The framing for the new workshop is underway. I'm doing as much myself
as I can, both because until the shop is up and running I'm operating
without an income of my own and because I want to.
so standing up walls alone is a bit of a challenge. I got help for
some of them, but I worked out a way to lift even big walls
pics on flickr:
I raised the gable ends (rake head windows) in the center section of
my house by myself. The wall are 22' wide by 15' at the peak.
Had I gone the traditional route and got friends/family to help me,
there would have been a very good chance of someone getting hurt.
The way I did it, had something gone wrong, only a few 2 by's would
have been damaged.
On Jan 17, 8:02 pm, email@example.com wrote:
I'm hoping to be done, oh, about a year ago. the delays have been
many and obstreperous. this project is more than just the shop- there
are some porches connecting to buildings and a fairly radical
reframing or both of those roofs. I have a month or two to go on this,
many hands make light work, or so they say. the first wall wouldn't
have been easy to raise this way, so I got a small crowd of guys for
the lift. it was definitely quicker, but as it was a finger got a bit
smashed. no big damages, but with a bunch of guys running around the
potential is there.
yep, them's the Catalinas.
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