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NYCNYC
9,232 posts
Location: NYC, NY, USA


Posted:
I'm sorry, I've been searching all morning by my damn internet keeps defaulting to American websites.

All I want to know is how much is an 8 foot 2x4 piece of wood. Do you have 2x4s? Or has cut lumber not made it out to the UK and y'all just live in large log cabins?

In the US, an 8' 2x4 is just under $3 and a 10 footer is just over $3.

THIS is a 2x4.

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How much is one in the UK?

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Dr_MollyPooh-Bah
2,354 posts
Location: Away from home


Posted:
You mean I'm not getting my shed frown

NYC - did you remember to add an unspecified amount of tax to your American prices before calculating how much their wood costs? tongue

strugzBRONZE Member
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Location: Southampton - Possibly..., United Kingdom


Posted:
ubblol

As Cole is a cunning lesser spotted jewsons rep, please do check out its rival too.

travis timber cost

They also give out better free bees, jewsons do good cups of tea while you wait - but TP has soup on tap wink

ubblol

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BirgitBRONZE Member
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4,145 posts
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)


Posted:
Germany SO owns you, Strugz, we have machines in diy shops that serve you CHIPS while you wait. And I mean chips, not crisps.

(to be fair they taste quite horrible ubblol)

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NYCNYC
9,232 posts
Location: NYC, NY, USA


Posted:
 Written by: coleman


i know that, in general, we are much less addicted to hardwood than america is.




"Addicted to hardwood"?

I can't even imagine what your political agenda is on that one.

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NYCNYC
9,232 posts
Location: NYC, NY, USA


Posted:
 Written by: Molly


You mean I'm not getting my shed frown




No shed for you. frown

But if you wait til August you'll have a whole week of a geodesic utopia. biggrin

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colemanSILVER Member
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Posted:
 Written by: NYC



I can't even imagine what your political agenda is on that one.



ubblol hug





a hidden political agenda?



me?



never!



i've just seen far too many episodes of 'extreme makeover: home edition' to think anything else wink



for a random survey with a sample size of one: what's the floor made of in your apartment?





cole. x

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BirgitBRONZE Member
had her carpal tunnel surgery already thanks v much
4,145 posts
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)


Posted:
wood! hard wood! And I'm in Scotland!! (can we make the sample size 2 so that NYC can answer, too?)

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NYCNYC
9,232 posts
Location: NYC, NY, USA


Posted:
 Written by: coleman


for a random survey with a sample size of one: what's the floor made of in your apartment?




Ivory coated in crude oil.

tongue

What's the floor made of in your flat? Organically grown hemp rope?

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colemanSILVER Member
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7,330 posts
Location: lunn dunn, yoo kay, United Kingdom


Posted:
its composed of sustainable and renewable organic hemp stock, fed daily with the tears of vegan hippies wink

seriously though - have you seen that show?!

they get through at least one giant redwood every episode!


cole. x

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i come to 'dis cafe quite a lot myself.
they do porridge."
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PeleBRONZE Member
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6,193 posts
Location: WNY, USA


Posted:
Gayle, do most Brit sites not list the price for wood because it is concidered prostitution? If there is no price it is just promiscuous, right?



Wow..I don't think I ever knew how much I loved men who really knew their wood and poles. *shivers* ubblove



Enough o dat...



Hey NYC, ever occur to you to ship the plans to one of the smarter UK crew (I know, I know..slim pickins tongue ) to convert for you.



Or...and this I agree with...well..whoever it was...

the Geo-domes are not so hard to come by and are pretty easy to assemble. They also tend to be available globally...so perhaps a crew of you can chip in for one?



Instead of tarps you can also use hot air balloons.

Many commercial balloonists will give the old ones to you for free. They allow filtered light to come through, are of a rip stop nylon which when treated is also pretty weather proof, they are airier than tarps and come in megaloads of colors. It is very nice and ethereal indeed. Just a thought for you.



As for the web issue...you are typing ".uk" in right? I know you damn sciency types like to make things over complicated so I'm just making sure.;)

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Loki_the_tricksterSILVER Member
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Posted:
 Written by: NYC


Here's what I found from a US site:

KD Hem-fir/SPF Estimating Guide, 8' 10' 12' 14' 16' 18' 20'
2x4 $2.60 $3.26 $3.91 $4.63 $5.30 $0.00 $6.68




I say go with the 18' ones because apparently they are free wink biggrin

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the_poierSILVER Member
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346 posts
Location: england


Posted:
no need for buying a kit...for a geodesic dome broom handles are the right size and then you just cut up a big pipe and drill the right amount of pole holes in it...much cheaper to make than buy smile (sorry i dont know how many poles :S ours is still in stroud)

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NYCNYC
9,232 posts
Location: NYC, NY, USA


Posted:
 Written by: Pele


Hey NYC, ever occur to you to ship the plans to one of the smarter UK crew (I know, I know..slim pickins tongue ) to convert for you.

Or...and this I agree with...well..whoever it was...
the Geo-domes are not so hard to come by and are pretty easy to assemble. They also tend to be available globally...so perhaps a crew of you can chip in for one?




Oh pleeze... the UK crew don't even make their own poi. You think they can assemble a geodesic dome from lumber they apparently don't ethically believe in?

wink

And the only thing that's harder than getting a UK crew to build something is to get them to pay for it.

eek

[Hopes that trash talking motivates... biggrin ]

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Dr_MollyPooh-Bah
2,354 posts
Location: Away from home


Posted:
Well trash talking certainly isn't going to build me a shed now is it boy?! :grr:

Wait... how did I get so attached to the idea of a shed which I never knew I wanted and have nowhere to put? shrug

If we're building domes, I'd like some like these please smile

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NYCNYC
9,232 posts
Location: NYC, NY, USA


Posted:
Hrmm... looks like that dome is cheating. I see no pentagons.

Buckyball or no ball at all. smile

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LurchBRONZE Member
old hand
929 posts
Location: Oregon, USA


Posted:
i'm not sure why that would cost you $65 for just the brackets O.o I'm assuming thats where that comes from?

Either way, the wonders of google can translate measurements for you, make someone buy you 50x100mm boards (I think?) length shouldn't matter as long as they're all consistant your angles should stay the same and you'll be golden.

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NYCNYC
9,232 posts
Location: NYC, NY, USA


Posted:
$65 for a set of extremely strong pentaganal brackets with bolts sound like a pretty good deal to me! The're made to support the structure plus wooden roof if wanted. It's insanely strong.

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colemanSILVER Member
big and good and broken
7,330 posts
Location: lunn dunn, yoo kay, United Kingdom


Posted:
 Written by: NYC


Hrmm... looks like that dome is cheating. I see no pentagons.



and all the wood involved has nothing to do with the construction itself - they're all inside it and alive and stuff umm

yep, we're all completely backwards here in the old country wink


cole. x

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i come to 'dis cafe quite a lot myself.
they do porridge."
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NYCNYC
9,232 posts
Location: NYC, NY, USA


Posted:
Actually the geometry of buckyballs was one of my favorite chemistry lessons ever. There are 12 pentagons in any proper sphere no matter how many hexagons.



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colemanSILVER Member
big and good and broken
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Location: lunn dunn, yoo kay, United Kingdom


Posted:
eh? confused




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cole. x

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NYCNYC
9,232 posts
Location: NYC, NY, USA


Posted:
I love it when a student asks just the right question at just the right time. biggrin

Keep looking for the pentagons Cole... they're there.

I'll give you a hint... there's one at the top.

Cool? biggrin

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NYCNYC
9,232 posts
Location: NYC, NY, USA


Posted:
And if you could see the whole sphere you'd always have 12.

See if you can find pentagons in the spheres of hexagons....


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And this one's hard...

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If you want a hint, look for where the lines change direction.

Cool huh?

And there's always 12 pentagons. No matter how big the sphere or how many hexagons.

It all comes back to D+D dice. Start out with a 12 sided and just start adding hexagons.


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Ha, D+D and geometry. Try to outgeek that!

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colemanSILVER Member
big and good and broken
7,330 posts
Location: lunn dunn, yoo kay, United Kingdom


Posted:
blimey!



thanks teach hug



i guess this would be a bad time to mention that eden's bio domes have 831 panels in total (625 hexagons, 16 pentagons and 190 triangles)? wink



classic hop thread this one: 2x4's to buckyballs in 3 pages biggrin





cole. x

"i see you at 'dis cafe.
i come to 'dis cafe quite a lot myself.
they do porridge."
- tim westwood


Dr_MollyPooh-Bah
2,354 posts
Location: Away from home


Posted:
Ooo Oooo I can see the pentagons! bounce2

do I get a prize? smile

NYCNYC
9,232 posts
Location: NYC, NY, USA


Posted:
 Written by: coleman


classic hop thread this one: 2x4's to buckyballs in 3 pages biggrin




I was thinking of that but actually it's geodesic domes to geodesic domes in 3 pages. smile

And any variation in the hexagon/pentagon ratio is due to the fact that life isn't perfect and you've got gravity to contend with.

It's actually that buckyballs aren't round but have several planes of hexagons joined by the pentagons. If you want to have round ones (like all of the above) you actually have to warp the struts a bit. All large structural geodesic domes cheat a bit to compensate for weight and gravity and to make them a bit rounder.

I did say it was my favorite organic chemistry lecture ever. biggrin

And now, every time you see one, you can find a pentagon and think of me. wink

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NYCNYC
9,232 posts
Location: NYC, NY, USA


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That's a better one showing that the bigger ones aren't actually round.

Oh, but the coolest thing is that C60 is slippery because they act as the smallest ball bearings. smile

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Nellen03stranger
11 posts
Location: USA


Posted:
Good information about price of this wood i want to ask something relating that i want to buy same size piece of tiger wood and how much is it.....??

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