The Scrap House

How do you fix a broken tuba? | June 2, 2009

With a tuba glue! But in all seriousness, adhesives can be quite useful. Mainly for making stuff not leak. And what leaks doesn’t leak? A window. Now friends, you might be getting tired of windows. And I just don’t care. Hyatt has been taking a hiatus for the past couple days, so Havard, Charlie and I have been working on some small stuff like windows. Hyatt, in his carpentry mastery, STOP

If you would be so kind, please go back and read the previous sentence in as sarcastic a tone as possible. Thankyou for your cooperation. I’ll start back from the last comma.

, decided he would cut the opening for a 59″ window to 59 and 1/32″. Lovely.  It was a wee bit tight. Oh well. With chiseling, cussing, hammering, and various observational humor, Havard and I got it in, flashed, glued, and trimmed.

And it still opened easily. Everybody happy.



I’d also like you to notice his hand. My hand doesn’t bend that way.


See all that extra room we had to shim it? Suuuuure.

We also have a door now. Which was equally fun to put in. We routed out and recessed the hinges and it went in pretty fine.


Not bad for a dump door.


Also, someone asked for a sense of scale. I don’t know who that was, I’m not a doctor. But anyway… I think they wanted a person for scale, so here is Charlie, the 6’1″ ruler.


And remember friends, Beware of Billy Mays. Peace. -Ted

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This blog is dedicated to an experiment a group of three other fellow students and I are doing at our school in Buxton, NC. My Drafting III class and I set out to see if we could build a house for free. It's small, but functional. All the materials come out of dumpsters. And most of all, it's working.







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