Very nice Maine home Steve. I was watching Aerial america last night on the Smithsonian channel; they have aerial views of a lot of states and it was about Maine last night. They have narrative commentary all along. They said in the 1800's lobster was considered a pauper food! A group of indentured servants lobbied successfully to be served lobster twice a week max. They also said so many fishermen lived on islands off the coast that they were always looking back at the "main" land, and that's how Maine got its name.
Hey Smitty, it looks mint because it's from a distance
Actually came out pretty good.
Fred, I see how you screwed your panels in, along the seams it looks like. We put up a panel and then marked along the strap with a dot from a sharpie, and then had to punch through the panel with an awl. The supposedly self-tapping screws were just spinning on the panels. They're 1/4" head with a wide part to accommodate the rubber seal washers. We had a ryobi impact drill, but it starts its impact from torque and not downward pressure. Also had a DeWalt and a Makita. I understand the guy's desire to button those panels down tight after Sandy peeled that roof and wove it into a tree 100' away!
My problem is I don't know how to say "no"! ( Also no worky, no eaty)
The other guy is 60, has two artificial hips, hell of a hard worker himself. I like to work by myself, but it was nice to have some commaraderie on the task.
I got sent to woodshop in high school, if I got sent to machine shop, I might have ended up in that trade. A lot of kids had long hair in 1974, one buddy let his hair get caught in a spinning lathe and it yanked out a silver dollar size clump of his hair.
I worked in a tubing machine shop once and almost lost my pinky finger after a day of bending a run of 10,000 brass tubes that were gonna be the nozzle in coffee machines
My pinky was feeding into a die and I reached under my own arm and I hit the reverse just in time. ( I'm starting to tell the same stories over and over here uh ohhh)
An old German machinist lived next door for years. His shop was in his garage. He showed me a set of dividers he made for the military once, six pins that would scissor equidistantly- amazing craftsman.
Sting, that looks like Vin Diesel in that pic