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The Shop at the cottage

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Gonna try this posting pics stuff. First is supposed to be the morning the slab was poured in late August.
Tom

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Seems to work; here's a shot of the foundation-28' x 40'
Tom

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Some assembly required.

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Wall framing starts--my favorite part.
TC

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Makin' some progress now.
TC

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Fathre & son. Work harder, not smarter.
TC

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The strongback goes up first.
TC

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Now the first gable end. Turns out the factory made the side chords right, but the top chords were dropped 8" instead of 5-1/2 for the soffit/lookouts.
TC

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These trusses were pretty unwieldy.
TC

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Progress continues. Is it Miller time yet?
TC

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The truss delivery truck could only get to the end of the driveway. Son & I carried some, and used the forklift on some. Never found an easy way to get them down the driveway.
TC

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Finally! All up. Now for a little sheathing...
TC

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A short while later. Oh, yeah--there was that Pentagon thing.
TC

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Mostly ready for roofing and felt now--this was 11/04/01.
TC

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I think my project is a little simpler that this one!
TC

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A sweet little spot you're carving out for yourself... I'm envious. Also looks like the weather is holding out for ya. Keep 'em coming.

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Beautiful shop Tom - Those trusses look like a pain but the end result is great. Having all that head room to flip plywood around in is really nice.I too, am envious.Nice pictures- keep them coming!
Bob

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Tom: Nice looker!

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Thanks, guys--I just wish I could work on it more than weekends. "nuther pic. Don't let osha know, please.
TC

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S'more.

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Helpers got tired. Good crew is hard to find.

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'Nuther.
TC

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Scott, doubting that I know my butt from a hole in the ground. He's like that. But I have a shop and he doesn't. ;o)

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Now, look, Son: this is your left foot--it stays flat.

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Whatta Rack!

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Your pics were all showing up earlier, now they are not showing at all.

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Nice pic, in better times.

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OK, no more shop pics. But look at Osama bin Kitten--she's the new crew boss. I'll start a new discussion for all y'all cat likers. (I'm neutral on cats, but tell my boss that I think kittens are cute, and isn't it nice to have feweer mice).
TC

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tom.. the last pic. that would display was the pentagon one.. after that your extension changed to capital letters and the pictures won't display... somehow or other the format has changed...

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Yeah. Dat's whut I wuz tryin' ta say.

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LUKA,
I don't understand what might be wrong. I'm at the office now, and the jpg files open fine using Netscape. Are they still unavailable for you guys?
Tom