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Paul Uhland

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Re: Event Pavilion for Alna Center - Official Reassembly Thread
« Reply #165 on: January 14, 2020, 12:55:46 AM »
I did the same as John. And Wayne.  ;)
Yes, nice, useful eave extension over the setback gable end wall.
I first thought you forgot the little traditional, topping-out pine bush on the ridge cap.
Then I spied it.
Excellent!
 
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Re: Event Pavilion for Alna Center - Official Reassembly Thread
« Reply #166 on: January 14, 2020, 08:57:55 AM »
"We set the 5th truss. I have a great respect for height, so was very careful climbing around. Sitting on the ridge, I took this photo. Fred is there some place.."  Is that one of Fred's missing chairs to the right of the green house?


Yes, Fred found his chairs.

Without all the help Saturday, we would not have gotten done what we have.
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« Reply #167 on: January 14, 2020, 09:41:37 AM »
Impressive work, Mike.

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« Reply #168 on: January 14, 2020, 08:05:02 PM »
Fred and I were at it again today. By lunch, we had 5 more trusses standing up and one side all strapped. I could not keep up with him, as evidenced by the lumber on the saw horses. He keeps saying I'm too fussy..



An hour after we returned from lunch, we did had done as much on the other side..this was taken after we had quit for the day.





We even added new braces to the front. Hard to see in the photo. The untreated 2x4 is just a temporary brace.



Not sure when we will set this group up. This weekend is the Grand Reunion photo special and some of the shots are at Alna Center. So the equipment has gone into hiding, and if any work is done Saturday it will be some ladder work or something. Maybe add some braces. Something that does not involve having machinery in the area.
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Bill Baskerville

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Re: Event Pavilion for Alna Center - Official Reassembly Thread
« Reply #169 on: January 14, 2020, 10:56:05 PM »
It is amazing, simply amazing, how fast things get done, even in the middle of winter with all the Maine cold and snow.

You yous guys (that NY for Y'all) are doing a great job.
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Re: Event Pavilion for Alna Center - Official Reassembly Thread
« Reply #170 on: January 16, 2020, 02:28:10 AM »
Glad you got the Toping Out Fir in place - got to keep with Tradition.   

Impressive work all around!

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Re: Event Pavilion for Alna Center - Official Reassembly Thread
« Reply #171 on: January 21, 2020, 07:46:46 PM »
Fred and I were at it again today. We started off plowing and shoveling, clearing the work area.

And then there were 10..







I am hoping to give Fred a birthday present Saturday by setting the last set of trusses.
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Re: Event Pavilion for Alna Center - Official Reassembly Thread
« Reply #172 on: January 21, 2020, 08:36:13 PM »
Great progress Mike--Thanks for the photos.

And Happy Birthday Fred.  Some of us will be at the Big E this weekend, so we can't celebrate with you.  If the last trusses get set Saturday, I hope both you and Mike enjoy an extra piece of cake!
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Re: Event Pavilion for Alna Center - Official Reassembly Thread
« Reply #173 on: January 21, 2020, 11:29:19 PM »
I hope both you and Mike enjoy an extra piece of cake!
Hence the expression, "That Fred just takes the cake!"

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Re: Event Pavilion for Alna Center - Official Reassembly Thread
« Reply #174 on: January 22, 2020, 12:35:00 AM »
I hope both you and Mike enjoy an extra piece of cake!
Hence the expression, "That Fred just takes the cake!"
And the quip and pun meinster strikes again....
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Re: Event Pavilion for Alna Center - Official Reassembly Thread
« Reply #175 on: January 22, 2020, 11:07:35 AM »
Well done  John and thanks I did not know that phrase but only a byword it's the last straw. In my dictionnary the French translation for that takes the straw is "C'est le bouquet ", which means word by word it's the bunch of flowers like the one workers put at the top of a being built  building when it had reached its maximum height to ask the owner of the building to buy them a drink. It's a long gone practice out here. I  remember you put a fir branch at the top of the Trout Brook bridge when you put it togather again in Sheepscot two years ago.

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Re: Event Pavilion for Alna Center - Official Reassembly Thread
« Reply #176 on: January 22, 2020, 12:27:19 PM »
Alain - In the USA, there's a tradition known as "topping off" or "topping out" when a tall structure is complete.  It involves placing a tree at the top.  Supposedly, the first topping off occurred when the Great Pyramid at Giza was built.   

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nIPk_vQx1IE

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Re: Event Pavilion for Alna Center - Official Reassembly Thread
« Reply #177 on: January 22, 2020, 01:28:46 PM »
Mike takes the "HIGH" road, I take the "LOW" road and we're getting it done.

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Re: Event Pavilion for Alna Center - Official Reassembly Thread
« Reply #178 on: January 24, 2020, 07:26:28 PM »
Fred and I were at it again. We had things set up in no time, and the trusses stood up in about an hour and a half. 10:45, it was around 30 degrees and looked like this.





Then we switched gears and got ready to cut. Fred trimmed all the 2x4s to length for me, and about an hours work after lunch looked like this.



It was rather warm, and we both had to shed our coats. And then an hour after that, the other side was done.



Fred was cutting so fast he had to keep shutting the generator off.
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Re: Event Pavilion for Alna Center - Official Reassembly Thread
« Reply #179 on: January 25, 2020, 11:30:06 AM »
You two are making great progress.

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