Monday, May 18, 2020

Main Cabin Walls Up

Getting logs to the top of the walls now requires a bit more effort. The ramp had to be lengthened and I even had to use my new rope come-along to make this happen.

With all the walls above the door and windows it is now time to switch gears and plan for the logs that will go from the front to rear wall and support the floor of the loft. Note in this picture you can see the 2 - 1/2" gap that has been cut above the door header. This is to allow for the shrinkage that will occur as the logs dry and shrink over the next year.

Here is a look of the cabin from the back side. Again in each case you can see the gaps that have been cut to allow for future shrinkage as the logs dry. The floor beam logs will be flattened on the top sides and notched into the top front and back logs seen in this picture.

Hey, want to share a picture of the finished pole shed workshop project. Walls and ceiling are insulated with 2" of spray foam. Then I painted the walls and floor. After some "work experience" with the machines and lighting in place I will wire everything up to eliminate any need for extension cords. An infrared  heating system for the cold months is in the works as well as an exhaust system for the welding area.

And here is the latest. Have a new wind tunnel that will be used by the KidWind teams to test and analyze their blade airfoil designs when we start working again.

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