Showing posts with label spring 2018. Show all posts
Showing posts with label spring 2018. Show all posts

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Ventilated Roll Up Door Revisited

So now that it is warming up, I have wanted to do an update on the roll up door, after this harsh winter (just to tap myself on the back, lol). The door operated without a problem. I got a bit of snow blown in, just inside the bottom in windy storms and with all the freezing rain we got, the bottom rubber skirt froze to the threshold a couple of times. It was no worse for wear after tapping it loose. So all in all couldn't be much better.

As for the overall design of the space I am very happy with the conveniences. Parking is quick and easy. The tractor and equipment is easily accessed without disturbing the vehicle and the open equipment shed is easily accessed with lots of additional space since the tractor is no longer parked there.

There is a little drifting along the side of the workshop (at the front between the house and workshop). The only way to avoid this was to extend the roof another 20 ft., still much less drifting than before. One change I will probably make is adding a man door to the front lane from the workshop. Access now is only the 3 large vehicle doors and I prefer to keep them locked from the inside when not in use.

So spring is here, 14*C by 2:00 PM today and a couple more days like this in the forecast. Should be down to bare gravel by then.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

January In April

So we got the snow or should I say ice done this morning. It's looking more like January than the end of April out there, if the snow banks are any indication. This storm came down over the course of 4 days and was interspersed with a couple of dumps of freezing rain. The result was a couple of layers of ice sandwiched between layers of snow. Real tough on the blower. The little guy performed like a beast though, didn't even jump a belt or blow a shear pin. Thats 23 horses that definitely earned their wheaties today.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

What The Heck? Where's Spring?

Enough already, lol! Usually my lane way is melted and drying out by now, instead it's close to a white-out out there. Could be worse, could be July, ha ha. The snowmobilers  are loving it, probably longest season in memory.

Friday, March 30, 2018

Odds And Ends

So we got a couple of cm.'s of wet snow yesterday turned cold overnight and froze it to crusty ice.

The forecast is for 20 cm. of snow tomorrow, hopefully thats our April storm come early. I have another month of heating and the wood pile is getting low. I will probably have to dip into the coming winters supply on the left side of the divider, ha ha.

So I was looking through some old binders and came across a plan that brought back some nostalgic memories for me. I traced this plan from an old book I found at the Thunder Bay public library back in the 80's. The tracing paper was large format so I had to stitch it together from 4 scans. Not bad,if you enlarge the image to max size,all the instructions to build that nice gossip bench are there. I have built a version of the desk, without the roll top. The double arm is one I still want to build, The gossip bench and step stool would be nice child's room furniture. Maple, if you can get it for the benches, would be nice.

Hope someone likes this.