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    • January 2, 2021 7:04 PM EST
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      2021 Challenge -- Caboose Repair Facility

         So, here goes. I'm building a caboose and boxcar repair shop with some yard storage attached. I have two strategies this year: (1) I'll start from the center and finish each section of the building, work my out from there, and as far as I get, that's how far I get; and (2) I've never tried to cut tin, but I know for certain this is the year I finally make good on my annual New Year resolution to wear safety glasses when cutting.

       

       

       

         I can't wait to see what everybody else is planning!

       

       

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    • January 2, 2021 9:56 PM EST
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      John, I’m looking forward to seeing this project come to life. Your craftsmanship and imagination never disappoint. 

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    • January 3, 2021 6:07 AM EST
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      John Passaro said:

         ..... (2) I've never tried to cut tin, but I know for certain this is the year I finally make good on my annual New Year resolution to wear safety glasses when cutting.

       

       

       

      You might also think about a pair of gloves as you cut tin

    • January 8, 2021 6:24 PM EST
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      Help me out here fellas.....

       

      Is what I'm proposing within the spirit of what Dave's laid out for us?

       

      #4 Cutting up beverage cans to use the pieces as re-formed roofing material is not in the spirit of the “Tin Can” concept.

       

      As you can see from my drawings, the green lines (except the front door on the second drawing) are the cans, and I'm proposing to cut the cans into quarters and halves and use them as roofing. If anyone feels this isn't what the intent of the Challenge is, please let me know and I'll switch projects.

       

      Thanks.

       

       

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    • January 8, 2021 7:10 PM EST
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      Absolutely, John.  I think Dave's intent was not to use beverage cans for corrugated roofing material since so many do that already (no ingenuity in that).  Your idea of using the cans, or parts there of, in there original shape meets the spirit of the Challenge.  So carry on 

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    • January 8, 2021 8:04 PM EST
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      John,

       

      With the overall structure you are building i for one will look the other way. While you more or less are doing what Dave said not too, I agree with Dan that the intent was not to just make corrugated tin roofing. You are doing something outside the box. And I prefer rule #1 as governing all other rules and I bieve Dave will agree. Its a unique build and a unique use of the can. Not a generic roof we have seen 1000 times. 

       

      So if my vote counts go for it. 

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    • January 8, 2021 8:56 PM EST
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      John, am I correct in assuming you are using the can as THE structure?

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    • January 8, 2021 9:17 PM EST
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      Devon Sinsley said:

      Shut up Dan 

      Rooster is going to be jealous 

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    • January 8, 2021 9:39 PM EST
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      Well thats true Dan. We can reserve another word for you if you'd like 

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    • January 8, 2021 10:18 PM EST
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      Dan Hilyer said:

      John, am I correct in assuming you are using the can as THE structure?

       

         The roof structure, not the walls, yes. I don't plan on modifying the cans except to cut them to size; the original shapes of the cans will remain, but some of them will show  up in the build as 1/4 of the can, others 1/2 of the can, etc.

       

         Anyway this goes, I'll enjoy it and have fun, and the fellowship is always the best of course. I appreciate the feedback...I just don't want to get started and then have reasonable objections raised as to what I'm creating.

       

         Thanks.

       

       

       

       

       

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    • January 8, 2021 11:03 PM EST
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      John,

       

      No one cares what Dan thinks

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    • January 8, 2021 11:15 PM EST
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      John.....

       

      Bless you and your build son...   You have my blessing....Carry on....

       

      "THE" Dave T.

       

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    • January 8, 2021 11:46 PM EST
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      Devon Sinsley said:

      John,

       

      No one cares what Dan thinks

      I’m glad to see your brain drain is working tonight 

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    • January 8, 2021 11:52 PM EST
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          Well, in that case.....

       

        

       

       

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    • January 11, 2021 12:16 PM EST
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          Okay, some of the weekend's work on the build. There's two boxcars supporting the sides of the structure and I'm using steel coffee cans, then you can see the circle template I made to be able to more or less accurately cut the cans into fourths for this part of the build (thanks once again to Devon for destroying my self esteem with this game: https://woodgears.ca/eyeball/ ), and then you can see something a little different. I've always wanted to make tin collector signs and store them somewhere, so what better place than the storage shed attached to this tin building? They're mounted on card stock and it bends convincingly and will hang on the wall or lean up against the walls.I spent way too much time on the internet finding old signs, printing them, and mounting them. Yikes.

       

          No idea about how I'll get the cans to stay in place (can't hold them in place forever!), but maybe they solder together? I learned how to solder a little bit, so maybe that's the ticket. We'll see. So there you go.

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

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    • January 11, 2021 1:35 PM EST
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      So, is "Chock full o' Nuts" some kind of allegory for LSC?

    • January 11, 2021 1:44 PM EST
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      Jim Rowson said:

      So, is "Chock full o' Nuts" some kind of allegory for LSC?

      No kidding.  I'm feeling personally attacked.

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    • January 11, 2021 2:16 PM EST
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      I drink Chock Full O'Nuts Coffee. We buy it at work. You can get it at Staples.

       

      I forgot about that program

      This post was edited by Devon Sinsley at January 11, 2021 2:19 PM EST
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