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post #1 of 7 Old 03-23-2010, 11:57 AM Thread Starter
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Hello from Boston, and a call for help in cutting some 2x4's

I am a woodworker from Pittsburgh who is in Boston for school. My dad and I enjoy building guitars in our spare time and here is the proof:

But now to get to the point. I am really posting here because I need a little help. I live in an apartment and have no access to real power tools, nor am I really allowed to make as much noise as required to use them. I am building a free standing rock climbing hangboard/pull up board and need a very simple job done, but no lumber yards will do it.

All I need is 3 31" long 2x4's with 45 degree angles cut on the ends to use as diagonal supports to hold up the vertical 4x4 that is what I am hanging some climbing holds on. I will give someone a case of beer, bottle of scotch, $20, whatever it takes to get this very simple job done. I only need 3 because I already cut one by hand but got yelled at by the neighbors for making too much noise and screwed up the last 2 I tried to cut just by not being straight enough.

If you can help me out I would greatly appreciate it. I am over at BU med in the South End and have no time to make it to the climbing gym so this is my way to train in little time at home and I would be so appreciative of someones help in this. If you want to help me out then shoot me a PM and we will work something out. I have a car and can come pick them up from you, and drop off some fine alcoholic refreshments for your troubles.

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The cheapest and easiest thing for you do do is have your father cut them for you and then put them in a cardboard box and ship them to you. He can easily make a box to ship 3 31" long boards.

How can cutting a 2x4 with a hand saw make any noise that a neighbor can hear?

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welcome aboard ... nice guitar

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Grab a phone book and find the nearest cabinet shop. A smaller 3 or 4 man shop where the owner is there working alongside his helpers is your best bet. Don't call and ask you'll get a no. Show up and ask and your chances are real good.
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Smile Hello from Boston, and a call for help in cutting some 2x4's

I have a shop in Mattapoisett MA about 60 miles from where you live

You are welcome anytime you are free to visit

I'll be in the shop all day tomorrow and most of Thursday

Toss a call 508-758-8900

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Welcome to the forum.Your awfully generous,you should be able to find someone to do it for free or maybe a Big Mac! Itchy Brother
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Welcome from Texas !!!

Welcome to the forum.

Yea, you should be able to find someone close by to help ya out there.

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