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The Chronicles of Woodworking in a Can #19: It Moved!

01-23-2014 08:02 PM by cmckerliesr | 1 comment »

Hi!I know I kind of just stopped blogging about the can and posting projects. But sometimes life gets in the way.But since so much has happened, I thought I would take just a couple of moments to write a very short update to this blog.The can has been moved. Yes! I thought it was destend to stay where it was, get a partner, and live out it’s days where I first planted it.Without going into to details that no one really cares about I found myself having to search out a new location to li...

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The Chronicles of Woodworking in a Can #18: A roof!

06-09-2011 03:10 PM by cmckerliesr | 6 comments »

As you may know if you have been following this blog I have been struggling with the heat this year in the can. For some reason this year heat has just been a real problem. In the past, it was not that bad and with both doors open I did not always need a fan to work comfortably. This year though it seems that it has not been as windy as usual and the can has been been getting quite hot even with both doors open and a fan running. Some days lately it has been so bad I have resorted to working ...

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The Chronicles of Woodworking in a Can #16: More Progress on the Insullation and walls

03-20-2011 02:22 AM by cmckerliesr | 4 comments »

Well there it is, the first wall covered.Two sheets of OSB attached to 2X3’s that were cut in half length wise. The 2 X 3’s were 8 feet long, and I cut them in half, then every 3rd position that was indented I drilled 3 holes through the wall. I then had my son hold a 2X3 centered over the holes and I went outside to drive 1 inch metal roofing screws through the holes and into the 2X3’s. I drilled holes that were slightly smaller then the screws so they would bite on th...

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The Chronicles of Woodworking in a Can #15: Pictures and stuff

03-12-2011 01:16 AM by cmckerliesr | 6 comments »

Well I finally got some pictures from inside the can. Being the cheapskate that I am, found a factory refurbished digital camera to take my pictures. Rather then getting the camera I previously told you about at Big Lots. Hey! I save $10 even with shipping from tigerdirect.com. So, without dragging this on forever, here are the latest photos from outside and inside the can. As you can see this is the outside, which is soon to be painted a lighter or reflective color to help reflect radi...

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The Chronicles of Woodworking in a Can #13: Wouldn't you know it!

01-10-2011 07:29 PM by cmckerliesr | 4 comments »

Well wouldn’t you know it! Here I finally start insulating the can, and snow breaks out!Yes, that right! I finally got around to installing insulation in the can and low and behold snow breaks out! Maybe it’s a sign. A guy who works in a can is not meant to add some comforts. May be the can is meant to be cold in the winter and hot in the summer. Well! I am sorry but I don’t care! It is my damn can, and I will insulate regardless of anyone or anything thinks! Was th...

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The Chronicles of Woodworking in a Can #7: Finally Hung 2 Upper Cabinets

01-09-2010 11:57 PM by cmckerliesr | 2 comments »

Hey All!First. It is cold as hell out there! Yes, it is 30 degrees out side and this is when I decide to enlist my youngest son Michael to help me finally help me hang two small upper cabinets for storage. Since we were able to do most of the work from inside the can, it was not too bad for a while. What I did.I decided to to use 2X4s as french cleats, cutting them approximately in half. OK, I committed a sin, I did not do much measuring I just kind of eyeballed it as to cutting the 2X4s i...

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The Chronicles of Woodworking in a Can #5: Still Trying

12-14-2009 05:51 PM by cmckerliesr | 6 comments »

Yes, I am still in the can and still trying to work things out. Storage, electrical and such. I have wanted to update the blog, but have not had a lot to say at the moment. Mainly because I wanted to have a solution to some of my issues rather than just telling you I am still working at it. But all I really have right now is that I am still working at it. So let me tell you a little about what has failed thus far in relation to trying to hang some upper cabinets or storage. I first t...

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The Chronicles of Woodworking in a Can #1: The Chronicles of Woodworking in a Can

01-05-2009 06:22 AM by cmckerliesr | 2 comments »

Well first I must thank Todd A. Clipper for the new title. After reading his comments I just could not resist using the suggested title for my blog. Along with the new title I will do my best to try to do things like record temperature differences between the outside air and that inside the can. As I said in an email to Todd, I think I may call it “the Can”, now. I think it is funny and it fits. At least till I buy the planned second can, then I do not know what I will call it....

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