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SHOP ALONG #15: shop roof done - bittersweet

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Blog entry by patron posted 08-08-2014 05:49 PM 2311 reads 0 times favorited 39 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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well the roof is finally metal clad

a friend helped purchase it
it has been here for over a month waiting

the wind and rain was as steady as ever
this spring so when to do it was the question

my bud daniel was going to come at different weekends
but his own stuff blocked that till this last weekend

he showed up about 2 saturday
and i was ready with the ‘ramp’

me below and him on the roof
i clamped a rope halfway along the edge
(they are 17’ long so 8 1/2’ to center balance)
and he hauled them up one by one (30)
and stacked them there

daniel was not feeling to good
so i sent him home right away

most of this week as i could
i placed more panels (two screws each
to keep them right
then snapped lines for all the field screws
and punched a starter hole
so my battery impact driver wouldn’t wear down to quickly
knowing i could get them on alone

finally got them all this morning
and the ridge cap and seals too

i would like to thank everyone that helped me along this 4 year project
i have done most of the work alone here
but some LJ’s like littlecope and eddie actually came here and did some of the work with me
and many here have helped too
with all the comments and encouragements i get to these blogs

again THANK YOU ALL !

the bittersweet part still hurts
while we were up on the roof
my dog buddy died

he was at his gf’s house
turns out he was poisoned
by the guys that kill the coyotes around here (tainted meat left around)

it will be awhile for me to get over this
we had many good times together

we buried him there watching over his gf and her mom

rest in peace my friend

other progress while waiting for the roof
i have done 10’ x 40’ of new particle board floor

every 8’ along the floor i did ‘service stations’
each will have 2 quad electric boxes
with duplex 220v and 110v outlets
each plug on a separate breaker to have options
for all the various tools and what they might draw
and a 6” main vacuum line and air fitings
so each can supply power and vacuum and air
where the tools are without stuff laying on the floor
or dropping down from overhead

there will be 12 in all 3 rows of 4 as the flooring continues
and plugs and services along the walls too

i did spray can foam around the truss cutouts
in the upper wall to keep the wind and bugs out

still working out the electric and insulation (will be a while yet)
but did move my wood stove to a good spot
hope to have the roof box in place soon
and some lights and insulation on the ceiling soon
(at least before winter)

well thats it for now folks
need to go show my brother joe’s place
hope to rent to own it (or just sell outright)
so i can keep going with the shop
and start using it soon

have a great 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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Gary

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#1 posted 08-08-2014 06:04 PM

Shop looks absolutely great David. It’s going to make lots of folks jealous

Really sorry to hear about Buddie

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

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#2 posted 08-08-2014 06:11 PM

Looks wonderful David and I would be lying if I said I wasn’t a little jealous (of the result not of all the work). I hope we see a lot of great projects coming out of there. Very sorry to hear about your losing Buddy. I hope his spirit goes to a wonderful dog heaven.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#3 posted 08-08-2014 06:25 PM

Lookin’ good from here David!! Sorry about Buddy.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#4 posted 08-08-2014 06:29 PM

david, i am so sorry about buddy, it makes me heartsick…i know how much you loved him and all the times you had together, it makes me mad as to how he died..i wish i could do something, but i’ve been down this road myself, and it was with a beloved dog, had gotten into some kind of poison, and as hard as i tried to get him to the vet in time, i didn’t make it….and i know like you i was a mess for some time…so im sorry david…....i am very happy you now have a solid roof and comes rain or shine your shop is now pretty safe…i know this has been a long road, and you have amazed me with how you have accomplished this mostly on your own…i’m mighty proud of you and an happy for you also, i wish i could have been one to come and help, but with my back you might as well have an anchor around your neck, but if i could i would have…God bless you, and i know a day will come when you will see buddy again, i really do believe God will let us be with the pets we have had here…some people might not believe that, but i sure do…im so proud of you david…

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

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Bricofleur

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#5 posted 08-08-2014 06:33 PM

Well thought, and a great job. Thank you for the update. It’s a pleasure to follow the build, even from far away !

All the best buddy,

Serge

http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. -- http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

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littlecope

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#6 posted 08-08-2014 06:34 PM

Glad to hear about the Paneling getting on, Sad to hear about Buddy…
You have had a time of it, losing your Brother, your Daughter, and now even your Dog…
Through it all though, work has continued on your Shop!
I know there is lots more work to do, but the structural phase is over, Congratulations!
I hope, that this will be an end to your “losses phase” too my Friend, you deserve some better days…

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

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patron

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#7 posted 08-08-2014 06:36 PM

thanks guys

got a reprieve on going out today
will do that tomorrow
food and a nap maybe now
the pressure to save the shop is slackened some
still waiting for one more row of flooring
so i can move all the tools into it

-- 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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#8 posted 08-08-2014 06:40 PM

Looking good David. I’m very sorry to hear about your friend Buddy. I understand the reason for controlling the coyotes, but the problem is that our furry friends don’t understand. That’s a lot of work for one man. If you were closer I’d love to lend a hand. Couldn’t have built my house or garage without help from friends and family.

-- 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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Joe Lyddon

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#9 posted 08-08-2014 06:45 PM

Very Sorry about Buddy… he was a good dog… Damn shame by the way he died!!

Your shop is progressing beautifully!! You’re doing a GREAT job!

Each Outlet on a separate Circuit! That must take one bunch of WIRE!! ... How many Fuse/Breaker boxes do you have for all those breakers? Sounds good 220 & 120 right there where you need it when you need it! COOL!

Nice to see you on the Home Stretch!! Looks like you will be turning some stuff on real soon, if not right now! (?)

Thanks for the Update!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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eddie

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#10 posted 08-08-2014 06:53 PM

David so sorry to hear of Buddy know it hurts to loss a loved one ,

he and Ghost are haveing a great time and you will see them again one day

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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patron

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#11 posted 08-08-2014 06:58 PM

hey joe

all the tools in there do work now
just need to move extensions and vacuum
to use any one of them
and without all the flooring in place
have to ‘cluster’ the tools
where there is solid floor to hold them

can at least work inside for a while
up on the roof was a real challenge
one bad move and overboard

like daniel said
‘don’t fall off the roof
or you won’t need a roof’

-- 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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#12 posted 08-08-2014 07:01 PM

know that having the roof on before winter takes a load off ya, its really starting to take shape ,sure wish i was closer miss our all nite talks ,maybe one day i can get back over your way ,keep your head up my friend ,shop is looking awesome

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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patron

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#13 posted 08-08-2014 07:03 PM

beautiful eddie

thank you for that

i believe our pets are angels
sent to help us in this journey
the timelines are different between us
as we need many different lessons

each brings a special one

-- 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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SPalm

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#14 posted 08-08-2014 07:06 PM

Great job on the build David. That is looking wonderful.

I just gave my dog a big hug. Pets ought to come with a sign that says that they will break your heart someday. But it is better to have known them than to live alone. My heart goes out to you.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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patron

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#15 posted 08-08-2014 07:19 PM

seems we have our own ‘needs’ steve
when we think about getting pets

but the ones we really need
come to us as they seem to know
just what’s missing in our lives

ghost taught me love and commitment

buddy showed me joy and acceptance

-- 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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