Log Entries - October 1999

Fri 1 3 Finished reading through chapter 3. 1
Sat 2 0 Created a list of tools needed to build the plane. Read chapters 4 through 7. Determined when various tools would be required. 10
Sun 3 0 Bought a table top band saw from Sears. Began cleaning up the garage to convert it into a workshop. 7
Tue 5 0 Contacted Wicks to get a fax copy of the Cozy materials list by chapter. 0
Wed 6 2 Receieved parts list from Wicks. Began reviewing list with bill of materials in plans. 4
Thu 7 2 Briefly reviewed Wicks parts list with plans. Appears to be extra Aluminum sheet for chapter 5 in Wicks list. 1
Fri 8 2 Began working out first order for Wicks. Chapters 4 through 7 plus epoxy (MGS) and some tools. 3
Sat 9 0 Worked on Wicks order briefly. Continued work on garage. 9
Sun 10 0 More work on the garage. 8
Mon 11 2 Reviewed order list. 2
Wed 13 0 Began work on this website to document construction. 2
Thu 14 0 Worked on website. 2
Fri 15 0 Big setback - we discovered that the table saw and unused band saw have been stolen from the garage. Also taken were a circular saw, sabre saw, and drill. Major bummer! Worked on website layout some more. 3
Sat 16 0 Finished initial setup of website. Entered log entries through today. 8
Sun 17 0 Added some pictures of the garage renovation to the Chapter 0 page. Nearly finished insulating the second floor and bought some drywall. Bought a new drill and circular saw to replace the stolen ones. 5
Mon 18 0 Started dry walling the second floor of the garage. I have never done this before - what a pain. Nothing is square and every sheet needs at least one cutout of some sort. Three hours and only three sheets up. Hopefully it will become easier. 3
Tue 19 0 Bought the rest of the drywall to finish the upstairs of the garage. 1
Wed 20 0 Removed the sliding door and framed it in. 4
Thu 21 0 Finished drywalling south wall and did most of ceiling. Did I mention how much I dislike drywalling? I really want to finish so I can start my plane. 6
Sat 23 0 Finished insulating second floor. Replaced old, broken window with new one. Took quite a while due to the fact that the new window was a different size. 9
Sun 24 0 Lots of drywalling. Three walls and the ceiling are now complete. I have one wall left - the most difficult. All that is left for the upstairs is patching some floor gaps, sealing the band of brick, mudding and taping the drywall, painting, and sealing the floor. Ugh, that's still a lot to do. 7
Tue 26 0 Finally finished putting up all the drywall. The west wall was a pain. Took me 1 1/2 hours to cut the first piece. It had 8 different cuts in it! It's much easier getting around now without sheets of drywall and scraps everywhere. I was definitely too anal about cutting all this. That will be a good trait for the plane but overkill for drywall. I was unhappy if there were 1/8" gaps anywhere. My wife had to remind me that is what mud and tape are for. No wonder it took me so long. Added some more pictures of my progress to the Chapter 0 page. Reminded me of a saying I heard long ago - Measure with a micrometer, mark with chalk, cut with an axe. 6
Wed 27 4 Read chapter 4 in great detail and compiled a list of questions. 2
Thu 28 0 Added some rubber stripping to bottom of garage door to keep out dust and moisture. Composed email of all my chapter 4 questions. 2
Fri 29 0 Fixed some of the gaps in the floor near the wall. 1
Sat 30 0 Began putting plaster over the brick to seal it. 2
Sun 31 0 Shelly and I completed about 3/4 of the drywall taping and mudding. 4
Monthly Total 112