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Re: New Sawmill shack
« Reply #120 on: October 10, 2017, 06:16:25 am »
My internet service is real slow. >:( But I will try to get one up for you. By using the power wheel chair controller which is 24v, I use two 12v lawn tractor batteries. On the motors, the gearboxes can be shifted in and out of gear. That is how I am able to control each motor for what they do.

Cost wise, I think at this point I have around $300.

In the future, I will be swapping out the controller. Member Kbeitz did a great write up on what is need to swap everything over to a 12V system. 8)

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Re: New Sawmill shack
« Reply #121 on: October 10, 2017, 10:02:27 pm »
Your setup is looking good Paul, and yes, working alone requires much ingenuity as well as clamps.   ;D
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Re: New Sawmill shack
« Reply #122 on: October 13, 2017, 11:48:26 am »
Got out and sawed up some more oak lap siding for the eves of the building.

 

 

 

 

Hope to get it installed this weekend. Been tied up with honey do's. ;D

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Re: New Sawmill shack
« Reply #123 on: October 13, 2017, 06:08:58 pm »
It's good to see you making progress Paul.   8)
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Re: New Sawmill shack
« Reply #124 on: October 13, 2017, 09:32:17 pm »
Been tied up with honey do's. ;D

I know what you're talking about Paul. Honey do want a mud room so my pump house has been put on hold. So now I have two projects to finish before the snow flies.
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« Reply #125 on: October 13, 2017, 10:47:40 pm »
That siding is very nice, excellent choice!
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« Reply #126 on: October 14, 2017, 10:08:11 am »
That siding is very nice, excellent choice!

I like it too! ;D I did have a couple that had split. I will try some chinking to fill in and then spray some clear log sealer on the building. That should help it last longer.

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« Reply #127 on: October 17, 2017, 07:05:47 pm »
Kind of been under the weather. Got out this morning and frozen my butt off. Was only 47f with a stiff wind. >:( Guess my blood is to thin.

I just kind of took it easy and built some steps and built a sticker box. I use 24" stickers. Reason, I stack all my lumber on 8"x16" cinder blocks. I use 26" -36" tin roofing panels to cover the lumber. It is so much easy for me to move things around in this size bundles with my tractor. ;D

 

 

Once I was happy with that, I need to set up the hangers to hang my old pirogue to get it out the weather. Dang thing is over 45 years old. ;D Using some bike cycle hangers that have pulleys from Harbor Freight, done.

 

 

Fixing to do a add on to the other side of the shack. ;D 




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« Reply #128 on: October 24, 2017, 06:57:22 pm »
Between weather and under the weather, today I started the lean to. Got the post up and the header. DanG NW wind was blasting. My old bones are hurting somewhat. :( Dang cold front pushing hard down here.

 

 

Should get the rafters in tomorrow.


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« Reply #129 on: October 25, 2017, 05:15:33 pm »
Bracing and rafters in place. A bit nippy this morning for a change here. 42F and just about right. ;D

 

 

 

 

Just maybe some roof tomorrow.

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« Reply #130 on: October 26, 2017, 07:44:59 pm »
I have roof and just in time for the rains tomorrow. ;D

 

 

And yes, old Blue is at a new home. :D

 

 

Next up, get that eves done. Just maybe a bit tomorrow before the rain comes.

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Re: New Sawmill shack
« Reply #131 on: October 26, 2017, 09:22:56 pm »
Looking good FF.  I'd like to get a roof over my sawbed, but it is still way down the list.  Did you make the lean to specifically for the tractor?
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« Reply #132 on: October 27, 2017, 07:26:50 am »
Yes, I did. The old shack I had it at, I had to take it down due to a power line I had installed to the guest house I built. Power company told me it was to close and I told them I would remove it. I had reused all the lumber to build this lean to. Cost me less then $50 for nails bolts and roof screws. ;D

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« Reply #133 on: October 28, 2017, 07:29:06 am »
Got the siding up. ;D Them boards are heavy. :o Green oak that are about 18"-20" wide and they were 9' long. Did all the cutting up on the roof.

Is this a bad thing when your wife calls your saw shack "cute"? :D

 

Going to start wiring it up today. I have everything that is needed that was free. ;D

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« Reply #134 on: October 29, 2017, 08:46:34 am »
Very nice Paul, very nice indeed, and if "she" says that it is cute, then wear it with pride!   8) 
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« Reply #135 on: October 29, 2017, 09:49:29 am »
Lynn, you back home? I think you brought back cold weather with you. :( Had ice on the windshield here this morning. :(

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« Reply #136 on: October 30, 2017, 01:23:05 pm »
One thing about the South; you will freeze for a couple of days and then it will be back up into the 80's.   :o

I was colder yesterday than I ever was in Colorado, but I was also wearing insulated clothes in Colorado.   ;D
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« Reply #137 on: October 30, 2017, 01:35:16 pm »
Heck, was just outside in a Tshirt. Was 43F this morning and now 71F. ;D

BUT, I'm stuck inside painting today. Honey do's. ;)