What did you build this week?

irk miller

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Yearly update on my only project at the moment lol:
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Slowly but surely!
Is that a 2:12 roof? Looking at solar for such a low slope? Wouldn't want to maintain such a low slope roof in the sticks like that, personally, but it looks like a beautiful design. Curious what your train of thought is. I can see the open beam on the inside, so I assume it's all ceiling without attic.
 

SONICJK

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Is that a 2:12 roof? Looking at solar for such a low slope? Wouldn't want to maintain such a low slope roof in the sticks like that, personally, but it looks like a beautiful design. Curious what your train of thought is. I can see the open beam on the inside, so I assume it's all ceiling without attic.
It's a 1/12 pitch. No solar unfortunately as were down in a valley and don't get enough sun.
The roof is very high quality standing seam so it shouldn't be too much maintenance, so far no real issues that weren't caused by stupidity lol.
The pitch came from the design essentially it was the only way to get the proportions and look we were going for. Designed from the ground up by Kathleen and I so after a ton of iterations this is just where it ended up! We have windows in the main section in the back which made the pitch tricky to get right.

Yep no attic, exposed beams and the ceiling is 8" thick Sip panel for insulation.
 

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Hurco550

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Not as cool as your house Justin, but my level 2 welding students and I designed, fabricated and built this 10 station welding table in house. 4" box tubing legs, 1/2" top. It should last a few decades. If I'm lucky, it'll be there when I retire.
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SONICJK

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Hurco550

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I dunno, that's pretty beast! I assume you have overhead cranes to flip that bad boy over?
yep. The table is 20ft. Long, 4ft. Wide. Right at 2500 lbs. The overhead crane does well, but the gear reduction is insane lol gotta pull that chain a long time to get it to move. We don't use it enough to justify an electric one.

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Rider52

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It's a 1/12 pitch. No solar unfortunately as were down in a valley and don't get enough sun.
The roof is very high quality standing seam so it shouldn't be too much maintenance, so far no real issues that weren't caused by stupidity lol.
The pitch came from the design essentially it was the only way to get the proportions and look we were going for. Designed from the ground up by Kathleen and I so after a ton of iterations this is just where it ended up! We have windows in the main section in the back which made the pitch tricky to get right.

Yep no attic, exposed beams and the ceiling is 8" thick Sip panel for insulation.
Looks great!
 

pidjones

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In "shop" class, we had ONE old arc welder in a booth with government surplus rods that were at least WW2 vintage. I bought some rods at a local auto parts house that had been kept in their oven and blew the instructor away with my weld quality. Never really welded since. So many things available to kids today that might have changed my career direction, but just as happy as I am. This setup and great coaching should have the students producing quality welds, and the shipyards were begging for welders last I heard.
 

Redbird

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New wheels(17x10)/tires(255), and decals for the MX5...


Ran the last event on borrowed 255's and dropped 3sec off it's previous best lap time with the 225's. Can't wait to try the fresh rubber.
 

Hurco550

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In "shop" class, we had ONE old arc welder in a booth with government surplus rods that were at least WW2 vintage. I bought some rods at a local auto parts house that had been kept in their oven and blew the instructor away with my weld quality. Never really welded since. So many things available to kids today that might have changed my career direction, but just as happy as I am. This setup and great coaching should have the students producing quality welds, and the shipyards were begging for welders last I heard.
The AWS projects a 400,000 weldor shortage by the year 2024 (the current number is 290,000). Not a bad era to be in the business of training. Lol
 

Rider52

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The AWS projects a 400,000 weldor shortage by the year 2024 (the current number is 290,000). Not a bad era to be in the business of training. Lol
Wow! My two oldest sons work at a shipyard. Both have said the company needs welders. They have an onsite training program but can't keep up with the retirements and folks lured away by other companies.
 

Jimbonaut

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Fantastic man, can't be many things more rewarding in life than building a home for your family. All that glass - when everything's finished and you've got your feet up on the couch looking out over that view, that's going to be one hell of a beer
 

Luugo86

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Wow! My two oldest sons work at a shipyard. Both have said the company needs welders. They have an onsite training program but can't keep up with the retirements and folks lured away by other companies.
Where is this shipyard? I'm a welder and have been looking for work over the winter.
 

SONICJK

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Fantastic man, can't be many things more rewarding in life than building a home for your family. All that glass - when everything's finished and you've got your feet up on the couch looking out over that view, that's going to be one hell of a beer
Thanks!
And it can't come soon enough lol.
I'm sure everyone that does any big projects knows it comes in waves, sometimes it's fun and sometimes it's just a slog to the finish. I'm currently slogging through it. Been doing that siding by myself for about 3 weeks now and man I'm ready for that shit to be done!
 

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