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

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Blog entry by cmckerliesr posted 01-23-2014 08:02 PM 1205 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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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 live and keep the can. Lucky for me, it only took a month to find a new place that would allow me to bring the can with me. I spent days, disassembling tools, stacking them up against the back of the can, and using the internal tie down locations to secure everything in place. OH! I also screwed all the cabinet doors and drawers shut. After getting all that done, I had the task of finding someone to actually move it to the new location. Which thank god was only 10 miles away.
But it took a lot of phone calls and internet searches to find someone to actually move it. I wound up with two companies willing to move it. But after talking price and how they intended to move the can, I settled on one and paid $500 to the driver once is was moved. There were hickups, in scheduling problems, truck problems, and they only accepted cash or cashiers check. I elected to pay cash. It was not the best of experiences, but they did get it done and they made the bad things right. So I am not going to complain about what went wrong.
When it was finally delivered, I was about to die of a heart attack because even though I was confident in my knot tying abilitity. All I could think of, was I missed something and now my band saw is busted up, or some other disaster. But after opening the door and then my eyes, I was pleasantly surprised to find everything was just where I left it. That is, until one of the light fixtures dropped from the cieling. LOL!!!! Yes, the one thing that went horribly wrong was the flourescent light fixter became lose and fell from the cieling after opening the door. Thank god, I did not just walk straight in.
BTW….if I still have the pictures of everything tied down inside the can I will upload them soon.
So, any way. The can is not in its new home, not quite level yet and soon, I hope to post some new projects.
Take Care!
The Man in the Can!

-- The Man in the Can, Craig M. North Carolina

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#1 posted 01-23-2014 10:15 PM

Good to hear from you again, Craig. Looking forward to the pix!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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