Wednesday, December 21, 2011

compact cabinet ideas for later

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Friends come to help finish off the work on the gutter, and my new dog MONKEY!

When Heidi got my email about Batiste having been stolen and then killed she came to visit me, and brought me the last puppy she had that she was looking for a good home for, so, now I have a new dog, named Monkey.

Sharmini, Tom and Jacob came to help me put the finishing work on the gutters. Now am ready to install the standing seam roofing!
The shadow of Jacob hammering the fold of the top flange of the gutter over the roof.
Sharmini started sanding the bath tub. There is lots more sanding to do.
Peace, always, peace.
It should be a nice tub to soak in, when it's done.

Bathing in the rays of the sun.
Tom and Jacob
Jacob the Over-seer

Tom used the rubber mallet and folded the gutter flanges over the roof on the port side.

fragile tummy skin
Lil' fella loves to cuddle, he's only 12 weeks old.

Sharmini finishing off the cuts to the tread plate that will be installed under the nose of the trailer. Using the angle grinder makes you feel like a bad-ass.
Putting the final screws into the port side gutters, ready to hammer the flanges over the edge of the roof, where they will be trapped under the roofing material.
The Shadow of Jacob.
Occupational Therapy. There is no better way to live a stress free life than to be physically active.
Tom making the final cuts with the angle grinder
Jacob did the pre-drilling and I hand tightened in the screws. The screws are stainless steel, a soft metal, and easily stripe if installed with the drill.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Yarn is not the ideal construction material to use, but it did the trick!

the port side gutters still need to be fully attached to the wall, and then the top flange attached to the purlins under the roofing board... but it's coming along!
metal work under the bay windows
wind chimes
My friend Will Jackson bought me this set of ten climbing rocks for my birthday which I have installed on the side of the trailer as a ladder, so I can get up onto the lower side of the roof to work! Thank you Will!
A new friend I met eating Thanksgiving dinner at a church has come over lately to help me get the gutters up on the starboard side. THANK YOU TOM!!!
starting to get the gutters attached... 27 feet continuous on the port side
Thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you TOM!
tread plate around the nose, ready to be drilled for the gas line to enter the kitchen area, and I still have to put metal around the diagonal below the chassis. I also need to build some infrastructure to connect this diagonal exterior wall to the frame, and I got some scrap steel framing material from The Waffle House that is being built in downtown Athens, where I will be working in about 6 weeks.

left over oak flooring used to finish off the back doors of the utility closet. I was really at a loss as to how to finish these, as the hinges I need to use are steel and it would have reacted with aluminum as the skin.. but I think the wood looks nice. I put many coats of high gloss tung oil on it as a finish.
here is a bracket I welded to support the sheppard's crook for my wind chimes and as also an out door shower bag.
This is an angel, in homage to my sweet little dog Batiste,w as stolen and killed two weeks ago. His death has really been difficult to bear, and I have fallen lately into a state of despair, which, has made it hard to muster the strength to work...even more of a reason to say THANK YOU TOM! for coming to help me.
I used yarn to hold the sections of gutter together while screwing them in place. It wasn't the best ersatz twine material to use, but it worked eventually!

I nested the gutter together, punched holes in the with an old screw driver and then tied them together with yarn on the ground
here is a side view of the shape.. the top flange will fold over the edge of the roof and be anchored under the roofing material
I hand rolled each 2 foot section of gutter using this piece of trash pipe and a rubber mallet

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Clear Story Windows and the gutters!

Sorry for the long time lapse between posts> Been busy: Occupy Wall Street Solidairty Occupation here in Athens, GA! Sewing burlap pants and new collection of work for a fashion show (check out the images! It was a great show!) and I met SOMEONE I couldn't be more impressed with, and sometimes that takes a little bit of time to realize.. getting to know YOU!
But I did get the metal up around the clear story windows, and I realize there is other work that I have gotten done that isn't pictured here... and now I have a new camera!
This is a picture of Gregg, Lee and Dot, whom I met at Occupy Athens GA and they came and helped me hoist the line of my gutters up to the edge of the roof!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

A Few New Photos

I am sorry I haven't made any posts in a while: I have been with out camera. A friend came by the other evening and took some pictures, and I will make taking some more a priority in the coming days. Hope all is well with you and yours! Cheers
Along the ground are the many sections of gutter that I have hand formed, and it will need to be installed before the standing seam roofing goes on. Presently I am working on screwing to the frame under the ISO board the clips that hold the roofing panels in place. The skin is up on all the walls, the back doors are done and I have started working on the lights. It's cozy and dry in there!
The doors in the back are finished with some left over tongue and groove oak flooring from Watson Springs, because the steel hinges would have reacted with the dis-similar aluminum siding if I had finished them in metal.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Hand made Cherry Plates! Nearly finished

Jack, ( see this previous post ) one of the wood turners I commissioned to make hand turned cherry dishes for the trailer sent me these images today! I am really excited to see them and start the finishing process. It seemed to me that trundling down the road might be a recipe for pottery breaking, so I bought two long thick cherry boards and took one of them to Tim to make bowls and the other to jack to make plates. The bowls are done, and I just need to pay up! The plates are almost done and I just need to pay up! and then build some cabinents to put them in. I know I kind of put the cart before the horse, but I figured I could eat off them while I am building. A girl's gotta eat, right?!