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Blog series by canadianchips updated 10-02-2016 08:14 AM 6 parts 5367 reads 24 comments total

Part 1: The start

09-23-2016 01:40 AM by canadianchips | 4 comments »

YES. I am building my own workshop….....had plans to move old barn, that fell through. The site I have found is a friends property. It already had a cement pad 24×32 . The original building is no longer there. I started 3 days ago. I am thinking I can build the shell for very low dollars. I salvaged metal from a hail storm. 34 ft sheets for $34. Works out to about 1/3 cost of new metal in this part of Canada.The design is a horse barn style. 16 ft slope along north to 12 ft peak, ...

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Part 2: PART TWO

09-25-2016 11:52 PM by canadianchips | 3 comments »

Was hoping to have all the tin on and the purlins on roof.DID NOT Happen ! Rained all day yesterday. Tried 5 different times and got soaked each time !250lbs of OLD MAN soaking wet is NOT a pretty site!Today was sunny.WINDY as ever…....of course.Managed some small sheets of tin.Finished rafters…....almost ! 1 2×6x9’ SHORT.During the wind this morning I was bracing a little more than planned. Guess I used one 2×6 for that !Hopefully tomorrow is nice̷...

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Part 3: Part 3

09-27-2016 11:31 PM by canadianchips | 6 comments »

Making good progress…....(Im getting old) things take longer now…......lolToday was fantastic day. My friends helped with tin in morning. Hung it while they were there. When they left I screwed it all on ! They have jobs. They helped for 1 1/2 hr. 2 people.Installed the main walkin door. No roof but i have a door ? AND now I REST !

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Part 4: Number Four

09-29-2016 03:46 AM by canadianchips | 2 comments »

More progress today.Finished roof over drive entrance.Almost finished roof on south side.Partial finished one gable end.Put all the roof on so far ALONE…..slow…..start one corner, climb another ladder to line up rib, then work way down…..Tomorrow getting young help for long stuff. He is a student I used this summer. Good working young man.Forecast is RAIn for weekend….need to get this done ! All my other work in area is on hold till I get my space .There will be lots ...

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Part 5: Day 5

09-30-2016 01:37 AM by canadianchips | 3 comments »

Weather cooperated today. Slight breeze, okay to hang tin. Kid showed up after school. 3:30 to 6:30 we had the north side on ! The boy was good ! Helped BIG TIME.I have few small pieces to finish. East wall gable end. TRIM. Buying the corners and ridge cap is more money than all the tin !Since I already have hail dents I think I will take the time and cut trim.I went inside to clean up tonight.With the roof on…....its DARK inside….lolTonight I am overtired. Climbing for past 5 da...

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Part 6: Tool layout

10-02-2016 08:14 AM by canadianchips | 6 comments »

Well I have the roof on. Need to finish trim, Carried most of my stationary tools in today. Had to go to 4 different storage areas, one more trailer full tomorr ow and thats it.YIKES. How did I manage to get so many?I tend to be a hoarder when it comes to tools.7 table saws. 3 from Ontario (where I lived for several years)3 from ALberta where I also lived for 12 years1 from SASK, where I started my business 1976.They are all sitting there ….....there is a BUZZ on I think ...

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