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Slow day on my own, whittling away at the stack though. 0B53125F-0117-404D-BB4E-B696C135E53C.jpeg.0abb74499e818e9eefe3318b8da288c0.jpeg
 

keepin cool

 

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Some light mildew formed on a few of the boards so hitting each with a few squirts of this
 

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My helper was here about a half day yesterday so I skipped to the back wall and started off with long boards. Then the fun began with the short pieces, 7-9’ being used on 2 ft centers. The fun part is measuring each board until you find one the same width as the previous. The shorts for some reason come in 1/8” increments from 6 to 6 1/2", the longs very consistent at 6 1/2. Time consuming and also a lot of waste. 
 

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Hi Lamar

This looks great, it is a lot of work but the results are fantastic. Especially when you place an old Buick in the building. 

I just made mine all white drywall and have to work extra hard to keep things clean and look for studs when I want to hang something. 

Steve

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Thanks @Ben Bruce aka First Born and  @FireballV8  but definitely not residential finish carpentry Ben. In fact I’d call 10 footer😆 Yep Steve, if there were screws big enough to hold I could probably hang a 322 from this wall 😆

 

Another day on my own yesterday so another slow go. 
 

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I knew there was something about this cup I liked when I bought it in Yellowstone last year 😊

 

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I was thinking about criticizing the use of those galvanized 16’s instead of a 16 finish nail.  But when I look at this and put it all into perspective, there’s no question that a finish nail would just not fit.  
 

Many years ago my Dad taught me the trick of nailing on a temp 2x4 and using it it pry things in place for nailing.  Nowadays, you can’t do that with a nail gun because of that glue or whatever it is makes it hard to pull those nails. 
 

It’s looking just beautiful, you may have just a few cut ends to stain, but very few.  

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17 hours ago, JoelsBuicks said:

was thinking about criticizing the use of those galvanized 16’s instead of a 16 finish nail.  But when I look at this and put it all into perspective, there’s no question that a finish nail would just not fit.  


Yeah, finishing nails would have pulled right through this hard pine. There is so much bow and warpage in each of these boardsI am needing as big a head as possible to keep them tightened up to the studs. I am having to hammer pretty hard to get them pulled in, creating unwanted bruising to the lumber but what the hell it’s just a pole barn. I started out using 3 1/4 inch exterior nails in my gun but went to interior as they are half the cost. I started out installing them each with the crown up and trying to massage them straight by prying down in the center but quickly found it’s easier to install with the crown down, start on one end and walk it down to the other.

 

Another no-show day from my helper. He texted at 11:30 apologizing for leaving his phone on silent and not hearing the alarm. I’ll be glad when he runs out of excuses. So didn’t get a lot done, working from the scaffolding.DE0CA671-C889-4504-9CC3-263141D3EE45.jpeg.fe1d52890c39826118bbec6238e1556a.jpeg

 

Working on the rapid air compressor lines through the wall today so a good day to just work on my own and get that done.

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The previous air outlet will serve the hose reel, this one will serve the line of work benches along the east wall.  
 

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If ever needed, how you plan to service the compressed air lines after the wood is up?  Also considering the humidity in the area what are your line drying plans? Are you adding drains at the ends of the downward lines?  

I might suggest building out the compressed air system and testing it before addind that wood to walls where it will cover over the lines, just in case there is a bad line somewhere. 

Just suggestions mind you.🤐

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appreciate your concerns for the possible leaks in the line and gave it considerable thought to do. The rapid air connections are fairly fail proof and if one of the three hidden ones does fail I will remove a piece of tin or a board or two and correct. I guess you can say I’m just a gambling man. And at this point I just want it done!!! There is a Drain valve at the bottom of each down pipe, that is what you see in the picture at the bottom. I will have a dryer and filter at the compressor once it is installed And will drain and blow out the lines periodically just as I drain the air compressor tank.

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Back wall doors trimmed out. 


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I never let the untreated lumber rest directly on the concrete. 
 

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And as the evening sun illuminates the sweetgum and twin pine, it’s been a good week. 
 

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6 hours ago, MrEarl said:

Back wall doors trimmed out. 


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I never let the untreated lumber rest directly on the concrete. 
 

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And as the evening sun illuminates the sweetgum and twin pine, it’s been a good week. 
 

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Wow, Mr. Earl your property is looking mighty fine!  You've put in a lot of hard work.

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2 hours ago, dship said:

Wow, Mr. Earl your property is looking mighty fine!  You've put in a lot of hard work.

 

Dave, I'm so happy to FINALLY find the time to work toward finishing this. Surprisingly and thankfully some of my health problems seem to be subsiding and letting me enjoy the work. Thanks for the kind words.

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Wasn’t happy with how the wall boards tied flush in to the corrugated tin so added some trim. Now the tin has something to sit on. BE7EA787-BF3C-430B-91D8-AFA5FDFBA7EE.jpeg.7dbd6e712a00c5c38dfab4f1797adccd.jpeg

 

also moved the base cabinets I’d acquired a few years ago from the hay barn into the garage but was so wore out I didn’t even think about pictures of that. Rita’s got a list of todos for me in the gardens the next couple days so til then.....

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9 hours ago, MrEarl said:

Wasn’t happy with how the wall boards tied flush in to the corrugated tin so added some trim. Now the tin has something to sit on. BE7EA787-BF3C-430B-91D8-AFA5FDFBA7EE.jpeg.7dbd6e712a00c5c38dfab4f1797adccd.jpeg

 

That shelf would be a great place to display old oil cans, etc, etc.

 

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19 minutes ago, dship said:

That shelf would be a great place to display old oil cans, etc, etc.

 

The picture is a bit deceiving, it is only 3 1/2" wide. I have some old growth 2x10's and some corbels I'll be making some shelves out of and using for what you speak.

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Took a break from the the honeydew list and walked through the garage. Not looking forward to cleaning and painting these  
 

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I’m sure the old heart pine boards must be asking “what is that on the side of that Buick supposed to be” 😄

 

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Are those old metal lab cabinets?  It’s too bad they aren’t a different color as you might just settle for a cleaning and clear coat.  What color are you planning for them - match your toolbox?  If they are lab cabinets then maybe you have the old slate tops.  If not then you have another project.

 

Those pine boards, envious of the side of that car, are thinking “all in all we’re just another board on the wall.”

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@JoelsBuicks yea the cabinets are old lab cabinets and were actually resprayed white at one time over the original aqua color. I found it interesting when I was at the Doraville General Motors Assembly plant auction  that I saw  a lot of the old cabinets and steel tables painted in the Buick "turquoise" or later Buick engine green colors. So yea, I'll probably flip a coin to decide which I will paint the cabinets in. I was successful in bidding on one old cabinet complete with a huge Wilton vice painted in the turquoise color. I will be bringing my restored  Mac box I did in the Buick engine green up from the old Buick Barn.  I will be using some of the original black soapstone tops on a couple of the cabinets but I also have some old gymnasium maple flooring I may incorporate into them too. The cabinets, back splashes and pegboard is going to be a project all on it's own. Time consuming I am sure. Thoughts and ideas always welcome.

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Thanks for following my shenanigans   @GARY F  I appreciate the comments and input by all,  it often times helps make it all feel worthwhile.  While I enjoy the work and accomplishments it helps knowing others are interested enough to follow. 
 

so spent yesterday rounding this corner with tin wainscoting. Had to reroute some previously installed outlet wire from top of chair rail to the floor as this is where the tanker desk and beer fridge will be located. 
 

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Purchased back in early 80’s and used a bunch in the restoration of our first house an 1800’s Queen Anne Victorian then building our current house, this ol Craftsman table saw has been getting a good workout lately, performing wonderfully ripping through these heart pine 6’s like butter. 
 

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So as I am down to the shorter boards, 7’ with maybe 6’ usable so  decided to go ahead and sort them by widths. Helped tremendously in time when running them on the wall. 
 

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The 16” oc studs allowed me to stagger the boards with very little waste and what waste there was is old nail holes. 
 

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Installed some roofing felt then staggered a few boards. 

 

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and since my helper hasn’t showed this week, my sweet Reet came down and helped hang the rest of the roofing felt for this wall. . 
 

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2 hours ago, 38Buick 80C said:

I don't disagree but, let's see what @MrEarl says

 

Hell if I know, it's just on old fashioned way of doing it, seen it on many a old buildings I've torn down over the years. Just kidding, on the perimeter walls it provides just another air seal and it’s black, any gaps in the wood just look like a deep shadow.  I don’t think the bugs particularly like it either. Certainly not as a vapor barrier as it would be trapping moisture between the sheathing I used on the exterior. There I literally made cuts in it ever so often  to allow the faced insulation to "breathe". On this particular wall though, I won't be insulating so thought it would help keep gaseous fumes and engine smoke from permeating into the office area.

 

BTW, I'll be using mini-split AC heat pumps, one in the office and one in the shop area. 

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My degenerative discs were cuttin up today so had to give it up mid afternoon. Happy with this wall so far though 

 

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Yeungling time. 

 

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EDIT:   I was driving in my truck 45 miles away from my computer in a rain storm and it struck me I called you Earl.  Sorry Lamar.  Drove straight home to fix it.


That does beg the question of where your moniker came from.

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13 hours ago, alsancle said:

EDIT:   I was driving in my truck 45 miles away from my computer in a rain storm and it struck me I called you Earl.  Sorry Lamar.  Drove straight home to fix it.


That does beg the question of where your moniker came from.

 

"That would be Mr Earl to you..." is the quote that started it all. I was a city Street Superintendent for awhile and when folks quit they were required to turn in all their safety equipment. I was building the farm at the time so never hesitated to sneak out a pair of used gloves ever now and then, one pair sporting the name of Earl. I had a couple of guys from work out helping run fence one Saturday, one of them being new to the job, and I was wearing those gloves.  At lunch, the new guy, having seen the name Earl on my gloves,  called me Earl a couple times and the other spoke up and laughingly said "That would be Mr Earl to you"  Then, being older black guys, they started harmonizing the old Cadillacs tune Speedo. It took and from then on I was called Mr Earl by my friends at work and it sort of carried over to here. But also, at the time I joined this forum Harley Earl was being used in a lot of commercials and ads but  in my opinion, disrespectfully referred to only as Harley. So I think that also subconsciously contributed to to my "screen name "  MrEarl. I've also been called Speedo a few times as well as a few other names not appropriate for mentioning here. So there you go A.J., no apologies needed,I wear the name proudly.😄

 

   

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19 hours ago, alsancle said:

Lamar,

 

When I get the urge to go outside and work,  I catch up on your thread.   This exhausts me and I take a nap instead.


Carry on.

 

A.J.

 

 

 

Thank you for putting to words the exact thoughts I have every time I see Mr. Earl's amazing work.

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On 5/27/2021 at 4:55 PM, GARY F said:

Looking good. What is the purpose of the felt behind the wood??

 
It’s best use is as a blackboard for writing the lengths of the next consecutive boards to be cut.  😆

 

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On 5/18/2021 at 8:20 AM, dship said:

 

That shelf would be a great place to display old oil cans, etc, etc.


OK, agin my best judgment I decided to leave the 2x6 the full 5 1/2” width as a shelf in honor of you David. So I guess I can add oil cans to my collection list. With the prices I am seeing them at though this Buick one may get quite lonely. 
 

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