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Old 08-17-07, 07:13 AM   #1
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wood stretcher

my buddy has a cedar fence company. he's going to help me install a fence at "cost."

i have a post hole digger. my buddy said i'll need a string level and a wood stretcher too.

i've been to menards and home depot and they don't have a wood stretcher. anyone know where i can buy one?
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Hole diggers are old school. I have a box of Acme Instant Holes that I use.
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Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.
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my buddy has a cedar fence company. he's going to help me install a fence at "cost."

i have a post hole digger. my buddy said i'll need a string level and a wood stretcher too.

i've been to menards and home depot and they don't have a wood stretcher. anyone know where i can buy one?
I think he is busting your chops. There is very little stretch in wood - now if you were putting up a barbed wire fence, that is another thing.

But, in case he is serious - a come along would work fine to stretch just about anything. Of course, he might have just wanted a stretcher made of wood to haul your carcass away after you are finished putting up the fence.
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I'd say he's either messin' with you. Or it's some sort of wood product....... NOT a contraption that stretches wood.

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Don't forget to get ten yards of power band, a left handed monkey wrench and a five gallon pail of steam... It helps with the stretching.
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Stacey, you left the sky hook off your list.
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What, you expect ME to think of EVERYTHING?!?!?! <exasperated Stacey look>
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Oh, a couple of feet of flight line to hold up that skyhook.
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Thankfully this thread was not about what I thought it was.
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Hey, I got an email about that just the other day! So is this what they meant?
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Oh, a couple of feet of flight line to hold up that skyhook.
Don't forget the relative bearing grease and fallopian tubing.....
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This fence we're doing here, not plumbing. You're complicating things. <sigh>
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Old 08-17-07, 08:35 AM   #17
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Me too! How did they know I was in need??
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Don't forget to go and ask for a long weight too.
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Is this fence for penning snipe? You might need some salt, too.
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Many boats are made of wood, and everyone wants a bigger boat, so I would check a marine supply store. If they have one, it will be next to the prop wash.
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In almost 6 years of construction including fence installation, 8 years of woodworking, and 10 years of watching the New Yankee Work Shop, I've never heard of such a thing. You can re shape wood with steam in a container, but there is no way in hell you need to for fencing.

I mean whatcha gonna do, take a 6 foot fence post and make it a 7 foot post?
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^^^ Don't mind 'im, 'es a wee bit slow.
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Sheesh, leave poor atom alone! Everyone knows you need a wood stretcher to transport damaged wood to the wood doc if you, for example, make a bad cut... or have to remove a nail from a board... or something like that. The stretcher makes the damaged wood comfortable and, if necessary, provides the means to secure and stabilize it for transport and repair millwork!
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Sheesh, leave poor atom alone! Everyone knows you need a wood stretcher to transport damaged wood to the wood doc if you, for example, make a bad cut... or have to remove a nail from a board... or something like that. The stretcher makes the damaged wood comfortable and, if necessary, provides the means to secure and stabilize it for transport and repair millwork!

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So is that measured in inches or feet?
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