My Sky Color

A forty something Dad, Husband, Engineer guy living in Western Oregon. Reflections on all things in life. A few technical things and whatever else comes along.

Monday, September 26, 2005

An Engineer Through and Through

So the wood shed is coming along good but has now come to a stand still due to a lack of building materials. For the record... I love free stuff!

So my parents just reworked the deck in their backyard. The 2x4 decking they removed is good and available. So now I have a line on a total of 100, 10 foot and 12 foot 2x4's. Whoo Hooo!

Oh crud I traded my road worthy pickup for a new vehicle. The new wheels (I'll cover the new car soon) doesn't have a trailer hitch... So how do I haul all these 2x4's? Calling in a favor and getting Dad's help has the logistal plan is coming together. Hmmm now for 6 sheets of plywood for the roof.

The image above is a 3D solids model of the shed. It really isn't required to get the job done, but having a plan makes it go faster. Once I have worked in out in ProE I know which direction to go.

I figured out the other night that I starting building the shed too close to the barn for the overhang I intended. The "mobile shed" concept will get tested sooner than planned. DMP


At 2:04 PM, Anonymous Julie said...

I like your wood shed. Sounds like you have been very busy with building and travel, etc.
We are doing the usual around here - school, soccer games and homework. The court of honor was very nice. Hope Spenser can still get his head through doorways!

At 2:18 PM, Blogger Carly said...

What the....? You traded your sweet pickup? Are you talking about the four door or the Landcruiser? Say it aint so!

At 7:30 PM, Anonymous Michael said...

Just rhino-line the trunk of the Caddi and bungycord the lid. You ought to be able to fit quite a few 2X4's in there.

Holden and I went camping this last weekend and even completed a hike. It was wonderful.



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