Message from NCSC in MacGuyver - Skills & Academics #carpentry

2017-12-13 21:48:26 UTC  

Yeah those are really great

2017-12-14 01:23:24 UTC  

@RevStench cant tell how many metal shards I’ve had from holding shitty screws to get the started

2017-12-14 01:44:54 UTC  

For sure, I use a lot of 3/4in number 1 or 0 screws, square head. They dance around so much and I fight them every single time. But not anymore with a gimlet.

2017-12-14 21:54:24 UTC  
2017-12-14 21:54:50 UTC  

Paul Sellers uses _all_ hand tools. It's very comfy

2017-12-20 01:15:53 UTC  

Here's something cool. This window's bottom sash is bigger than the top, and to get proper ventilation you have to get the top sash out of the way, the top sash disappears into the wall. This one goes up, some drop down into the wall. It's hard to see.

2017-12-20 01:16:07 UTC

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2017-12-20 22:21:27 UTC  

Old levels

2017-12-20 22:21:58 UTC  

Early 1900s plane I use

2017-12-20 23:36:27 UTC  

The Ecuadorians apparently use a clear hose filled with water

2017-12-20 23:37:04 UTC  

Works no matter how far apart the two ends of the hose are.

2017-12-21 00:00:48 UTC  

Oh neat. I guess they can't figure it out how to square a block 😆
I guess you could use a lot of different things.

2017-12-21 00:18:48 UTC  

@Deleted User I was trying to figure out how you would plane a piece of wood with a hose

2017-12-21 00:19:26 UTC  

I get it, a level

2017-12-21 00:19:52 UTC  

Well I think they use it for cutting their structural timbers, 4x4s, etc

2017-12-21 17:58:23 UTC  

The new baby is pushing me out of my office, so I was thinking about building a new one using the shell of a car port the old owner used for his RV. What’s a good resource (books, etc) that I could use, for a beginner? Also, does this seem like a doable project?

2017-12-21 17:58:35 UTC

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2017-12-21 17:59:22 UTC  

I don’t mean using the whole thing, but maybe building two rooms in it.

2017-12-21 18:08:02 UTC  

Yes sir, you can do that. When I get home today, I'll get together what I can to try and help you.

2017-12-21 20:30:56 UTC  

@RevStench Thanks so much.!

2017-12-21 22:56:44 UTC  

So I don't know your skill level, so here's a good start. You're going to have to pour a floor, or you could build it out of wood. It would be similar to hanging the floor of a deck. You can insulate under it.
You need to check the building code in your state.

This will give you an idea of what needs to be done, depending on the share of the existing structure.

With the size of it you could build two rooms in the back and still pull your car into it.

2017-12-21 23:01:11 UTC  

Framing the walls be easy, you can add some studs stick them against the purlings, insulate the wall and drywall.

2017-12-21 23:02:05 UTC  

Putting a ceiling on is cake too. This whole project is time consuming if you're doing it alone.

2017-12-21 23:03:26 UTC  

If you want exterior windows you'll have to frame them in, basically doubling the 2x's and adding support footers and headers.

2017-12-21 23:04:12 UTC  
2017-12-21 23:06:27 UTC  

You can keep a metal roof, that blow in insulation is good stuff, you could do something like 13inches on top of the ceiling.

2017-12-21 23:08:39 UTC  

If you want, basically 2 boxes with a doorway in between the rooms and an entrance way. Should be easy enough. You'll have to get the Electricians to help wire it.

2017-12-21 23:12:05 UTC  

Awesome, thanks for the info. It’s already got electricity, just need to make sure it’s up to code. Water too, and a small septic tank out back where he emptied his RV.

2017-12-21 23:36:25 UTC  

Oh cool, you'll have to run outlets and switches, lighting.
Greg can help some with plumbing.

2018-01-10 19:33:36 UTC  

I'm currently working on restoring these right now. I finished and reinstalled the two bottom right casements.

2018-01-10 19:34:17 UTC

2018-01-10 19:34:37 UTC  

Those two are mine

2018-01-10 19:35:08 UTC

2018-01-10 19:36:39 UTC  

These should be next but theres an 18 foot triple hung with the check rails falling out that's next.

2018-01-10 22:01:38 UTC  

@RevStench bro, that's beautiful. I know you didn't do the glass work, but that's really cool you get to do restorations like that

2018-01-10 22:21:05 UTC  

Thanks bro, saving OUR history one window at a time!😂

2018-01-11 14:30:16 UTC  

@RevStench Brother, your pics are always awesome.

2018-01-11 22:00:55 UTC  

Excellent project! Thanks for sharing the photos.