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SHOP ALONG #2: what a wallup i got this week

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« Part 1: new shop floor Part 2 of SHOP ALONG series Part 3: after the angels left »

satuday – covered the rest of the side of the house end with sheet insulation
and took the trailer to santa fe and bought 40- 2×6x12’ and 6- 2×6x20’ and 15- 4’x8’x7/16” osb waferwood panels

sunday – framed up a 12’x40’ wall and toe nailed the base to the new shop floor on the chalk line

monday – i spent the time thinking about how to raise the wall alone
when i got it ready designing lifts and looking at wall jacks on google
that i can’t afford
so i decided to go to the albuquerque airport and buy some gum
and maybe a magazine
and ran into a good LJ bud wandering around there bewildered
and brought him home to get some rest and some coffee

tuesday – with my new supervisors help
got the wall sheeted and raised up enough with levers and stops
so it could be raised to an upright position
without straining the back

wednesday – i forgot to mention that the power company guys were trenching and laying in orange roll tubing
for fiber optic cable to all the rural homes here , mine included
and with a request to have them help they could leave their equipment on my property
while they did the surrounding homes

they all came by while the machines were warming that morning
and with ‘michael and the angels’ (it took 9 guys altogether)
the wall was up as i ran back and forth nailing braces to it
(the ‘bad back’ excuse only works when there is someone to tell it to) lol

well for those of you that wonder just who this angel michael might be

it is our friend littlecope

who just happened to be at the airport
‘just for fun’

THANK YOU MICHAEL !
our visit was the best
and your help and input to be treasured
as i work in the new shop
you mentioned maybe building a box together
and even though we only got one side of it done
in between talking and looking around at the country here
we still have three more to go plus the roof
so you are always welcome here should you need to walk around inside the box again

today i am going to go back to the store and get more lumber
for the spray booth to be built on the end of this wall
so i can do a real finish on those starburst tables i plan on selling
to get enough moneys to finish the rest of the shop

thanks all for looking
God bless

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle



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Gary

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#1 posted 351 days ago

It was worth waiting for, David. Tables look great. Your “angel” was a super blessing. Those un-named angels worked out pretty good too. Great start. Looking forward to seeing the final nail driven…
Congrats
PS….Really nice work Michael.

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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Lenny

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#2 posted 351 days ago

Apparently when David and Mike are in cahoots to make a box, they go BIG! Wonderful story David. I have met Mike and he is a pretty nice guy but I don’t see any wings coming out of his upper back! Seriously, it is great that he was there to help you. Way to go Mike. So great to see that first shop wall go up David. Continued best wishes on the build.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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Gary

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#3 posted 351 days ago

Another thought….lucky thing there isn’t any place closer to buy gum and a magazine.

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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patron

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#4 posted 351 days ago

thanks gary

funny how it works sometimes
i have spent months thinking about how to raise this wall
and have come up with many ways it might work alone
none of which i can be sure of yet

but having decided to ‘go for it’ anyway

i found that i could continue with thought and brute strength
or just trust that it would happen

my faith paid off

how was i to know there were going to be 9 guys just working here
when i needed them the most
when i am lucky to see maybe three or four a year driving by

the good Lord was watching
for that i am very greatful

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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patron

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#5 posted 351 days ago

lenny
they are under his shirt
like many blessings
they can’t be photographed

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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DIYaholic

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#6 posted 351 days ago

There is no way that those fantastic looking tables are not going to sell!!!

I hope you sell enough tables to finish the shop and the tool & machine upgrades we all dream of.

One wall down (or up as the case may be), three to go….
Will you be having a party for raisin’ the roof???

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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patron

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#7 posted 351 days ago

randy
that’s a great idea

the first 21 guys that show up with a 30’ gable truss – get’s a free beer

the firrst 42 guys that show up with a sheet of 4×8x 5/8” t&g wafferwood – get a free beer
whoever else shows up to help – get a free beer
anyone that shows up – gets a free beer – even if they keep leaving and showing up again

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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widdle

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#8 posted 351 days ago

Good for you…good stuff

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widdle

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#9 posted 351 days ago

Makes me want to take up drinking again,..

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patron

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#10 posted 351 days ago

thanks widdle
yesterday was my 19th sobriety birthday
with all the help i might get
for the roof party
i may have to break down
and get a six pack

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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widdle

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#11 posted 351 days ago

19 right about where im at…Go big…That wall was a beast , add sheathing..ouch…looks fun..

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JL7

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#12 posted 351 days ago

Well how cool is that David! Kudos to Michael and the other angels for the help…....

Can’t wait to see the new shop…..nice…

And then there’s those table….WOW! Great post..

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,001 ways that won't work.

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prometej065

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#13 posted 351 days ago

Best of luck to you in your further work!

-- http://prometheus065.blogspot.com/

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AandCstyle

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#14 posted 351 days ago

David, those are truly impressive tables. When you are ready for the shop raising party, let me know since we are practically neighbors.

-- Art

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patron

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#15 posted 351 days ago

thanks jeff
this has been a real ‘lift’ for me here
can’t wait for the final myself

and to you too prometej

should i get some beer
or will you be drinking the kool-aid art

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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