Posted 12-22-2004 at 17:39:46
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Basic chores out of the way I leaned on my trailer projects. Did all I was going to do today on the little one and shoved it outside. With room to work I set up saw horses, flopped the plywood on them for cutting. whipping out my tough old Porter Cable power saw one more time. I say that because every time I pick it up I expect it will be itís aged old last time. Friedaís had me only a couple years longer than I have had that saw.
Half way through the cuts, bro come out and we go to moving hay. Finishing the hay moving I was chilled to the bone. It had to be break time. Needing a couple three additional parts different and in addition to the trailerís originals I need some pieces to act as clamps and bridges over a couple joints in the wooden materials Iím using this time different from the manufacturerís original design. Iím using treated plywood in place of yellow pine. Locating a sheet metal shop I motored out of the farmyard for warmth. Sheet metal shop closed I made some more stops; batteries for camera and my old barnyard tux. Now I can wash the tux I been wearing the last month and lose five pounds at the same time.
Getting back, I finished my straight and curved plywood cuts. Then it was body warming and belly filling lunch on the mind. I sided up to the home stove and ate.
Afternoonís activity found me aligning and measuring all the loose pieces for final measurements as to primary bolt holes for the floorís final assembly. By the time the sunís falling demise to the west the plywood pieces were laying inside the four sides of the metal box. Iíll be bolting on it come tomorrow.
Evening chores done, that was my day, staying awake long enough to post this offering.