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Today, I finished my own in-ground pool.

Today, I finished my own in-ground pool.

Some background I have 0 construction experience. Like I've patched a drywall or two. That's it.

I watched some YouTube videos and thought to myself how hard can it be?

Fucking hard. That's how hard.

So, even with the mistakes I made I saved a lot. Cheapest quote I got was 79k, and highest was 130k. This is an area that does not have a lot of pool installers.

I spent about 24k, all in.

Better hope you get that Christmas bonus Clark

Did you discover any frozen cavemen? I saw this documentary once where this guy digging his own pool thaws out a caveman.

The biggest project I've ever done (so far 😉). 123 feet of redwood stairs and walkway installed at Lake Tahoe. Two months of work at 7400 feet elevation.

The biggest project I've ever done (so far 😉). 123 feet of redwood stairs and walkway installed at Lake Tahoe. Two months of work at 7400 feet elevation.

Thanks for showing us all the steps.

Got pretty depressing about half way through. I was tired and just didn't seem like I was getting a lot accomplished. Towards the end I could see the light!!

Can't believe how happy this makes me, even from afar. You must be so satisfied.

Successful large projects begin and end with excitement, but they must wade through tears along the way.

Geometric Wood Wall Art

Geometric Wood Wall Art

Take that to some kitch shop in Denver and give it some back story like the wood is the floor boards from an all boys school from the 1930's that shut down from too much abuse of the children and this art is an expression of reclaiming the boys power.

Sell that for like 2-3k.

There's a lot of history to this piece. The wood is the floor boards from an all boys school from the 1930's that shut down from too much abuse of the children and this art is an expression of reclaiming the boys power.

Wow I would buy that for like 2-3k

I would buy this. I love it!

DIY "sidecar" cabinet for PC tower + accessories to match existing desk

DIY "sidecar" cabinet for PC tower + accessories to match existing desk

Always measure twice or you'll end up 1/4 inch too tall...

Your statement is true, but the other commenters are correct. The desks are flush once the carpet is settled.

Nice work. How's the thermal performance inside that box?

You might be right but I'm curious if it's just because it's on carpet and the desk is sunken down further?

How I Made a Full-Length Smart Mirror that Integrates with Google Drive™

How I Made a Full-Length Smart Mirror that Integrates with Google Drive™

Thank you!

The total materials cost me around $800 CAD, with the two-way mirror accounting for over half it because it was a custom order.

Including the planning, programming, and building, I must have spent at least 250 hours. :)

Incredible work! I bet it kept you busy. How much were total materials and total time spent?

Id consider running a kickstarter for this. If you can figure out how to streamline the process there’s a massive market for it.

I would estimate that programming the module took me around 100 hours - which includes a lot of tinkering with GoogleAPIs and the MagicMirror platform.

Built two (yes 2..) sheds for extra storage!

Built two (yes 2..) sheds for extra storage!

Arthur “Two Sheds” Jackson.

Raymond Luxury-Yacht here, but it is actually pronounced Throat-warbler Mangrove.

Came here specifically for these comments.

Now then, did you write the symphony... In the shed?

How to make a simple jig to accurately set up a fence for your router

How to make a simple jig to accurately set up a fence for your router

With the thumbnail, I thought she was about to configure a router for internet access...wondering why she had a plank of wood

Hahaha! Can’t believe you don’t know the internet router wood plank trick 😉

IT lumberjacks hate him.

Have you considered tying your hair back when using power tools?

I work for OSHA, sorry

Ring I made for my wife. Pocket knife and sandpaper only. Desert ironwood

Ring I made for my wife. Pocket knife and sandpaper only. Desert ironwood

Wife: But I wanted diamonds

Husband: I know, but I made this with love :].

Lol! Thank Xenu she isn't into diamonds

Have you tried throwing diamonds at the problem? - DeBeers, probably.

A finger

Please— how do I light this super old furnace? Just bought house and we are cold

Please— how do I light this super old furnace? Just bought house and we are cold

Looks like the gas is turned off and it looks to have some sore of electric starter.... I would call a professional before attempting to light this furnace.

Don't. If its not running properly you could get carbon monoxide poisoning or burn your house down.

looking at the wiring...you call a pro in

I think I would bite the bullet and pay some one to inspect it for safety and show you how to do it. Better safe than sorry in this case.

Scifi Halloween costume I made for my son.

Scifi Halloween costume I made for my son.

haha not rich and I work full time. Just have weeknights after little man is sleeping and weekends to work on stuff like this.

Great job! Out of curiosity, how rich are you and how much free time do you have?

Only 358 days left!

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