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Blog entry by patron posted 11-23-2019 01:10 AM 480 reads 0 times favorited 29 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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hi there folks: seems it has been years since i did another post to this blog. i have gotten some PM’s asking about the shop build, and have wanted to do another, but as life dictates our actions at times, never did get around to it. so i will give some ongoing work not only to the shop, but the house as well.

last blog i had just gotten a new (to me) suv. something i finally paid off thru the last 4 years.

so let’s see if i can highlight whats been ongoing in that time

started out by adding 16 lights under the shop.
and skirting it in to keep winter cold at bay

inside a sheet goods rack was built

then some work in the old shop
walls to make 2 bedrooms
there were 4 2×4x16’ walls to do here
hallway entrance and and shop hallway and closet inside bedrooms

back outside again shop delivery porch

which brings us to the sheet insulation (2 layers of 3/4” staggered seams)
that have been added outside the house/shop to save on heating costs.
that led to a ceiling hung heater in the shop and a propane line to it

and a closet for shop firewood

and since the shop/house roof water was still coming under the house storage area, a drainage was needed there to carry water away. dome in a french drain style, plastic sheet, gravel, 4” slit drain line, more gravel and tar paper over to keep sand out of the drain line

i went to colorado to a prayer service
and got to sit next to lady that asked me if i was the guy that made all the boxes in use there
she had heard me talking with the farm owner outside
about maybe borrowing his tractor (something i been trying to get for years)

when i answered yes
she said her dad had passed 5 years before and left her the farm and she gave me the tractor he used (it was down and out all that time) with a wonderful friend along went and found it and ultimately brought it home where it is running off and on. it’s got flat on the big rear wheel now
used it to jerk sagebrush from the shop delivery drive and the ongoing things.

got a call one night from a friend ‘down east’. his 120 year old house he was doing a foundation curb on. it was old style 6’ deep trench with granite boulders layed in. had caved in, exposing a two story wall unsupported for 28’.
got on a plane and arrived the next evening

to this

the first week got rubble cleared

and built a form for the new foundation

and another friend that lived close by
would come help from time to time

second week we poured 7 yards of concrete

then the stem wall to the house beam was framed and poured
just as the form was topping out the form broke

knocking my part time helper friend and i off the big concrete block
both were on the floor with the form on us and the wet cement on the form
helper got up and went to the hospital his hand got some splints and pins
i stayed and raked more concrete into another smaller form while owner cleaned up the mess and saved the forms to be built again and scribed to the granite boulders

here i am after the concreet was done that day

after it all i was admitted to the hospital and bruised and battered

fortunately no broken bones or blood vessels got injured
my whole left side got crushed my left leg swollen for months afterwards

came home and got back to work here
i just had my 75th birthday
and figure if i stay focused and busy
things will keep working
by the grace of God

well for now
thanks for stoping in

bless you all

and remember

-- 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 11-23-2019 01:33 AM

Hey you old coot. Good to see you. Been a while

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

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Joe Lyddon

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#2 posted 11-23-2019 01:33 AM

OMG… You have been through HELL and survived! Thank God!

Glad you’re OK.

What happened to the house job where the accident happened? Someone else finish it up?

Your shop is looking real good…

Thank you for the update…

Happy belated 75th birthday!!

What shape are you in now? Can you work without pain?
What are you planning on doing next?

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: https://www.ncwoodworker.net/forums/index.php

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patron

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#3 posted 11-23-2019 01:35 AM

thanks gary
been getting older
but still going

how about yourself

-- 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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#4 posted 11-23-2019 01:39 AM

yep joe
you know the old gezzer story

wake up
think about what to do

go back to sleep

i went back again and did some inside work
stairs and framing
owner doing things there on weekends
he will have crews come in for sheetrock and whatever else needed
he still wan’t me to come back and do more

waiting to see when that might be

-- 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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tyvekboy

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#5 posted 11-23-2019 01:51 AM

David. Good to see you’re keeping busy. I haven’t been posting for over 2 years cause been busy myself adding on to my shop & house. Hope to blog about the adventure when i run out of things to do.

Have a happy Thanksgiving.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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justoneofme

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#6 posted 11-23-2019 02:19 AM

Good to see your alive and still kicking up lots of sawdust … not to mention messing around with lots of concrete too! Thanks for the very interesting update and I do hope you’re healing well David!!

-- Elaine in Duncan

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patron

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#7 posted 11-23-2019 02:28 AM

it’s taken me 55 years
to realize i’m not 20 anymore

like many now
somewhat lost
and somewhat found

nothing to prove anymore anyway

which is a good thing

enjoy the holidays
and thanks for checking in

-- 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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Don Broussard

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#8 posted 11-23-2019 02:40 AM

Hey David. That blowout could have ended horribly! Glad to hear you both made it out of that space.

Your new shop is looking good. Do you have a move-in date?

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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JL7

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#9 posted 11-23-2019 02:41 AM

Holy crap…it’s patron…...good to hear from you!

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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patron

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#10 posted 11-23-2019 02:43 AM

hi don

all my dates moved out

so on with the show here

the shop is usable
just cluttered for now

sure miss me some eddie

God bless

-- 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 11-23-2019 02:54 AM

hi jeff

like many here
i don’t LJ as much as before
mostly when a bud posts something
and i get a notice

keep up the good works
i do enjoy seeing them

-- 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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#12 posted 11-23-2019 03:40 AM

Good to hear from you again David!

Gettin old ain’t for sissies I always say but wisdom does come with it…...

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese! http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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patron

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#13 posted 11-23-2019 04:20 AM

along with some blank spots
confusing days
head scratching
fiberglass hulls
and lots of naps

-- 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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JL7

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#14 posted 11-23-2019 05:45 AM

Thanks for the Eddie photo! I miss that big guy….......

I need to start building again…....thanks for the boost…........

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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Praki

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#15 posted 11-23-2019 05:52 AM

Over the years, I have wondered about you and your workshop. Good to see the progress and impressed with what you do at 75! Keep it going David!

-- Praki, Aspiring Woodworker

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