Rose Rolls - The unathorized Compass Rose autobiography

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Rose Rolls - The unathorized Compass Rose autobiography

Postby Sparksalot » Sat May 03, 2008 10:18 pm

Compass Rose took her first steps today.

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The young working stiff became Delivery Stiff tonight.
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The stiff delivered some floor materials.

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Tucked in again. Ready for more flying sawdust.
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Postby halfdome, Danny » Sat May 03, 2008 10:28 pm

Nice way to build with a licensed trailer, no final inspection required in my state anyway :thumbsup:. Danny
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Postby Sparksalot » Sat May 03, 2008 10:42 pm

halfdome, Danny wrote:Nice way to build with a licensed trailer, no final inspection required in my state anyway :thumbsup:. Danny
I'm still figuring out if I will HAVE to do anything further. Texas does has a Travel Trailer category, which also entails issuing a real title.

BTW, I like your door profile. Do you happen to remember the dimensions, radius, etc. for it?
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Postby Miriam C. » Sun May 04, 2008 7:38 am

:applause: :thumbsup: You are really going to have to mess that garage up some. Sooner or later there will be a messy garage contest and you gotta have a picture to win.

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Postby Sparksalot » Sun May 04, 2008 12:24 pm

I'm working on it. There's sawdust all over right now. I'm ripping 2x4s to get some decent 2x2 floor frame members.


Miriam C. wrote::applause: :thumbsup: You are really going to have to mess that garage up some. Sooner or later there will be a messy garage contest and you gotta have a picture to win.

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Postby Sparksalot » Sun May 04, 2008 8:00 pm

Check the sawdust mess below. Of course the kids thought it was great fun to play in.



Miriam C. wrote::applause: :thumbsup: You are really going to have to mess that garage up some. Sooner or later there will be a messy garage contest and you gotta have a picture to win.

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Postby Sparksalot » Sun May 04, 2008 8:08 pm

A little sawdust from ripped 2x4s to start us off slowly this morning. Note floor framing taking shape.

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The frame is complete, including foamed up Gorilla Glue.

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The floor deck is appearing.

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All decked out. Our next session will be to flip it over, and black goo it.

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Postby Sparksalot » Sun May 04, 2008 8:15 pm

More sawdust. Laying sleepers on the floor is ok for occasional cutting, but not worth beans for using a handsaw.

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The working stiff is also Scout Stiff. He needed to build some sawhorses to complete one of his badges.

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Proof testing with dad, the Stiff and the Princess Helper.


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Postby Micro469 » Sun May 04, 2008 10:59 pm

Isn't it great when the kids help you build? I remember when my kids were small and helped me remodel the kitchen.......Great fun!!! :thumbsup:
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Postby Sparksalot » Mon May 05, 2008 9:54 pm

Micro469 wrote:Isn't it great when the kids help you build? I remember when my kids were small and helped me remodel the kitchen.......Great fun!!! :thumbsup:


They love it! So do I. I grew up in my grandpa's auto shop, and cherish all the memories.
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Postby MrBuzz » Tue May 06, 2008 10:14 am

OMG!! That looks like my garage!!!
Seems like the only way to get anything done is to make a bigger mess!
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Postby Sparksalot » Sun May 11, 2008 3:52 pm

Last look at the bare bones.

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The working Stiff drills the holes for mounting bolts.

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The pink stuff is fitted.

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Black Goo (not gold Jed).

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Some bald dude joined in the help the Working Stiff spread it.

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Postby Sparksalot » Sun May 18, 2008 6:49 pm

I received the first female design input today.

My 4 year old daughter, the Princess Helper, decreed the Rose shall have curtains for the windows.
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Postby Miriam C. » Sun May 18, 2008 7:42 pm

:applause: :thumbsup: It's all up from here. Your helpers have done a wonderful job :thumbsup:

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Postby Sparksalot » Mon May 19, 2008 1:21 pm

Miriam C. wrote::applause: :thumbsup: It's all up from here. Your helpers have done a wonderful job :thumbsup:

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Thanks!

Pre-planning for bulky material purchase, transport and storage is starting to get really fun. :thinking:
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