SHOP ALONG #13: goodness gracious

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Blog entry by patron posted 05-11-2014 08:30 PM 2819 reads 0 times favorited 40 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 12: SPECIAL BLESSING Part 13 of SHOP ALONG series Part 14: just go for it »

last we were here with the shop build
i had raised and nailed 4 sheets to the roof

my friend daniel was coming down to help the following sunday/monday
i got a call from another bud to go sheetrock their outhouse
and show him how to tape it
since work involving wood and mud is a thrill
i went and did that and came home with some cash to proceed here

another old friend lucy also came by from california
and proceeded to clean the living room and help get me ready for the breakfast table finish
and run the winch for the panel raising

well the weather was really bad
so i called daniel and asked him to wait till the next weekend

he showed up sunday anyway at noon while the wind was howling outside
and we raised and nailed 46 sheets of 3/4”osb t&g
(that was the storm that created 100 tornadoes recently)
we got the sheets up and nailed with just a 1’ gap at the peak both sides
which we finished off the next morning

my neighbor (buddy’s mom) called a few days later to congratulate me
she had spent the day in her house expecting her roof to blow off

the following weekend my neighbor TE came to help roll out
and nail down the underlayment plastic to actually seal the roof

till i get some metal sheets for that
the underlayment is good for 6 months before the uv rays break it down
so got some time to work towards that

during the week i did go and do another work
for another friend and came home and went to the box store
and got a door and a window

with a roll of 6mil plastic i sealed 1 other window and a door

and one downwind has a ‘curtain’ on it so i can get cross draft inside

as it could be a while before insulation comes along

the wind has been as bad as ever
and the plastic was driving me nuts flapping around
so some ‘spring boards’ to keep them taught were in order

yesterday the big door got paneled to each side
but this morning the wind was back
so i decided to panel it fully
and the other front window too
thats where the wind comes from
and working with the plastic in the wind on a high ladder
was just not cool
so solid it is there now

when the floor was flooding from the rain and snow
i don’t know why it took me a few years to just drill some holes in it
to drain the water
those and air leaks around the shop
(door window and trusses)
so i went around stuffing blanket insulation into any light leak places i could find
and cut the draft down considerably there

here is the shop today inside
and even though there is panels on the windows
i am getting good light

as i still have electric insulation paneling metal roof to do
it will be a while before i can move in completely there
first another floor needs to be added over the ‘spongy’ one
before it can hold the main tools
but i figure that it will be a good place to store the stuff
that has been clogging my existing shop
so i can work in it relatively easy again

i am enjoying the journey here
it keeps me young and healthy
and gives me something to do
besides wasting away in a chair
watching dumb things on TV

since things are at least temporarily ‘closed in’
i am going to go visit my good bud eddie
and eat some crawdads
and meet my LJ buds that can make that trip

thank you all for all the encouragement thru-out this build
it means allot to me

have a safe one
and a happy mothers day

-- 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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Joe Lyddon

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#1 posted 05-11-2014 08:38 PM

Wonderful work, David!

It’s nice to see you making REAL progress on your shop!

That’s going to be a Dream shop!

It’s good that winter is over…

Thank you for the update…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:

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#2 posted 05-11-2014 08:47 PM

I’d come out and take the Nickel tour
but I feel like I just did!
Great Pics and Blog David
and Fantastic that you got a roof over your shop…
Outrageous, that you did it in high winds!
I’m surprised one of you didn’t sail off to Old Mexico!!

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

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#3 posted 05-11-2014 08:59 PM

Yahoo. Congrats.

Raise a cold lemonade for me,

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#4 posted 05-11-2014 09:01 PM

It won’t be long now.

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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#5 posted 05-11-2014 09:04 PM

thanks joe
a dream it has been and is still
not to sure about winter yet
it an spring seem to be discussing it still
altho the primrose are blooming here
(first flowers as they are called in spanish)

howdy michael
you certainly did the tour
just a year ago you were here nailing and raising the first wall
hope spring has sprung for you there finally

-- 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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#6 posted 05-11-2014 09:09 PM

hi steve
i’ll have a cold prune juice with you
thanks for stopping in
and you too scott
won’t be long is right
about to take a nap here

all you guys back east
this wind may be coming at you again
be cool !

-- 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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#7 posted 05-11-2014 09:41 PM

That is GREAT news! That OSB in the wind was an adventure that I’m glad is over. But you “got er done” and survived so all is good.

It really is a wonderful looking shop.

Travel safe to eddie’s.

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

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#8 posted 05-11-2014 09:43 PM

That is a lot of work complete in such weather, great movement forward

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#9 posted 05-11-2014 09:56 PM

im so happy for you david, and what a wonderful bunch of friends who have come and helped with this great project, i hope to see pictures soon of you inside, doing your beautiful work, you wont be able to adjust to the regained space in the house…this is wonderful…grizz

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

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#10 posted 05-11-2014 10:49 PM

David—Amen to the comment about keeping busy and away from tv…I must confess that box sucks me in too much…

What an amazing story…your hard work is coming to fruition…congrats! !!!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#11 posted 05-11-2014 11:16 PM

Really coming along there beautifully brother.
You will be done in no time !
Stay safe.

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#12 posted 05-11-2014 11:27 PM

You SURE you’re building a shop??? That thing looks big enough to be a HOTEL !

Lookin’ good!

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#13 posted 05-11-2014 11:52 PM

Looking good David. Wish I could pop in and have a look as we will be travelling near you but unfortunately on an organised tour.

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

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#14 posted 05-12-2014 12:00 AM

I am so glad you are getting your arms around your project.
It will be nice that you have some breathing room.
You are definitely living up to my image of superman.
Work safe,

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Monte Pittman

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#15 posted 05-12-2014 12:07 AM

Have fun at the boil. Wish I could be there.

Shop is looking great. Always good to see progress.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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