New Workshop #5: Got all the roof struts done and the doors on...

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Blog entry by Bermuda_Les posted 08-23-2015 09:14 PM 922 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 4: Flooring down and Roof Struts up... Part 5 of New Workshop series Part 6: Long weekend and got lots accomplished! Roof finally on! Floor finally down! »

I did half of the roof struts this morning, and David showed up in the afternoon and did the other half in a quarter of the time it took me. I guess that’s what height (Dave is 6’1”) youth and flexibility will do for you. We got all the roof struts done, along with all the minor braces. We put the end end panels on the gable ends, then put doors on and called it quits. All that remains now is to put the roof panels on and the roof caps, half of which are transparent to let light in, and the construction is complete. I still need to figure out how to reinforce part of the wall so that I can mount a fold down workbench. Everything else will be fairly lightweight, and I can probably mount plywood directly on the wall supports. Anyway, Gotta help Dave paint his apartment next week so it’ll probably be two weeks before we complete. Stay tuned…

And in honour of all David’s hard work, I’ve Christened the workshop “Casa Davida” as can be seen on the cardboard sign to left of the shed.

-- Making sawdust in Bermuda. It's a dirty job, but someone has to do it!

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#1 posted 08-23-2015 10:37 PM

Inna casa davida baby.

Lookin good les. Youll be makin dust in no time.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#2 posted 08-24-2015 11:06 AM

Hahahaha!!! Yes I was singing the same thing when I did that!! Thanks for your comment!

-- Making sawdust in Bermuda. It's a dirty job, but someone has to do it!

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