:
Tue May 12, 2020 5:57 pm
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looks good ben! I use a lot of the old construction building books that I buy from the goodwill for ideas.

first recommendation is to throw that janky ass wooden ladder away. those damn things are not ridged enough to do shit, they will put your ass on the ground.

what is your next step for the fort?

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Post by Jamie » Thu May 14, 2020 2:29 pm

So too much time and a little bit of paranoia and hey presto Bane survival Mask Image


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Jamie wrote:So too much time and a little bit of paranoia and hey presto Bane survival Mask Image


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Ok...please make me one of those. Ever since this virus/mask deal started, I’ve been saying I feel like Bane. That would be awesome


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Post by 59yukon01 » Thu May 14, 2020 5:12 pm

^^^Looks menacing.

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Post by BBK357 » Fri May 15, 2020 6:33 am

toxicavenger wrote:
BBK357 wrote:
Tue May 12, 2020 5:57 pm
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looks good ben! I use a lot of the old construction building books that I buy from the goodwill for ideas.

first recommendation is to throw that janky ass wooden ladder away. those damn things are not ridged enough to do shit, they will put your ass on the ground.

what is your next step for the fort?
Thanks Mr T.

Next step is a 6x6 clubhouse on top deck with a slanted (to the back) roof. Hoping to get it done this weekend- early next week.
Slide coming end of week.

And then I need to look up plans for a swing set. At least 3 swings. I want it on the opposite side of that pic, building off the corner post.


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Post by BBK357 » Fri May 15, 2020 6:35 am

^^^
Oh and the ladder, lol.

Yeah I found that in the shed when we moved in a few years ago. It’s the only ladder I own but the neighbor down the road let me use his aluminum 12ft for the higher stuff.


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Post by toxicavenger » Sat May 16, 2020 11:51 am

We are watching my deceased brother kids for summer. Hope to make some good memories out of it.
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