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Old 03-13-2006, 09:26 AM
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I like it alot. Thanks for the Pic's.
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Old 03-13-2006, 09:29 AM
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Nice progress. That lift sure looks handy, also helpful for taking nice pictures.
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Old 03-13-2006, 10:32 AM
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gagiii,that last pic sure is in the nose bleed section for me (don't do good when feet off the ground ) Glad it's comming together for ya sure is looking good
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Old 03-13-2006, 11:58 AM
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gagiii,that last pic sure is in the nose bleed section for me (don't do good when feet off the ground ) Glad it's comming together for ya sure is looking good
that shot was about 2/3 of it's lift limit but the wind was blowwing so hard that it was hard to stay in the basket.
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Old 03-13-2006, 02:18 PM
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I thought my truss drill was tough, walkin' the tie beams and all, but ridin' that bucket, sober, got to leave ya bowlegged with sticky levi's. Nice Job. RED
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Old 03-13-2006, 02:52 PM
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Starting to look like a real building. Good Job!
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Old 03-14-2006, 12:35 AM
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You know doc, all those studs & trusses always make me think of 2 things:
1. old model airplane kits, gluing all those fragile little sticks together and being amazed at how strong they were. I am comforted a lot by all that bracing & the way you bolted the trusses to the walls. That has got to be good.

2. Brian Walker. About thirty years ago I had asked a new builder I knew about contracting my own house - a style he wanted nothing to do with. He recommended I hunt a up guy named Brian Walker, said he was the best framing contracter around at that time. I later lost my appetite for that project after I got a little more education about the impracticality of it but I remembered the name.

Two or three years later, my old buddy Harold & his wife got the new house fever. One Sunday afternoon he corraled me to ride out south of town to look at a new lot he had bought, so we were standing around out there looking at dirt mostly but I kept hearing this framing nailer going rat-tat-tat-tat so I wandered off in the direction of the sound, Harold tagging along. We came upon this tall, lean browned guy in the process of slapping the top plate on some wall sections. We wound up helping him stand up the last wall of the frame on about a 2500 sq ft house. He said he just had a couple of bedroom closets, 2 little partitions each & that would wind up his day, and all the walls on that house. Turned out he had chalked the slab the previous afternoon while he was waiting for delivery of his framing package, started early that Sunday morning & finished the walls before dark. By himself - he always worked by himself as it turned out. Said it kept him out of trouble with the government. So I asked him how long he estimated before he finished that house. "Nine days, dried in." He said he did one house a month, took 21 days off, then did another. He charged the same as a framing crew ($3000 and in 1975 or '76, that was pretty fair wages), worked 9 straight days and went home. His name was Brian Walker.
I was awestruck; hell, I am still filled with admiration for that guy and I have never seen him since.

So I look at the building threads here every day; DDA is giving us the lesson in concrete, Red is building his concrete block castle, Cary & crew slapped up that steel building in what seemed to me like record time & here you are with your stick frame shop. Four very good and very different building threads in 4 very different climates with their particular demands & needs. All equally impressive and interesting to me.

I think there is something in the nature of all men and little boys that loves to see a building going up, especially when we know it's going to be a shop
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Old 03-14-2006, 12:54 AM
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Old 03-14-2006, 08:05 AM
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Thanks guys for the comments. So far it's been a lot of fun, esspecially since there is no rush and we can work at our own pace. When we put the trusses up the wind was howlling at my back (out of the south) at about 20 and times 30 mph. We propped and braced them as best we could but they are still leaning slightly towards the back of the shop. Talk to my contractor friend yesterday and he said they would not even attempted to put them up in that wind but with a "come-a-long and a little luck (and less wind) they will ussually straighten with no problem. I hope so. He also said we could knock the lathe of the first and last truss, staighten them and let the rest fall where they may. That's a project for this weekend since I'm on call and maybe we will have time to try.
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Old 03-19-2006, 10:29 AM
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It's coming down this morning, My "west nile" seems to be a litle better. But I'm trying to stay dry so I can shake this mess. So I have an asthetic question for the group. We Just reroofed the large animal pens at the clinic and I got the old tin, It's 1983 model large corrigate it's really in good shape except for a few rust spots on the top, The underside (was laying on stryrofoam insulation) looks brand new. I was wondering what ya'll thought about sealing th inside of my shop with this tin? There will be 4" of stryrofoam insulation between this tin and the outside metal.
Any comments??
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