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James Patten

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February 2015 Work Planning
« on: February 04, 2015, 08:15:19 AM »
Anticipated work for Saturday Feb 7:

* Loco 9
* Percival house basement

With all the snow we have (a good 3 feet I'm sure), I can't think of many outdoor activities that we can be doing, other than moving the snow around.

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Re: February 2015 Work Planning
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2015, 08:17:52 PM »
Work done on Saturday Feb 7:

* Basement: Zack put wallboard in the doghouse door extension to the outside, and in the downstairs bathroom-to-be.  Fred, Dwight, and I put up styrofoam insulation in between the first floor rafters and the concrete outside wall.  All of the west wall is done and about half of the east wall.  The north and south walls may get fiberglass.  Lots of spiderwebs and my first job this morning was using a broom to get rid of a bunch.
* Kubota: Mike did some tinkering with it.
* Inventory: Linda did some counting in the gift shop to try reconcile some of the inventory.
* Archives: Linda also worked in the archives.

During the week Brendan completed the new bench for the bench grinders in the shop.  It's pretty sturdy.

As you can see from Brendan's post "Pictures of Sheepscot for the Away Crowd", there's a lot of snow around and we're getting more tonight through Monday (about a foot overall, if you can believe the weatherman).

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Re: February 2015 Work Planning
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2015, 09:12:00 PM »
New bench in the machine shop. If your doing any cutting, grinding or beating on metal please use the new bench. We're trying to keep the grinding dust away from the books, toolbox and lathe.







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Re: February 2015 Work Planning
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2015, 09:17:20 PM »
Pretty sturdy does not cover it. I noticed the bench but did not really look at it until Stewart brought it to my attention. That thing would hold up a locomotive. He built it to take a beating. And I think it will.

I removed the transmission today from the Kubota. Addressing 2 leaks that were out of reach. Leaks have been fixed and it will be reinstalled next weekend, weather permitting.
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Re: February 2015 Work Planning
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2015, 10:27:42 AM »
That's quite the bench!

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Re: February 2015 Work Planning
« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2015, 10:29:45 AM »
I see it doubles as an earthquake shelter.  Good Thinking... you can never be too safe.
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Re: February 2015 Work Planning
« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2015, 12:15:14 PM »
What's the plan to keep this sturdy workbench from becoming yet one more horizontal surface to leave tools on?

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Re: February 2015 Work Planning
« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2015, 02:00:45 PM »
What's the plan to keep this sturdy workbench from becoming yet one more horizontal surface to leave tools on?

That's the definition of "workbench."  ;D

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Re: February 2015 Work Planning
« Reply #8 on: February 11, 2015, 08:14:41 AM »
Anticipated work for weekend of Feb 14.  The Winter Work Weekend.

Friday
* Board meeting at 4:30, in the Percival house.

Saturday
* Loco 9
* Percival basement - finishing insulating between main floor and basement concrete wall, whatever else Zack is working on.
* Snow removal
* Other jobs that Jason comes up with

Sunday, Monday
* Loco 9
* Snow removal
* Other jobs that Jason comes up with

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Re: February 2015 Work Planning
« Reply #9 on: February 12, 2015, 01:59:00 AM »
Needs a piece of 3/8 plate on top for light hammering.

Does the museum have an anvil? I have one I am willing to donate (and some other stuff)
problem is getting it from here to there. ???

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Re: February 2015 Work Planning
« Reply #10 on: February 12, 2015, 12:57:34 PM »
Yes on the anvil. A neighbor of mine donated one a few years ago, and I brought it to Sheepscot. I vaguely recall that there was another one already there. There is an area outdoors immediately behind the shop that is intended to be a hot-metal-working area. The anvil(s) is (are) out there.

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Re: February 2015 Work Planning
« Reply #11 on: February 12, 2015, 01:26:12 PM »
I always figured anvils are one of those things one can't have too many of.  So, sure, we'll take it!

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Re: February 2015 Work Planning
« Reply #12 on: February 12, 2015, 04:31:56 PM »
Just in case Wile E. Coyote comes around.

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Re: February 2015 Work Planning
« Reply #13 on: February 12, 2015, 04:43:29 PM »
Yes, exactly.

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Re: February 2015 Work Planning
« Reply #14 on: February 12, 2015, 06:06:30 PM »
I agree about never having enough anvils! I collect antique tools and currently have five of them. (I used to have six, but I sold one to a guy whose hobby is making suits of armor.) They're both useful and decorative. :)

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