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Blog series by fiddlebanshee updated 1552 days ago 3 parts 3184 reads 11 comments total

Part 1: Gathering tools and supplies

1563 days ago by fiddlebanshee | 6 comments »

The 7×8 lean-to shed is going to be delivered tonight. This is a simple but sturdy Amish built shed with a roof that is about 6’ at one side and 5’ at the other. We plan on having between 10 and 15 chickens to free range and rid our yard of ticks, since my husband has been afflicted with lyme disease. The structure does not have any windows or ventilation, nor any “chicken-furniture”, so I’ll have to modify it. This is my first big remodeling/woodworki...

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Part 2: reciprocating saw fatigue

1558 days ago by fiddlebanshee | 4 comments »

The shed to be remodeled into a chicken coop was delivered Monday night. It is the yellow one in the front. The guy who delivered it had a neat little trick by lowering it on pvc pipe so that he could move it around and turn it 90 degrees. Very simple, yet very effective. It ended up being exactly where I needed it. On Thursday I took the day off to work on the modifications, since our weekends are pretty much taken with packing for the move at this point in time. I got myself a M...

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Part 3: Routing and painting

1552 days ago by fiddlebanshee | 1 comment »

Today I had some time in between activities and I decided to give my new router table a try. I got a 1/4” rounding over bit and decided to give the new poplar chickencoop windows some nice detail at the front. After doing that I sanded with 60 grit and gave them a first coat with Kilz. After we came back in the afternoon I sanded again with 120 grit and gave them a second coat. I had a couple of drips where the pockets are from the screws but because it is at the back i decided not t...

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