MrEarl

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About this time I recall listening to this guy a lot, in-particular this song. Went somethin like this... 

 

But I swear that God is there every time I glare in the eyes of my best friend
Says my son it's all been done and someday your gonna wake up old and gray
So go and try to have some fun showing warmth to everyone
You meet and greet and cheat along the way

 

Click it and listen if ya like, if not just pass it by...

 

 

 

 

 

Really lovin working with this old yellow pine, most of it is bordering on old heart pine. Every saw cut I make, I get a whiff of lighter.

 

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A good friend from Nashville started feeling sorry for me working by myself so he came down and helped install another layer of blue board on the interior. Along with a little drinkin and cigar smokin....what else are good friends for

 

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After he had enough, I started on the outside with blue board in between the girts and taped good.

 

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and finally the sheathing. I love putting this stuff up, goes fast and you get a lot to show for a days work.

 

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27 minutes ago, Ben Bruce aka First Born said:

Looks GOOD Lamar.  

 

  Ben

 

Thanks Ben... gettin there. Never arriving, always just getting there  :mellow:

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If I ever get there I’ll for sure let you know brother 

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Having seen the garage at its current point and now reading this thread just emphasizes all the hard work you've put into this!  

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3 minutes ago, 39BuickEight said:

Love the flag!  I took delivery of some old barn metal last week to use on my inside walls. 

 

Cool.      "took delivery" .... not familiar with that term. :lol:    I'll be using the small corrugated tin for 4 ft wainscoat then 2x6's from there 8 ft up.

 

So start a thread and show us what you're doing to your garage.  I am looking to have a early Buick script type flag made for the front of the garage "someday".

 

 

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2 hours ago, wndsofchng06 said:

Having seen the garage at its current point and now reading this thread just emphasizes all the hard work you've put into this!  

 

Yea, didn't no couple of big Huey helicopters come in and drop it off, tha's for sure.   Thanks Matt, I appreciate your appreciation of it. And I know you know how things go when working alone. I'm hoping to get some help when I get started on the inside

 

1 hour ago, avgwarhawk said:

Looking great, Lamar!  

 

Thanks Chris, appreciate that.

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1 hour ago, MrEarl said:

 

Cool.      "took delivery" .... not familiar with that term. :lol:    I'll be using the small corrugated tin for 4 ft wainscoat then 2x6's from there 8 ft up.

 

So start a thread and show us what you're doing to your garage.  I am looking to have a early Buick script type flag made for the front of the garage "someday".

 

 

Here is my place:

 

I've been working on the inside lately, and I need to post some interior pics, but it's a mess right now with various contraction materials/tools/etc strewn about.

 

Once again, like the link to my car's restoration, on a pc there is some random image on the link that's not mine.  Odd.

 

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Im really impressed with how much reused material is going into this and how good it looks.  That old yellow pine lumber is far better than what you can buy these days and that insulation board is saving you gobs of money and your design makes it work.  There’s also a lot of details that may seem minor but I think they make a big difference; like wrapping the sheet metal around the corner and the metal trim around your windows. 

 

I know there’s much left to be done (at this point in your thread) but I’m wondering how much planning you did to this point.  Did you already know electrical requirements? Gas? Communication lines?  Compressed air?  There are a few do-overs I wish I had before pouring that floor.

 

Last night I was in the lumber aisle and saw 16ft 2x6’s were $14.83.  I couldn’t believe it.  One large pole I milled made 22 of them. 

 

Well, it’s looking great.  Everything so straight and square and I don’t give a lot of credit to that 8-ft level; it won’t run itself.

 

 

 

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In my opinion the truck would be more welcome than the Mustang. 

 

Google Maps tells me it's a 24 hour drive from hear to Athens, along with border crossing, tolls, and a time zone change. Who knows what I'd be prepared to bring. Flying is easier for that sort of distance. 

 

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On 1/12/2018 at 3:52 PM, 39BuickEight said:

I've been working on the inside lately, and I need to post some interior pics, but it's a mess right now with various contraction materials/tools/etc strewn about.

 

Awesome garage Billy. Amazed at the number of workers on that roof and probably more on the back side. Really makes me stop and think that I should be hiring out more of my labor as I start on the next phase of mine (the interior).  Sorry to see your thread not down here in the Buick - Garages and Memorabilia forum but understand you probably started it up there before this existed. But uhhh, I can fix that for you if you'd like. :P :)

 

On 1/12/2018 at 9:29 PM, JoelsBuicks said:

Im really impressed with how much reused material is going into this and how good it looks.  That old yellow pine lumber is far better than what you can buy these days and that insulation board is saving you gobs of money and your design makes it work.  There’s also a lot of details that may seem minor but I think they make a big difference; like wrapping the sheet metal around the corner and the metal trim around your windows. 

 

Thanks again Joel. Great to have someone so appreciative of the salvaged material and that shares my view of it's visual appeal. And that has an eye for detail. Wrapping that tin around the corner here is just temporary but is a test fit for other corners that I may elect to do the same thing to.

 

On 1/12/2018 at 9:29 PM, JoelsBuicks said:

I know there’s much left to be done (at this point in your thread) but I’m wondering how much planning you did to this point.  Did you already know electrical requirements? Gas? Communication lines?  Compressed air?  There are a few do-overs I wish I had before pouring that floor.

 

The main approach to planning was to keep it simple. The only water that will be in the building will be a sink in the rear where I will have an on demand hot water heater and a gray water drain system. I had a new meter and big 220 panel installed. The electrical layout will be done with a bit of pre-planning and sketching as to receptacles and lights. I have an electrician friend who will be working with me to lay it out, I run the wire and he returns to work with me in installing receptacles and light boxes.  Compressed air will likely be copper on the exterior of the walls, but also considering using the RapidAir 3/4 inch HDPE tubing inside the walls for the long runs.  Communication lines may present a challenge. I really don't want to pay for another land line but all the metal makes receiving router signals tough. I have some things in mind though.

 

On 1/12/2018 at 9:29 PM, JoelsBuicks said:

Last night I was in the lumber aisle and saw 16ft 2x6’s were $14.83.  I couldn’t believe it.  One large pole I milled made 22 of them. 

 

 

Yea, don't them little price signs put a smile on your face.  And around here you really don't know what kind of wood you're buying, they just refer to it as "White Wood".

 

On 1/12/2018 at 9:29 PM, JoelsBuicks said:

Well, it’s looking great.  Everything so straight and square and I don’t give a lot of credit to that 8-ft level; it won’t run itself.

 

ha ha ha, Yea, Ol' Yeller is my buddy for walls and transferring level marks on pins etc. As you know the length of a level to use should be inversely proportionate to the degree of accuracy needed. I think I said that right, in other words the higher degree of accuracy the shorter the level. Hell I love string levels.  :lol:

 

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OK, time to start prettying it up a bit with some trim. After all "It's the Little Things" that make a difference. 

 

 

 

 

Trimmed the back doors out with some of the old yellow pine 2X's.
Another shot of how tight the rings are in this old pine. The wood is so dense the weight of each board is probably twice that of new "white wood". I have no worry about sealing it well initially and resealing every 5-6 years and it holding up to the elements.

 

 

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I like to use the little beveled rain caps over the doors and windows and leave about a 1/8 inch gap between the wood and concrete at the bottom to keep the pine from soaking up water. It helps

 

 

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Laying out the tin for the back side. Kowpi and Nellie Belle playing hide and go seek.

 

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Trying to blend the new in with the old

 

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Note the rusty galvanized camouflage paint job on the new vent V V

 

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An interesting story about the center piece of tin on this back wall. I needed to cut that one piece at the top to match the slope of the roof at the peak and the peak was going to fall out somewhere within the width of that piece of tin. (Not to mention the additional complication of also having to cut out for the vent). The used tin was 23' 6" long. When I took my measurement from ground to top at peak, guess what it was! 23' 6 freakin inches. My lucky day!!! Although I had Rita convinced (for awhile at least) that I had planned the whole building around that one piece of tin being the length of my used tin and that I had figured it perfectly

 

That was about 3 days of work installing that tin. Lot of measuring twice and cutting once. Laying out and cutting the tin to close tolerance around those doors take patience and time. Up and down that scaffolding wears one out by quitin time too.

 

Another little story that happened while this was going on. From atop the scaffolding I saw Elvis laid out like this.

 

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About 10 ft from him I see this, which from atop the ladder was looking like a Copperhead. (Oh oh I just heard another Steve Earle song coming on) 

 

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I shimmy down the ladder and run over to Elvis to see if he is dead or alive and he rolls over with a grin on his face. I kid you not. I look over at the snake and it turns out to be a water snake, a dead water snake full of teeth marks. That dog has a SICK sense of humor.  I really fear though that some day he will get bit by a Copperhead, of which we have plenty of.

 

 

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Well let me go ahead and get this song stuck in my head for the rest of the day.... Click it if you like, if not just pass it by....

 

 

 

About this time I run up on a good deal on some old lab cabinets and move them into the garage to take up all sorts of room and be in the way. These things are heavy duty and heavy period. I bought 6 including the corner cabinet and two sections of the black counter top. Those pieces are unbelievably heavy. IMG_1747_zps1078c3cd.jpg

 

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Shots of when I picked them up

 

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I think they'll look good painted this shade of green some day, eh?

 

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I've always hated the mess that grinding, polishing stainless and welding makes in a shop. So, I decided to build a 10X20 all steel welding and fabrication shed just for welding and grinding etc. Interior walls will be metal as well as tables and cabinetry. No flammables permitted.

Stopped the tin shy of finishing out the full wall and installed some nailers for the wall and roof. 

 

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First thing to do was to do the old 3-4-5 lay out starting with the wall of the main building.

 

 

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Lag bolt some 4x4 PTP posts and add some braces.

 

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Run some 2X6 rafters and 2x4 purlins

 

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Now's a good time to add the blue board as sort of a radiant barrier to keel the ceiling cool, there will be no more insulation in the ceiling and the ceiling tin will be attached directly to the rafters.

 

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get the tin on before the blue board blows away...

 

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some foil face radiant barrier sheathing on the sides

 

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add rodent barrier (1/4" hardware cloth) between the rafters

 

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install the man door and more blue board, note the rodent barrier up top also. Never mind the roll up door, bought and sold if for a profit on CL. It was totally out of character with the building.
 

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more blue board in the inside walls.

 

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Wrap the outside with foil face sheathing

 

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Trim out around the two doors

 

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Install some 2x6's on the back wall for hanging tools on and on the end wall for mounting cabinets to. Note the ceiling already installed. My bud from Nashville came down and helped with this too. The more hands the better when hanging tin on a ceiling.

 

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Wrap it up with some tin, literally. Note the tin just wrapped around the corner...why not...

 

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What I really like about the welding shed is the 10 ft door. I plan to put the welder and table on the right hand side wall as you walk in. There will be swinging doors that I can open to however amount I want to let air flow in. The ceiling will be vented at the peak to allow welding fumes and gases to escape.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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1 minute ago, retiredmechanic74 said:

Mr Earl everything sounds and looks great.........I just wonder what might happen if you were in there and got an electrical short in a rainstorm??? :) 

 

:(I guess Rita would just collect the life insurance? :unsure:  Thanks for stopping in  :)

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1 minute ago, Ben Bruce aka First Born said:

Will be a sad day when this thread is completed.  For us, not you. 

 

  Ben

 

ha ha ha It will be a WHILE before you will be needing a hanky Ben, tha's for sure.

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Thought I'd post up some pictures of an old home place that I considered deconstructing for the materials. The house was free but required $2000 deposit and the owner expected the grounds to be free of all debris, graded and grassed in order for the refund of deposit. It has some beautiful old heart pine wall board as well as structural members including 6"X10"X18' beams. It was built before electricity and  had one light cord from the ceiling and one receptacle added per room probably in the 30's. The interior had only ever had one coat of buttermilk paint. The wraparound porch had fallen in and been removed several years ago but some of the balusters were still inside. Because it was so high off the ground I could find no evidence of termite damage and very few powder post beetle holes in the structural members. I inventoried everything and saw a pretty good profit in it aside from all the beautiful wood I could use on the interior of my garage. But it would mean stopping construction of the garage for 2-3 months and storing the materials until sold or used. I have deconstructed turn of the century houses in the past when we built our house, using some of the flooring and architectural pieces,  but in this case my wife was quick to remind me that I am not 30 years old anymore. So I decided to pass on it. I have since found someone deconstructing another late 1800's house and am buying what I need from them, already removed and stacked. Much easier on the old back and knees.

 

This Old House - Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young - '88

 

Click it if ya like, if not just pass it by...

 

 

 

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Oops, this picture is actually upside down. Deal with it :)

 

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there were 6 rooms plus a kitchen (the kitchen at one time being detached) of this beautiful old heart pine wall board. Talk about PATINA!!! Far more than enough to do the interior of the BS&S

 

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While there was some evidence of powder post beetle in the flooring I saw very little in the beams, making them ideal candidates for resawing into flooring.

 

 

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