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    This could really be part of this thread:

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    but it is different enough I figured to put it in the rigging section. When you need an anchor point in open space you gotta do something. At first we thought we might make a tripod to hang a block off...Alex, my son, had the idea to use the bamboo to make a boom to hang a block. We raised our first timber two days ago...3 more to go. They will be the supports for a walk up ladder/ramp tower to the slide entrance.

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    You can see the timbers he made by the pool...a 20' and a 16' notched and overlapped 4 feet, through bolted and screwed with some kind of fancy coated screw. They are BAD heavy...he and I moved the one we raised...WAY easier to climb and top a tree. I told him to call all his firefighter friends to move the rest of them.
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    And here is a bit of video of the process:

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    Cool!

    It looks like the beams are almost taller than needed? Regardless, wow!

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    That's cool. Somebody had their thinking cap on.

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    Pretty damn cool. Hats off to the both of you doing all that.
    Interesting how a limited gene pool and a limited labor force seem to be so closely related.

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    It's odd that although bamboo grows in some parts of the US, I don't think that much there has ever been used in making things, very unlike in Asia.
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    Nice work!
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    Pretty ingenious rigging Gary!
    Ray
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