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SHOP ALONG #12: SPECIAL BLESSING

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since the last ‘shop along’ blog
we were here

my neighbor Te helped with the first half
of the truss placement
then my LJ buddy eddie came for a visit
this is my eddie blog
and we got the trusses all moved to their respective ‘notches’
on a ‘catwalk’ i had on either side
long enough to pick them from their stack at the end walls
and move them both ends over into their places

eddie and my neighbor Te had taken down the tin roof
i had over the ‘spray booth’
and after he left i finished the other end wall paneling
and the lookouts there too

while eddie was still here he went up on a ladder one by one
and put ‘nailers’ at the top of the side paneling
to be able to nail the roof down there too
so it wouldn’t warp or flap around
and it effectively sealed off the space over the top plate
and the bottom of the roof paneling (usually added later and called ‘bird blocks’)
a job i don’t like from a ladder outside
we then went and got all the 3/4” OSB T&G (what a slow ride that was)
and stacked it where i could get it on the roof at the lowest point
anyway after eddie left
i went on the ladder again and put these ‘holders’ on the truss ends
i had done one side while he was here just didn’t take pics of it then
to drop the precut and screw ready facias into
so i could reach out and screw them into the truss overhang ends

so here is 3 sides with facias
the back end still has temporary panels on it
that are in the way
once the real panels are nailed down good
i will do the facia on that end too

the original paneling i had up there to stabilize the rest of the trusses
is just 7/16” OSB and comes down for other things later
as at 2’ centers even with clips it is just to ‘spongy’ for my taste
even though it is code that way

this is where the blessing comes in
i got a pm from a buddy here on LJ’s
stating he had a 12v electric winch
he didn’t need anymore and would i like it for maybe lifting the roof panels
well actually yes and thank you very much

so one fine day UPS showed up with this winch

and this morning i made a ramp from the pile of 3/4” OSB T&G (48 of ‘em)
to the top of the house roof
the object being to not mess the T&G edges up
(they are a real pain when they are crushed)

and a skid on top of the roof to slide the panels on (can stack 6 at a time up there)

everything was 2×4’s for other things screwed together
with the winch and a battery charger there
the winch has a hand control for up and down
so alone i can work it
of course i have to get off the roof and go down
and attach my home made ice block handle
(this is just what they looked like when we were young)

mine is some angle stuff from the lowes with a bolt thru it
that i hacksawed a point into both ends

the more you pull the tighter it gets

it takes 5 1/2 panels to do one row so i raised 6 at first
(one at a time of course)

i was so excited i just had to keep going
so flipped one up on the trusses
and with hash marks every 2’ to get the trusses straight
and clamps where needed to pull them to their marks
and the edge of the facia went ahead and nailed them down

after 4 panels i went below and put hurricane metal clips from the truss
to the top plates and used a ‘spring board’ to push the wall and facias
to straight and true
(so the roof doesn’t just fly off in a gust
the wind here had pushed the walls out of true something fierce)

i have short ticky-tack boards screwed on to the trusses
to keep them from flopping around in the wind
they come off and the hash marks on the panels straighten them as i go up
and give me a center line for the complete nailing later

so as it stands right now
here is where we are

my good friend daniel from colorado
the one i work with on his houses up there
is coming down sunday and monday
to help me with the roof
and a lady friend is coming tomorrow saturday for a few days visit
she was a good dancer in the day
maybe she can climb the ladder
and push the winch button for us
after tha panels are in place i will cover it with plastic underlayment and 1” plasticap nails
it is good for 6 months to keep the rain out
by then i hope to figure how to get some metal bought
and on the roof before the sun beats the underlayment up

i can’t say how grateful i am for the great comments and especially
for my friends that have been here to help out

and a special blessing to my bud for the winch
and to God for helping and keeping us safe

hope you enjoy and maybe even might use some of these things someday
in your own needs

-- 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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NormG

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#1 posted 94 days ago

What a great idea and physical labor saver also

-- Norman

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Gary

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#2 posted 94 days ago

Looks great, David. Hope your friend and you can get the roof (minus the metal) finished while he is there. It’s been a while coming but it sure is moving along nicely.

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

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DIYaholic

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#3 posted 94 days ago

Sounds like you are having a roaring party….
You’re “raising the roof”!!!

Great to see the roof underlayment going up.
It will be good to have the structure all tied together….
Straight & true!!!

Carry on and continue to play safe!!!

-- 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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#4 posted 94 days ago

thanks norm
i did think about how to lift the panels
like straight up then swing them over
but the winch and slide sure works great
and i don’t have to worry about them dropping
if something happens
.
thats my hope too gary
that the roof will be over for now
it has been a real challenge to get this far
time for other things for a bit

-- 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 94 days ago

hey there son

you got that right
the roof is the key
to keeping the ‘box’ solid
i will be able to take the bracing down then

-- 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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Grumpy

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#6 posted 94 days ago

Looking good Patron, Excellent result in the making.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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gfadvm

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#7 posted 94 days ago

David, The winch looks like a lifesaver to me! And I thought I was the only one that operated 12v tools with a battery charger!

The shop made ‘grapple tongs’ are inspired. Now if I could just make some big enough to grab BIG logs…..

Your shop seems to be coming along “with a little help from your friends”. I’m thinkin seriously about running away from home and if I do, I’ll be there to help.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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patron

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#8 posted 94 days ago

thanks grumpy
just have to keep all the options open
being stuck in ‘one way’
can create more problems
than it resolves sometimes

-- 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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shipwright

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#9 posted 94 days ago

Gittin’ re done David. Really shaping up well. What a lot of work but you seem to be up to it and pretty damn good at it as well.
Best thoughts for a successful conclusion and an opportunity to work in this fine shop instead of just on it.

:-)

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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patron

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#10 posted 94 days ago

hi andy
sounds good come on by anytime
the winch sure does the job
nice to push a button for a change
and taking the battery out of the car
was not an option

can;t you just get a ‘chocker cable’
i used to hook them on felled trees
then the bulldozers would drag them away
quick and easy

-- 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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#11 posted 94 days ago

thanks paul
it’s friends like you and others here
that inspire
so long as we keep going
things keep working out
(i do sit from time to time)
but old m.a.s.h. shows
is about all i can take
probably croak if i stopped to long

-- 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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firefighterontheside

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#12 posted 94 days ago

Some great ways you’re doing that stuff by yourself. I’ll have to remember your little jigs to put those sub fascia boards on. That would be helpful even when you’re not by yourself.

-- Bill M. I love my job as a firefighter, but nothing gives me the satisfaction of running my hand over a project that I have built and just finished sanding.

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grizzman

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#13 posted 94 days ago

well my oh my, miracles do happen in new mexico, im so happy for you david, getting the roof mostly done will be a big load off…maybe you can do an upgrade from ramen to some rib eye’s…lol…i sure wish i could have come and helped, but you and your friends have made it happen, and im so proud of all of you, i can see you in there soon, making those david mitchell masterpieces…yep i sure can…oh happy day!!!!

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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gfadvm

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#14 posted 94 days ago

I’m using a choker chain now and it works fine but sometimes it’s hard to get a big heavy log pried up to get the choker under it.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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Bob Kollman

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#15 posted 94 days ago

My wife and I were talking…Your shop looks bigger than the house (wow). Also I noticed not to many windows, will you have skylights??? Amazing work.

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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