Happen to go pick up my mail and spotted a tall spruce knocked over in the last wind storm we had. Trees left like this are dangerous. It's hung up and hanging by a thread. These are often called "widow makers". I figured I'd do the neighbor a favor and take it down, and may as well saw it up into good lumber on the mill because it was a decent size spruce.
First I freed it off the stump with my saw, then hooked a chain to the ATV, and dragged her down (piece of cake)
Cut it up to 12' lengths, and get it up the hill, across the road and up my driveway to the mill
Yup........love my ATV!!! ;-) Got to be one of the smartest moves I ever made. Haven't even used it for recreational purposes yet.
Ahhhhhhhh........time for Maine winter sports ;-)
Nothing like cleaning a septic tank with frozen ground, 18 degrees blowing wind, in a snow storm. This is he day after. Pick ax, 20' of trench, and 10' of frozen ground covering the tank
Just when winter boredom sets in, you can count on things up here to change and add a little adventure to life aggggggggg
Holy cows....... I guess I fixed this just in time. We're having a Montreal blast of sub-zero temps. This morning it is 5 degrees with a 25mph wind, pushing us a -25. Just brought in 2 day's of firewood
Back to inside partitions. Boy, talk about a problem wall! The doorway is at a 45 to the room, and the walls go all the way up into the dormer cathedral ceiling. Talk about angles, and wasted cuts. I let the top plate run by, till I was sure at how I was going to do this. I'll have a ton of blocking to put in when all these partitions are through. Checkout the width of the top plate ;-)
I have to figure a way to attach everything and end up with walls going to the top, and especially the doorway solidly secure
Boy, what a nightmare. Had to maintain the door height and get as much as I can in that 45 wall, and also have a top plate to attach any wall coverings on both sides of the room. That long stud that's attached to the top plate I cut off from the existing wall, is almost under the ridge of the dormer. A 1/2" x 6" had to be cut out of the 2 x 4 so it could lap the 6" ridge in order to be secured right. All that remains are jack studs, and one stud over the door to maintain my 16" on center framing.