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ImageSharon
Jun 16, 2016 12:35 PM CST
Name: Sharon
Kentucky
Sometimes colorful language is necessary to get the job done right.

Looking so great, Jon!! Just beautiful. My house, the wooden part, is Western cedar and the stain is nearly the same dark rich brown color as the one you are using.
Imagepajonica
Jun 24, 2016 7:21 PM CST
Name: Jon
Japan, Ibaraki
Cedar is my favorite wood for appearance and ease of working with it.

I have now after 24 days hard work completed the balcony roof and added a gutter as there was not one previously, the drip from the edge was a source of constant annoyance to me as it splashed mud and cut a groove in the soil. Now I have to dismantle the scaffold and erect it over the extension to gain access to the other side. Thumb of 2016-06-25/pajonica/ff8c2b
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ImageZanymuse
Jun 24, 2016 7:35 PM CST
Name: Brenda Essig
Rio Dell, CA
That is a big accomplishment Thumbs up
Taking down and setting up that scaffolding is a chore all in itself. I know you somehow manage doing it on your own and that is amazing since it is at least a 2 person job! I tip my hat to you.
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Imagepajonica
Jun 24, 2016 8:14 PM CST
Name: Jon
Japan, Ibaraki
Yes doing these things alone does create problems that one would not encounter with two or more people.
My solution is to think about creating an inanimate hand of some sort and believe me I have become quite inventive on that front. Big Grin
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Imagepajonica
Jun 24, 2016 8:36 PM CST
Name: Jon
Japan, Ibaraki
That's really got me thinking about the how to DIY these jobs alone. It has become second nature to me due to my circumstances
but it is certainly a subject worth dwelling on. My very first thoughts on tackling this kind of work are how do I get up there, how can I lift this or that or how to overcome any aspects of the work that would normally involve more than one individual, and there are always solutions. You know the difficult we do at once while the impossible takes a little longer, or there is no such a thing as a problem only solutions, where there's a will there's a way. That's Jon for you. Big Grin
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ImageZanymuse
Jun 24, 2016 8:52 PM CST
Name: Brenda Essig
Rio Dell, CA
Thumbs up
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ImageSharon
Jun 24, 2016 9:26 PM CST
Name: Sharon
Kentucky
And there would be a subject for a great online blog or something. How to Do Every 'Multiple--Person' Job On Your Own. You'd have a best seller if it were a book, even an online book with photos, of course, and downloadable.

When you get this gorgeous house finished, and your garden, it's something to think about. You have a couple of great editors right here following every step you take, you know. And we could help you through the rough stuff. Zany is also an amazing technical computer person and very articulate. Plus you have lots of friends right here who would help in any way you needed. We can't be there to hand you tools or to lift and carry but we could help in this way.

So as you're working on the rest of your house, that's your assignment. Just think about it, please Jon. You are an incredibly ingenious man and things you do as well as how you do them need to be documented and shared.

We don't have a big congregation here on Cubits anymore but we know how to spread the word.

I guess I shouldn't speak for Zany but she's just the best person I know for things like this and we usually in most important things think alike. Sorry Zany if you think I'm wrong but I've been thinking about this and when something is this important, I usually think long and hard before coming to a conclusion. So if I'm wrong, sorry. I get excited about Jon in the same way I get excited about some of your metal junque sculptures and creations. Same thing goes there too. Lovey dubby
ImageZanymuse
Jun 24, 2016 9:38 PM CST
Name: Brenda Essig
Rio Dell, CA
I think that is a marvelous idea if Jon is up to it. The pictures could be a problem though. I doubt that Jon has been taking pictures of himself doing the actual work.
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ImageSharon
Jun 24, 2016 10:09 PM CST
Name: Sharon
Kentucky
Probably but I'll bet there would be ways we could work around that.
ImageZanymuse
Jun 24, 2016 10:49 PM CST
Name: Brenda Essig
Rio Dell, CA
Sharon wrote:Probably but I'll bet there would be ways we could work around that.


Yes, work arounds are Jon's specialty. Smiling
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Imagepajonica
Jun 24, 2016 11:12 PM CST
Name: Jon
Japan, Ibaraki
Sharon wrote:Probably but I'll bet there would be ways we could work around that.


That's the philosophy Hurray! You are right though I have no photo's of my solutions as I had not considered their importance.
Though having said that, every situation is quite different requiring a different solution or improvised tool.

Thumb of 2016-06-25/pajonica/b6cb10
Here is a good example how to place the top beams onto the vertical posts alone?

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ImageZanymuse
Jun 24, 2016 11:20 PM CST
Name: Brenda Essig
Rio Dell, CA
Jon, I see the problem. What was your solution?
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ImageSharon
Jun 24, 2016 11:22 PM CST
Name: Sharon
Kentucky
So . . . how do you?

That's a great photo, by the way.
Imagepajonica
Jun 24, 2016 11:28 PM CST
Name: Jon
Japan, Ibaraki
A piece of metal sheet with a square hole the same dimensions as the tenons on the posts fixed to one end of the horizontal beams, that end then hooks onto the top of the horizontal allowing me to put the other end on my shoulder and walk up a ladder with it.

I may not have photo's but I can draw a little Whistling Thumb of 2016-06-25/pajonica/ffe8d9
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ImageSharon
Jun 24, 2016 11:55 PM CST
Name: Sharon
Kentucky
Wow. And yes you certainly can draw more than a little.
Working around it, Yeah!!!
ImageZanymuse
Jun 25, 2016 8:40 AM CST
Name: Brenda Essig
Rio Dell, CA
Thumbs up Hurray!
I knew you would have a work around for the pictures.
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Imagepajonica
Jun 28, 2016 6:46 PM CST
Name: Jon
Japan, Ibaraki
Here is a simple example of the creation of a third hand. The scaffold poles are too short for me to grab and pull up onto the roof,
with the aid of an adjacent ladder a piece of wood and 2 clamps, I'm able to easily reach them without calling for help .Thumb of 2016-06-29/pajonica/a88e78
Thumb of 2016-06-29/pajonica/36c855
Thumb of 2016-06-29/pajonica/b1698e
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Tickling is no laughing matter.
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ImageZanymuse
Jun 28, 2016 8:24 PM CST
Name: Brenda Essig
Rio Dell, CA
A very clever 3rd hand. I wondered how you had managed to install the scaffolding alone. It is true that necessity is the mother of invention...or in this case, the father of invention. Thumbs up
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ImageSharon
Jun 29, 2016 10:54 AM CST
Name: Sharon
Kentucky
Creative and innovative!! Clever, Jon.
Imagepajonica
Jun 29, 2016 6:43 PM CST
Name: Jon
Japan, Ibaraki
Innovation, clever LOL! Well, I guess my ancestors built Stone Henge. I tip my hat to you.
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Tickling is no laughing matter.
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