The Joys of Carpentry

As opposed to wood-working.
Just finished an 8'X8" garden shed. TP twobys, 1/2" TP ply and then clad with cedar planks. What a hoot!
Measuring to the nearest 1/4" or 1/2"instead of a 32nd. Hell, don't measure - throw a board up, mark the line and cut. 24 tooth circular saw blade that spews chips, not dust. Bosch recip with the shark tooth blade to even the ends and corners. No cabinet saws or Starrett squares, a speed square is close enough. BIG square drive deck screws, not the tweeny little #4 brass SOBs where the phillips head can't take 5 inch pounds without getting buggered up. A real hammer! Pound those 16d nails - three strikes and you're flush, so pop it one more time for the fun of it! To hell with a striking knife - carpenter's pencil that leaves a line 1/16 wide - cut close, not on. If it doesn't quite fit, that's what the hammer's for!
Cheez it's nice to just whale away at something, and if it's 1" out of square or plumb, WTF.
Vent off.
Regards.
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Tom B wrote: > As opposed to wood-working. > > Just finished an 8'X8" garden shed. TP twobys, 1/2" TP ply and then > clad with cedar planks. What a hoot! <snip the construction details>
By chance, you been suffering from cabin fever?
Lew
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LOL!!!
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On Sun, 15 Apr 2007 05:00:27 GMT, Lew Hodgett

Not any more!
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Carpentry? You described a lot of my woodworking!
-- Mark
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