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Old 03-01-2010, 08:04 PM   #601
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CoCoBolo, that ..'impulse' you feel to do something.."other', up ahead..is called 'imagineering", and I..as well as you have experienced 'bouts' of that 'dimentia"....often...as my wife says..."STICK TO THE GAME PLAN"!! Guess thats why we can't survive without them! Cheers. Weather seems to be good, and no use going 'out' in boat...for 'no reason', but thought I would like to come see your 'digs'..and went back to begiining of your posts to try and see where you are..but still not sure..looks like the channel between Ruxton and DeCourcy in one of the shots...but what is the compass heading from Coffin point to your "driveway"?? Sorry for the inconvenience. Cheers
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nice I like wood
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Old 03-01-2010, 10:47 PM   #603
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Scoggy, I'll get you a GPS for our place. In the meantime here's a few more pics.

Yes, I finally got that long wall all cedar'd. More trouble than I thought at the end. It turned out that one of the boards already up had quite a "kick-up"at one end. Rather difficult to get the next one to match. However, it's done now.
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So when that was done I shifted outside to get going on the first woodshed wall. Naturally, the wood for it is all wet and heavy as ....
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Old 03-01-2010, 10:55 PM   #605
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Since this is a one horse show, note what I did to prevent the wall going over when I lifted it up.

On most construction sites there are lots of beefy guys around to stand walls, not so much here. Usually, you just nail a brace on to each end of any wall you are going to stand, and nail it into place while someone plumbs it.

That would take more than three hands, so I fixed a plumb 2 x 4 to the two corners. All I had to do was to lift the wall & push it into place.

Easier said than done as I couldn't even budge it when it was on the deck.

I pried it up with a Pulaski, pushed 3 short 2 x 4's under the top of the wall, then used the Jackall to get it up this far.
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From there I tried a dead lift. No dice. But it was easy to push one end at a time, so I made up two more stands about 10" higher than the Jackall would reach and tried again.
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By that point I could just barely lift it, but it was the end of the day and I was pretty tired. So I opted for one higher support before I did the final push.
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Right about then the Mrs called me for supper. Of course, I couldn't stop then and up it went. One down, three to go. Or should that be one up...
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Think positive... it is 1 up... :P
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I don't think there's ever been a better example of "where there's a will, there's a way". Great job cocobolo. You're an inspiration to all of us.

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Thank you both....very much.
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Special note to kaesinee.

I like wood too. But then you can probably tell that.

More than that, I am flattered that you would make your first post to my thread. I thank you for that.
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The forecast for today was rain hereabouts. But in between the showers I did the 2nd woodshed wall. More or less the same procedure as the first. Being 2 feet less in length, the weight was noticeably less. No hassle getting it up with the Jackall and wood supports for help.
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So I've been reading and looking at all your wonderful pictures for the past week or so. I finally had to register and post something, telling you how absolutely beautiful your house is going to be. I love all the wood in the home, even more the process it takes you to get the wood. That is very very neat. Nothing like "free" lumber. Great job and keep the updates and pictures coming. One day I hope to have 1/10 of your skill and creativity.

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