Team Red pulling its weight on the site .
• Running conduit with help of the M12 bandsaw .
• Fastening taken care of with the M18 One-Key Impact .
• Stud drilling done by M18 Gen2 with Milwaukee step-bit .
• Beats keep kicking with the M18 Radio/Charger .
• Holding all the tools and material are Milwaukee Pouches .
• Lighting the Site are 2 M18 Compact Radii and the M18 Rocket Light/Charger
10 years.. you think about all the shit you went through. Some good, some bad, but you are still here. I'm a tank and keep going. Lose a track now and again, rebuild and come back for more. Left- just graduated AS in drafting, Right- just got home for the job site. #tenyearchallenge#tradesman
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“This is truly shipbuilding, not boatbuilding. And it is incredible to see in this day and age.” - Tom Dyer, Adventuress Ship Committee Member.
Today was awe inspiring. The craftsmanship and talent, the planning and execution, the sweat and blood that had gone into @schooneradventuress deck project is stunning. To the craftspeople laying these beams, and soon decking, it is an honor to have your hands doing this work. @leapfromtheboat@zeal_chimenti@davidgreentimberworks@brickhoarder@Salish_woodworking and all the others. Thank you.
Little bit more and like that, the upstairs is almost done. Have a little bit more tie-in to do in the front reverse gable. New ceiling (collar ties) are in. Raised them slightly to give a 7'6" ceiling height throughout. This house was build late 1800's, the original portion anyways. This 8 foot section of wall is the only one out of level and had to shim so it matched up to our new one. Since this house is balloon framed it will be endless blocking once the major framing is done.
The second half of that polished stainless railing. All fit and welded... Next comes grinding and polishing. This was built without clamping... Just understanding where the metal will shrink and what sort of movement will result from that heat and shrink makes building something square a bit easier. There are many ways to do it... Many people rely on "backbracing" each weldment, or fixtures that stay on the parts until they are cold to the touch. I know that austenitic stainless will shrink and deflect around 1/8" per foot out of square, during the initial fillet weld(about half that on an outside corner). It moves a little less than 1/16" during each additional heat and shrink. This knowledge can be very helpful when trying to keep a stainless steel project, square and true(or bring it back to true work just heating the right corners). I also add 1/16" of an inch, per weldment, to my part length. This accounts for the shrinkage at each welment. Its a must due, if you are hounding dimensions. I start by welding all of the corners... Then outside corners... Then the butt welds... Then the fillets.
Hopefully this helps you welders that are new to stainless.
What’s up everyone, I am looking to hear from you on this one ⬇️ maybe you have a trade or general renovation knowledge and have helpful tips for someone who is looking to learn, can be anything specific to the trade or just general advice ⬇️
If you’ve been following my page you know all of the renovation work on our rental properties (besides most plumbing and electrical) is done by Scott and myself on a low budget! Drywalling, painting, flooring, tiling, trim work, design, ect is all my FAVORITE part of our business❤️👷♀️! That said, it does NOT come without huge frustrations and giant learning curves especially in the beginning, it may not be for everyone and sometimes is very much worth hiring out. Here are some ways I’ve been (continuously) learning these skills.
1. Do not to be afraid to ask a ton of questions EVEN if you feel it’s a stupid question, I’m sure tons of people have the same one...(Maybe even ask something below if you feel like your not quite at the advice giving stage) I’ve found amazingly helpful people through IG who are super knowledgable and passionate about their work. I learn on here literally everyday through posts/stories and ask questions constantly, I usually get a very helpful response! The Internet is a powerful tool, however make sure you are trusting multiple resources and do sooo much research before hand.
2. In my experience, I find the best way I learn is by throwing myself into the deep end by figuring it out hands on by myself. I’ve been shown so much from Scott, my parents, coworkers, and friends but it’s easy to give up when you have someone there to take over if the job gets too hard! I’ve learnt over time by trial and error and not giving up, be patient and sometimes walking away and coming back is key.
3.Don’t tackle too many things at once especially if your new, I’ve seen soooooo many 1/2 finished renovations from people who took on more than they could handle. I’ve been around renovation stuff since I was 8, now doing it full time for 2 years, I learn and grow everyday! If your brand new start small with something your interested in, for ex there’s a lot of cool stuff you can do with paint! Try a feature wall!