I have been standing in the summer sun and it has been beating me down. For the last few weeks I have been gathering parts and pieces to place some shade on the front of my shop.
The frame is inch and a quarter angle iron with a h channel back bone. Frame is 8′ by 10′ with the covering being 10′ by 12′. I wanted to keep it as light and airy as possible. The poles are adjustable by the inch. This allowed me to conform to the terrain and level the top to an inch.
I welded a piece of inch and a half angle iron to 8 foot of h channel. Then attached that to the front of the shop. The wife came out and held her steady while I hung it and got it centered. After tacking the poles I tacked it to the shop. There will not be a problem if I need to remove it. ￼ There have been some questions from folks about snow. Well I have been on the top squirming around and it is steady as a rock. It doesn’t weight that much and we never get more than an inch of snow down here. This allowed me to forge comfortably as I could in 100 degree weather. I can also see the colors a lot better to tell the temperature. Welding is a lot easier to now that I can see what I am welding.
I had made a real good friend a shop knife and would like to show it. It was made from a Fuller one inch chisel.
I have been asked by Hammerthumb (friend from Vegas) to make some drawer pulls. This is what I spent half the day working on. They are 3/8 and faceted on the ends with a hammer. I then drilled and taped them 4 -40. He hasn’t approved them yet and I do hope he likes them. If not I will try a different style.
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The first post of this broke my website. I had to delete it and re post. Sorry for all the confusion.