How's construction going?

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How's construction going?

Postby 5shooter » Wed Mar 25, 2009 9:02 am

I really enjoyed your shop construction posts! I understand how overwhelming things can be during construction, like finding time to build while trying to make a living while the weather is kicking your ass ...........

I am in the same boat you are and don't do near the shooting/testing as I would like. I also miss your range reports! Good luck on everything you have going on! I hope you are able to get the construction behind you soon and get back to the range! Spring is just around the corner. :D

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Re: How's construction going?

Postby mtngun » Wed Mar 25, 2009 12:59 pm

There's been progress but I haven't updated because it's not the interesting kind of work -- drywall, wiring, paint, insulation. Over the winter, I finished insulating and closing in the 2nd floor, so it can be occupied now, even though much of the finish work -- trim, shelves, cabinets, flooring -- is lacking.

I even found time to finish insulating and sheetrocking the shooting shack, and unpacked most of the reloading gear. In theory, I could start reloading now -- if I had time. However, the shooting bench has not been built, and the target backstop that I started years ago is only halfway done. Plus, I'm going to be spending all my spare time and money on construction, so there won't be much shooting this year.
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But it is still winter here, and winter is nearly a full time job in itself. We've received 7" of snow so far today, so I'll be doing snow removal after work.
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Re: How's construction going?

Postby mtngun » Wed Mar 25, 2009 8:25 pm

We ended up with 8" of new snow today. "Trusty Rusty" opened up the roads.
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Some of the local residents.
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A neighbor's access road that I plowed, if you can call it a road.
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Re: How's construction going?

Postby mtngun » Thu Apr 02, 2009 6:51 pm

Winter just doesn't want to quit. I spend a lot of time plowing and shoveling snow -- too bad I don't get paid for it.

Plowing the gravel county road this morning with my old Western cable plow. About 8" of sopping wet snow here.
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Making a 2nd pass down a steep hill because this hill gives us a lot of trouble. It's on a north slope that rarely gets sunlight.
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Starting to descend the mountain, snow only 4" here due to lower elevation.
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About a mile further down the grade and only a skiff of snow. How do you like the "road" ? You should try plowing this at night, in a blizzard.
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When I am not plowing or doing taxes :evil: or making molds, I have actually been working on the shooting shack. The fancy laminate flooring is done (it was on sale $1/sf) and the shelves are almost done. Next project will be building a shooting bench.


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