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 24, 2007

Shop 9: Serious Progress
Saturday was a very productive day. Dad came and helped and we got lots done. I built an A-frame to bolt to the bucket of the track loader to increase the reach and height. We set all of the vertical steel members. We had to go around and do some shimming to get the veritcals plumb. We installed a couple of the girts to stabalize things and hold everything in alignment. The last thing we did was put up an endwall rafter thingy. We just had enough lift height to get it up there. It was a little tense workling 16 feet in the air with a come-along, spud bar and bolt-nut-washer.
I have to tweak the A-frame to get more height before the main truss spans can be installed. It is pretty exciting to see it come together. Daylight and weather are chasing me now. DMP

3 Comments:

At 10:29 AM, Anonymous Julie said...

Looking good!

 
At 6:30 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dave Dave Dave, you never do things half way, that is a great shop. It was cause Blaine some shop envy.

Gooood Luck Say hi to the family

 
At 7:42 PM, Anonymous Michael said...

Talked to Dad on the phone today. He said you got some of the roof trusses down and wood horizontal pieces. Very cool.

 

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