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Old 07-21-2019, 05:52 PM   #1
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I have been trying to find a swing for my daughter for the last couple weeks. She doesn't act like a girly-girl. All of the ones I have found were an ugly princess pink color and were blow molded plastic and looked like they might belong at the trailer park. While whining about how hideous they were I decided I could probably make a nicer swing for about the same money. Well I was wrong. I am very happy with the end product but I probably spent almost $60.00 in material and have somewhere around 10 man hours in it. I'm sure the wife will point out that I blew the budget but right now she thinks it's pretty cool.

Baby girl was terrified when we first put her in it but came around pretty quickly. What do you guys think about the project?

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Old 07-21-2019, 06:01 PM   #2
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Very nice. Great work.
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Old 07-21-2019, 06:19 PM   #3
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What Daddys will do for their daughters....


Nice work. And I'm sure she'll grow to love it!
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Old 07-21-2019, 06:36 PM   #4
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Glad to see someone who knows what they're doing. Looks great. If I would be made it my daughter would've been hanging upside down holding on for dear life.
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Old 07-21-2019, 06:44 PM   #5
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Looks good. I did something similar for step stools for the kids bathroom. All the ones we found were cheap and flimsy looking. Ended up making matching set for about $100...had to buy a couple tools
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Old 07-21-2019, 06:47 PM   #6
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Nice job. Worth every minute you put into it.
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Old 07-21-2019, 06:52 PM   #7
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Looks nice to me. It should still be in good shape for grandkids too. New ropes.
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Old 07-21-2019, 06:53 PM   #8
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Very nice job!
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Old 07-21-2019, 07:39 PM   #9
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Well worth the time and money, bet you could sell those
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Old 07-21-2019, 07:46 PM   #10
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Nice swing
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Old 07-21-2019, 07:51 PM   #11
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I made a rocker once years ago. It ain’t as easy as it looks. You did good !
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Old 07-21-2019, 09:11 PM   #12
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Looks great!!
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Old 07-21-2019, 10:06 PM   #13
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Well worth the time and money, bet you could sell those


I'd go broke in a hurry. With the time I put into it; it would have to sale for $250.00 to make it worth it. I'd probably get quicker but it would still be expensive.
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Old 07-21-2019, 10:11 PM   #14
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Looks great and your daughter is a cutie pie! Well done Dad.
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Old 07-22-2019, 07:15 AM   #15
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Very nice.
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Old 07-22-2019, 07:39 AM   #16
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wow awesome job!
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Old 07-22-2019, 09:07 AM   #17
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Great job! I think your daughter is pretty happy
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Old 07-22-2019, 09:16 AM   #18
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Good job, looks nice.
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Old 07-22-2019, 02:56 PM   #19
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nice project
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Old 07-22-2019, 03:01 PM   #20
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Fine work, sir!

When I try to take my goddaughter out of her swing, she turns into a velcro spider monkey and doesn't make it easy to pick her up.
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Old 07-22-2019, 05:08 PM   #21
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Nicely done! Have been down that type of "route" with my four daughters!
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Old 07-24-2019, 06:47 AM   #22
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Nice job.
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Old 07-24-2019, 10:09 PM   #23
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Thanks Kev!
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Old 07-30-2019, 11:01 AM   #24
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Awesome!!
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Old 07-30-2019, 12:36 PM   #25
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I see a few sheets of sand paper went into that, it looks dang good!
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Old 07-30-2019, 12:44 PM   #26
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Magnaminous
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Old 08-01-2019, 03:57 PM   #27
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Very nice
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Old 08-01-2019, 03:59 PM   #28
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ten thousand times better than your purchase options! Looks fantastic!
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Old 08-01-2019, 04:13 PM   #29
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Nice Job!
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Old 08-01-2019, 04:30 PM   #30
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That’s cool
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Old 08-01-2019, 07:42 PM   #31
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Thanks guys. I thought it turned out pretty good.
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Old 08-12-2019, 06:20 AM   #32
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Nice!
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Old 08-13-2019, 05:48 PM   #33
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Looks good! Glad my 14mo old doesn’t want me to spend time tying to butcher an attempt at that. Pink playschool at our house
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Old 08-18-2019, 06:34 PM   #34
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Great job!
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