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If you can't fix it with a hammer and a roll of duck tape, it's not worth fixing at all, my old mate said minutes before that nasty business with the hammer and a roll of duck tape. Tell us of McGyver-like repairs and whether they were a brilliant success or a health and safety nightmare.

(, Thu 10 Mar 2011, 11:58)
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Large project gone wrong.
I was once fortunate enough, or so I thought, to be apointed project manager for a large community building project.
The problems started on day one. We were supposed to be creating a large hemispherical structure to house various exibits -- but the budget was severly lacking. Added to this, the contractors were all minimum-wage and knew nothing of building -- it took months just to get the circular frame layed out.
This is where the bodge came in:
There was no way that the bunch of expendable numpties taken on to build this were going to be able to manage a conventional roof of this size. So, I was forced to improvise. I chose to cover the structure in an organic semi-permeable membrane -- quite a new idea at the time.
Anywho -- the project finished, I was paid and all was well. That is, until the opening ceremony -- some daft twat had used almost-fresh skins for the roof. The torches carried by the priests for the first sacrifice lead to the building burning down -- the only trace left being the door and window frames -- which were specially positioned to allow the viewing of celestial events.
Last time I do any building for those bloody druids in Wiltshire.
(, Fri 11 Mar 2011, 17:56, 5 replies)
Building a henge, are we? That's a fantastic idea.
(, Fri 11 Mar 2011, 22:38, closed)
very very good

(, Mon 14 Mar 2011, 15:28, closed)
Gotta admit
From the first two paragraphs, I thought you were going for the millennium dome.
(, Sat 12 Mar 2011, 5:47, closed)

(, Sat 12 Mar 2011, 12:12, closed)
Then I succeded.

(, Sat 12 Mar 2011, 15:24, closed)

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