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    While in the Air Force I was trained as a Still Photographic Specialist. After I got out of the Air Force I worked as a newspaper photographer for a short time until I drifted into truck driving and then into constructions trades, but in the back of my mind, photography has always been one of my first loves.

    Five years ago when I retired I decided I needed a hobby to stay active so I began with one second hand Pentax DSLR and by now this project has taken on a life of its own with three Pentax DSLR's, 7 Pentax 35mm film SLR's, 23 lenses and a long list of other stuff.

    Last Christmas Jan gave me an 18" high stuffed animal frog. One day I got a mess of PVC pipe and fittings and made a chair for the frog and suddenly it came to me, I could photograph the frog doing silly things and add text to the photos to make cartoons.

    Here is the frog trying to work out a DIY project....And he has encountered a problem typical of what a beginning DIY'er might face
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  • #2
    Clever...

    It is noted that he has the printing in a legible manner on the PVC cross piece. Must know at least part of the plumbing code!

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    • #3
      Shouldn't I see purple primer on those fittings ?
      Little about a lot and a lot about a little.
      Every day is a learning day.

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      • #4
        who says its glued?Click image for larger version

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        • #5
          who says its glued

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          • #6
            pliers

            you don't use channel lock pliers on plastic

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            • #7
              lol...if that frog is actually constructing something is he a member of his local builders union, or is he crossing trades ?
              Little about a lot and a lot about a little.
              Every day is a learning day.

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              • #8
                That frog is using my scrap PVC pipe and fittings to make furniture and toys for himself so he is not bound to any codes or rules...He is free to do it however he wants to.

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                • #9
                  I think that's pretty cool. Just be careful that he doesn't start undercutting the local plumbers on their prices. They frown on that. I mean with him not using glue or purple primer, his costs are going to be far less than the local plumber.

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                  • #10
                    Frog furnishings....

                    And when will these products be available at Ikea? Maybe when those chairs are OSHA approved?

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                    • #11
                      I secretly think the frog is edging towards an appearance on "The Shark Tank" for a capital injection so he can send that chair to be made in China and make a greater profit margin. Might see that chair turn up at Mark Cuban's arena...lol

                      Wait, news just in on TMZ someone has compromising photo's of that frog that they are going to publish.
                      Little about a lot and a lot about a little.
                      Every day is a learning day.

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                      • #12
                        On the other hand, I am curious to see how he is going to measure a 45deg angle with a thermometer....LOL

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                        • #13
                          Sometimes glueing pipes is the most difficult part because then you can't adjust them very well. That's why I hesitate to glue my PVC fittings. However just mark them with a sharpie to get the same configuration during dry-fitting.

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