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Blog entry by Blackie_ posted 04-07-2015 11:32 AM 1487 reads 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs



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woodshaver (Tony)

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#1 posted 04-07-2015 12:37 PM

Looks great so far Randy. I’m so envious, I would love to add on to my shop also if our subdivision aloud it.

-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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Roger

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#2 posted 04-07-2015 12:39 PM

One step at a time. Shouldn’t those blocks be turned the other way??? Check this out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?annotation_id=annotation_662671955&feature=iv&list=UU0gnXcIpbUKwZYUlmSpsYtw&src_vid=yc9TNxnjtLo&v=zK8DE4uoeME

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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woodshaver (Tony)

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#3 posted 04-07-2015 01:02 PM

By golly Roger you are right you are very observant! I should have caught that one also! Although I’m sure they would hold up ok, but the inspector might not agree!

-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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grizzman

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#4 posted 04-07-2015 02:11 PM

i would imagine that since randy is just doing a dry block foundation that it really doesn’t matter in how he lays these block, now if he were using concrete and actually building a block wall then he would need to turn them over, but he is just using these block to get his floor up off the ground, so it really doesn’t matter i don’t think…and who knows he might have a reason for laying them as he has…with his block in place and things being level, things will fly now, if randy has a nail gun, he could have this done on one day…at least the frame up…depends on how many water breaks he takes….lol…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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Blackie_

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#5 posted 04-07-2015 02:12 PM

Roger, are you talking about which way the holes should be facing? If so either direction you get the same strength hold but with this application with the flat side up you get more surface for the wood to sit on if you have the holes facing up then you’re not going to have a good foundation for the wood to set on thus causing the 2×6 beams to crater where the thin edges are.

Grizz you are correct and I have a bud helping me so it’s going nice and fast, the faster the better :)

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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DocSavage45

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#6 posted 04-07-2015 05:33 PM

Nice to have help,

I’ve some stories about the people who helped me with my garden shed and in rehabbing my little barn. I will suggest going slow enough to not make mistakes. LOL!

I was able to correct the measuring mistakes made by my help. Oh yeah My friends also corrected my mistakes. LOL!

Now that I will be re sawing my logs and if all goes well new logs from the compost site I will have to make another shed.

May the force be with you!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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Boxguy

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#7 posted 04-07-2015 08:16 PM

Blackie, your project is coming along nicely! Consider treated lumber on the sill plate. Thanks for the help with the finish recipe. I meant to say mineral spirits instead of thinner.

-- Big Al in IN

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mafe

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#8 posted 04-07-2015 11:43 PM

Wohoooyou must be like a child on Christmas eve.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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Tooch

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#9 posted 04-08-2015 09:43 AM

Rnady its starting to take shape! just as a suggestion- I’ve normally nail down the joist hangers before I put up the outer joists. You can match & clamp the end pieces together and mark them both at the same time, making sur all marks line up.

Also, I just find it easier to pound in those little clips and nails when I’m on a work horse as opposed to being crouched down. Not sure if that would still be an option or if those pieces are pretty well attached already?

Good luck and take lots of photos- between you and Hoss I’m over-flowing with jealousy!

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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Roger

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#10 posted 04-08-2015 11:34 AM

Thnx for clearing that up fellas. May your build be swift Randy, I know it’ll seem like forever. Work safe buddy.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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PaulHWood

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#11 posted 05-29-2015 02:33 PM

CMU is stronger in compression with the face shells being utilized (ie proper orientation), and if it’s in bending (which you are not), the face shell is all you count on.


Roger, are you talking about which way the holes should be facing? If so either direction you get the same strength hold but with this application with the flat side up you get more surface for the wood to sit on if you have the holes facing up then you re not going to have a good foundation for the wood to set on thus causing the 2×6 beams to crater where the thin edges are.

Grizz you are correct and I have a bud helping me so it s going nice and fast, the faster the better :)

- Blackie_


-- -Paul, South Carolina Structural Engineer by trade, Crappy Woodworker by choice

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