Ever wonder why you keep insisting on building shit yourself?

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    Ever wonder why you keep insisting on building shit yourself?

    Even though it always seems to go wrong, or is it just me?

    I keep feeling like I have to many garage projects and it's driving me crazy, yet I keep adding more.

    I always hoped I would get more patients as I got older, but I'm literally getting less by the week.

    #2
    Because if you want something done right you'll have to do it yourself.

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      #3
      Being MADE to buy chineezium adds to this issue!
      built my last rig.
      Property maint. Is it.
      No more side work, or new projects!
      83, 22re,w56,ultimate duals,4:10 \31" arbs.
      hopes to grow up someday

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        #4
        I'm getting to the point where I say fuck it, I'll just pay someone to do a bunch of shit I don't wanna waste my time with.
        Hey, don't lob factual statements at me as if they're insults

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          #5
          Long ago I tired of having anything done "in the manner which I asked" because half the time it was done the way THEY wanted to do it.

          The other half was being the victim of shit workmanship.

          Supershops mounted some tires for me and cracked a rim. Didn't fkg tell me about it.

          Hired painters to stain the beekeepers shack with oil base, they used latex. Didn't fkg tell me about it.

          Asked an electronics shop to reuse certain parts doing an upgrade for me. Omitted some of those parts entirely. Didn't fkg tell me about it.

          Fuck ppl. I learned to do my own shit whenever possible and it pays ten-fold every fkg day.

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            #6
            Originally posted by M92PV4U View Post
            Because if you want something done right you'll have to do it yourself.
            Right as in correct? Or right as in I did it myself so it must be right?



            This instance, not only did I buy a trailer that I don't need, I decided I *had* to convert it from 5th wheel to gooseneck. Instead of just buying a regular gooseneck and welding it on there (even had a typical round coupler from tractor supply and returned it) I decided I wanted a square one. No one local had them and I didn't want to wait for one to ship, even though it would have been here by now.

            So I find a weld on coupler on Amazon and figured, fuck it I'll just buy some square tube. So I go get 4" x 1/4 and 4 1/2" x 1/4....... Well I'm sure you can guess how well 4" square tube fit in 4" ID tube with a seam even after I spent a few hours with a grinder it wasn't going to happen.

            So I buy 4 1/2" x 3/16 fits great. I'm doing the set screws on the corners like I've seen on the store bought ones and end up welding the bolt slightly and the threads gall when it comes out

            And for what? Could have just bought a coupler and welded it on by now, would have been the same price, maybe cheaper at this point. Or maybe not bought the stupid project trailer I didn't need

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              #7
              Originally posted by M92PV4U View Post
              Because if you want something done right you'll have to do it yourself.
              This right here.

              If it's anything at all that I care about, I'm doing it myself. If I pay sombody to do something, it's because I don't give a fuck about it.

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                #8
                I'm still young and dumb enough to prefer doing shit myself and saving the $$$ most of the time. Occasionally it's shit I don't wanna do and I'll farm it out to a pro but fuck they're expensive.

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by trampas View Post
                  Long ago I tired of having anything done "in the manner which I asked" because half the time it was done the way THEY wanted to do it.

                  The other half was being the victim of shit workmanship.

                  Supershops mounted some tires for me and cracked a rim. Didn't fkg tell me about it.

                  Hired painters to stain the beekeepers shack with oil base, they used latex. Didn't fkg tell me about it.

                  Asked an electronics shop to reuse certain parts doing an upgrade for me. Omitted some of those parts entirely. Didn't fkg tell me about it.

                  Fuck ppl. I learned to do my own shit whenever possible and it pays ten-fold every fkg day.
                  Ya, I'd say most times I've had something done by someone else, I'm unhappy with it. Doesn't seem to matter if it's a Joe blow or a big shop either. The $$$ snug top we put on my wife's F150 has some of the most hack work I've seen. They ran a wire up to the battery to power the light and it's like *tight*

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                    #10
                    A few years back I had about five projects in the shed, none of them running. I’d reached rock bottom. Made a decision to only ever have one project on the go and not take on another one until it was done.
                    In order to get it done I try to do at least one thing on it per day. Could be a five min wiring job or bending up a cage, but just do something on it.

                    Given my current project is going on ten years old, or one Sceep year, I have no idea if this system works or not, but it’s what I use.

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by Pukemaggots View Post
                      I'm getting to the point where I say fuck it, I'll just pay someone to do a bunch of shit I don't wanna waste my time with.
                      This is where I have been lately. Pre-kiddo, I had so much free time. Took care of everything. Now, forget it. Buying a house that heats with wood didn't help either. I spend at least two days a week prepping firewood.

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by -Dex- View Post
                        A few years back I had about five projects in the shed, none of them running. I’d reached rock bottom. Made a decision to only ever have one project on the go and not take on another one until it was done.
                        In order to get it done I try to do at least one thing on it per day. Could be a five min wiring job or bending up a cage, but just do something on it.

                        Given my current project is going on ten years old, or one Sceep year, I have no idea if this system works or not, but it’s what I use.
                        What crazy is about 18 months ago, I lost everything in a fire. Some how I've acquired more shit then I ever had before. It was actually kind of liberating for a while, (not that I'd choose it again ​​​​​​) we could have just hopped in our 2 vehicles and driven anywhere.



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                          #13
                          Originally posted by M92PV4U View Post
                          Because if you want something done right you'll have to do it yourself.
                          This. Plus I'm poor and I much prefer the sense of pride I get from doing something for myself than I do working to pay someone to do it for me. Plus I'm poor.

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                            #14
                            hire a helper

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by -Dex- View Post
                              A few years back I had about five projects in the shed, none of them running. I’d reached rock bottom. Made a decision to only ever have one project on the go and not take on another one until it was done.
                              In order to get it done I try to do at least one thing on it per day. Could be a five min wiring job or bending up a cage, but just do something on it.

                              Given my current project is going on ten years old, or one Sceep year, I have no idea if this system works or not, but it’s what I use.
                              One sceep year 🤣

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