Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Taking down the walls...

Now that we've gotten the roof completed and the door in along with two of the three windows, it's time to take down some walls to allow access to all three of the containers.  Tom started cutting through the container walls with a grinder, which worked all right but it was a lot of work.  Next they rented a huge grinder, which resembled a chain saw, that wasn't better, in fact it was worse.  It was extremely heavy and cumbersome to use. So while I was looking through the weekly sales papers I came across a "plasma cutter"...woo, thought I, this would be great for Tom to use instead of that horrible grinder. Of course, Tom, yeah, yeah, yeah'd me and continued with the grinder for a few more days before he gave in and got the plasma cutter.  By which time the sale was over with, but the people at Atwoods here in Oklahoma are great and gave it to us at the sale price from the week before.  Tom has to cut 15 min at a time, then break 15 min, but it's much less strain on the body and a much cleaner cut.


Leading to the Bedroom

Tom using the Plasma Cutter.


  1. I am keeping track on you two, we miss you guys, and I am watching your progress on the "Cans".
    Kinda slow going though, but innovation sometimes is slow.
    Keep it up, hope we can see you 2 soon
    Terry and Gaye

  2. Haha, that is so funny. The same thing happened to me at my first job out of school. I was using a grinder to get through some aluminum beams, but fortunately someone came by with a plasma cutter. It was a world of difference, like a hot knife through butter.