Hah. I'm the opposite. I always wish I could take a wrench or a screwdriver to my computer when it effs up.T.
Everybody has a talent :D
Well, you see, your problem is the weights are on the floor instead of that rack. You don't need a keyboard for that.
Were you, perhaps, doing some 12 oz. curls during assembly?
I channeled my mother in law when I looked at that picture, so I will say what she would say just before she took it apart and put it back together correctly:"Oh, bless your heart..."
directions are highly over rated
Poor JV it's too bad we're not neighbors - I could totally do that for you and you could explain a few things about Vista that are giving me hives as of late. :P
Grunt, there *were* no directions. I was trying to match the picture on the box so I did one side, then flipped it over and did the other the same way, forgetting that they are mirror images of each other. So I only really had to undo 4 bolts, but still, one of those "WTF was I thinking" moments...Gringa, my best advice for you would be to upgrade to Windows7 or downgrade to XP. Ed, I tried putting the weights on before I bolted it together, but it just made things harder.BG,YES. Exactly.GP, no, but I was working on about 4 hours of sleep.
Ha... I have often wished for a real life Undo button. Sigh...
Here ya go JV...I'm channeling the Staples "Easy" button your way.
I retouch photos for a living...I drive by peoples houses thinking...'Wow their grass needs to be photoshopped!'
don't you wish life had that back arrow key once in awhile??
Heh..At least the copy and paste buttons weren't there to mix up..I mean, what exactly would you do with a few extra weights??From all I've read, you don't really use the ones you've got all that much, and one person can only use so many large paperweights! *wink*Next time, google.. It really does have some interesting ideas on how to make stuff!
Jorm, that hurt man.
JV - Damn it all where can I get some Windows 98 ???? :P
Oh wait I forgot -WEIGHTS!!???? I demand pictures of you new sexy physique. Are you going to be buff and shirless in the picture on your book??? You've got six weeks tramp, and then I expect some arm shots. LIFT!
Gringa, My profile pic is probably as close to shirtless as I'm going to get on the blog, unless there is some way I can parlay my naked torso into book sales.
Glad to see you're still blogging JV and I can relate!You know how sometimes all the lights in your house seem to go out at once? Like, a bulb on the ceiling fixture goes and you think, I can live with that.. but then the other one goes an hour later and then you remember the one on your nightstand is dead too?That's how my brain works with anything Ikea, systematic burn out.
I am looking at the pile of stuff to put together and I have known the feeling. I found your blog through another blog. This is my first visit.Tip : move the weights out of the room until you set up the machine. I have tripped over weights and had moderate injury from it.Fun blog.
JV--I would certainly be more inclined to buy your book if there's going to be your buffed up nekkid torso in it...LOL!
OK I give up. What were you putting together? What was it supposed to be?
KK, it's a weight rack for those dumbells all over the floor.