Rodney Back Wall 6

Teaching Blondes to build, cut, and shoot well enough to manifest a house

So why not take on a big challenge and teach a blonde how to build a house?  If we can do that then surely we can teach others too.  Heh heh.  Here we go.

 

Michelle has volunteered to be the test case by sacrificing her evenings and weekends to help build Rodney’s Retreat by getting some hands on experience so as to learn what she needs to know to build her own house our way.  This is the hard way, not fast and easy with 4×8 sheets of plywood, particle board, or sheetrock, so she will have to learn how to distinguish the best wood, cut every piece, and learn how to measure, cut fast but careful, and put it all together to fit when done.

So we started by teaching her how to cut on the sliding radial arm saw as it is the most dangerous of the table saws for it will run forward if you are not careful and has cut off many a thumb in the past.

You can see she is taking it all seriously and striving to get it all right.

Okay, we are almost ready

Okay, we are almost ready

Certainly you don't want me to cut this tiny thing?  Yea I do.

Certainly you don’t want me to cut this tiny thing? Yea I do.

Oh goody, You sure you can spare the wood?

Oh goody, You sure you can spare the wood?

Oh Oh, power in the hand of a woman.....

Oh Oh, power in the hand of a woman…..

ooops, of course you can do it as good as any guy.....

ooops, of course you can do it as good as any guy…..

Here we go.......

Here we go…….

rummmmmm rummmmmm, away she goes

rummmmmm rummmmmm, away she goes

Serious business here as she successfully cuts a board.

Serious business here as she successfully cuts a board.

Once you cut it, got to nail it.  Michelle seems to like that part too.  1,000 pounds of pressure with the flick of a finger hitting the head of the nail.  Sure am glad they don't have those for girls to use on the guys.  We get enough pressure as it is.  lol

Once you cut it, got to nail it. Michelle seems to like that part too. 1,000 pounds of pressure with the flick of a finger hitting the head of the nail. Sure am glad they don’t have those for girls to use on the guys. We get enough pressure as it is. lol

She is shooting in the members that form the scissor truss that add immense strength to the corners of the house.

She is shooting in the members that form the scissor truss that add immense strength to the corners of the house.