Workshop #8: Walls (part 3) and the roof begins

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Blog entry by Callum Kendall posted 07-20-2008 11:25 PM 1530 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 7: Base (part 6) and the walls start to go up! Part 8 of Workshop series Part 9: A big update! »

Today was another productive day, as my friend was able to help again. We put up the rest of the wall sections and also made the front peice, allowing for a 6’ double door opening. Then we secured the walls to the base and to each other, using screws. We then moved onto the matter which is the roof, we started off by creating two turnkeys out of some scrap. We attached them at each end of the shop using clamps and screws. The ridge beam was only 16’ long so we had to join two of them together, I have been told in the past that a scarf joint is the best way of doing this. After joining the two peices together we lifted it into place. Tomorrow we will hopefully start on the roof joists, and then fixing the ply.








Oh yeah, My new drill and inpact driver should arrive tomorrow so that will be a big help :-)



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#1 posted 07-21-2008 02:29 AM

Nice progress, as a carpenter trainee you did a nice job on the framing.

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#2 posted 07-21-2008 02:49 AM

Hi Callum;

Your certainly making some progress.


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#3 posted 07-21-2008 06:22 AM

Its great to have a helper Callum especially on the roof.

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

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#4 posted 07-24-2008 05:54 AM

Very impressive.

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#5 posted 07-26-2008 08:36 PM

its all coming together now!

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#6 posted 08-09-2008 05:41 PM

Looks great. It looks like a shop already.

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