Raising the Roof

The beloved roof… after a very long weekend of working hard, we have come to learn that we need to change the way we fabricate our roof. Our previous method was to turn a panel upside down and lay it flat on the ground; there are some securities to this because it ensures that when … Continue reading

“I trust Dave, in the shop” – Stevie Chen

So it’s Friday, seven more days till our projected completion date of the 14th, and everything is falling into place. Yesterday we started spray painting and priming the door hinges, and have them out to dry. We also are making large strides in the completion of the roof. This is BIG news because we had … Continue reading

Another Day Painting Away

Why did Van Gogh become a painter?  He didn’t have an ear for music!  Well, I don’t know about Van Gogh, but we definitely have music going in the shop these days.  With more and more painting being done and less construction, there is always music going in the background.  Or rather, there was always … Continue reading

We Whistle While we Work

Yesterday, more progress was made in addition to our busy weekend. With some of the more tedious tasks out of the way, work also seems to be moving faster. Just about all of the doors have been painted and most of the trusses have a layer of primer on them. The last of the rafters … Continue reading

As the Semester Begins to Wind Down, We are Working Harder Than Ever

This weekend was EXTREMELY busy!  But as a result we made a ton of progress.  We finished up all of the welding work finally, assembled all of the slats for the doors, milled all of the columns, hip beams, and purlins, started priming and painting all of the steel, and started milling the rafters and … Continue reading