Building my dream shop #7: Constant change

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Blog entry by rep posted 06-21-2010 08:57 PM 2201 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 6: It is official Part 7 of Building my dream shop series Part 8: Mobile home nightmare »

Well, we have decided to purchase a used mobile home and move out to the new property instead of waiting until the house is built. It will probably be 4-5 years before the house is complete, so the money spent on rent will cover a decent (temporary) mobile home. So we purchased a ‘89 single wide and have started getting things ready to move it in.
Have to widen the drive way a bit, and work on expanding a right turn to back it into place.

In a previous life, I climbed poles for the cable company, so I strapped on some hooks and set about limbing a pine that I needed to drop.
Tree top RickTrimming
Boy, it has been a long time since I climbed a pole. Could only manage about an hour before I had to come down. The 100 degree heat and muscle fatigue were too much. Got the tree down, but took out another small tree in the process. Oh well…I guess it still qualifies as “woodworking”.

Also got some timbers laid down and ready for sawing up a bunch of pine for framing lumber. Ran out of time, so the milling will have to wait til next weekend – unless the trailer move takes priority. Hope to get the trailer moved this week or next.

-- rick

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#1 posted 06-21-2010 09:38 PM

Looks scary to me Rick

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#2 posted 06-21-2010 11:15 PM

Hmm, only an hour in 100* weather…sheesh, I would have been happy to get up and down the tree in one piece. Sounds like you did a fair amount of work; good work and good luck with the milling.

-- Men have become the tools of their tools. - Henry David Thoreau

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#3 posted 04-17-2011 03:05 AM

Man, you are my hero. YOu are a man of many talents. No sarcasm.

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