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SHOP ALONG #8: mas or menos (very high up)

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on the last time i got as far as this

since then i finished the long wall

and took the scaffolding down

to be ready for the end
where it is the highest part of the build
the floor of the shop is almost 8’ off the ground
sloping away from the wall
i had one course of paneling there
from floor up
and some rips from where i needed to catch the beam
and span the floor and catch the lower sections of the studs
so the top panel would catch the top of the studs
and tie them into the truss ends
(they will have a riser block there
so i can insulate with R-38 without squeezing it to 3 1/2”

so that strip went into the end wall for that reason

then proceeds on normal like the others
and will tie the studs to the dropped end truss
(a dropped truss is 3 1/2” lower so ‘lookouts’ can rest on it
coming from the first regular truss next in line to it
so there is the same overhang all around for rain

the weather has been on and off so not as much as i hoped got done
yesterday and part of today i got caught up in some other stuff
but with that out of the way managed to get back on the wall
and almost got it finished

it was getting dark and i was getting tired
so this is it for now till tomorrow morning when i should be done quickly
only 2 + sheets then take the scaffold down

the square corners on this and the other end
will be trimmed to match the roof angle
when they are in place
they don’t have triangular webbing
but straight up and down ‘jack studs’
to nail too like the wal itself
as they rest on the top plates so don’t need the span support

i want to thank everyone
for all the kind comments left on these blogs
it keeps me upbeat and energized working out how to keep going

allot of this is standard building procedures
it is just a challenge to find ways to do it alone

have a good weekend
and be safe

-- 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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SirFatty

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#1 posted 187 days ago

Excellent work and great progress. What are the temperatures like? Here (Chicago area) it’s been near freezing at night and mid 50’s during the day… does the temp affect you, or does the wind and rain slow your progress?

-- Visit my blog at dave.spalla.com

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patron

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#2 posted 187 days ago

down to mid 20’s by dawn
high 50’s during the day
colder when the sun is blocked

when it is to windy or raining
time to stay inside

thanks for the kind comment
stay warm

-- 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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Lenny

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#3 posted 187 days ago

You’re getting it done David. Best wishes as you continue. Stay safe as you work.

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

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littlecope

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#4 posted 187 days ago

That’s a lot of Work, Manfully Performed David, Well Done!
Hope the Weather stays decent for you!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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patron

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#5 posted 187 days ago

thanks lenny
forwards is the only chance i got
can have this open another winter
i don’t understand why they don’t make
OSB with waterproof glue
the stuff is good
just nasty when it gets wet

-- 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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#6 posted 187 days ago

Lookin good, David. Not far to go now

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

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patron

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#7 posted 187 days ago

you and me both michael

but winter is just around the corner now
42 now
supposed to get to 21
by morning

stay warm

(weird the words are coming bold
on their own)

-- 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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#8 posted 187 days ago

hi gary
about 16’ to the bed

-- 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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eddie

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#9 posted 187 days ago

you been getting her done ,David lot of work there ,get the Bengay out ,looking good one day soon youll be in there with the heat on and building those beautiful tables

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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patron

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#10 posted 187 days ago

hey eddie
thats the dream
with room to move around in too

-- 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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doordude

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#11 posted 187 days ago

Looks very good Patron; that’s a lot of work for one guy. if I was closer i’d stop by to lend a hand.
thanks for the pics and update. hope you get it winterized soon.

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Woodwrecker

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#12 posted 187 days ago

You’ve been making a lot of head way David.
You’ll be done in no time.
Boy, won’t that be great ?!
Just be careful and don’t over do it my friend.

-- Three Rules of Work: Out of clutter find simplicity; From discord find harmony; In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity. Albert Einstein

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widdle

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#13 posted 187 days ago

Way to go …not easy solo..I never liked waliking plate if we ran the shear long..Stay safe…

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DIYaholic

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#14 posted 187 days ago

Simply IMPRESSIVE!!!
The amount of work you are able to get done, SOLO.
Glad to see it all coming together!!!
Work smart….
Work safe….
Stay warm….
Stay well!!!

-- 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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robscastle

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#15 posted 187 days ago

David.

Excellent progress, don’t forget to visit the hot springs at the end of the day to relax and recharge for the next work run.

-- Regards Robert

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